I'm a multi-award winning, self-taught photographer and filmmaker with a passion for the outdoors and the English Lake District that is second to none. Today, I'm a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and Professor of Practice at The University of Cumbria.
This is my new website to enable the rental, purchase or gifting of my films now hosted on the professional Vimeo digital streaming platform.
It offers the director's cut versions of my critically-acclaimed 'Life of a Mountain' trilogy, various Lakeland walking programmes with David Powell-Thompson, and now, my latest 2023 project documenting the plight of our native red squirrels, 'Cumbrian Red'. You can also now follow me on social from one place.
I hope you like what I am doing to help share our mutual passions for the Lake District and the great outdoors. More will be added to this site soon (such as a stream of my 'Cumbrian Red' film) so please subscribe below for updates.
I've been developing my 'video art' for over a decade - but this is the first time I've been able to make it available on one of the world's highest quality streaming platforms, Vimeo OTT. I hope this new digital medium shares both the beauty and challenges of the English Lake District with a bigger audience - and also makes me some pennies from my trade so I can continue with my independent passion projects to entertain and inform in the future!
Practically, you can now rent for 7 days, buy for perpetuity or gift my movies to family and friends. They stream on the web on your phone, tablet or computer and can be Chromecast or Airplay'ed to a large screen TV. Vimeo OTT is a global platform so pricing and taxes paid are dependent on where you purchase and stream from. Stream quality is automatically optimised by Vimeo OTT for your device size and bandwidth. 'Frequently Asked Questions' for Vimeo OTT are available here.
I hope you enjoy this new way of immersing yourself into this extraordinarily special part of the world.
Saving our Red Squirrels
Terry's latest work released in 2023 highlights the plight of native red squirrels within the Lake District National Park and Cumbria.
A breathtaking, moving and educational film that highlights the work of scientists, rangers, conservationists and locals seeking to protect our iconic and endangered red squirrels.
Life of a Mountain - The Trilogy
Scafell Pike - Director's Cut
Scafell Pike was the first in the 'Life of a Mountain' trilogy first released in 2014.
This full-length 'Director's Cut' version running at 120 minutes, was described by 'The Times' as '“A Wordsworthian hymn to nature and a eulogy to humanity. Abraham has made a film of great beauty but no solemnity.”
Blencathra - Director's Cut
Released in 2016, 'Life of a Mountain - Blencathra' showcases “the people’s mountain”. In this full-length 120 minute version, Terry looks at the lives of local residents, school children and visitors to the mountain. The film includes contributions from broadcaster Stuart Maconie, mountaineer Alan Hinkes and record breaking fellrunner Steve Birkinshaw.
Helvellyn - Director's Cut
The spectacular finale of the trilogy features a year in the life of the Lake District's most popular peak; Helvellyn. This inspiring and heart-warming 2.5 hour documentary features contributions from broadcasters Mary-Ann Ochota, Julia Bradbury and Stuart Maconie, mountaineer Simon Yates, former BBC weather presenter Peter Gibbs, the Ordnance Survey and the Royal Air Force.
Lake District Walks with David Powell-Thompson
With the late Alfred Wainwright’s guidebooks in hand, join Mountain Guide and TV Researcher, David Powell-Thompson on a series of walks around the beautiful Buttermere valley. It features breathtaking views and historical insights along with the friends such as legendary fellrunner Joss Naylor MBE.
Running time - 88 mins
In this film, David explores some of the outlying fells of Lakeland. Using Alfred Wainwright’s last guidebook, ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, join David and enjoy the delights of Gummer’s Howe, The Circuit of Devoke Water, Stickle Pike, Heughscar Hill, Whitbarrow, Scout Scar together with glimpses of others.
Running time - 86 mins
Join David on three seasonal walks exploring the delights of Upper Eskdale in the Lake District National Park.
Each walk reveals breathtaking aspects of the highest land in all of England; from wild views in winter to camping on the rugged fells in summer.
Running time - 55mins
Featuring walks including Castle Crag, Helvellyn, Scafell and High Street, David reveals little known facts and stories about each area. Discover alternative routes up these popular peaks, learn more about the Borrowdale cuckoo and what makes Rampsgill Head so comfortable for a night out on the fells.
Running time - 82 mins
Prefer owning Terry's films as a DVD as opposed to a digital stream? If so, please purchase at Eric & Annette's site:
In support of the launch of 'Cumbrian Red', I'm delighted to be offering high quality mounted prints of the film's 'stars', namely Rusty, Shadow and Squirrel Nutkin. As my passion is to support the future of red squirrels in the UK, I'm donating 25% of the online sale price to red squirrel conservation. This can either by default be my local group, Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group (PDRSG), or a local red squirrel charity of your choosing.
The larger size 70x50cm and 55x40cm prints are signed personally by me. The A4 versions include a printed signature in the bottom right hand corner. All sizes are printed on 290gsm Smooth Pearl paper using latest Canon fine art printers, are lightfast up to 100 years and include a high quality bevelled mount.
The 55x40cm and A4 prints can be sent flat-packed, although the price of suitable cartons & shipping is unfortunately not cheap. The 70x50cm are ideally handed over in person but they can also be shipped.
I'm also starting to offer a few of my latest 'Classic Lakes' prints online on the same basis - see below for which ones may be pre-ordered for printing and signing, or are immediately available.
Finally local framing in Cumbria can be organised. Any questions, please contact here.