Bevis' involvement in wilderness adventure has been fundamental in guiding his choices and decisions in all filmmaking projects, whether in art films, commercials, music videos or documentary work.
He approaches every filmmaking project as he would when setting out to climb a mountain. Its success depends on a wide-ranging and tested technical background and a clarity of purpose and vision.
Bevis Bowden lives in London and is a Fine Art Film graduate from Central St.Martins.
Gaining national qualifications in Mountain Leadership Bevis guided nationally and internationally with ascents in the European Alps, North America and expeditions to the Himalayas.
Notable ascents include: The North Face of the Eiger; The Walker Spur on the Grandes Jorasses; The Cassin Ridge on Denali and a first ascent of a previously unclimbed peak in the Indian Himalaya.
Bevis is also an experienced Telemark skier exploring the backcountry of the European Alps and North America.
Bevis runs practical field based workshops in filmmaking that focus on the complete craft necessary for the making of short films. He has delivered training for BBC Arts New Creatives; Channel Four Random Acts and, Screen South.
Prior to his work as a Cinematographer and Filmmaker Bevis was Head of Production at Film and Video Umbrella. He produced over 20 productions working alongside emerging and established filmmakers and artists.
Bevis owns a comprehensive camera unit based on a 4K Canon C300 MKII with Zeiss optics and support for the most extreme conditions. He runs a comprehensive edit suite.
Bevis has filmed and worked with the following:
The Arts Council of England; The Arts Council of Wales; The Barbican; BBC; John Cale; Nick Franglen; Film and Video Umbrella; Hamish Fulton; Ori Gersht; Great North Run Culture; Graham Gussin; The Henry Moore Foundation; Tom Hunter; Shona Illingworth; Make Music New York Festival; Melanie Manchot; Robby Müller; The Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris; Museum of Fine Art Boston; National Museum Wales; Nuit Blanche, Paris; Ogilvy & Mather; Olympic Delivery Authority; Random Acts/Channel 4; Screen South; The Serpentine Gallery; SRG SSR / Swiss TV broadcaster; Turner Contemporary Margate; Mark Wallinger; The Wellcome Trust.