Films

The Fosters have produced over 40 films of which some are listed below.

 

THE LAND OF THE ANACONDA

One hour film about the largest snake by girth in the world--the anaconda. A story about a scientist, Jesus Rivas, who reveals the life of the anaconda in the Llanos in Venezuela. National Geographic Explorer- Natural History U nit, Keenan Smart. Nominated for Emmy. The Bronze Award- Columbus International Film and Video Festival.

Anaconda Being Carried

 


 

 

RAT WARS

A half hour film for  National Geographic Explorer about the natural history of rats in India and how people love,hate worship and fear the rat

 


 

 

 

NIGHT STALKERS - PREDATORS BATS OF CENTRAL AMERICA

A half hour film about the carnivorous bats of Central America. National Geographic Explorer, Natural History Unit- Keenan Smart. Nominated for an Emmy.   Chris Award- Columbus International Film and Video Festival..   Cinematography Award at Jackson Hole Film festival

 


 

 

 

JOURNEY THROUGH THE UNDERWORLD

A half hour film for National Geographic Explorer. A journey through the caves of Belize with an archaeologist, a cave biologist and a Maya Indian.  The film highlights the role caves played  in the ancient Maya culture, the strange wildlife underground and the reaction of a modern Maya to the ways of his ancestors. The film won an Emmy Award for lighting.

 


 

 

 

JUNGLE NIGHTS

One hour film with BBC Natural World, Neil Nightingale.. This film looks at the forest animals  and how they use their heighten senses to survive the night hours. The story is guided by biologists Bruce and Carolyn Miller who study the bats in the forest.

 


 

 

 

JAGUAR: YEAR OF THE CAT

One hour documentary on jaguars. Shot in 35mm for Telenova  Productions, Barry Clark/ PBS and NHK Japanese HDTV. The natural history of the jaguar. Beautiful images of the jaguar and the animals that live in the rain forests of Belize.

 


 

 

PHANTOMS OF THE NIGHT

Half hour film for National Geographic Explorer Natural History Unit, Keenan Smart. Film is about how scientists use modern technology to study the elusive night creatures, bats.

 


 

 

 

 

FEASTS OF THE GIANT SHARKS

Half hour for National Geographic Explorer, Natural History Unit, Keenan Smart. Film is about a unique place along the Belize reef called, Gladden Spit, where scientists and fisherman unravel an amazing phenomenon-- Thousands of fish spawn while whales sharks feed on the spawn. Fisherman, scientists, tour guides and government all collaborate to make this incredible place a reserve where everyone benefits.

 


 

 

MOUNTAINS OF THE MAYA

Half hour for National Geographic Explorer, Natural History Unit, Keenan Smart. This film is about the ancient Maya and their relationship with the forest wildlife. It tells the story of an archaeology expedition into the remote valleys of the Maya Mountains and the discovery of a new Maya temple and community sites.

 


 

 

 

REALM OF THE SERPENT

One hour special. World of Discovery/ABC Kane with Partridge Films. This film takes you into the world of the serpents from the Eastern to the Western Hemisphere. It is not only about snake behaviour but about the myths, legends and the effects they have on peoples cultures.

 


 

 

 

OKAVANAGO, JEWEL OF THE KALAHARI

Three one hour documentaries with Partridge Films and BBC. This is an unquie series about the wildlife and ecology of the Okavango in Botswana, Africa. Segment two won the Golden Panda Award, Wildscreen Film Festival,England. A book accompanied the film: Okavanago, Jewel of the Kalahari by Karen Ross, published by BBC Publications. a number of Carolsí photographs were published in the book.

 


 

 

 

HUMMINGBIRDS, JEWELS OF THE FOREST

Half hour episode for a series called Wildlife Tales, Discovery Channel. ABC/Kane, Partridge Films Productions. A beautiful piece on the lives of the hummingbirds and how they survive with such a high energy cost.

 


 

 

 

PATH OF THE RAIN GOD

A series of three one hour wildlife documentary films for British T.V.. The series follows water from the Maya Mountains to the Coral Reef looking at the wildlife and habitat which pass along the way.

Part 1—The Maya Mountains
Part 2—The River Valleys
Part 3—The Lagoons and Reefs

 


TALES OF BELIZE

A series of five half hour films made for National Geographic Channel about conservation efforts in Belize highlighting endangered species.

Paradise in Peril

The Raspacola Valley and its wildlife. Scarlet macaws,tapir, and crocodile threatened by a proposed dam.  People: Greg Sho, Maya Indian and Sharon Matola,Director of the Belize Zoo are the main characters in the film.

 

 

River on the Edge

The Sibun River home to many species including the iguana and howler monkey, threathened by the pressures of development like gravel mining. People: Tony Garel,Iguana Project; Robin Brockette,Howler Monkey introduction; Bermudian Landing; Local Families.

 

 

Guardians of the Lagoons

 The coastal lagoon and their wildlife including crocodiles. Scientists studying and catching crocodiles. Crooked Tree,Lagoon and Birds. Shrimp farming good and bad.

 

 

Mermaids of the Mangroves

The story of Belize’s manatee highlighting the raising of Woody,the first baby manatee to be successfully raised and released in Belize. Manatee natural history,mangrove ecology,life in Gales Point village and the hawksbill turtle project.

 

 

Swimming with Sharks

Highlighting the whale shark research at Gladden Spit and Hol Chan Reserve, Shark Alley and many other features of the Belize reef.

 


 

 

 

A Howler Monkey Village

A half hour episode for a series called Wildlife Tales, Discovery Channel. ABC/Kane, Partridge Films Productions.A village in Belize where a primatologist from the USA, Rob Horwich, studied the monkeys in the village of Bermundian Landing. Through his studies the local people realized the importance of saving the howler monkey. The villagers are now the guardians of the monkeys and there is a center where tourists can go to the village to observe them.

 


 

Nassau Grouper Film

An 18min. piece for Wildlife Conservation Society about the plight of the Nassau Grouper in Belize. The situation of the decline  of the Nassau grouper from overfishing and lack of management.

 


 

Healthy Reef/Healthy People

A 7min. piece for "Healthy Reef/ Healthy Reef Initiative" in Belize on the entire situation of the coral reef along the Mesoamerican Reef, mainly about Belize.

 


 

Runaway Creek

A half hour film in Belize about a huge area of forest set aside as a wildlife reserve-showing the wildlife and scientists studying migratory birds.Gil Boese, former Director of the Milwaukee Zoological Society,who made it all happen.

 


 

Harpy Eagle Restoration Film

Half hour film about the restoration of Harpy Eagles in Belize and the benefits obtained by local communities. Film done for the Tropical Education Center/part of the Belize Zoo Conservation Program.

 


Chiquibul Challenge

 

Half hour film about the Chiquibul Reserve in Belize its wildlife, habitat and the problems with the Guatemalans illegally collecting Xate Palm leaves for florists shops in developed countries. The film was done for the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Fund in Belize.