‘Breathtakingly exciting’, this natural history series, narrated by David Attenborough, is beautiful and dramatic
Benji Wilson, The Telegraph
“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, Director, Silverback Films Ltd
“Spectacle, excitement and the thrill of the chase. The first of the David Attenborough-narrated wildlife series shows how tough it is for predators to land a kill. It’s tense, emotional and beautifully filmed.”
“Director Keith Scholey and co-director Alastair Fothergill, along with cinematographers Owen Newman and Sophie Darlington, have crafted a visually and aurally stunning film.” (Disney Nature’s ‘African Cats’)
Los Angeles Times
“The film is a cornucopia of gorgeous imagery” (Disney Nature’s ‘African Cats’)
“In this Disney wildlife adventure, the cinematography and editing are as superb as the film’s feline stars are photogenic and heroic… Scholey and his main camera operators, Owen Newman and Sophie Darlington, get astonishingly close to their characters so the film can be cut together for high drama and action” (Disney Nature’s ‘African Cats’)
“Hats off to the camera operators who have captured some astonishing wildlife imagery” (Disney Nature’s ‘African Cats’)
Time Out, London
“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”.
Since 1991 Sophie has worked happily as a filmmaker and cinematographer specialising in natural history in remote locations throughout the world from 78 degrees South to 78 degrees North with a lot of Africa in between. Sophie won a BAFTA in 2016 and was accepted as a BAFTA member in 2018.