‘China: Between Clouds and Dreams‘ is the third of Phil’s trilogy of series on China spanning the past 25 years. Phil’s first film, broadcast in 1982, Korup: An African Rainforest spearheaded the campaign to establish the Korup National Park in Cameroon. A ten year campaign. Korup led to Phil’s first natural history series for C4, ‘Fragile Earth’, before moving to ‘people’ with his double BAFTA winning ‘Baka: People of the Rainforest’ and subsequently to China with his two multi-award-winning series on China, Beyond the Clouds (1994) and Shanghai Vice (1999). Phil’s docs have won many prestigious awards including BAFTAS, EMMYS, PEABODYS, The Royal Television Society, Wildscreen and Grierson Awards. Phil directed the movie of Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Woodlanders’ which won Best Director and Best Film at the 1997 Shanghai Film Festival. Phil has lectured to many audiences around the World including BAFTA, The Royal Society of the Arts, Harvard and Oxford Universities. In 2014 Phil was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his ‘Services to Conservation in Africa and China’.
Nice to see our juvenile Spoon-billed Sandpipers at Slimbridge creeping into this @WWTSlimbridge 2020 promotional video. Following in Scott's footsteps, our conservation pioneers @WWTworldwide are helping to #SaveSpoonie
Our Slimbridge 2020 project will transform Slimbridge with new, inspirational and immersive experiences to get you closer to nature. While the project takes shape, let's take a look back at what and who inspired it 👇
Great to use @fidhw @BTOCymru @API_Pontio beautifully made life like Spoon-billed Sandpiper decoys in #China last week, setting them out on the rice paddies over the high tide period at #Tiaozini #SaveSpoonie #Shorebirds @WWTconservation @RSPBScience @KaneBrides @Guy_QA_Anderson2
Collaborating for conservation research again! @BTO_Cymru, @API_Pontio and I, making experimental Spoon-billed Sandpiper decoys to try & help with monitoring work in China. Long process - 3D scan, Fimo modelling (that bill!), 3D edits, print, mount & paint... how did we do? 4