Based in Cornwall
Ollie Smith is a wildlife filmmaker and camera operator who graduated in 2020 from BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography at Falmouth University with a First-Class Degree. Over recent years, Ollie has worked with a number of conservation organisations, including the Charles Darwin Foundation, the Wildlife Trusts and Wildlife Sense. His films show a passion for communicating stories from the natural world, from the life cycle of a loggerhead sea turtle to documenting the efforts in place to save the land birds of the Galapagos Archipelago. Ollie's most recent self-led project 'Winter Peak' focuses on connecting people from within the surrounding cities with Britain's oldest National Park, The Peak District.
2022 Helston's ST Piran's Day Lantern Procession, Museum of Cornish Life. Camera Operator and Editor
2021 Red River Event and Talks: 'Listening to a Polluted River', Field-Notes. Camera Operator and Editor
2021 Water and Stone Event and Talks, CAST Cornwall,. Camera Operator and Editor
2020 Falmouth Oyster Festival,. Cornwall. Wildlife Trust. Camera Operator
2019 Cretta Caretta. & Sea Turtle Rescue; Net Entanglement in Argostoli Harbour. Wildlife Sense, Kefalonia. Wildlife Camera Operator and Producer
2019 For the Love of Birds. Charles Darwin Foundation, Galapagos., in association with Falmouth University. Wildlife Camera Operator
Awards & Features
2019 Coexistence. Wild Film Fest, Shortlisted.
2019 Coexistence. Exeter University Underwater Film Festival
2018/19 AK Wildlife Cruises, Penryn.
2017/20 BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography