Jessica and Brendan Walsh are co-owners of Great Lakes Media, a video production company based in the Chicago area since 2006. Brendan is also a freelance camera operator, which has taken him filming around the world and filming for television shows on CNBC, A&E, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and History Channel. Before producing full time for Great Lakes Media, Jessica was a print journalist and editor. Making Waves is the husband-and-wife team’s first documentary.
Invasive species is one of the biggest threats facing the Great Lakes today. Our main goal with the film is to open people’s eyes to the problem and help make it real for them, hopefully inspiring them to do what they can to help prevent the spread or introduction of invasive species in the Great Lakes Region and beyond. Prevention is key to fighting invasive species, and education and public awareness are the first step in that battle. We aim to engage the public and start the conversation again in a new way, through Making Waves.