CrowdShot Media specializes in producing travel content for online and TV audiences. Our original productions aim to tell entertaining stories of people working and traveling around the world.

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Kangaroo Creek

Kangaroo Creek Farms is the “accidental” tourist destination.

Located in British Columbia’s scenic Okanagan, this family business does not do paid advertising, yet the strength of word-of-mouth and positive reviews brings in over 100,000 visitors from March to September every year. It began in 2011 with only 2,000 visitors.

Now out of land and out of parking to expand, they’ve made a move to new property four times larger. In 2020, they open the new and improved Kangaroo Creek Farms.

Kangaroo Creek follows the adventures of couple Caroline MacPherson and Greg Wightman, who fell into the tourism business by importing a handful of kangaroos that were destined for slaughter.

Those initial 10 roos now number more than 50, making their unique “petting” zoo the only one of its kind in Canada.

Along with an eclectic cast of staff, Kangaroo Creek features the heartbreak and happiness of breeding and raising exotic animals who have become part of the family.

For broadcasters, Kangaroo Creek is factual content for wide audience viewing. One look at the baby kangaroos (joeys) being hand-raised in the family house is enough “cute factor” to win anyone over.

Kangaroo Creek is currently in development.

Format: 10 x 22 episodic series

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Video Voyagers

Imagine being paid to travel the world? It’s not all glamour for the top travel influencers — it takes work and skill to create digital content that gets you an audience and respect from brands.

Video Voyagers follows Canada’s leading travel vloggers as they show us how they make their living. We’ll go behind the scenes to see how they produce weekly, sometimes daily posts of their travel activities, often with no more than a camera and their personality. No film crew, no script.

That skill and experience will come in handy as Video Voyagers challenges them to help discover and mentor the next group of top travel influencers.

Video Voyagers is a 10-episode series that combines three unscripted genres: travel, documentary, and competition. They have three months to transform everyday people into travel influencers and start building an online audience. The final judges are you, the audience, who get to vote for your favourite videos.

Video Voyagers is currently in development.

Format: 8 x 44 reality game show

 

 

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Work Play Vacay

Canadian YouTube vlogger Paula Hlavacek travels to Australia to discover interesting tourist attractions and unique jobs in tourism.

Each episode features Paula learning about some of the well-known — and lesser-known — tourist attractions. She hopes to meet travellers and locals who help make the local tourism industry a success. Combining participation journalism and travel entertainment, Work Play Vacay will show what it takes to be a part of Australia’s growing tourism industry.

Episodes of Work Play Vacay can now be viewed on YouTube.

Find out if Paula is brave enough to try the trapeze for the first time:

 

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World School

Every year, thousands of Canadian teachers make an important decision in their careers and personal lives. They head overseas to teach at Canadian-style schools, even if it means sacrificing relationships and job opportunities at home. Why do they do it? What kinds of adventures do they encounter along the way? Will they survive their new surroundings?

World School travels to Malaysia to follow the story of a group of Canadian school teachers who teach at a Canadian-style high school in Kuala Lumpur. After their first year overseas, we find out who didn’t make it to the end, who made the most of their assignment, and who’s ready to stay for longer.

This documentary began production in April 2017 is expected to be completed by Spring 2020.

Format: 1-hour documentary; seeking distribution