The Lady and the Lakes
Producer/Director: Olivia Frost
In a time when women were often told that they couldn’t, or that they shouldn’t, one woman did.
Beatrix Potter is a world renowned children’s author and illustrator, but often neglected are her remarkable accomplishments in the fields of science and conservation. Brought to life in this short dramatisation, we learn more about Beatrix and her profound relationship with nature, from her meticulous work in mycology, to her accomplishments in conservation, which enabled the protection of some of Britain’s most valuable landscapes that we still treasure to this day.
A strong woman who defied the social pressures of Victorian society, join us in exploring Beatrix’s story and discover how her lifelong passion for nature and The Lake District resulted in establishing her as one of the most forward thinking women and key British conservationists of her time.
Narration: Alison Campbell
Music: Jessie van den Boorn and Audio Network
Photography: Olivia Frost, Stephen Matter, Nardine Groch
Aerials: Simon Handley and Alex Meacock
Stills photography: Alice Owen
Student short film made for the MA Wildlife Filmmaking Degree at UWE Bristol