Hi, I'm Caroline Hedin.
I am a science storyteller and filmmaker behind FieldLab Films driven to explore the human dimensions of conservation. I recently directed a Travel Alberta award-winning web series for Parks Canada about the return of bison to Banff National Park, and my first film, Rockies Repeat which explores the cultural impacts of climate change premiered at the 2021 Banff Mountain Film Festival.
My work has appeared on the National Geographic Voices Blog, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Banff Park Museum, the Calgary Zoo, Xploring by the Seat of Your Pants,.
I also founded and curated Parks Canada's first-ever blog.
Contact me for collaborations.
Recent Film Work
Director + Producer
A team of Indigenous and settler artists race to capture a disappearing landscape as climate change threatens the future of glacial environments in the Canadian Rockies. Their journey is moving, heartbreaking, and healing.
The film premiered at the 2021 Banff Mountain Film Festival, and will be showcased as part of an exhibition at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in 2022.
Bison Vlog Webseries
As a Digital Storytelling Specialist for Parks Canada, I directed a five-part web series about the return of bison to Banff National Park.
The series follows a team of scientists as they work to return a keystone species to Banff's most remote valleys. It garnered both a Travel Alberta award and a CEO award, Parks Canada's highest honour.
Walking With the Buffalo
Co-Producer + Coordinator
In partnership with Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, I co-produced a film with Indigenous youth filmmakers from the Nakoda AV Club about the cultural importance of bison.
I led the crew on a multi-day horse expedition into the remote backcountry of Banff National Park. Then the youth crafted a short doc that was showcased as a feature screening and panel talk event at the 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Bison Return Exhibit
I teamed up with Daughter Creative to develop an interactive educational exhibit about the historic return of bison to Banff National Park. As the project manager, I led the conceptual design & copywriting while the team at Daughter Creative made it come alive.
The exhibit debuted at the Banff Park Museum, in the heart of the town of Banff. It is now part of the permanent gallery at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site.
2018 + 2019
I worked as the creative director in collaboration with lighting engineers with Limbic Media to develop an interactive light sculpture that made the Banff National Park bison reintroduction come to life at the Calgary Zoo's annual ZOOLIGHTS event.
The voice-activated LED lights move in response to sound, creating a mesmerizing experience and a tangible connection to an exciting conservation story.