We Animals Media Welcomes Filmmaker Chris Shoebridge

Feb 25, 2020 | Activism and Response, News

Chris Shoebridge is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker based in the UK. Originally working with organizations like the BBC, the National Trust and Swim England, Chris is now focused on animal protection and veganism, producing short documentaries, undercover investigations and promotional films to help bring about a kinder world. His work has appeared internationally, in more than thirty magazines, and has been exhibited at the BFI in London.

“This film is a ‘thank you’ to every undercover investigator who has taken risks to help animals.”

We Animals Media welcomes photographer and filmmaker Chris Shoebridge. Since joining We Animals Media, Chris has been an integral part of numerous photo and film projects, and we look forward to sharing more of his documentary work on our platform. Please join us in welcoming him to We Animals Media!

“As an animal rights filmmaker, one’s primary responsibility is to the animals: that we should tell their stories as honestly and as completely as we can. But here the process is incomplete, as these stories must also be heard. We Animals Media not only completes this picture by providing for storytellers a means of amplifying their message but does so while fostering collaboration among and providing opportunities for those who share a vision for justice.”

INVISIBLE, Chris’s short film for the Unbound Project invites us to follow undercover investigators, ‘Emily’ and ‘Sarah’ (their names have been changed to protect their identities), on a pig farm investigation in Europe. 

As darkness falls and the investigation unfolds, Sarah and Emily reveal what drives them to  document the stark and often brutal conditions of farms and slaughterhouses and how they are able to continue carrying out such traumatic work in spite of the psychological cost.

What inspired you to tell this story?

“In 2009 I saw undercover slaughter footage for the first time, and it changed the course of my life. This profound shift happened only because an investigator – an anonymous activist who I will never know nor ever be able to thank – risked their safety and freedom to expose the reality of our relationship with animals. While I believe we must be mindful to centre the animals in our activism, I believe it is also important to celebrate the work of those whose passion and bravery drive our mission forward. 

This film is a ‘thank you’ to every undercover investigator who has taken risks to help animals.”

Chris Shoebridge is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker based in the UK. Originally working with organizations like the BBC, the National Trust and Swim England, Chris is now focused on animal protection and veganism, producing short documentaries, undercover investigations and promotional films to help bring about a kinder world. His work has appeared internationally, in more than thirty magazines, and has been exhibited at the BFI in London.

Chris Shoebridge is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker based in the UK. Originally working with organizations like the BBC, the National Trust and Swim England, Chris is now focused on animal protection and veganism, producing short documentaries, undercover investigations and promotional films to help bring about a kinder world. His work has appeared internationally, in more than thirty magazines, and has been exhibited at the BFI in London.

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