WE ARE COLDWATER COLLECTIVE
A production company that works with brands & non-profits to highlight stories that matter. We specialize in fire & underwater cinematography.
An experienced team motivated to share solution-oriented stories about our changing planet and social virtue.
We are a group of passionate creatives trained and equipped to create beautiful imagery even in the most extreme conditions—from icy Arctic waters, to the wildfires that have engulfed the West. We've worked with acclaimed outlets including The New York Times, Netflix, BBC, National Geographic, and Outside Magazine.
ColdWater Collective can help you make an impact through moving, cinematic films and well-executed photography. We have a proven track record with our clients, providing maximum ROI for most budgets. We can help you make an impact through moving cinematic film and photography that increase social media engagement, site traffic, and conversions. We can fill gaps in your existing marketing strategy or create new campaigns to shine a light on your brand. We’ll work side-by-side with you, from concept creation all the way through to the final polished product, including: script development, storyboarding, cinematic and moving imagery, thoughtful interviews, music composition, illustration, and editing.
Our experience documenting and bringing awareness to the state of our planet and our inequitable society proves that true beauty still abounds. We hope to work with you to promote diversity, accelerate solutions, and bring our planet back into balance.
We are a group of like-minded individuals who love working & creating together.
Emmett is an artist and story-teller who uses film as a way to orient humanity towards care, curiosity, and repair. Both poetic and practical, his work gives momentum to the cautiously hopeful dreams in our hearts. His films have been featured in Deadline Hollywood, LA Times, Forbes, and SF Chronicle, among others.
Tessa Giffen, a seasoned video editor, is deeply committed to her craft. Passionate about championing sustainability, she consistently seeks to spotlight impactful narratives that not only captivate but also foster positive change in the world. Her work embodies a unique blend of artistry and purpose, resonating with audiences who share her vision for a better future.
An adventure and documentary filmmaker based in Oregon, Chelsea’s work is focused on social justice and environmental protection. With a background in graphic communications and conflict resolution, her goal is to strengthen the voice of these important issues through a unique style of purposeful and creative storytelling.
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Collin Kriner is an editor whose work spans documentaries, narrative films and commercials. He grew up in Montana, earned a BFA in Film and TV from NYU. He began his career in editing at San Francisco ad agencies Goodby Silverstein & Partners and Pereira & O'Dell, and in 2015, co-founded the production company Liars & Thieves. His feature film credits include Patagonia Films' ARTIFISHAL and most recently THE SCALE OF HOPE..
We collaborate with talent who excel at their craft to take our projects to the next level.
Sashwa has always been intimately connected to the natural world, born in a community amongst the California redwoods. As a lifelong surfer & waterman, he has a special gift for capturing the world below. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Motion Graphic Design, and has worked in both studio settings and in challenging environments. He is a certified Wildland Firefighter (FFT2), and has harnessed a deep relationship with fire. Sashwa has worked for clients like National Geographic, New York Times and Patagonia.
With 20 years of experience as a producer and photo editor, Samantha has worked for brands, television studios, and magazines including Time Magazine and Entertainment Weekly. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography with an emphasis in advertising. She has also spent many years as an advocate for local food systems, focusing on consumer education and the “true cost” of the food we eat.
Through visual storytelling, Justin Lewis creates rich, eye-catching content for natural history documentaries, television, editorial outlets, and conservation organizations. These include Netflix, BBC Studios, and National Geographic. He has worked with indigenous cultures around the globe, sharing their cultural traditions and the impacts climate change has had on their communities. He is a certified Master Diver and is adept at underwater cinematography in the coldest of climates.
Over the past 15 years, Timothy has thrived in collaboration with nimble film crews, excelling in every facet of the filmmaking process, from directing to gripping. His remarkable proficiency shines through in each role he undertakes.
Coming from a background steeped in action sports, Tim possesses a rare comfort in unconventional and challenging filming environments. His dedication to his craft is evident in his hands-on approach, as he is willing to get his hands dirty—quite literally—to capture the perfect shot.
"A massive thank you for your amazing footage on Oceans. I've had the pleasure of working with your rushes these last few weeks, and it's shaping up to be a truly incredible sequence. You blew my expectations out of the park and what you captured ... is awesome."
Rachel Scott, Senior Producer "Oceans" - Netflix