Clare Thomson - freelance documentary writer, director and producer


WildCard Media creates content for factual television, print, touchscreen apps and other digital media, specialising in nature and science. 

Clare Thomson works on a project-by-project basis with production companies, publishers, broadcasters and others:

* Research and writing for innovative ideas and stories for projects in development and in production

* Story planning and coordinating field shoots with complex set-ups – including remote and marine-based

* Working closely with biologists and other specialists in their fields

* Field producing/directing on-screen talent and wildlife filming

* Story editing and post-production assistance

* Researching, selecting and managing images, researching facts and mocking up layouts for books and touchscreen apps

* Managing and selecting footage, sound and images for productions, including archival material

* Shot-listing/cataloguing and key-wording images, footage and sound

* Scientific script fact-checking


producer 24-7 Heroes; Koala Land; Bilby Dreams; Canine Angels; Bushfire Summer – Future on Fire; Australia’s Four Seasons – Underwater; Sex in the Bush – Bringing up Baby    associate producer Baby Animals in the Wild; Croc Diaries; Big Blue; Wildwatch Australia; WildWatch2 – Quest for Pests  researcher Hello Birdy; From the Heart series I and II (The Reef, The West, Kakadu National Park, High Country, Inland Australia, Antarctica, Eucalypt, New Guinea), Heard Island  story editor/coordinator Hello Birdy production coordinator Good Riddance; Island Life (Lizard Island, Torres Strait Islands, Macquarie Island); Croc Country production assistance Elstner’s Reisen; Terrors of Tasmania; Platypus; The Draft; The Navigators


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Clare Thomson is a freelance producer with over fifteen years experience in nature/science documentaries and factual media. She’s recently worked on the productions ‘Baby Animals in the Wild’ (WildBear Entertainment), ‘Elstner’s Reisen’ (Docma TV Germany), ‘Hello Birdy’ (Sea Dog TV International) and ‘Croc Diaries’ (BK Films), and with Gulliver Media as development producer, as well as writing and producing ’24-7 Heroes’, ‘Koala Land’, ‘Bilby Dreams’ and ‘Canine Angels’ for Network Ten. She produced the ABC-TV documentaries ‘Bushfire Summer – Future on Fire’ and ‘Sex in the Bush – Bringing up Baby’, worked as field producer on ‘The Big Blue’ – a high definition production on blue whales, and developed and produced the cross-platform Australia-wide wildlife survey ‘WildWatch Australia’.

She started out with the BBC Natural History Unit in 1995, then in 1998 she joined ABC Television to work as natural history sound librarian, followed by production coordinator, researcher and then assistant producer/producer with the Natural History Unit.  She is a level 1 ADAS occupational SCUBA diver, and also has a first class Honours Bachelor of Science degree – with a research thesis on small mammal ecology.  She looks forward to continuing to produce media to inspire and inform people about the natural world.