Michael Gunton Creative Director, Natural History Unit and Factual, BBC
Michael Gunton is the Creative Director of Factual and The Natural History Unit for BBC Worldwide and BBC. Mike works as an executive producer on many BBC titles and acts as an ambassador for BBC Worldwide.
Mike’s work within the NHU has seen him make 120 wildlife films including many award winning and critically acclaimed series from Yellowstone to Life, Africa, and Life Story.
His series all have their own stamp of innovative storytelling, that use unique perspectives and pioneering technology, that evoke wonder, fascination and empathy for the natural world. Africa had people tuning in and tweeting in their millions, and the pufferfish in Life Story went viral, with 18m views, and counting, on facebook.
Mike’s exciting upcoming projects to look out for include; One Planet, Dynasty and Waking Giants.