"I must say you have put it all together most skillfully and successfully. Thank you and Congratulations".
                                                                                                                                         Sir David Attenborough 2005.
The legend wrote that himself after we finished 'Gorillas Revisited,' one of two Mountain Gorilla films completed that year, the other one featured Sigourney Weaver, which was nice. The majority of work I've done in Bristol has been for the multi award winning Natural History Unit. Whether it's been sweating in a tent on the Masai Mara cutting 'Big Cat Diary', working alongside Bill Oddie on Springwatch 2004-2008, working with Tiger Sharks on location in Hawaii or raising children's awareness of climate change on 'The Really Wild Show' editing Nature has been multi faceted.

Wonders of the Monsoon. Ep5 The People of the Monsoon. BBC2 2014


People of the Monsoon is the surprising story of people and nature living side-by-side in one of the most crowded regions on the planet.
Here, people have a unique approach to living with wildlife: some must battle with elephants, and yet others have sacrificed their lives for trees. Today they offer hope for crocodiles and orangutans in the face of growing demand for the monsoon’s riches.
This is an epic story of the past, present and hope for the future. 

Director: Jonathon Clay

North America. Born to be Wild. Discovery Channel 2013

Epic 5 part Blue Chip North Americam wildlife series. Working closely with writers Max Salomon and Sarah Cass to help the  Discovery Channel 'turn its lens toward its homeland and capture a land where life collides with hostile, untamed wilderness in the most diverse, deadly environment on Earth.'

Series Producer: Iain Riddick



Planet Earth Live Specials. A Monkey's Tale. BBC2 2012

60 min tale of baby Gremlin's suvival lessons in strict macaque hierarchy, in stunning Sri Lankan temple ruins. Filmed for a live event on 3 cameras- there were a lot of rushes to mine for the nuggets of baby macaque behaviour....

Producer: Andy Chastney

Executive Producer: Tim Scoones

man-eating-lions.jpgMan Eating Prides

Nat. Geo/ Channel 5. 2008

Producer: Andrew Graham Brown   Tigress Films                

'Nature Shock' doc. explores the growing incidence of lion attacks on humans in East Africa and describes reasons behind this sudden shift in behaviour.             



Big Cat Diary 2006 BBC1

Series Producers
Exec. Producer
                                                SARA FORD

Based in the Masai Mara, Kenya. 2 Film units on each Big Cat; Lions with Simon King, Cheetahs with Jonathan Scott and Leopards with Saba Douglas Hamilton all compete with each other to generate as much footage as they can over a 4 week period.

I worked with fellow editor Nick Carline and two assistants to generate diary style stories that feedback to the camera crews in the field.
These rough edits are then fine cut into 5 x 30mins progs back in Bristol.


Springwatch/ Autumnwatch 2004- 2008 BBC2

Series Producer: REEMA LORFORD            Exec. Producer: TIM SCOONES 

Billed as a 3 week celebration of British Wildlife, Springwatch has become a phenomenal live annual event. Each 1hr programme has presenters Bill Oddie, Kate Humble and Simon King delivering various Spring packages cut in the field as well as short films made previously eg.'Mouse Shed,' (on right) A mini epic. Often having to Off and Online around 18 beautifully crafted packages per day between 2 editors in time for the 8pm live transmission is a tough call. By being asked back every Spring for the last 4 years I must have been doing something right. Using Avid Airspeed- a server based editing system with Media Manager as database driver.

Autumnwatch is similar but takes place in November- based in Martinmere, Lancashire to feature winter migration of Geese and Swans, among other things.


Mouse Shed. 2005 



Gorillas Revisited, 2005 BBC NHU/ Animal Planet


i) with Sigourney Weaver                              (ii) with Sir David Attenborough.

Executive Producer
Vyv Simpson

  The BBC pooled resources to make 2 films with the same footage, or that was the idea…..
 (i) Gorillas revisited with Sigourney Weaver. 20 years after making ‘Gorillas in the Mist.’ Sigourney Weaver returns to post-genocide Rwanda to discover the plight of the gorillas she worked with. Genesis
 Awards Commendation.

  (ii) Gorillas revisited with David Attenborough.
Sir David reflects on the iconic encounter he had with Mountain Gorillas in the making of ‘Life on Earth,’ and reflects on the story of gorilla conservation. Finalist Award, Misoula Film Festival.