My Haggan Dream

Rob Sams, Laura Sams & Stephani Gordon | 8 min | Northern Marianas Islands | USA | 2016


On the island of Saipan, a young girl’s mysterious dream about a haggan, or green sea turtle, leads her to investigate the sea turtles that live around her home. Join her adventure to find turtles, which leads to a wonderful birthday wish.

Encounters With the Natural World
2:00 PM | Saturday, October 14, 2017
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St, Corona, Queens, 11368

Producers | Stephani Gordon, Laura Sams, Robert Sams
Written, Directed, and Edited by | Laura Sams, Robert Sams
Director of Photography | Stephani Gordon
Cast | Kaya Rain S. Rasa, Jacoba Seman, Becky Furey, Robert Sams, Laura Sams, Jonathan Wolf
Local Turtle Researchers | Tammy Summers, Jessy Hapdei, James Roberto
Marine Turtle Technical Advisor | Irene Kinan Kelly, NOAA Fisheries

Laura & Rob Sams (Sisbro Studios): Laura and Robert Sams are a sister/brother creative duo — writers, musicians, filmmakers, zoologists and educators. In 2001, they founded Sisbro Studios, a business that creates short films, books and educational media that inspire people to laugh, learn and explore their world. Their work has been honored with over 50 international awards, and they have performed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History to international schools in Dubai to hundreds of schools in the United States.

Stephani Gordon (Open Boat Films): Specializing in producing award-winning science and conservation films, Open Boat Films was founded by Stephani Gordon, a former marine field biologist. Stephani’s driving goal is to share the stunning imagery and unique stories of rugged coastlines, rivers, mountains, and islands with others who are curious about the biological and cultural diversity of our wild world. Filming just about anywhere on earth, Open Boat Films has its homebase in Portland, Oregon.