5ive Tribes is a passion project that combines my love of landscape photography and filmmaking to teach, inspire and share my knowledge.
I'm Christopher Ellery a hugely passionate conservation & wildlife filmmaker, working closely with environmental charities and good causes, as well as working on major television productions as a camera operator and editor, I find the earth a fascinating and stunning place to film. With its vast oceans to its soaring mountains, lush forests, frozen ice caps and arid deserts, the beauty and wonder of our planet is simply breathtaking.
Clients, BBC Countryfile, Cwmni Da for Channel4, Cactus TV for Channel5 & DC Media as well as producing multiple campaigns for Plantlife, HRH The Prince of Wales patron of Plantlife a conservation charity with 23 nature reserves across the UK and support from the then UK Prime Minister David Cameron who endorsed the Macular Society film that I produced in 2015
Why 5ive Tribes?
The name is taken from the term Five Civilized Tribes, given to the five groups of Native Americans from the Southeastern United States made up of Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole and Choctaw. My own late mother's American family has Native American ancestry, making this a very personal passion project, when the first settlers arrived in America they where welcomed by the indigenous people, shown how to live off the land and taught vital skills to survive, this was key to the first settlers survival of such a wild and hostile landscape. 200 years later in 1830 the Indian removal act was passed, one of the darkest times in American history, known as the Trail of Tears, removal of the Five indigenous Tribes from the Southeastern States, that saw the deaths of thousands of Native Americans.
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