As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies Productions is an independent television, radio and film production company founded by John Higgins creating original, compelling and insightful documentaries and series for Irish and international audiences.

John Higgins

John has over 15 years experience working in the Irish television industry. He was the Writer, Co-Director and Producer of season 6-10 of RTÉ’s critically acclaimed The Zoo TV series, which was nominated four times for an IFTA award and has been broadcast in several territories worldwide, including on TVR and Animal Planet among others.

John has directed and produced wildlife filming on location in some of the world’s most remote areas, including in the rainforests of the Republic of the Congo, Borneo, Sulawesi, India and Brazil, the semi-arid bush of Zimbabwe and the Sahara desert in Tunisia.

John co-directed and produced numerous documentaries and television series for Moondance Productions, including the two-part documentary series Recruits (RTÉ), a finalist at the New York Film Festival 2017, Peacekeepers: The Irish in South Lebanon (RTÉ), winner at the Scandinavian Film Festival 2017, and The Shape of History (RTÉ), semi-finalist at the Film Arte Festival Madrid 2019.

His BAI funded radio documentary A Sea of Sound about the catastrophic effect of man-made noise on the whales and dolphins in our seas was recently broadcast on Newstalk FM to critical acclaim. He currently has three other BAI funded radio projects in production.

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