45 North Films

is an award-winning

natural history film

& television production company

based in Livingston, Montana.

IMPOSSIBLE IMAGES

Long-lens wildlife behavioral sequence | Motion-controlled timelapse | Dynamic landscape cinematography

Sara and John Shier founded 45 North Films in 2009. Clients include Disney Nature, the BBC Natural History Unit, Silverback Films, National Geographic, PBS, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and National Geographic WILD.

Selected Credits

Planet Earth 2

Planet Earth 2

IN PRODUCTION
SEVEN-PART SERIES BY BBC
Cinematographer
Mountains, Deserts, Islands and Grasslands Programs

Oceans

Oceans

IN PRODUCTION
SEVEN-PART SERIES PRODUCED BY BBC NHU for BBC1
Cinematographer
Forests Episode

Mountains

Mountains

IN PRODUCTION
THREE-PART SERIES PRODUCED BY BBC NHU for BBC 2 / PBS
Cinematographer
Rocky Mountains & Andes Episodes

Our Planet

Our Planet

IN PRODUCTION
SEVEN-PART SERIES PRODUCED BY SILVERBACK FILMS FOR NETFLIX
Cinematographer

Bear Dynasty

Bear Dynasty

IN PRODUCTION
SPECIAL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FILM & TV
Cinematographer & Field Producer

Wild Yellowstone

Wild Yellowstone

TWO-PART SERIES PRODUCED BY BRAINFARM FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WILD
Cinematographer

Bears

Bears

FEATURE FILM, PRODUCED BY ALASTAIR FOTHERGILL AND KEITH SCHOLEY FOR DISNEY NATURE
Cinematographer

Enchanted Kingdom 3D

Enchanted Kingdom 3D

3D FEATURE FILM BBC WORLDWIDE
Cinematographer

Life Story

Life Story

SEVEN-PART SERIES, BBC/DISCOVERY CHANNEL CO-PRODUCTION
Cinematographer

Wild Planet – North America

Wild Planet – North America

SEVEN-PART SERIES PRODUCED BY WILD HORIZONS LTD FOR DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Series Producer Huw Cordey
Cinematographer
Mountains, Deserts, Freshwater, Plains and Opening Episodes

Untamed Americas

Untamed Americas

FOUR-PART SERIES PRODUCED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FILM & TELEVISION FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
Series Producer Karen Bass
Cinematographer
Mountains, Deserts, Forests and Coasts Episodes

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

THREE-PART SERIES BY BBC & ANIMAL PLANET
Produced by Andrew Murray, Paul Stewart & Nathan Budd – BBC Natural History Unit
Cinematographer

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