Wildlife cameraman specialising in underwater sequences for documentaries and features
Roger has worked from the frozen poles to the tropical equator, specialising In immersive imagery of dynamic and fast moving animals and events. He owns and maintains a Red Dragon 6K Underwater Imaging System and Is CCR TRIMIX And CAVE qualified.
He Is currently working on Our Planet, an eight part series for Netflix produced by Silverback Films, Dolphin World for Disney Nature, and BBC NHU Blue Planet 2.
Blue Planet 2
In 2001, the BBC led the world with the multi award-winning Blue Planet; now it plans to return to the planet’s oceans. More marine species have been discovered in the past decade than ever before, with an average of 2,000 discoveries per year. Drawing on new filming techniques not available at the time Blue Planet was shot - such as a new gyro-stabilised aerial camera system, remotely operated submarines, 4k digital resolution and new marine tracking techniques - we will capture the marvels of the world’s largest living space.
2016 National Geographic Pristine Seas Expedition to Tristan Da Cunha
In collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Tristan da Cunha government, Pristine Seas launched an expedition to Tristan da Cunha in January 2017. Spending 20 days at the archipelago, the team carried out quantitative surveys of shallow flora and fauna, open-water communities, and deep-sea habitats to determine the health of its largely unknown marine environment. The team obtained their data during scuba dives and from baited stereo cameras and deep-water drop cams. They used satellite tags to examine the movements of apex predators, such as sharks, and conducted botanical work and bird and seal studies.Among their findings: Migratory blue sharks—the most heavily fished sharks in the world, highly prized for their fins—may have found a refuge in Tristan da Cunha’s waters. The team saw more blue sharks here than in any other location they’ve sampled.
OKAVANGO - A feature length film by Neil Gelinas for National Geographic Studios
Okavango will be a National Geographic feature-length film that shares an intimate look at the human experience in wilderness: The ups and downs, the vulnerability and humility, the care and caution, the love, the fear, the frustration, the surrender and dependence on water. The team of explorers plan to undertake a two-month crossing of the Okavango River system from the source in Angola all the way 1,000 miles down the river through Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and into an untouched wilderness in the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. They will travel like baYei River Bushmen and be subject to the dangers of encountering the worlds largest-remaining populations of elephants, thousands of hippos, 15–foot crocodiles, and some of the last–remaining super–prides of lions on Earth.
Disney Nature - Blue
BBC | Spy in the Pod - 2 x60 mins | Produced by John Downer Productions
Atlantic | 3 x 60' for BBC2 | Series Producer - Dan Rees | Program 2 Producer - Ted Giffords
This 3x60 landmark series reveals the mysteries of the Atlantic Ocean - from the Arctic to the Antarctic, the crushing depths of the abyss to the sun drenched tropical reef. This series will reveal the amazing, surprising and resilient inhabitants of the Atlantic, both animals and people, as they pit themselves against the world’s wildest ocean. Each episode unveils the natural forces that underpin life in the Atlantic, from the world’s most powerful currents, ferocious hurricanes and huge chains of undersea volcanoes making this dynamic ocean rich in life.
BBC | EarthFlight 3D - 1 x 90mins | Produced by John Downer Productions
Earthflight 3D is a 90 minute special filmed in 3D with a new commentary from David Tennant. The film picks up from where the series left off to take viewers on a special journey over our planet in the company of birds. We see the seasons change, witness the most amazing events in nature and journey from the warm topics to the frozen north. Filmed using specialised and innovative camera techniques to give an up close perspective like no other, Earthflight 3D contains new and unique imagery to give an exclusive look at the world through the eyes of birds.
Touching the Dragon- 1 X 52mins. Acquired By National Geographic Channel, USA. Filmed And Directed By Craig And Damon Foster. Co-Produced And Presented By Roger Horrocks.
Into The Dragons Lair - 1 X 52mins Produced By Craig And Damon Foster For NHU Africa.
BBC: Nature's Great Events: The Great Tide - 1 X 52mins.
"The Great Tide", produced by Hugh Pearson, documents the sardine run that occurs off the east coast of South Africa during the winter months of June and July.