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Tom Mustill – Producer / Director

Tom specialises in telling stories about where humans and the natural world meet. His films have won many awards, including recent David Attenborough narrated The Bat Man of Mexico and Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants which was nominated for an EMMY. Before then he c0-directed the smash hit Kangaroo Dundee and the special episodes among others of the genre-busting BAFTA winning series Inside Nature’s Giants. He’s most recently finished directing an episode of the landmark BBC sequel to Human Planet – Rituals.  Gripping Films is his company. A Humpback Whale fell on him once.

Cherry Brewer – Line Producer

With 15 Years in film Cherry is an extremely accomplished Line Producer and has steadied the ship on years of award-winning film productions. Bringing multi-million pound series and micro-budget documentaries in on time and on budget.

George Woodcock – DoP

George is a freelance lighting camera operator. He has worked across documentary, drama, factual entertainment, music videos and specialises in Natural History. As well as The Bat Man of Mexico, and Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants with Tom, George has shot and is currently shooting other Natural Worlds for Mike Birkhead, the BBC Natural History Unit and Windfall Films. George dreams of making a film about his namesake, The Woodcock, the world’s slowest bird.

Sabrina Burnard – Editor

Sabrina is a highly skilled editor with over twenty years experience and many accolades including, Panda, Jackson Hole, Emmy, Grierson, two BAFTAs and an RTS award. She loves her work and thrives with the challenge of bringing the best of the material to light and making the film as brilliant and as powerful as it can be

Tim Burgess – DoP

Tim is a freelance filmmaker specialising in storytelling from outdoor environments. First and foremost a cinematographer, he also works as an editor and self-directs many projects. Passionate about documentary; his work includes award-winning feature-length film, broadcast television and viral web content.

Ru Mahoney – Field Producer & Impact Producer

Aside from working as a field producer for Gripping Films, Terra Mater Productions and others, Ru has over a decade of experience in education and impact assessment in science and conservation. Her current projects include her work as an NSF PI studying the nexus of science literacy and storytelling and conducting the first-ever trade assessment of giraffe for the IUCN