water is the elixir of life ...
                                                                      ... every living thing on earth needs it

Geoff Gartside

IBEX FILMS was set up in 1999 to provide high quality, cost effective, independent video production.  Working from our base in North Wales
close to the breathtaking scenery of the Snowdonia National Park,
we really do have the natural world on our doorstep.

Over twenty years in natural history film making means that we have a
great depth of knowledge and experience and can use this to produce
films that show wildlife and the natural world as it really is.

Geoff and Heather Gartside started Ibex Films and have been filming
wildlife since 1986, not only in the UK but also in locations such as
Alaska, Eithiopia, Equador, Belize and India.


During this time we have filmed both entire programmes and sequences for several prestigious series including BBC Bristol’s The Natural World, Wildlife on One and Living Dangerously.
Amongst other credits are contributions to the ground breaking Private Life of Plants and Life of Birds.  Also The Land of the Tiger, Battle of the Sexes, The Velvet Claw, Nightmares of Nature and Winners and Losers together with others for broadcasters such as BBC Wales and National Geographic.


The Wildlife on One “Stoats in the Priory”
not only won Geoff an award at the
International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana but was also chosen
by Sir David Attenborough as being one of his top five of all time in that long running BBC One series.

Geoff Gartside & Mike Salisbury

This 50 minute broadcast programme was made is association with Mike Salisbury Productions and was nominated in two Film Festivals during 2011

We’re very pleased to work with Mike who is one of the most experienced natural history producers in the world as it’s both a great privilege and also a great pleasure.

The Otter's Realm Poster


We’re working with Mike again,
this time on a really exciting film
about WATER The Otter’s Realm
Learn more about it here

Mike was the Executive Producer of most of David Attenborough’s landmark series such as The Private Life of Plants, The Life of Birds, The Life of Mammals and Life in the Undergrowth which won the top Golden Panda award at the Wildscreen International Film Festival.

He has personally been awarded the Chris Parsons Outstandstanding Achievement Award and at the Grierson British Documentary Awards, he was given The Trustees Award for contribution to the art and craft of the documentary.    Truly a great member of any team!