Born and raised in Key West, Florida, Quincy Perkins began his film career working as a line producer and filmmaker for National Geographic Magazine. He has been been involved in both independent films and large Hollywood films for the last 20 years, including Master and Commander, Men in Black, Cat in the Hat, Sweet Home Alabama, Cronicas, and Curious Case of Benjamin Button. His short films have appeared at Sundance, Telluride, American Express Pavilion in Cannes, Miami, Napa and have won over 20 awards. His feature documentary The Little Firemen can be seen currently on Amazon Prime and his documentary Underwater, won Best Florida Documentary in 2007. He is a co-founder and president of the Key West Film Festival. He is currently working on a Netflix doc series scheduled for release in summer of 2022.
Below is an Earth Day Galapagos island special excerpt. Quincy Perkins speaks on his two year assignment from National Geographic to the Galapagos Islands, the vital nature of one of the most important ecosystems in the world and how it's always in danger. This excerpt has it all, how the island is protected by the military and machine gun mounted boats vs machine gun mounted boats and ships pushing to encroach on the delicate environment daily. Oh, and how he was invited to work on one of the most expensive movies of all time by non other than Russel Crowe and Peter Weir! Well, we only take it to a certain point, this is about Earth Day, you'll have to keep checking in for the rest of that story and more coming soon!