Bettina started her career with the National Parks and Wildlife Service before working for the BBC Natural History Units’ David Attenborough series Trails of Life. Before her role as Executive Producer and Principal of WildBear, Bettina Dalton was a Managing Director of WildFury and owner of stock footage company Content Mint. Bettina’s first passion is natural history and stories of a natural world. She has produced and directed diverse genres of award-winning content for all Australian and most international television broadcasters, including ZDF, Arte, NDR, BBC, PBS, National Geographic, and Discovery Channels. Bettina’s projects include series such as Shadow of the Shark (2000, Nat Geo), The Coral Triangle (2013, ZDF/Arte, Discovery Asia), Wild Australia (2014, ZDF, NDR, National Geographic), Big Red (2014, National Geographic), Boss Croc (2017, National Geographic, France2), Dino Bird (2017, Nat Geo, ZDF), The Wild Ones (2013, Czech co-production with KM Plus Media), The Wildest River (2014, Malaysian co-production), Making Tracks (2014, NDR, History Channel, Readers Digest) and her most feature documentary, Playing with Sharks, a 2021 Official Sundance nominee. Bettina is currently working on a Feature Documentary about regenerative farming.
Ready, Steady, Pitch! topic
WildBear is looking for interesting archive collections and archive based ideas that might lend themselves to footage based shows. Bettina is looking specifically for Natural History exploring animal behaviour, animal and human relationships, and environmental ideas.