Films from the Andes and Patagonia since 2014

Since 2015 I have produced, directed, filmed, edited and distributed both editorial and commercial films for diverse clients from the Chilean government to Red Bull. I work in remote and often hazardous high-mountain situations covering environmental stories and adventure sport. My upcoming 2022 adventure film The Patagonian Apprentice was selected for the International Mountain Film Festival Los Valdes.

Client – the Guardian

In February 2022 I travelled to Patagonia for the Guardian to tell the conservation story of the diminutive huemul deer. Through interviews with wildlife experts in the field and five days stalking the animal in its native habitat, I filmed and edited this short for the Guardian. The film accompanied my story and photo set about the rewilding potential of the the huemul throughout Patagonia and was published on May 29th. You can see my film, my photos and read my story, ¨The Case of the disappearing deer – and how a new corridor could save it,¨– here

Client – Chilean Government

This is the first film from the five day Dientes de Navarino Trail that weaves a wild lap around the sabre-tooth ¨Teeth of Navarino¨ peaks. In 2021 I spent 35 five days filming on the most southerly inhabited island in the world for the Chilean Ministry of National Assets. I directed, filmed and edited three minute adventure–promotional films from each of the patrimonial trails on Isla Navarino. I also wrote a 10,000 word guidebook to hiking on the island to be published in 2022 with an accompanying 400 strong photo set. 

Client – Chilean Government

This is the second film from the seven day Windhond Trail that takes adventurers to the great lake  at the extreme south of the island. In 2021 I spent 35 five days filming on the most southerly inhabited island in the world for the Chilean Ministry of National Assets. I directed, filmed and edited three minute adventure–promotional films from each of the patrimonial trails on Isla Navarino. I also wrote a 10,000 word guidebook to hiking on the island to be published in 2022 with an accompanying 400 strong photo set. 

Client – Chilean Government

This is the third film from the eight day Wulaia Trail that traverses the wickedly overgrown western shore where FitzRoy and Charles Darwin encountered the Yagán people who had hunter gathered on these shores for 6000 years. In 2021 I spent 35 five days filming on the most southerly inhabited island in the world for the Chilean Ministry of National Assets. I directed, filmed and edited three minute adventure–promotional films from each of the patrimonial trails on Isla Navarino. I also wrote a 10,000 word guidebook to hiking on the island to be published in 2022 with an accompanying 400 strong photo set.

Client – Geographical magazine

In 2020 I organised an expedition into the Rio Colorado Valley in association with the clothing brand Patagonia, taking three Chilean mountain guides and activists into a wilderness area close to Santiago. Along the way our team made the first scent of the previously unclimbed peak 4500m peak Cerro Barco. The 350,000 acre territory (equivalent to the UK´s Peak District) is proposed by a grassroots campaign known as Queremos Parque to become a dedicated national park. Its proximity to Santiago and the possibility to provide outdoor recreational space for the Capital´s underserved citizens makes this, in the words of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, potentially the biggest conservation story in Chilean history. I wrote feature stories for Geographical Magazine, Thomson Reuters Foundation and Trail Runner magazine. I also filmed and edited this Spanish short for a presentation to the German Alpine Club DAV, featuring Vivian Callahan.

Client – Vivir Más Feliz Foundation

My photography from three years shooting the hardest gravel bike event in Patagonia was published in this beautiful book about the ride in 2021. All proceeds go to Chilean child cancer research centre Troi and the Vivir Más Feliz foundation.

Client – Collaboration with Kings College London 

An air pollution investigation by bicycle. In 2018 I cycled an overland route passing every stop on the London Underground´s Northern Line to see if a bicycle journey exposed you to more air pollution than taking the tube. The PM2.5 measuring device was provided by King´s College London. Our data collected, when compared to KCL´s, showed that PM2.5 levels were significantly lower for cyclists making the journey than Tube travellers. This was an Earth Rise Productions film in collaboration with Jimmy Hyland.