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William W.

La Paz, Bolivia16 reviews

$250 - $700 / Day

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Top Services

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    14 reviews
  • Documentary DP

    9 reviews
  • Field Producer

    2 reviews



  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • 4K video camera
  • Drone


  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Sliders
  • Lighting kit

About William

I am a filmmaker, journalist and photographer living and working in La Paz, Bolivia. I have been working throughout this country since 2008, and in January 2014 made it my permanent home. I work largely in marginalized communities, with a focus on rural issues. In the past, I was the Editor-In-Chief of Bolivian Express, a monthly magazine and Bolivia’s largest English language publication. I have worked all over the world as a videographer and filmmaker, sharing stories on a wide spectrum of topics, from the lives of refugee camp residents in Kenya to families caring for autistic children in Northern Ireland. In January 2016 I presented via video call to Storyhunter's first San Francisco ScreenUp event, discussing my work and presenting a video I produced and shot that remains AJ+ Español's most viral video, currently with more than 18m Facebook views.

Top Projects

  • Chuño and Climate Change - Bolivia's Most Sacred Potato Tradition At Risk

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Field Producer

    On the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, farmers have harvested potatoes as a staple food source. Farmers here continue to preserving their tubers by making chuño, a process of freeze-drying potatoes for long-term storage that includes stomping on them barefoot and burying them over and over again. But this practice, and the potato crops themselves, are being threatened by climate change.

    Produced for OZY on Storyhunter

    August 2018

  • Wild wool of the Andes the finest in the world

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Field Producer

    I produced, directed and shot this informative documentary short for Business Insider and their So Expensive series.

    Produced for Business Insider on Storyhunter

    January 2022

  • Bolivia's Transport in the Sky

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP

    La Paz’s Mi Teleférico urban gondola system allows commuters to soar through the sky between La Paz and El Alto, an urban area of more than 2 million people. Opened in May 2014, the system was an engineering feat in and of itself, and this record-breaking, 10-kilometer system is greeting its second anniversary with plans for an additional 7 lines to add 20 kilometers to the system.

    Produced for AJPlus on Storyhunter

    April 2016

  • Weaving for Hearts

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    In Bolivia, indigenous Aymara women use their traditional weaving skills for the manufacturing of a medical device that is saving the lives of children with sever heart conditions. The piece was produced and shot in October 2016, and reached over 1.5 million views on Facebook within 24 hours.

    Produced for AJPlus on Storyhunter

    October 2016

  • Reed Boat Adventurer Readies to Set Sail

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    US adventurer Phil Buck has come to La Paz, Bolivia to build a reed boat to take him across the Pacific Ocean from Chile to Australia. Using ancient techniques alongside traditional boat builders from Lake Titicaca, he has worked for months building the hull. Simple adventure aside, Phil hopes to prove that ancient civilizations where able to sail further across the globe than currently believed.

    Produced for AJPlus on Storyhunter

    November 2016

All Services


  • Fixer

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Documentary DP
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Sound Mixer
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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