A guy once emailed me to say that he’d never do a solo moose hunt like the one he saw me do on TV. I was a little embarrassed for him when I had to reply that I wasn’t, in fact, solo. After all, the footage had been taken by someone, right? I guess that’s the risk you run when making hunting television where you’re creating an illusion of solitude in order to reflect what a hunt might actually feel like if it weren’t on TV. It gets awfully tricky. Another risk you run is that the host gets all the credit for the show when he’s only doing a fraction of the work. That’s why I’d like to take a moment to introduce the MeatEater field crew. Its core is comprised of our Director/Director of Photography, Mo Fallon (pictured on left), and our Producer, Dan Doty (pictured on right.)
Dan Doty started in TV as the Medic/Safety Coordinator for The Wild Within, and he now chases me around the mountains as a Producer on MeatEater. Prior to this, Doty logged over 600 field days as a therapeutic wilderness guide for private and correctional programs, taught public high school in the Bronx, ran a private mentoring practice, and consulted and wrote programming for schools, non-profits and businesses. He grew up hunting and fishing in North Dakota and Minnesota, and eats through game meat like it’s going out of style. He writes and blogs about wilderness, education, and young men’s issues.
Morgan Fallon studied Film and Television production at Emerson College in Boston. After graduating, Morgan spent two years working for Director Michael Mann as his primary assistant. Upon completion of the 2001 film Ali, Morgan left Mann to begin working as a Cinematographer in documentary and reality television. Morgan has shot projects for PBS, HBO, Discovery, History, A&E, Travel, NBC, and CBS. He’s also worked with musicians such as Sting, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, 50 Cent, and others. In 2009, Morgan began working with me through Zero Point Zero Production, and in 2010, he was the Director of Photography for The Wild Within. He is also currently a Director of Photography for multiple Zero Point Zero shows, including The Layover with Anthony Bourdain, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Morgan lives in Brooklyn with his wife Gillian their three dachshunds and a freezer full of game meat.