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Jonnie Hughes

Jonnie Hughes

Founder and Director, Studio Silverback

Jonnie Hughes has produced and directed science and natural history films for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and Netflix. He was Supervising Producer attached to Netflix’s Emmy award-winning Our Planet (2019) and producer/director on the multi-award winning David Attenborough A Life on Our Planet (2020). In October 2020, Jonnie joined forces with Colin Butfield, previously an Executive Director at WWF, to create Studio Silverback, an arm of Silverback Films with a mission to use the power of filmmaking to take the story of the urgent need for sustainability on Earth to as big an audience as possible. Jonnie was Series Producer on their first series, The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet featuring Prince William and Sir David Attenborough for BBC and Discovery+. He co-produced Sir David’s rousing address to 170 Heads of State in the Opening Ceremony of COP26. Jonnie has authored four books on science and the environment.