I grew up close to Richmond Park in London, quickly developing an interest with the natural world, and teaching myself photography and filmmaking in my spare time. In 2017, I graduated with a BSc in Zoology from the University of Bristol, and followed this with an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking at the University of the West of England, which I graduated from in 2019.
When I first learned that there are more tigers in private ownership in America than in the wild, I knew I had to make a film about it. The Housecats explores the lives of these tigers and the people who care for them, under the shadow of a new law that could end this trade forever. Travelling across America and meeting these people was an eye-opening experience that broke down multiple pre-conceptions for me, and I hope this film sparks the same debate in its viewers.
Achievements & Experience
After graduating in late 2019, I worked at Oak Island Films as the researcher for the upcoming BBC2 Family & Me series with presenter and wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan, which saw me help develop a series to commission, as well as participate on recces and shoots internationally. I have just begun a new role as researcher for a National Geographic series at Off The Fence. In the past, I have also undertaken work experience placements at Silverback Films and Doghouse Post-Production, as well as self-shot and produced promotional films for the Festival of Nature in spring 2019.
The Housecats was self-shot, self-edited, and self-produced, and represents a major learning curve as my first step into wildlife documentary production. It has been screened internationally and nominated for multiple awards, including at including at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, the 36th annual Festival Du Cinéma Européen, and the Godollo Nature Film Festival.