Mike Birkhead

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Mike Birkhead

AFTER GAINING A DOCTORATE AND TWO YEARS POST-DOCTORAL WORK IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD MIKE LEFT TO JOIN LONDON WEEKEND TELEVISION IN 1984.

AT LONDON WEEKEND TV HE WORKED FOR FOUR YEARS ON A VARIETY OF PROGRAMMES IN THE CURRENT AFFAIRS AND FEATURES DEPARTMENT BEFORE GOING INDEPENDENT/FREELANCE TO MAKE FILMS FOR BBC, PBS, HTV/PARTIDGE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, WNET DISCOVERY AND ANIMAL PLANET.

MIKE SET UP HIS OWN COMPANY, MIKE BIRKHEAD ASSOCIATES, IN 1988. SINCE THEN HE HAS PRODUCED/DIRECTED MANY WILDLIFE TELEVISION PROGRAMMES INCLUDING HIS MOST RECENT PROGRAMMES 'RADIO GIBBON', 'AMBA THE RUSSIAN TIGER', 'CUCKOO' AND A 13 PART SERIES ' ECHO AND THE ELEPHANTS OF AMBOSELI'.

Movies
Badlands: Hard Rock - Tough Lives
Cuckoo
Heinz Sielmann Award 2010 Best Film 2010
Ostrich - A life on the run
sh:z Audience Award 2016
Namibia's Desert Kingdom
Best Postproduction 2014
WILD SRI LANKA - FOREST OF CLOUDS
sh:z Audience Award 2015
WILD SRI LANKA - COAST OF GIANTS