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At Big Gecko we have a reputation for delivering a high quality, friendly service with attention to detail. We build on our extensive experience that comes from working on a wide variety of challenging research and filming projects, and we benefit greatly from having a sound working knowledge of our clients' needs. Below is a list of major filming projects that Big Gecko (2006 onwards) and Adam Britton (1995 onwards) have worked on, and in what capacity. Media interviews are not included.

TV and Film Projects

2011

Deadly 60 (BBC Natural History Unit, UK)

Producer: Ruth Harries, Presenter: Steve Backshall
Logistical support, underwater facilities, crocodile wrangling, onscreen expert

Croczilla (National Geographic Wild & NHNZ, New Zealand)

Executive Producer: Craig Meade, Producer: Kate Siney
Capture and measurement of "Lolong" (world's largest crocodile) in captivity, onscreen expert

Reptilian Battleground (National Geographic Wild & BK Films, Australia)

Producer & Director: Bianca Keeley
Research on wild saltwater crocodiles, onscreen expert

Python Hunters (Cineflix, Canada)

Producer: Phil Desjardins
Logistical support, location, onscreen expert

Ben Fogle - Swimming with Crocodiles: Australia (BBC NHU & Spun Gold, UK)

Executive Producer: Ted Oakes, Producer: Ingrid Kvale
Logistical support, fixing, onscreen expert / co-presenter

Ben Fogle - Swimming with Crocodiles: Botswana (BBC NHU & Spun Gold, UK)

Executive Producer: Ted Oakes, Producer: Ingrid Kvale
Underwater research on wild crocodiles, onscreen expert / co-presenter

Richard Wiese - Born to Explore(Richard Wiese, USA)

Senior Producer: Melissa Velgot
Logistical support, fixing, onscreen expert

Thelassa(Cargo Cult Productions, France)

Producer: Zoé de Bussierre
Onscreen expert for training program

Kakadu (proof of concept)(Northern Pictures, Australia)

Producer: Sue Clotheir
Logistical support, local expert & talent research (Erin Britton)

Mitt i Naturen(Swedish Television, Sweden)

Producer: Per Melander
Logistical support, underwater facilities, crocodile wrangling, onscreen expert


2010

Daily Planet (Discovery Channel, Canada)

Producer: Dave Litman, DP: Alex Novak
Logistical support, fixing, oncreen expert

Amazing Footage (Fuji Television Inc, Japan & NZ Network, New Zealand)

Director: Isao Ogoshi, AD: Yusuke Kaihatsu
Logistical support, fixing, oncreen expert

Monster Fish (InFocus Asia, Singapore)

Director: Jatuporn Athasopa, DP: Rob Taylor
Logistical support, wrangling, underwater facilities, onscreen expert for crocodile capture, underwater sequences

Zillas (Hoff Productions, USA)

Director: Isao Ogoshi, AD: Yusuke Kaihatsu
Logistical support, fixing, oncreen expert for crocodile capture

Man vs Wild (Diverse Productions, UK)

Producer: Jessica Winchell, DP: Alex Novak
Logistical support, fixing and crocodile expertise for Bear Grylls series

Croc Attack / Killer Crocs (Discovery Studios, USA)

Producer: Tria Thalman, DP: David Wright, AP: Erin Britton
Development (w/ David Wright), onscreen talent, scientific consultant, fixing, wrangling, logistics, underwater facilities, stock footage

Crocodile King / King Croc (National Geographic, USA)

Producer: Jeff Morales, DP: Mark Lamble
scientific consultant, logistics, wrangling, underwater facilities, script review, stock footage

2009

Crocodile King / King Croc (National Geographic, USA)

Producer: Jeff Morales, DP: Mark Lamble
Major blue-chip natural history covering 12 months of behaviour heavily involving Big Gecko expertise and resources

Texas Croc (ABC1, Australia)

Producer: Danielle Parry
Filming and licensing footage, plus interviews for Big Gecko's transport of large saltwater crocodile from Darwin to Texas.

Maneaters - Series 2(Tigress Productions, UK)

Director: Ingrid Kvale
Crocodile safety, underwater / topside crocodile attack behaviour, reconstruction, expert advice

ABC Stateline (ABC1, Australia)

Producer: Danielle Parry
Providing footage of saltwater crocodiles.

Croc World (National Geographic Television, USA)

Producer: Jenny Kubo
Development with Paul Sereno, filming high speed galloping behaviour, dissection, crocodile captures, interviews, providing library footage.

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Tremendous! Entertainment, USA)

On-camera appearance (Erin Britton), cane toad capture, logistics

2008

Crocodiles (Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, USA)

Producers: Clyde Peeling, Chad Peeling
Wild crocodile behaviour, captive feeding behaviour, interview and voice-overs.

ABC Stateline (ABC1, Australia)

Producer: Danielle Parry
Providing footage of pygmy freshwater crocodiles in the wild, including field work activities.

Road Trains (Jester Pictures, USA)

Producer: Craig Burton
Crocodile sequence as viewed from road train.

Attack of the Crocodile (Big Gecko, Australia)

Producers: Adam and Erin Britton
Short in-house film on behaviour of crocodiles for Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin.

Animal Attack (Cineflix Productions / NextFilm, Canada)

Producer: Hayley Glass
Interview on crocodile behaviour and the reasons behind a crocodile attack

Natural Killers (Beyond Productions, Australia)

Producer: Bronwyn Fox
Filming underwater attack, surface attack, and general behaviour, interview on crocodile biology and behaviour

Meet the Saltwater Crocodile (Big Gecko, Australia)

Producers: Adam and Erin Britton
Short in-house film on the Australian Saltwater Crocodile for Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin.

Deadly 60 (BBC Natural History Unit, UK)

Producer: James Brickell
Underwater feeding of saltwater crocodile by presenter (Steve Backshall), on-camera work with presenter, general crocodile behaviour

Company profile (Barcroft Pacific, Australia)

Interview with photographic and video profile of Big Gecko

Untitled travel show (Notorious Entertainment Ltd, New Zealand)

Producer: Richard Carrington
Feeding crocodiles, on-camera work with presenter

2007

In house project (Big Gecko, Australia)

Cameraman: Nick Hayward
Wild and captive saltwater crocodile behaviour, DVC PRO HD

In Too Deep (Two Hands Productions, UK)

Producer: Ruth Harries
Wild crocodiles on riverbanks, wild crocodiles jumping, captive crocodile bite force test, on-camera work with presenter

Cook and the Chef (ABC TV, Australia)

Producer: Mark Stanforth
Crocodile feeding and handling, on-camera discussions about farming and meat with Simon Bryant

Rogue(Emu Creek Pictures, Australia)

Director: Greg McLean
Interviews about crocodile behaviour for publicity purposes with Greg McLean, including writing content for Tourism NT factsheet

After the Attack (PromaOne / AJE Productions, Canada)

Director: Neil Thomas
Re-introducing attack victim Jeff Tanswell to live saltwater crocodiles, underwater sequences, recreation of events with Jeff Tanswell and Dave Salmoni

Australia (Bazmark Film II Pty Ltd, Australia)

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Crocodile attack sequences with unit director (David Curl)

Explorer: Ultimate Crocodile (National Geographic Television, USA)

Producers: David Hamlin, Gareth Harvey
Crocodile wrangling and direction (walking, swimming, feeding, rolling), wild crocs, dissection, attack reconstructions, on-camera work, script and sequence advice, scheduling and logistics

Raw Nature (Original Productions, USA)

Producers: Matt Renner, Terry Castognola
Crocodile capture, surveying for nests, dissection, on-camera work with presenter

Ms Adventure (Tiger / Tigress, USA)

Producers: Mags Miller, Alicia Decina
Visiting wild nest, nesting behaviour, on-camera work with presenter

2006

Life in Cold Blood (BBC Natural History Unit, UK)

Producers: Adam White, Miles Barton
Saltwater croc mass feeding, freshwater crocodile walking, saltwater crocodile swimming, sync with David Attenborough, underwater filming of courtship, ultra high speed saltwater crocodile attack

Black Water (Black Water Films, Australia)

Director: Andrew Traucki
Crocodile sequences including swimming, rushing from water, attacking, feeding, jumping into boat, surfacing and diving with props.

Supersized Crocs (Icon Films, UK)

Producer: Richard Chambers
Large crocodile skulls, jumping crocodiles in wild, galloping freshwater crocodiles, swimming with freshwater crocodiles, sync and on-camera with Rom Whitaker

Primeval (for Luma Pictures, USA)

Director: Michael Katleman
Providing scientific advice and reference footage for CGI crocodile movement.

Invasion of the Crocodiles (BigWave Productions, UK)

Producer: Emma Ross
Year-long study on satellite tracking saltwater crocodiles following Adam Britton, underwater filming of saltwater crocodiles, wild crocodile capture, wild crocodile nesting, helicopter aerials, crocodiles attacking marine turtles, mass crocodile feeding

Crocodile Dreaming (Samson Productions, Australia)

Director: Darlene Johnson
Saltwater crocodile swimming (underwater and surface), sync with David Gulpilil

Daily Planet (Discovery Channel, Canada)

Interviewee

2005

The Challenge (Granada TV, UK)

Scientific advisor, on-screen expert

Michaela's Wild Challenge (Two Hands Productions Ltd, UK)

Scientific advisor, on-screen expert

Prehistoric Park (Impossible Pictures, UK)

Scientific consultant (Sarcosuchus imperator CGI animation)

2004

Australia's Deadliest Destinations (Greg Grainger TV, Australia)

Scientific consultant, segment presenter

The Jeff Corwin Show (Tigress Film Productions, UK)

Scientific consultant, animal wrangler

Gwyllt... ar grwydr (Telesgôp TV, UK)

Scientific consultant, segment presenter

Cane Toad Warriors and Venom Hunters (Lunasea Inc., USA)

Scientific consultant, segment presenter

Totally Wild (Network Ten, Australia)

Interviewee

60 Minutes - Safari Hunting (Channel 9, Australia)

Scientific advisor

Outback Jack (Bruce Nash / TBS, USA)

Animal wrangler, onscreen expert

Swimming with Crocs (TelPacific, Japan)

Animal wrangler

Saving Salties (Vidcon TV Productions, USA/Germany)

Scientific consultant, co-presenter

2003

Austin Stevens Show (Tigress Film Productions, UK)

Animal wrangler

Animal Face-Off - Alligator vs Bear (Natural History New Zealand / Discovery, USA)

Scientific consultant, co-presenter

Animal Face-Off - Anaconda vs Jaguar (Natural History New Zealand / Discovery, USA)

Scientific consultant, co-presenter

Animal Face-Off - Crocodile vs Lion (Natural History New Zealand / Discovery, USA)

Scientific consultant, co-presenter

Animal Face-Off - Crocodile vs Shark (Natural History New Zealand / Discovery, USA)

Scientific consultant, co-presenter

King Croc (Tigress Film Productions / BBC Natural History Unit, UK)

Scientific consultant, development, animal wrangler

Reptiles Wild (National Geographic Television, USA)

onscreen expert

Dragons Alive! (BBC Natural History Unit, UK)

Animal trainer (boat attack), animal wrangler

2002

"Crocodile" advertisement (Eric Ceret, France)

Animal wrangler

Killer Jobs (Termite Art Productions, USA)

Segment presenter

Danger Down Under (Greg Grainger TV, Australia)

Segment presenter

Australasia (BBC Natural History Unit, UK)

Scientific consultant, animal wrangler

Monsters we Met (BBC Natural History Unit, UK)

Sequence ideas

Walking with Dinosaurs Special (Impossible Pictures, UK)

Scientific consultant

Human Prey (Beyond Productions, Australia)

Scientific consultant, onscreen expert, animal wrangler

Life of Mammals (BBC Natural History Unit, UK)

Scientific advisor, animal wrangler

Jules Sylvester's Dangerous Australians (Granada Wild, UK)

Scientific consultant, sequence ideas, animal wrangler

The Morning Show (ABC Television, Australia)

Interviewee

2001

Dateline - Cane Toads (Channel 9, Australia)

Interviewee, animal wrangler

Mike Willessee documentary (Willassee Films, Australia)

Animal wrangler, onscreen expert

Australasia (BBC Natural History Unit, UK)

Scientific consultant, animal wrangler

Night Time is the Right Time (BBC Radio, UK)

Interviewee

Supercroc (National Geographic TV, USA)

Scientific consultant, onscreen expert, animal wrangler

Explosiv (RTL / Arte Voyages, Germany)

Onscreen expert, animal wrangler

I am Earthman (NHK, Japan)

Animal wrangler, actor

E=M6 Discovery (VM Group, France)

Onscreen expert, animal wrangler

Wild Gold (ZED, France)

Onscreen expert, animal wrangler

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (Bangalow Productions, Australia)

Animal wrangler

Dateline - Crocodile Harvest (Channel 9, Australia)

Interviewee

2000

Ripley's Believe it or Not (Woodridge Productions, USA)

Onscreen expert, animal wrangler

Weird Nature - Marvellous Motion (John Downer Productions, UK)

Scientific consultant, animal wrangler

Weird Nature - Fantastic Feeding (John Downer Productions, UK)

Scientific consultant, animal wrangler

Adrenaline Science: Lethal Predators (Engel Brothers Media, USA)

Scientific consultant, stock footage

Walking with Dinosaurs - Ballad of Big Al (Impossible Pictures, UK)

Scientific consultant

The Crocodile Hunter (Partridge Films, UK)

Scientific consultant

Animal Hospital (Channel 8, Australia)

Scientific consultant, onscreen expert, animal wrangler

Crocodile Wranglers (Michael Hoff Productions, USA)

Scientific consultant, segment presenter, animal wrangler

Maneaters - Crocodiles (Tigress Film Productions, UK)

Animal wrangler

1999

Secret Life of Crocodiles / Crocodile Secrets (BBC Science, UK)

Scientific consultant, onscreen expert, animal wrangler

The Great Croc Trail (Partridge Films, UK)

Scientific consultant, onscreen expert, animal wrangler

Keepers of the Planet (Transglobe Films, Spain)

Onscreen expert, animal wrangler

Reptiles: In Cold Blood (Partridge Films, UK)

Scientific consultant, animal wrangler

1998

Saltwater Crocodiles (Thelassa, France)

Scientific consultant, onscreen expert, animal wrangler

Triumph of Life (Green Umbrella Films, UK)

Scientific consultant, animal wrangler

Ocean Tales: Crocodiles (Segment Film Productions, France)

Scientific consultant, onscreen expert, animal wrangler

Untamed Australia (Téléimages, France)

Scientific consultant, animal wrangler

1997

Ultimate Guide: Crocodiles (Green Umbrella Films, UK)

Development, scientific consultant, onscreen expert, animal wrangler

Deadly Crocodiles (Partridge Films, UK)

Scientific consultant

1996

Captive Care of the Green Iguana (Scimitar Film Productions, UK)

Development, scriptwriter, co-producer, onscreen expert, animal wrangler, musician

1995

Captive Care of Lizards (Scimitar Film Productions, UK)

Animal wrangler
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