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Uganda: A Wildlife Odyssey

Two adventurous travelers explore Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, in search of some of the country's most infamous wildlife.

  • Ryan Wilkes
    Fly The Roof
  • Ryan Wilkes
  • Ryan Wilkes
  • Ryan Wilkes
    Key Cast
  • Harry Seagar
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Nature, Documentary, Wildlife, Travel
  • Runtime:
    60 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2021
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    0 USD
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Director Biography - Ryan Wilkes

Ryan is a Calgary-based documentary DP, director, and photographer with a passion for the outdoors, adventure and wildlife. Through documenting adventurous pursuits and conservation-related endeavors, he explores the relationships between people and the natural world.

His passion for photography was born when he moved to New Zealand in 2015 to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Inspired by the beautiful scenery around him, he and his camera became regulars in the back country of the South Island.

Since then, Ryan’s adventures have included swimming with humpback whales in Tonga, exploring the remote fjords of northern Norway, tracking mountain gorillas in the impenetrable forest of Uganda, and paragliding off of the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Ryan's time in the outdoors has led to a deep appreciation for nature, as well as the people who have dedicated themselves to protecting it. Ryan wants to use the mediums of photography and cinema to invoke curiosity in his audience so that they too may be inspired to create change. He is an advocate for diversity, inclusion and representation in the outdoors and believes that nature should be accessible to everyone, and that all people should feel welcome in the outdoors, regardless of creed, culture, or colour.

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