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Tom Mustill

Tom Mustill

Gripping Films
United Kingdom

Email: tom@grippingfilms.com

Website: www.grippingfilms.com

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A director with a background in natural history and conservation biology, Tom is passionate about using film to tell stories about science and wildlife.

He's made films for the BBC, C4, C5, Nat Geo, Discovery and PBS and has won BAFTA, Broadcast, RTS, SCINEMA, ZSL and New York Film International awards.

Some of Tom's projects:

#ImagineFor1Minute by Tom Mustill/Gripping Films

A tiny film with a big idea: to ask viewers across the world to take a minute to visualise the better future we could have, and then to talk about it.

This tiny film was launched to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the UN General Assembly, and features Avaaz members, alongside the voices of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Greta Thunberg, Pope Francis, indigenous leaders Hindou Ibrahim and Benki Piyako, and other influential global voices. Conceived in lockdown and composed of voicenotes and selfies sent in from every continent.

This could be the most important minute of your day:


Research has found we rarely take the time to imagine what a better future could be like. So Tom Mustill and crew thought they’d make a film that helps these conversations begin. This film asks anyone, from world leaders school children, to visualise what needs to change and then to talk about it.

They’ve made this one minute film so it can speak to a single individual or an entire government. They hope it will help individuals think about the future they want, meetings get off to good starts and motivate people to share their hopes for the future, and start to make that future happen. We all want it to be a catalyst for a better world.

Imagine/Share: grippingfilms.co.uk/imaginefor1minute

Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot make short film on the climate crisis, directed by Tom Mustill

Greta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions’ – Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate.

The protection and restoration of living ecosystems such as forests, mangroves and seagrass meadows can repair the planet’s broken climate but are being overlooked, Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have warned in a new short film.

Environmental activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have helped produce a short film highlighting the need to protect, restore and use nature to tackle the climate crisis. Living ecosystems like forests, mangroves, swamps and seabeds can pull enormous quantities of carbon from the air and store them safely, but natural climate solutions currently receive only 2% of the funding spent on cutting emissions. The film’s director, Tom Mustill of Gripping Films, said: 'We tried to make the film have the tiniest environmental impact possible. We took trains to Sweden to interview Greta, charged our hybrid car at George’s house, used green energy to power the edit and recycled archive footage rather than shooting new.'

Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot make short film on the climate crisis

Read: theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/greta-thunberg-we-are-ignoring-natural-climate-solutions

Otherwise, most recently he directed the Natural World: The Bat Man of Mexico, narrated by David Attenborough, Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants and Humpback Whales - A Detective Story.

See: Tom Mustill - Director of The Bat Man of Mexico & Tom Mustill's Humpback Whales - A Detective Story

Finding the whale that almost killed him

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Music From 'Humpback Whales: A Detective Story'

Music From 'The Bat Man of Mexico'

BATMOSPHERES: Wild tracks from filming 'The Bat Man of Mexico'

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