Day’s Edge Productions is an award-winning nonfiction production company based in San Diego, CA. We specialize in telling impactful true stories about science, nature, conservation, and adventure.

Documentary Series

Human Footprint

Earth has never experienced anything like us: a single species dominating and transforming the planet. Biologist Shane Campbell-Staton travels the globe to explore our Human Footprint and to discover how the things we do reveal who we truly are.

The Series Airs on PBS
Wednesdays, July 5 – August 9

About Shane Campbell-Staton

Shane Campbell-Staton is an evolutionary biologist and Assistant Professor at Princeton University. He’s interested in how human history, culture, technology and politics influence life, biological stress and evolution of species around the world. He uses physiology, gene expression, genomics and experimentation to identify genes and traits that allow animals to rapidly adapt to new environmental pressures faced in a human-dominated world.

Shane also has a drive to share science with the public. His own passion for science was kindled through TV. Growing up in a small town in South Carolina, he wasn’t exposed to much nature or the outdoors. But watching nature documentaries and TV shows featuring passionate presenters, like Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin, he developed a love for the natural world. And today, Shane is sharing his own passions, the wonders of science, and the impact of our species on the planet as the host of Human Footprint on PBS.

Clips and Extras

Episodes In The News

The documentary "Human Footprint" offers a compelling exploration of our impact on the planet, vividly portraying the extensive and often surprising ways our daily choices contribute to our ecological footprint. Through a visually striking narrative, the film underscores the urgent need for conscious consumption and sustainability in today's world.

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Digital Series

The captivating digital series presented by PBS, delves into the diverse tapestry of human life, offering a unique and intimate perspective on individuals from around the world. Through poignant storytelling and immersive visuals, the series sheds light on the shared emotions, struggles, and triumphs that bind us together, fostering a deeper understanding of the global human experience.

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Making of Human Footprint

Take a behind the scenes peek into the production process, unveiling the meticulous research, creative challenges, and dedicated teamwork that brought this impactful project to life. Through insightful interviews with the filmmakers, experts, and crew, audiences gain a newfound appreciation for the dedication and innovation that went into crafting a thought-provoking exploration of humanity's relationship with the environment.