Camley Street

Sophie Darlington’s portrait of a unique London oasis.

African Cats


Winner Best Cinematography RTS – West

and Best Theatrical release

Wildscreen Film Festival 2012

“a unique talent

Alastair Fothergill. Executive Producer, Disney Nature’s ‘African Cats’, ‘Chimp’, ‘Bear’ & BBC Frozen Planet

On location in The Masai Mara, Kenya. Picture by kind permission of Cecile Burban for Disney Nature.


On location in Masai Mara

Disney Nature’s

‘African Cats’.


Winner Best Cinematography RTS – West

Winner Special Award Jackson Hole Film Festival

Winner Best Theatrical release, Wildscreen Film Festival




Lions, lions, lions with a few Orca thrown in for good measure.

Lions, lions, lions with a few Orca thrown in for good measure.

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Time rushing by.

Time rushing by.

Cannot believe it’s March 2015 already. Filming has been busy with trips to ...
A few things BBC

A few things BBC

‘Life Story‘ starts on BBC One this October and ‘AutumnWatch’ on BBC ...

It’s August so it must be Alaska.

For the third summer in a row I found myself winging my ...

What people say

“director Keith Scholey and co-director Alastair Fothergill, along with cinematographers Owen Newman and Sophie Darlington, have crafted a visually and aurally stunning film.”

Los Angeles Times on ‘African Cats’ 2011

“Astounding wildlife footage “African Cats”

Variety on ‘African Cats’ 2011

“the film is a cornucopia of gorgeous imagery”

Village Voice on ‘African Cats’ 2011

“In this Disney wildlife adventure, the cinematography and editing are as superb … Owen Newman and Sophie Darlington, get astonishingly close to their characters so the film can be cut together for high drama and action.”

Hollywood Reporter on ‘African Cats’ 2011

“Sophie is one of the great undiscovered talents of wildlife film making. Fine tuning her skills in the Serengeti , many of us never had an opportunity to see the results of her extraordinary work. One of the great pleasure of working on Disney Nature’s African Cats was to realise what an amazing eye Sophie has for a beautiful image. She really is a unique talent.”

Alastair Fothergill, Executive Producer, BBC Frozen Planet.

“With her amazing ability to anticipate and follow animal behaviour, combined with the best sense of composition and use of light I know,  Sophie Darlington just has to be one of the very best in the wildlife business.”

Keith Scholey, Director, African Cats.

“beautiful to behold”

– Olly Richards -