Joel McConvey is a Toronto writer, producer, musician and film programmer. He is one of the co-creators of the National Parks Project (NPP), a cross-platform exploration of the links between nature and creativity, featuring collaborations by 52 Canadian musicians and filmmakers. The components of the NPP include documentary TV series aired on Discovery World HD, an acclaimed short film collection, a soundtrack album and the interactive portal at Joel has also published fiction, poetry, criticism and journalism in various media outlets, and served as the programmer for the tenth anniversary of the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film and Video Festival.