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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:-

James Aldred

Networking
Award winning wildlife cameraman with 20 years experience working for BBC, National Geographic, Disney Nature etc. Trained by the BBC Natural History Unit and specialising in filming from ropes at height ...

Graham Hatherley

Chairman
Multiple award winning cameraman and biologist for long lens, macro and presenter work since 1998. Drone permit, sequence experience filming science documentaries, Attenborough series, magazine wildlife ...

Skip Hobbie

N America Membership
Emmy Award winning wildlife cinematographer hailing from Austin, Texas.  Skip grew up in Texas flipping rocks and climbing trees, ever in pursuit of creepy crawlies and little critters.  After receiving ...

Graham Horder

Vice Chair, Membership and Web Moderator
Wildlife and crew cameraman with extensive experience in film and TV production. Blue-chip wildlife, natural history features, documentaries, drama, feature films, commercials, sport, corporate and music ...

Gail Jenkinson

Social Media Advisor
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

Overseas Membership
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

BECTU Liason and Rates Advisor
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. ...

Andy Shillabeer

N America Advisor
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

GTC Liason
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

Senior Advisor
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 ...

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.