|2007- Nick Lyon and Evie Wright|
|Friday, 01 August 2008 02:11|
At the Jackson Hole Film Festival in 2007 FFC proudly announced that Nick Lyon and Evie Wright of Cochroach Films. In 2006 the pair set up Films 4 Conservation and haven’t looked back. Here is their story:
“Our latest initiative is very exciting. At the Wildscreen Film Festival in 2006 we had discussions with Ian Redmond at the United Nations Environment Programme and Richard Brock who established The Brock Initiative about what resources were lacking for conservation.
We agreed that what was needed was a film - focused web resource for conservation filmmakers, conservationists, and educators around the world. Films4Conservation was conceived as a repository for any film with a conservation message, be it a campaign piece, outreach education, documentary evidence or "voices from the field".
Within a week of Wildscreen we had established Films4Conservation and the basic framework for the website.
The concept involves the use of Web 2.0 technology to diffuse the content of the site into multiple locations on the web. The result of this is that content can be viewed from numerous 'portals', and the benefits include simple access for contributors who are unable to write in html code, free hosting abilities, high traffic and unlimited bandwidth.