We are a new breed of production company, adventurous in nature and passionately connected with our place in the Natural World.
Wild Bus Films was born in the heart of the Pacific Northwest amongst the snow-capped peaks and unexplored wilderness of British Columbia. Surrounding ourselves with some of the most spectacular scenery and rich biodiversity on the planet, inspires everything we do, from our sustainable approach to filmmaking to the wild stories that we tell.
Our HQ is centrally based in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, but our customised vehicles facilitate unique access into hard to reach wild stories. We take remote work to the next level.
We pride ourselves in our local knowledge and connections, working with exceptional local guides, scientists and researchers who know this extraordinary environment inside and out.
Wild Bus Films was founded by Producer, Louisa Gilbert who, inspired by the overwhelming natural beauty of British Columbia, Canada, customised a 40 foot bus into an off grid mobile production unit. Fully winterised with solar panels, high ground clearance, secure storage, a bespoke filming platform and crew accommodation, the Bus has allowed crews to get off the beaten track into places which have never been filmed before.
In 2020, Wild Bus Films partnered with the Kum-bah-yah, a 50ft trawler customised into accommodation and work space. With a floating helipad and accommodation for up to 20 people, the Kum-bah-yah has embedded film crews and teams of researchers into some of the most far flung and traditionally inaccessible coastal environments of BC.
Since our humble beginnings in 2019, Wild Bus Films has worked on some outstanding productions. We’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the business, developing and producing content for the BBC Natural History Unit, Netflix, Nat Geo and Disney. We are working with some of the world’s top scientists, researchers and conservationists to bring our audiences remarkable, previously untold stories from deep in the wild Pacific Northwest. Our core team is comprised of dedicated and talented Producers, Directors and Cinematographers who will stop at nothing to craft unforgettable films.