Research | Camera | Presenter
I've always had a fascination with the natural world but that fascination didn't necessarily mean it was easy for me to decide what role I eventually wanted to pursue in life until more recently.
As an undergrad Conservation Biology student, I'd messed about filming with GoPros whilst doing a few conservation trips overseas but it wasn't until I chose to do a Masters in Science Communication that I realised how powerful video could be as a tool in engaging other people with stories of the natural world and conservation.
After my MSc course finished and I finally managed to save up some cash, I bought my first DSLR and started shooting wherever and whenever I could. This was quickly followed by a strong realisation that I wanted to pursue a career in wildlife filmmaking and more recently branch out into other forms of content creation.
Career wise, like most people fresh on to the Wildlife film scene, I struggled to get a entry level runner position, so much of my time over the past few years has been spent spamming various organisations with emails asking if I could create some content or anything else that supported their work and I've developed my portfolio step by step from there. I've now worked with organisations including Octopus Energy, The Marine Diaries, Earth Minutes and Freethink.
I'm currently working full time as a Junior Researcher at BBC Studios and in my down time I try keep tabs on a few side jobs to develop my skills further including editing videos for the Marine Diaries and Freethink's 'Future_Explored' TikTok channel.
The projects I choose will always have a climate or environmental drive behind them but I am very much open to projects which are not purely wildlife film as there are plenty of different ways to get people interested in protecting the planet outside of Attenborough-esque documentaries.