In myth and legend Coyote is both creator and trickster, a combination of storyteller and protagonist who wages a battle against complacency in the natural world. Spirit, humor, and artful guise are his watchwords.

In this world, Coyote Films is a creative production company - the manifestation of muse in its many aspects. We create experiences:  documentaries, films, television commercials and digital media that let the eyes and the ears celebrate the differences around us.

We dance, like Coyote, into the future.


About Coyote Films

As a group their credits include national commercials, television special events, corporate image projects, and a number of important documentary films.


Bill Bayne, Writer/Director

Bill brings to every project years of film and television experience. His numerous honors include awards at the San Francisco Film Festival, the Houston International Film Festival, the Time-Life “Freddy” Award for Public Service Films, The New York Art Director’s Club Award as well as numerous Tellys, Pollys, and Addys. For two decades, his production company and editorial facilities have been a cornerstone of the San Francisco production community.


Bill Bayne



Zach Hammer, Editor

Mr. Hammer’s previous credits include editor for the film, Lolo’s Child, and the national PBS series, Backroad Adventures. He has worked on the set of Titanic, Boogie Nights and The Apostle. Zach’s editorial client list includes Comcast, Wells Fargo, Macromedia, Sega, and TMP Worldwide. His brilliant edits have earned numerous kudos and awards. Zach is an accomplished musician, and in the evenings he can be found on stage playing guitar with the band Five A.M.

Zach Hammer



Ariana Wills, Editor / Digital Media Guru

Ariana Wills is one of a rare breed of skilled artists – a talent whose expertise bridges art, technology and storytelling. She is an expert in multiple digital platforms, and brings to each one her practiced eye and her genuine good humor. Ariana’s many contributions to the film & digital universe have garnered multiple awards and the genuine respect of her peers and colleagues.

Ariana Wills


Stewards of the Wild Sea honored at BLUE Ocean Film Festival

Stewards of the Wild Sea was honored as a finalist for Best Film at the 2014 BLUE Ocean Film Festival.

Directed by Bill Bayne, Stewards of the Wild Sea is the third film in a series that illuminates the pioneering conservation efforts of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative in California.

The first film in the series, A Sheltered Sea was honored as Best Ocean Conservation Film at the 2009 BLUE Ocean Film Festival.


Blair Underwood featured in new Childrens Institute film, A Community of Hope.

Blair Underwood featured in new Childrens Institute film, A Community of Hope.

Once again, Childrens Institute chose Coyote Films to produce a new film about the important work they do in Los Angeles’ troubled communities.

Directed by Bill Bayne and edited by Ariana Wills, A Community of Hope features on-camera narration by Blair Underwood, and highlights CII’s blend of clinical, youth development and early childhood programs.

Following up on the award-winnning film featuring Angie Harmon, this documentary sequel shows how Childrens Institute continues to help children in LA’s most challenged areas heal from the trauma of family and community violence. Like its predecessor, it was honored with a 2016 Telly Award.

  • If it weren’t for Zach and Ariana this guy would be out of business!

    Bill Criswell – Inception Marketing
  • “Ain’t it the truth…”

    Bill Bayne – Coyote Films

Our Clients and Friends

No one does anything worthwhile without the inspiration of others. We work together, and together we create more.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Diamond Almonds
California Earthquake Authority
Charles Schwab & Co.
Chung King
Clif Bar
Federal Home Loan Bank
Fremont Bank
Health Call
Health Plan of the Redwoods
Hewlett Packard
Hunt Wesson
KGO-Channel 7
KRON-Channel 4
Liberty House

O’Connor Hospital
Orville Redenbacher
Pier 39
Saint Agnes Medical Center
San Jose Hospital
SF Federal Savings
Site For Sore Eyes
Spare the Air
The Wine Group
Toyota – Northern California

  • Clif Bar
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Clorox
  • Blue Diamond Almonds
  • Charles Schwab & Co.
  • Chevron
  • Overall Campaign & TV spot, “Louisiana”

    2016 Gold POLLIE
  • “A Community of Hope”, Documentary,
    Shriners Hospital

    2016 TELLY Award
  • “Where Dreams Come True”, Documentary,
    Shriners Hospital

    2014 TELLY Award
  • “A Sheltered Sea”, Best Ocean Conservation Film

    2009 BLUE Ocean Film Festival
  • “A Safe Place for Kids”, Documentary,
    Childrens Institute

    2009 Telly Award
  • “Louisiana”, TV commercial

    2016 TELLY Award
  • “A Change of Heart”, Documentary,
    UCSF Medical Center

    2003 FREDDIE Award


Everybody knows about Australia, but have you thought about it lately?

“Doc” Zig Zag

“The Domestique” Clif Bar

“Magic Fashion Show” Colorforms

Mother’s Day

“Dr. Death” Prop 161

“Expediency” Measure 38

“Behind Closed Doors” Saif Keeping

“Outside the Box” ZERO, University Games



If we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.

“A Community of Hope”
Childrens Institute
2016 Telly Award

“Stewards of the Wild Sea”
WILD Europe 2013
Finalist, 2014 BLUE Ocean Film Festival

“Where Dreams Come True”
Shriners Hospital
2014 TELLY Award

“A Safe Place for Kids”
Childrens Institute
2009 Telly Award

“A Sheltered Sea” (preview)
Blue Ocean Film Festival 2009
Best Ocean Conservation Film

“A Change of Heart”
Documentary, UCSF Medical Center
2003 FREDDIE Award


Contact Us

We thrive on human contact.

(415) 954.0954

1001 Bridgeway #164 Sausalito, CA 94965