Wilder Nicholson is a commercial and documentary filmmaker based in Bath, Maine. Receiving a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College, Wilder began collaborating with non-profits in film production–directing shorts and documentaries abroad with the Joshua Chamberlain Scholarship and the Thomas McKinley Grant. On a Development and Globalization CIEE program in Thailand, Wilder produced a documentary for an NGO exploring land rights conflicts, later publishing the film with a local newspaper and premiering at the Annual Isaan Human Rights Festival. As a Conservation Media Group Film Fellow, Wilder has collaborated with Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership from 2016 to 2019, producing a series of films about the Island’s research, sustainable systems, and experiential science programs. After studying at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2018 and 2019, Wilder founded New Hearth Media–a production company focused on stories of sustainable living and climate adaptation. Wilder is a media volunteer with 350 Maine.
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. Forest Service, Wild Philanthropy, Woodard & Curran Foundation.