We’re really delighted to be collaborating with Orangutan Appeal UK. We’ll be giving the proceeds of our ebook ‘Monkeyboy and Gogobird’ towards this excellent charity which is dedicated to the rehabilitation and preservation of orangutans and the conservation of their habitat.
One of the main projects the Orangutan Appeak UK supports is the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. This site is in Sandakan, Malaysia – Geoff’s hometown – making this collaboration extra special to us. Geoff used to visit the centre during weekends when he was little. He remembers holding hands with the orangutans and how they would play with his hair!
I grew up loving David Attenborough. For me and many other Brits he is the most charismatic of wildlife broadcasters. His incredible voice and delivery make his enthusiasm contagious. I watched his Attenborough’s Paradise Birds a few months ago. Aged 90, he’s still making these compelling documentaries and is still totally inspiring.
Birds of paradise are one of David Attenborough’s lifelong passions. He was the first to film many of their beautiful and often bizarre displays, and over his lifetime he has tracked them all over the jungles of New Guinea. In this very personal film, he uncovers the remarkable story of how these ‘birds from paradise’ have captivated explorers, naturalists, artists, film-makers and even royalty.
‘For me birds of paradise are the most romantic and glamorous birds in the world. And this is a film I have wanted to make for 40 years.’ – Sir David Attenborough, BBC 2
See him repeatedly upstaged by an excited Greater Bird of Paradise while filming his show!
“Hugo’s Brain” (1 x 100′ HD) – Trailer from Kwanza on Vimeo.
I worked with autistic children in London as a part-time job for a couple of years. Many years later I narrated this documentary on autism.