The Semelyichik River

By Bryan Smith, 19 November 2012

  • DATE

    19 November 2012


    Bryan Smith



"We completed the Semelyichik in three days from source to sea. We took a heli in and met a sailboat at the takeout. On the flight there we spotted another river that looks amazing, but very difficult. We fly in this morning at 8am and will hopefully be out to the ocean in 5 days..." 

Bryan Smith

Squamish, BC

Bryan Smith is an award-winning filmmaker and expedition kayaker based out of Squamish, British Columbia. His first documentary, “49 Megawatts,” received acclaim both for its amazing kayaking footage and insightful exploration of the controversy over British Columbia’s river-based energy production. An online version went viral and led to two-feature length sea kayaking films. His work has appeared at numerous film festivals across the world, including the prized Banff and Telluride Mountain Film Festivals. In the past few years, Bryan has built on his adventure film roots and developed a strong reputation in both TV documentary and commercial cinematography.

In 2010 Bryan earned a National Geographic Expedition Grant for his work in Kamchatka, Russia, and launched into digital media co-producing and directing The Season web TV series. Most recently he co-produced and directed “The Man Who Can Fly,” a 60 minute special for the National Geographic Channel Explorer series.​