Swift Water Films is a full service production company who specializes in documentary nonfiction storytelling and branded films that inspire, activate and engage. It has a diverse team that works from concept through creation striving to merge high end cinema with engaging stories. We’re adventurers and creatives at heart, inspired by the wild, rooted in environmental ethics and driven to tell stories that stand the test of time.


Shane Anderson principal director/ producer

Shane Anderson is a documentary film director, producer, editor and camera operator based out of Olympia, Washington.

He began his career and love for film as professional skier traveling the world creating ski movies before serious injury took him to Los Angeles to work in the film industry as a professional voice actor, television host and worked in production on feature films, music videos and commercials.  He was inspired by the documentary medium and how film could influence and  inspire positive change for some of the worlds most complex issues.  In 2012 he formed North Fork Studios and carved out his own niche in environmental films with a focus on the rivers, forests and wild salmon of the Pacific Northwest.

Shane is driven to tell stories rooted in environmental justice that present a positive vision for the future, connecting people with place. He chooses to work with aligned brands, organizations and individuals that share a similar ethos.

Shane has produced 7 award-winning films including Wild Reverence, A Rivers Last Chance and Chehalis: A Watershed Moment that have aired on PBS stations across the country, and have been used in numerous impact campaigns leading to positive conservation outcomes. When Shane is not making films he enjoys surfing, rivers, wilderness and music. Shanes networks of creatives help him put together the right team for the right project.