I am a freelance filmmaker that creates content about animals, the natural world, and inspiring people working to change the fate of our planet for the better. I mainly work as a self-shooting producer, creating short-form digital content with brands such as Canon, Lumix, Lenovo, Jack Wolfskin, WWT, RSPB, Rolex, and more.
Previously, I was working as a Researcher for Silverback Films on the Earthshot Prize and COP26 films.
I hold a First Class honours degree in BSc Zoology (INT) with a study abroad year in Australia. My undergraduate research focused on social learning and pack structure in African painted wolves (Lycaon pictus). After graduating, I worked as a presenter on a boat in Scotland and for ZSL. Then, in September 2019, I returned to University to obtain an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking at UWE, a course run in conjunction with the BBC NHU. For my final submission, I made an award-winning film called 'I Am Capable', about an inspiring Muslim woman, Amira Patel, who is paving the way to make the outdoors more inclusive.
I have also done human portrait photography and worked as the photographer for the #HumansOfXR campaign for the Extinction Rebellion group. This work has had editorial coverage in papers such as the Metro and the Guardian.
Through social media, I have been given the opportunity to collaborate on talks about photography, conservation, and sustainable living, with many organisations such as the RSPB and Greenpeace UK.
My love of animals and drive to save them extends to my everyday life as well. I abide by a plant-based diet and try to live with as little impact on the planet as possible. Through social media, I aim to raise awareness about the threats our planet is facing, addressing topics such as intersectional environmentalism, consumerism, animal agriculture, the exotic pet trade, and much more, and suggest ways that we can all help to overcome these issues.
I truly believe there is hope for the future, and the more people that are inspired to get involved with conservation and take action, the better!
AWARDS & CREDITS
Director, I Am Capable, WildScreen Official Selection
Director, I Am Capable, RED Movie Awards
Researcher, The Earthshot Prize, Silverback Films
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 100-500mm RF
Canon 35mm RF
Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Mic
Zoom F2 BT Field Recorder
I have built up an audience of over 75,000 followers across different digital platforms of people who have a vested interest in my USP: animal activism and sustainability.
Here are some examples of the work that I have produced for social media, including work for clients such as Canon, Jack Wolfskin, Rolex, and Lenovo.
If you want to support my work and have access to exclusive content, including monthly lessons in photography and filmmaking, please head to my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/roxythezoologist