Nature`s I.Q. 
Smart Animals Challenge Darwin


Krisztina Danka
Mark DeGasperi
Michael A. Cremo
Christine O`Leary 
with one of the rescued dogs

Producing / Directing

Krisztina Danka, PhD – Producer, Director, Writer

A literary studies scholar, an activist, cultural diplomat and filmmaker. She possesses a Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies and Indian Aesthetics from the University of Budapest, and a Certificate in Screenwriting from New York University. As a college lecturer she has been teaching Indian literature and media communications since 1998. She is the Executive Director of Karuna Productions ( She is the writer-producer of 25 documentaries, author of 3 books, and dozens of articles. Her documentaries related to environmental, humanitarian, human rights, religious and minority issues, interfaith dialogue, Indian spirituality and culture, have been broadcast on six international television channels. To read her filmography:


Mark J. DeGasperi – Associate Producer

He is the Executive Director of Media Development International, a New York City-based writers` management and production company. He has been a manager, writer, script doctor, lecturer and professional story analyst in New York for twelve years.  He has read and scouted screenplays, stage plays and books for film and TV adaptation, most recently for Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Robert DeNiro`s Tribeca Productions and Miramax Films.  Previously, he has covered material for Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema, the William Morris Agency, Jonathan Demme`s Clinica Estetico, Stanley Jaffe`s Jaffilms, Imagine Films and Polygram Films. He teaches Advanced Screenwriting and Marketing Your Screenplay seminar at New York University/SCPS.  He has received an NYU/SCPS Award for Service.  

Michael A. Cremo - Associate producer, Contributor

Michael A. Cremo is a world-renowned expert in archeological evidence for extreme human antiquity and alternative theories of human origins. He is the principal author of the book Forbidden Archeology. His latest book is Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin's Theory. He writes a regular column titled "The Forbidden Archeologist" for Atlantis Rising magazine and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. He has presented papers on his work at leading scientific institutions (the Royal Institution in London, the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, etc.) and scientific conferences organized by leading archeological societies (European Association of Archaeologists, World Archaeological Congress, etc.). Michael Cremo is a member of the History of Science Society, the World Archeological Congress, the Philosophy of Science Association, the European Association of Archaeologists. To date, the books written and edited by him have sold more than ten million copies and have been translated into many languages.

Christine O’Leary – Assistant to the Director

She is a passionate photographer, world traveler and animal lover.  At a young age, she developed a curiosity for world cultures that she wished to document and reveal to her friends through photography and film.  

Earning her Bachelor’s Degree in History and Communications at Boston University, she went on to develop TV shows for Animal Planet at Powderhouse Productions.  She is also a volunteer at Underdog ResQ, an animal rescue organization.  Christine is continuing to pursue her dream of exploring the world through film by participating in the 

Nature’s I.Q. project.  To view her photography please go to: