Wilder Nicholson is a commercial and documentary filmmaker based in Brunswick, Maine. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in 2016, Wilder directed MINDFUL TRAVEL IN LADAKH, a documentary that screens in sustainable tourism workshops in India. Wilder went on to film and edit NATURE MOMENTS, a 40 part video series supported by the Davis Conservation Grant and featured on Maine Calling; direct, film, and edit IMPACT TRAVEL IN KENYA, a story of collaboration between tourism and community conservancies in Northern Kenya; and film a documentary produced by the U.S. Forest Service following a 40 day pilgrimage on the Connecticut River to reimagine stewardship in the Anthropocene. As a Conservation Media Group Film Fellow, Wilder has collaborated with Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership from 2016-2019 on a series of films about the Island’s experiential science programs, research, and sustainable systems. After studying at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2018 and 2019, Wilder founded New Hearth Media–a solar powered production company focused on sharing stories of conservation and sustainable living. Wilder is a media volunteer with 350 Maine and staff filmmaker with Alliance for Economic Democracy.
Clients: Alliance for Economic Democracy, Co-operative Maine Business Alliance, Bowdoin College, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Conservation Media Group, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership, Kairos Earth, Local Futures, Maine Audubon Society, Manomet, U.S. National Forest Service, Wild Philanthropy, Woodard & Curran Foundation.