I am a freelance filmmaker specializing in wildlife and observational documentary. Based in the UK my love of travel, and interest in art, conservation and education has led me to work on film projects across the world from Africa to the Antarctic.
After graduating from Sussex University with a History of Art degree I started work for CaseTV a production company specializing in children’s programming. I soon decided my real passion was to be on location behind the camera. I moved to PrimeTV camera hire company where I gained the technical grounding I needed and soon started working as a camera assistant. Since 2003 I have worked as a freelancer camera operator and self-shooting documentary director, during which time I have worked for most major broadcasters and production companies including BBC, CH4, ITV, SKY, Endemol, Tiger Aspect and Ricochet. Three years ago I also completed a PGCE and became a qualified primary school teacher. Louise Purnell CV 2012