Abbie owns and runs Song Thrush Productions, a small production company specialising in both the production of promotional media for commercial organisations and events, and the development of documentary-films following adventure expeditions and wildlife conservation projects. She produces every aspect of her work, from research, script writing, filming, presenting and editing, though has experience working closely with film teams.
She first began creating films at the age of 13, when her first short film about the devastating effects of palm oil production won a place in a national competition and opened up the opportunity for her to speak in the European Parliament to MEPs about the importance of ingredient labels on products. She has since gained national and international recognition and she has produced films for companies and events of all shapes and sizes—from the United Nations and Jurassic Coast UNESCO team, to town councils, educational charities and fundraising events.
Abbie also founded and manages Spend More Time In The WILD, a project which seeks to encourage her audience to enjoy more quality time outside for the benefit of improving mental and physical health and wellbeing. The project has quickly grown into a worldwide community of passionate and courageous individuals working together to enjoy the beauty of the natural world and protect it for generations to come. Through the project she runs monthly WILD Walks and Weekend Events, offers inspiration talks and wellbeing workshops for schools, colleges and workplaces, and shares a diverse collection of free videos on YouTube that explore day walks throughout the UK, feature-length documentaries following footpaths and trails around the world, hiking tips, gear reviews, wild foods and foraging ideas, mindfulness activities and more.
Alongside media production, Abbie works in the leisure industry as a wellness coach and personal trainer, training clients on a 1-1 and small group basis. She is also a
class instructor, teaching Boxercise, Group Cycle and Circuits, and a run leader, coaching beginner running courses.
She is a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader, Mental Health First Aider, Outdoor First Aider, and a trained Mountain Leader with her assessment due in the summer of 2020. She has also completed her Expedition Skills Module within the Mountain Training Association Scheme. Abbie is a qualified PADI Open Water Diver, an experienced bushcraft instructor, and part-way through studying for a diploma in Nutritional Therapy and Life Coaching.