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Mitch Bowmile is a documentary cinematographer and director base in Toronto, Ontario focusing on stories that explore our connection to the natural world.

From the frigid cold of the subarctic to the humid jungles of Guatemala and the Amazon Rainforest, Mitch has brought a critical eye for detailed imagery and in-depth storytelling to productions across the globe.

His work has been seen on networks including Amazon Prime and Crave, has been screened at film festivals across North America, and has sparked conversation and impacted positive change through participation in conferences and panels. Mitch's films have won audience awards and have been recognized for their impact. 


Mitch has a passion for work that ignites discussion, challenges perspectives and deepens our understanding of complex subject matter through intentional storytelling.


Passionate about projects that intersect history, culture, conservation, natural history, exploration and endurance sport, Mitch frequently finds himself in remote corners of the globe camera-in-hand, collaborating with local communities and changemakers. 

His experience as a leader in remote environments makes him an asset to both natural history productions and expedition film teams.  Mitch has led and embarked on multi-day expeditions in harsh terrain all over the globe spanning mountaineering, whitewater paddling, cycling and high altitude trekking. Mitch is equipped to support productions that take place in the planet’s most extreme conditions.


Whether filming wildlife behaviours, crafting beautiful natural history sequences or working with local communities on cultural pieces, you can expect stunning visuals and journalistic integrity in Mitch’s work. His journalism background, cinematography skillset and remote wilderness experience blend together to make him an asset on any production looking to tell authentic stories in remote, wild locations.​

Beyond his work in film, Mitch has published feature stories in several magazines and spent six-years as a sports journalist covering major events including the Olympic Games, Pan American Games and several World Championships. He is both a certified swim and strength and conditioning coach. 

In his free time, you can find Mitch in the mountains or paddling beautiful lakes and rivers in his home province of Ontario. 


2024 - Remote First Aid | Red Cross

2024 - PAL (Canadian Firearms License) | RCMP


2022 - Drone Pilot Certification (Basic Operations) | Transport Canada

2022 - Whitewater Canoeing (5-day tandem whitewater course) | Madawaska Kanu Centre

2020 -CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) | National Strength and Conditioning Association


2019 - 12-day Course: Glacier Travel, Crevasse Rescue and Mountaineering Training | Alaska Mountaineering School


2017 - Bachelor of Journalism Degree | Ryerson University 

2016 - NCCP Level 2 Swimming Coach | Swimming Canada

2010 - Standard First Aid & NLS | Lifesaving Society


2023 - Honourable Mention International Migration & Environmental Film Festival, Conserving Catchacoma

2023 - Muskoka Arts & Crafts Panel, Dying Art

2022 - Best Adventure Short SOAR Film Festival, Off The Couch

2022 - Panelist and presenter, Patagonia Toronto 


2022 - Semifinalist Films For The Forest, Conserving Catchacoma


2022 - Panelist, The Earth Sustains Us, ReFrame Film Festival 

2022 - Official Selection, ReFrame Film Festival, Conserving Catchacoma

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