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.
Quite quickly after my course finished and I finally managed to save up some cash, I bought my first DSLR and started shooting wherever and whenever I could. The sudden realisation of how much more interesting the world actually was came over pretty quickly after that and I couldn't wait to get out more to film what was around me and I ended up spending a lot of time contacting other organisations to see if i could help with their projects too.
I currently work as a Digital Marketing Executive (which of course isn't very wildlife focused) and in my free time I write and create content for the Eco Sapien YouTube channel (one of the organisations I contacted actually) as well as making my own short films whenever I get the chance.
I'm always in pursuit of at least a foot in the door position at a production company and I'll keep working hard to make that dream a reality over the years to come as cringe as that may sound.
What I enjoy most about filming work is getting people excited about nature and what's around them, especially here in the UK where people often forget what we have on our doorsteps.
Whenever I can, I will be outdoors and when i'm not on my paddle board or cycling, I'm probably behind a computer screen writing up scripts and editing footage for the Eco Sapien channel and generally just trying to improve my craft.
Over the next year I'll be working on my first proper filming project where I'll be covering some of the incredible rewilding projects at play across Europe, so stay tuned for updates via my blog.