IMMERSIVE RUGGID STORIES

DOCUMENTARY 

We capture honest, authentic and engaging short stories of people doing incredible things.  Our films are crafted with intention, and creativity. Whether you're trying to create positive change in your community, or you're passionate about an environmental issue, we want to hear about it. 

COMMERCIAL

We work with businesses, tour operators, non-for-profits and organizations that think beyond the bottom-line. Businesses that have meaningful impact in their community, and the environment. We collaborate with them to share their story and creatively capture the spirit of their work. 

FILMS

Check out a sample of our work below. 

WHO WE'VE WORKED WITH

We're a boutique film production company based on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia with a passion for visual storytelling that's original, and meaningful. We work with individuals, businesses and communities to share authentic stories of adventure, culture and life.  

Joseph Crawford

CINEMATOGRAPHER / DIRECTOR / PHOTOGRAPHER

Joseph is an experienced Métis filmmaker specializing in underwater and adventure film and photography, primarily in Canada's North West. He excels in wild places where his heart beats fastest. Through film and photography, Joe focuses on telling meaningful and honest stories that provoke emotion in his audiences.   His love for film was sparked during a summer on Haida Gwaii in 2009, when he created the film Sea to Peak for Parks Canada in Gwaii Haanas. His work has been screened at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, Air Canada In-flight Entertainment, and Oasis HD.  His photographs can be found in Northword Magazing, and National Geographic Traveler. Joseph was trained at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. 

Allison Smith

DIRECTOR / WRITER / PRODUCER

Allison Smith is a Canadian filmmaker, writer, visual artist and co-owner of the Haida Gwaii based film production company, Braid Films. Allison has a love for sharing meaningful, soul-feeding stories that matter. Her most recent documentary short, Eyes of Society, was selected for the 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival, 2017 DC Short Film Festival and aired on Air Canada’s In-flight Entertainment. Her writing can be seen in Northword Magazine, Dote Magazine and Calgary is Awesome. Allison holds a BScH in Biology & Psychology, a Master's in Management from London Business School, and experience studying Improv at the Second City.

WHERE TO FIND US

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
hello@braidfilms.com
250-637-1550

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