Film Fund

Red Rock Films provides significant funding for expeditions and research projects that may also be suitable for a television audience. We work with scientists and conservationists from across the globe to feature great stories of science and nature.

Financial awards range from several thousand dollars to well over a hundred thousand dollars, which can directly fund research wages, expedition costs and equipment. Usually these grants complement already-existing funding for work that is naturally of interest to a wide general-public audience.

Successful applicants will typically be qualified to speak with authority in scientific fields such as biology, marine biology, engineering, and archaeology. Projects must have legitimate scientific and/or conservation merit and will ideally reveal a new discovery or behavior, or introduce our audiences to new locations and experiences.

Applicants must be willing to sign an appearance release and a confidentiality agreement. They should expect to be on camera, and for the duration of the production period, they should be willing to partner exclusively with Red Rock Films in creating a documentary or series about their work.

Currently funded Red Rock projects are numerous and include a major shark research initiative in Australia, a tiger shark tracking program in the Bahamas and a conservation group working to protect primates in Nigeria. We are currently seeking more projects along these lines.

We aim to make the review process fast and efficient. To apply, applicants must email an unedited video clip of themselves explaining their project. All video applications should be shot on an i-phone or similar and be of a duration between one and four minutes. Clips should be emailed to

Applicants can expect a response within two weeks of submission.