In addition to filming,Sophie is actively and passionately involved in mentoring, public speaking & increasing diversity in wildlife filmmaking.
Queens. Six part series for Wildstar Films & National Geographic/D+ looking at female power in nature. Release 2023
Mentoring in East & Central Africa and Alaska 2020-2022
Wildstar Academy. 2021 onwards
London Screen Academy; Mentoring & Masterclasses 2020 & 2021
Speakers for Schools since 2018, mentoring students alongside.
University of the West of England; Masterclasses 2019 & 2021
Leading Authorities Speaker since 2018
BAFTA member since 2016, Jury duty, publicity and Masterclass
ARRI - part of ARRI 100 & Alexa 10 year celebrations
Canon - featured by Canon 2020
RED - ongoing with Queens 2020 - 2022
RTS masterclass 2017
Nature through her eyes - contributor & speaker
EG10 - speaker
Natural History Network - speaker
Springpod learn lounge - online learning resource, speaker.
Wanderlust Behind the camera with Perfect Planet camerawoman Sophie Darlington 2021 & 2020
Huffington Post Our Planet: 600 Crew, 50 Countries And Failed Shoots – This Is What It Took To Make David Attenborough's New Series 2019
Variety Netflix’s ‘Our Planet’ Roars to Life With Work by Top Wildlife Cinematographers 2019
The Guardian 2021
The Telegraph Meet the woman behind Attenborough’s The Hunt lens 2015
WorldNomads - The Essential Masterclass to Filming Wildlife 2018
Stable of Ireland 2021 In Conversation With Sophie Darlington, Filmmaker and
Master Wildlife Filming Podcast Sophie Darlington Wildlife Cinematographer & BAFTA
Canon’s - Shutter Stories. In conversation with wildlife cinematographer Sophie
Darlington 2020 & 2021
Plodcast Sophie Darlington. I think we have an emotional connection to beauty. 2020
Earth Live Lesson with Lizzie Daly 2020
The Adventure Podcast - Terra Incognita, Sophie Darlington - An unconventional Life.
Towpath recipes and stories On the canal with Wildlife Cinematographer Sophie
Filmography Feature Films include:
Penguin, Disneynature & Silverback (2019) Directors: Jeff Wilson & Alastair Fothergill
Incredible Predators, BBC Earth Giant Screen 3D film (2017) Director: Alastair Fothergill
Bears, Disneynature & Silverback (2014) Winner Environmental Media Association (EMA)
Award for Best Feature Film. Alaska & Canada. Directors: Directors: Keith Scholey &
Alastair Fothergill. Co-Director: Adam Chapman
Enchanted Kingdom, BBC Earth (2014) Winner Best 3D Wildscreen. Directors: Patrick
Morris, Neil Nightingale
African Cats, Disneynature & Silverback Films (2011) Winner: RTS West ‘Photography’,
Best Theatrical Award. Winner Special Jury Prize. Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
2011. Directors: Keith Scholey & Alastair Fothergill
Serengeti Symphony, The Discovery Channel/C.B.S. Special, Disney & NCF (1997)
Television credits include:
• Queens, 6 x 60′episodes for National Geographic/Disney+ & Wildstar (2023) Wildstar • Our Planet on the Move for Netflix (2023) Silverback
• Planet Earth III for BBC (2023) BBC Studios
• Great Migrations for Disney+ (2023) Plimsoll
• The Mating Game, BBC & Silverback Films (2021)
• Welcome to Earth (sequence not shown) National Geographic & Nutopia (2021)
Dynasties II, BBC (2022)
Our Planet, Netflix & Silverback Films (2019) Winner Emmy Outstanding Documentary or
Nonfiction series - 2019, Dolby Cinematography Award Wildscreen 2020.
Seven Worlds, BBC Studios (2019)
Perfect Planet, BBC Studios & Silverback Films (2020)
Winterwatch, BBC Studios (2017)
Dynasties, Lion BBC (2018)
Wild lives, Disneynature/ABC Special & Silverback Films (2017)
Growing Up, Disneynature & Silverback Films (2016) Directors: Keith Scholey & Mark Linfield
WinterWatch, BBC NHU (2016)
The Hunt, BBC & Silverback Films (2015) Winner: Photography Factual, BAFTA Craft 2016.
Best Cinematography, Wildscreen 2016 & GTC Award for Excellence 2016
AutumnWatch, BBC (2014)
Planet Earth II, BBC (2016)
SpringWatch, BBC (2014)
Life Stories, BBC (2013) Winner, Best Series, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2015.
Winner 2015 Televisual Award for Cinematography.
A Lion’s Tale, BBC (2012)
Planet Earth Live, BBC (2012)
The Dark; Nature’s Nighttime World, BBC (2012)
North America. 7 x 60′episodes for Discovery Channel (2013) Nominated Best Series
Africa. BBC (2010)
Cheetah, Against All Odds. Animal Planet (2008)
Serengeti shall not die, Gest Productions Tanzania Ltd. 2004-2006.
Intimate Enemies Lion & Buffalo. P.B.S & Tigress Productions Ltd (2000) Winner US
international film & video ‘gold camera’ award. 2001.
Africa, Savannah Homecoming, Tigress Productions (2000)
Africa, Voices of the Forest. Tigress Productions (2000)
The Arid Heart. The Discovery Channel, N.H.N.Z & N.H.K (1999) Winner: Asia/Oceana
Award, Japan Wildlife Festival Wildlife Prize. 2001.
Cheetah in a hot spot, BBC/PBS & Tigress Productions (1998)
The Cheetah Family. National Geographic & NCF (1997)
The Lion’s Pride. The Discovery Channel/C.B.S Special (1996)
The Lion’s Share. The Discovery Channel & NCF (1995)
Born to run. Partridge Films, W.N.E.T/Canal + (1994)
Lions, Pride of Africa. ABC Kane & Partridge Films (1993)
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