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Tessa Chan is a documentary filmmaker and content creator with a background in journalism. Her stories have taken her everywhere from the depths of Borneo’s rainforests to the top of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.

Before moving to Bristol she worked in Hong Kong as a commissioning editor and multimedia journalist, filming and editing short-form films on wildlife conservation and scientific exploration for the South China Morning Post.

Since shifting to broadcast TV, she has directed local teams on location in South America, Southeast Asia and Australia for blue chip natural history and documentary series for international broadcasters, exploring the connection between animals and humans in our rapidly changing world.

Driven by a belief that compelling visual storytelling can provoke social change, she also helps NGOs create content to raise awareness about the value of nature and our role in protecting it. Happy filming with a range of cameras including RED and FS7, she’s a licensed drone pilot and speaks seven languages.