Salmon and Trout Conservation (S&TC) has announced its support of leading wildlife photographer and film maker, Jack Perks, in his latest project Britain’s Hidden Fishes.
Nick Measham, CEO at S&TC, said: “we are delighted and proud to support this excellent initiative from Jack. We hope that this film will give the UK’s wild fish population (salmon, sea trout, brown trout and grayling amongst others) the conservation profile they deserve. The aim is to show our fish in all their glory and offer some insight into the challenges they face.”
“Jack has assembled a team that includes some of the UK’s very best young nature film makers to support him in the production of this piece. As the UK’s leading wild fish conservation charity we are extremely encouraged by the anticipated awareness that this project will bring to existing and new audiences.”
Britain’s Hidden Fishes is a short film campaign and hopes to be made possible through crowd funding. The film aims to uncover the underwater world that is hidden within the network of rivers, lakes, ponds and seas that criss-cross the British Isles.
Speaking about the project, Jack said: “over the course of my career I have lucky to film every freshwater fish in the UK, and many of the marine species, which gives me a unique understanding and appreciation of our fishy denizens.”
“We have a multitude of wildlife spectacles and stories happen right now, on our doorsteps, only they are hidden beneath the waterline and untold. The intention is for an hour long film, narrated by Jeremy Wade, that creates a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the most incredible creatures we have in the British Isles, from tiny sticklebacks to behemoth basking sharks.”
“Britain’s fish are often overlooked and under-appreciated. This film is about putting them in the spotlight to truly give them the recognition they deserve.”
Jack and his talented team of editors, composers, consultants and camera operators hope to begin filming this month. The film is expected in February 2022.
To support the production of Britain’s Hidden Fishes visit Jack’s crowd funding page here.