Robert Lundahl began his career as a location cinematographer for national sports programming. It was natural then to begin producing, as a Corporate Communications Director for a regional utility, which led him to create and manage one of the first corporate video departments in the West.
Fate brought him later to Silicon Valley, where his company, then Robert Lundahl and Associates, now Agence RLA, LLC, produced, directed, and evolved creative problem solving, design and communications for Fortune 500 firms globally, including Sun Microsystems, Credit Suisse, the San Jose Sharks, IBM, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, and Ericsson.
His work in China (East Meets West: The Development of the Internet in China, e-Commerce in China, Building e-Commerce In China, and Western Venture Capital in China). helped client Sun Microsystems develop business relations in the PRC, facilitating cooperation between the two nations in the IT space. With the National Information Infrastructure Steering Committee, People’s Republic of China-Broadcast on CCTV, CNN Europe, TVO Canada, and US Public Television.
Lundahl sought new dimensions through independent filmmaking and by managing large environmental campaigns. His work in Washington state, on the Elwha River Dam Removal and Ecosystem Restoration Act, created the largest dam removal success story anywhere in the world (Unconquering the Last Frontier), and set the stage for other dam removal and river restoration achievements to come on the Klamath, the Snake, the Trinity, and Matilija rivers.
His work in the Mojave Desert (Who Are My People?) supported Native American law and environmental justice for Southern California’s 44 tribes and stopped or delayed several large (and damaging) energy projects. He crafted a legal complaint and supported litigation with a global PR campaign to over 150 outlets via AP (twice), and via viral videos capturing search traffic.
Song on the Water celebrates Coast Salish and Nuu Chah Nulth canoe traditions, providing a vision of positive futures for Native American youth.