Speechless Web Series
Speechless | Nature without music or narration
The following short films form my ongoing Speechless web series which began in 2013. I wanted to share amazing nature experiences from remote regions by creating an immersive experience where the viewer could get a real sense of time and place. Eventually, I found the most accurate and effective way I could convey these scenes were to present raw video with real time audio and clean edits, void of spoken narrative and music. With no music to stir the emotions and no one telling you what to think, the experience is all yours.
My 2015 feature documentary, Speechless – The Polar Realm, was born from these episodes, incorporating music in the process to develop more of a narrative.
New episodes will be added on an irregular basis as they are created, so please visit again. For now, enjoy the series!
Enderby Island, New Zealand
Yellow-eyed penguins come ashore on a beach full of New Zealand Sea Lions, before making their way into an ancient Rata forest on Enderby Island, part of the Auckland Islands in New Zealand’s subantarctic region. Filmed over a couple of hours during a short visit in early summer 2014.
Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
Take a canoe journey into the remote Oro Province of Papua New Guinea in this one-shot episode.
Port Lockroy, Antarctica
Two Gentoo penguin chicks get their first glimpse of the Antarctic wilderness near the British station of Port Lockroy on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Polar Bear Family
An encounter on the arctic sea ice north of Svalbard with a Polar Bear and her two cubs.
Gold Harbour, South Georgia
Adelie Penguins in a Snowstorm
A Disappearing World – Monacobreen, Svalbard
Chinstrap Penguins – Baily Head, Deception Island, Antarctica
Walrus Haul-out – Lågøya, Svalbard
Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
New Island, Falkland Islands