Madelaine is owner and producer at Nutshell Productions, the wildlife and conservation production company.
also Director of the Great Apes Film Initiative (GAFI), a non profit organisation which used the power of film and the media in service of conservation.
Her specialties include:
- Wildlife film production
- Conservation filmmaking
- Wildlife film training
- Project Management
Nutshell Productions specialises in natural history and conservation based filmmaking.
Owned and managed by producer Madelaine Westwood, Nutshell produces documentaries, initiates and co-ordinates global film based conservation projects, and actively trains the next generation of wildlife filmmakers in many aspects of their chosen profession.
If you go to the website you can find out more about the programmes in production by Nutshell Productions, and explore the company's other initiatives in conservation and training... Also see GAFI.
The Great Apes Film Initiative (GAFI) uses the power of film and media to engage all those who can make a difference to endangered great apes. This involves getting films to Presidents, Ministers in government, national television audiences and many local communities, schools, universities, wildlife management centres, ...even Karaoke bars across Africa and SE Asia.
Since its inception six years ago GAFI has screened films to approximately 300 million people in 14 great ape range states and carries out monitoring programmes to check how effective its screening projects are being. GAFI gets its screenings out via 4x4 vehicles and river boats which hasnt been very cost effective or environmentally friendly - however we are now embarking upon the worlds first conservation pedal powered cinema systems screenings where we use a bicycle to travel from one village to another and screen the films usisng pure person power on the bike.