Wildlife film Inspired by East Devon

A RISING wildlife film-maker has chosen to shoot much of his latest documentary in Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton this summer. This will be the second wildlife film shot in East Devon by James Thornton, 20, whose previous work, Wildlife Habitats, scored 53000 hits on YouTube

A RISING wildlife film-maker has chosen to shoot much of his latest documentary in Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton this summer.

This will be the second wildlife film shot in East Devon by James Thornton, 20, whose previous work, Wildlife Habitats, scored 53,000 hits in just a few months on YouTube, writes David Beasley.

His new film will focus primarily on nocturnal animals - and so far includes hedgehogs, foxes, the peregrine falcon, lizards, blackbird chicks, a kingfisher and that very rare sight - a wild otter.

He said: "This is my most ambitious challenge yet. It aims to have a primary focus on nocturnal animals and shows the wildlife that is about everyday but we rarely see because we are not awake."


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James, from Staffordshire, says he was inspired to shoot in East Devon following his summer holidays every year in his parent's caravan at Sandy Bay.

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"There is no denying the natural beauty in my home place of Staffordshire, which is why all my wildlife productions up to date have contained footage of the area.

"But the attractive aspect of East Devon is the coast and the various wildlife it attracts.

"Alongside this is the natural beauty of places such as Budleigh Salterton and it provides the perfect place for obtaining exceptional establishing shots, such as sunsets."

He says he has ambitions to be a successful wildlife cameraman and 'wants to see the world and film the amazing creatures that are on it.'

"The thing I love the most about film making is the fact that I can combine my two passions of my ability to film and my love for wildlife and nothing gives me more pleasure than when I am doing these two things."

He said his inspirations have come from his nephews and nieces and he in the process of getting his films into primary schools to help educate children about the world in which they live.

The film is expected to be on James' website by the beginning of next month.

To view some of his wildlife films visit www.james-thornton.com

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