…an independent production company based in the UK. We work in almost every genre of TV and film, but we particularly like making specialist factual content for broadcast, cable & web.
MD Graham Booth was previously Creative Director at Tigress Productions. Prior to that he pursued a career in commercials before becoming a Producer/Director at the BBC. His varied career as a filmmaker has spanned everything from pop promos to drama but he has specialised in producing documentaries as diverse as The Human Animal, Reportage, Africa, Natureshock and Violent Planet.
Graham was nominated for an Emmy in 1996 and 2002 for best documentary director, and won a BAFTA in 1990 and a Gemini in 2009 in the same category. Altogether his programmes have received nineteen international awards amongst more than fifty nominations.
a sad goodbye to ornithologist paul igag
Papuan ornithologist Paul Igag, who appeared in the Natural World documentary Birds of Paradise has died unexpectedly.
Paul died suddenly of a coronary heart attack on October 29th 2010, at just 46 years old.
Birds of Paradise Producer Harvey Jones said of Paul: “His enthusiasm was key to the project’s success and during filming he put a smile on our faces every day. Aside from the gratitude we felt to him, his work has a huge significance given the circumstances he worked in – with conservation in Papua New Guinea barely visible to people. We were not witness to the immense amount of hard work he was doing to inspire others, but the evidence was around us through his relationships with his colleagues and in villages like Haia. He was a leader, showing others that the job of recording and conserving the wildlife of PNG must fall onto the shoulders of locally trained biologists.”
Special screenings of Natural World: Birds of Paradise will be shown in both London and Bristol in memory of Paul. If you are interested in attending, please get in touch via the boothfilms contact form and we’ll send you details as soon as we have them.
There is also a ‘virtual memorial’ page here.
***UPDATE*** Date has been confirmed for the special London memorial screening of Natural World: Birds of Paradise. The London screening will take place at High Road House in Chiswick on Sunday 5th December at 6pm. Entrance is free, donations are invited and 100% will reach the Paul Igag Scholarship Fund. For more info download the special flyer for the event here.