Adventures in Wild California


Join some of California’s most unique residents, and experience the wonders of this amazing state’s farthest edges as few ever have.  From sky surfing over San Diego, to snowboarding in Tahoe, to excavating the heart of a 30-story tall giant sequoia tree, saving stranded baby sea otters, and surfing giant waves at “Mavericks” in Half Moon Bay, there’s something for everyone.

Film Information

Director(s): Greg MacGillivray

Producer(s): Alec Lorimore, Greg MacGillivray, Mark Krenzien

Narrator(s): Jimmy Smits

Release: 2000

Runtime(s): 41

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Awards & Accolades

      • Greg MacGillivray was named “Man of the Year” in 2001 and installed in the California Tourism Hall of Fame, where he joins Walt Disney and other California luminaries.
      • The film was featured in top press around the world, including notable pieces in USA Today and National Geographic.
      • The film was also mentioned as part of the promotion of California Wild – a 3-part TV series from Discovery Communications’ International Travel Channel, which ran in primetime in the fall of 2000 and 2001.
      • United Airlines ran six 2-minute features on the film on all domestic and international flights, which played for 6 months and reached over 15 million passengers.

Other Credits

Music by Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac