Award-winning film maker Verity White spent 12 years with the BBC Natural History Unit, during which time she worked on a wide range of films, from obs docs to hollywood features and giant screen 3D to BBC1 landmarks. Her expertise lies in engaging storytelling, capturing spectacular wild behaviour and creating an emotional connection between audience and subject, whether it’s an orphan orangutan or a giant hornet queen.
As well as her broadcast experience, she has produced music videos, environmental campaign films and commercials reaching viral audiences of over a million.
Gaynor Ashdown is a production manager with a background in wildlife conservation. As one of the founders of The Great Primate Handshake, she spent years collaborating with conservation organisations and learning how best to help facilitate change through the use of digital media. Gaynor believes strongly in the power of film, but also that with beautiful film-making comes responsibility. Experienced in managing international projects, she ensures every step of production is executed with the highest integrity and care.