Caught by the River

The Last Song of the Nightingale

18th December 2018

The nightingale is one of Britain’s best loved birds, and its song has established itself firmly in British heritage.

But it is now one of the UK’s most endangered songbirds: it has felt the full extent of habitat destruction, pesticides, climate change, persecution and, since 1970, its numbers have declined 90%.

Using a unique storytelling blend of animation, natural history and documentary style filmmaking, Katie Stacey, Luke Massey, and Will Rose’s The Last Song of the Nightingale, currently seeking funding over on Crowdfunder, will explore the nightingale’s story, from its historical and cultural significance to the plight it faces today.

You can hear more about the project below, and support it here.