Beating the world record for breath hold (6 minutes 22 seconds) in a training session one day led to recognition and some unusual professional jobs including a dead body, an underwater bad guy in ‘Home and Away’ and a human dolphin for a whisky brand. Whilst stunt work was a lot of fun, Sacha also put her skills towards good causes and co-founded volunteer group ‘Eco Divers’, a group of divers using their bare hands and cameras to save sea life in distress. She has worked in conservation communication, including film and photography, ever since.
When invited to set up a film unit for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in the UK, Sacha knew she had to get herself and her camera airborne. But to do that she would need to tackle her debilitating fear of flying head on… In her talk she will share how she went on to become the ‘human swan’ migrating over 4,000 miles from Russia to the UK in winter, dangling 1000s of feet in the air with a paramotor from a piece of fabric.
Sacha talks about her new project: to fly with Ospreys as they migrate from Scotland to the Gambia.