Baker Street with Thom Pollard

Revisit many of his dramatic adventures around the world, while meeting guests who have found the key to happiness.

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Thom Pollard of EYES OPEN PRODUCTIONS is an award-winning Director of Photography and Filmmaker who has filmed from Easter Island to the summit of Mount Everest and everything in between. His films and camera work have won numerous television, film and production awards, including an Emmy for (Orphan Orca/PBS), finalist of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for best cinematography (Lost on Everest/BBC) as well as a Silver Telly in the Nature/Wildlife category for his camera work on a Mako shark documentary (Monster Fish). His photographs have appeared in dozens of books and languages worldwide, as well as in numerous publications, including National Geographic Magazine.

Thom is an experienced public speaker, thrilling audiences across North America with his tales of adventure, using his brilliant photographs and films. He is said to have the “It” factor. His presentations create powerful impressions for schools, businesses and annual events.

Thom has filmed three Everest documentaries spanning two decades. Notably, he was high-altitude cameraman during the discovery of the body of lost British mountaineer George Leigh Mallory at nearly 27,000 feet in 1999, 75 years after his disappearance (Lost on Everest, PBS/BBC).

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Speaker and storyteller Thom Pollard delivers exceptional presentations to audiences throughout North America. Said to have the ‘It’ factor, Pollard’s presentations are geared to inspire a deeper understanding of self and elicit the motivations which drive us to tackle seemingly insurmountable goals.

Drawing upon his extensive adventure career, Thom shares his most intimate experiences as a filmmaker and climber in a rich and emotionally moving presentation. His knowledge of the history of Mount Everest and his own personal triumphs and losses on the world’s highest peak create a dramatic backdrop from which Thom artfully weaves his presentation.

Motivation, Performance, Teamwork, Self Image and Overcoming Obstacles are all interwoven into Thom’s presentations. Each presentation is tailored to fit each event or business theme.

 

Marmot • Boston Museum of Science • Boston University • Harvard Travellers Club • Wilderness Risk Management Conference • TEDx Olympic Manufacturing • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs • Moorhead State University, Minnesota

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Thom has filmed three Everest documentaries spanning two decades. He was high altitude cameraman during the expedition that discovered the body of lost British mountaineer George Leigh Mallory at nearly 27,000 feet in 1999, 75 years after his disappearance (PBS/BBC). He also filmed Accidental Climber in 2014, which was released to critical acclaim in 2018. In 2016, during the filming of Sharing Everest, Thom reached the summit on May 22nd under a brilliant full moon. Sharing Everest is currently in production.

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The Explorers Club, 2001American Alpine Club, 2000

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