Wildlife documentary researcher with experience in both UK and international shoots, research and development across various platforms, treatment design, digital formats and independent film production. I originally studied a BA in Graphic Communication at Cardiff Metropolitan University and followed on to study a Masters Degree in Wildlife Filmmaking at UWE (UWE/BBC partnership). This is a very interesting mix of skills all of which have been highly applicable to the wildlife filmmaking industry. I have been in the filmmaking industry for over 2 years and have worked across various BBC Natural History productions. Highly commended films and photography featured in BBC Wildlife magazine and British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013/14. An enthusiastic and dedicated individual, with a passion for urban wildlife, birds of prey and creating compelling stories.
Story - Research, development & treatment design
I spent 18 months working within the Natural History Units development team where I researched, developed, wrote and designed innovative treatments for a variety of BBC natural history content, including landmark ideas that were pitched to BBC commissioners.
With a design background, I am able to create engaging pitch documents that are a great asset to any team. I have also worked freelance with independent film productions to consult and design further treatments.
Production - Research & filming
I have worked as a researcher across various BBC Natural History Programming, from live broadcast, digital/online to feature films for cinema release.
I have worked both individually and within a larger core team, on location – both UK and internationally, within a live studio environment and worked behind the scenes on researching and creating Natural History content for BBC’s Blue Blue UK webpage. I have also worked on BBC Springwatch social media feed.
Birds of prey are my passion and I hold both Level 3 qualifications in Bird of Prey Care and Animal Behaviour. I have worked in and have contacts in the raptor world, all of which have worked with Natural History productions.
My current passion project, where I am Co-Producing and working alongside a Bird of Prey Charity is a new 20 minute film on the Eurasian Griffon vulture.
My other interest is Canine behaviour and for my Masters degree I created a film on The Red Fox which was Highly Commended at the BWPA awards 2015 and featured on various festivals.I am also a keen photographer and have photographed at events for WWF and local Zoo’s.
BBC Earth | Researcher
August 2015 – present
Researcher for BBC Earth’s ambitious new feature film Earth: One Amazing day – cinematic release 2017.
Part of a core team of people setting up and attending international shoots in Africa, China and Hungary. Filming behind the scenes sequences in all locations, assisting the DOP and managing media flow and backup.
For more information on this production please contact to request a CV.
Big Blue UK | Digital Researcher
Digital and social content researcher for BBC NHU’s Big Blue UK. Role included sourcing species information, camerawork, social media interaction, attending BBUK location shoots, producing and directing a short 5 minute film to be part of the official BBC BBUK website
BBC Springwatch Unsprung | Researcher
Social media focused researcher for BBC Springwatch 2015. Role included live studio work, social media interaction, looking after special guests for Unsprung show and working with key talent.
BBC NHU Development | Researcher
May 2014 – August 2015
Researcher working across developing a large selection of BBC wildlife genres. I was able to both research, write and design treatments, ready to be pictched to BBC commissioners.
Wings of Freedom
A new independent charitable project working alongside the International Bird of Prey centre. Coming soon!