A collection of artists, writers, advocates, and climate experts, our team is dedicated to Good Energy’s mission: creating an abundance of stories in TV & films that inspire humanity to face the climate crisis with creativity and courage.
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Anna Jane Joyner is a climate story consultant and the founder and director of Good Energy. With over fifteen years of experience in climate communications, she is driven by a passion for storytelling - and helping people find courage in the face of climate change. Anna Jane has worked relentlessly to establish bridges between artists, musicians, faith communities, Southerners, young audiences, and the climate movement. As a strategist at the intersection of climate and entertainment, she produced film and music videos and organized over 300 global partners around a youth-mobilization campaign for the 2015 Paris Climate Summit. Her work has been featured by Rolling Stone, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Glamour, Deadline, CNN, The Associated Press, The New York Times, and more.
Anna Jane’s prior experience spans state and national climate campaigns for “Beyond Coal,” water pollution, federal climate policy, voting rights, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and more. Her efforts to engage evangelicals on climate – including her own father, a prominent pastor – was featured in Years of Living Dangerously, an Emmy-award winning Showtime documentary series on which she collaborated with Ian Somerhalder and Lesley Stahl. For the last five years, Anna Jane has co-hosted “No Place Like Home,” a podcast that gets to the heart of climate change through storytelling.
Scott Keoni Shigeoka is a nationally recognized creative leader and curiosity expert. Scott has worked with some of the most impactful and influential social movements, leaders, organizations and celebrities in the past 15 years. His forthcoming book "Seek: How Curiosity Will Transform Your Life and Change the World" will be released in November 2023 with Grand Central Publishing Balance / Hachette Book Group.
Scott’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Variety and other outlets. Previously, Scott was a writer at The Washington Post, a Fulbright and MTV Networks scholar, and a leader at the design firm IDEO. He is also a faculty member, currently at The University of Texas at Austin, teaching classes on curiosity, healing and narrative change. Scott is from a small town in Hawai‘i and now resides in California's Mojave Desert.
Carmiel Banasky is an award-winning short-story writer and novelist who recently made the leap into television, staffing on the Amazon series, UNDONE. She is the author of the novel The Suicide of Claire Bishop, which Publisher's Weekly calls a "tour de force," and her writing has appeared in The Guardian, LA Review of Books, Glimmer Train, The Rumpus, and NPR, among other places. She specializes in climate sci-fi and fantasy in the TV and podcasts spaces, and she is currently adapting a feminist cli-fi fantasy novel, FROST AND THORN. Prior to LA, where she lives with her dog, Shadow, she spent four years on the road at writing residencies, including a stint on a ship in the Arctic, studying and writing about climate change.