Sophie Darlington & Hossein Amini Talk Wildlife Documentaries & Writing Dialogue
- A filmmaker and cinematographer specialising in natural history
- One of the only women to have won a BAFTA for cinematography and was accepted as a BAFTA member in 2018
- Determined to raise the profile of women and diverse talent in the craft
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Since 1991, Sophie has worked as a filmmaker and cinematographer specialising in natural history in some of the remotest locations throughout the world. From 78º North to 78º South with a lot of Africa in between.
Her impressive list of credits includes the upcoming BBC series ‘The Mating Game’, as well as many other Attenborough narrated series such as ‘A Perfect Planet’, ‘Seven Worlds’, ‘Dynasties, Lion’ and the EMMY award winning ‘Our Planet’ for Netflix. Sophie is currently working on, among other things, a new series for National Geographic, ‘Queens’, the first primetime landmark natural history series to put female leadership in the spotlight.
Wildlife filmmaking is predominately a male domain and Sophie is one of the only women to have won a BAFTA for cinematography (2016 for BBC’s ‘The Hunt’) and was accepted as a BAFTA member in 2018. Using her 30 years of experience Sophie is not only a Director of Photography but is also determined to raise the profile of women and diverse talent in the craft through speaking at universities, schools and organisations whilst also mentoring new talent both at home and in the countries she films in.
Sophie is a conservationist at heart whose experiences travelling and capturing the natural world have shown her first-hand how fast biodiversity is being lost. She believes that beauty allows us to emotionally connect to nature and hopes that her work will encourage us all to not let it slip away.