Life Behind the Lens

RGS event_Huw CordeyLife Behind the Lens with wildlife filmmakers Patrick Morris and Huw Cordey.

RGS event_Life Behind the Lens

Thank you to all who managed to attend what was an immensely enjoyable and insightful evening into the world of wildlife film -making.


Water has had a huge impact on many of Patrick and Huw’s film making experiences, so we are so thankful that they were able to donate their time and expertise. Another big thank you to Just a Drop Patron, Stephen Sackur, for hosting this brilliant event.

We also had a vast array of DVDs and books of Huw and Patrick’s work to be won in our raffle. Here are the winners listed below:

Enchanted Kingdom DVD – Paul Holland and Peter Marsh

Wild Africa DVD – Heather Ramsey, David Hatter and Helena Egan

Galapagos DVD – Christine, Jonathan Richardson and Mary Tyler

Galapagos book – Helen Morano

Life DVD – Louise Down and Claire Steiner

Life book – Robin Bailey and Bill Hood

The Hunt DVD – Harriet, James Crawford and Poppy Piggot

The Hunt book – Jerome Bullard

South Pacific DVD – Gill Thomas and Patricia Parker

Planet Earth DVD – Sally White, Will and Chris McHugo

Frozen Planet book – Molly Brailington

Human Planet book – Chris Haworth


Speaker Profiles

Patrick Morris 

Patrick MorrisPatrick has been producing, directing and writing wildlife documentaries for international television for more than twenty years, including the landmark BBC series Life, Galapagos and Wild Africa. Patrick’s films have twice been awarded Best of Festival at the Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival as well as winning highly prestigious BAFTA, Peabody and Wildscreen panda awards. Patrick has recently completed directing the theatrical 3D nature film Enchanted Kingdom for BBC Earth Films. 

Huw Cordey 

Huw CordeyA nature documentary filmmaker, Huw has been working in the field for nearly half his life on series such as Wildlife on One, Big Cat Diary and Sir David Attenborough’s Life of Mammals and Planet Earth. Most recently Huw has been series producing Castaways, a presenter led series on islands for Discovery International and Animal Planet, and The Hunt, a major blue chip series for BBC1 looking at the world’s predators and prey.

Stephen Sackur 

Stephen SackurStephen has been a journalist with BBC News since 1986 and is the current presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World News’ flagship current affairs interview programme which is broadcast across BBC World News, BBC News Channel and BBC World Service. Stephen is also a patron of Just a Drop.