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

Executive Producer, Director, & Photographer

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.

 

— BOOK PROJECTS —

 


WILDNESS WITHIN

 


FROM THE LAND

 
 

COLLABORATORS

BENJAMIN SEVERANCE Director, Producer & Camera Ben is a regional EMMY award winning director and the founder of Timber & Frame, a production company that creates documentary projects for nonprofits around the world. He has planned, executed and produced projects in diverse and challenging locations including Bosnia, the Mexican/US border and the Ecuadorian Amazon. Timber & Frame has collaborated with organizations such as National Geographic, the Alzheimer’s Association, Country Crock, and The Trust for Public Land among others. He studied at the nationally renowned photojournalism program at Western Kentucky University and his work has been recognized by the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Photographers Association and the William Randolph Hearst competition, known as the Pulitzers of college journalism. His short film Go Jackson Doll screened at film festivals across the country and was awarded best NH short documentary at the New Hampshire Film Festival. His short Remember Me won a regional EMMY for best PSA.

BENJAMIN SEVERANCE
Director, Producer & Camera
Ben is a regional EMMY award winning director and the founder of Timber & Frame, a production company that creates documentary projects for nonprofits around the world. He has planned, executed and produced projects in diverse and challenging locations including Bosnia, the Mexican/US border and the Ecuadorian Amazon. Timber & Frame has collaborated with organizations such as National Geographic, the Alzheimer’s Association, Country Crock, and The Trust for Public Land among others. He studied at the nationally renowned photojournalism program at Western Kentucky University and his work has been recognized by the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Photographers Association and the William Randolph Hearst competition, known as the Pulitzers of college journalism. His short film Go Jackson Doll screened at film festivals across the country and was awarded best NH short documentary at the New Hampshire Film Festival. His short Remember Me won a regional EMMY for best PSA.

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. 

 
KAITLYN EMERSON Editor Kate is a video editor, photographer and camera woman. She graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA and Departmental Honors in photography. Kate had edited non fiction web videos for AudubonScience, Generation Ready, Middlebury College, Narratively and TIME. Kate enjoys reading short stories and watching horror movies. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 2 cats. 

KAITLYN EMERSON
Editor
Kate is a video editor, photographer and camera woman. She graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA and Departmental Honors in photography. Kate had edited non fiction web videos for AudubonScience, Generation Ready, Middlebury College, Narratively and TIME. Kate enjoys reading short stories and watching horror movies. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 2 cats. 

ALEXANDER SUTULA Camera When he isn't tinkering with his old motorcycles or loving on his dog, Layla, Alex can be found chasing the light with T&F. No matter if it's by boat, plane, snowmobile or camel, Alex will get the shot and usually with a smile. Even in the most challenging environments (from Mexican border towns to the wilds of Northern Maine) Alex's mission is to bring the beauty of narrative cinematography to the world of verite documentary. 

ALEXANDER SUTULA
Camera

When he isn't tinkering with his old motorcycles or loving on his dog, Layla, Alex can be found chasing the light with T&F. No matter if it's by boat, plane, snowmobile or camel, Alex will get the shot and usually with a smile. Even in the most challenging environments (from Mexican border towns to the wilds of Northern Maine) Alex's mission is to bring the beauty of narrative cinematography to the world of verite documentary. 

ALEXANDRA MORROW Producer Born and raised in Maine, Alex found her way to filmmaking by way of public radio. She is a firm believer that film is one of the last mediums where you can mobilize people and change the way they think about the world. She’s worked with organizations like PRX, the Camden International Film Festival, and Atlantic Public Media. Alex has independently shot, produced, and edited short films for non-profits across Maine and New Hampshire. 

ALEXANDRA MORROW
Producer

Born and raised in Maine, Alex found her way to filmmaking by way of public radio. She is a firm believer that film is one of the last mediums where you can mobilize people and change the way they think about the world. She’s worked with organizations like PRX, the Camden International Film Festival, and Atlantic Public Media. Alex has independently shot, produced, and edited short films for non-profits across Maine and New Hampshire.