For over fifteen years Mariah Wilson has produced content for outlets like PBS (Nature, History Detectives), Netflix (Human: The World Within), National Geographic (Doomsday Preppers, Lockdown), Amazon, A&E (Intervention), Investigation Discovery, (Hate In America) Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, History, Weather, Cooking Channel, and MSNBC
HOUSE TIGER PRODUCTIONS:
REVEALING HATE (2010) is about the white supremacist movement in America. The film played at film festivals across the country and garnered a "Courageous Filmmaking" award at Durango Film Festival. It was distributed by Cactus Three Films and Dark Hollow Films, and has aired on PBS and LINK TV.
VOLUNTEER (2012) is a travel adventure doc about eco-volunteering experiences in Uganda and Fiji. It was distributed by Optimum TV and Dark Hollow Films, and has aired on First HDTV. Recipient of Honolulu Film Award.
KAZIRANGA (2016, Humane Society ACE Award/Grant) is about the rhino poaching crisis in northeastern India and EEYA (2017) is about the indigenous Baka tribes of Cameroon and how the ivory trade impacts their lives (World Premiere at the 40th International Wildlife Film Festival, Best International Short Documentary at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival.) Eeya was acquired by National Geographic's "Wildlife Watch" web series.
HTP's current project is SILENT FORESTS, a feature documentary about forest elephant poaching in the Congo Basin. (Invited to DOC NYC "Only In New York" Market 2017, Big Sky Pitch 2017, IFP Spotlight on Docs 2016, American Documentary Pitch 2016 and Hot Docs “Deal Makers” 2016. Recipient of the Telluride Mountainfilm Commitment Grant, a NYSCA grant, Rogovy Foundation's Miller/Packan Film Fund, the Puffin Foundation, the Our Children's Earth Foundation, and the Eastman Fund.) World Premiere at the 2019 Santa Barbara Film Festival. Finalist in the 2019 Big Sky Doc Film Festival Feature Competition, winner of the Spirit Award at the 2019 Brooklyn Film Festival. Winner of the "Stories of Hope" category in the 2020 Jackson Wild/CITES World Wildlife Day. Winner of a One World Media Award in Environmental Impact. Silent Forests is being distributed by Journeyman Pictures and is available on Amazon, Itunes, Google Play, and Vimeo.
INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCER:
Mariah was a development producer on Andrew Berends’ film about war in Sudan's Nuba Mountains, MADINA’S DREAM (SXSW Premiere 2015, Telluride Mountainfilm 2015, Sebastapol Documentary Film Festival 2016). In 2016, she worked as a field producer on MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED (Mill Valley Film Festival 2017, Woodstock Film Festival 2017, Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2018)
Mariah's current producing work includes her role as co-producer on END OF THE LINE a feature-length documentary directed by Emmett Adler about the New York City subway system and transportation infrastructure challenges nation-wide. She is also co-producing RAISING KHAN, which takes viewers to the Amazon to witness how two orphaned ocelots and the solitude of the rainforest help a young man and young woman with traumatic pasts. The film is supported by a grant from the Sundance Institute and was pitched at DOC NYC "Pitch Perfect" 2019.
photo: Trevor Frost
2008 - The Smithsonian - 3 exhibit videos for National History Museum's Written In Bone exhibit about forensic anthropology
2011 - VICE "All The Wrong Places" Series - 5 short adventure travel docs, filmed around the world in Japan, South Africa, Sweden, Jamaica, and Peru. Won Gold Medal for Branded Content in World Media Festival.
2014 - Vocativ - produced and wrote 22 short documentaries in 26 weeks. Subject matter ranged from Ebola stigmatization to taxidermy to scuba diving. Field produced shoot in Mexico about immigration that aired on MSNBC. Filmed five stories in Afghanistan about the frontlines of the war against the Taliban, an animal shelter, a sushi restaurant, and a female Afghan warlord. Field and post-produced a piece about street harassment that garnered 4 million views on YouTube.
2018 - Google - line produced a short doc about a groundbreaking new Deep Learning/A.I. medical technology pioneered by Google engineers and another short about a Google educational program.
2019 - Mic - produced and wrote three branded content short docs about climate activism, in partnership with Seventh Generation.
2020 - Mongabay - directed and wrote a short documentary about bushmeat hunting in the Congo Basin for the environmental news outlet Mongabay.
- PADI Certified Rescue Scuba Diver (109 dives logged in 26 countries)
- Extreme Environment Experience: Bush/Jungle, Underwater, Altitude, Conflict Zone (Afghanistan)
- Voracious World Traveler (97 countries across 6 continents)
- Animal rescue volunteer around New York City; T.N.R. certified
- I can speakish French(ish)
- Staff videographer with the wonderful Merelis Productions
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