Wildcat Films began with reporting from the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and then with dissident groups undercover in the USSR. It went on to pioneer the role of independents in supplying frontline news to networks around the world.

Ground breaking reports from the conflicts in Nicaragua, South Sudan, Western Sahara and Kashmir led to the establishment of the Channel 4 Independents Fund which is still in place today.

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Drama productions have included "An Angel Passes By" which featured James McAvoy in only his second screen role, and which won Best Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Other work has featured a bilingual drama set within the UK's Chinese community, and a period piece set in the Highlands of Scotland in the 1950's.


Documentaries have included an undercover investigation into heroin smuggling from Afghanistan, the rise in toxic poisoning of polar bears, and the threat of biological weapons.

Currently in production is a major investigation into how climate change is increasing the risk of conflict in the Arctic, as well as a shorter report on the impact of Finland and Sweden's recent decsion to join NATO.

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Wildcat has two finished feature scripts seeking finance. "The Other Landscape" is a screen adaptation of the seminal novel by Neil Gunn, while "Flight" is a fictional exploration of reconciliation and forgiveness following the conflicts we have witnessed in our factual filmmaking.

Non Broadcast

Wildcat has delivered award winning educational and campaigning resources to a number of government and non-governmental bodies.

Clients have included Save The Children, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam, the Health & Safety Executive, and the British Antarctic Survey.

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The founder and Creative Director of Wildcat Films is David Baillie who also works as an Emmy & Bafta awarded freelance cinematographer and director.

Work in progress...

"Melting Ice - Cold War" is a documentary investigating how climate change is increasing the risk of war in the Arctic.

Production became stalled because of Covid travel restrictions but is now back underway.

The sizzle below was edited before the invasion of Ukraine which has of course further increased military instability in the Arctic.

It is narrated by David Shukman, the former BBC Science and Defence Editor.

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