Creative Director, Co-Founder
Jim Aikman is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director living in Portland, Oregon. He specializes in outdoor adventure films, character driven documentaries and commercial video. His work has taken him around the world, from the high mountains of the Himalaya to the crevasses of Alaska, creating content for brands like National Geographic, The North Face and REI. With degrees in Film and English literature from the University of Michigan, Jim has cultivated an interest in narrative theory and history to craft thoughtful, authentic stories about real characters. As comfortable behind a camera as he is in the editing bay, Jim's main priorities are integrity and entertainment.
Director of Development, Co-Founder
Graham Zimmerman is a multi-disciplined expert who excels in the wild corners of the world, having climbed new routes in the Pakistani Karakoram, shot films on the volcanoes of the Atacama desert, and run complex logistics in the wilds of Ethiopia. As a filmmaker, he has worked with brands and organizations including REI, Outdoor Research and Outside TV. As an alpinist he has won prestigious awards in New Zealand and the United States for first ascents on four continents. Born in New Zealand, Graham has a degree in Geography (GlacioHydrology) from Otago University in Dunedin. Now based in Bend, Oregon, he lives a life focused on creativity, inspiration, precision and adventure.
These two have received grant funding from:
The Mountainfilm Commitment Grant (2015) | National Geographic Waitt Foundation Grant (2014) | The Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award (2010, 2012 and 2014) | The Mugs Stump Award (2012, 2014) | The NZAC Expedition Fund (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015) | The Mount Everest Foundation (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Together, Jim and Graham partook in the Banff Adventure Filmmaking Workshop in 2012.