Not A Pet | Impact Film

11th September

Not A Pet | Impact Film

Every year hundreds of cheetah cubs are stolen from the wild, decimating the dwindling population of Africa's most endangered big cat. For every five cubs that are taken, only one survives, smuggled into the Middle East to be sold an exotic pet. Investigating this illegal trade and the role social media plays in fuelling demand, Not A Pet seeks to expose this shocking and cruel industry. Made in partnership with Triangle Monday, this award-winning short documentary has screened at over 15 film festivals around the world including Jackson WILD and the Manchester Film Festival.

BBC Storyworks | Barbados

27th November

BBC Storyworks | Barbados

The BBC invited us to draw attention to the rise of sargassum - a rogue seaweed, blooming thanks to climate change - which is decimating biodiversity, the tourist industry and local fishing communities across the Caribbean. In this Storyworks film, we discover the extent of the issue, and look to the future to see how both communities and regional universities are acting to find practical and entrepreneurial solutions to the problem.

WILD x RED | The Call of the Sky

28th November

WILD x RED | The Call of the Sky

"Inspired by living in London, noticing birds fly overhead and wanting to follow, this journey from the city is an exploration of what birdwatching means to me"

Jack Wylson - one of The Big Sky founders - was nominated for the WILDxRED challenge, a collaboration between RED Digital Cinema cameras and National Geographic. Seven filmmakers from around the world were selected to ‘reinvent wildlife filmmaking’ using the new 8k Red Weapon movie camera. The resulting film ‘The Call of the Sky’ was a finalist in the competition and screened at Jackson Hole Wild, in Wyoming. 

Filmed along the southern coast of Ireland this poetic, existential take on birds and birdwatching is was inspired by the writing of Peter Matthiessen and J. A. Baker and shot in the vein of a surf movie.

Director / Cinimatographer, Jack Wylson | Ben Wylson, 'Official Collaborator' / Actor - birdwatcher | Music Composition, Kevin Pollard | Editor, Francesca Oldfield | Sound Design, Simon Epstien  | Colour Grader, Jonathan Dobson