"I always wanted to find a way to share my love of nature with a wider audience.I thought I was going to be a biology teacher for a while, but when I discovered the power of television and how I could reach millions with my films - that was a real epiphany." As one of six episode producers on Planet Earth II, Chadden spent three and a half years exploring grassland habitats around the world."I've been lucky to work with David on and off for the past 15 years," he says.
It was a bit unnerving." So how does a Mount Isa-born scientist end up working for David Attenborough?It's a habitat a lot of people think they know well; they think they'll see a cheetah chasing an antelope across the savanna.It was my job to put a fresh spin on the habitat and that offered some real creative challenges." While there are plenty of big, majestic animals in Chadden's grasslands episode - including lions that specialise in hunting in the swamps of the Okavango Delta and the iconic bison of America's Yellowstone National Park - it's the humble harvest mouse that nearly steals the show.After several years cutting his teeth on documentaries for National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, Chadden got the call-up to work on the BBC's ground-breaking series Frozen Planet.He's been in television ever since, working as a field assistant on Planet Earth and as a producer of the Emmy-nominated Wild Arabia.