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Awards 2006-2010

Principle Films and Awards



From 2010 to 2011 I was mostly filming for a seven part natural history of North America for WildHorizons and Discovery Channel. I was also the specialist advisor for their purchase of six complete HD equipment Channels. My highlights included contracts to film in the otherworldly Naica Crystal Cave, chasing Tornados, cute high speed ninja chipmunks, sleeping amongst flocks of Sandhill Cranes, and filming American Crocodiles in the Pacific Ocean.

Wild America 2012

Wild China  2008

Sequence Cameraman Shangri-la Episode

Shangri-la Best Cinematography, at the 'Roscars', Durban Wild Talk Festival 2009

Shangri-la Emmy Craft Award winner for documentary, Editing 2009

David Attenborough’s Life in Cold Blood 2008

Wildlife and synch sequence Cameraman ‘Armoured Giants’ and ‘The Cold Blooded Truth’, including opening and closing Attenborough sequences

Best Cinematography Televisual Bulldog TV Industry Awards 2009

BAFTA Winner Specialist Factual 2009

Wildscreen Golden Panda - Best of Festival - Life in Cold Blood for Armoured Giants 2008

Yellowstone 2009

Producer & Director of Photography

BAFTA 2010 Winner Photography Factual. Series DOP.

BAFTA nominated as Producer Best Specialist Factual Series

RTS Nominated for Best Program, Science and Factual, 2010

(RTS winner best music, RTS West of England winner best graphics).

International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula 2009

- Best Cinematography

- Best Ecology

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, October 2009

- Best Series

- Best Wildlife Habitat Film

Finalist Best Cinematography

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2009 Special Jury Award Yellowstone Winter.

Winner Best Environment - Festival de l'Oiseau 2009

Cinematography Emmy nominated

Planet Earth 2006

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Primetime Emmy for Cinematography non-fiction (one of seven named series’ cameramen) “Planet Earth – From Pole to Pole”.

Peabody Award for Planet Earth 2008

Best cinematography Televisual Bulldog Awards 2007

BAFTA nomination for photography Factual.

Best Cinematography Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival  “Planet Earth – from Pole to Pole”.

RTS Award for Best Cinematography “Pole to Pole – Planet Earth”

Kodak Award for Cinematography Wildscreen “Planet Earth” 2006

Guild of Televison Cameraman Named Excellence Award for my Lechuguilla Caves sequence  2006

Galapagos 2006

Series Co-originator with Richard Wollocombe

& Principle Land Cameraman

Best of Festival Award - Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2007

Finalist Best Cinematography Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2007

Peabody Award 2007 for Galapagos Born of Fire.

BAFTA nominated for photography factual.

RTS nominated for Photography - Documentary/Factual & Non-Dram factual 2007

Second Place in Best Factual Documentary Cinematography Televisual Bulldog awards 2007 (Planet Earth winner above)

Finalist Kodak Award Cinematography Wildscreen 2008

Guild of Television Cameramen Award for Excellence for Galapagos Born of Fire 2007.

Runner up - Best cinematography International Wildlife Film Festival Missoula 2007.

TV Critics International Association Award Finalist.

Two Craft Emmy nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Science.

Winner Special Distinction for Originality - Festival de l'Oiseau 2007

Earth 2008/2009

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Movie Feature. Grossing over $100,000,000 worldwide, breaking format records in Europe and Japan (while sadly nose-diving in the UK!)

Numerous awards and nominations. Including Best Theatrical Program and Outstanding Achievement - Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2009.

Capuchins: The Monkey Puzzle 2005

BBC Wildlife on One Cameraman with Gavin Thurston

Best Animal Behaviour Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2005

(My earlier Wildlife on One’s included Giant River Otters - Wolves of the River, Geckos - Space Age Reptile, and Black Bears in Whistler as well as a sequence in Garbage Bears. Black Bears led out the last ever Season of Wildlife on One. I also completed sequence work for various Natural Worlds while on the BBC Bursary).

Attenborough’s Life of Mammals 2002

Sequence Cameraman

Bafta nomination photography factual for “Life of Mammals”

Blue Planet 2001

Sequence Cameraman

Primetime Emmy Award best cinematography 2002

BAFTA Photography - factual: the camera team for The Blue Planet 2002

The Laboratory Rat: A Natural History

Director & Cameraman for independent Oxford University Animal Welfare Production by Manuel Berdoy

Nominated for the Jack Ward Award by the Animal Behavior Society (USA)

Voted Best non-broadcast film at the Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson Hole (USA)

Best Newcomer at the "Living Europe Film Festival" (Sweden)

"Commendation" for a "Craft Award" and "High Commendation" for the Wellcome Trust Award for Biology and Medicine Award, both at the "Learning on Screen" conference (UK)

Voted Best Government Agency Film and Best Non Broadcast Film at the the International Wildlife Film Festival (USA), and received four Merit Awards for:

Animal Behaviour; Educational Content; Scientific Value and for Script

Voted Best Low Budget - Big Impact film at the Wildlife Vaasa Nature Film Festival (Finland).

Filming 2012/2014

Filming for the BBC NHU on its ‘Life Story’ series with trips to Ecuador, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Japan and Papua New Guinea. I was also chosen as specialist advisor for their purchase of three Red Epic camera channels to take the NHU to 4K acquisition.  Recent trips have included work for Silverback Films, BBC’s ‘Monsoon’ series, and Mike Birkhead Associates ‘Wild Sri Lanka”.

Life Story First Steps - Up for BAFTA photography 2015. Winner Best Limited Series Jackson Hole 2015. Winner best Animal Behaviour Jackson Hole 2015. Winner Best Specialist Factual Bulldog Awards 2015. Winner Best Cinematography Bulldog Awards 2015. Nominated best Photography at Wildscreen 2016.

Monsoon “The Drought” - Won Guild of Television Cameramen Award for Excellence. Nominated best Photography at Wildscreen.

Filming 2015/2016

  Filming for a new Disney Nature Feature film ‘Elephant Eden’. Director of Photography for Pandas and Cranes on Disney Nature ‘Born in China’. Also for back to Ecuador (hummingbirds) and Galapagos (Snakes versus iguanas) for BBC on their Islands and Jungles episodes of ‘Planet Earth II’ (as well as the Earth II feature film). Part of Core Camera Team on Silverback’s new ‘Our Planet’ Series and also filming for Terra Mater in South East Asia.

Filming 2017/2018

Filming for the BBC ‘Dynasties’ series with Sir David, Plimsoll Productions/Nat Geo ‘Hostile Planet’ Series, Silverback ‘Our Planet’ and ‘Dancing with the Birds’ special. Glad to hear the Islands In Time Series I worked on with Paul Reddish for Terra Mater doing so well in all the awards (Best Environmental at IWFF Missoulla, Gold Camera New York film Festival, among others). Also very happy to have won BAFTA TV moment of the year and a third Primetime Emmy for Planet Earth II.