Steve Weileman, wilderness guide, photographer, and award-winning filmmaker, continues to combine his passion for the outdoors and his creativity into telling stories about issues that impact our planet.
His work has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, and OutsideTV, as well as numerous local outlets.
His first documentary, The Roadless Coast, which tells the story of three kayakers as they paddle down the Washington coast in search of tsunami debris, won Best Environmental Film, Waterwalker Film Festival 2013 and was included in the World Tour Reel Paddling Film Festival 2013.
His latest release film project, The Secrets of Augustine, which expands on the first film and explores the issue of the plastic debris in the marine environment is told against the backdrop of a remote Alaskan volcanic island and is available here in the On-Demand section.
His latest commercial project was producing, filming, and editing an info-commercial for Trulife, An Ireland company specializing in prosthetics.
Essex was originally born out of a desire to have a platform to chronicle some of the interesting places and adventures my moonlighting as a wilderness guide had provided. However, as the years went by I became aware of a growing need to do something more, both with my outdoor activities and the platform I was using to share it. It all started to feel a bit selfish.
That’s when I started getting involved with organizations like Adventure and Scientist for Conservation. I found a much more satisfying experience when my particular skillset was contributing a ‘higher’ purpose. I toyed with the idea that somehow I could turn this into a full time profession but family obligation have a way of grounding even the most lofty of dreams.
But the journey’s not over.
Now I hope to use this platform as a way to make people aware of issues that all to often, despite the direct effect on the well being our planet, our only home, to be delegate to back page news. And I’d also like to share some of the knowledge and skills that were so slow in coming my way to others so they can join the journey as well.
Please feel free to use the form on the right sidebar to contact me with any inquires, or suggestions as well as any questions you my have. I’d love to hear from you.