Movies / Books

Swift and Silent
Cycle of the Seasons
Silent Hunter
The Journey

John Varty also made wildlife films. As part of his filming projects, he introduced cheetah, a lioness, two leopards and two tigers to the wild. He came to realize these magnificent creatures are no less complex and intelligent than we are. JV believed that through film he could make people concerned about habitat destruction which was resulting in more and more species dying out every day. “I wonder if my children will ever fly in the dust of 1500 elephants, or half a million wildebeest migrating from the Serengeti or see a jaguar swimming across an Amazonian river. I hope so." His films have achieved top ratings on US TV channels and have been seen by millions of people and, he hopes, have resulted in a greater reverence for our planet and all living things. He has won many top documentary honors such as the New York Gold Award, the Film Festival of Montana Best Independent Program and American Cable TV's Ace Award. Major international customers include Walt Disney, The Discovery Channel, Time Life, Reader's Digest and Turner Original Programs (TOP).

JV believed that through film he could make people concerned about habitat destruction which was resulting in more and more species dying out every day. He believed that conservation tourism could provide the income to make the wilderness a self-sustaining business. JV realized that he could communicate far more effectively with a camera in his hands. Filming is incredibly hard physical work and there is always the element of danger. He has been charged by a lion, even to the point of being knocked down. He narrowly escaped being gored by a buffalo. He just managed to side-step the vicious jaws of a crocodile on the banks of the Sand River when his attention was on filming a giraffe on the opposite bank. He has been caught in a wildebeest and zebra migration in the Masai Mara and he has literally crawled away from a helicopter accident.

Over the years his productions have taken him all over the world and he has built up a network of contacts in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, the United States, Canada, Australia, Peru and the Amazon. His films have achieved top ratings on US TV channels and have been seen by millions of people and, he hopes, have resulted in a greater reverence for our planet and all living things. He has won many top documentary honors such as the New York Gold Award, the Film Festival of Montana Best Independent Program and American Cable TV's Ace Award. Major international customers include Walt Disney, The Discovery Channel, Time Life, Reader's Digest and Turner Original Programs (TOP).

 
Movies

 

Living with Tigers
Tiger Man of Africa  
Shingalana
Ambush in Paradise   
Troubled Waters   
Swift and Silent
The Super Predators   
Defining Moments   
Super Hunts Super Hunters
Survival on the Savannah   
Wet and Wild   
The Tracker
Sense and Scentability   
Horn and Claw   
Londolozi's Africa
Hunters   
Savannah Cats   
Hyaena the Great Opportunist
Cycle of the Seasons   
Brothers in Arms   
The Mating Game
The Silent Hunter   
River Dinosaur   
Savage Instinct
Perfect Mothers   
Perfect Predators   
A Secret Life
Jamu the Orphaned Leopard   
Return of the Kings   
The Brotherhood

Books

Nine Lives
In the Jaws of the Tiger
Celebrating Tigers (with Alex Kirichko)

Filming has done two things for JV. Firstly is has opened doors all over the world for him. Secondly, it has broadened his horizons to the ecological disasters that man perpetrates globally.

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