The Flying Gold of Arabuko
John’s background in fine art and design lead him into the production/film industry initially as an art director and then into visual research and script development. From this point he spent several years working in creative development with digital, creative and production agencies around the world on a wide range of projects from feature films and TV series to documentary, music video and commercial. In the past 2 years focus has been drawn to his personal directorial work and interests.
This is the literal and living story of ‘the butterfly effect’. It follows the practise of butterfly catchers and famers in Kenya and how it has become an unlikely saviour of the last and largest indigenous forest of the East African Coast. It is told through the perspective of an ex-illegal logger and poacher, who has left his past livelihood behind and discovered the benefits of forest conservation through sustainably farming butterflies to supply tropical butterfly houses around the world.