The Natural History film Unit is a Botswana registered, citizen owned independent production company founded in 2010 by Brad Bestelink and Andy Crawford. Born of Botswana, where wild animals are national assets and are to be protected and respected by all, the NHFU strives to make films that encourage people to appreciate and value wildlife. The NHFU has worked with all the major international broadcasters and is recognized for it’s unique approach towards wildlife programming. The NHFU has won a number of international awards, ranging from Best Documentary Feature and Best Natural History Film, to awards for best story, animal behaviour and cinematography.
The NHFU has 5 permanent camera crews, each armed with RED Helium 8K cameras. The NHFU also has a variety of specialized gear, including a Shotover F1 gimbal (with boat, helicopter and vehicle mounts), a Phantom 4K FLEX (for ultra high speed), an Aerigon Drone for varied creative shooting and various underwater housings for RED.