Nick is 23 year old photographer and filmmaker specialising in Natural History and Travel.
With a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Exeter, and conservation experience in the field, Nick has a strong understanding of wildlife and the natural world. He is currently studying for an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking at UWE, in association with the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol.
He has gained work experience with a number of production companies in Bristol including Doghouse Post Production, Icon Films, Five Films and most recently Ammonite Films.
He enjoys living and working in extreme environments and has taken part in numerous expeditions to places such as the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, the Pyrenees, Indian Himalaya and has spent a winter working in the French Alps.
He also has a love of the ocean, and holds a number of qualifications in boat handling, sailing and scuba diving.
He has won multiple awards for his photography, including runner up in Earth Touch's 2016 competition and has had photographs featured by BBC Earth.
He is experienced in using DSLR's, Sony FS5 / FS700 /A7s, GoPro's, Phantom Drones and trail cameras.
He is also a competent editor with Adobe Premier Pro.
Robbie I'Anson Price
30 Limebrest Avenue
Thornton Cleveleys FY5 5AT
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.
I am a passionate researcher (conservation and behaviour biologist), sustainable resource manager and photographer who decided to dive into wildlife-film making, after having gained experience as an film assistant for wildlife documentaries in South Africa.
Hello I'm Emma and I'm a passionate presenter having gained experience both on and off screen. I really believe educating whilst having fun with audiences/viewers about nature, is a fantastic way to help empower others and create a much needed shift in thought process when it comes to the worlds ecosystem and it’s needs. Realising my passion for wildlife and adventure, I combined my love for presenting and producing online content to create fun reels for various companies and my own productions.
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 short term position with BBC Learning English.
I spent a year travelling to some of the remotest areas around the world in search of wildlife. From the Pantanal to Galapagos, Komodo Island to the depths of the Amazon Jungle, I discovered creatures and ways of life that blew my mind. Working in the Peruvian Jungle for just over a month I contributed to the research taking place on establishing species returning to secondary rainforest. I spent over 2 months as a videographer in Bolivia working with a fantastic organisation, La Senda Verde, helping them reach audiences further afield. With very little equipment, presenting and small time production skills, I managed to help them tell different stories and the plight that many animals face with bush meat and the illegal pet trade. They continue a media program and volunteer scheme from my time with them and I frequently lend my voice to their content.
Since then I have continued my journey and it has currently taken me to New Zealand where I work as a presenter at Auckland Zoo. I have the privilege of educating thousands of people from all over the globe on the plights of many native and exotic species, the small steps they can take to help wildlife and of course igniting and developing their passion for nature. I am pleased to say I have taken part in Auckland Zoo’s Wild Work Conservation strategies. I continue to explore and film wildlife bringing many of the unknown species from the countries ecosystem to online media. I have also had two spin offs on their social media page and have filmed for ‘Fanimals’ as a collaboration between Auckland Zoo and Whitebait Media.
For more information on myself, my work or how we could work on projects together, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I have a base in the UK and New Zealand and intend to broaden my horizons presenting and filming content worldwide. I try to think beyond the often predictable everyday life and experience the wonders this world truly has to offer. If I can bring people along for the ride, even better!
"Jack is a budding Zoologist and wildlife filmmaker currently studying his undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Leeds, UK.
Of British origins, Jack was born and raised in the urban metropolis of Hong Kong and is currently undergoing a year in industry working as a research assistant at the University of Hong Kong.
His work at HKU is with the wildlife forensics laboratory and so far he has been working extensively both in the lab and in the field covering topics such as the illegal trade of Helmeted Hornbills and genomic research with Hong Kong’s invasive population of the critically endangered yellow crested cockatoo."
On a personal note, for as long as I can remember I have been inspired by the natural world through the medium of wildlife documentaries. Whilst my peers were watching cartoons, I was being enthralled in David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’ and Steve Irwin’s ‘The Crocodile Hunter’. Since these early days, it has been my goal to study this fascinating world we live in. I aim to inspire a new generation like I was inspired through wildlife media.
As well as having a very academic background and I have vast dramatic experience both in theatre and media. I am passionate and driven and feel I would be an ideal presenter and with my combination of academic and dramatic background I would be able to engage an audience and help tell a story.
Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me and please see my CV for more details. (I have a separate Acting CV if you would like to see that please just send me an email.) Thank you!
I have decided to put my immediate natural history broadcast ambitions on hold and to pursue a career in environmental law. Coupling the skills acquired from my undergraduate degree and employment history, I hope to create a strong foundation, enabling me to excel on my new pursuit into law. Studying zoology helped me develop the ability to critically analyse, concisely synthesise and clearly portray information in a persuasive manner. Similarly, the structure of researching and producing television and radio has taught me how to refine speech and define a clear narrative when presenting a subject.
By no means have I lost my interest in broadcast media, and I hope as my career develops I will be able tie these two interests together and pursue them in parallel. All being well, my law experience will provide a unique insight into natural history and human world documentary presenting.
Furthermore, relating to broadcast media, I am a hardworking and personable individual that is always looking for part-time or fixed term contract opportunities during my legal studies. With my scientific and new legal knowledge, I can be a useful asset to any projects which require some relevant research or coordination.
Stepping off a Qantas aeroplane in the Sunshine Coast airport of Queensland, AU, I paused and the happiest moment of my life washed over me. I had been invited by the legendary photographer Steve Parish to attend a weekend masterclass of his (for free), lodging in his studio over the weekend. For a young aspiring photographer of 15, it doesn't get much better than that!! In a mere 48 hours, my skills received the upgrade of a lifetime, and I left with an inspiration that still burns within me.
Several years hence and I'm rapidly gaining recognition as a stills photographer and wildlife conservationist, continuing my mentorship journey with the best as I forge my own path into the filmmaking industry. Building on my deep-set love for and appreciation of the natural world, I seek always to capture the essence of the wildlife that shares our planet, to illustrate its longstanding connection with us as human beings, and in doing so create a new meaning for the words 'Human Nature.'
I am passionate about thinking different and doing things differently.
I am an engineer, cinematographer, researcher and a recent graduate from BBC NHU's Masters in Wildlife Film Making. As a part of the course I did a unique film on Tigers, #Tiger Selfie exploring how selfies are saving Tigers from extinction.
I like to be challenged by stories to push technical limitations in cameras. As an engineer I build my own rigs, customize cameras according to shoot requirements. My passion to think different means researching extensively to find the most elusive and never told before natural history stories.
I worked with International NGOs prior to my work and I am closely connected with bear biologists, big cat scientists and scientific community around the world.
I am available to share your passion for research, development, cinematography and technical co-ordination.
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.
I am a qualified HSE underwater camera operator and have recently passed a Marine Biology Level 3 course with Distinction.
I look forward to working closely with marine biologists and conservationists and in further developing my experience in underwater filming as well as my theoretical knowledge and research skills.
I have filmed underwater for Aloha Dive Centre (Cyprus), for the charity Liquid Vibrations (UK) and I volunteer for the Marine Conservation Society as an Educational Workshop Facilitator.
In the past few years I have been working closely with various charities and educational organisations creating short documentaries for them, in order to help them promote the goals and achievements of short or yearlong projects. I also have a broad experience of filming large-scale shows and concerts for live broadcasts and post production.
Experienced on: RED Epic, ARRI ALEXA, C300, C100, Sony EX3, Panasonic DMC-GH4R, DSLRs
Languages: English & Greek - Native Speaker, Spanish - Proficient, Italian - Conversational
With 4 years of presenting experience she has presented anywhere from on live television to museums and schools. She is currently a Wildlife Guide and Presenter on a whale watching boat on the west coast of Scotland. Recent work includes guiding both BBC film crew for The One Show and Ray Mears on current documentaries. Previous to this, Sara was 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 +40c in the Sahara Desert to -40c 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 looking for work as an Assistant/Runner, researcher or to offer my knowledge.
I have over 13 years of working with environmental organisations in the UK such as MAFF, DEFRA, AONB's, Scottish Natural Heritage and Wildlife Trusts. I have specialised in grassland management such as wildflower meadow creation. I have experience of working with Ospreys and Red Squirrels in the UK, Whooping Cranes in the USA and Lemurs in Madagascar. I also have experience of other Malagasy wildlife such as chameleons amphibians, tortoises and other mammals. I also have experience of a wide range of African chameleons.
I have a BSc from the Royal Agricultural University and an MSc in Environmental Protection and Management from Edinburgh University.
I have an enquiring mind that I refined as a journalist and honed whilst travelling the world. I fulfilled a lifelong dream to study animal science; and combined excellent writing skills with my animal obsession by writing and researching wildlife documentaries.
Working in house and as a freelancer for a variety of companies over the years that specialize in Blue Chip wildlife docs, has added polish to my research and stimulating contacts and experts to my contact list.
I relish finding obscure and wonderful facts that enhance the story. My tenacity in finding the information my team needs always results in accurate and exciting films that exacting international broadcasters can trust.
I enjoy language, so as a copy editor my attention to detail is as intense and precise as I can make it.
Copy and script editing are always fun as I learn as much from tightening the prose as I do from my research.
I have to admit that I get a real kick from every story I work on - I truly enjoy what I do.
203a Lea Bridge Road
London E10 7PN
I'm a natural history filmmaker/photographer working in Portugal. My films aired on the Portuguese television and were featured in DVDs accompanying nature photography books. My pictures have been featured in National Geographic magazine (Portugal edition) and other relevant Portuguese press. I've authored a photography book on the local wildlife of my home town and a children's book on the same topic.
I can work (Portugal or abroad) as:
production stills photographer
You can watch teasers for my latest films, co-directed with my colleague and nature photographer Luís Quinta via the links below, or on my Profile Page:
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.
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.
I found my degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge fascinating, however my main focus is still the excitement of encountering elusive species in the wild. My ambition is to convey this excitement through filmmaking and photography, as well as communicate the importance of protecting and, in particular, restoring, a thriving natural world.
Through producing my own short natural history films I feel that I have improved a lot at presenting, editing (in Adobe Premiere Pro), and making sequences - overall gaining a good grounding in the multiple aspects of production. Furthermore, I am an accomplished stills photographer, having been shortlisted 10 times in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and an engaging public speaker, having given 7 well-received talks about my photography to local natural history and photography societies. I also have an excellent level of fitness, having run 160 miles in 4 days to raise money for the Beaver Trust. Therefore, I feel that I am well placed to assist on several aspects of film production - either as a researcher, a runner, or an assistant camera op.
Recently I have branched out into producing videos with a greater emphasis on science communication rather than wildlife alone. I am especially passionate about nature restoration and rewilding, using historical data to inform baselines for restoration, the importance of megafauna to the functioning of ecosystems and the earth system in general, and how we can reconcile ambitious nature conservation with farming. I will continue presenting my own videos and would welcome constructive feedback on how I can improve as a presenter.
I am a keen and hard working individual, with a passion for filmmaking of all kinds.
I have developed my skills and learning through a BA degree in filmmaking to arc along the interest of wildlife and adventure with my eyes now set on completing a BBC affiliated Masters degree in Wildlife filmmaking, with the intention of beginning my career thereafter.
I have a wide range of camera experience and sound recording, working with various clients including, Slapstick Festival, Somerset wildlife trust, Specsavers, and Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club. I Also have a good knowledge of editing, with the ability to use Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro, as well as sound editing with Pro-Tools.
Before setting into film-making, I spent 8 years working in the retail industry. The communication and management skills picked up during that time have translated well for work in an environment that requires a high-level of communication and team work.
What I can offer: An high degree of flexibility (can move quickly to new sites for work), experience in travelling and living under difficult conditions in remote areas (Africa, South America), extensive travel experience, 6 languages (English, German, Swedish, French, Spanish, Italian), physical fitness (I climb, mountaineer, run, row, ski).
Ready and willing to go anywhere in the world to work in the wildlife film business.
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.
Agatha is a filmmaker and a researcher based in Bristol, UK. She produces a range of different content from music videos, documentaries to fiction films but her biggest interest and passion lies in conservation and producing impact.
She has studied Journalism & Social Communication at Krakow University, Political Science on Erasmus student exchange and have graduated BA Media, Culture and Society at University of Hull in 2014. Throughout her studies she has learnt the basics of journalism, video recording and editing, in the same time developing her passion for photography, wildlife, conservation and nutrition. She has undergone wildlife filmmaking course at Africa Media and Wildeye International Filmmaking School.
She has worked as a production assistant at Wildscreen, RDF Television, Icon Films, Rubber Republic, Curve Media, Voltage TV, Aspect Film & Video, Doghouse and Entirety Labs. She has collaborated with a TV presenter Anneka Svenska and co-produced with her programs for the Animal Watch YouTube series with over 150,000 subscribers. Earlier this year she has released her first full feature documentary FOREST exposing the conflict based around the illegal logging of the Bialowieza Forest and the film has already gained recognition on multiple environmental film festivals. Currently she is working on her new documentary exploring the conservation status of giraffes.
"SHE HAS A FLARE FOR ORIGINALITY, GOOD CREATIVE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. DRIVE AND ENTHUSIASM TO GO AND DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE A GOOD FILM. FORWARD VISION AND ABOVE ALL, A DEVELOPING AUTHORITY THAT WILL ENABLE HER AND THOSE WHO WORK WITH HER TO ACHIEVE THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF ANY ASSIGNMENT TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY."
– TONY HAIGHWAY, WOLF WATCH UK
"OUR HEARTS ARE FIT TO BURST WITH PRIDE, AGATHA IS A TRULY TALENTED FILM-MAKER."
– AFRICA MEDIA
Alex is a highly skilled wildlife cameraman/DP with a passion for cinematic wildlife shows. He’s Proficient in producing, editing and owns/operates a complete RED EPIC camera package. With his non-stop work ethic and skilled patience, Alex pushes the limits to his mind and body to get the best cinematic stories.
Alex has worked on multiple TV shows, films, commercials and in addition, Alex produces his own blue-chip wildlife films. He’s spent months filming in Yellowstone, Australia, Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, The Amazon and much more. His passion to his work reveals his skill sets as one of the best cinematographers. He proves to be a hard working asset to any team.
A dedicated resourceful individual and experienced wild life photographer with excellent planning, management and interpersonal skills, equipped with patience and a keen eye for detail. Communication, Research, Organisational and photography skills are just facets to my experienced profile and relevant to drive the pre set goals.
Offering production and research support as a Documentary film Fixer across India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia under the iTravel Films banner.
With specialised teams catering to all aspects of outdoor filming including government regulations and hi end equipments support, we assure the best of services for all your filming needs.
Arianne is a recent BA (Hons) Television graduate from the University of Glamorgan, based in Cardiff with an intense passion for wildlife and conservation.
Throughout her course, she created a number of short films and documentaries including a short film about Lundy Island's marine conservation and a documentary about the effects of the recession on the UK's animals entitled The Price of Life.
Arianne is confident filming on HD cameras and owns a Canon 550D as well as editing on both Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro software. She is also a keen wildlife and animal photographer and is always looking for opportunities to expand her growing portfolio.
With such passion and interest in the natural world, Arianne has been inspired to want to combine this with her love of photography and filmmaking to help raise awareness of conservation projects and issues globally as well as closer to home.
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.
Ally is an experienced multi-talented media professional with skills in factual television, radio production and PR. Special interest and qualifications in natural history, with a lifelong love of animals and conservation.
She spent four years doing voluntary work at wildlife sanctuaries overseas, doing PR to raise awareness, working hands-on with animals, and working alongside scientists and researchers.
Ally is a trained broadcast journalist, with seven years experience at the BBC. Broadcast credits include researcher on BBC1's Animal Sanctuary and Countryfile, and series producer of Living World for the BBC Natural History Radio Unit.
Luca Antonio Marino is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer with experience of shooting wildlife sequences solo or with crews in varied locations across the globe.
He graduated from an MSc in Biology, an MA in Wildlife Documentary Production and he recently completed an internship as a researcher, assistant producer and camera operator at DocLab, a documentary production company based in Rome. He has skills in all areas of the production and he is competent in researching and developing natural history stories, contacting scientists, setting up location shoots/permits, data wrangling, creative editing (Adobe Premiere Pro CC, DaVinci Resolve 16, Avid Media Composer), operating a range of 4K cameras including Sony FS7 II, Canon C200, Panasonic GH5, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. He is scuba diving trained and has multilingual skills (English, Italian, Portuguese).
He has collaborated with universities and research centres, collecting data and documenting animal behaviour with photographs and videos published on international scientific journals and magazines and broadcasted on television programmes (Rai 1, Canale 5). His Master’s final film, Capuchin Culture, about a group of nut-cracking capuchin monkeys living in the semi-arid forest of the Northeast of Brazil, was awarded at international film festivals, including being a winner at the International Nature Film Festival Gödöllö, the Ireland Wildlife Film Festival and a finalist at the International Wildlife Film Festival.
I am a film student and science graduate with a 2.1 in Natural Sciences (Biology and Anthropology) and am currently completing an MA in Ethnographic and Documentary Film. I am looking for work as a researcher for when I finish, using both my analytical skills I have attained as well as a creative flair.
Having been passionate about wildlife all my life I made it my aim to study animal behaviour, evolution and ecology to a high level at university. I also have always wanted to get into the documentary side of film-making which lead me to study documentary production at uni. This involves the filming (using a Sony 4K camera), production and editing (Adobe Premiere Pro) of three documentary styles, observational, reportage and archive, plus a final graduation film. This has given me ‘industry-ready’ skills needed to go into a full-time role.
I have worked as a researcher for a couple of documentaries but would like to ideally go into a role where I can use my understanding for nature and the environment.
I am a reliable natural history researcher with a passion for finding and developing inspiring stories and identifying strong characters. I have experience of the industry and a strong academic background in biology, with a BSc in Marine Biology (Southampton University - 2:1) and an MSc in Wild Animal Biology (RVC/ZSL - Merit).
I am always looking to push myself and thrive when working within a creative team. I have a proven ability to deliver to tight deadlines within teams of various sizes in a variety of environments and a highly organised, professional attitude towards my work.
I have experience of working in the field in both the UK and abroad, and am a PADI Divemaster.
My most recent roles are as follows:
Story Developer (Editorial) - BBC Springwatch - May to June 2016
Researcher - Table Mountain Films - Jan. 2015 to Present
Shooting Researcher - Wayfarer Media - May to June 2016
Development Researcher - Cinematica Media - Dec. 2015 to Jan. 2016
I am a neuroscience graduate with an MA in “Documentary and Features” filmmaking at UWE in Bristol.
I have completed my own 30 minute documentary about death abroad - which has prompted the Scottish government to re-evaluate certain policies with regards to death abroad. I have also completed a few short promotional videos for various organisations and charities.
I am especially interested in working as a researcher/field assistant for science and nature programmes that have a positive impact on people and the environment.
Fluent in English and Swedish, and proficient in Spanish and German.
PADI certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver – dry and wet suit, with training in underwater data collection.
An avid rock climber, able to belay and climb proficiently. Has spent weeks climbing and camping in the Swedish and Swiss mountains.
I am a researcher with a background of varying experiences from working on idea creation/development, sourcing and dealing with contributors to working on location (often getting quite dirty), generating show ideas and content setting up and shooting interviews.
I have a background in Zoology and over 6 months living and working in rainforests including working as a Trainee Naturalist in Costa Rica and as one of the leaders on an expedition to the Amazon Rainforest.
I am happy both in a production office as well as out on location with a camera and especially enjoy taking myself out of my comfort zone.
Adaptable, hard-working and easy to get on with; I am available to work from Sept 2013
Dr. 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.
With a keen interest in animal behaviour and conservation, two thirds of her life have been dedicated to working with wildlife and the education of it. She has knowledge and experience with a wide range of captive and wild animal species from across the world including marsupials, primates, ungulates, and in particular carnivores. She was formally trained as a zoologist (BSc Hons), holds advanced field guiding qualification (FGASA level 3), Cyber tracker (track recognition and trailing), 4x4 and rifle handling qualifications. After spending 3 years living in a tent studying African leopards she gained her PhD specializing in leopard ecology and conservation biology.
Tara has conducted many educational, scientific and general presentations about her research and wildlife. She has conducted interviews on WildEarth and been interviewed for various media including the BBC, radio 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 limited editing in 2D and 3D.
I have an MA in Wildlife Documentary Production from the University of Salford, 8 years of professional experience in TV production and a great passion for TV.
I held positions of a journalist, researcher, sub-editor and scriptwriter for news and entertainment programmes. My duties covered all stages of content production, including research, writing, shooting planning, finding contributors and co-ordinating the work with them, booking equipment and locations.
Natural history documentaries have always been my biggest inspiration so I‚m looking to re-launch my career in this fascinating area. I would welcome job offers as a runner/production assistant/researcher/production co-ordinator, and hope my skills could make me a helpful member of a team.
After volunteering in conservation programs in Brazil and Costa Rica, as well as having studied and gained work experience in Journalism, Biology, Photography and Environmental Education, it became clear that making nature documentaries would allow her to blend her passions and skills in a meaningful way.
In 2015, she received a scholarship to study Wildlife Filmmaking at UWE Bristol in partnership with the BBC and is now producing her first nature documentary 'To Catch a Macaw'.
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.
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Chrishall, Nr Royston
I am an environmental history graduate, with a real passion for communicating stories about the natural world. Having studied a Masters degree in environmental policy, I understand the great need to communicate science to a mass audience, in an imaginative, understandable and engaging way. My Masters thesis focused on natural history television as a tool for conservation, a subject I feel strongly about.
I have been involved in the project Ghosts of Gone birds, and 2020 vision, and have written pieces for both the exhibition and book respectively. I am keen to use my skills as a writer, and my knowledge of environmental and conservation issues, to tell truthful yet captivating stories about the state of our planet.
I have experience in the field, having been lucky enough to work as a marine research diver in the Seychelles, and am a PADI qualified specialist reef diver. Recently I completed a course at Wildeye, in research and production for wildlife films. I am currently working with the company Opticron, as part of their 'A Focus on Nature' scheme, which works to encourage a younger generation to get involved in, enthused and passionate about nature, by providing financial support, career advice and networking experience. I am now working on setting up 'AFON diaries', where we will be interviewing sponsors, and keeping up to date with our recipients as they explore the natural world. Videos are to follow on the website -
Available for work as runner/researcher/ assistant from September 2012
A bourgeoning award winning natural history filmmaker and photographer, Jason Roehrig applies his passion for conservation and adventure to create media that not only tells a story, but ensnares, educates, and enthralls his audience.
After graduating with a degree in biology, Jason worked as a field biologist mapping and protecting endangered habitats, wetlands, and water systems as well as a nematologist at a major agricultural research firm. Once realizing that he could use his background to make a larger splash in conservation efforts in conjunction with media, Jason enrolled in the MFA program Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University. Since then, he has journeyed across continents and oceans, using his knowledge, skills, and adoration for the natural world to share all the wonders that are worth saving. From endangered toads in Death Valley to bioluminescent glowworms in the South Pacific, Jason believes that everything has a story to tell, and by sharing them, promotes their longevity.
Working alongside other very talented and passionate filmmakers, Jason has had the pleasure of working for the BBC Natural History Unit, National Geographic, PBS, History Channel and a wide range of other independent production companies based worldwide.
Special Skills Include
FAA Certified Drone Pilot - Phantom 4 Pro with knowledge of Inspire 2
High-speed Cameras – Phantom 4K Flex, etc
Specialist Camerawork – Macro, Night-vision/Thermal & Motion Control Timelapse
Andy Rogan is an intelligent, multi-skilled Anglo-American with experience on both sides of the Atlantic. He has extensive knowledge in a number of factual disciplines stretching from the humanities and arts to the sciences. His core expertise (other than wildlife and in particular animal behaviour) lie in history, anthropology and archaeology, backed up by a BA in Archaeology & Anthropology and an MSc in Animal Behavior.
He has experience at a variety of levels within production and is interested in immersing himself within any of the entire process, from research and development, through logistics and cinematography to writing and post-production. Andy is passionate about environmentalist and humanitarian issues, and has close links with the Ocean Alliance (an NGO dedicated to saving whales and their ocean environment), and Shishu Polli Plus, an orphanage in Bangladesh. A highlight of this was filming the daily life of the crew on board The Odyssey, the Ocean Alliance’s research vessel, around the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill n the Gulf of Mexico. This involved filming the numerous encountered species including Sperm Whales, Spotted Dolphins, Leatherback Turtles and Oceanic Sunfish; but also setting up, creating and re-creating shots, interviewing and sound recording.
He also is a passionate stills photographerwho enjoys combining this passion with his interests in anthropology/travel/culture, history and of course wildlife.
Having only recently finished his MSc, he is very keen to begin taking the next steps in his career: either on location or in research and production.
Ester has a Bacherlors in Biology and a Masters in Biological Photography and Imaging. She speaks 5 different languages (good for getting around those petty legal issues!) and has travelled to 6 different continents, mainly on her own and to less-travelled destinations such as Myanmar, Guyana and Zimbabwe. She is always looking for projects to get involved with and when she does she puts in everything she has.
She is a very people-minded person, who loves to talk and listen. She has worked with people in all different fields, from different cultural backgrounds and with different opinions. She has lived in Belgium, the States, the UK and Japan. She has experience working with a suite of edition programmes and using cameras, so is adaptable for a wide range of roles that shoots may require, and is always up for a new challenge!
Skylar is a wildlife camera operator/assistant with an academic background in Biology that gives him valuable insights for creating stories.
He has 8 years of experience working with productions for organizations such as the BBC, National Geographic, and Netflix. Camera systems that he has expertise with include: RED cinema cameras, DSLR cameras for video and still images, Blackmagic cameras, DJI Drones, and Time-lapse Systems.
He is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA as well as Tucson, AZ and has availability to travel for productions.
Having traveled and worked to capture wildlife in a broad variety of international locations such as Peru and Kenya. Skylar has experience working with many different types of animals, but has expertise working within the Sonoran Desert region. He is passionate about spending time in the outdoors, capable of patiently sitting and watching animals for hours on end, and always keeps a positive attitude during those extra-long days of shooting. In his free time, he likes to rock climb, snorkel/dive, and go camping on his bike. His educational background includes undergraduate degrees in Ecology and Film as well as a master’s degree in Entomology from the University of Arizona.
Skylar is always interested to work on new projects so please feel free to reach out and chat with him!
Adam Spencer is a filmmaker and journalist specializing in wildlife and conservation.
He has traveled throughout South and Central America producing educational and promotional documentaries for no-profit organizations whose work ranges from eco-tourism, sustainable energy solutions, and education.
Working on the Galapagos Islands the Peruvian Amazon, and with Bolivian NGO's, Adam has written and produced Spanish-language documentaries about biology and tourism, technology and development.
Adam currently works for the National Geographic Channel as a bilingual researcher.
Having produced his own programs independently, Adam is flexible, enthusiastic, and hard-working and can help you get the job done.
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.
I am a zoology graduate with a proven track record as a researcher for blue-chip content, receiving excellent feedback from Silverback Films and Oxford Scientific Films. I am experienced at managing data and equipment in harsh field conditions, comfortable using interchangeable lens and DSLR cameras as well as logging (Cat DV) and editing footage (Adobe PP). I also speak Spanish to a strong conversational level.
I produced a documentary on chestnut crowned babblers in the Australian outback which was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Documentary at NaSTA 2016. The film Cooperation in the Arid Zone explains the babblers' co-operative breeding and how scientists are studying the evolution of this behaviour. Producing this film developed my scriptwriting and directing skills, giving me confidence to approach shoots both creatively and logistically.
As I search for junior positions I am reading widely to find interesting natural history stories that could be adapted into sequences. I am also writing up programme ideas into treatments and planning future creative projects.
Danny graduated in 2019 with an MSc in Ecology and Conservation (with Commendation) from the University of Aberdeen. He also has a BSc Hons. from the University of York in Environmental Science.
This has provided him with the scientific rigour required when dealing with issues of Ecology and Conservation, coupled with a profound respect for wildlife and habitats.
Danny directs his own short films, two of which were Highly Commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2018. He also won awards in both Editing and Cinematography for his work on Mousehole Films' feature The Village on the Loch.
Currently, he is co-directing and filming their next documentary feature, The Bough Breaks, due to complete 2020.
He is regularly booked for his lively talks on Wildlife Filming, where he discusses the joys, challenges and techniques.
He has previously worked with the RSPB, Trees for Life, Aquila Ecology and was a trainee camera assistant at Lime Pictures.
Claire is an experienced freelance Researcher with an in-depth understanding of a wide range of natural history subjects. Bringing a wealth of zoology and conservation experience to her work, she has worked for the BBC Natural History Unit, Azara Film, ITV Studios, Aardman and Wildscreen; has a Masters degree from Cambridge University in primate ecology and many years experience working in Africa and Asia under challenging conditions in the field. Confident in self-shooting, sound and editing, Claire has a proven history of providing thorough, in-depth research and comprehensive practical support for wildlife productions and is a passionate, resilient team member; enthusiastic in her work, with an established record of achievement.
Claire tutors on Wildeyes' Research and Production courses and is always interested in hearing about new projects.
(Work worldwide, all Africa/Asia vaccinations up to date.)
I work as a researcher for the BBC Natural History Unit on Deadly Mission Madagascar. I previously worked at Humble Bee Films producing a TV series presented by David Attenborough. I have an MSc in Biological Photography & Imaging and a BSc in Zoology. My skills and experience are listed in my CV that is attached and my latest showreel is available at www.joetuck.com/video-production.
I also have camera assisted on my current and previous productions, with experience of various system from XDCAM to RED. I'm also a freelance photographer and cameraman, working with environmental organisations to produce publicity material to raise awareness.
I climb and dive, have worked extensively in challenging environments and would love to get involved in any exciting new projects.
With a background in animation, zoology and conservation (MSc.) I now combine my interests specialising in natural history TV.
Starting out in animation, I have a storytelling background. I then retrained and worked in wildlife research and conservation for over 10 years including working abroad, in the UK and in both office and remote field conditions. My diverse background has given me a varied portfolio of skills along with a strong network of wildlife contacts around the world.
I have a particular interest in conservation, wildlife behaviour, communication, science, travel, adventure and children’s TV/filming projects. I’m an enthusiastic, reliable, easy going and friendly team member offering practical and creative support to wildlife productions and am keen to gain more writing/producing/directing/shooting experience.
In depth knowledge and experience working with wildlife and conservation issues particularly in Africa and the UK, research/development of ideas for various channels, edit producing/producing/directing, live OBs, setting up and providing practical support for UK and overseas shoots, second camera e.g. Canon 5D, liaising with people at various levels and nationalities, living and working in small teams in remote locations.
Kirsty Wells is a young filmmaker with an academic background in Zoology.
She has spent the last few years independently shooting and editing short-form video content from documentaries to promotional videos and is now building up TV credits in research and production roles.
Kirsty has worked in development and research roles for factual TV (Storyfilms and CB Films) and as an AP on location for an ongoing natural history series with Oxford Scientific Films.
I am a self-shooting AP and underwater stills photographer with my HSE Part IV Scuba qualification.
I'm very experienced at setting up shoots overseas and capable of working alone. I've worked on a variety of TV programmes from sensitive, investigative human-interest documentaries to adventure/wildlife subjects.
I've worked for Tigress Productions, Diverse TV, Granada, RDF to name a few and made programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Discovery Channel among others.
My photography has been published in magazines all around the world including Time Magazine, I exhibit regularly and I have a book published on Humpback Whales.
Sarah is an experienced researcher who has turned her passion for nature into her career. With a Zoology degree and a Masters in Conservation she has an in depth understanding of a wide range of natural history subjects.
She has worked through all stages of the production process and has developed skills in self shooting, directing, editing, archiving, development and sound as well as undertaking excellent research.
Sarah has detailed knowledge of setting up shoots and filming in both the UK and overseas on productions for Animal Planet and National Geographic. In all situations she looks for creative ways to tell the story whatever it might be, in an interesting and eye catching way.
I aspire to communicate scientific knowledge to the public through documentary filmmaking to reveal new insights on animal behaviour and the world’s natural history. Ever since studying Biology and Visual Arts during my International Baccalaureate I have been passionate about the two subjects, with a keen interest in animal behaviour and media practice. Correspondingly, I undertook a Bachelors in Biology followed by a Masters in Biological Anthropology, for which I received a distinction. As a way of combining my two passions and raising science awareness, I am currently undertaking another Masters in documentary filmmaking.
In 2015, I made a short documentary (8 minutes in duration) for my M.A. Digital Documentary degree at The University of Sussex in Brighton. I produced and directed the short documentary with a classmate. It was about food waste in the UK. This involved researching about food waste and food systems in the UK, operating a camera (i.e. Sony NX5, Nikon DSLR), sound recording (i.e. with a boom mic, lavalier mic, dynamic interview mic), interviewing individuals on the street as well as a university student and store manager, editing with Adobe Creative Suite and finding archive material.
From February until May I made another short documentary (10 minutes in duration) for my degree. It was about street musicians and I produced and directed it with another classmate. I have thus continued to refine my filmmaking skills (i.e. operating cameras, sound recording, interviewing individuals, editing with Adobe Suite and finding archive). As this documentary was partly historical, I conducted more research such as reading through a lot of literature on the history of busking as well as looking through and using more archive material. I also operated different types of cameras for this documentary, including the Sony X70 and Sony NX100.
I am currently volunteering at The Booth Museum of Natural History in Brighton and am looking for work experience or a paid work position in film production at a documentary film production company.
Research and Development
Offline and Online editing with Premiere Pro (equipment supplied)
Camera and sound recording assistance
Running and logistical support
A self-shooting researcher with an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking and experience of every aspect of production including research/development, camera, sound, and post-production. Proficient in use of Premiere Pro and Avid ProTools software and confident working with a wide range of cameras and audio equipment on location. Background in writing and theatre with a degree in English from Oxford University and experience of script writing and voice-over work.
A creative, highly organised, and motivated individual.
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