Little Carpenters is a short documentary about the colonisation of the east coast of Ireland by the Great Spotted Woodpecker. It follows me as I head to Wicklow and film the Woodpecker with the help of local expert Dick Coombes who has been on the Great Spotted Woodpeckers trail since their first arrival in Ireland 10 years ago. It follows the birds as they fight to feed and raise their young until they are ready to make that first leap from their protective nest in the trees out into the world beyond. I made this film as part of an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking that I did at UWE Bristol.
Beneath the Trees
Beneath the trees of the forest lies a world of wonders including the leaf cutter ants and the giant snails. Filmed on Sumak Allpa in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
This video features Woolly Monkeys filmed on the Primate Reserve Sumak Allpa which is located on the River Napo downriver from the town of Coca.
Young Woolly Monkeys
Young Woolly Monkeys was filmed on Sumak Allpa an Island in the River Napo downriver from Coca in Ecuador. The island is a primate reserve and rehabilitates several species of monkey with the hope of repopulating areas with declining primate numbers in the future. The Sumak Allpa foundation also works with indigenous people educating them in environmental and cultural matters. More information about Sumak Allpa can be found at sumakallpa.org
The video features two young woolly monkeys who were rescued from a market where they were being sold as pets.