Westbound Productions began as an idea to help share people’s dreams with the world while making sure people can continue to dream in this world. With the growth of technology and social media, we found that the best way to do that is through the motion picture medium. Working in Grand Rapids helped us to understand the importance of running a business sustainably, and with the help of the resources here we were able to learn from other entrepreneurs leading the way in sustainable business. After gaining some experience from wiser West Michigan filmmakers, Tyler Wiewiora started Westbound in January of 2016. We have yet to see a sustainable production company here in West Michigan, so we tasked ourselves as being the first. One way we do that is by planting trees to offset our footprint. Our hope is to change the statistic and encourage other production companies, filmmakers, and businesses to go green.
To lead the way as the first sustainable production company in West Michigan giving you the opportunity to make a positive impact on our environment by filling our planet with art and trees.
Why trees you ask? What a fantastic question. We’re trying to revolutionize the sustainable business industry and offset our carbon footprint by planting trees. Trees impact us (humans) economically, socially, and environmentally. The less trees we have, the worse the impact. The more trees we have, the better the impact. Learn more about the impact from trees at American Forests.
WHY WEST MICHIGAN?
Michigan is our home. Part of being a sustainable business is helping your community. We’re big supporters of our local neighbors, businesses, and filmmakers here in West Michigan. The best way to help the Michigan economy work for everyone is by using local vendors and helping local clients.
Film. Plant. Repeat.
Filming just so happens to be our passion, and we want to shed light on Michigan film production. There’s some pretty neat stuff going on here and we want to show it through the medium of motion picture. Plus, we’re trying to encourage the entire industry to go green. Thanks to PGA Green‘s guides, sustainable filmmaking has a start.
WHY DO WE CARE?
Since we’re a Michigan-based company, we have a lot of ties to the forests of the land and our great lakes. Believe it or not, trees help sustain life in the forests and keep our lakes and air fresh and clean. However, deforestation is taking its toll all around the world, and we’re seeing the affects here at home. Our lakes are eroding, getting warmer, and becoming more and more polluted. Parking lots, strip malls, and empty buildings are taking over our forests.But don’t worry, that’s where we come in. We’re here to plant trees to keep our hunting grounds, beaches, trails, and cities clean and green.
Spread the Art.
Spread the Trees.
Spread the Word.
MEET THE TEAM
Owner / Producer
Tyler is a West Michigan native, growing up in Muskegon and moving to Grand Rapids to start his business. Tyler has a passion for all things green and knew it would be important to build his business around the idea of sustainability. You can see Tyler biking to work even in the most treacherous weather to reduce his carbon footprint. He enjoys dark craft beers, long hikes, whiskey, and a fine cigar with friends. Tyler fights for sustainability so he can continue hiking through the woods and the lakeshore of Michigan.
Sales / Social Media
Jay was born in Ohio and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. He and Tyler have had many a deep conversation on the beach of Lake Michigan. Jay has a passion for hearing people’s stories. You can often find him pondering in thought as he walks down an endless road listening to Death Cab for Cutie. He enjoys car rides, sunsets, PBR, and a good craft beer. Jay fights for sustainability so that future generations will know how to give more than they take. His favorite tree is the sugar maple.
Now it’s your turn to do your part in sharing your message.
Contact us for a sustainable video. or Learn more about our sustainable business.