Private Project

Durrell's Underhogs

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust loves animals. Not just the headline grabbing super mega fauna but the little guys too, the species overlooked, too small to be seen and heard - the underdog species - Join Durrell staff in remote north east India as they save the smallest pigs in the world from extinction.

  • Daniel Craven
    Director
  • Dean Maryon and Daniel Craven
    Writer
  • Daniel Craven
    Producer
  • Dean Maryon
    Producer
  • Bex Bohea
    Producer
  • Shaz Syed
    Producer
  • Daniel Craven
    Key Cast
  • Dr Parag Deka
    Key Cast
  • Dr Goutam Narayan
    Key Cast
  • Nandita Hazirika
    Key Cast
  • Ranesh Roy
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    45 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    Jersey
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 1040hd and 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Wildlife conservation Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    October 22, 2017
  • Kolkata International Wildlife & Environment Film Festival - India
    Kolkata
    India
    December 17, 2017
Director Biography - Daniel Craven

Daniel Craven is Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's Volunteer Manager, based at Jersey Zoo since 2001. A former professional footballer, Daniel is lover of travel, animals and conservation. Durrell's Underdogs is his first film and was made with the fantastic team of Dean Maryon, Bex Bohea, Shaz Syed and Marc Mitchell. It is an official selection in the 2017 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York the Kolkata International Wildlife & Environment Film Festival in India and The International Festival of Sustainable Development Films Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm in Slovakia.

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Director Statement

We wanted to highlight a lesser known animal and the work being done to save it to a wider audience. With limited resources at our disposal we decided rather than just film pygmy hogs we would trace the origins of conservation pioneer Gerald Durrell and 'The Durrells' in India and show how an ongoing project that is saving the smallest pig in the world from extinction can give hope for other conservation projects and species.