Wild Bus Films
Stories from the Wilderness
A story telling vehicle
Once a school bus, now being completely renovated to survive off-grid in the wild, Wild Bus tells stories through the individuals whose lives are imbedded in natural world.
Partnering with conversationalists, scientists and explorers, Wild Bus produces films from wild locations, creating an authentic window into the wilderness through the eyes and lives connected to it.
Work with Wild Bus Films
The Wild Bus is a mobile film production rig able to fully function off-grid. Taking every aspect of film production into the field. Unlike traditional production companies, the Wild Bus is able to handle every stage of production at a story’s location whilst comfortably hosting the crew, contributors and talent.
As well as producing independent content for Wild Bus Films' channel the Wild Bus operates as a facilities field unit for other Production Companies’ location shoots.
If you are interested in hiring the Wild Bus for your shoot, please get in touch.
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Louisa, Producer: The Professional Journey
Wild Bus Films is driven (in every sense of the word) by documentary Producer, Louisa Gilbert.
Having worked in the international documentary film and television industry for 10 years, Louisa’s films have focused on the natural world and how humans exist within it.
Starting her career at Environment Films under the guidance of former BBC NHU Producer, Ella Todd, Louisa produced a multitude of short films for global environmental organisations, including Friends of the Earth, Wild Futures with Stephen Fry as well as the independent feature film, The Wildlife Trust Centenary with Sir David Attenborough.
Moving into the television industry in 2012, Louisa quickly became involved in world class productions, working alongside distinguished talent, both on and off screen. During this time she contributed to a further two Attenborough series for BBC and Sky Atlantic. Louisa's name can also been found in the credits for factual productions aired on National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS, Channel 4 and CBC.
Louisa has extensive field producing experience: both in negotiating access, setting up and managing global shoots, often hostile locations.
Examples of her work include; setting up bush camps in Africa for the BBC, jungle camps in Guatemala for PBS. From the desserts of Namibia to the windswept wild of the Orkney Islands, Louisa has handled shoots in all kinds of environmental extremes.
Also experienced in producing films in regions of political unrest, Louisa has worked across the Middle East, including Egypt and Pakistan for PBS and managed shoots for Discovery Science throughout Mexico.
Louisa has developed the stories and narratives featuring leading environmental, scientific and wildlife research from Internationally renounced scientists. A UCL graduate in Archaeology and Anthropology (1st Class Honours) Louisa frequently works on films investigating how humans exist in their environment.
In 2017 she was one of the Producers on PBS’ landmark Factual series; “First Civilisations” – covering 10,000 years of human history and shot in over 10 countries, "First Civilisations" continues to be used in university class rooms across North America.
Getting into the heart of a story is crucial. Louisa has shot on boats, in planes and out of helicopters; she’s trekked into jungles and ATV-ed up mountain sides. Wild Bus Films combines the skills of world class story telling, a knowledge of shoot survival and a deep-rooted passion for the natural world.