Apolla Echino was born in Alberta, Canada. She has an insatiable curiosity that has informed her diverse producing and directing career. Her work includes a feature film (“A New York Love Story” – iTunes, Amazon, Hulu) and a documentary series about adventure travel as a solo woman (“A Woman’s Guide to the World” – Air New Zealand, Outside TV, Hawaii Surf Film Festival).
She has directed a vast array of branded content for companies across the conservation, travel, technology, finance, and healthcare sectors (Tribeca Studios, Ancestry.com, The National Forest Foundation, Samsung, The Foundry, 23andMe, CIBC, among others). In 2017, she was honored to work on “The Game Changers” with Executive Producer James Cameron and the Academy Award-winning team behind “The Cove.” In 2018, she produced the feature documentary "We Are One" in Africa, about the anti-poaching and conservation efforts of our most endangered species.
Most recently, "The DNA of Adventure" premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, in partnership with 23andMe and Tribeca Studios.
Her work combines the epic and the personal, telling human stories in profound landscapes. She is an avid winter surfer in NYC, and gets most of her ideas while waiting for the next wave.