Marine & Natural History Film TutorFollowing my Zoology degree at Manchester University, I made my first documentary in the Himalayas, then soon after started work as a researcher at the BBC Natural History Unit. I moved to Scorer Associates as an assistant producer where I worked on a number of blue-chip wildlife documentaries for the BBC and Discovery, including big cats, elephants and the first ever series about the natural and human history of Congo. Through this work, I became a specialist in central Africa, chimpanzees, gorillas and ape cultures. I have also worked extensively as a development producer on series for BBC, Discovery, PBS and others. I have produced films and online content for WWF: creating live story, image and data streams from people working on the frontlines of conservation for WWF Life. I've also produced films for NGOs such as rainforest charity Cool Earth and Stand Up for Nature - an incredible bicycle-cinema project showing local conservation films to remote communities in Kenya. And in my first foray into story-telling with still images, I produced the Endangered book with Tim Flach.
|1995||BSc (Hons) Zoology||Manchester University|
Honors and awards
|2001||Grand Teton Award - Best of Festival - Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival for The Cultured Ape|
Research interests and expertiseSpecial interests:
- human relationships with the rest of the natural world, specifically the concept of 'human-uniqueness' and how filmmakers and photographers can tell stories that dispel this false perception and replace it with one of kinship with all of life;
- researching and developing how filmmakers can be most effective in communicating conservation, with an emphasis on solutions-based stories.
Areas of teaching
- Wildlife and conservation film research
- post-production and theory
- Marine & Natural History Film