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Nutshell Productions specialises in natural history and conservation based filmmaking. Owned and managed by producer Madelaine Westwood, Nutshell produces documentaries, initiates and co-ordinates global film based conservation projects, and actively trains the next generation of wildlife filmmakers in many aspects of their chosen profession.

Via this website you can find out more about the programmes in production by Nutshell Productions, and explore the company's other initiatives in conservation and training.


Conservation Film-making
How to make films that make a difference

Never has the time been more critical for film-making to help make a difference to the natural world

This book shows you how

The new book from Wildeye by Madelaine Westwood and Piers Warren
with a Foreword by Jane Goodall

Available as paperback, eBook or Kindle edition


  • A complete ‘how to’ guide, aimed at both film-makers and conservationists who want to use film as a tool for conservation
  • Covers all pre-production activities including how to raise funds
  • How to choose and use the filming equipment you need, plus a guide to post-production
  • Explores reaching audiences, organising screenings, using social media, monitoring effectiveness and ethical consideration
  • Features case studies from leading conservation film-makers including Mike Pandey, Rob Stewart (Sharkwater and Revolution), Will Anderson (Hugh’s Fish Fight) and Shekar Dattatri
  • Describes how organisations use film effectively in conservation; including Greenpeace, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Great Apes Film Initiative (GAFI).

The Great Apes Film Initiative - see what is happening with GAFI

Nutshell Productions Ltd
 Company Reg. No. 05409743
 Address: 86 Somerton Drive, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 5SS
 VAT: 8843099805409743