In a previous topic do you remember last year when i went to the Bird Fair with friends and a film crew when they were doing a film.. well here's the trailer.
It premiered for the first time on Monday in the UK at the Cambridge Film Festival,John lives in St.Helens and features as one of the main characters in this 91 minute film which is now showing in cinemas across America and will also be shown in other film festivals across Europe in the coming weeks.
John is 45 years old, born and bred in St.Helens and used to collect eggs to the age of 19 in an activity that many men from St.Helens will relate to as it would be likely they also participated in the past. However,John is now a conservationist and an excellent wildlife photographer and soon to be an author of a book due out soon, which I'm sure will become a best seller in the bird world. Furthermore, he features on film educating his young son Andrew then aged 6-now 7, as they travel around Scotland were John is teaching and guiding him... I'm certain he will have a budding career also because of his father.
There are also some other interesting topics covered by John in this documentary film,which include an antique egg collection of over 6,000 eggs that was given to him during 2013 by an Antique dealer a friend of his, which John speaks about and the laws surrounding them and the hassle such a collection could of caused him, even though he never took eggs himself since 1989. These eggs were given over by John voluntarily to the police as part of the documentary film and he is now in the process of assisting the Police with rehousing this dated and substantial piece of British heritage in the Tring Natural History Museum in Herefordshire were he believes it belongs in order for scientists and future generations learn more.
This is only a brief outline of his work. I have known him since I was 5 (1975) and knew he had great prospects and now his son for conservation education.
Also included are some photographic images that i took of the Egg Collection at his home before removal by the Police and also him assisting the film crew.
Unfortunately I do appear in this film sweat.gif but I cant say nothing due to being under a disclaimer and in the trailer the eggs taken from the nest are dummy's, its a reconstruction.
Do not judge John merely by the trailer as there's so much to this story, it will be out in the UK and ill keep you informed when... its going to be an interesting one and that's for sure. Filmed by Timothy Wheeler who did Whale Wars and Co-Producer Aaron Goldberg the film won top prize at this year's Wildlife Film Festival and also a Nominee at Sxsw plus others.