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 film-maker, expedition leader, and environmental consultant. My film-making tends to follow my interests - natural history, environmental and adventure stories. I offer services (and have experience and training) as a camera operator /assistant, and as a presenter / protagonist. I am also always happy to pitch ideas for new productions.
I have a degree in environmental science and have spent many years working as an environmental researcher, communicator and consultant.
I am a qualified mountain leader and have much experience in mountaineering, climbing, canoeing, sailing, mountain rescue and other adventures and am a science and adventure leader with the British Exploring Society. I am professional, practical and resourceful, comfortable working with a wide variety of people and often respond to challenging conditions with a sense of humour.
I am UK-based but relatively mobile and can work to tight timeframes.
An accomplished wildlife presenter, zoologist (BSc) and marine biologist (MSc) with a love for conservation and creative natural history storytelling.
Currently presenting LIVE wildlife broadcasts twice daily from the Kruger National Park, South Africa for WildEarth.
Previously covered LIVE broadcasts from the Masai Mara, Kenya in early 2019, both during the day and nighttime game drives, using infrared low light technology, thermal FLIR cameras and drones. Completed a successful pioneering project presenting LIVE from underwater in the Cayman Islands, answering viewers’ questions in realtime for WildEarth.
Presented LIVE TV shows for SABC, CGTN and Nat Geo Wild. Voice over artist for post produced documentary series Predator Bloodlines.
I love adventure, travelling and educating people about wildlife above or below the surface, creating innovative content to reach out to audiences across the globe.
Lauren is a conservation influencer, presenter, wildlife care & behavior specialist, and TV host/corespondent.
Her network credits include Animal Planet, National Geographic, NBC, CBS, PBS, and the CW. She most recently appeared on Nickelodeon’s ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader’ as a zookeeper & animal presenter. She has experience in live broadcasts, teleprompter, stage, animal handling & presenting, voiceover, and improv.
She serves as the Pangolin Project Coordinator and Public Relations & Media Coordinator for the US non-profit, Global Conservation Force ; where she has worked as a production coordinator for wildlife documentaries and newscasts.
Lauren works as a Senior Animal Trainer at a zoo in Southern California and has been employed as a zookeeper since 2007. She has worked with a variety of different animals from naked mole rats to killer whales, tigers to tenrecs, and everything in between.
She holds a Master's of Science degree in Marine Ecosystem Management and Bachelor's degrees in Biology & Psychology with focuses in Animal Behavior & Underwater Resource Management - all from Indiana University. Additionally, she is a PADI Assistant SCUBA Instructor and outdoor sports enthusiast.
Lauren’s passions include spreading the message of conservation to the younger generations, inspiring viewers to protect their home ecosystems, and advocating for responsible ecotourism travel.
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.
Christian Baumeister is the founder and principal cameraman of LIGHT & SHADOW.
Both a cinematographer and a highly successful director, Christian has been recognized internationally for his exceptional artistry, storytelling and vision.
Christian Baumeister studied biology at Westfälische Wilhelms University in his native Germany and filmmaking at Derby University, UK.
His work has taken him to over 30 countries around the globe and made him a specialist for South America and Russia.
Using the high-quality film equipment, Christian Baumeister has garnered awards across the globe and been aired by leading broadcasters such as BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Channel, ARD, ZDF, arte, ORF, NDR.
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.
Jahawi Bertolli is a natural history film maker and photographer from Kenya specialising in wildlife and the underwater world. While a lot of his work is done scuba diving, he is also an experienced wildlife cameraman having grown up in the African bush and he's also a record setting free diver and music composer.
Mainly a freelancer he has directed and filmed documentaries for the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust and Tusk Trust (UK), screened at the Smithsonian Institutes Folklore Festival in 2014 and more recently an educational film for CORDIO, the EU, IUCN-EASRO and IGAD which has been premiered at the UN World Oceans Conference in the USA in 2017. He is also a member of blueoceans.tv
Although based in Kenya, his works have been featured in Africa Geographic and his photos are on display in the Museum Of Natural History in Washington DC. Other projects have been completed in the Galapagos Islands, Mauritius, Burma and Thailand.
Clients have included the European Union, IGAD, IUCN-ESARO, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), The Lamu Marine Conservation Trust, CORDIO East Africa, Royal African Safaris, Seacology and Oceans Below Thailand.
Jahawi scores the music on his own film projects and has composed music for the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Oceans Below, The East African Safari Rally and the World Agroforestry Institute (ICRAF) to name a few.
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!
Bonné is well known as an award-winning wildlife television presenter on South African television.
She has been on SABC's nature programme 50|50 for seven seasons.
She is also a special correspondent for SABC's Newsroom.
Bonné has produced/presented the crowd-funded independent film STROOP on the rhino poaching crisis and KINGDOMS of FIRE, ICE & FAIRYTALES looking at iconic wildernesses in three locations: Yellowstone National Park in America;
the Black Forest in Germany; and the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland.
Bonné has been awarded the prestigious Kudu Award for Best Journalist, which she won in recognition of her passionate, balanced reporting on wildlife conservation issues as well as keeping the public updated and informed about environmental issues in South Africa.
"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!
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.
As a conservation and science communicator, Sonny uses visual storytelling to cultivate a passion for the world, persuade people to protect it, and encourage them to explore.
He has over eight years of experience as a video producer with a demonstrated history of creating content for conservation, science and engineering, social justice, and tourism. Sonny possesses skills in all aspects of video production from concept development, production management, and shooting/editing.
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.
Josh Dury is a 22-year old Photographer, Filmmaker, Presenter and Conservationist with predominant interests in Astrophotography, Landscapes and Wildlife.
He has a future aspiration to be a Camera Assistant, Operator and Presenter in Science and Natural History Productions.
He has previously worked for BBC’s The Sky at Night with X4 Production Runner Broadcast Credits. He gained work experience with production companies and festivals in Bristol, including Films @59 and The Wildscreen Festival.
Josh is an advocate of the dark-sky movement to address night-sky conservation. His independant film, “Back to the Light” addresses the impacts of light pollution on the natural world.
Josh has appeared on Television, including: BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, ITV and Radio, including: BBC Radio Bristol and Somerset. He has also been shortlisted for Insight Astrophotographer of the Year.
Previous organisations and clients include: CfDS - Commission for Dark Skies, The Starlit Skies Alliance, CPRE - Campaign to Protect Rural England, IDA - International Dark Skies Association, English Heritage and Wildlife Conservationist, Mya-Rose Craig.
Lucy, also known as Punk Biologist, is a Wild Animal Biologist, stage, screen and radio presenter and animal handler.
With a BSc in Biology, specialising in animal diversity and evolution of avian flight, Lucy went on to complete an MSc in Wild Animal Biology with ZSL and the RVC. Her research focused on the 'Charismatic carnivores', specifically Wildcats, which have been the subject of many stage and radio performances since.
Having worked in many aspects of science communication, including on-stage science comedy, public lectures, podcasts and workshops, with organisations such as the Royal Institution and Wellcome Collection, Lucy is very experienced in delivering an engaging and dynamic performance.
Lucy has also completed work experience shooting and editing short films with the ZSL media team as well as research with 360 Production, and currently works as the outreach officer at the Royal Vet College.
A competent hiker, Lucy has undertaken field work in the rain forest, and is currently completing her open water Diving certificate.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is currently working as a science educator at the Natural History museum in London. She has a passion for science communication and wildlife. She graduated with a first class BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Leeds, after which she was asked to help the department classify their large collection of bones and fossils. She received a distinction in her MSc in Human Evolution and Behaviour from UCL. She has particular interests in animal behaviour and fieldwork, which has conducted field work in the UK, Bolivia, Kenya and South Africa.
Gabriella has always had a passion for sharing the natural world with the wider public and presented and produced two radio programmes while at University, Weekly Wildlife Watch and the Gender Spot. Both were nominated for multiple awards, including Best female, Best Speech and Best News. Gabriella has blogged for The Gender Summit to promote gender equality in all aspects of scientific research. In November 2016, she filmed her own interviews with speakers for the GS7 Europe summit held in Berlin. Her work was made into short factual documentaries about the work that the Gender Summit does.
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.
Trevor is a biologist and an explorer who works as a wildlife guide in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. He spent several years working with and around animals in both captivity and in the wild. He has even explored places such as the Serengeti, Great Barrier Reef, and Komodo National Park. Trevor is skilled in a variety of outdoor activities; and he is a certified wilderness first responder, swift water rescuer, and scuba diver.
As an explorer, Trevor wishes to inspire people to learn more about animals, partake in conservation, and go on adventures. He is always searching for the next big, wildlife adventure. As a freelancer and wildlife profesional, his skills include on-camera presentation, narration, photography, and film-making. If you wish to learn more about Trevor LaClair, then check out his portfolio: trekkingwithtrevor.com.
“Animals are my passion and the outdoors is my life!”- Trevor LaClair
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.
Beautiful underwater footage of tropical rainforest of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers.
Piranhas, freshwater rays, electric eels, river dolphins, Orinoco alligator.
"With more than a hundred expeditions and innumerable publications in different countries, Mikolji has demonstrated the authenticity and originality of his artistic passion for photography and painting. The philosophy that moves his creative will is the urgency to preserve the aquatic ecosystems of the planet, and as a first step he considers it necessary to make known the richness and beauty of these biomes. That is why he maintains: “you cannot preserve something that you don’t know exists.” And to that work he has dedicated a great part of his life." Eduardo Planchart Licea
PhD Latin American Art History UNAM
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.
Sophie is an adventurous zoologist with a passion for combining expedition and physical challenges, with learning about the natural world.
Following a masters in Science Communication, she regularly explores the UK sharing stories about local wildlife and conservation, as well as presenting several short films. Last year she solo trekked the 300-mile coastline of Cornwall, using just her iPhone to create a 22-part online vlog series about her adventure and Cornish wildlife; her knowledge and 'informal but informative' delivery gaining her national and international media attention.
Regularly praised for her natural and relatable presenting style and standout narration, she also has experience presenting and filming with innovative 360/VR techniques, recently releasing a two-part series on wildlife in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.
She also has presented adventure science workshops at science festivals and is soon to embark on a three-week trip to Hong Kong, making films about urban wildlife and co-presenting a school science tour.
Sophie continues her outdoor adventures, aiming to inspire as many people as possible to stay curious about nature.
Sophie is often invited to write about her adventures with wildlife too, for publications such as BBC Countryfile Magazine.
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.
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.
Ryan Trenkamp - Outdoor Cameraman and Owner of SkySail Productions.
Skills include timelapse, interviews, Glidecam, editing, narrating, NAUI SCUBA certification, and years of outdoor experience as a hiker, runner, kayaker, and wildlife research technician.
2017 North American Nature Photography Association scholarship winner.
After growing up on nature documentaries and a love of all things cinema, it isn't a shocker that a camera has been my tool of choice. I've been blessed with opportunities to be published internationally and make award winning projects including documentaries, seminars, corporate videos, short movies, and many photography genres, which has taken me from the streets of New York City to the swamps of Florida and back home again here alongside the marvelous Appalachians in East Tennessee.
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:
Presenter, filmmaker, photographer and adventurer passionate about wildlife.
A background in long hikes, wild camping, diving, marine conservation and public speaking, Tom has a particular affinity with the natural world and is constantly building his growing knowledge of the subject.
Award-winning filmmaker, he has produced films with and for the Shark Trust, Fox Project, ZSL, National Marine Aquarium and the Wildlife Trusts.
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