A film showcasing the splendid diversity of the Isle of Man’s wildlife was enjoyed by the Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood and an invited audience courtesy of Cains Advocates.
The Manx BirdLife’s ‘The Isle of Man – A Natural World’ had its first screening at the Villa Marina on June 10. His Excellency Mr Wood, who chairs the charity’s advisory committee, introduced the film. The evening event was sponsored by Cains.
Andrew Corlett, managing director of Cains, said the firm was proud to have played a part in the launch of the 80-minute documentary which tracks the changing seasons and includes hen harriers, dolphins, mountain hares, basking sharks and choughs.
“The film is a wonderful advert for the Isle of Man. I have no doubt that it will play a part in attracting more visitors to the Isle of Man and encourage further support of the charity,” said Mr Corlett.
‘A Natural World’ was shot in high definition over a three-year period by Chris Sharpe and James Leonard, who worked in conjunction with Greenlight TV on its editing and production.
The film was funded by the Manx Lottery Trust, the Department of Economic Development, Manx Heritage Foundation, Manx Ornithological Society and the Gough Richie Charitable Trust. Its official premiere will be held later in the year.
A spokesperson for the conservation charity thanked Cains Advocates for its generous sponsorship of the private screening.