Tusk Trust

Conservation Awards Nominee Films 2017
Title: Tusk Trust Conservation Awards Nominee Films 2017

Delivery:  Conservationist profiles

Talent: Pre-production, location-filming, direction, post-production

What was the brief?

Tusk supports communities, promotes education and protects wildlife in Africa. Each year, in partnership with its royal patron The Duke of Cambridge, it stages the Tusk Conservation Awards, celebrating outstanding examples of inspirational conservation work.

Spectrecom Films produced six short films to be shown at the 2017 awards, profiling each of the winners and nominees.

These films focus on the the nominees for the Tusk Conservation Award given each year to an emerging leader in their field whose work is judged to have already made a significant impact.

How did we approach the brief?

Our crew of Chris Karageorgiou and Tom Pickard filmed on location in Zambia, Kenya and South Africa respectively. They filmed the nominees relentless fight against poachers, political corruption, and reduced habitats brought about by expanding human populations and climate change.


The final films were shown at the Tusk Conservation Awards in South Africa where our films were screened to show the work of each of the award nominees. In the wider context of course, the films serve to show potential donors and sponsors in the audience just how much support for Tusk’s projects is needed. Our producer Kate Bromley, and editor Etem Ozyay, were in Cape Town to see our films being watched by a high profile audience that included Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former President F. W. de Klerk. There was also a live streaming of the event that projected the work and achievements of the award nominees and winners to a global audience.


Director: Chris Karageorgiou

Camera Op: Tom Pickard

Producer: Laura Merrett