Iwonka Swenson

Producer/ Writer

Iwonka Swenson is a veteran producer, director, and writer, with more than 14 years of experience in long and short form narrative and documentary television filmmaking. Specializing in on-location production, she has produced original programing across a variety of genres for National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Smithsonian Networks, and PBS, as well as educational and promotional programs for various non-profit organizations. Her extensive experience both domestically and abroad in sometimes challenging places like the Karakum Desert, the Transylvanian Alps, small villages in Kenya, urban environments with high crime, or on the side of a volcano in Iceland, has allowed her to develop an expert skill set, simultaneously managing story and content while directing talent and crews large and small in complex logistical situations. Iwonka is an exceptional collaborator, possessing a keen cinematic lens, a witty pen, and a talent for creating and executing unique storytelling concepts that illuminate the subject matter of her projects. Her recent work includes the highly anticipated Netflix dance series, We Speak Dance, and When Nature Calls, currently airing on Nat Geo WILD.