Dr. Niall Doran

A zoologist and film-maker, Niall founded the Bookend education program with international best-selling author Bryce Courtenay in 2008. He was named the 2012 Australian Geographic Conservationist of the Year, the 2012 inaugural awardee of the Breath of Fresh (BOFA) Film Festival ‘Devil Award’ for Innovation in Filmmaking, and was a 2016 Screen Producers Australia ‘Ones to Watch’ Awardee.
Prior to SIXTEEN LEGS, both Niall and Justin worked on the short film “16 Legs: Spider Love”, which told the challenges of the making of the feature version. This had a highly successful global festival reception (including at Banff and Jackson Hole), and the cinematography won multiple awards.