Hi my name is Alex and I'm a Masters student making a wildlife documentary about Madagascar.
I'm studying cinematography at Bournemouth University where I specialise in natural history film-making. I have been obsessed with wildlife ever since I can remember and started photographing it as soon as I could get my hands on a camera.
What’s it all about?
I'm heading out to the incredible island of Madagascar for one month to make a wildlife documentary about the unique species that live there and why it is so important to conserve them.
This island has fascinated me for so long because of its outstanding wildlife and remarkable and diverse ecosystems. 90% of the species there live nowhere else on earth!
Most people have seen the wonderful Disney cartoon Madagascar, but I would like to show people the real Madagascar where many of the endemic species are endangered, with some on the verge of extinction.
While I’m making this documentary I will be travelling from the Capital 500 miles to work on a conservation site in Andava, on the Southwest coast. While I’m there I will be helping to protect the coral reefs, tortoises and assist with sustainable fishing. I hope to document Lemurs, Chameleons, butterflies, Fossa, tortoises, fish, plant life, insects and birds etc.
I will have my cameras on me at all times and will even be filming underwater!
Why am I making it?
With your help I want to use this film to show people how important and special the wildlife of Madagascar is and why it needs to be protected and saved.
I want to get this film seen in as many places as possible. I hope to enter my film into documentary film festivals to raise awareness and also to get it shown at schools in Madagascar to help educate children about the special wildlife around them.
What We Need & What You Get for helping
It’s not cheap to make a documentary but I’ve done my very best to keep costs to a minimum! The money raised will go towards the conservation project I am working on, travel expenses and basic provisions.
In return, depending on how much you donate, you can get a digital copy or hard case DVD of the final documentary, a wildlife photograph from the expedition, an invitation to the screening in London, special thanks in the credits, special thanks on the IMDB page or you can even be an associate producer!
Every little donation helps! Please spread the word and make a donation.
Please help make this documentary a success!
Cinematographer and producer: Alex Walters
Special thanks to Jasmine Bendell and Loren Featherstone for helping me make the fund raising video.