El Observador

Director & Producer

Natalie Rhea

Director of Photography

Byron Pace

Executive Producer

Tyler Sharp

Published

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“El Observador” is a short documentary following wildlife cinematographer Austin Alvarado and explores his relationship with nature via his work pursuing black bears in Far West Texas. It is a visually stunning journey through the Big Bend region that highlights the incredible resilience of bears that have returned to this area. “El Observador” is a Modern Huntsman film presented by SWAROVSKI OPTIK with additional support from Lone Star Beer and King Land & Water.


  • Director & Producer: Natalie Rhea
  • Director of Photography: Byron Pace
  • Cinematographer: Colin Arisman
  • Executive Producers: Tyler Sharp & Austin Alvarado
  • Editing: David Zuccarelli
  • Sound Mixing: Cleod 9 Music
  • Production Assistant: Scott Del Vecchio

Featured In

Volume Ten

You can read more about this film, our partners who helped bring it to life, and the crew’s experiences producing it in Volume Ten’s “MH Studio” section towards the back of the book. Stay tuned for an in-depth podcast conversation with Austin Alvarado, the subject of “El Observador.”

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