Kim Wolhuter: In His Own Words
“I grew up in the wilds of Southern Africa, and am now a professional wildlife filmmaker and photographer.
My filming career across Southern Africa is more of a passion than a job and while living amongst the beasts I strive to create an awareness for Africa’s wild places and its animals.
My ultimate goal is to help maintain them for future generations through sustainable development – enhancing the lives of the communities that share the land with the wildlife.
I hope that through the entertainment my films provide, I can captivate the viewer, many of whom will be the future stewards of our world’s heritage.”
Kim was fortunate to spend his early years growing up in the wilds of Africa: the Kruger National Park, South Africa, where his father was the Head Ranger.
Harry Wolhuter, Kim’s grandfather, the first ranger of the Kruger National Park is a something of a national legend having had to kill an adult male lion single handedly with a knife after it had pulled him from his horse while on patrol.
Having completed his basic education, Kim obtained a degree in Grassland Science and entered the wildlife arena managing a game farm in Botswana and later serving as Senior Warden of Mlawula Nature Reserve in Swaziland before taking up the camera.
It came by pure chance that renowned veteran filmmaker Richard Goss approached Kim about getting involved in wildlife filmmaking, “I had never before thought of this as a career and couldn’t imagine myself getting involved in such a celebrated occupation”, Kim confesses.
After working with Richard Goss for 6 years, Kim took up the camera as a fully-fledged Producer/Cameraman and created his own production company, going on to film and direct several highly-acclaimed pictures, including:
Black-Jack, High Stakes
Impala – Basic Instincts
Tjololo – Tracking an African Leopard
The Sisterhood (a Richard Goss Film) – Assistant Cameraman. BBC Production
Strandwolf (a Richard Goss Film) – Cameraman. BBC/National Geographic co-production
The Lost Horses of the Namib (a Richard Goss Film) – Cameraman. National Geographic
Beauty and the Beasts (a Richard Goss Film) – Cameraman. National Geographic
Fleeting Shadow – Flying Hooves – Cameraman. Zebra Films(UK) production.
Africa’s Deadly Dozen – Cameraman. National Geographic production.
Dawn to Dusk – Zambesi – Natural History Cameraman. BBC production.
Namibia – Natural History Cameraman. BBC production.
Holy Hunter and Cheetah – Natural History Cameraman. Tigress Productions .