In Memory of Richard Foster. A few words by Producer Andrea Florence

In Memory of Richard Foster. A few words by Producer Andrea Florence

23rd August 2018

A Memorial Service for Richard will be held on Friday November 2nd at 2.30pm at St Rumwold's Church Bonnington, near Ashford, Kent TN25 7BW. There is a fast train service to London to/from Ashford.


For your information the following was in today's Telegraph:


FOSTER Richard Leigh, wildlife film maker and campaigner for the natural world, died tragically in Belize 7 August 2018. Much loved husband, father, grandfather and brother. The world is a better place for his life. Family and friends’ farewell in Belize has taken place. Memorial service in Kent, England 2 November 230pm. Details: simon8foster@gmail.com.

Richard was a visual person, full of sight and sound. This is not easy to achieve in our little church of St Rumwolds on Romney Marsh near Symnells. The service will be in two parts, at 230 in the church with candles and hand-made music. Then in the Aldington village hall at 330 where we have sight and sound for visual tributes to Richard's unusual life, accompanied by tea and bubbles.

We would love to see you if you can make it. The easiest way from London is by twice hourly high speed train from St Pancras to Ashford International. (35 mins).The family may be able to help with transport from the station.

 

Anyone wishing to come please email Richard's brother, Simon Foster on simon8foster@gmail.com

A few words by Producer Andrea Florence.

Richard Foster was a hugely talented wildlife filmmaker, a fantastic person, a true English gentleman and a passionate conservationist.

Way back in the 80’s I had the privilege of spending a year at Richard’s film base in the heart of Belize in Central America. Heading out there to his address - mile 28 and a half - sounds like something from a Harry Potter novel. And it was true magic – a place of mountains, caves, rainforests and the second largest barrier reef in the world, all right on his doorstep. No wonder Richard decided to settle there. 

 

In his series ‘Path of the Rain God’ his unique camerawork shone out as he captured sequences and behaviours that had never been filmed before – tiny flower mites hitchhiking in the bills of humming birds to travel from one flower to another; remarkable high speed footage of fishing bats at night capturing unwary fish by trawling their long claws along the surface of the water, and the bizarre yapok swimming in the rivers. Since then Richard and his talented wife, Carol, went on to produce many wonderful award-winning shows, driven by the desire to share to beauty of the natural world with as wide an audience as possible. 

Richard will be missed deeply but his contribution to wildlife filmmaking and conservation will always continue.

 

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