A Gripping Films production for BBC Natural History Unit and PBS Nature
On 12 September 2015, a 30-ton humpback whale breached and landed on Gripping Films’ Tom Mustill and his friend Charlotte Kinloch as they paddled a sea kayak in Monterey Bay, California.
A Gripping films production for BBC Stories and BBC Ouch
Kyungho Jeon is a virtuoso percussionist from South Korea. He dreams of playing with an orchestra, but his visual impairment means he can’t follow a conductor.
A Gripping Films and Windfall Films co-production for Channel 4 and PBS
Tom developed and co-directed this film about the story of how we defeated the first great man-made threat to our planet’s environment: the hole in the ozone layer.
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Tom worked for the BBC’s Natural History Unit to direct an episode of this series exploring the spectacular and emotional world of rituals. Tom focussed on stories of humans and the natural world and the rituals that connect them.
Tom’s favourite clip – Chiyako Yamamoto is the world’s first and only female Bonsai Sensei (Master).
Tom first met Dr Julian Fennessey when he was beginning his giraffe research, when Julian reported back that giraffe numbers were crashing across the continent we decided to see if we could make a film.
This short film about how the Ozone Layer was saved was funded by CIFF grew out of a story we developed with Windfall Films. The full length documentary will be released in 2018. This short was released online and screened to the United Nations, ahead of a one of the most important ever sessions of the Montreal Protocol.
For this ultra-low budget music video for our pals LANDSHAPES my friend Freya and I wanted an excuse to play with puppets. In the story a lonely man finds a mysterious lunar egg, he hatches the space duck inside and cares for it. But the duck is receiving commands from its kind, and it must return to the moon.
Here’s the first music video of a series I’m currently working on, I shot and directed it with David Gardener from DEMS and Waldo Etherington, my intrepid tree-climbing buddy, in an afternoon in Dorset in a lovely old tree that’s one of Waldo’s favourites, called The Walditch Beech.
We spent four months in Mexico filming the migration of a tiny endangered bat, vital for the existence of Tequila, and the man devoted to saving it from extinction. The film transmitted in June 2014 in the UK and in 2015 will be shown worldwide, and is currently a finalist in competition at both Wildscreen and INFF!