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About 1iOpen Productions

Award winning adventure film and TV production, specializing in
remote environment and expedition content, on all 7 continents.
Meet the Executive Team
Viv Smith - Director

Viv holds a Bachelor of Digital Media from the College of Fine Arts, part of which she completed in Paris at the Université Diderot, making her a fluent French Speaker and holder of useless film facts. ​

Viv has worked around the world from the jungles of Costa Rica to the Swiss Alps. She gained valuable marketing experience at Sydney based advertising firm; Brains Designs, and has worked on a range of projects from fashion, feature film production, TVCs, corporate video and music videos. Viv now directs and produces her own work at 1iOpen Productions.​

Viv is also a keen musician, proficient in piano and trumpet (and recently Ukulele - a more suitable option for a life on the road).

Erik Nachtrieb - Executive Producer

Erik holds a Masters in Molecular Biology from Western Washington University and worked as a scientist in stem cell research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

During this time Erik actively competed in Adventure Racing, including the popular TV show "Eco Challenge" where he raced in Fiji for 10 days.

Finally Erik combined everything into a passion for storytelling, creating 1iOpen Productions. 1iOpen's work has relied on Erik's business skills, negotiation tactics and management experience to arrange access to military controlled zones and cooperation with foreign governments and clients.

Erik competed in the USA wrestling Olympic trials and has forgotten every word he ever learnt in Japanese. 

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