Who We Are & What We Do
Joining the film scene in Northern Ontario, Canada in 2009, Beth Mairs launched BAM North Productions as an adventure film company whose aim was to expand the diversity of voices and perspectives currently depicted within in the adventure film genre. BAM North set out to develop adventure films which featured a diversity of people in the natural world in a relationship which was about restoration and discovery rather dominion and mastery. We started with a documentary about all-women dynamics on a canoe trip (Does This Canoe Make Me Look Fat?), and then to a feminist satire of adventure film in general (Awaiting Atwood.)
But then the vision grew... BAM North plays a larger role in expanding the space and voices for women in film and television. We’ve been proactive in organizing events which showcase independent film, works which are women-directed, LGBTQ-focussed projects, as well as documentary films. We’ve also taken a role in offering artists development workshops for folks in Northern Ontario plus under represented voices from elsewhere to advance our skills in key creative roles- as writers, directors, producers, and talent.
At BAM North, we continue to produce films that tell stories from Northern Ontario- both narrative and documentary. We also welcome you to join us to expand your skills and network where collaboration, restoration and creativity is the name of the game. Together, we ARE the changing landscape.– Beth Mairs