What started out as a way to fill in time between filming assignments for BBC natural history programmes, is turning into a series of independent, hand-crafted British wildlife documentaries by British wildlife cameramen Stephen de Vere, known for his work on nature documentaries ranging from Life in the Freezer, Life of Birds to Yellowstone, Frozen Planet and The Hunt.
The first film Through the Garden Gate began as the result of a pair of wild barn owls moving into a neighbour’s attic.
The second film Return to the River came about following a lucky tip-off of an otter sighting.
A third film is in production and due for completion in 2017.
The style of the films is straightforward, honest, sometimes personal. The story is told by the cameraman and seen from his point of view. There is no presenter, no music, no false drama, there are no special effects. It is the next best thing to being there.
British Nature Films is not just for lovers of Britain’s wildlife, it’s also for all those who want to learn about and love and cherish the wildlife near where they live.