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Masterclass: Wildlife Filmmaking with Dr Chadden Hunter

Wednesday 5 May 2021
2:00pm – 3:15pm
BEMAC (Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre)
102 Main Street Kangaroo Point QLD 4169
FREE – registration is essential.

Shows like Planet Earth 2 and Blue Planet 2 capture the imagination of viewers around the world.  But how do Attenborough’s film crew find their amazing wildlife stories?  And what does it take to be a international wildlife filmmaker? 

Join award-winning film producer, Dr Chadden Hunter, as he takes us on a fascinating journey through the hidden secrets of wildlife filmmaking.  From his zoological studies at UQ to his research years living ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ style amongst baboons in the Ethiopian highlands.  Via scuba-diving underneath the Antarctic ice-cap, to having his cabin ripped apart by grizzly bears, Dr Hunter reveals the behind-the-scenes stories that never make it to television.  Along the way he’ll share hilarious anecdotes, never-before-seen footage and look at whether the Attenborough blockbusters actually do anything to help conservation.  And what’s to stop the next one being made in Queensland?

About Dr Chadden Hunter
Dr Chadden Hunter is a Queensland filmmaker and wildlife biologist. After completing a PhD on gelada baboons in Ethiopia, Chadden worked with National Geographic and Discovery Channel, filming everything from tribal ceremonies in Africa to snow leopards in Pakistan. On the BBC series Planet Earth he became known as ‘the guy covered in bat poop’, and whilst filming arctic wolves for Frozen Planet learnt that minus 40C was cold enough to freeze his eyes shut.  His television series’, including Wild Arabia, Planet Earth II and most recently Seven Worlds—One Planet have won over 20 Emmy and Bafta awards.  When he’s not filming with Sir David Attenborough, Chadden shares inspirational stories of resilience, leadership and teamwork from the wildest corners of the planet.