Emma Brennand

Emma Brennand

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Emma Brennand

Adventurer, filmmaker, broadcaster and OS #GetOutside Champion


Dr Emma Brennand is a documentary filmmaker with a passion for wildlife conservation. After completing her Phd in environmental science she left academia to pursue a career in science writing and broadcast. Emma has worked at the BBC for over nine years, across BBC News and productions such as Springwatch/Autumnwatch and Super Smart Animals.

Emma joined the Planet Earth 2 team whilst it was in development and worked as a field director/ assistant producer. She worked across the Islands and Mountain episodes, and was lucky enough to film golden eagles, Nubian ibex and jumping spiders for Mountains. She also self-shot and edit produced the 'Behind the Scenes'.

Emma knows the South West Outdoor Festival site very well. She became engaged while diving the Herzig Cecile (a wreck visible from the clifftop) and got married at East Soar Farm celebrating her nuptials by taking her wedding guests on a wild swim/kayak from to Soar Mill Cove to South Sands, where she threw the bouquet. 

Emma is an OS#GetOutsideChampion