This weekend Ben Moon’s short film, Rabbit Island, will premier at Telluride Mountainfilm. Ben spent a week on the island in July, 2013, documenting the artists in residence, land and lake. If you are lucky enough to be in Telluride for the festival the piece will screen on Saturday and Sunday as part of the “Story of Place” short film series. We will also be setting up a table to hand out info about the 501c3 Rabbit Island Foundation and highlight the work that has been created on the island as well as the conservation projects we have been developing. In the next few weeks we will share the film here on

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Two summers ago, I had a conversation with Rob Gorski about a remote place in Lake Superior called Rabbit Island. He had purchased the pristine 91-acre island with the intent of conservation rather than development.

As a native of the Great Lakes, my interest was piqued and I traveled to Rabbit Island with Page Stephenson to film a brief study of the unique environment and the artists in residence at that time. The result is a short film “Rabbit Island”  which premieres at Telluride Mountainfilm next weekend, screening both Saturday and Sunday.

A huge thanks to Patagonia for supporting the film, and Israel Nebeker for composing an original score, Lucy Engelman for the illustrations, Jessica Kilroy for her field recording and to all the artists involved!

Photo: Ben Moon