A Focus On Nature

Filmmakers

Bertie GregoryBertie Gregory

Wildlife Photographer.
Filmmaker.
Presenter.
Zoologist.

Bertie is an aspiring professional wildlife photographer, filmmaker and presenter. He has been widely published in national and international magazines and was named ‘Youth Outdoor Photograph Of The Year’. He is currently studying Zoology at Bristol University and has particular interests in the wildlife that inhabits our cities and the charismatic mega-fauna found on the west coast of Canada. His fascination of urban wildlife was sparked whilst working with peregrine falcons in London as one of the 2020VISION young photographers.

Bertie Gregory Photography
Bertie Gregory Photography on Facebook

 

Abbie BarnesAbbie Barnes

Award-winning Wildlife Filmmaker.
Presenter.
Nature Conservationist.
Environmentalist.

At 17 years old, Abbie is an award winning wildlife film-maker, presenter and conservationist, recognised internationally for her focus on protecting the natural world. She produces wildlife identification clips and short films on her local wildlife, and more recently, a range of environmental issues. Her 2013 film ‘Save Our Oceans, Recycle Your Plastic’ was awarded by Sir David Attenborough, praise by Michaela Strachan, and has now been shortlisted for the Innsbruck Film Festival 2013. Her long-term aspiration is to combine her knowledge on environmental issues, with her film-making and presenting skills, to produce documentaries. She aims to show what many natural history productions fail to portray; the threats to the wildlife which are being filmed. Having spoken in the European Parliament following winning an environmental film award, she is a confident speaker and activist, engaging in numerous campaigns, most recently creating the international event ‘World Orangutan Day’. Awarded second place in the Action For Nature Eco-Hero Awards international, she hopes to further study wildlife conservation and film making/presenting, and seeks any experience available surrounding camera work or presenting opportunities.

Abbie’s Website or contact her for a CV
Abbie on WildVision

 

Luke MasseyLuke Massey

Wildlife Photographer.
Wildlife Filmmaker.
Environmental Journalist.

Luke is a 21 year old wildlife photographer and cameraman. His obsession with wildlife has been there from the very beginning, when his first word was tadpole! Travelling around the world, focusing on photographing important conservation stories is his passion, last Autumn he worked with BirdLife Malta recording the illegal bird hunting there. As well as photography he also films. Recently he has worked alongside the BBC Natural History Unit and is currently working for Ammonite Films, specialising in filming the natural world at night.

Visit Luke’s website
Follow him on Twitter
Facebook

 

CS3Cain Scrimgeour

Naturalist.
Wildlife Photographer.
Filmmaker.

Since an early age the natural world has had Cain hooked. At the age of 13 he experienced the ‘spark’: a pair of Great Crested Grebes had built a nest at Holywell Pond, a local Northumberland Wildlife Trust Reserve; he was treated to up close views thanks to the kindness of a local Birdwatcher, letting him use his scope. From that moment his interest became his passion. Chasing the dream he is beginning to make his passion his life, through photography and filmmaking, working for organisations such as the RSPB, Northumberland National Park, English Heritage, Northumberland and Tyneside Bird Club, ORCA and ITV. The aspiration to inspire the next generation is a fundamental part of his work.

 

Hamza YassinHamza Yassin

Wildlife Filmmaker.
Naturalist.
Photographer.

Hamza Yassin is an aspiring young wildlife photographer and film-maker. He assisted in the production of the A Focus On Nature Birdfair film, being an invaluable asset to the team with an artistic eye and infectious enthusiasm for both the job at hand and the wildlife on display. View his photography here: https://www.facebook.com/hamzayassinphotography?ref=hl

 

Jamie UnwinJamie Unwin

Wildlife Photographer.
Filmmaker.
Zoologist.

Finding wildlife and capturing it in both stills and film, Jamie is at home in the wild. Receiving national and international awards for his photographs gave him the motivation to dedicate his time to wildlife photography. While at school, he focused mainly on Brown Hares and perfecting the technique of capturing birds in flight. He was fortunate to pick up sponsorship from Sony UK, in support of his wildlife photography. This led onto work with The World Photography Organisation, where he gave talks to the public about his wildlife photography at Somerset House, London. Now, at 18 years of age, in his first year studying Zoology at the University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, he continues his photography but with a big emphasise on film making. He will be producing images and short films of Cornish wildlife for the next 3 years.

Website: www.JamieUnwin.com
Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/JamieWildlife

 

Josh JaggardJosh Jaggard

Wildlife Filmmaker.
Wildlife Photographer.
Nature Conservationist.

Josh is a passionate filmmaker and photographer. He started off photographing at university where he studied Marine & Natural History Photography. He has now moved towards filming wildlife with the photography running alongside. In spring 2013, Josh had a 5 minute video on urban otters, which featured on the opening episode of BBC Springwatch. Following the filming of the otters he got ask to camera assist the 6 wildlife cameraman on the live show for a month. He is currently making a number of short educational films on Grey seals and Barn Owls. These will be used to educate the general public and inspire others to get out and see the wildlife for themselves.

Website: www.wildlife-photos.co.uk
Showreel: www.vimeo.com/77449113
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JoshJaggardPhotography

 

MarcusMarcus Brent-Smith

Wildlife Filmmaker.
International Conservationist.
Photographer.

Marcus is an aspiring wildlife camera operator. Since leaving University, where he studied Biological Sciences, Marcus has worked his way up through the ranks in television production. Starting as a runner he made a lot of tea and coffee before getting a place on an internship where he progressed to researcher. He then (perhaps foolishly!) left the safety of this job to follow his passion for camera work to become a freelance camera assistant. In 2013 Marcus was employed as videographer and photographer by a small conservation NGO in Peru and spent 9 months living and working in the Peruvian Amazon. Now back in the UK, he is aiming to get back into television production and is doing everything he can to learn the trade.

 

Adam Canning

Wildlife Filmmaker and Presenter.
Journalist.
Ecologist.

Adam is an ecologist, a wildlife filmmaker, presenter and natural history journalist – wh10369198_740286576018909_2901559493818722557_no grew up in semi-rural South Birmingham/North Worcestershire, with a deep affinity for nature from a very early age. He loves nothing more than sharing his passion and showcasing the wildlife in and around the West Midlands – thus Adam has achieved being on BBC Midlands Today and Big Centre TV twice! He has a series of videos on his YouTube channel, which for over a year where featured by Reader’s Digest Magazine. Adam’s videos often feature a conservation message and encourages people to get out and see wildlife for themselves! Recently he has got into Blogging and has been sharing his 30 Days Wild. This young man isn’t afraid of getting stuck in and has volunteered for different projects with the RSPB, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, The Wildlife Trust and Wildfowl and Wetland Trust.

 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/AdamLCanning
Facebook – https://fb.me/CannedWildlife
Blog – https://CannedWildlife.wordpress.com

Samanta Norbury-Webster

Filmmaker.
Naturalist.

Samanta is a filmmaker and naturalist from Devon where she works for a television production company on a popular engineering series. Her interests lie in specialist factual, natural history and science communication.
She completed her undergraduate degree in (Physical) Geography at University of Exeter and a Masters in Television Production at Falmouth University.
She is fascinated by animal behaviour, wildlife conservation and the natural world; She is a member of The British Trust for Ornithology as a bird ringer and spent 9 months working as a marine biologist at The National Marine Aquarium. She is also a keen wildlife and landscape photographer.