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MITCH BOWMILE / Director & DP

From the frigid cold of the subarctic to the humid jungles of Guatemala, Mitch has brought a critical eye for detailed imagery and in-depth storytelling to documentary productions as both a director and cinematographer. 

A graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University's Bachelor of Journalism program, Mitch focused his studies on documentary filmmaking and feature writing with a passion for exploring long-form, in-depth work. With interests in exploration, natural history, wildlife and culture, Mitch applies a journalistic approach to research and pre-production in order to deconstruct complex concepts and themes and relate them to audiences through exceptional storytelling, emotion and imagery. 

His experience filming in challenging environments across the globe mixed with his formal training in technical outdoor terrain makes him an asset to productions looking to tell authentic stories in remote, wild locations. 

Mitch is especially passionate about projects that document natural history, science and exploration in the polar regions.

 

While focusing his work on documentary filmmaking, Mitch also frequents publications as a feature writer and photographer. Just like his films, his work heavily emphasizes story which is evident in his detailed portraits. His work can be found in Rotary International Magazine, Explore Magazine, Northern Ontario Travel and more.

Mitch also fuels his passion for exploration by guiding wilderness expeditions in all four seasons. 

CV

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Drone Pilot Certification - Basic Operations 

  • Experienced with handheld gimbal systems (DJI)  for verité-style follow shots, tracking shots and dynamic movement 

  • Experienced operating long-lenses

  • Experience working with wildlife in remote terrain

  • Experience shooting timelapses

  • Experience working as Location Sound Mixer 

  • Experience working in Indigenous communities and on stories that involve Indigenous narratives

FIELD SKILLS

  • Glacier Travel, Crevasse Rescue and Mountaineering Training (12-day mountaineering course with Alaska Mountaineering School) 

  • Completed several expeditions through remote terrain in extreme weather by ski, snowshoe, bike, and canoe

  • Whitewater Canoeing (5-day tandem whitewater course Madwaska Kanu Centre) 

  • Lead several expeditions as a wilderness guide through remote terrain in all four-seasons

  • Standard First Aid & NLS Certified 

  • CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)

RECOGNITION

  • Honourable Mention International Migration & Environmental Film Festival, Conserving Catchacoma

  • Best Adventure Short SOAR Film Festival, Off The Couch

  • Semifinalist Films For The Forest, Conserving Catchacoma

2023 REEL: THE POWER OF STORY

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