An energetic and dynamic film maker, currently working on various independent projects.
Robbie's background is in zoology and conservation with special interest in animal behaviour.
He is easy and fun to work with and loves big challenges.
Experience in remote environments including South African bushveld and the French Alps.
Experience in science radio broadcasting and podcasting.
Extensive work in scientific research with special interest in animal behaviour.
Proficient in various video and audio editing software.
Currently working in behavioural research at the University of Bristol but with time to work in a Bristol based media position. He is looking to expand his experience within wildlife film making through various possible routes.
Abbie is a 20-year-old semi-professional filmmaker, presenter, and adventurer specialising in promotional shorts and wildlife conservation and expedition-style films. In late 2012 she established the production company Song Thrush Productions and currently produces every aspect of her work, from research, script writing, filming, presenting and editing.
Her work has since gained national and international recognition and she has produced films around the world for companies and events of all shapes and sizes, from the United Nations and Jurassic Coast UNESCO team, to town councils and educational charities. Her work has been screened at major events such as the Paris Climate Meetings in 2015 (COP21) and Jurassic Coast seminars.
Abbie is an enthusiastic long-distance backpacker, traditional archer, trail runner, climber, dog-lover and more. She is a trained mountain leader, qualified PADI Open Water Diver and fitness instructor, and experienced bushcraft instructor.
Through every aspect of her work, be it film, radio, photography or public speaking, she aims to encourage her audience to ‘Spend More Time In The WILD’, passionately communicating environmental messages and the importance of spending time in nature for physical and emotional wellbeing.
Sarah Bell has been working hands on with exotic wildlife since she was 16 years old. She has worked with tigers rescued from the pet trade, flown exotic birds over audiences for different education programs at several accredited zoological facilities, studied chimpanzees in West Africa, and worked to further awareness of conservation issues as a public speaker.
She has her Bachelors of Science in Anthropology and a Masters degree in conservation with a focus in primates and is beginning an exciting new project which will encompass a study of post-Ebola Sierra Leone, wildlife trade, and chimpanzee conservation. She has also extensively studied tourism and its effects on conservation, as well as community based conservation projects that work with local communities to better their relationship with local wildlife. Sarah’s passion lies in conservation education and understanding how to better the relationship between communities in habitat countries and the animals they share their landscape with. She is currently being published in the new Encyclopaedia of Primatology as a contributing author.
Sarah has worked as an animal handler/trainer and educator with a variety of species including reptiles, birds of prey, mammals like porcupines and dingoes, and a variety of cat species. She has also traveled extensively to experience wildlife first hand, from trekking to find Komodo Dragons to scuba diving with Dolphins in Belize’s Blue Hole.
I am a passionate Researcher/AP and Presenter and have spent three years working at a wildlife park researching stories and creating online videos for media within conservation and education. Along with this I have spent the last year teamed up with my colleague at Wildlife Film Productions creating a variety of content from stock footage to, reality reels to blue chip documentaries filming in both England and California.
Whilst working on projects I have had the opportunity to take part in pre-production (research, script write, develop stories, organise budgets, accommodation and scouting days,) production (assist cameramen in the field, go through dailies, assist with directing,) and finally post production (assist with edit and social media.) Having filmed regularly on location I am familiar with the logistics of a shoot and working with various crews/teams, liaising between them and location staff including BBC Learning English.
Alongside my research career I am an accomplished presenter both on and off screen. Having toured shows both nationally and internationally for 12 years (credits include Science Museum Live) I am no stranger to hard work and I eventually secured a position with BBC Learning English. Realising my passion for wildlife I combined both sets of skills within my role at Paradise. I managed to massively improve the shows whilst I was there, making conservation topics both entertaining and engaging. This was recognised by the team and management and I was asked to represent paradise at the BIAZA Presenter Workshop and I ran two workshops at the ABWAK symposium in 2015. I believe certified Zoo’s can be a great way to learn about endangered animals due to their breeding programs and scientific studies and I consider my background in this area to be very beneficial within my role as a researcher.
As an incredibly ambitious person with an insatiable appetite for hard work, bundles of enthusiasm, and a veracity for learning I would be a dedicated asset for any team. For any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I am The Blowfish. The Heavy Metal Marine Biologist. Animal Handler and Wildlife Presenter.
I can provide services as a presenter and narrator as well as valued abilities as a scientifically educated researcher. I am fully trained marine biologist and have extensive knowledge in this field of study.
I have a totally unique and inimitable delivery that can take any biological premise and break it down into accurate but easily understood analogies.
Over the years I have developed a wide working knowledge of a full range of creatures including fish, mammals, invertebrates, birds, reptiles and insects. I am an experienced animal handler and can safely say, that I am comfortable working with any creature... so long as it's comfortable working with me!
As a scuba diver with 15 years experience and dual qualifications in BSAC and PADI teaching organisations, being in the water is second nature to me.
My TV experience continues to grow year on year and I am developing a reputation for being accurate, insightful and also a 1 take wonder! No missed time sheets when The Blowfish is around.
Giuseppe is a film-maker and a biologist with fifteen years of research experience in ecology and molecular biology. He worked for major scientific institutions both in the US and in Europe.
In 2004 he produced the multi-awarded film AHMED AND THE RETURN OF THE ARAB PHOENIX, a compelling story about the re-discovery in the Middle-East of an iconic bird, the Syrian Northern Bald Ibis.
In 2009 Giuseppe moved to Kenya and founded his production company, Terra Conservation Films. He collaborates with several conservation organizations and wildlife experts to make films about endangered ecosystems and raise awareness on conservation issues.
In 2012 he got his Documentary Campus Master degree (Munich, Germany).
Giuseppe's documentaries have been aired on PBS (USA) and the National Geographic Channel and were awarded at major wildlife film festivals around the world.
Adrian Cale is a television presenter with a vast knowledge of the natural world. As a curious adventurer and self-confessed animal geek he has explored the planet filming wildlife and uses his experience and observation to communicate his passion on camera. Adrian is equally at home on location or in the studio, scripted or unscripted and very much in the moment. He is a diverse and adaptable television broadcaster who can be counted on to deliver.
Press reviews include: “Endearing to watch” Radio Times, “Adrian is an engaging presenter” BBC Wildlife Magazine.
Credits include: Tarsier Towers: 25 x 30'series – Channel 5, Baboon Boot Camp: Parthenon Entertainment, Gibbons: Back in the Swing: 5 x 30' – Animal Planet/Discovery Networks, Rural Matters: Aquavita Films, Woolly Jumpers: Made in Peru: Animal Planet/Discovery Networks – Winner BEST NEWCOMER AWARD at the International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF) 2006, Make me a Monkey: Electric Sky Distribution
Born in the once dusty little town of Hesperia, California the love of nature has always been the central inspiration in my life. From rattlesnakes to cobras, alligators to anacondas, there has never been a "creepy crawly" I haven't immediately wanted to look at just a little closer and show to everyone around. I think it was my passion for sharing my passion that led me to my
career in television. What a platform to show the world all the awesome living things around us...
and so that's the short version.
I specialize in herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians), but have worked with all sorts of
animals on and off camera. I've done it all, from hiding in hand built blinds to film wild lions feeding
for National Geographic, to scuba diving with massive tiger sharks for the Discovery Channel.
Simply put there is no animal too obscure or dangerous for my camera's lens... whether
that lens be on a big body Sony 900, a Photron High Speed Camera, a Phantom, a Red Epic, or an
underwater rig (yes I am a PADI certified diver). For more on my television work see my IMDB page.
Photography is my favorite form of artistic expression and my photos appear in several books,
websites, and magazines. Occasionally I sell my photographs and donate the proceeds to a variety of causes I support. I personally love to snap images of venomous snakes from cobras to bushmasters and everything in between. I have shot production stills for National Geographic, Animal Planet and The Discovery Channel.
I travel to South Africa annually, and have a particular fondness for the herps of that region, occasionally lead small groups so others can share in my experience.
Please contact me if you
would be interested in joining me in the field some time in the future.
My original plan for my life was academia, and I still do a bit of research work as well. I have presented at the International Herpetological Symposium, speak at countless reptile societies, and co-authored both scientific papers and non-fictional books.
When I am not searching for snakes or filming I am actively involved in a number of conservation efforts including the founding of Herpetological Conservation International.
Karla is a wildlife Camerawoman, Journalist and Presenter from Mexico, recently returned from 3 years in South Africa. Her work behind camera includes the Animal Planet Series 'Shamwari: A Wild Life', aired in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and USA. Her camerawork also includes a series currently showing on NatGeo in Australia and other countries, called 'Wild and Woolly', the story of a baby elephant and his best friend, a sheep!
Karla is also an enthusiastic Presenter, who came second place at the first ever 'Wildscreen's Got Talent' competition in 2010, and is fluent in both Spanish and English.
She is a level 5 SSI Scuba Diver including Night Limited Visibility Specialty.
Her latest project, an independent film made for sharing on the internet, called A Zoo Next Door, tells the story of a man keeping big cats in the back of his house and her journey to find international help to relocate the 'zoo' animals.
Karla is keen to increase her wildlife film making experiences and so would be very happy to be an Assistant on any interesting projects too!
Award winning wildlife filmmaker and Associate Member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management with a proven track record as a conservationist and protected species consultant.
An effective, creative and resourceful communicator who has worked for two of the world’s leading producers of factual television, NHNZ and the BBC Natural History Unit.
In 2008 completed the environmental documentary Karearea: the pine falcon (aka Chance of a Lifetime), which screened at over 60 film festivals worldwide, picking up 27 awards and a host of nominations in the process.
Cristian Dimitrius is a cinematographer, photographer, biologist and television presenter specializing in wildlife and natural history. On land or underwater, from ants to whales, Cristian’s innovative cinematography and unorthodox camera techniques are helping to revolutionize the way people see and perceive wildlife. Cristian pushes the boundaries of wildlife filmmaking with his amazing still images and stunning video sequences, made with the most advanced camera technologies available. In addition to several film credits, Cristian has shot and produce for the world’s top television networks including the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Globo TV, History Channel and Animal Planet.
Cristian Dimitrius’s long-life mission is to inspire people to fall in love with our planet through his images, arousing the desire for knowledge and conservation of the place we all can call home.
With a large experience in the Brazilian Biomes he is the right man to help you to get that stunning image your production company wants to film in Brazil.
Tania is a bilingual Zoologist, wildlife camerawoman and researcher with a passion for visually stunning, emotive natural history storytelling. A recent graduate from the University of Leeds (1st class), she has now completed her MA Wildlife Filmmaking in partnership with the BBC, looking to use her research skills and creative talents to produce cinematic and stylish wildlife documentaries that are entertaining and connect with audiences. Currently she is working as a Digital Researcher on Planet Earth 2 at the BBC NHU in Bristol.
She is knowledgeable about the business and all areas of the industry including camera, lighting, sound, editing, risk assessments, scheduling, grading, mixing, producing/directing and scriptwriting. Her final wildlife film featured actress Virginia McKenna and the Born Free Foundation, where she gained exclusive access to the largest ivory burn in Africa's history; and filmed the human-lion conflict in Meru National Park with Will Travers.
Producer of two award-winning factual radio programmes, Weekly Wildlife Watch and the Travel Talk Show on LSRfm, she enjoys podcasting and writing via a blog. Tania has experience in research through location work at the BBC on Wild Cats, as well as having designed and conducted 10 months research on bats highlighting their fascinating behaviours in urban and rural areas. She also works as a part-time Camera assistant/focus puller on drama sets and aspires to become a Self-shooting Producer.
Volunteering as a film intern and tour guide in South Africa built up her knowledge of animal behaviour and habitats, as well as ways of tracking and filming them. Tania is a keen extreme adventure sportswoman and enjoys caving (single rope technique), rock climbing (rope access), horse riding, kayaking as well as running.
With 4 years of presenting experience she has presented anywhere from on live television and radio to museums and schools. She is currently a Senior Wildlife Officer for ORCA and works on a mini-cruise ferry in the North Sea, surveying marine mammals and presenting to on board guests about whale and dolphin conservation. Recent work includes guiding both BBC film crew for The One Show and Ray Mears on current documentaries. Previous to this, Sara has been the President of Newcastle University’s Zoological Society, a Wildlife Guide and Presenter on a Whale Watching boat in Scotland and a Wildlife Rehabilitator in Canada - working with black bears, coyotes, raccoons and much more.
Sara also excels with the written word and is currently writing a book about wildlife conservation in Canada. She has worked as a Features Journalist for a newspaper and has recently published an article in the UK Wolf Conservation Trust magazine, in addition to producing, narrating and editing a wolf biology DVD.
A hardy traveller, Sara has backpacked all over the world from +40°c in the Sahara Desert to -40°c in the Yukon Territories. She is never afraid of hard work and always researching her next expedition. Relative new comer looking to gain more work and experience.
Interested in: Presenting, Public Speaking, Researching, Writing, Editing.
What I can offer: Passion for communicating science and Natural History subjects in an enthusiastic manner, flexibility, wildlife guiding and experience working in remote locations.
I am a TV & Media Presenter based in Australia. Combining my background as a biological research scientist, experience in teaching, passion for health and interest in natural history, I present and author content across science, health, nature and travel.
I am qualified as a biological research scientist and have a background in cancer and stem cell research at the University of New South Wales. I also have experience in teaching science and medicine students in fun and interactive ways. I have a love for wildlife, having grown up on the Great Barrier Reef and currently work as a wildlife rescuer with the organisation Sydney Wildlife.
My presenting style is informative with a youthful and fun approach, appealing to a broad demographic. I have developed material for platforms including television, radio and print. My programming ideas have caught the eye of networks including Nat Geo and Discovery who I have met with in the United States. My goal is to continue networking and be involved with current or developing programs in the factual, educational and lifestyle genres, where I can bring my unique background and distinct character as a presenter.
Award winning filmmaker Kire Godal makes natural history and conservation films on Africa, as well as commercial and promotional films for African companies and NGO's.
Her work can be seen internationally on the National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild worldwide, Discovery Animal Planet, Fox, France 5, among many others.
As a filmmaker and explorer Kire is the first to film many rare and secret ceremonies of diverse traditional African groups. She is also passionate about wildlife, and dedicated to human-wildlife stories and environmental issues.
Kire was nominated for the prestigious 2014 Panda Award given at Wildscreen Film Festival UK for her film Lion Guardians. Her film Lion Warriors for National Geographic was nominated at 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival for best in People & Nature category, as well as being a finalist in three categories at the International Wildlife Film Festival 2011. There Will Always Be Lions? won two Merit Awards for "Conservation Ethics & Cultural Message" at the International Wildlife Film Festival 2012, and was nominated for a Roscar Award in 2013.
She helped produce and shoot The Elephant in the Room an illegal ivory awareness PSA which won 'Best in Short Shorts' category at Jackson Hole Film Festival 2013.
I am a 21-year-old aspiring professional wildlife photographer, film-maker and presenter.
In July, I graduated in Zoology with First Class Honours from the University of Bristol. The next day, I boarded a plane to begin filming and assisting Steve Winter on assignment for National Geographic.
In 2012, I was named ‘Youth Outdoor Photographer Of The Year’ and most recently, my film 'West Coast Adventure' was nominated for the Youth Award at this year's Wildscreen Panda Awards.
I developed a fascination with urban wildlife whilst photographing peregrine falcons in London and Bristol as one of the 2020VISION Young Champions, the multimedia initiative that aims to communicate the link between human wellbeing and habitat restoration.
I am also fascinated by the the mega fauna of wilderness areas.
Nardine is an environmental journalist, radio producer and wildlife photographer from Australia. She has travelled to many wild places, from Svalbard to the Amazon, to work alongside scientists and photograph animals in their natural environment.
She has worked as an animal presenter at Zoos Victoria for nine years and in 2010 produced a short film about lions through the Wildlife Film Academy in South Africa. More recently, Nardine has worked as a researcher and features writer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Last year she produced a radio documentary for ABC Radio National's PocketDocs program, The Whale Aria, where she used her own classically trained soprano voice to compare whale and human song.
She has qualifications in Creative writing, Zoology and Environmental Journalism and last year spent her final semester in Copenhagen where she gained media accreditation to attend the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris as a freelance journalist.
Her focus is to use the creative mediums of radio, tv and interactive online to engage audiences in compelling wildlife, environmental and conservation storytelling that will better explore the human relationship with the natural world.
Nardine is currently studying on the BBC Natural History Unit affiliated Masters of Wildlife Filmmaking at UWE in Bristol, where she is further developing her skills in storytelling, camera, sound, editing and field craft.
Jo Hardy is a qualified vet, working in many areas of the media world including television presenting, public speaking and writing and publishing multiple books.
Jo has a keen interest in wildlife, conservation, travelling, welfare and NGO work, particularly with a focus on the illegal wildlife trade.
Jo was one of BBC's 'Young Vets', which aired in 2014 attracting millions of viewers. Since then she has split her time between working both in and out of the spotlight, keeping her hand in with clinical work particularly with veterinary NGOs around the world.
Jo is an enthusiastic presenter and public speaker, quick to adapt, reliable, professional and bubbly. She works all over the world, in any country, but is mainly based between the UK and South Africa.
With a longstanding passion for wildlife that began before he could walk, Robbie has always known that his life would revolve around wildlife. As he matured, he realised the best way to help the natural world was to pass on his passion to others through the medium of film. Aspiring to be a wildlife presenter but currently would like to immerse himself in the industry in any and all sectors given the opportunity.
Since then he has graduated with a Zoology degree, including an open unit in maths, and then went on to graduate with a Masters in Global Wildlife Health & Conservation. Throughout the Masters he performed weekly presentations in front of the class and other academics. Furthermore he completed a dissertation, entitled "The features associated with high viewing figures in wildlife films & the role of conservation", to determine what is needed to make a 'successful' documentary and ways of incorporating conservation into these without detrimentally affecting the viewing figures.
Recently travelled for six months across four continents researching the wildlife in each location and making it his mission to capture it on film. He filmed cassowaries, Komodo dragons and pigmy marmosets in the wild (amongst many other species). Whilst travelling, Robbie also became a certified Advanced Open Water Diver.
Since returning, he has taken to editing the vast quantity of footage with the aim of creating some of his own short wildlife films.
Barbara Heidenreich travels the world training the earth's most unusual creatures. This in-demand trainer has worked with everything from rats to rhinos. Her specialty is birds and her most recent adventure involved curbing the amorous ways of a famous head humping rare parrot in New Zealand (Sirocco the kakapo)
Barbara has a degree in zoology and is an adjunct clinical instructor at Texas A & M University specializing in animal behavior and behavior modifcication using the science of behavior analysis.
Barbara has extensive experience both in front and behind the camera, as well as in the editing bay. (For examples of her on camera work please visit www.BarbaraHeidenreich.com) She has produced seven instructional DVDs, authored two books and has been published in nine different languages. She is famous for her enthusiastic and entertaining presentations, but her true gift is her kind and gentle approach to animal training.
When not on the road, this tattooed rocker can be found soaking up some live music from her favorite local bands in her funky hometown of Austin, Texas.
Octavia is not what you’d call your traditional natural history presenter - in an attempt to get ‘up-close and personal’ with nature, she likes to couple her deep-rooted passion for the natural world with a love for adventure and outdoor pursuits. As a qualified rock climbing instructor, mountaineer, PADI Divemaster, horse rider, powerboat driver and bush craft leader, Octavia loves anything that allows her to explore the outdoors.
It’s not all about adrenaline sports though, as Octavia is also a passionate advocator of conservation, particularly on our home turf here on the British Isles. With a degree in Environmental Science and having previously worked as an Environmental Consultant, Octavia has a profound knowledge of British wildlife and ecosystems and has worked at some of the UK’s most exciting conservation sites: monitoring Bottlenose dolphins on the Welsh coast with the CBMWC, preserving the salt flats at RSPB Ynys-hir and Red Kites at Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian and more recently at the Whixall Moss National Nature Reserve with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
Having presented at live events such as the Bristol Festival of Nature and at Merefest 2016, Octavia is completely at ease under pressure. Furthermore, in addition to television and radio presenting, She’s also produced and presented a variety of short online films about wildlife and the countryside and has previously worked as a researcher on programs such as BBC Science’s Wonders of Life and Bang Goes the Theory and enjoys getting into the nitty gritty bits of science!
With her enthusiasm for wildlife, and a boundless on-screen energy, Octavia is always keen to try new challenges, and along the way, educate and inspire people about the amazing planet we live on.
Ryan Johnson is a marine biologist, shark diver and TV presenter hailing from New Zealand, but living and working from Southern Africa for the past 15 years. Ryan began contributing to natural history documentaries through onscreen appearances as scientific talent portraying his ground breaking great white shark research and shark diving abilities. From here, he soon began leading worldwide research and marine exploration expeditions as a host and marine scientist.
His casual and lighthearted ‘kiwi’ approach makes him highly accessible and entertaining to international and American audiences as he conducts highly ambitious, challenging and discovery based research expeditions to uncover the secrets of the marine world. His unique ability to successfully combine academia / exploration and television is epitomized by his work as chief scientist for History Channels’ breakout 2012 series Shark Wranglers, where he led the research team on the largest great white shark satellite tagging program ever attempted.
With over 50 internationally broadcast documentaries completed, Ryan Johnson offers experience and a proven track record to successfully lead character driven natural history productions and series. A genuine marine biologist, who is driven by an unbridled passion for adventure and discovery.
Channeling the adventurous spirit of Steve Irwin and Indiana Jones; young, passionate, self-taught wildlife filmmaker and Adventurer, Alex Jones is an award winning wildlife cinematographer and nature show host.
Alex has worked on several major reality and cine-documentary shows as a camera operator.
With his non-stop work ethic and skilled patience, Alex pushes the limits to his mind and body to get the best cinematic stories.
Within the first year of his career, Alex has worked with Discovery, Food Network, Fine living and much more as A and B cam.
In addition, Alex produces his own blue-chip wildlife films. He spent 6 months in Yellowstone National Park while carrying a dolly, mini crane, cameras and tripods up treacherous hikes to fulfill his vision of his film.
His passion is to work with the BBC teams who brought you Planet Earth and Frozen Planet.
Sandesh Kadur is an award-winning wildlife Cameraman and natural history presenter with a passion for conservation. He works on programs ranging from the BBC's Natural World to National Geographic specials.
Although primarily based out of India, Sandesh has filmed across the world from sea turtles in Mexico to King cobras and tigers in India. His recent work includes being a presenter/cameraman for a documentary about clouded leopards and natural history cameraman for Elephant Kingdom.
He is an associate member of the International League of Conservation Photographers as well as a member on the board of the International Association of Wildlife Filmmakers.
She is also completing a course in Zoology and is set to study canine behaviour. She has two dogs who also feature in the opening credits of the new TV series The Code Breaker and has over ten years experience in TV presenting.
She has provided voice overs for major television channels, and currently works on SKY TV, Hoxton Radio and many Shopping TV channels.
Nicola is well spoken and also works as an actress and model. She is a former title holder of Miss Commonwealth and campaigns for animal and human rights.
Ashley is a passionate and professional wildlife presenter and science communicator. She loves to travel and explore and is actively involved in wildlife research, rescue and rehabilitation around the world.
With a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience and Diploma of Education she is a qualified and experienced wildlife research science and science teacher.
Media trained at NIDA (Sydney) and Los Angeles (USA) and currently working at Taronga Zoo an Sydney Aquarium presenting talks on wildlife conservation.
Ashley is available for presenting, voice overs, research and planning.
Gabriella's background is in Zoology and she is now studying for her masters in Human evolution and Primatology at UCL in London.
She has always had a passion for sharing the natural world with the wider public, and as such hosted a wildlife show - 'Weekly Wildlife Watch' on Leeds student radio for three years.
Gabriella currently blogs for The Gender Summit to promote gender equality in all aspects of research. This November she will be interviewing speakers for the GS7 Europe summit held in Berlin. Gabriella is keen to gain experience in presenting, and is also available for voice overs and narration. She is professional, enthusiastic and excited to develop her presenter skills in front of camera.
Experience in working in difficult and isolated environments including the Bolivian Jungle and Kenyan tropical grassland.
Experience in nature radio presenting, podcasting and interviewing.
Experience as a researcher, both in the lab and outdoors.
Animals are my passion and the outdoors is my life.
My goal is to promote conservation through education.
My mission is to build a sense of fascination and passion for wildlife while educating people about the natural world.
I enjoy working with animals. I have experience working in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries.
The animals I'm most interested in are nature's giants, deadliest, and carnivores. I'm also interested in human-wildlife interaction, wildlife rehabilitation/ rescue, and assisting with conservation projects to help endangered species.
I also have a taste for adventure and love motivating people to get out, explore, and have an adventure.
I’m certified to scuba dive and enjoy backpacking, snorkeling, white water and flat-water kayaking, rock climbing, parkour, snowboarding, mountain biking and wildlife photography/filmmaking.
Combining my passion for wildlife and taste for adventure, I plan to use media to teach people about wildlife as I travel the world exploring various wildernesses.
Matthew Leiper recently graduated from the University of Salford with a Masters Degree in Wildlife Documentary Production.
His experiences have taken him across the globe from filming Tasmanian Devils in Australia to Hammerhead Sharks in the Bahamas and has experience behind both the camera and the keyboard for filming and editing roles respectively.
With a Grade 8 in LAMDA Verse and Prose, Matthew also has a clear and strong reading voice - he has narrated all of his own work himself as well as the documentaries of some of his fellow students.
César is a biologist with MA in Wildlife Filmmaking in Bristol, working with BBC Exec and PM for his short film in Brazil.
He also had work experience at Icon Films and did freelance at the Pervasive Media Studio.
And with strong communication skills, he is able to work as a researcher/field assistant for Portuguese, English, French and Spanish speaking countries - specially in Brazil with a wide variety of contacts from top scientists to local villagers and with access to locations and new stories.
Presenter, Speaker and Author Shelley Lozano has worked internationally as a professional Entertainer for over 25 years in Theatre, TV and Radio.
She is enthusiastic, inspiring and dedicated to her work and quickly puts an audience at ease as they warm to her bubbly personality, humour and passion for conservation.
Shelley has studied big cats and feline behaviour and currently presents a weekly 'Wildlife 80's show' on local radio which she also researches and produces with wildlife facts, news and information as well as playing hits from the 80's.
As a published Author she has written an illustrated, thought-provoking book 'Wild & Free' and the lyrics to a song 'Through Wild Eyes', both written to raise awareness for big cats and wildlife conservation with a large portion of the profits donated to wildlife charities.
Shelley gives illustrated Talks and Presentations 'From Cabaret to Conservation' about her work in Cabaret to conservation projects and charities she has worked with overseas.
She is also a children's Entertainer, giving wildlife-themed shows for children that are informative, educational and fun!
A full Equity member, Shelley has worked with and supported many celebrities and named Artistes such as Peter Kay, Tony Christie, Frankie Vaughan, Bob Monkhouse and June Whitfield and appeared in “What`s My Line?”, TVS – “Love me Love me not”, ‘The Time the Place’, Channel 4 production of Peter Kay’s 'Pheonix Nights' and as a guest Artiste on ‘Cybercafe’ for Meridian TV.
Westcountry Wildlife is a small promotional outfit working in the Somerset & Devon area.
We currently produce small promotional videos for the Somerset Wildlife Trust.
If your looking for a local presenter then look no further.
My natural enthusiasm has been praised by Steven Moss (former BBC). I have a relaxed and conversational quality that puts across facts in a such a way that people learn without feeling they are being talked 'at'.
For your small scale promotions, website clips etc, give us a call.
Max Moller is the answer for all your extreme outdoor/nature based filming. Residing in the Tasmanian Wilderness, he can climb, fly, jump and dive to the most far flung places, and most importantly get you back. In a previous life, Max served time in the armed special forces with survival skills in high mountain altitudes to deserts and forests, but has since swapped his weapons to shoot with a camera. Unable to shake his love for adrenaline, Max now spends his time hiking, rafting and climbing to remote areas searching for endangered animals or interesting natural areas. Max is fluent in both English and Spanish and approaches everything he does with equally adrenaline pumped enthusiasm. Not only is Max an energetic presenter with credits including National Geographic, Extreme Fishing, David Attenborough and many others but also has experience in production managementshowing attention to detail and knowing the perfect outdoor location to film in Tasmania where only someone with local knowledge and bush craft skills can take you.
Will is a natural history presenter and cameraman with a keen eye for a great shot.
He has a great interest in the behavioural adaptations of different species and the way different organisms interact. He is going on to study zoology at university to increase his knowledge in the field.
He is a very competent public speaker, often giving talks to wildlife enthusiasts around the country. Will is also a multi award-winning wildlife photographer, an example of which is being awarded the title of "Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year" in 2009.
Will is also at home in an expedition environment, having already undertaken two expeditions to Ethiopia and Borneo. This year he will be spending 3 months in the rainforest in Cambodia where he will present, film and produce his own wildlife documentary. Will thrives in a challenging environment and enjoys living with the basics.
Tara Pirie has over 2000 hours of wildlife presenting with WildEarth / Safari TV which was broadcasted live globally from the world renowned Sabi Sands, South Africa and was interactive with viewers across the globe who could send in questions about all aspects of nature, to be answered by Tara live on air.
She has practical experience as a zoo keeper, which was filmed for a 6 part series for a local TV broadcaster, and as a field guide in South Africa. During 2 decades of working directly with wildlife she has a wide knowledge and experience with captive and wild animals ranging from across the world including marsupials, primates, ungulates, and in particular carnivores. She was formally trained as a zoologist with a keen interest in animal behaviour and conservation.
Tara holds Field Guiding (FGASA level 3), Cyber tracker (track recognition and trailing), 4x4 and rifle handling qualifications as well as a Bsc (Hons) in Zoology and is currently finishing her PhD with the University of Reading on Leopard ecology and Conservation Biology. Using her knowledge of the big cat to position camera traps and bush skills such as tacking she has been studying the leopard living outside formally protected areas as part of her work with the Ingwe Leopard Research group which was filmed by a South Africa company. She has been working with local farmers, school children and international volunteers to increase awareness about the threats to the leopard and other carnivores.
She has conducted many educational, scientific and general presentations about her research and wildlife. She has also conducted interviews on WildEarth and been interviewed by various media including the BBC and press. Her peer reviewed papers about leopard behaviour and PhD research can be found on www.ingweleopard.org.
Other expereince includes camera operator, photography, wildlife blogs, script writing, voice over and editing in 2D and 3D.
Stephen Le Quesne is a film-maker, cameraman and presenter.
He has an indepth knowledge of conservation, science and the natural world with a Masters degree in Conservation Biology and over 10 years of volunteer work for numerous conservation organisations (including Durrell Wildlife).
In addition to this he has worked for the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia and the Kalahari Meerkat Project in South Africa where he honed fieldcraft skills that included radio-tracking.
Stephen is passionate about communicating the stories within the natural world and recently attended the Wildlife Film Academy in Botswana run by NHU Africa.
A Bristol based newcomer to the industry, Tom has just finished a Masters in Wildlife Filmmaking at UWE and is now looking for work as a researcher.
A variety of filmmaking projects both as part of his Masters and independently have exposed Tom to all stages of the production process from development to final delivery, best shown by his film The Drills of Afi Mountain (which he filmed on location in Nigeria). Other experience includes filming promotional and live video content for both Wildscreen and Jackson Hole wildlife film festivals, and runner work for various types of production.
Volunteer experience working in primate conservation and a degree in Animal Behaviour have provided Tom with a varied knowledge of different species and their behaviours, ideal for any researcher role or as a narrator communicating ideas to an audience (examples of voice over work can be found on Tom's website).
Tom also speaks Mandarin Chinese to a conversational level, which makes him well qualified to work on projects relating to China and Southeast Asia.
Patrick's love for animals and the natural world was first sparked when he saw David Attenborough's 'Trials of Life' series.
After qualifying as a vet in Australia he undertook a PhD in the Development of Novel Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Beak & Feather Disease Virus, a deadly viral disease that affects endangered birds.
Patrick has also tutored Veterinary & Biomedical Science students and held practical classes teaching bird medicine & surgery.
Patrick now wants to share his passion and knowledge with a TV audience; he has dual Australian and British citizenship and is currently located in the States.
Hannah is an emgerging fresh faced presenting talent who is definatly one to watch. A recent Zoology graduate gaining a First Class with Honours, she is now studying on the prestigeous Masters in Wildlife Filmmaking in Bristol affilated with the BBC NHU. Her driven work ethic and diligent reaserch skills have won her numerous awards for her academic acheviements and volunteer work in the UK. She also conducted her final dissertation on social media and the illegal wildlife trade, which has given her a great understanding of science communication in the online digital landscape.
Prior to university she spent six years travelling overseas where her love of the natural world began, but also where she recognised the value and importance of channeling film for conservation. Her time away not only gave her insight into different cultures, but also great interpersonal skills, which she is continuously praised on. Tracking Silverbacks in Uganda to trekking through Central America gave her a real time view of the world, and its unprecedented loss in biodiversity, which she aims to motivate audiences to be as passionate towards as she is.
Whilst at university she started making films, presenting, and educating, realising that natural history and conservation storytelling via film was the career she wanted to persue. Her engaging and humerous presenting style alongside bags of enthusiasim makes her fun and natural to watch, with an individual versatility to appeal to a wide and varying audience.
Her passions include British wildlife, long distance running, hiking, adrenalin sports, food fights, and Pangolins.
is a Filmmaker, Cameraman, Adventurer, Writer & TV Presenter.
Currently starring in Nat Geo Wild's Man v Monster Richard Terry has made 9 x 1hr entertaining, action packed, gritty adventure & travel wildlife episodes. The new hit series premiered in the US October 2012 and will be transmitted globally both on Nat Geo Wild & National Geographic channels in December 2012. Richard journeyed to the world's most hostile territories to unearth the truth behind mystifying legends and bring the audience face to face with terrifying yet fascinating creatures.
As an already well-established BBC film unit-trained lighting cameraman, his on-screen career began in 2009 with the compelling and emotional six-part series Stranger Among Bears. Self shooting, Richard helped to drive the story as an integral part of the films. For six months he lived with Charlie Vandergaw, a 70 year old recluse in the Alaskan interior and the company of wild Black & Grizzly Bears. He single-handedly directed, photographed, recorded sound and narrated this internationally successful Animal Planet series.
Richard returned the following year as lone immersive filmmaker to a more remote area of Alaska, Katmai National Park - chillingly named 'The Grizzly Maze' by the late Timothy Treadwell. Richard was based in a tiny lightweight tent in the midst of dozens of giant Coastal Brown Bears, to record and produce his next project Alone Among Grizzlies, broadcast worldwide on Animal Planet, Discovery & receiving exceptional viewing figures for Channel 5 UK. He made the film entirely using solar power.
Richard has caught the attention of numerous international production companies who recognise a niche in the documentary market for a charismatic and honest filmmaker with both drama & documentary backgrounds, who can quickly adapt to living in wild and hostile environments. Returning, not without scars and diseases, with moving and beautifully filmed yet raw and engaging programmes.
His personal skills, vulnerability and warmth are of huge benefit when attempting to bring out on screen, the full potential and depth of character from those he is filming.
In autumn 2012 Richard appeared as a popular guest presenter on the Alan Titchmarsh Show for ITV1 giving photography tips on location and live studio.
Richard co-hosted both the Wildscreen Film festival's 2012 Panda Awards & Wildtalk Africa's 2011 ROSCA Awards ceremonies.
Richard is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
I'd like to tell stories for you. I've been telling stories for years; the cat, not me, ate the cookies, and the chocolate on my hands only came from my trying to protect them, the coyote and I surprised each other, nose to nose, as we crept up opposite sides of a low rise in a high grass meadow.
I studied broadcasting as an undergraduate and went on to earn a Masters' in Ecology (where I was criticized for making my “scientific papers” “popular” in style (which was my goal)).
Along with a military stint as a broadcast specialist, I've recorded books for the blind at the Utah State Library, educational material for the Utah Office of The Nature Conservancy, narrated a submission to the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
(www.rebirth-film.com) and recorded five murder mystery audio books.
Here is a brief sampling of other voice possibilities:
Environmental Conservationist. Founder of Beyond the Riverbank. I use my landscape and wildlife photography, writing and wildlife films as a great excuse to explore the natural world and share my passions with others.
As a presenter I am easy-going and informative. I love to immerse myself in the subjects at hand.
Specialising in marine conservation, I am HSE Pro Scuba Part IV trained, and have gained vast amounts of public engagement experience working with numerous environmental charities.
I hope to inspire as many people as I can to get out and open their senses to the world around us - you really do not have to travel far to see great wildlife!
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