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Our stories match the drama, urgency and jeopardy of this crisis 

From true-crime podcast investigations to documentary films, we believe in stories that hook in everyone, no matter your interest in the environment. 

Founded in Sheffield, Smoke Trail Productions develops, writes and oversees global productions for a range of clients.


Whether it's our latest multi-episode narrative podcast for BBC Radio 4, or our documentary short for Hot Docs International Film Festival, all our shows dive deep into stories behind the planetary crisis.     

Founders Dan and Lucy are both journalists and presenters, who bring years of experience reporting on the frontline.  


Before starting Smoke Trail, we set up the first independent TV news bureau in Tanzania, investigating stories from the ivory trade to rosewood smuggling, and travelling everywhere from the Madagascan rainforest to Burundian refugee camps. From there, we moved to Russia, reporting live from Moscow for international news networks. 

Working with a team of film-makers, producers, sound recordists and sound designers, we aim to tell the untold, and take audiences to the frontline of humanity's biggest threat.  

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