Filmography

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Documentaries/Drama:

Irulas, Hunter-Gatherers in the Space Age

English, 18 minutes, 1985. U-matic video programme for Oxfam Trust India. Co-Producer and Director

Periyar Tiger Reserve

English, 23 minutes, 1986. 16 mm documentary for Sanctuary Films. Co-Producer and Director

Banking on Crocodiles

English,20 minutes, 1986. U-matic video programme on crocodile research and conservation. Co-Producer and Director

Snakebite!

English and Hindi, 27 minutes, 1986. 16 mm docudrama. Co-Producer and Director Awards: Best Professional Film - 9th Annual International Wildlife Films Festival, Missoula (1986) Gold Medal - British Medical Association (1987). Golden Eagle, USA (1987)

A Cooperative for Snake Catchers

English, 20 minutes, 1988. 16 mm documentary on the Irula tribals in Tamil Nadu, India. For CAPART, Government of India. Co-Producer and Director Awards: Best Scientific Film - 35th National Film Festival, India (1988).

Seeds of Hope

Tamil, English, Hindi and Telugu, 23 minute, 1989. 16 mm documentary on how to grow a forest nursery. For Swedish International Development Authority. Co-Producer and Director Award: Best Agricultural Film - 36th National Film Festival, India (1989).

Silent Valley

English, Malayalam and Tamil, 53 minute, 1991. 16 mm documentary on one of India's last rain forests, saved from a hydel project. For Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. Co-Producer

Rat Wars

English 26 minutes, 1993. 16 mm documentary on rats in India. For National Geographic Explorer. Co-Producer

Treasured Islands

English, Hindi, 1994. An educational U-matic video film on island ecology. For the Centre for Island Ecology, Andamans. Producer

Keralensis

3 min, 1995. An educational 'spot' on rainforest and wildlife. Co-Producer Award: Best Spot - 1st International Video Film Festival, Trivandrum, Kerala

King Cobra

English, 53 minutes, 1996. Super 16 mm documentary on the largest venomous snake in the world. For National Geographic Explorer. Co-Producer Awards: Nominated for Best Cinematography, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 1997 Best Photography Award, Progetto Natura, 8th Stambecco d'Oro Nature Film Festival, Turin, 1997. Emmy Award for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement, 1998. Nominated for Best Animal Behaviour, Wildscreen Film Festival 1998.

Spunky Monkey

English, 43 minutes, 1997. Super 16 mm documentary on bonnet macaques that live in a town in South India for National Geographic Explorer. Co-Producer

Crocodile Man

English, 18 minutes, 1998. A DVC film on Rom Whitaker and the Madras Crocodile Bank produced by National Geographic Explorer. Presenter

Croc Crusader

English, 25 minutes, 1999. A Digi-Beta film on Rom Whitaker and the Madras Crocodile Bank produced by BBC. Presenter

Thunder Dragon

English, 53 minutes, 1999. Super 16 mm documentary on the water monitor lizards in Sri Lanka. For National Geographic Explorer. Co-Producer and Underwater Cameraman

Snake Hunter – North America

English, 53 minutes, 2001. Super 16 mm documentary on the snakes of North America for National Geographic Explorer. Presenter & Consultant Awards: Golden Panda for Best Presenter-led program, Wildscreen, 2002 Nominated – Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, 2003

Snake Hunter – Costa Rica

English, 53 minutes, 2001. Super 16 mm documentary on the snakes of Costa Rica for National Geographic Explorer. Presenter & Consultant

Mugger Crocodiles of Sri Lanka

English, 53 minutes, 2001. Super 16 mm documentary on the natural history of the mugger crocodiles in Sri Lanka. For National Geographic Explorer. Co-Producer, Presenter and Underwater Cameraman

Croc Chronicles – Sri Lanka

English, 26 minutes, 2002. A film on the burrowing behaviour of mugger crocodiles in Sri Lanka with Brady Barr. For National Geographic Channel. Presenter & Consultant

Snake Wranglers – Rom Whitaker

English, 26 minutes, 2002. A video documentary on the history of the Irula Snake Catchers' Cooperative Society. For National Geographic Channel. Presenter & Consultant

Croc Chronicles – Papua New Guinea

English, 26 minutes, 2003. A film on the New Guinea fresh water crocodiles with Brady Barr. For National Geographic Channel. Presenter & Consultant

The King Cobra and I

English, 48 minutes, 2005, A video documentary on Rom Whitaker's work with the king cobra in the Western Ghats of southern India. Icon Films for BBC Natural World. Presenter & Consultant

Supersize Crocs

English, 52 minutes, 2006. Rom goes in search of giant crocodiles in Africa, America, Australia and India. A National Geographic Channel/WNET/Channel 5 film. Presenter & Consultant

Romulus Whitaker and the Dragon Chronicles

English, 52 minutes, 2008. A documentary on the myths and realities of dragons. Icon Films for WNET and National Geographic Channels Presenter and Consultant

Crocodile Blues

English, 52 minutes, 2008. A documentary on the mixed fortunes of the gharial. Icon Films for BBC Natural World/Animal Planet. Presenter and Consultant

Secret Life of the King Cobra

English, 52 minutes, 2008. A documentary on the telemetric study of the king cobra in a South Indian rainforest. National Geographic Television.Presenter and Consultant

Million Snakebites

English, 48 minutes, 2010. A documentary on the problem and mitigation of snakebite in India. Icon Films for BBC Natural World and Animal Planet. Presenter and Consultant

Leopards: 21th Century Cats

English, 52 minutes, 2013. A documentary on human-leopard conflict in India, Icon Films for BBC Natural World and Animal Planet. Presenter and Consultant

FEATURE FILMS

The Boy and the Crocodile

Tamil, Hindi and English, 105 minutes, 1989. 16mm/35mm feature film set in a village and forest pond in South India for Children's Film Society of India. Executive Producer & Director

Awards: Silver Elephant - 6th International Children's Film Festival, New Delhi (1989)

UNICEF Best Feature Film - International Centre for Films for Children and Young People (1989)