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.
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.
Commissioned by Sinifini (a website of Universal Music), this short film was shot over a few days at his house in Wiltshire with the composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle. Harry was in the process of composing a piano concerto and allowed me to film his work and life to create an intimate portrait of his creative process.
Short promo shot and cut in two days for Mixcloud.com
Producer / Director – Tom Mustill.
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