Gaviota World Premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Gaviota Coast Conservancy is honored to invite you

to the World Premiere screening for


Gaviota: the End of Southern California

by Santa Barbara filmmakers Shaw Leonard and Tamlorn Chase
Saturday, Feb 11, at 7:00pm
with a Director's Q&A at the historic Lobero Theater
and a reception to follow at Casa Magazine, next door to the Lobero
hosted by Gaviota Coast Conservancy and Naples Coalition

For the Film: Purchase discounted film tickets: SBIFF MiniPak (4 films for $60), or get them at the Lobero before the screening
For the Reception: The reception SOLD OUT within 24 hours! Get those SBIFF tickets and get there early :)

Gaviota: The End of Southern California explores one of the most threatened biodiversity hotspots in the world. Filmed over five years, this film leads audiences from the ocean floor of the Santa Barbara Channel to the peaks of the jagged Santa Ynez Mountains.


In a monumental collaboration of artists, activists, and environmental organizations, this film documents the wildlife that thrives in Santa Barbara like no other place in Southern California. This wild journey crosses paths with breaching humpback whales, red-tailed hawks and elusive mountain lions. Over fifty unique wildlife species that are found on the Gaviota Coast are documented here. With nearly 90% of Southern California’s coast lost to development, the preservation of this coastline is the last bastion of hope for wildlife fighting to survive against a world closing in on them.

From Director Shaw Leonard

"In 2007, the Naples Coalition asked me to help their cause by making The Future of the Gaviota Coast, a film that focused on the Naples property. I jumped at the opportunity, and began exploring the Coast with a camera. In 2009, I had the honor of screening The Future of the Gaviota Coast at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The community’s support was overwhelming, and I began dreaming of making a film that was focused on the wildlife of the Coast."

"I wanted to tell a story that would inspire people both locally and beyond to get involved in protecting this natural treasure. I started working with the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, including Guner Tautrim, a 6th generation Gaviota Coast resident who serves on their Board of Directors. The Gaviota Coast Conservancy is the only organization focused exclusively on defending and preserving the entirety of the Gaviota Coast. Their mission was aligned with the story I wanted to tell, and the dream of Gaviota: The End of Southern California was born. Gaviota Coast Conservancy agreed to be our fiscal sponsor. Throughout the duration of the filming process, dozens of volunteers and board members from the Gaviota Coast Conservancy have helped in every stage of the production. I can’t wait to reconnect with them and show them the film they helped create."

Gaviota Coast Conservancy is delighted to support this lovely film. For more information:
February 11, 2017 at 7pm - 10pm
Lobero Theater
33 E Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
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Nancy Black ·
Mercedes Murphy Elizabeth Wagner Lucinda Aragon Kriste Ebba Ariana Katovich Lee Moldaver Danielle Smith Kistler Chad Chase Maureen Hayes Colton Dykes Sarah Berkus Gower Jill Jeffries Chase Travis Faker Riven Barton Sarah Siedschlag Brianna Pettit Sarah Rebstock Guner Tautrim Christine Fancher Carla Rosin Lauren Chin Andrew Callahan Amanda Petter Heather Blancho Gerri French Hailee Clover Andrew Clemens Thea Howard Rachel Hommel Caterina Caligiuri Lauren Kenyon Enright Katelynn Ingraham Wesley Roe Helen Rosales Jack Ucciferri Pablo Sepúlveda Kelsie Crane Nadia Lefebvre Chapman Kit Boise-Cossart Kerry Allen Tamara Payne Christian Arevir Michael Love Hannah Kymila Johnson Amanda Myles Colleen M Lai Tyler Geck Kelly Dean

Who's RSVPing

Susi Pozuelo
Jaime Pierce
Karina Dawn Line
Alisa Brewer
Corey Linberg
Amy Elizabeth Bankoff
Matt Rodriguez
Marina Michiko
Kelli Johnson
Kristen Hoye
Zach Fournier
Kasey Valois
Jack Attack
Deanna J. DiCostanzo
Caminante Del Cielo
Nicole Szuch Dinets
Eric Beanstock
Christina Eliason
Mercedes Murphy
Elizabeth Wagner
Lucinda Aragon
Kriste Ebba
Ariana Katovich
Lee Moldaver
Danielle Smith Kistler
Chad Chase
Maureen Hayes
Colton Dykes
Sarah Berkus Gower
Jill Jeffries Chase
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