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Wild Nova Scotia is a new 13 part television series celebrating wild places across Nova Scotia.   This series sweeps the viewer deep into the rich natural world of our last great forests, stunning coastal treasures and rare species habitats, exploring the secrets of each unique ecosystem thriving right here in Nova Scotia.

 

Nova Scotia land conservation is a tremendous success story. This show celebrates and educates the audience about our natural riches and why they have been protected.

 

”Wild Nova Scotia takes the viewers into the beautiful places between here and there. Exploring the places that have been left wild and learning about why that matters. There’s been so much to learn and so much to love,” says Tracy Bennett, producer at Wild Space Productions.

This nature documentary series features 13 different wild locations from the South Shore to the Mabou Highlands. “The show is packed with information but we made sure to include these really beautiful, slow moving interludes that really show off the raw beauty of these wild places,” says Julian Gibbs, director of Wild Nova Scotia. 

Produced by Wild Space Productions with support from Eastlink Community TV, NSBI, CAVCO and Firefly Digital Media, this series runs Sundays at 3pm on channel 10 and 610 on Eastlink Community TV in Nova Scotia. 

OUR CREW

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ZOE D'AMATO

Host

Zoe is a writer, host and producer from Nova Scotia. She has a degree in anthropology and art history from McGill University. With a focus on cultural and educational programming, Zoe's worldwide adventures can be seen on networks including Travel Channel International, Discovery International and PBS. Zoe also writes, shoots, produces and presents for various award-winning digital series.

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TRACY BENNETT

Producer

As producer of seven seasons of the television series, Maritime Made and director of four seasons of Nova Scotia’s Best, Tracy has recently produced and released her next television series production, Half Speed Adventures. Tracy is currently in development of a new series, Wild Spaces in Nova Scotia to be released in 2022.

 

After studying broadcasting at Ryerson University, Tracy spent many years creating client driven video content and is thrilled to now be focusing on original, independent productions. Tracy’s passion for the natural world and the stories of good people continues to be her focus.

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ANN BERNIER

Executive Producer

Ann Bernier has over three decades of experience as a professional in the screen industry in Canada. She was Director of Operations and Development at imX Communications Inc. which produced such award winning coproduction films as Margaret’s Museum staring Helena Bonham Carter, Love and Death on Long Island staring John Hurt and Jason Priestly, New Waterford Girl.  While there, she produced The Wild Dogs by Thom Fitzgerald and the Canada/France co-production Folle Embellie.  She is producer on John Walker’s last three feature documentary including his most recent Assholes: A Theory for documentary Channel and has just delivered two one-hour television documentaries to CBC, including The Mill which has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Film.

Ann also worked at Telefilm Canada as an executive where she oversaw film and television development projects and later the new media fund. Ann left the public sector and joined the Atlantic Film Festival to produce the international co-production conference Strategic Partners for two years with the UK and Ibero-America.   For the past 5 years, she has been on the selection committee for Canada’s official selection of the Academy Awards International Feature Film.

Ann is a great supporter of emerging talent and spends time mentoring upcoming filmmakers and producers.  She is also the recipient of the 2017 WIFT-AT Wave Award recognizing her significant body of work.  She is developing a number of projects including documentaries, a Canadian/Swiss feature film and a Canadian/Scotish feature.  She also is a board member on the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA).

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JULIAN GIBBS

Director and Editor

Julian started his television career at his local community cable station in Burlington, Ontario. Since then he’s worked from coast to coast on many popular Canadian television programs such as Front Page Challenge, Drivers Seat, Street Cents and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. He also spent a number of years honing his technical and creative skills in television news.

 

After teaching video production at the Nova Scotia Community College Julian started Firefly Digital Media, producing hundreds of client driven videos.

 

Most recently, Julian directed seven seasons of the television program Maritime Made, was the Director of Photography of four seasons of Nova Scotia’s Best and directed season one of Half Speed Adventures in the summer of Covid - not an easy task.

 

Julian is also a graduate of the Ryerson University Radio and Television Arts program.

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SCOTT BERRINGTON

Director of Photography

Scott Berrington is a professional freelance video camera operator with over 34 years’ experience in television production. With a natural eye for composition and a passion for storytelling through the lens, Scott’s experience encompasses a range of diverse projects. Based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, his work has included projects across Canada, extensively in Atlantic Canada, as well as Scotland, Belgium and Florida, USA. Whether exploring the outdoors, capturing sporting events, interviewing politicians and celebrities or an in-studio set up, Scott brings to his work inspiring non-stop creativity, along with a positive, authentic and personable attitude.