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credits

'NDA' | RANFilm | Development & Writer 

Developing the unique animal behaviour stories for this natural history documentary. Writing the script, researching key stories, producing a pitch deck and project outline for commissioners. 

 

Wild Vienna | Terra Mater Studios | Servus TV | DOP

Location scouting, pitching stories and planning sequences on wildlife in Vienna. 

Filming stunning 4K natural history sequences on the city’s remarkable wild residents using Sony FX6,

RED V-Raptor, long lens (CN20), gimbal, sliders, macro (Laowa probe). 

Marmots on Toast | Dream Wild Films | Funded by National Geographic | Director, Writer, Cinematographer

Documentary revealing the lives of Alpine marmots; the both complicated and joyous relationship between humans and the marmots. 

• Winner at Wildscreen’s Wild Pitch in October 2022, funded by National Geographic, with additional support from Wild Motion Docs, RED Digital Cinema, LAOWA and Picture Shop Post-Production. 

• The making of this film is a featured article in British Cinematographer magazine - July 2024 

BBC Countryfile | BBC One | Contributor & Cinematographer

Filming starling murmerations with a RED Gemini and CN20, featured on-screen whilst filming, alongside presenter Matt Baker. 

Why Not Scotland? | SCOTLAND: The Big Picture | Fixer, Contributor, Wildlife Cinematographer

Filming natural history sequences on Vienna’s conservation success stories, focusing on European Beavers. Location scouting, permits, organising shooting schedule. Interviewed on camera, sharing information about Austrian wildlife conservation strategies 

Beavers About Town | Independent Film | Director, Cinematographer & Editor

Animal behaviour documentary revealing the hidden lives of Vienna’s urban beavers as they have never been seen before. Beavers About Town recieved multiple industry accolades including esteemed festivals such as Jackson Wild, Greenscreen, Innsbruck Nature Film Festival; as well as gaining recognition from the American Society of Cinematographers. 

Four Paws International | Video Writer & Narrator

Writing the scripts for impact films of the NGO’s international animal rescues, awareness films for animal welfare issues and promotional films for global animal sanctuaries. 

 

Wake Up & Smell the Flowers | Independent Film | Director, Writer & Cinematographer

Short film celebrating the endangered European Ground Squirrel. Selected as the Winner of the United Nations’ World Wildlife Day in 2022; featured in the Canadian broadcaster Love Nature - Bite-Size Showcase; and Finalist for Jackson Wild Media Awards 2021. 

Cinematographer & Camerawoman | Freelance 

Cinematographer, camera operator and camera assistant for various projects, including: documentaries, gigs, events, opera, BTS videos, commercial videos, run and gun filmmaking. Examples of clients: Festival Retz, Kelly's of Cornwall, Noods Radio, Old Station Nursery Group, University of Falmouth & Exeter, People's Trust for Endangered Species, Urban Squirrels, Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats, Conservation Optimism

Great Lakes Untamed | Oak Island Films | Development Researcher

Researching potential stories, creating pitch decks and treatments, organising story and sequence chronology; interviewing scientists, contributors and potential crew.

Garden Wildlife Series | Peoples Trust for Endangered Species | Self-shooting Director

Series of 6 short films, shot on Panasonic LUMIX S1H

A Word of Warming | Independent Film | Director & Cinematographer 

Panasonic LUMIX S1H and Canon C300, long lens, mountain location. Winner "Young Talents" at Innsbruck Nature Film Festival. 

Snow Cats and Me | Oak Island Films | Post-Production Assistant

Filming 4K pick-up shots, arranging photography and video deliverables, updating transcripts

Nadiya's American Adventure | Wall to Wall Bristol | Junior Researcher

Episode 02 - California; researching stories, locations and cultural traditopns; finding and liasing with contributors 

The Cheese, The Worm and The Sun: 21st Century Events in the West | Camera Operator

Filming the weird and wacky events across the South West for this short award-winning documentary, including Gloucesters's cheese rolling and Blackhawton's worm festival

For more information and an up to date CV - please contact me yazzellis@gmail.com

skills

BA Film - First Class Degree (2018-2020) 

Development of ideas into films 

Research, finding stories and characters 

Location scouting 

Setting up sequences 

Self-shooting filmmaker 

REDucation & RED Cameras 

Sony Cine cameras 

Long lens - CN20 (50-1000mm) 

Gimbal, slider and macro work 

Adobe Creative Cloud 

Editing - Premiere Pro & Resolve 

Languages: English & German 

Qualified First Aider (2023) 

Drivers Licence 

kit experience

RED (V-Raptor, Komodo, Gemini)

Sony FX6 / FX9 / FS7 / FX3

Long Lens - CN20 (50 x 1000mm)

Macro - LAOWA Probe, Pro2Be

Canon C100 / C300

DJI Gimbals

Motorised Sliders

Shotgun and lav microphones

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