Maarten van Rouveroy
Having graduated as a marine biologist specialised in tropical marine ecology and as a cinematographer from film school, his chief interests lie in the natural world, the environment and film making. In his role at Greenpeace, Maarten is responsible for producing, shooting and editing for a wide spectrum of productions ranging from news to short form documentaries and creative web videos. As a producer he also commissions camera people around the world to shoot and edit for the environmental organisation and liaises with television news producers, documentary film makers and online video channels.
Next to his work at Greenpeace, Maarten has also produced and shot a number of fiction shorts as well as documentary films on a number of political and social issues.
Through a unique partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, Litman, his team, and the One Day on Earth community are slated to hold worldwide filming collaborations on an annual basis. The goal is to create a diverse and accessible media platform and an archive that communicates both the joys and struggles of everyday life.
Andrew rejoined the BBC after an eighteen year absence working in the independent sector. He began his TV career in BBC News and Current Affairs before joining the Natural History Unit in 1986. As a producer-director he worked on several award-winning series for BBC One and Two and joined Tigress Production in 1991 producing and directing the ITV specials In The Wild. He worked with, among others, Julia Roberts, Goldie Hawn and Bob Hoskins.
Whilst at Tigress he was directly involved in producing or directing more than 100 hours of TV. He became Managing Director in 2002 and helped build a worldwide reputation for Tigress for making outstanding science, wildlife and adventure programmes.
Andrew grew up in Malaysia and lives in Bristol with his family.
A post-graduate in Environmental Sciences, her area of specialisation includes environmental communication and education. She is pursuing her PhD in communicating climate change from University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. With sixteen years of experience in project planning, design and management, she has been instrumental in formulating locale specific conservation education, communication and social mobilisation strategies. Ms Tomar also undertakes planning and outreach programmes for creating awareness among range of target groups and also to sensitise electronic media practitioners. She has conducted several research projects on assessing knowledge, attitude and practice prevailing in communities and formulating communication strategies accordingly leading to behaviour change.
She was in the Jury of 2006 Green Film Festival in Seoul, Korea and has been on the Environment and Media Advisory Committee of Ministry of Environment and Forests, GoI.
Elma previously worked as a press and documentary photographer for UK-based press agencies, and as a camera operator and production co-ordinator for video and major event producers.
She has special interest and experience in environmental issues. In her present role Elma commissions film-makers around the world, supports and advises WWF Network in video production.