The Last Song of the Nightingale

by Wild Finca in United Kingdom

We did it
On 4th January 2019 we successfully raised £10,720 with 240 supporters in 28 days

A conservation documentary to be produced by a multi-award winning team of young filmmakers, journalists and photographers from the UK.

by Wild Finca in United Kingdom

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Violeta Corz 3rd January 2019

Hi, I like the idea because I live in The Strait of Gibraltar. I am trying to promote and make people aware how lucky we are for living here, we have whales, bird migration and so on... thanks for your work and motivation

Sally Dolman 2nd January 2019

Thank you for the work you are doing to make our world a better place. The family Dolman wish you all the very best with your project.

Jackie Varacliotis 29th December 2018

I worry about the devastation we are causing to our planet. The loss of our birds is a symptom of this. What is more glorious than the sound of our songbirds. Ode to a nightingale. Good luck.


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Email updates & a huge thank you!

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Email updates & a postcard

£10 gets you email updates & a postcard of Will Rose's nightingale illustration you see at the top of the page.

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Email updates, postcard & digital film access

£25 gets you email updates, a postcard and digital access to the film on the completion of the production.

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As above + a limited edition Luke Massey print

£65 gets you email updates, a postcard, digital access to the film & a limited edition (1 of 50) signed Luke Massey A3 print from the shooting of the film printed by Fotospeed on Platinum Etching Fine Art Matte paper.

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As above + a limited edition Will Rose print

£65 gets you email updates, a postcard, digital access to the film & a limited edition (1 of 50) signed Will Rose A3 print (as seen at the top of the page) printed by Fotospeed on Platinum Etching Fine Art Matte paper.

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Wild Intrigue's Bats & Pizza Night - for 4 people

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Any Luke Massey A3 print

In our final few days we are offering an amazing deal. We are offering you the opportunity to purchase any of Luke's photos from as an A3 print. This would normally cost you around £200. We are only offering 20 of these prints, so start 2019 with a stunning photo to gift someone or put up in your home.

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Finisterre Waterproof Duffle

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Credit on the film as an Executive Producer.

For pledging £500 or more to the project your name will appear in the credits as an Executive Producer of this documentary! This is for the patron of the arts amongst you, looking to support quality movies that will fill a specific niche within the film industry.

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A Tabloid History of Birdwatching

A book of cartoons by Paul Thomas, the former political cartoonist for the Daily Express (1998 - 2015). 'A beautiful and unique thing: a breathtaking work of art and an historical document… a birding bible, every inch as vital as your Collins and Helm field guides', says YOLO Birder.

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Nightingale Sketch by ATM Street Art

A one of a kind nightingale sketch done by London based ATM, who has a lifelong love for nature. He has a particular connection to birds, their songs, calls and habitats. He uses his skills as an artist to celebrate the beauty of birds and communicate the extinction crisis. His giant wildlife murals fill walls across London to Bristol and on to Poland and Norway.

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Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds

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Sam Lee’s Singing with Nightingales - for 2 people

Immerse yourself in the folklore & ways of our native birds, savour the music of world renowned guest artists from folk, classical, world music, and jazz arenas. Join Sam Lee in a rare and thrilling journey as darkness falls upon the springtime woodlands of southern England. As seen in the 2018 Research in Film Awards - in the Category: Inspiration Award:

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Birding The Strait - a private day trip for 2

Birding The Strait : a private birding day trip in the Tarifa area and the Strait of Gibraltar for two people. This includes picking up at the accomodation in or around Tarifa, transportation and guiding services for 8-9 hours (The offer would be valid throughout 2019, except in September and April-May. Meals not included - a 3 course meal in a local restaurant costs approx €10, or you can bring a packed lunch).

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2 nights + 1 day guiding in Asturias - for 2

£500 for 2 people for 2 nights accommodation in the heart of the stunning Picos de Europa, and a full days private nature guiding with Luke Massey. (Not including flights or transfers or meals apart from transport and lunch on the guiding day. Can be booked at any time subject to availability.)

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