Irish wildlife cameraman and television presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson is one of the world’s most acclaimed and internationally awarded filmmakers. Throughout his legendary career, Colin has won countless awards from wildlife festivals and events around the world.
He’s lived first hand with tigers for many years in India, filmed some of the most renowned natural history sequences in his homeland of Ireland and now for the first time will be sharing his hair-raising stories with UK theatre audiences this autumn with his tour ‘Living a Wild Life…with Colin Stafford-Johnson’ which comes to the Swindon Arts Centre on Tuesday 9th October 2018.
Colin has filmed tigers at close range in India to touring Ireland in his camper van. Colin’s shows ‘Secret Life of the Shannon’, ‘Wild Ireland, Edge of the World’, ‘Living the Wildlife’ and ‘Wild Ireland’ have lead to adventures in every corner of his homeland. In India, Colin explored the tiger population, which is rapidly declining – something he is passionately concerned about. He filmed the BBC documentary ‘A Tiger called Broken Tail’, which featured a mother tiger Maccli and her son, christened Broken Tail by Colin and the crew. In this fascinating film Colin follows the life and adventures of Broken Tail, highlighting the plight of tigers in the wild in another beautiful piece of work by Stafford-Johnson.
Share with Colin his amazing natural history stories and go beyond the camera in this action packed adventurous evening.
How can viewing a pen and ink sketch of a tropical bird at the age of six change your life? How do you become a wildlife cameraman? How do you end up naming the world’s most famous tiger? What are the challenges filming the wild, the weird and the wonderful?
Colin is at The Arts Centre on 9th October – Tickets and info
Photography courtesy of Matt Loughrey.