My name is Matt Wall, I'm a wildlife filmmaker and conservationist from the UK.
I've been lucky enough to film wildlife both close to home and in remote corners of the world, most recently having returned from Ascension Island in the South Atlantic. Here I worked as a Volunteer Conservation Assistant, researching and conserving a range of endangered and globally important species such as the Green turtle, Ascension Frigatebird, and many endemic plant species. I am currently producing a series of short films for the Ascension Island Government Conservation Department.
I have a great passion for conservation, and for the past three years have volunteered with The Society for the Protection of Turtles (SPOT), working to protect Green and Loggerhead turtles. This has provided me with incredible experiences working alongside amazing animals and some truly inspirational people. In the 2019 season I held the position of Team Leader for the Karpaz Base, gaining responsibilities such as data management, protecting nests on remote nesting beaches and ensuring volunteer safety.
Currently I am undertaking a masters in Marine Vertebrate Ecology and Conservation at the University of Exeter, where I hope to learn about the challenges these animals face and the solutions employed to protect them. My main areas of interest lie in spatial analysis, marine historical ecology and science communication.
I believe the essential need for science communication makes wildlife filmmaking and conservation intrinsically linked, and I therefore hope to create films that will inspire and reconnect people with the natural world. Thanks for taking the time to read this, if you'd like to contact me please feel free.
- Best Cinematography, Wild Film Fest 2017
- Commended British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016
- Reached final round of judging in 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
- BSc (Hons) Zoology, University of Exeter
- Full UK Driving License