South Parade Mansions
71 Oakfield Road
Bristol BS8 2BB
T: +44 (0)117 3072364


Wildstar Films is a production company based in Bristol, UK founded by Vanessa Berlowitz and Mark Linfield in 2018. Our dynamic team is a blend of experienced hands and exciting young talent who are setting new standards in wildlife film-making. We’re always looking for fresh ways to tell stories and our long standing alliances with technology and camera companies keep us at the forefront of visual innovation.

We are making two high end TV series for National Geographic, a feature length film for Disneynature and have some exciting shows in development.

Major credits before founding Wildstar include: Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Life of Mammals, as well as Disneynature’s Earth, Chimpanzee and Monkey Kingdom.


Vanessa Berlowitz
Vanessa co-founded Wildstar Films in 2018 after 28 years of running teams and making award winning wildlife films and documentaries. She is currently an Executive Producer on a number of new series and is working on a film with Mark for Disneynature ... read more

Mark Linfield
Mark co-founded Wildstar Films in 2018 after nearly 30 years of directing and producing award winning wildlife films. He is currently on the senior creative team for several series at Wildstar and directing two new films for Disneynature ... read more.


Mandy Knight
Head of Production
Mandy joined Wildstar Films in 2018 after a successful 25 year career at the BBC Natural History Unit working on a wide range of projects including the award-winning international wildlife seres Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Planet Earth 2 ... read more.


Dan Rees
Head of Development
Dan joined Wildstar Films as Head of Development in October 2018 and has recently also taken on a series producer role.  Prior to that he spent 20 years at the BBC Natural History Unit, working as a producer/director on a huge range of content, from the landmark Frozen Planet to the hugely popular Springwatch Live ... read more.

Wildstar Team

Justine Allan Assistant Producer
Abi Armstrong PA/PMA
Oliver Clague Producer/ Director
Maddie Close Producer / Director
Myles Connolly Senior Producer / Director
Holly Cue Production Coordinator
Karl Davies Development
Cleone Fox Production Coordinator
Olivia Frost Researcher
Rhia Gibbons Production Co-ordinator
Philippa Goff Researcher
John Gray Producer / Director
Francesca Harnby Production Management Assistant
Jo Harvey Producer / Director
Dan Hughes DIT
Richard Lanciault Technical & Workflow Supervisor
David Marks Producer / Director
Eleanor Paish Researcher
Lauren Pascoe Producer/ Director
Hugh Pearson UW Consultant & Director
Vic Ribeck Production Manager
Linda Richards Production Accountant
Isabel Rogers Assistant Producer
Jackie Stearns Assistant Producer
Tom Stephens Producer/ Director
Beth Till Production Coordinator