The Kingcombe Centre Nature Documentary

The Kingcombe Centre Nature Reserve is a 20 minute documentary which uses immersive cinematic techniques to illustrate the unique qualities of one of Dorset Wildlife Trust's nature reserves. Kingcombe is an old working farm which specialises in wildlife management that supports a variety of different fields across 450 acres of land. The narrative explores how specific species succeed in making their home within Kingcombe's unique fields and how Kingcombe's wildlife management supports them.

  • Jade Bamsey
    Director
  • Denyce Blackman
    Writer
  • Jade Bamsey
    Producer
  • Joan Renter
    Producer
  • Marty Gobin
    Producer
  • Nicholas Perez
    Producer
  • Rescue Dog Films
    Producer
  • Alan Thorpe
    Key Cast
    "Narrator"
  • Rachel Utting
    Production Manager
  • Joe Smith
    Camera Operators
  • Sam King
    Camera Operators
  • Jade Bamsey
    Camera Operators
  • Geoffrey Alexander
    Composer
  • Michelle Cort
    Colourist
  • David Robinson
    Sound Desiger
  • Stanley Mackrell
    Aerial Photography
  • Jade Bamsey
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    700 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Jade Bamsey

Jade Bamsey is a recent BA Film Graduate from Bournemouth University. Jade has worked on a number of student projects including, Spec-Daters, Limit and The Blue Knight of Babylon. The Kingcombe Centre Nature Reserve is Jade's graduate film and with the success of the documentary, Jade is hoping to use this achievement to progress her career into wildlife filmmaking.

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Director Statement

As an inspiring wildlife filmmaker, I wanted to express my passion for wildlife filmmaking through a documentary that is close to home. My ideas are evolved around the documentary aiming to emphasise how there is beautiful wildlife right on our doorsteps, if only we'd take the time to step out into the open and explore for ourselves. You don't need to travel to untouched locations around the world to witness extraordinary wildlife, there are species living in habitats which are as close as our back gardens. I chosen to film in a nature reserve specifically because I wanted to educate the importance of these protected landscapes for its local wildlife, inspire audiences to visit their local reserves and for individuals to appreciate the wildlife around them.

In most cases, traditional documentaries include a presenter/s who speaks directly to the audience as they unravel the context of the documentaries main subjects, as well as sharing several interviews with key individuals regarding the same subject matter. However with this documentary I didn't want to follow these traditional styles because I wanted to use the camera perspective to move the audience away from listening to an individual's opinion on the location and wildlife, and allow the audience to look nature on screen (wildlife/landscapes) and appreciate it in their own way. This is the reasoning why the documentary doesn't include any people, even visitors or staff members, it is purely nature in the raw. By using this perspective I hope it influences the audience into make the effort to go out and see what the nature around their homes offers them-whether that is beautiful landscapes, interesting wildlife or small snippets of nature where you stand back and actually think to yourself, that is naturally beautiful.

-Jade Bamsey