The Path of Grey Owl

“The question is not what we get out of nature, but what can we give back to nature.”

The Path of Grey Owl is a new film by Goh Iromoto, shot on location in Ontario, Canada. It follows world renowned bushcraft export Ray Mears through the wilderness of the Temagami region, as he explores the path of acclaimed author and conservationist Grey Owl (also known as Archibald Belaney).

While reflecting on the landscape that shaped Grey Owl into the person that he was, Ray further delves into Grey Owl’s message about protecting our wilderness, and explains why this is still so relevant and important in our present day.

Produced in partnership by Northeastern Ontario & the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation.

  • Goh Iromoto
    Director / Writer / Cinematographer
  • Ray Mears
    Key Cast
  • Alex Mathias
    Key Cast
  • Virginia McKenzie
    Key Cast
  • Tom Saville
    Key Cast
  • Nike Valeus Anderson
    Assistant Editors
  • Courtney Boyd
    Assistant Editors
  • Jay Smith
    Motion Designer
  • Joe Barrucco
    Re-recording Mixer & Sound Editor
  • Gary & Joanie McGuffin

    Location & Guide Support
  • Roger Assiniwe
    Traditional Drumming (Intro)
  • “Spirit Journey” by David Laronde
    Original Music (Ending Credits)
  • Temagami First Nation and Bear island
    Special Thanks
  • Jamie Saville
    Special Thanks
  • Smoothwater Outfitters
    Special Thanks
  • Temagami Canoe Company
    Special Thanks
  • Temagami Canoe Festival
    Special Thanks
  • Carolyn Laronde
    Special Thanks
  • Ontario Parks
    Special Thanks
  • Lakeland Airways
    Special Thanks
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Outdoor, Nature, Environmental, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Reel Paddling Film Festival
    Toronto
    February 25, 2016
    Canada Premiere, North American Premiere, World Premiere
Director Biography

Goh’s curiosity with stories of the human spirit led him to a career in documentary photography and filmmaking. Everything he learned working in these genres continue to have a huge influence on his commercial work, where he is known for carefully executed cinematography and the authentic feel of documentary.

To look at his work is to see a filmmaker shaped by the very things he's captured through a camera lens. From a bone chilling dogsled adventure in Vermillion Bay to an underwater shoot in the remote islands of Indonesia, from meeting amazing new people to exploring some of the planet's most incredible locations; Goh is able to draw upon a lifetime of unique experiences and his passion for storytelling.

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