Tuesday, October 27, 2009


In NYC for some publicity for my upcoming series, and got to be on the MARTHA STEWART show for Halloween! It was a different experience being live, especially working with spiders, which are not my favorite animals in the world. All in all, I think it was phenomenal and it was an absolute pleasure working with Martha and her crew, what a group of pro's!

cheers, Donald


And here is the video!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Long time no post

This has been the best year of my life. I have visited a number of beautiful countries during the production of my new Animal Planet show call WILD RECON

I will start updating with photos soon!!!!



Friday, March 13, 2009

Catalina Island for 3 days

Went to Catalina to get rebreather training out the way, and it was freaking AWESOME. Forgot how much I liked rebreathers. Its a world apart from SCUBA, and cant wait to use it on an upcoming shoot.... will let you know when and where that is, soon.....
And I saw a seagoing daschund on my way home, beautiful lil guy that lives on a boat!


Monday, March 9, 2009

some more training

its been a busy few weeks, editing our collective butts off and trying to make sense of the madness. With my show deep in post, I have been recruited to help on another AWESOME Animal Planet show. So far been working with snakes and gators, and am getting the opportunity to wield a camera a little more... which is always fun.

Underwater camera and me very happy!

Watching alligator

Almost 11 hours in the cold water, semi dry suit saved my butt (thanks Bill!!!)

Teresa and Marielle owning a 'gator... thanks girls

Moving gator for shoot

And tomorrow, off to Catalina to get retrained on a rebreather.... should be fun


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Catching up----till Jan

After having a look at my website, and fixing a few broken links, I looked at my blog and realized that I had not written anything since October 27th. Long time, much has happened. I will try and keep it chronological, and here goes.
I was offered the unique opportunity to write for the new Australian reptile magazine called “SCALES AND TAIL”. I will have a column in every edition (it comes out every two months).

Beginning of November I moved to LA, starting full time work in TV production. We filmed more “I WAS BITTEN”, and during one of the days of shooting, got some of the best high-speed footage I have seen. This has subsequently led to another project that I will be working on soon. I also tried my hand at holding the camera, and some of my work didn’t suck. It was good enough to make the final cut in Episode 3 of “I WAS BITTEN”

After a very, very busy November, and a lot of work behind the camera, we headed to Africa. It was another hectic schedule, and I tried my hand in front of the camera. Results will be available for viewing soon. More news to follow.

After returning to the US, we had an uneventful, and cold festive season.
Early January has seen more shooting for a variety of shows. Most of the time has been in the office, squeezing our minds of every last ounce of creative juices we have. Being that close to greatness is amazing, and seeing your ideas being developed and filmed, and eventually cut into existence is really amazing.

And looking to the future, some travel plans are coming together, I have been confirmed as a speaker at the International Herpetological Association meeting in Monterey, Mexico, which takes place in June.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cali-Texas-New York- Connecticut

On a whirl wind tour, i have been from San Diego to San Antonio to New York City to the Mohegan sun in Connecticut. Fun was had in all places, here are some pics!!

Thanks to Art, Jared, Eric, the San Antonio sheriffs department, Ian, Matt and all people who i got to hang with!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Articles in French Magazine

I just got a scanned copy of the immensely popular French Magazine "Reptile Mag".

Thanks to my good friend Richard Aulio for translating two of my stories into french, they have been run in the last two editions of this phenomenal European magazine.
Available here

"Living the Dream"