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About Us


In 2014 we started creating visual stories for clients in western Canada. Over the last two years we have travelled even farther to capture stories and share them with the world.

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About Us


In 2014 we started creating visual stories for clients in western Canada. Over the last two years we have travelled even farther to capture stories and share them with the world.

Who we are

Our team of directors, cinematographers, editors, grips, photographers, explorers, and artists are what make Red Van Studio Inc. great!

 
Amazing work and amazing people!
— Cayley from Bijou Clothing Co.
 

a glance at our work

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around the world


Dig into some our latest projects to get a closer look into our world and the great people that fill it.

around the world


Dig into some our latest projects to get a closer look into our world and the great people that fill it.

 

film & video production around the world

We film many places around: over the last year we've filmed in Spain, Nepal,  Indonesia, and Kenya. We are no strangers to filmmaking in the wild places of the world but we also tend to focus near our main locations in British Columbia and Alberta. 

Behind-the-scenes

Below are some in-depth looks into some of our latest projects.

 
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Finding Water


A Documentary in Turkana, Kenya

Finding Water


A Documentary in Turkana, Kenya

Finding Water: A Documentary in Kenya

In 2016, we set out to Kakuma, Kenya to follow a team of geoscientists who were on the hunt for cleaner, safer water and more of it. The UNHCR refugee camp, along with the local town and tribes, is home to roughly 300,000 people. With little to no access to clean, safe water, it was a timely story to capture.

The main challenges with this project were the logistics of getting our equipment and personnel to such a remote region of Kenya. Once there we were dealing with 40ÂșC weather, sand, and sometimes limited access to people and places within the camp. This project is currently in post-production.

 A local Turkana tribesman speaks with us about our project.

A local Turkana tribesman speaks with us about our project.

Where?

The town of Kakuma is located in the north-west corner of Kenya, near the borders of South Sudan and Uganda. Before the UNHCR camp was there it was simply a small village surrounded by bands of wandering hunters and gatherers. With the many thousands of displaced people from around East and Central Africa, the area quickly grew in population around the camps.

 

Project Objectives

The objectives of this project are to create a feature length documentary to bring international focus back to the people and region of Kakuma, Kenya. The UNHCR camps have been in the region for around 20+ years and the urgency of the people there hasn't diminished. To do this we wanted to pair beautiful imagery with compelling stories and interviews with the local people, refugees, NGO staff, and the geoscientists. This project is still in post production and is slated for release in late 2016 or early 2017.

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Nepal


A Trip to the Annapurna Base Camp

Nepal


A Trip to the Annapurna Base Camp

Into Thin Air

In 2015 we travelled to the Annapurna range in Nepal. It was a short but life-changing journey. Despite the devastation from the massive earthquake earlier in the year, the people of Nepal endure tenaciously in the valleys and on the mountainsides. 

After losing count of the number of valleys we climbed into and out of, we made it to the base camp (4200m) in the late afternoon of the fifth day. Nepal is one of these places of the world where it can be difficult to put down in words; rather, it's best if you have a look.

The Challenges

In such remote and tough conditions it can be a challenge getting all of the right gear in and out all in one piece. But the people of Nepal made it seem too easy. Plus power was often limited along the way for our many batteries. The toughest part, however, was having to eventually leave and make the journey home again. It's a special place indeed.

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Keeper


An Independent Psychological Thriller

Keeper


An Independent Psychological Thriller

Keeper: An Indie Feature

In 2015 we were on set for an indie feature shot in Alberta, Canada. Keeper, a psychological thriller following a young filmmaker whose troubled mind blurs the line between his own film and real life, was filmed over an intense two week period.

The final film has yet to be released, but here are some images from the film and behind-the-scenes. 

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Show the world


Now that you've seen some of what we've done so far, it's time for us to work with you and bring your ideas to life.

Contact  Journal

Show the world


Now that you've seen some of what we've done so far, it's time for us to work with you and bring your ideas to life.

Contact  Journal