12 Apr 2019

‘For the Love of Nature’ With Huw Cordey and Patrick Morris, filmmakers of Planet Earth, Life, Galapagos and The Hunt

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The Royal Geographical Society,
London Just a Drop Annual Talk
25 April 2019, 7:30pm

Just a Drop will host For the Love of Nature with Huw Cordey and Patrick Morris, the award-winning filmmakers behind the ground-breaking BBC series Life, Planet Earth, Galapagos and The Hunt, on 25 April at the Royal Geographical Society.

For the Love of Nature will see Huw and Patrick share the stories that have inspired them across their thirty years of wildlife filmmaking, including the making of upcoming Netflix series Our Planet, narrated by David Attenborough and due for release in April. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A led by Stephen Sackur, presenter of BBC's HARDTalk and Just a Drop Patron.

Just a Drop is an international development charity working to bring sustainable safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects to communities around the world, transforming lives. All proceeds from the evening will go towards Just a Drop's projects.

For the Love of Nature sees the welcome return of Just a Drop Ambassadors Huw and Patrick for the charity’s annual Royal Geographical Society talk, following the success of 2018’s Secret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk; 2017’s Danger, Deadlines & Frontlines: a Glimpse into the Lives of Foreign Correspondents; and Huw and Patrick’s 2016 talk, Life Behind the Lens.


Patrick Morris, wildlife film producer and director, said: ‘For the Love of Nature is a great opportunity for us to share some of our personal stories about the wildlife, people and the environment that have truly inspired us over the past thirty years of natural history filmmaking all over our planet. What we've learned, the incredible people we've met, those wildlife 'never seen before' moments and the highs and lows we've experienced while following those dreams. We are especially pleased to be supporting Just a Drop given that water is such a precious resource to all life on Earth.’

Fiona Jeffery OBE, Chairman and Founder of Just a Drop said, ‘I’m thrilled to welcome back Just a Drop Ambassadors Huw and Patrick after the success of their 2016 Just a Drop talk, Life Behind the Lens. Huw and Patrick really understand how essential water is to life on this planet, and I look forward to a gripping evening as they share their wildlife filmmaking stories! Funds raised from the talk will support Just a Drop to continue our life transforming work with safe water and sanitation.’

Just a Drop has reached over 1.5 million people across 32 countries with safe water and sanitation since its beginnings in 1998.

Price: adults £17, students £15

Ticket booking: https://www.justadrop.org/for-the-love-of-nature

Speaker Biographies

Huw Cordey
Huw Cordey is a natural history filmmaker who has worked on BBC series Wildlife on One, Big Cat Diary, Land of the Tiger, Andes to Amazon, and Sir David Attenborough’s Life of Mammals. In 2003, he became part of the Planet Earth team under Alastair Fothergill, and produced three episodes for this hugely popular and multi award-winning series. In 2009 he left the BBC to join Silverback Films and was the series producer of the award-winning The Hunt, a major series for BBC1, looking at the world’s predators and prey. Recently, he produced the Jungles episode for Netflix’s first natural history series Our Planet, due for transmission in April 2019. Currently, he is the series producer of Perfect Planet, a landmark series for BBC1, due for transmission in Autumn 2020.
Huw is an Ambassador for Just a Drop.

Patrick Morris
Patrick is a multi-award-winning wildlife film producer, director, series producer and executive producer. His career spans thirty years and his projects include the major BBC landmark series Life, presented by David Attenborough, Galapagos, Yellowstone, Wild Africa, British Isles: A Natural History, Wild Europe, Wild West and Mexico: Earth’s Festival of Life, and a range of highly acclaimed one-off specials. Patrick directed 3D movie Enchanted Kingdom for BBC Earth Films. Patrick’s films have twice won the ‘Grand Teton’ award at the Jackson Hole International Wildlife Film Festival and three times ‘Best Limited Series.’ He has also won the highly prestigious Peabody award from the University of Georgia for excellence in documentary film making. Patrick recently set up his own company, Impala Pictures, and is currently working on a series about the wildlife of China for National Geographic.
Patrick is an Ambassador for Just a Drop.

Stephen Sackur
Stephen has been a journalist with BBC News since 1986 and is the presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World News' flagship current affairs interview programme which is broadcast across BBC World News, BBC News Channel and BBC World Service.
In November 2010, Stephen was awarded the "International TV Personality of the Year Award" by the Association of International Broadcasters.
Stephen is a Patron of Just a Drop.