WELCOME TO HAYFIRE
WE TELL STORIES for the VISUALLY INCLINED
THE GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP
This idea came, as most good things do, as a spur of the moment decision. I had always wanted to see the American South, so when my partner Ashley asked me to drive her new car from Vancouver to Toronto with her we opted to take a 10,000 km scenic route instead. Good way to break in a car right?
See the photos and read the story.
spirit of the west adventures
This project was proposed to me on very short notice, and before I knew it I was flying out to a remote area off the northwestern coast of Vancouver Island. This area is incredible and certainly left a mark on me. Watch the video.
We are a video and documentary film production company.
We enjoy working in difficult and hard to reach locations
(as well as the studio).
The rivers that flow into the eastern side of James and Hudson Bay have a certain allure to paddlers worldwide. They are very remote yet relatively accessible, they are wild, and their flows can be absolutely massive. Some of this changed when Hydro Quebec began diverting rivers in the area to feed their hydro projects, but much remains the same. Learn More and Watch Film.
NINE RIVERS follows four men on a month-long, thousand kilometre canoe journey through the Canadian shield. Share the hardships and splendor of the North on this journey to Hudson Bay. Learn More and Watch Film.
keepers of the trail
Set for release in 2016, Keepers of the Trail is a film about a traditional winter travel expedition on the frozen headwater of the famed Missinaibi River in Northern Ontario. The film examines the fringe traditional lifestyle and viewers as legendary traveller Garrett Conover passes on the torch to those he inspired. Learn More.
john hartman: the process
COMING SOON! This feature documentary is in the post stage.
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Director, Hayfire Media
HAYFIRE MEDIA is the collective work of Director and Cinematographer David Hartman and his collaborators. Hayfire is based out of Toronto, Ontario, but we are well-travelled road warriors. New ideas and projects are always welcome. Read More.