Michael Potter is an award winning wildlife cinematographer and producer. With his intensive survival training it has led him to film in some of the most remote places in the world.

Michael began his training at Savannah College of Art and Design where he met his mentor who worked at National Geographic for a number of years winning Academy Awards. After college Michael 'Remi' Potter co-created 'Jose Remi Productions' with a colleague. They had the honor of creating content for many reputable companies such as National Geographic, TIME, and Digitas LBI. Since the inception of the company Michael has continued his passion of environmental filmmaking as a Cinematographer and Producer which has taken him around the world. From filming sulfur miners in an active volcano on East Java, Indonesia, to bioluminescent glow worms 150 feet underground in caves of New Zealand. Michaels journeys continue as he prepares himself for every ecosystem on the planet. 



  • NAUI Open Water SCUBA, August, 2014
  • FAA Remote Pilot License Part 107, June 2017                            
  • Wilderness First Responder, September 2016
  • BOSS 7 Day Field Course, November 2016                          
  • Tom Brown Tracker School, September 2016                      
  • Karamat Wilderness Ways, August 2017                            


Like a Wolf’ - Cinematographer

  • Best Mountain Sport Film- Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, 2017
  • Film Finalist - BANFF Mountain Film Festival, 2016
  • Official Selection - Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, 2017

‘Beneath Paradise’ - Cinematographer

  • Best Short - Blue Ocean Film Festival, 2015
  • Official Selection - Apalachicola RiverFront FF, 2015
  • Emerging Filmmaker Award -Grays Reef Film Festival, 2016
  • Official Selection - Tassie Eco Film Fest, 2015

‘Cheek By Jowl’ - Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Writer

  • Screening- National Museum of Animals & 
  • Society in LA, 2014
  • Film Finalist - Blue Ocean Film Festival, 2014
  • Best Film- Animal Film Festival, 2014

Download Resume to see full list. 


Camera Support

  • Miller Compass 12 Solo 75 Two-Stage CF Tripod
  • Feather Crane Plus by Lite Pro Gear
  • Dynamic Perception 6ft Stage Zero Electronic Slider
  • Ramper Pro
  • Phantom-2 W/ Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal


  • Arri 3- 650W Light Kit
  • Diffusion, gels, bounce


  • RED Epic MX
  • Cannon 5DMKIII
  • Atmos Ninja 2 Recorder
  • GoPro Hero 4 Black
  • Phantom 4 Professional

Lenses (Cannon L-Series)

  • 50mm F/1.2
  • 16-35mm F/2.8
  • 70-200mm F/2.8


  • Audio Technica Wired Lav Mic
  • Rode NTG3 Shotgun Mic
  • Zoom H4n