We headed north to Bella Bella, to shoot some of its beautiful surroundings and tell the stories of the First Nations Heiltsuk people who have lived there for as long as anyone can remember. The Marine Guardian Watchmen of the community, Jordan and Wally, took us with them on their boat and showed us what an ordinary workday looks like for a guardian. We’re happy to have experienced this place from the local’s point of view, meeting so many interesting and kind people and shooting in the midst of the stunning Great Bear Rainforest.
We had a great team working across the province of Alberta last month on a new series about Alberta Oil and Gas workers who have reoriented their lives and have retrained in the renewable energy sector. Produced for our friends at The Narwhal these short films show a personal and human insight into the lives, challenges and contradictions that energy workers in Canada are facing as pressure grows to develop new ways of energy production.
A late summer shoot in The Cariboo, driving our VW around the region and capturing everything from small-town life to mountain bikers, foggy lakes and vast desert-like landscapes.
Over the last few months we’ve been fortunate enough to be working with the fantastic Treeline Outdoors Rooftop Tent Company from Calgary, Alberta. They were kind enough to sponsor our company with a full set of tents for our production vehicles, and they’ve already come in handy on some of our more remote and isolated video shoots.
Last week some of the team headed out to Hope, BC for a weekend getaway and we put this short piece together showing what we got up to. The tents we fantastic, and the scenery and isolation were too.
We had a great time over the last 2 weeks filming across Japan with our friends at I/O studios for a new vehicle commercial. We’ve been using some awesome new toys and getting a fast paced tour of this amazing country!
We’ve had a great break from the city recently working with Saint Mary’s University in eastern Canada on a series of interviews in the west coast town of Tofino. Its been great to be back here and the surrounding islands working with some of the community’s first responders and aboriginal leaders to document the great work they’re doing to prepare for a tsunami event in the area.
We’ve been spending the winter working on a few of our main production vehicles to make them even more capable and prepared for some of the more remote and isolated projects we have in the pipleline for this coming year. Its been great fun and now that the weather is changing its time to go and test them out….!
We’ve always maintained our commitment to producing the videos that got us started in this whole business, Live Acoustic Music Videos. This winter has been no exception and we’ve been working back to back on m music videos throughout the darkest months of the year. It’s been great to work with and collaborate with some of the Pacific North West’s most talented musicians and hear the art they’re creating first hand.
It was great to work with one of our heroes this week, David Suzuki, on an interview about the reforming and conservational and environmental opportunities of the upcoming Canadian prison reforms that are taking place across the country.
We had a great time last month working with our friends in southwestern Alberta, Prairie Grass.