James Levelle is a filmmaker and adventurer whose work in the world’s wildest places, together with his extraordinary ‘impossible’ expeditions, has earned him uncommon understanding of both the beauty and power of Nature, as well as an unshakeable faith in humankind.
He hitchhiked his way 6000 miles across South America with no mobile phone, no credit card, and no cash for Discovery Channel’s 6-part series, ‘Free Ride’ (2016). He trekked through the frozen wilds of Alaska for Discovery’s hit series ‘Gold Rush Trail’ (2017) and risked life and limb chasing hurricanes for UKTV & BBC’s ‘Hurricane Man’ (2018). The following year, James sped 9000 miles from the UK to Chile… fossil fuel free… on his ‘Race for the Future’ expedition to document youth climate messages and deliver them in a film to the United Nations Climate conference.
Working for and with young people is incredibly important to him, though he’s just as massively motivated to inspire positive change in adult hearts and minds.
James’s eccentric affinity for exploring the world in weird and wonderful ways hasn’t waned, but these days he’s focusing his energies into the people and places local to him in an effort to connect with community and create better ways of being.