Huw Cordey


Huw is an Executive Producer at Silverback Films.  He was part of the original team when the company was set up in 2012 and is responsible for much of our Television output.

Huw graduated from London University with a History and Politics degree, but his lifelong passion for wildlife took over and he joined Partridge Films, one of the leading independent natural history film companies in the 90’s. After three years with Partridge, making educational films for National Geographic, amongst others, he went on to work with Mike Birkhead Associates, where he made two BBC Natural Worlds in the US: ‘Badlands’, which involved living in a trailer house in South Dakota for a year and becoming fairly intimate with prairie dogs, and ‘Grand Canyon’,which took another year in the field.

He joined the BBC NHU in 1995 where he worked on long-running series including ‘Wildlife on One’ and ‘Big Cat Diary’,and some of the BBC’s biggest blue-chip landmark series, including ‘Land of the Tiger’, ‘Andes to Amazon’, and Sir David Attenborough’s ‘Life of Mammals’. In 2003, he became part of the ‘Planet Earth’ team, led by Alastair Fothergill, and produced three episodes for this hugely popular and multi award-winning series. Huw then became Series Producer of ‘South Pacific’, a six-part landmark series for BBC2. This series was the recipient of a number of awards including an EMMY for best cinematography.

In 2009 he left the BBC to join Wild Horizons and, working with Keith Scholey, was the Series Producer for ‘North America’, Discovery Channel’s first fully-funded blue-chip, landmark natural history series.  In 2012, Huw joined the newly formed Silverback Films.  He has been the Series Producer for ‘Deadly Islands’, a presenter-led series on islands for Discovery International/Animal Planet, and‘The Hunt’, a major blue-chip series for BBC1 looking at the world’s predators and prey.

Huw is currently Series Producer on another landmark series for BBC1 to be broadcast in 2020, and Director on a film special for Netflix.

In addition to his TV work, Huw has written and presented a number of Radio programmes on subjects ranging from raccoons in Chicago to the Gobi desert in Mongolia. He has also contributed nearly a dozen pieces for Radio 4’s long running news strand, ‘From Our Own Correspondent’.