[Picture from Wildlife-Film.com]
Every two years the international wildlife film community, about 1000 strong from IMAX producers to interactive storytellers, gathers for a week by the harbour-side in Bristol for Wildscreen Festival. I first went as a 23 year old runner paying the discounted youngster rate as a birthday present to myself.
Wildlife film work is great, but you don’t get to make someone’s head disappear or reverse infra-red grade everything so a beech tree turns into a cherry in blossom.
We’re thrilled to announce that the Bat Man of Mexico is up for both Best People and Nature Film at the 2014 Panda Awards and Best Documentary at INFF – the Pandas are awarded on the 23rd of October and INFF on the 24th – it’s going to be an exciting week! Fingers crossed…
Whoa! We just heard a couple of days ago that the BBC has decided to air ‘Natural World: The Bat Man of Mexico’, the film I’ve been working on for the last year – it was due to air in the autumn and has suddenly be brought forward to a week on Friday… Friday the 13th! Read more…
To coincide with my godfather Harry’s 80th birthday, the website Sinfini commissioned Gripping Films to produce a ten minute film about him composing a piano concerto, at home in his shed in Wiltshire.
Thank all you excellent folk for happy birthday wishes – as you were all writing friendly missives I arrived at what the guys here call ‘the third floor’ 2km under a mountain in a cave called ‘the chamber of hell’.
Location – Kalakmul Biosphere Reserve, Southern Mexico
Filming for a BBC Natural World about Bats, George, Rodrigo and I had abseiled into a massive hole in the jungle near the Mayan ruins of Calakmul.
In this Inside Nature’s Giants Special, the BAFTA-winning team battle through the night against a rising tide to explore the mysteries of the largest predator on Earth – the Sperm Whale.