Why Far North​?

Capturing the impossible. Far North was born out of the passion of its founders – highly skilled extreme adventure athletes with a passion for only the best quality videography to visually capture their expeditions across all edges of the Earth. 

Unlike other production houses, Far North comprises of a creative team of videographers and photographers that have the expedition experience to take cameras and equipment into the hardest places across the earth, in order to produce highly emotive and visually astounding raw provocative media. 

A team dedicated to capturing extreme environments and extreme endeavours for clients and brands that want to place their products in never before seen locations for the ultimate in unique media content. 

 

No location is unattainable or unreachable, as the creative team utilize their skills as exploration specialists and adventure athletes. Using the latest camera technology, with technical knowledge and precision gained through 15 years of film experience and over 20 years of expedition experience, the Far North team has the creative and athletic edge to put a camera anywhere in the world. If a client asks for an 8K camera at the summit of Everest, they can be guaranteed that Far North will be able to produce with confidence… the only team for the job. 

AMBASSADOR FOR: 

CO FOUNDER - DIRECTOR - ALPINIST - CONSERVATIONIST - PARAGLIDING PILOT - SPEEDRIDER

MALCOLM WOOD

Malcolm is an adventure athlete and well known entrepreneur, who is well accustomed to organising logistics for some of the most intrepid expeditions. Over the last ten years, Malcolm’s experience as an explorer and athlete has led him to create and invest in a number of businesses in the extreme sport industries. These companies have then gone on to sponsor other extreme athletes all over the world in some of the toughest sporting events in the world. 

 

A passionate environmental film maker and social entrepreneur, Malcolm has been involved in a number of successful film projects such as A Plastic Ocean, and most recently The Last Glaciers. A Plastic Ocean was one of the most awarded environmental documentaries of 2017, and was described by Sir David Attenborough as “the most important film of our time”. 

 

He has recently become the first paraglider, speedflyer and film maker to join UN Environment’s campaign ‘Mountain Heroes’. He will be joining a group of other famous athletes such as Canadian iceclimber Will Gadd, Austrian cyclist Michael Strasser, Kenyan skier Sabrina Simader and adventurer Ben Fogle, helping to draw attention to emerging environmental issues in mountains including climate change, waste and biodiversity loss.

 

He is also the Brand Ambassador for Arc'teryx, Vacheron Constantin and Mercedes Benz, with these brands selecting Malcolm as a leading Asian Entrepreneur and Adventurer. This experience puts him in a good position to understand the desires of brands, with personal knowledge of the requirements for content to be successful.

CO FOUNDER - DIRECTOR - PRODUCER - ENTREPRENEUR - CONSERVATIONIST - PARAGLIDING PILOT

MATT REID

Matt is a renowned creative disruptor, restauranteur and environmental entrepreneur. A restless mind that always seeks to find and apply pressure to the relationship between creativity, strategy and brand. 

Matt is the co-founder of Steelhead Group; a collection of companies ranging from the leading restaurant group in Asia, Maximal Concepts, to Disruption Labs; a pioneering biotech wellness company.

Matt is passionate social entrepreneur sitting on two charities Board of Directors, Plastic Oceans Foundation & Hong Kong Shark Foundation, and currently an advisor to the Ellen McArthur Foundation. He believes re-purposing the power of business to be the principle driver of change. Harnessing creativity and popular culture, through inspiring and informative content, and amplifying through hyper inter-connectivity is a key philosophy. Being part of the team that produced ‘A Plastic Ocean’ has led Matt to develop more films and content programs.

SUPPORTED BY:

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - AERIAL CONTENT - PARAGLIDING PILOT - RESCUE SPECIALIST - GRAPHIC DESIGNER

GUY BOLTON

Adventure photographer and film-maker, Guy is best known for his ability to capture moments in impossible locations around the world, bringing the stories of extreme sports athletes and remote landscapes to life. 

His work has features heavily in the outdoor industry, being published by commercial brands and environmental organisations including the United Nations. His background comes from Australia’s Aviation Rescue and Firefighting service as the station’s youngest trainer and assessor, giving him the skills to work in arduous conditions and a unique insight into the demands and rigours of emergency work around the world.​

A passionate paragliding pilot, Guy has guided in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Australia’s Gold Coast Hinterland, and the Swiss Alps, and undertaken ‘vol-biv’ fly camping expeditions in 3 continents. His love of the mountains has given him a broad range of experience in accessing remote locations through paragliders, rope access, or on foot, which comes through in his work capturing the moments that place the audience in these inaccessible locations  

With a background in graphic design, Guy works to create holistic, targeted content true to the brand identity of the organisations we work with. This experience allows for the streamlining of content creation, often serving to bridge the gap between content creators, athletes and designers.

IN MEMORY OF

CODY TUTTLE

An adventure photographer and filmmaker based out of Mammoth Lakes, CA. Cody spent the past decade dedicating his life to documenting adventure and humanity in it’s rawest forms. Trusted by brands such as Adidas, Mercedes Benz, Outside Magazine, BBC, and the United Nations. Cody produced highly emotional and thought-provoking photography and film to make a lasting impression on the viewer. 

 

With a deep-rooted love for the mountains and her people Cody’s main priority has been to create emotional documentaries that change the way people view the world and help create an atmosphere of kindness and compassion. His love of nature has lead him to co-found Far North Productions, with the aim of working with clients in extreme conditions and also on the company’s personal projects with an environmental focus. 

 

Well versed in a range of extreme mountain sports and an accomplished paraglider and mountaineer Cody has been on some of the toughest expeditions where not only does he need to complete the objective with the team but capture unique moments as well. Cody’s high level of ability and comfort in mountains has enabled him to focus on producing media of the highest quality. 

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