Thursday, 5 November 2009
"Through the Garden Gate - A Diary of the English Countryside" DVD.
Released 30th April 2010.
It's about the wildlife I spent a year looking for and found very close to where I live in an Oxfordshire village in England. It's a very personal view - I narrate the whole thing (don't worry, you hardly see me at all) and it's aimed at those who enjoy the purely observational style of popular natural history films. There's no music - just natural sounds, some of which were recorded by emminent wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson.
The film is a sort of antithesis to the years of globe trotting I have done filming for television documentaries for the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol - an amazing job of course but I've always wished I could do more filming work closer to home. The reasons why most wildlife films we see on TV are not about British wildlife are a subject for another time.
I am collecting ideas for the next film and would be glad to hear from anyone what they'd most like to see.
Visit britishnaturefilms.com to see the trailer and buy copies. Some of it shot on my local Wildlife Trusts reserves - 5% of procceeds go to the Wildlife Trusts.
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