Project Wild Thing

David Bond, Michael Depledge, Susan Greenfield, Jay Griffiths, Geoffrey McMullan
Film director: 
David Bond
Event date: 
Mon, 25/04/2016

On Monday 25th April a FREE screening of the award winning documentary PROJECT WILD THING was followed by a drinks reception and post-film talks and discussion.

David Bond is a filmmaker and a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don’t want to go outdoors. Determined to get them up and out, David appoints himself as the Marketing Director for Nature. With the help of branding and outdoor experts, he develops and launches a nationwide marketing campaign to get British children outside.

PROJECT WILD THING is the hilarious, real-life story of one man’s determination to get children out and into the ultimate, free wonder- product: Nature.

Click here to view the trailer.


Our Project Wild Thing panel

Dr Niall McCann - Conservation Genetics and Conveying Nature on TV

Chantelle Haughton - Context of the Film: Children, Outdoors and Risk 

Dr Ria Duckley and Dr Tom Smith - Young People and Environmental Education

Joe Nicholls - Social Media and Educational Technology

Prof Julian Marchesi - Environment and Health, your Gut Microbiome


This event is funded by:

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Articles on this film:

What is freedom to roam in nature, and why should we pay for it?

Project Wild Thing, the film by David Bond, speaks to widely held (and commonly accepted) societal fears that children’s and young people’s opportunities to roam freely and independently in ‘the outdoors’ have curtailed considerably in the late 20th and 21st centuries.

Project Wild Thing and Childrens relationships with Nature

I grew up in a village in mid-Wales and spent a considerable amount of time in the town, but that town was Aberystwyth and Aberystwyth looks out at the sea. My house was separated from that sea by a 120-meter Iron Age hill fort.