Hometown: Squamish, BC
Sponsors: Outdoor Research, Kokatat, P&H Sea Kayaks, Werner Paddles, Clik Elite
Current Transportation: 2012 Toyota Tacoma
Favorite Places: Ashlu River, Grand Canyon, West Coast Vancouver Island
Core Activities: Sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking
My Jam Is: Frank Sinatra
Non-Core Activities: Filming, parenting, coffee, carpentry, canoeing
I Eat Lots Of: Triscuits
Fun Fact: I grew up in Traverse City, MI.
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.