Recently we called 'it's a wrap!' on a nearly year-long project that engaged young people with environmental science by helping them tell stories on their own terms using film. I collaborated with the amazing team at Gecko Trust to secure a MBIE Curious Minds grant and deliver the project. We were helped by an amazing cast of people including professional and aspiring film makers, scientists from the University of Auckland, and some passionate environmental outreach organisations. It takes huge energy and many hands get these projects off the ground, but it's totally worth it. Thanks all!