Private Project


Three years in the making, Riverwoods is a feature-length documentary that shines a light on the perilous state of Scotland’s salmon and tells the compelling story of an inextricable relationship between fish and forest.

We’ve brought together a group of expert scientists, writers and filmmakers to tell a story of loss and lament, but also one of hope. Throughout Scotland, the fractured connections between salmon and the landscapes through which their rivers flow, are gradually being repaired through the foresight and positive actions of many different people.

Riverwoods is a rallying call for restoring more of Scotland’s river catchments and all the life they support.

The salmon need the forest. The forest needs the salmon. And Scotland needs them both

  • Mat Larkin
  • Mat Larkin
  • Peter Cairns
  • Chris Howard
  • Peter Capaldi
    Key Cast
    Doctor Who, The Thick of It, Paddington
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  • Runtime:
    55 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, United Kingdom, United States
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  • World Premiere
    United Kingdom
    March 18, 2022
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Mat Larkin

Mat Larkin is a conservation filmmaker who has produced content in the conservation and broadcast sectors over the past 15 years. Conservation work includes films for the RSPB, Woodland Trust, Wildlife Trusts, National Trust and many other charities and organisations. Broadcast work includes BBC, STV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Silverback, RTL and many more.

He works as a documentary producer for rewilding charity SCOTLAND: The Big Picture.

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