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IAWF Committee Members

We are always keen to hear from new people who would like to join the committee. Meetings are not frequent and are arranged around our unfathomable work commitments. They usually take place in Bristol, with more far flung members participating via Skype. Apart from discussing IAWF business, meetings are a rare chance for fellow camera people to get together and put the world to rights. We also have representation at GTC committee meetings, and share that responsibility amongst ourselves.

Mandy Leith is our secretary, and The IAWF Committee is currently made up from the following members:-

Graham Hatherley

Cameraman and naturalist with broad and extensive experience specialising in long lens, macro and sync photography for television since 1998. Filming science documentaries, Attenborough series, magazine ...

Graham Horder

Wildlife cameraman and sync cameraman with extensive professional experience in film and TV production. Blue-chip wildlife, natural history features, documentaries, drama, feature films, commercials, sport, ...

Gail Jenkinson

I have filmed around the world, in fact fortunate enough to say in all seven continents. From the ever awe inspiring tabular icebergs that float in Antarctic waters to the dense mountains of Rwanda amongst ...

Sandesh Kadur

Sandesh Kadur has a passion for visual imagery and has made his mark as both a wildlife photographer and documentary filmmaker. His films have been shown on television networks including National Geographic, ...

Mark Payne-Gill

Over the course of my 20 year career I have worked on natural history films in more than 40 countries. As director of photography I have gained a unique range of skills in film and video styles/techniques. ...

Lynne Richardson

16 years film making experience. Experienced in long lens, night filming (tungsten and infra red), time lapse, aerials (fixed wing and helicopter), digibeta and DV camera's, high speed cinematography 500fps ...

Andy Shillabeer

Lighting cameraman / Director of Photography. UK (Bristol) +44 (0)7767 233286 & USA (San Francisco) +1 (1)408 6566010. Cable dolly operator/rentals. Motion control operator. Rope access technician. Steadicam. 15 ...

Robin Smith

Robin is a UK based cameraman and director with a mixed background in both natural history and documentary camerawork. He has more than 15 years experience as a lighting cameraman and has worked in more ...

John Waters

John is an award-winning wildlife and documentary cameraman. He is familiar with a wide variety of filming styles and equipment, and has credits on over 60 films, many of which have won awards at festivals ...

Mateo Willis

Mateo Willis is a UK-based freelance cameraman with experience of working in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America. He has worked on a number of blue-chip wildlife series for the BBC's Natural ...

Meet the IAWF Chairman
Graham Hatherley

Graham started as a camera assistant in 1993 for Tigress Productions' Wolves: In The Wild before working for Survival Anglia for the next 4 years and then Mandalay in the U.S.

Since 1998 Graham has been a freelance wildlife cameraman and film-maker working on productions from Attenborough's Life In The Undergrowth, The Hunt and Planet Earth II, to Inside Out, The Watches, Coast, The One Show and numerous UK wildlife series as well as one hour films for German broadcaster ARD and broadcasters in the Middle East.

Graham knows many key people in the wildlife film industry and is committed to making the challenging and important career that wildlife film-making offers as sustainable as possible, both for family life and for the environments we work in.