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Overview (2)

Born in Wassenaar, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael J. Sanderson is one of the Netherlands' top wildlife filmmakers. Starting his career in Bristol on the award-winning BBC series "Smalltalk Diaries", he went on to produce a film about Wolves in Chernobyl for ORF/NDR/PBS/BBC. Here, he pioneered using Red One cameras for EFP/wildlife productions as well as being one the first to build and use multi rotor drones for new aerial perspectives. In 2013, "De Nieuwe Wildernis", which Michael filmed, was number one in the Dutch box office and is still the biggest Dutch nature film for cinema. Michael has filmed extensively in Central America for BBC Planet Earth, BBC Natural World and for his own production "Return of the Spider Monkeys". For NHK, in 2014-2015, Michael produced, filmed and edited "Atlas Mountain" which is about the endangered Barbary Macaque in Africa and in 2016-2017, he produced, filmed and edited "Pyrenees Mountains" which is about the endangered Lammergeier in Spain. For the follow-up of "De Nieuwe Wildernis", "Holland Natuur in de Delta" was released in cinema in 2015, and "De Wilde Stad" will be release in 2017. Michael J. Sanderson is also a strong advocate against exotic pets and the cuteness curse. His passion and determination for conservation makes him want to show the world what happens to stolen wildlife, destined to become a pet, even when saved.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ateles Films

Trivia (5)

Speaks English, Dutch and conversational German and Spanish.
Attended and graduated from Southampton Institute (UK) (2004).
Achieved a 1st class honours and the Ed Boyce Memorial Award for "Thermal Wildlife Tracker" project during his BSc degree in Southampton Institute (UK).
Attended and graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London (UK) (2005).
He plays guitar.

Personal Quotes (1)

We saw five. And they had no idea.

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