Bridget’s intention is to craft visual stories that serve as a rousting reminder of our collective instinct to care for the planet that sustains us.


 

Besaw has a way of combining soft light and evocative storytelling into the kinds of films that cause tears to flow, whether it is watching a family struggle with a farm’s future or a pair of optimistic young farmers dance at their rural wedding.
— Mary Pols
The Source, Portland Press Herald

 

Bridget is rare photojournalist who has deep understanding of and passion for investigating the relationship between humans and the natural resources on our planet. Her journalistic expertise and methodology gives her the ability to look intimately at natural resource issues to reveal complex and nuanced stories.
— Melissa Ryan
Deputy Director & Senior Editor, Photography & Design, Nature Conservancy Magazine 

 

Bridget Besaw is a talented photojournalist with a sophisticated sense of contemporary conservation needs and principals. Bridget has a remarkable commitment and discipline which she uses to produce strong, targeted photography that tells the conservation story and related human narrative.
— Mark Godfrey
Director of Photography, The Nature Conservancy

 

Bridget Besaw is one of those enviable women who are blessed with immense talent, a contagious passion, and the entrepreneurial acumen to transform that into a livelihood that sustains her and the planet she cares so deeply for.
Ellen Barone
The Savvy Traveler

 

Bridget Besaw uses her extensive photographic wiles for a sacred purpose: She is out to save the world’s wild and fragile places. Besaw shows us that mankind’s footprint does not need to be heavy, and her work inspires stewardship more than these same scenes ever could without their human subjects.
— Bangor Daily News

 
 
 

BRIDGET BESAW

Director & Producer

Bridget’s projects have documented issues such as development threats to Maine’s wilderness, loss of working farmland in New England, restoration of crucial salmon habitat in the North Pacific, wilderness preservation in South America, and sustainable fisheries initiatives throughout the world.


As the founder of Seedlight Pictures, Bridget produces films about environmental stories. 

As a newspaper and magazine photographer she captured stories for Smithsonian, Newsweek, Time, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, Business Week, National Geographic Adventure and Nature Conservancy Magazine among others.

The subjects of her two photo books Wildness Within, Wildness Without and From The Land serve as inspiration for her current film projects about wilderness preservation and food sustainability.

Bridget has shot, directed and produced numerous short films for environmental NGOs on stories of resource depletion and sustainability. Her first independent film project culminated in the short film series Growing Local, and was well received at festivals nationwide. Her film Seeding A Dream, won several audience choice awards and was a finalist for the DCEFF Eric Moe Sustainability Award. Her latest short films include Guided and The Nature Of Maps, both in 2016/17 festivals.

Bridget is proud to be on the board of the conservation organization Maine Woods Forever and to be a communication advisor for the Environmental Visual Communication program at Fleming College in Toronto.

 

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WILDNESS WITHIN

 


FROM THE LAND

 
 

COLLABORATORS

  DANIEL CASADO    Producer & Camera    Director of DCPHOTO, Dani is a Photojournalist, filmmaker and visual communicator with a focus on science, Nature and environment.He has contributed to diverse communications campaigns and scientific expeditions all over South America and Northeastern US collaborating with conservation NGO´s such as WWF, MERI Foundation, OMORA Ethnobothanical Park, Futaleufú Riverkeepers, Vigilante Costero Maule-Itata, and national reforestation campaigns, among others. In the US he has collaborated with environmental institutions such as The Chewonki Foundation, Maine Woods Forever and Maine Farmland Trust. Dani’s interest as a communicator is to fill the missing link between science and people, trying to bring scientific discoveries and studies closer to everyday life, and to create awareness about the fragility of our ecosystems.

DANIEL CASADO
Producer & Camera

Director of DCPHOTO, Dani is a Photojournalist, filmmaker and visual communicator with a focus on science, Nature and environment.He has contributed to diverse communications campaigns and scientific expeditions all over South America and Northeastern US collaborating with conservation NGO´s such as WWF, MERI Foundation, OMORA Ethnobothanical Park, Futaleufú Riverkeepers, Vigilante Costero Maule-Itata, and national reforestation campaigns, among others. In the US he has collaborated with environmental institutions such as The Chewonki Foundation, Maine Woods Forever and Maine Farmland Trust. Dani’s interest as a communicator is to fill the missing link between science and people, trying to bring scientific discoveries and studies closer to everyday life, and to create awareness about the fragility of our ecosystems.

  TAHRIA SHEATHER    Producer, Camera & Editor   Tahria is a commercial and documentary producer based in Portland, Oregon.  Hailing originally from, Sydney, Australia, she has worked in remote locations in over 15 countries across the world. Tahria produces branded content, investigative journalism and TV and online series for brands like Ledlenser, Chaco Footwear and Travel Oregon, media outlets like National Geographic and PBS, and non-profits including The Nature Conservancy, Maine Farmland Trust and Neighborhood Centers Inc. Tahria’s recent work with National Geographic includes producing a broadcast series following the path of human evolution through the horn of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Africa; a branded content series for the Adventure online magazine and an investigative story with two Explorers in central Africa. With collaborators like Seedlight Pictures and Maser Films, she acts as the master logistician throughout pre-, in-field and post-production stages of each project. She is as capable behind the camera as she is crafting story in the editing suite.

TAHRIA SHEATHER
Producer, Camera & Editor
Tahria is a commercial and documentary producer based in Portland, Oregon.  Hailing originally from, Sydney, Australia, she has worked in remote locations in over 15 countries across the world. Tahria produces branded content, investigative journalism and TV and online series for brands like Ledlenser, Chaco Footwear and Travel Oregon, media outlets like National Geographic and PBS, and non-profits including The Nature Conservancy, Maine Farmland Trust and Neighborhood Centers Inc. Tahria’s recent work with National Geographic includes producing a broadcast series following the path of human evolution through the horn of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Africa; a branded content series for the Adventure online magazine and an investigative story with two Explorers in central Africa. With collaborators like Seedlight Pictures and Maser Films, she acts as the master logistician throughout pre-, in-field and post-production stages of each project. She is as capable behind the camera as she is crafting story in the editing suite.

  PAR PAREKH  Editor, Camera, Producer & Director    Par Parekh is an  LA and NYC-based filmmaker working in independent film and advertising. An accomplished editor, director,  producer, and cameraman, his films have been official selections at such venues as the the Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, the LA Film Festival, and others. Parekh produced and co-wrote  Glory at Sea , winner of the Wholphin Best Short Film Award at SXSW.  He recently completed editing a feature-length documentary about Cameron Crowe's film  Aloha , starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, and Alec Baldwin.  In addition, he has created promotional videos for such musical talents as Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Shuggie Otis, and Willie Nelson. 

PAR PAREKH
Editor, Camera, Producer & Director

Par Parekh is an  LA and NYC-based filmmaker working in independent film and advertising. An accomplished editor, director,  producer, and cameraman, his films have been official selections at such venues as the the Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, the LA Film Festival, and others. Parekh produced and co-wrote Glory at Sea, winner of the Wholphin Best Short Film Award at SXSW.  He recently completed editing a feature-length documentary about Cameron Crowe's film Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, and Alec Baldwin.  In addition, he has created promotional videos for such musical talents as Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Shuggie Otis, and Willie Nelson.