Keeper of the Call

One of the countrysides most iconic and haunting sounds is falling silent. Not just in Britain, but across Europe. But for one Welsh farmer, seeing the curlew disappear from his farm is not an option. Follow Wynford as he works alongside conservationists to save his precious family of curlews. But with the modern countryside so full of dangers, will Wynford see his chicks fly?

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Director: Billy Clapham

Billy grew up in rural England, obsessed with the natural world and especially birds. He had always eagerly watched any Natural History documentaries he could get his eyes on, but it was only after discovering a love for photography that he decided that wildlife filmmaking was what he wanted to do. After studying Zoology and then a master’s in Wildlife Filmmaking at the University of the West of England, Billy made his film “Keeper of the Call” and now works at the BBC’s Natural History Unit.

United Kingdom
16 Min.
Director: Billy Clapham
Script: Billy Clapham
Cinematography: Billy Clapham
Editing: Billy Clapham
Music: Ben Mowat
Producer: Billy Clapham
Nominations: Audience Award Best Short Film 2019