About Wildbear Our story

An integrated factual entertainment company, WildBear Entertainment works across television, theatrical, corporate, educational, and government communications. Formed after the 2014 merger of Australian production companies WildFury and Bearcage, WildBear combines the skills and experience of respected producers Bettina Dalton, Veronica Fury, Serge Ou, and Michael Tear.

With offices in three Australian capital cities and a comprehensive catalogue of completed projects — including co-productions with leading international and Australian broadcasters such as National Geographic, Discovery, ZDF, Arte, CCTV9, FINAS Malaysia, PBS, Beijing TV, ABC TV, Seven Network, SBS, FOXTEL, and the Nine Network — WildBear is an ideal co-production partner for international producers and broadcasters.

WildBear also owns Content Mint (formerly Absolutely Wild Visuals), an internationally renowned stock footage library. The library holds thousands of hours of HD, 35mm, S16mm, and other high end video stock footage with a focus on travel, worldwide locations, wildlife and nature.

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History

WildBear Entertainment is the product of two distinctive yet complimentary businesses encompassing film and television production as well as media for the government, corporate and educational sectors, and stock footage supply.

Formed in 2014 by the merger of Wild Fury and Bearcage Productions – and incorporating the stock library Content Mint – the company brought together a combined domestic and international industry experience of more than fifty years.

 

– About Bearcage

Founded in Canberra in 1989 by Michael Tear and Serge Ou (with Nunzio Gambale coming on board in 2004) Bearcage’s production slate was characterised by narrative driven documentaries, factual series, animation, advertising, and government and corporate communications across a range of media platforms.

 

– About Wild Fury

Itself the product of the 2011 merger of Veronica Fury’s Brisbane-based Fury Productions and Bettina Dalton’s Sydney-based Absolutely Wild, Wild Fury’s focus was on feature and broadcast productions with particular interest in natural history and factual entertainment.

 

– About Content Mint

Content Mint is Australia’s leading independent provider of archive footage. Managing over one million stock footage shots captured by over fifty of the world’s best news gatherers and filmmakers, the library represents science, wildlife, landscapes, aerials, CGI, history and the arts.

 

Combining an exciting and diverse mix of production specialities with an established industry presence, WildBear Entertainment is a company proud of its past and passionate about its future.

The Wildbear Way

Wildbear is proud of its culture and achievements.

Our work is guided by our vision which is an approach to business called “The Wildbear Way”.

The Wildbear Way is:

  • to be renowned for problem solving and offering clients great solutions and responsive service
  • to be an employer of choice
  • to do work of the highest creative and technical standard that exceeds our client expectations, and
  • to create an internationally recognised brand

The Wildbear Way determines how we fulfil our mission, which is to connect with people by creating experiences for audiences.

And this is driven by our philosophy: to be proud of the work we do.

These statements constitute our approach to business; they are part of the induction of staff, they are used as a yard stick when we meet as a team to discuss our work, and they are published here so that we may be accountable to all those with whom we have dealings.  If you work for or with Wildbear, or we work for you, The Wildbear Way is what you can expect.