About The Producer

Teresa Tico is a Hawaii based attorney and film producer.  She graduated from the University of California at San Diego summa cum laude, and from the University of San Diego School of Law.  She is known for handling cases of first impression in the environmental sector of law and is nationally recognized for her work in the natural resources case, Pflueger v. Marvin, which resulted in the largest EPA fine against an individual polluter in U.S. history.  In 2000, she turned her legal skills to film production, making the documentary environmental films Learning To Sea, Going To Antarctica, and Va’a, among others, to raise awareness about the cultural and environmental  impacts of global warming.  Currently, she is in production with Director Mary Lambert on a film about declining fisheries for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.



This Is It!
(2004-2005 one hour episodic television series)

  • Challenge Day
  • Stop the Violence
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Cruise Ship Pollution
  • Learning to Sea
  • The Secret Life of Water (with Esaru Emoto)


Documentary Films

  • Sophie's Story (2001)
  • Peahi (2002)
  • Mala Wharf (2003)
  • Pine Trees Classic (2004)
  • Learning To Sea (2004)
  • Old Men Can Surf (2005)
  • Wooden Boats (2006)
  • Going To Antarctica (2007)
  • Miss South Pacific (2011)

Documentary FilmS IN Production

  • Fishing Pono (2011)
  • Ancient Fishponds (2011)
  • The Greatest Race (2011)