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MEDIA GUIDE

September 27 - October 2


(EN)SNARED

#SAFARILIVE 15-0001

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People and Nature Short Program

Interactive

Cape Town

Johannesburg

South Africa

South Africa

March 2015

May 2015

15 minutes

180 minutes

Life in rural communities is in a state of flux: children are receiving more education than their parents, traditional and political leadership wrestle for control, government service delivery is poor, unemployment is rife and modernity is putting pressure on age-old cultures. Similarly, conservationists are facing their own challenges. There are less than 5,000 wild dogs left in existence, funding sources are scarce, conflicts of interest need to be managed, new models of benefaction are being investigated and technology is being employed. This film explores one such rural community where the lives of poachers and wild dogs intersect with tragic consequences.

At sunrise and sunset, 365 days per year, a 3-hour expert hosted interactive safari show from the wilds of South Africa is broadcast in HD across the globe. On #safariLIVE, rangers answer viewer questions live on air.

COMPANY: Sinamatella Productions PRODUCER: James Walsh DIRECTOR: James Walsh EDITOR: Katherine Millar CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dale Hunt, James Walsh SOUND MIXERS: Gareth Wharton EFFECTS: Craig Parker

COMPANY: WildEarth Media PRODUCER: Graham Wallington, Emily Wallington DIRECTOR: Tara Dales Nicki Austin, William Fox, Alex Voz CINEMATOGRAPHER: Bryan Joubert, Andrew Francis, Wium Dornbrack NARRATOR: Pieter Pretorius, Hayden Turner, Stefan Winterboer

+27 828-852-317 +27 824-112-720

emily@wildearth.tv

www.sinamatella.com

www.wildsafarilive.com

16 LEGS: SPIDER LOVE

18 YEARS: A STORY OF A BROKEN CURSE 15-0003

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Animal Behavior Original Music Science and Nature Score Writing Educational/Institutional Hosted or Presenter-led Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker Visualization Editing

People and Nature

Sandy Bay

FINALIST

Kaysville, UT

Australia

USA

April 2014

April 2015

25 minutes

5 minutes

Giant prehistoric spiders the size of dinner plates seek kinky love in the dark, and a biologist and a cameraman put everything on the line to catch them in the act. At 7 inches, the Tasmanian Cave Spider is a holdover from the first age of the dinosaurs with a very kinky love life. The quirks of over 200 million years of evolution are shown via a 24-year research project and 2 years of subterranean filming of arachnid love. 16 Legs: Spider Love looks at the challenge, humor and science of capturing something never before filmed, against all the odds!

Have you ever wanted to experience something so badly, but it never seems to happen? This short story is about a curse being broken after 18 years of not being able to interact with the giant Pacific manta tay. For one day, this curse was broken, and now, never to be forgotten.

COMPANY: Bookend Trust PRODUCER: Niall Doran, Craig Wellington DIRECTOR: Niall Doran EDITOR: Justin Smith CINEMATOGRAPHER: Joe Shemesh, Doug Thost, Piers Johnson, Gary Rhodes SOUND RECORDISTS: George Goerss SOUND EDITORS: Mike Gissing SOUND MIXERS: Mike Gissing MUSIC: Dean Stevenson EFFECTS: Justin Smith WRITER: Niall Doran NARRATOR: Nicole Farrow OTHER: Makeup: Melanie Cooper

COMPANY: Oceanshutter PRODUCER: Dustin Adamson DIRECTOR: Dustin Adamson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dustin Adamson, Tyra Adamson WRITER: Dustin Adamson NARRATOR: Dustin Adamson

+61 409-222-133

(801) 558-5423

nd@bookendtrust.com

dustinadamson@outlook.com www.oceanshutter.com

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60 MILLION YEARS

96 ELEPHANTS: VINTAGE HORRORSHOW

THE SURVIVAL OF THE DESERT TORTOISE 15-0005

15-0006

Conservation

Educational / Institutional

Grapevine, Texas

Bronx, NY

USA

USA

August 2014

April 2014

19 minutes

2 minutes

A group of desert scientists work to ensure the survival of the desert tortoise.

Before this video was produced, the popular PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, regularly appraised ivory carvings on air. With this short PSA, owners of the artifacts hoping for a big pay day were shown what their carvings were really worth: dead elephants. With African forest elephants on the brink of extinction, placing a value on ivory sends the wrong message to the American public and especially to poachers - that elephants are worth more dead than alive. This 96 Elephants video and the accompanying online petition helped convince the show to stop appraising ivory and join efforts to stamp out the black market for ivory in America.

COMPANY: One: vEight Productions: LLC. PRODUCER: Ellen Seldin DIRECTOR: Allan Thompson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Allan Thompson, Patty Thompson SOUND MIXERS: Jeff Taylor MUSIC: Composer: Ellen Seldin

COMPANY: Wildlife Conservation Society PRODUCER: Natalie Cash DIRECTOR: Natalie Cash EDITOR: Jeff Morey CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeff Morey EFFECTS: Jeff Morey WRITER: Stephen Sautner OTHER: Appraiser: Stephen Sautner, Seller: Nat Moss

(817) 374-2626

(718) 220-7423

allan@oneeightproductions.com

ncash@wcs.org www.96elephants.org/horrorshow

96 ELEPHANTS

A BEETLE ABROAD

YEAR ONE OF A GLOBAL MOVEMENT 15-0007

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Educational / Institutional Short Short

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Bronx, NY

Sydney, NSW

USA

Australia

September 2014

October 2014

3 minutes

25 minutes

This short video looks at the 96 Elephants campaign to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand for illegal ivory. Since its launch, half a million people have taken action, from signing petitions to contacting state and federal officials, posting on social media or making a donation to support elephantsaving programs. There are 160 partners and supporters in all 50 states and 194 countries. It is also making a real difference for elephants, with more trained park guards on the ground, increased aerial anti-poaching surveillance flights, sniffer dog units and new and stronger government partnerships.

Delilah is a dung beetle and New Zealand is her new home. She is a foreigner to this land and has been brought here to assist with cleaning up the country’s poo problem - by eating it. New Zealand has lots of livestock manure and no one to clean it up. That’s where the dung beetles come in. However, Delilah also has a personal mission: to find a mate and start a family. Follow her story as she takes on unexpected challenges on the farm. Will she succeed? Are dung beetles a solution to one of New Zealand’s big pollution problems?

COMPANY: Wildlife Conservation Society PRODUCER: Natalie Cash CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeff Morey EFFECTS: Jeff Morey

PRODUCER: Samantha Young, Elanor Gale DIRECTOR: Elanor Gale, Samantha Young CINEMATOGRAPHER: Elanor Gale, Samantha Young SOUND RECORDISTS: Elanor Gale, Samantha Young SOUND EDITORS: Samantha Young, Elanor Gale SOUND MIXERS: Elanor Gale Samantha Young EFFECTS: Samantha Young, Elanor Gale WRITER: Samantha Young, Elanor Gale NARRATOR: Rebecca Mayo OTHER: Additional footage from: Joshua Mayo, Moritz Katz, Braydon Moloney, Shutterstock

(718) 220-7423

+61 431-004-499

ncash@wcs.org

youngsamantha@icloud.com

www.96elephants.org

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A COMMANDER RISES

A NIGHT ON EARTH: AFRICA

WHALE WARS

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15-0010

Conservation

Animal Behavior Science and Nature Visualization Original Music Score

Los Angeles, CA

Toronto

USA

Canada

December 2013

January 2014

98 minutes

92 minutes

Sea Shepherd’s anti-whaling fleet is left reeling when their commander, Captain Paul Watson is forced to step down. In his absence, four rookie boat captains must lead the charge to Antarctica to try and stop the Japanese whalers. Their mission culminates in an epic sea battle, as Captain Peter Hammarstedt risks everything by going head to head with the whaler’s monstrous factory ship.

Based on the incredible odyssey and nocturnal adventures of African elephants migrating across wild and dangerous terrain, this spectacular series depicts the life cycle of a calf and the arduous trek he and the entire herd must undertake in order to survive. Shot in 4K and featuring never before seen nighttime sequences of traditional and rare animals, A Night on Earth: Africa is a stunning exploration that skillfully merges storytelling with advanced technology, capturing emotional moments in the calf’s evolution and his relationship with his mother, as well as shocking battles against the harsh environment and relentless predators.

COMPANY: The Lizard Trading Company, LLC for Animal Planet, PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Liz Bronstein, Co-Executive Producer: Matt Cabral, Pete Ritchie, Co-Executive Producer: Jason Wolf, Supervising Producer: Brad Klaustermeyer, Associate Producer: Shannon Mann, Supervising Field Footage Producer: Sasha Perry, Field Footage Producer: Gavin Garrison, Field Footage Producer: Todd Spradlin, Field Footage Producer: Erin Calmes, Field Footage Producer: Adam McGinnis, Field Footage Producer: Aaron Howell, Associate Field Footage Producer: Patrick Keegan, Producer: Jason R. Carey EDITOR: Lead Editor: Eric Driscoll, Pete Ritchie, Audrey Capotosta, Steve Escobar, Eric Myerson, Alexandria Scott CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Sam Sielen, Camera Operator: Sam Sielen Chase Burns, Eugenie Dumont, Ryan Garner, Henrik Klein, Joseph McQuade, Mike O’Brien, Frank Santoyo, Joshua Spong, Josh Trenter, Martin Vogelezang, Gav Wheatley SOUND EDITORS: Bryan Parker SOUND MIXERS: Re-Recording Mixer: Adrian Ordonez, Alex Altman, Oivind Aspelund, Aisha Reynolds NARRATOR: Jason Hildebrandt

COMPANY: Winds Films, Galatée Films, NHK PRODUCER: Barthélémy Fougea, Jacques Perrin, English-version Executive Producer: Nigel Pope (Maramedia) DIRECTOR: Thierry Machado EDITOR: Annie Coppens, English-version Script Editor: Stephen Moss DESIGNER: Alejandro Fridman, Philippe Laurent CINEMATOGRAPHER: Thierry Machado, Philippe Garguil SOUND RECORDISTS: Emmanuel Hachette SOUND EDITORS: Frederic Attal, Hubert Persat SOUND MIXERS: Stéphane de Rocquigny WRITER: Stéphane Durand, Thierry Machado, Jérôme-Cecil Auffret NARRATOR: Jacques Perrin (French), Alec Newman (English)

(310) 975-5904

416-309-4200

Karin_Failla@discovery.com

tvinfo@entonegroup.com

A PASSION OF GOLD AND FIRE

A SLOTH NAMED VELCRO

NATURE

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15-0012

Short Program

People and Nature Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker Children’s

New York, NY

USA January 2014 6 minutes

November 2014 FINALIST

56 minutes

A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. A Passion of Gold and Fire seeks to conserve our environment, with bees as the focus.

In 2000, Ana Salceda, a young journalist, moved from her native Spain to explore the wilds of Panama, where she became the caregiver for a tiny orphaned baby sloth named Velcro. For two years, the two became inseparable as Ana learned how to become a successful adoptive mother to Velcro, until finally the day came for Ana to reintroduce Velcro back to the wild. This is the story of Ana’s return to the Central and South Americas to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers.

COMPANY: Sébastien Pins PRODUCER: Sébastien Pins DIRECTOR: Sébastien Pins DESIGNER: Sébastien Pins CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sébastien Pins SOUND RECORDISTS: Sébastien Pins SOUND EDITORS: Zabus Louis SOUND MIXERS: Gilbert Antoine EFFECTS: Zabus Louis WRITER: Sébastien Pins NARRATOR: Von Sivers Alexandre

COMPANY: BelugaSmile Productions LLC, THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET PRODUCER: Ana E. Salceda, Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman, Bill Murphy, Series Producer DIRECTOR: Ana E. Salceda EDITOR: Stephanie Munroe Daniel Sheire DESIGNER: Animation: Eagleeye Studios CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Mark Carroll SOUND RECORDISTS: Ingmar Herrera, Jose Jairo Florez, Erick Vargas SOUND EDITORS: David Hurley SOUND MIXERS: Re-Recording Mixer: Ed Campbell MUSIC: Composer: Christopher Rife WRITER: Ana E. Salceda NARRATOR: Nora Young

+32 494-117-393

(212) 560-8245

seb.pins@skynet.be

junj@thirteen.org www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/sloth-named-velcro-2/10949

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A WOLF’S PLACE

ACID OCEAN

THE WATER BROTHERS 15-0013

15-0014

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker Short Program

Science and Nature

Bozeman, MT

Toronto

USA

Canada

October 2013

February 2015

16 minutes

25 minutes

Gray wolves stand at the edge of a precipice. In the Northern Rockies, wild wolves have made a remarkable comeback, but now widespread hunting seasons are taking a heavy toll and many politicians want to remove all protections for wolves across the U.S. A Wolf’s Place explores how gray wolves impact entire ecosystems in what is called a ‘trophic cascade’. It also examines the personal side of large carnivore conservation through the story of Wolf 10, the first wild wolf released into Yellowstone in over 70 years, depicting his triumphant life and tragic death in the sights of a poacher’s gun.

Disturbing changes are taking place in the ocean. Human CO2 emissions are being absorbed into the ocean, causing a phenomenon known as ocean acidification. If nothing is done to slow down this process, it could cause a mass extinction of marine life. From Canada’s west coast to the naturally acidifying seawater around an Italian volcano, the Water Brothers peer into the uncertain future of our Acid Ocean.

COMPANY: PlayBow Studios PRODUCER: Annie White DIRECTOR: Annie White CINEMATOGRAPHER: Annie White, Roshan Patel, Steve Spence SOUND RECORDISTS: Annie White SOUND EDITORS: Annie White SOUND MIXERS: Annie White WRITER: Annie White NARRATOR: Madison McClintock OTHER: Actor: JD Moore, Additional Footage: Bob Landis, Bill Campbell, Additional Footage: Kathy Kasic, Additional Footage: Jeff Reed, Additional Footage: Bob White, Additional Footage: Patty White

COMPANY: SK Films PRODUCER: Jonathan Barker, Wendy MacKeigan, Tyler Mifflin DIRECTOR: Tyler Mifflin, Alex Mifflin EDITOR: Steve Guise, Story Editor: Wendy MacKeigan CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tyler Mifflin SOUND MIXERS: Dustin Harris EFFECTS: Thought Café WRITER: Alex Mifflin, Co-Writer: Carl Knutson NARRATOR: Alex Mifflin, Tyler Mifflin

(425) 765-4760

(416) 367-0440

whiteab7@yahoo.com

tmifflin@skfilms.ca

www.PlayBowStudios.com

www.thewaterbrothers.ca/

AFRICA’S ALBERTINE RIFT

AFRICA’S FISHING LEOPARDS

LIFE FORCE 2

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Visualization

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Visualization Editing Writing Original Music Score

Dunedin

4

Bristol

New Zealand

UK

March 2014

September 2014

48 minutes

60 minutes

The Albertine Rift covers just one percent of the Africa’s area but contains more species of vertebrate animal than anywhere else on the continent. Powerful forces below the Earth transformed the landscape and changed the climate. These radical changes forced animals and plants to mutate and evolve in strange directions in order to survive. The Rift split our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, into two contrasting species, and today, may even hold the secrets of why our ancestors evolved to walk on two legs.

David Attenborough narrates the intimate story of a leopard mother and her two cubs. This very special family must survive in the wilds of Botswana alongside some less than friendly neighbors: lions, wild dogs and hyenas. The competition for food is tough, and if they are going to make it, they must learn a new skill: they must learn to fish. This is an epic family drama, with local cameraman Brad Bestelink following them every step of the way. Brad’s eighteen month journey capturing the lives of these secretive big cats offers a rare glimpse into an otherwise hidden world.

COMPANY: Natural History New Zealand Limited, NHK and CCTV9 in Association with Science Channel, ARTE and SVT PRODUCER: Lorne Townend EDITOR: Editor: Christopher Tegg, Online Editor: Stuart Moffatt SOUND MIXERS: Errol Samuelson EFFECTS: VFX Supervisor: Donald Ferns, VFX Produced by: Sauce FX Studios WRITER: Quinn Berentson NARRATOR: Jeff Wilburn

COMPANY: Icon Films in association with Natural History Film Unit Botswana for BBC & Nat Geo WILD PRODUCER: Brad Bestelink, Steve Gooder, Executive Producer: Harry Marshall, Laura Marshall, Associate Producer: Andy Crawford DIRECTOR: Brad Bestelink, Steve Gooder EDITOR: Film Editor: Rupert Troskie CINEMATOGRAPHER: Brad Bestelink, Richard Uren WRITER: Steve Gooder NARRATOR: David Attenborough

(643) 479-9799

+44 (0) 117 910 2030

info@nhnz.tv

Laura.Marshall@iconfilms.co.uk

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AFRICA’S GIANT KILLERS

AFRICA’S WILD COAST 15-0017

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Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Visualization

Wildlife Habitat

Bristol

FINALIST

Los Angeles, CA

UK

USA

January 2014

April 2014

60 minutes

44 minutes

Africa’s largest herd of elephants and a fearless pride of young lions come face to face in an epic fight for survival. Rarely do their worlds collide, until now. This is no chance conflict; nature has played its part. Drought has weakened the elephants and the lions are desperately hungry. The dawn of the giant killers has arrived.

National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Mike Fay and Enric Sala are on a quest to protect the rich coastal waters of Gabon. Full of hippos, sharks and humpback whales, these waters are some of the last healthy oceans in western Africa, but illegal trawling, particularly industrial fishing, threatens the livelihood of these habitats. Mike and Enric embark on an ambitious expedition to cover Gabon’s 885 kilometer coastline. Their goal - convince the current Gabonese president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, to extend and create new marine protected areas to save the uniquely remarkable life under these vulnerable seas.

COMPANY: Icon Films in association with Natural History Film Unit Botswana for BBC & Animal Planet PRODUCER: Rob Sullivan, Executive Producer: Harry Marshall, Laura Marshall, Associate Producer: Andy Crawford DIRECTOR: Brad Bestelink CINEMATOGRAPHER: Brad Bestelink Richard Uren WRITER: Rob Sullivan NARRATOR: Imogen Stubbs

COMPANY: National Geographic Mission Program for National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: Senior Producer: Arthur F. Binkowski, EP: Mark Bauman, Ashley Hoppin, Producer: Neil Gelinas EDITOR: Monica Pinzon, Arthur F. Binkowsi CINEMATOGRAPHER: DP’s: Neil Gelinas, Manu San Felix WRITER: Arthur F. Binkowski, Jonathan Grupper NARRATOR: Salvatore Vecchio

+44 (0) 117 910 2030

(860) 324-3071

Laura.Marshall@iconfilms.co.uk

kristin@awardsinsider.com

AFRICA’S WILD WEST: STALLIONS OF THE NAMIB DESERT

ALASKA: EARTH’S FROZEN KINGDOM

EP. 1: SPRING, EP. 2: SUMMER, EP. 3: WINTER

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15-0021

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Visualization Editing Original Music Score Writing

Limited Series - Long Form

Vienna

5

Bristol

Austria

UK

October 2014

February 2015

51 minutes

59 minutes x 3

In 1918, German and South African warhorses, no longer needed, were released into the burning Namibian desert. How could they survive, in one of the world’s most beautiful, parched and rugged landscapes? Miraculously, they have held on to this day, constantly crossing the desert in search of sparse patches of grass, returning for water to the single well built in colonial days, sharing it with perfectly adapted oryxes - while marauding spotted hyenaspatrol close by. Far inland, in ghost towns long since abandoned by the diamond industry, snakes, lizards, chameleons and dew drinking beetles compete for food among the drifting sands.

Alaska is one of the most precious wildernesses on the planet - America’s last frontier. In this three-part series, we follow a year in Alaska, and reveal the stories of pioneering Alaskans, both animal and human, as they battle the elements. Alaska is, by far, America’s largest state, with deep forests and vast mountain ranges, and a third of it sits above the Arctic Circle? Yet plenty survives here, and it is home to some of the hardiest animals on the planet, each character has its own special way of getting through the challenges of the seasons.

COMPANY: Interspot Film for ORF, ARTE and NDR in association with ORF-Enterprise PRODUCER: Heinrich Mayer-Moroni DIRECTOR: Franz Leopold Schmelzer

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC America, BBC Worldwide PRODUCER: Executive Producer: James Honeyborne, Mary Summerill DIRECTOR: Jane Atkins, Ian Gray, Alex Lanchester NARRATOR: Dougray Scott

+00 431-878-781

+44 117-974-211

ronja.scherzinger@orf.at

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

www.contentsales.orf.at/universum

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0520nyz

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AMERICAN SERENGETI

AMUR: ASIA’S AMAZON

JACKSON HOLE

EP. 1: THE FAR EAST, EP. 2: THE BLACK DRAGON 15-0022

15-0023

Short Short

Limited Series - Long Form

Venice, CA

Vienna

USA

Austria

June 2014

May 2015

3 minutes

50 minutes x 2

Jackson Hole is known as the American Serengeti in large part because it is home to a 25,000-acre National Elk Refuge, where up to 10,000 wintering elk make their grounds. It now provides a non-enclosed sanctuary for the largest elk herd on Earth. The theory among conservationists in Jackson Hole is that by encouraging children and parents to get close enough to look into the eyes of a wild elk, it is harder to take actions that might hurt them. In many case people fall in love, and people conserve what they love.

This three-part series is an epic journey of discovery, from the natural world along the Amur and its tributaries to the rich wildlife and the native people inhabiting the Earth’s greatest remaining wilderness area. This surprising and exotic world is shaped and perpetually reshaped by extreme forces of the atmosphere; it is also one of the Earth’s most active tectonic zones. The three episodes portray the unique characters of the Amur’s lower, middle and upper reaches - separate worlds that could not be more different and diverse.

COMPANY: White Nile Media PRODUCER: Richard Bangs, Didrik Johnck DIRECTOR: Richard Bangs, Didrik Johnck EDITOR: Didrik Johnck, Margaret Andres CINEMATOGRAPHER: Didrik Johnck WRITER: Richard Bangs NARRATOR: Richard Bangs

COMPANY: Terra Mater Factual Studios, Interspot Film, NDR Naturfilm Doclights in association with ARTE France DIRECTOR: Franz Hafner EDITOR: Roland Buzzi MUSIC: Roman Kariolou, Johannes Ratheiser WRITER: Franz Hafner NARRATOR: Howard Nightingall

(310) 821-2123

(431) 870-030

richardbangs@msn.com

office@terramater.at

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkr4HmrWqiE

AN ELEPHANT’S TALE: THE MATRIARCH

AN IMPOSSIBLE MISSION

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15-0025

Educational / Institutional Short Short

Short Program Educational / Institutional

Bronx, NY

FINALIST

Yarmouthport, MA

USA

USA

June 2014

April 2015

2 minutes

18 minutes

Elephants - so different in form, yet with an inner life that rivals our own. This short video tells the tale of a single elephant, but provides powerful testimony to the experience of the species as a whole at this crucial moment in their existence. Together, we must not be generation that allows elephants to disappear.

COMPANY: Wildlife Conservation Society PRODUCER: Natalie Cash DIRECTOR: Natalie Cash EDITOR: Jeff Morey CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeff Morey WRITER: Natalie Cash MUSIC: Brian Aumueller/Mekanical NARRATOR: Dr. Nyawira Muthiga OTHER: Colorist: Josh Kanuck, Additional Footage: Kevin Bachar, Paul Elkan, Cristián Samper & IFAW

This short film explores the highs and lows of one of the most daring animal rescues in history. For the first time ever, a group of endangered forest elephants were captured and rescued from certain death in Cote d’Ivoire. The operation involved herding, darting, capturing, and trucking the elephants 300 miles to the protected area of Azagny National Park.

PRODUCER: Michael Booth, Brant Backlund, Erica Martin, Executive Producer, Shawna Moos, Executive Producer DIRECTOR: Michael Booth, Brant Backlund CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Booth, Brant Backlund OTHER: Additional Images: Shine France

(718) 220-7423

(508) 744-2076

ncash@wcs.org

mbooth@ifaw.org

www.wcs.org

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ANIMAL HOMES

ANIMAL FIGHT NIGHT SERIES 3

ANIMAL CITIES, EPISODE 3

BRUTAL BRAWLS, DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS, CAT FIGHT 15-0029

15-0026

Writing Hosted or Presenter-led

Limited Series - Long Form

New York, NY

London

USA

UK

April 2015

May 2015

56 minutes

44 minutes x 3

Animals congregate in huge colonies partly out of necessity and partly for the security that numbers provide. Icelandic puffins form nesting colonies of more than a million, tucked in between hundreds of thousands of other seabirds, which provides shared information about food sources and reduces the odds of individual birds being attacked. But colonies are also useful for predators. Social spiders in Ecuador work together to capture prey 20 times the size an individual might subdue on its own. For others, communal living provides perfect multigenerational caregiving options or the opportunity to build enormous cities.

Animal Fight Night is a 6-part series that features heart-thumping battles between some of the biggest, baddest and often surprising fighters in the animal kingdom. Lions, tigers, bears, meerkats, mongoose and mice all have a place in this ultimate animal champion showdown. AFN packs its punches with drama and testosterone coupled with eye opening insight into the science of animals’ bodily weapons and their killer fight tactics. No holds barred - anything goes in the wild.

COMPANY: Coneflower Productions, THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, Terra Mater Factual Studios PRODUCER: Ann Johnson Prum, Field Producer: Melanie Quinn, Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman, NATURE, Series Producer: Bill Murphy, NATURE, Executive Producer: Ivo Filatsch, TMFS, Sabine Holzer, TMFS DIRECTOR: Ann Johnson Prum EDITOR: Series Editor: Janet Hess, NATURE DESIGNER: Tim D’Amico CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Male, Mark Carroll, Ann Johnson Prum SOUND EDITORS: Stefan K. Fiedler SOUND MIXERS: Re-Recording Mixer: Stefan K. Fiedler, Ed Campbell MUSIC: Composers: Chris Biondo, Lenny Williams EFFECTS: Supervising Editor: Jim Isler, Nathan Punwar, Additional Editing: Karl Dawson, Andrew Wegst, Online Editor: Victoria Dick, Stacey Douglass Moverley WRITER: Jaime Bernanke NARRATOR: Host and Narrator: Chris Morgan

COMPANY: Arrow Media PRODUCER: Thomas Viner, Amy Foster NARRATOR: Eric Myers

(212) 560-8245

+44 020-748-630

junj@thirteen.org

tom.brisley@arrowmedia.co

www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/animal-homes/11674

ANIMAL HOMES

EP. 1: “THE NEST”, EP. 2: “LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION” , EP. 3: “ANIMAL CITIES”

ANIMAL MISFITS

NATURE

15-0027

15-0030

Limited Series - Long Form

Original Music Score

New York

USA

April 2015

October 2014

56 minutes x 3

56 minutes

The three-part series provides intimate, never before seen views of the lives of animals in their homes. Animals, like humans, need a place they can call home to provide a safe and stable place to raise a family, but they go about building it in entirely different ways. Whether it is a bird’s nest, bear den, beaver lodge or spider web, these are homes of great complexity, constructed from a wide range of natural as well as man-made materials. This three-part series investigates just how animals build their remarkable homes around the globe and the intriguing behaviors and social interactions that take place in and around them. Hosting the series is ecologist Chris Morgan (Siberian Tiger Quest, Bears of the Last Frontier), who serves as guide and real estate agent. He evaluates and deconstructs animal abodes, their materials, location, neighborhood and aesthetics. In addition to Morgan opening the doors of animal homes in the wild, he is also in studio showing examples of the incredible diversity of nests and their strength, even trying his hand at building a few. The series features a blend of CGI, animation, CT scans and signature blueprint graphics to highlight engineering principles inside the structures. A variety of cameras, including tiny HD versions, capture unprecedented views inside animal homes without disturbing natural behavior. When appropriate, filmmakers shoot behaviors in slow motion and use infrared and time lapse to reveal how animals create their structures over time and through the seasons. Over the course of three episodes, the series delves into the amazing flexibility animal architects display, the clever choices they make and the ingenious ways they deal with troublesome habitats.

COMPANY: THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, Coneflower Studios, Terra Mater PRODUCER: Ann Johnson Prum, Assistant Producer: Melanie Quinn DIRECTOR: Ann Johnson Prum EDITOR: Jim Isler, Nathan Punwar DESIGNER: Timothy D’Amico CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ann Johnson Prum, Mark Carroll, Michael Male, Eric Rochner, Ronan Donovan, David Parer, Jacob Steinberg MUSIC: Chris Biondi, Lenny Williams WRITER: Janet Hess, Jaime Bernanke NARRATOR: Christopher Morgan OTHER: Host: Christopher Morgan, Scientific Advisor: Richard Prum, Kristof Zyskowski

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New York, NY

U.S.

Life on earth is incredibly diverse, but it’s not always what you might expect. Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature’s misfits. These odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures at first glance seem ill equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they still manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. Animal Misfits reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well adapted to their chosen way of life.

COMPANY: THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, BBC PRODUCER: Gavin Boyland, Series Producer: Kate Broome-Fox, Bill Murphy, Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman DIRECTOR: Gavin Boyland EDITOR: Series Editor: Janet Hess, Roger Webb, Film Editor: Adam Kirby DESIGNER: Graphics: Burrell Durrant Hifle SOUND EDITORS: Neil Hipkiss SOUND MIXERS: Matt Coster, Pete Howell, Ed Campbell, Re-Recording Mixer MUSIC: Composer: Lenny Williams, Chris Biondo, Additional Music: Brollyman WRITER: Gavin Boyland NARRATOR: Brian Unger

(781) 718-9792

(212) 560-8245

mel@coneflowerstudios.com

junj@thirteen.org

www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/animal-homes/11674/

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ANIMATED LIFE: PANGEA

ANIMATED LIFE: SEEING THE INVISIBLE 15-0031

15-0032

Short Program

Short Program

Chevy Chase, MD

FINALIST

Chevy Chase, MD

USA

USA

March 2015

October 2014

8 minutes

7 minutes

This animated short tells the story of Alfred Wegener, a German astronomer and atmospheric scientist, who came up with the idea that continents once formed a single landmass and had drifted apart. Continental drift explained why continents’ shapes fit together like pieces of a puzzle and why distant continents had the same fossils. During Wegener’s time, the idea was met with hostility but after his death a large body of evidence showed that continents do indeed move. Today the theory of plate tectonics is a fundamental principle in geology.

This animated feature celebrates 17th-century citizen-scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, whose discoveries of microbes changed our view of the biological world. In 1674, Leeuwenhoek looked at a drop of lake water through his homemade microscope and discovered an invisible world that no one knew existed. His work inspired countless microbiology researchers. Leeuwenhoek was a haberdasher and city official in Delft, the Netherlands. He started making simple microscopes and using them to observe the world around him. He was the first to discover bacteria, protists, sperm cells, blood cells, rotifers, and much more.

COMPANY: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Sweet Fern Productions PRODUCER: Flora Lichtman, Sharon Shattuck DIRECTOR: Flora Lichtman, Sharon Shattuck DESIGNER: Flora Lichtman, Sharon Shattuck, Emma Wiseman CINEMATOGRAPHER: Olga Abramson OTHER: Jeff Delviscio, Jason Gregg, Mara Grunbaum, Ferris Jabr, Nick Lehane, Flora Lichtma, Ruth Lichtman, Rowan Magee, Sharon Shattuck, Shayna Strype, Kat Vecchio, Emma Wade, Emma Wiseman, Puppeteers: Laura Bonetta, Sean B. Carroll, Dennis Liu

COMPANY: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Sweet Fern Productions PRODUCER: Flora Lichtman, Sharon Shattuck DIRECTOR: Flora Lichtman, Sharon Shattuck DESIGNER: Flora Lichtman, Sharon Shattuck, and Emma Wiseman CINEMATOGRAPHER: Daniel Cowen OTHER: Flora Lichtman, Ruth Lichtman, Sharon Shattuck, Emma Wiseman, and Max Wyman, Puppeteers; Laura Bonetta and Dennis Liu, Advisors

(301) 215-8783

(301) 215-8783

schultzc@hhmi.org

schultzc@hhmi.org

www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/animated-life-pangea

www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/seeing-the-invisible

ANTARCTIC EDGE: 70º SOUTH

ANTARCTICA: ON THE EDGE

15-0033

15-0034

Science and Nature Educational / Institutional

Wildlife Habitat Conservation Visualization Theatrical Immersive

New Brunswick, NJ

Evanston, IL

USA

USA

March 2015

September 2014

72 minutes

36 minutes

In 2014, scientists declared West Antarctic ice sheet melting unstoppable, threatening the lives of millions of people over the next century. Antarctic Edge: 70º South follows a team of scientists who choose to live a life at sea in a race to understand climate change in the fastest winter-warming place in the world. For twenty years, these scientists have witnessed a rapid 3 month decline in winter sea ice and a temperature increase of 11 degrees Fahrenheit, six times greater than the global average. While trekking through the dangerous and uncharted landscape of the West Antarctic Peninsula, these scientists push the limits of their research and come to terms with the sacrifices necessary to understand this rapidly changing world.

Traveling to Antarctica from the tip of South America by sailboat and then along the Peninsula by sea kayak, foot, small plane and dive gear, Antarctica: On the Edge explores this one-of-a-kind place. Beautiful and unlike anywhere else you will ever visit, Antarctica stays in your blood forever. This film will take you there.

COMPANY: Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking, First Run Features PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Rick Ludescher, Co-Producer: Steve Holloway, Co-Producer for Research: Xenia Morin, Co-Field Producer: Chris Linder DIRECTOR: Dena Seidel DESIGNER: Graphic Designer: Adam Nawrot CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dena Seidel, Chris Linder SOUND RECORDISTS: Dena Seidel SOUND EDITORS: Isaiah McNeill SOUND MIXERS: Isaiah McNeill OTHER: Editor: Steve Holloway, Editor: Ryan Harris, Editor: Dena Seidel, Animation: Shane Whilden, Assistant Producers: Vincent Bradley, Gabrielle Gatdula, Taban Khan, Amber Nelson Stephanie Wong, Assistant Editors: Olympia Christofinis, Jaime Flores Vivero, Gabriela Elise, Darrel Gordon, Stacy Martinez, John Riggio, Ted Selden, Kyra Willans

COMPANY: Oceans 8 Films, DQBD Films, Giant Screen Films, PRODUCER: Don Kempf, Andy Wood, Jon Bowermaster DIRECTOR: Jon Bowermaster CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ken Corben, Bob Cranston SOUND RECORDISTS: Jacques Boulanger MUSIC: Score: Alice Wood EFFECTS: Jason Malkovich, Christ Rahm WRITER: Jon Bowermaster NARRATOR: Tilda Swinton OTHER: Post-Production Supervisor: Rick Gordon, Executive Producer: Gary Smaby, New Songs by: Natalie Merchant, Visual Effects: Afterglow Studios

+84 845-920-121

(847) 475-9140

denaseidel@gmail.com

trooney@gsfilms.com

www.beyondtheice.rutgers.edu

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APES AND ALIENS, EPISODE 2

ART IS WAR

CONGO

15-0035

15-0036

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Sound Visualization Original Music Score Writing

People and Nature Conservation

Hamburg

Fort Collins, CO

Germany

USA

June 2014

December 2013

48 minutes

48 minutes

The Congo: more powerful and dangerous than any other river, yet a sanctuary and home for some of the most wonderful creatures on our Earth. Our closest relatives can be found hidden deep inside the dense jungles that surround the Congo and its feeding rivers, with three of the world’s four species of great apes living in the Congo Basin. Although they all live so close together, these apes exhibit extreme differences in behavior. These differences are, above all, clear in the case of the bonobos, which developed their own very unique solution to conflicts after being cut off from fellow members of their species by the water masses of the Congo: sex!

Art Is War follows Lila Roo, an artist and activist known for her outrageous performances around the world, accompanied by her unlikely assistant Refah. Lila and Refah plan to expose a dark side of Yellowstone National Park. Aided by the Guerrilla Media Organization and the Buffalo Field Campaign, Lila and Refah set out to change the face of environmental protests.

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm, Blue Planet Film, NDR, ARTE, ORF, WDR, National Geographic Wild PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Susanne Lummer, Doclights / NDR Naturfilm, Ashley Hoppin, NatGeo Wild, Heike Grebe, Blue Planet Film DIRECTOR: Thomas Behrend EDITOR: Mirko Tribanek CINEMATOGRAPHER: Thomas Behrend, Christina Karliczek SOUND EDITORS: Sven-Michael Bluhm SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm MUSIC: Oliver Heuss WRITER: Thomas Behrend NARRATOR: Corey Johnson

COMPANY: Colorburn Productions, Grizzly Creek Films PRODUCER: Danny Schmidt, Devon Riter, Thomas Winston DIRECTOR: Devon Riter, Danny Schmidt CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeff Reed, Christi Cooper, Devon Riter, Danny Schmidt, Thomas Winston SOUND MIXERS: Michael Suarez WRITER: Devon Riter

+49 40 66885140

(801) 674-0673

naturfilm@docligths.de

danny.john.schmidt@gmail.com

www.doclights.de

ASIA

ASIA FROM ABOVE: THAILAND

ASIA: FIRST PEOPLES 15-0037

15-0038

Science and Nature Visualization

People and Nature

Arlington, VA

Mainz

USA

Germany

March 2015

September 2014

54 minutes

52 minutes

Around 200,000 years ago, a new species, Homo sapiens, appeared on the African landscape. While scientists have imagined eastern Africa as a real-life Garden of Eden, the latest research suggests humans evolved in many places across the continent at the same time. DNA from a 19th-century AfricanAmerican slave is forcing geneticists to rethink the origins of our species. The theory is that our ancestors met, mated and hybridized with other human types in Africa -- creating ever greater diversity within our species.

With more than 2,000 miles of white sand, a turquoise sea, and every now and then a shady place beneath coconut palm trees, the coast of the Thai kingdom is only a small part of what there is to be discovered. It is a country between Buddhism and booming business, skyscrapers and remote mountain villages, monks and transsexuals, urban chaos and deep silence.

COMPANY: Wall to Wall in association with ARTE France for PBS PRODUCER: Jonathan Hewes, Tim Lambert, Sajjad Bhatti DIRECTOR: Nigel Walk, Nicolas Brown EDITOR: Lauri White DESIGNER: Rob Carlisle ART DIRECTOR: Ruth Greaves CINEMATOGRAPHER: Julius Brighton, Tim Cragg NARRATOR: Kerry Shale OTHER: VP, Programming & Development, PBS: Bill Gardner, Sr Director, Programming & Development, PBS: Bill Margol, GM & Chief Programming Executive, PBS: Beth Hoppe

COMPANY: Story House Productions PRODUCER: Jens Afflerbach DIRECTOR: Christian Schidlowski CINEMATOGRAPHER: André Götzmann WRITER: Christian Schidlowski

+00 496-131-701 (703) 739-5000

anaya.m@zdf.de

www.pbs.org/first-peoples/home/

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ATTENBOROUGH’S BIG BIRDS

ATTENBOROUGH’S FABULOUS FROGS

NATURAL WORLD

15-0039

15-0040

Science and Nature Editing Writing Original Music Score

Sound

Hurley

Bristol

UK

UK

May 2015

August 2014

59 minutes

58 minutes

David Attenborough tells the story of a family of modern day dinosaurs who are the Flintstones of the bird world: ostriches, emus, cassowaries, rheas and kiwis. These crazy looking birds haven’t flown a day in their lives. They are the original flightless birds and the only ones whose skeletons make them incapable of flight. David Attenborough tells a gripping tale of bizarre birds, dedicated dads, enormous eggs and scientific discovery.

This film is about the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre creatures. Attenborough reveals all aspects of the frogs’ life, their anatomy, their extraordinary behavior and their ability to live in some of the most extreme places on the planet. Key to achieving any of this is the meticulous sound design which helped to project the extraordinary personalities of the animals.

COMPANY: Mike Birkhead Associates, BBC and THIRTEEN Productions LTD in association with WNET PRODUCER: Mike Birkhead, Assistant Producer: Beth Jones, Production Manager: Elizabeth Toogood, Production Co-ordinator: Patricia Wink DIRECTOR: Mike Birkhead EDITOR: Nigel Buck CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ralph Bower Chris Openshaw Mark Lamble George Woodcock MUSIC: James Barrett WRITER: Beth Jones NARRATOR: David Attenborough

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Thirteen/WNET PRODUCER: Sally Thomson DIRECTOR: Sally Thomson EDITOR: Series Editor: Roger Webb NARRATOR: Sir David Attenborough

+44 162-882-435

+44 117-974-211

caroline@mikebirkhead.com

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

www.mikebirkhead.com

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04g4qm5

BALLOON WHALE BLUES

BANANA SLUGS: SECRET OF THE SLIME

DEEP LOOK 15-0041

15-0042

Short Program Original Music Score

Short Short

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

USA

USA

June 2015

February 2015

10 minutes

4 minutes

Balloon Whale Blues creates a direct experience of the polychromatic marine environment of the Gulf of Farrallones National Marine Sanctuary. It is intended as the first in a series of experiments to convey the natural world in ways that are immersive and evocative. Balloon Whale Blues weaves together breathtaking visuals and a unique aural aesthetic, unmediated by on-screen persona or voiceover, in order to heighten the gravity of images where the hand of man is all too much in evidence. This one goes out to line of murres, the magnet of dying and the waters of the heart.

Beneath the towering redwoods lives one of the most peculiar creatures in California: the banana slug. They’re coated with a liquid crystal ooze that solves many problems slugs face in the forest and maybe some of our own. See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios.

COMPANY: Remora DIRECTOR: Roger Teich, Ryan Huber EDITOR: Ryan Huber CINEMATOGRAPHER: Scot Anderson, Ron Elliott SOUND RECORDISTS: Scot Anderson, Ron Elliott SOUND EDITORS: Ryan Huber SOUND MIXERS: Ryan Huber MUSIC: Ryan Huber

COMPANY: KQED, PBS Digital Studios PRODUCER: Lead Producer: Josh Cassidy, Series Producer: Craig Rosa EDITOR: Kia Simon Managing Editor: Paul Rogers CINEMATOGRAPHER: Josh Cassidy MUSIC: Seth Samuel WRITER: Amy Standen NARRATOR: Amy Standen

(415) 948-0045

(415) 553-2835

rteich@juno.com

seris@kqed.org www.kqed.org/science/series/deep-look/

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BAO BAO’S FIRST YEAR

BAOBABS BETWEEN LAND AND SEA

WILD INSIDE THE NATIONAL ZOO

15-0043

15-0044

Short Short

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

New York, NY

Bréel

USA

France

August 2014

February 2015

5 minutes

55 minutes

Bao Bao, the baby panda at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, is celebrating her first birthday. Giant pandas are endangered and less than 2,000 remain on earth, making Bao Bao’s very existence special and the act of raising her all the more critical. Track her evolution with her caretakers, from a scrawny 4.5 oz. cub to a playful 40 lb. bear who spends her days scaling trees and devouring sweet potatoes. Learn about the bittersweet transition that Bao Bao will undergo when she leaves her mother’s care and grows into independent adulthood.

By their sheer size and original shapes, baobabs are among the most remarkable trees on the planet. Relatively unknown in Madagascar, these giants are currently threatened by deforestation. To study them, in the heart of their forests, Cyrille Cornu and Wilfrid Ramahafaly travel by pirogue, exploring 400 kilometers of wild and isolated coastline in the south-west of Madagascar. The film chronicles the expedition. It reveals discoveries, meetings and the scientific results of the two explorers, including baobabs and landscapes that had mostly never been filmed or even photographed!

COMPANY: Run Riot Films, PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Katie Bauer, Gina Hutchinson, Linda Goldman, Chris Tuss, Josie Swantek, Associate Producer: Donielle Nardi, Production Assistant: Katie Bryden DIRECTOR: Katie Bauer EDITOR: Brian Canavan CINEMATOGRAPHER: Brian Canavan SOUND RECORDISTS: Chris Preston WRITER: Katie Bauer OTHER: Additional Camera: Dave Adams, Graphics: Erik Loften

COMPANY: Lokobe Production (Cyrille Cornu) PRODUCER: Cyrille Cornu DIRECTOR: Cyrille Cornu CINEMATOGRAPHER: Cyrille Cornu WRITER: Cyrille Cornu NARRATOR: Thüryn Mitchell

(212) 708-1531

+261 32 79 536 30

joseph.giraldi@smithsonianchannel.com

ccornu@cirad.fr

www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/wild-inside-the-national-zoo/1003507

www.facebook.com/baobabsentreterreetmer

BASTION OF THE GIANTS

BATHYSPHERE AND BEYOND 15-0045

15-0046

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Editing Writing Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker Sound

Educational / Institutional Short Program

Mumbai

USA

May 2015

September 2014

81 minutes

8 minutes

In this film, journey into the lives of Asian elephants and the bio-diverse verdant North Eastern jungles of India, where these giants roam. Bastion of Giants is an odyssey into this picturesque unique wetland canvas and the spectacular wildlife in it. Forest departments, with the support of local people and researchers, can conserve a diaspora of other, often endangered species, simply by protecting this flagship and keystone species. This film presents the challenges of the survival of the Asian elephant and surrounding wildlife; amidst severe human-animal conflicts, as human populations burgeon around these ecological hotspots in the ancient elephant lands, a nation steeped in spirituality and born out of nature must act in the face of extinction.

COMPANY: Brave Age Films PRODUCER: Sumesh Lekhi, Rashmi Lekhi DIRECTOR: Sumesh Lekhi EDITOR: Sumesh Lekhi ART DIRECTOR: Graphics: Varun J Deori CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sumesh Lekhi SOUND RECORDISTS: Rashmi Lekhi SOUND EDITORS: Sound, Music Design and Edit: Sumesh Lekhi, Rashmi Lekhi SOUND MIXERS: Subir Kumar Das, Jagdish Nachnekar EFFECTS: Futureworks WRITER: Sumesh Lekhi NARRATOR: Lance Lewman

+91 9371912825, +91 9820003737

11

Bronx, NY

India

Beginning with famed naturalist William Beebe’s historic dive in the Bathysphere, New York Aquarium Director Jon Forrest Dohlin takes us on this fascinating journey through the past, present and future. Bathysphere and Beyond highlights the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts since its founding in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society to educate and inspire people to care for the world’s oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.

COMPANY: Wildlife Conservation Society PRODUCER: Natalie Cash DIRECTOR: Natalie Cash CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeff Morey SOUND RECORDISTS: Jeff Morey EFFECTS: Jeff Morey NARRATOR: Jon Forrest Dohlin OTHER: Aerial Camera: Mark Petersson, Additional Camera: Sam Petersson

(718) 220-7423

rashmilekhi@braveagefilms.com, sumeshlekhi@braveagefilms.com

ncash@wcs.org

braveagefilms.com

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BATTLE IN THE WINTER

BATTLE LINES

GORONGOSA PARK: REBIRTH OF PARADISE 15-0047

15-0048

Conservation

Animal Behavior

Randwick

Amsterdam

Australia

Netherlands

May 2015

May 2015

35 minutes

55 minutes

Australia has an appalling rate of mammal extinction and the trend doesn’t look like it’s slowing. Fox and cat predation is one of the primary threats to the survival of our native mammal species. Set in the forests of NSW, especially the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, this film explores the role of dingoes in forests, demonstrating that their removal is having negative repercussions throughout ecosystems. The film puts forward one possible solution to perhaps bring our ecosystems back into balance. How far must we go to save our mammal species?

A new male lion arrives, sparking a territorial cold war. Joyce Poole returns with new questions about the mysterious behavior of Gorongosa’s elephants. Bob joins the rangers on a night patrol and tastes the danger of crop raiding elephants. Joyce has a breakthrough with the elephants.

PRODUCER: Daniel Hunter DIRECTOR: Daniel Hunter CINEMATOGRAPHER: Daniel Hunter SOUND EDITORS: Daniel Hunter WRITER: Daniel Hunter NARRATOR: Daniel Hunter OTHER: Marc Anderson

COMPANY: Off the Fence PRODUCER: Emre Izat DIRECTOR: Emre Izat EDITOR: Jennie Vazquez Alarcon, Federico Campanale CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Benam, Kate Bradbury, James Byrne, Emre Izat, Carla Rebai, James Manfull, John Mans, Bob Poole, Jeff Reed, Erik Rochner, Richard Slater-Jones SOUND EDITORS: Nicolas Allen, Paul Clark, Peter Stoel SOUND MIXERS: Andrew Wilson Amps MUSIC: William Goodchild WRITER: Emre Izat NARRATOR: Bob Poole OTHER: PBS Vice President, Programming and Development: Bill Gardner, PBS Chief Programming Executive: Beth Hoppe

+61 413-886-942

+31 205-200-222

daniel.hunter@unsw.edu.au

carla@offthefence.com

www.danielohunter.com/hunted-films

www.pbs.org/gorongosapark

BATTLING EXTINCTION

BBC.COM/EARTH 15-0049

15-0050

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Interactive

Wellington

London

New Zealand

UK

October 2014

September 2014

25 minutes

2 minutes

New Zealand’s last two bat species are on the downwards spiral to extinction. Unless something is done soon, they will disappear forever. The odds are stacked against them, as predators and extensive habitat damage mean they are just holding on in tiny pockets around the country. To complicate things, myths and legends about bats have turned the public against them. Luckily, there is a national bat team dedicating their time to saving New Zealand’s only land mammals. If only they could reverse the negative image about bats, they might just stand a chance at surviving into the future.

BBC Earth is transforming the way our audiences appreciate the natural world. We bring them something amazing everyday with stunning, innovative and interactive digital content, such as Your Life on Earth, which has put millions of people at the heart of their own personal story. Your Life on Earth brings original short-form films and infographics commissioned and produced for a digital audience, ground-breaking exclusive shareable stories and a unique social strategy designed to reach audiences on their terms. BBC Earth is growing rapidly, winning new fans and plaudits as we evolve and adapt our genre for the 21st Century.

DIRECTOR: Sarah Cull-Luketina CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sarah Cull-Luketina EDITOR: Sarah Cull-Luketina MUSIC: Chris Geddes NARRATOR: Dean Alan Jones

COMPANY: BBC Earth, BBC Worldwide Ltd, PRODUCER: Jo Sermon, Matt Walker, Jonathan Fildes, Tristan Leaver EDITOR: Matt Walker

+64 273-208-302

+44 208-433-385

sfc47@uclive.ac.nz

jo.sermon@bbc.com www.bbc.com/earth/world

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BEAVERS BEHAVING BADLY

BECOMING CALIFORNIA

NATURAL WORLD

15-0051

15-0052

People and Nature

Conservation People and Nature Original Music Score Writing Editing Visualization

Bristol

Sacramento, CA

UK

USA

July 2014

October 2014

59 minutes

116 minutes

Drew Reed is the go to “beaver buster” in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Drew works as a wetland conservationist, helping to keep the peace between beavers and people. These busy rodents are incredibly industrious felling trees and building dams. This can help create rich habitats for a variety of wildlife, but in backyards it can spell disaster. A beaver is more than capable of bringing down a tree large enough to damage property, and their dam building can result in flooded homes. Drew must do what he can to steer beavers away from trouble and stop their so called “bad behavior”.

This three act, two-hour documentary takes viewers on an epic journey across 250 million years of environmental change. It is the story of natural change where colliding landforms interact with ocean and atmosphere to create one of the most beautiful and biologically rich places on Earth. It is also the modern, cautionary tale of human transformation where California’s natural wealth is mined with textbook abandon. But these stories of change are merely the preface to an even greater story, creating the California of tomorrow. Becoming California shows how nature and civilization are now partnering toward a sustainable future.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Animal Planet PRODUCER: David Johnson DIRECTOR: David Johnson NARRATOR: Rob Brydon OTHER: Roger Webb - Series Editor

COMPANY: The American Mercury PRODUCER: Kit Tyler DIRECTOR: Executive Directors: Kit Tyler, Jim Baxter, Jeffrey White ART DIRECTOR: Richard Tsai CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kit Tyler SOUND EDITORS: Kit Tyler WRITER: Kit Tyler, Richard York NARRATOR: Jane Fonda OTHER: Music Composer: Pat Metheny

+44 117-974-211

(916) 457-3065

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

kit@amercury.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04c9rt1

www.calegacy.org

BECOMING GIANTS

BEING WITH JANE GOODALL 15-0053

15-0054

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Short Short

Dunedin

Boston, MA

New Zealand

USA

October 2014

October 2014

25 minutes

2 minutes

Along the coasts of New Zealand’s South Island exists giant kelp - the ocean’s largest plant. Vast forests of these giants go unseen by many, but for Matt and Tiff - two graduate students aiming to become the next generation of marine scientists - diving in the kelp is just another day in the office. To reach their goal they must discover how this giant seaweed survives, but in their quest to uncover the kelp’s strategies, their own survival will be tested.

When the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall first gave names to the chimps that she studied, she was fiercely criticized. When we sat down with Dr. Goodall, she responded to her critics and stressed the importance of practicing science with humanity.

COMPANY: Centre for Science Communication DIRECTOR: Kyle Swann EDITOR: Kyle Swann CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kyle Swann MUSIC: Abby Knudson Hollebon WRITER: Kyle Swann NARRATOR: Karen Elliot OTHER: Jacob Barrow, Animator

COMPANY: NOVA, Seftel Productions PRODUCER: Tom Miller DIRECTOR: Joshua Seftel ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Anna Bick EDITOR: Jacob Steingroot CINEMATOGRAPHER: Daniel Carter

+64 211-908-908

(617) 300-4230

kylemswann8@gmail.com

Kristine_allington@wgbh.org http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/secretlife/blogposts/being-with-jane-goodall/

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BEKKEN

BENEATH PARADISE 15-0055

15-0056

Short Program

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Oslo

Savannah, GA

Norway

USA

April 2014

May 2015

10 minutes

12 minutes

The stream at the historic farm of Havraa connects the mountains to the yard, and the yard to the fjord. If the stream could talk, he would have spoken about the hard struggle of everyday life, about joyful days in beautiful sunshine, and about love so strong that it survives thousands of rainy days.

The island of Culebra, located off the coast of Puerto Rico, has one of the richest ecosystems in the Caribbean. Abundant mangroves, coral reefs and world renowned beaches, like Flamenco Beach, attract tourists from all over. Today, active munitions pose a threat to people, wildlife, and the environment. Activists, fishermen, professors, and military personnel aim to prevent further irreparable damage to Culebra’s coral reefs. COMPANY: Natural Compass Productions, PRODUCER: Darlien Morales, Savannah Patterson, Kevin McCarey, Executive Producer: Nelson Morales, Amanda Fuentes, Associate Producers: Ismarie Pérez DIRECTOR: Darlien Morales EDITOR: Nick Ferla, Asst. Editor: Grey Clawson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Potter, Manuel Lavalle, Antonio Negrón, Additional Camera. Darlien Morales, Additional Camera SOUND RECORDISTS: Amanda Fuentes, Location Sound SOUND MIXERS: Melissa Terry MUSIC: Composer: David Murillo R., Additional Music: billibobob EFFECTS: Ethan Helm, T.J. Jackson WRITER: Savannah Patterson, Darlien Morales OTHER: Color Correction: Jeanine Hubbard, Motion Design: Sam Jones, Lee Jasmin, Graphic Design: Tayler Aitken, Illustration: Cleonique Hilsaca, Transcripts: Savannah Patterson, Darlien Morales, Shannon Pulido, Arline Román Amador, Joshua Beaton, Bella Intriago, Amanda Fuentes, Archival Footage: Diego de la Texera, Espíritu de Culebra, Daniel Olivio, Special Thanks: Nelson Morales, Kevin Mccarey, Michael Chaney, Jonathan Alvord, Druso Jr. And Michelle Daubon, Harbor Villas, Tito Kayak and Riki Watusi, University Of Puerto Rico Marine Sciences, CORALations, Fundación De Culebra, Benjamín Pérez, Lourdes Feliciano, Featuring (In Order of Appearance), Druso Daubon, Flores De Soto, Dr. Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado, Mary Ann Lucking Shot on Location Culebra, Puerto Rico, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

COMPANY: Pandora Film AS PRODUCER: Morten Offerdal DIRECTOR: Ida Kleppe CINEMATOGRAPHER: Vegard Dale Bergheim SOUND EDITORS: Tor Børre Gaasland WRITER: Ida Kleppe NARRATOR: Rosemary Lund, Fraser Keddie, Christopher Birks

(472) 247-4500

(856) 425-8444

amb@nfi.no

beneathparadisefilm@gmail.com

http://www.nfi.no/english/norwegianfilms/search/Film?key=131789

BIG BLUE TOWN

BIGFOOT FILES - USA

BIGFOOT FILES 15-0059

15-0060

Short Short

Science and Nature

Malibu, CA

Bristol

USA

UK

February 2014

October 2013

3 minutes

51 minutes

“Big Blue Town” depicts an on-screen romance between a mermaid and a shark cowboy. Stephanie Quayle, a dynamic country singer/songwriter, wrote and recorded “Big Blue Town” after learning about the problem of unsustainable shark fishing. The music video was produced and directed by Georgienne Bradley and edited by Emmy and Eddie Award winner Kelly Coskran (“Deadliest Catch,” “Shark Tank,” “The Amazing Race”); and co-produced by two-time Emmy winner Thom Beers (“Deadliest Catch,” “Ax Men,” “Monster Garage”). The video, features vibrant high definition underwater footage and sends the message that sharks are essential to healthy, balanced ocean ecosystems.

‘Yeti’, ‘bigfoot’, ‘sasquatch’, ‘almasty’ - just some of the names for mysterious creatures across the globe that have fascinated cryptozoologists and confounded scientists for decades. Are they an ancient hominid? Are they giant apes or some other species? Or are they simply hoaxes? It’s a controversial subject, beset with scandals that have destroyed the careers of respected scientists. Finally, a leading British geneticist believes he has the tools to answer the debate. Bryan Sykes, Oxford professor of human genetics, alongside presenter Mark Evans, embarks on a global quest to answer scientifically, once and for all, the mystery of ‘bigfoot’.

COMPANY: Sea Save Foundation, Bradley Ireland Productions PRODUCER: Georgienne Bradley DIRECTOR: Georgienne Bradley DESIGNER: Sooki Rafael CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jay Ireland SOUND RECORDISTS: Jim Roach Music SOUND EDITORS: Jim Roach Music SOUND MIXERS: Jim Roach Music OTHER: Singer Stephanie Quayle, Songwriter Stephanie Quayle, Editor: Kelly Coskran

COMPANY: Icon Films, Channel 4 PRODUCER: Steven Clarke DIRECTOR: Steven Clarke CINEMATOGRAPHER: Brendan McGinty, Additional Photography: Lorne Kramer OTHER: Executive Producers: Harry Marshall, Laura Marshall, Presenter: Mark Evans, Editor: Sam Rogers

(310) 458-0700

+44 (0) 117 910 2030

Georgienne@seasave.org

Laura.Marshall@iconfilms.co.uk

www.SeaSave.org

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BIGGEST AND BADDEST

BIRDS FOR PEACE

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS, TREE LIONS, MAN-EATING CROCS 15-0061

15-0062

Limited Series - Long Form

People and Nature Short Program Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

West Vancouver

London

Canada

UK

October 2014

September 2014

45 minutes x 3

11 minutes

The Biggest and Baddest series is about human-animal conflict. Biologist Niall McCann tracks down stories of large formidable animals worldwide, who seem dangerous and fearsome to many people, but are in fact themselves now facing difficulties wherever human settlement encroaches in their territory. The mountain gorillas, tree lions and man-eating crocs episodes were all filmed in Uganda - and feature true life, amazing stories of conflict and, in many cases, conservation solutions for a better world.

With no care for borders, birds are breaking down boundaries, providing hope and peace for the Middle East and its people. Twice a year, the birds migrate through a scarred land ravaged by conflict. Soaring through the sky, they ignore man-made boundaries and bring people from differing cultures together. People from warring nations join to watch the birds, forgetting hate and animosity and instead share one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders together. Can this great migration provide a ray of hope in lands that have, for decades, been in conflict and provide the long lost answer for peace?

COMPANY: Gryphon Productions/Wild Planet PRODUCER: Sheera von Puttkamer, Peter von Puttkamer DIRECTOR: Peter von Puttkamer EDITOR: Peter von Puttkamer, Donald Paonessa, Leland Miller CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Todd Southgate, Second Camera: Tim Small SOUND RECORDISTS: Jon Ritchie MUSIC: Michael Richard Plowman WRITER: Peter von Puttkamer NARRATOR: Niall McCann OTHER: Host- Niall McCann

COMPANY: Nicole Dangoor, University of the West of England (UWE) PRODUCER: Nicole Dangoor, Susan McMillan DIRECTOR: Nicole Dangoor CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nicole Dangoor SOUND RECORDISTS: Nicole Dangoor SOUND EDITORS: Nicole Dangoor SOUND MIXERS: Nicole Dangoor, Rebecca Moroz EFFECTS: Nicole Dangoor WRITER: Nicole Dangoor, Peter Venn NARRATOR: Peter Venn OTHER: Music: Rebecca Moroz

(604) 921-7627

+44 784-118-785

gryphonfilms@mac.com

dangoor.nicole@gmail.com

www.niallmccannbiggestandbaddest.com

http://youtu.be/BfdchV2zqfE

BIRTHPLACE OF THE GIANTS

BLACK MAMBA KISS OF DEATH

15-0063

15-0064

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Conservation Hero

Animal Behavior Writing

Perth

15

La Lucia Ridge

Australia

South Africa

March 2015

September 2013

58 minutes

46 minutes

Birthplace Of The Giants is an epic scientific expedition to the remote humpback whale breeding grounds in the Kimberley of Western Australia. Using the latest quadcopters and night vision technology we capture never before seen footage and give the audience an impassioned insight into the secret life of the enigmatic humpback whale. Witness the incredible attempt to film a female giving birth. See a young calf fight for its life and marvel at incredible footage of males attempting to mate with a female in a landmark film that exposes the incredible world of the Birthplace Of The Giants.

It’s ‘silly season’ in Mamba Valley. Like zombies from their graves, the heat draws black mambas from the shadows. One snake has a special mission - to deliver a new generation of silver killers. She’s the deadliest snake on the planet, but can she outwit her greatest enemy and unleash her deadly spawn on the valley?

COMPANY: Sea Dog TV International Pty Ltd, PRODUCER: Jodie & Leighton De Barros DIRECTOR: Leighton De Barros, Jonathan Rowdon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Leighton De Barros SOUND RECORDISTS: Ash Charlton SOUND EDITORS: Glenn Martin SOUND MIXERS: Ric Curtin WRITER: Leighton De Barros, Jonathan Rowdon NARRATOR: William McInnes

COMPANY: Earth Touch, Smithsonian Networks PRODUCER: Kira Ivanoff DIRECTOR: Graeme Duane CINEMATOGRAPHER: Boris Von Schoenebeck, Lee Jackson SOUND RECORDISTS: Sakhile Radebe SOUND EDITORS: Dave Birch, Tristan Horton SOUND MIXERS: Dave Birch WRITER: Kira Ivanoff NARRATOR: Daryl Hannah OTHER: Editor: Ruaan Botha, Assistant Producer: Julie King, Post Production Services: Igloo Post, Online Editor: Brian Ainsworth

+61 892-465-083

+27 315-820-800

leighton@seadogtvinternational.com

lcox@earthtouchsa.com

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BLOOD LIONS

BLUE 15-0065

15-0066

Conservation

Visualization Original Music Score Short Short

Kloof

Nieuw-Vossemeer

South Africa

The Netherlands

April 2015

May 2015

84 minutes

4 minutes

Blood Lions is a feature documentary, following South African conservationist, Ian Michler and American hunter Rick Swazey, on their journey to the heart of darkness lying within the captive lion-breeding/’canned’ lion-hunting industry. The story blows the lid off claims made by these operators to justify what they do in the name of conservation and research. These lions are fast-bred and inbred, mostly in appalling conditions with few welfare protocols - simply for the bullet! Tourists, young volunteers and hunters alike are being duped. A compelling call to action - a strident plea to get the world to see and understand the severity of the situation.

This short film shows the catch of a kingfisher in a truly magnificent way. In super slowmotion it gives an artistic insight in it’s remarkable skill. All moments of the event are captured, both above and under water. Unique footage in combination with a beautiful original music score make this short a true piece of art.

COMPANY: Regulus Vision, Wildlands PRODUCER: Pippa Hankinson, Jeremy Nathan DIRECTOR: Bruce Young Nick Chevallier CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nick Chevallier SOUND RECORDISTS: Jim Petrak SOUND EDITORS: Jim Petrak SOUND MIXERS: Jim Petrak EFFECTS: Jim Petrak WRITER: Bruce Young

COMPANY: Ispida Wildlife Productions PRODUCER: Cees van Kempen DIRECTOR: Cees van Kempen CINEMATOGRAPHER: Cees van Kempen OTHER: Music: Big Orange

+27 834-638-004

+31 646-280-964

hancobb@iafrica.com

info@iwp-wildlife.com

www.bloodlions.org

BLUEBIRD MAN

BORNEO, EPISODE 5

LIFE FORCE 2 15-0067

15-0217

Conservation Hero

Animal Behavior

Boise, ID

Tokyo

USA

Japan

April 2014

February 2015

28 minutes

48 minutes

Bluebird Man is the story of 93-year-old Al Larson, a self-taught conservation hero who has committed the last 35 years of his life to saving Idaho’s bluebirds. Breathtaking scenery, intimate conversations and stunning footage of all three species of bluebird create a powerful film that will inspire our next generation of citizen scientists.

Borneo is one of the great biodiverse eco-systems on Earth. Here, the tallest rainforests on Earth have thrived almost untouched for over a hundred million years, harboring an extraordinary group of creatures, including 30 species of gliding animals that have evolved to live in these forests. The lush tropical jungle also shelters the strangest giant ape on Earth, one of the rarest cats, the oddest looking monkey found nowhere else, and pygmy versions of the rhino, elephant and bear.

COMPANY: Wild Lens: Inc. PRODUCER: Matthew Podolsky, Neil Paprocki DIRECTOR: Neil Paprocki, Matthew Podolsky CINEMATOGRAPHER: Matthew Podolsky, Neil Paprocki SOUND RECORDISTS: Matthew Podolsky, Neil Paprocki SOUND EDITORS: Emily Bender SOUND MIXERS: Emily Bender WRITER: Emily Bender

COMPANY: Produced by NHK, NHNZ and CCTV9, In association with Science Channel, Discovery Int’l, ARTE and SVT PRODUCER: Satoshi Okabe DIRECTOR: Satoshi Okabe CINEMATOGRAPHER: Daisuke Hongo SOUND RECORDISTS: Hiroyuki Kozako,Yasuhito Shimamura,Hiroki Tonda NARRATOR: Jeff Wilburn

(208) 297-6536

+81 354-554-339

matthew@wildlensinc.org

kamiya.s-dc@nhk.or.jp

bluebirdman.com

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BRAZIL - A NATURAL HISTORY

BRILLIANT DARKNESS: HOTARU IN THE NIGHT

EP. 1: FRAGILE FOREST, EP. 2: WILD HEAR EP. 4: PARADISE COAST 15-0068

15-0071

Limited Series - Long Form

Short Program

Vienna

New York, NY

Austria

USA

May 2014

January 2015

50 minutes x 3

12 minutes

Brazil is a land of gigantic proportions. It’s energetic, flamboyant and fun, but also overwhelmingly beautiful. Within its mountains, seas, rainforests, deserts and millions of miles of rivers, are many of our planet’s last wild frontiers. Its diversity of life and landscape is second to none. This Terra Mater Factual Studios and Light & Shadow production which was co-produced by National Geographic Channel introduces the real Brazil, a vast country, an el dorado of wildlife, extreme habitats and stunning landscapes. In each episode, the viewer will be taken on a journey to fabulous landscapes and will meet carefully selected, charismatic and little-known animal species. The series investigates their fight for survival and their amazing adaptations to the world they inhabit. It will show behavior that will surprise even avid nature lovers.

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios & Light & Shadow Production in co-production with National Geographic Channel PRODUCER: Paul Reddish WRITER: Paul Reddish, Christian Baumeister NARRATOR: Christian Rodska OTHER: Editors: Mark Fletcher, Stefan Reiss, Stewart Barlow, Composer: Erwin Kiennast

Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night explores the importance of darkness, and the erosion of it, through the study and preservation of firefly habitats in Japan and the USA. Fireflies are reportedly disappearing, as artificial night lights disrupt their ‘languages of light’. Brilliant Darkness Hotaru in the Night, presented by the Zoological Lighting Institute, features artists and scientists on different continents working to understand firefly flash patterns and live among wildlife in urban settings.

COMPANY: BonSci Films PRODUCER: James Karl Fischer, Misa Kimura DIRECTOR: Emily Driscoll CINEMATOGRAPHER: Fumio Sakuma EFFECTS: Jon Foy WRITER: Emily Driscoll

(431) 870-030

(202) 422-6602

office@terramater.at

emily@bonscifilms.com

http://www.terramater.at/productions/brazil-a-natural-history/

www.BrilliantDarknessMovie.com

BROTHERS IN BLOOD: THE LIONS OF SABI SAND

CALL OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

15-0072

15-0074

Animal Behavior

People and Nature

London

FINALIST

Flat Rock, NC

UK

USA

April 2015

March 2015

120 minutes

77 minutes

Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand is a hair-raising natural history documentary that unravels South Africa’s wildest tale of violence and corruption. Almost human in their complexity, the subjects of Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand reveal a surprising and sophisticated side to the power and politics of lion behavior. The 1x120’ special follows the story of five brothers from the Sparta pride, which has been filmed by professionals and amateurs alike for 16 years. When a newcomer appears in their midst, everything changes and the five brothers become a killing hit squad of six - changing their lives forever. This is the tale of the epic rise and fall of a band of brothers, and a powerful stranger.

Mariner tells the story of an iconic creature, the sea turtle, that has been the centerpiece for thousands of cultures, serving as the heart of creation, as a deity, as a trickster and much more. What better way to tell the story of man’s connection to nature and the ocean than sea turtles, given our long-time fascination with them. The film explores the amazing world of turtles and man through thousands of years and how our futures are entwined.

COMPANY: Aquavision Television Productions PRODUCER: DNI Executive Producer: Liz Brach, DNI Producer: Rob Holloway, Executive Producer for Aquavision: Peter Lamberti, Producer: Dan Huertas DIRECTOR: Dan Huertas EDITOR: DNI Commissioning Editor: Sarah Davies, Rupert Troskie WRITER: Craig Gardner NARRATOR: Luke Allen-Gale

COMPANY: Loggerman Pictures PRODUCER: David Weintraub DIRECTOR: David Weintraub SOUND EDITORS: David Schmidt WRITER: David Weintraub NARRATOR: Ned Ryan Doyle OTHER: Technical Director: Knox Crowell, Music by: Michele Skeele, Carol Duermit, Tom Fisch, Sean Beeson

+44 208-811-404

(828) 692-8062

rob_holloway@discovery.com

greenmentch@hotmail.com http://saveculture.org/call-of-the-ancient-mariner/

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CAPTURING PHOTOGRAPHS OF BATS IN FLIGHT

GORONGOSA FIELD NOTES

CAROUSEL OF LIFE - THE TRADITIONAL ORCHARD

15-0075

15-0076

Short Program

Wildlife Habitat

Durham, NC

Heidelberg

USA

Germany

January 2015

May 2015

5 minutes

52 minutes

Climbing into abandoned wells and creeping around at night isn’t for the faint of heart, but for scientists who study bats, it’s all in a day’s work. In this episode of Gorongosa Field Notes, mammalogist Jen Guyton teams up with renowned wildlife photographer Dr. Piotr Naskrecki to capture photographs of Gorongosa National Park’s bats in flight.

Blossoming trees, meadows splashed with color and juicy fruit - traditional mixed orchards are a little paradise right on the outskirts of our cities and villages. Here, plants, animals and man live in a mutually dependent symbiosis. It is a world of its own, that turns with the rhythm of the seasons. A carousel of life - with no beginning and no end.

COMPANY: E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Gorongosa Restoration Project PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Paula Ehrlich, Producer: Lauren Horner DIRECTOR: Lauren Horner CINEMATOGRAPHER: Lauren Horner SOUND RECORDISTS: Lauren Horner, Jennifer Guyton SOUND EDITORS: Lauren Horner SOUND MIXERS: Alex Barnes, Justin Harrison EFFECTS: Timothy Baker WRITER: Lauren Horner NARRATOR: Steven Rooke OTHER: Editor: Lauren Horner, Composer: Kylie Morris, Stills Photographer: Dr. Piotr Naskrecki

COMPANY: Marco Polo Film AG PRODUCER: Annette Scheurich DIRECTOR: Annette Scheurich, Klaus Scheurich CINEMATOGRAPHER: Klaus Scheurich, Steffen Sailer, Alexandra Sailer, Boas Schwarz EFFECTS: Annabell Huckele WRITER: Annette Scheurich, Mi-Yong Brehm, Moritz Mayerle NARRATOR: Susan Tackenberg OTHER: Editor: Armin Riegel

(919) 613-8722

+49 6221-400 780

pehrlich@eowilsonfoundation.org

office@marco-polo-film.de

http://eowilsonfoundation.org/gorongosa-field-notes

CAT FIGHT

CATALINA ISLAND

ANIMAL FIGHT NIGHT SERIES 3 15-0077

15-0078

Animal Behavior Writing

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

London

18

Los Angeles, CA

UK

USA

May 2015

March 2014

46 minutes

22 minutes

All over the world, animals fight for food, territory and rights to the bloodline. In this high-octane special, we explore the world of cat fights, as lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs fight each other and their own kind to find the feline champ of animal fight night.

The first wildlife documentary ever made about Catalina Island, this film explores man’s unique relationship with the natural world as told through the eyes of its unique and rarely seen species.

COMPANY: Arrow Media, PRODUCER: Thomas Viner, Amy Foster NARRATOR: Eric Myers

PRODUCER: Spencer Creigh, Pasqual Gutierrez, Ariel Fisher DIRECTOR: Spencer Creigh CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Barth SOUND RECORDISTS: Jackie Zhou, Dan Carr SOUND EDITORS: Neil Koperek SOUND MIXERS: Neil Koperek WRITER: Spencer Creigh NARRATOR: Beau Bridges OTHER: Editor: Max Miller, Additional Cinematography: Jacob Taylor, Bobby Moser, Tyler Gurd, Original Score by: Trevor Doherty, Colorist: Trevor Durtschi

+44 020-748-630

(310) 283-0727

tom.brisley@arrowmedia.co

Sfcreigh@gmail.com

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN II

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN II

WOLF, PRONGHORN/BISON, RIVER OTTER 15-0079

15-0080

Children’s

Limited Series - Short Form

January 1970

April 2015

15 minutes

15 minutes x 3

Catch Me If You Can II is a children’s program designed to show that the antics of young animals often manifest themeslves in adult behaviors. These behaviors include courting, predation and/or avoidance of being preyed on. There are six stand alone segments. Eleven animal species are included all filmed in their natural habitat. A catchy song and appropriate narration will delight viewers of all ages.

Catch Me If You Can II is a children’s program designed to show that the antics of young animals often manifest themeslves in adult behaviors. These behaviors include courting, predation and/or avoidance of being preyed on. There are six stand alone segments. Eleven animal species are included all filmed in their natural habitat. A catchy song and appropriate narration will delight viewers of all ages.

COMPANY: Trailwood/Landis Films, PRODUCER: Dale Johnson, Bob Landis DIRECTOR: Bob Landis CINEMATOGRAPHER: Bob Landis SOUND EDITORS: Dale Johnson EFFECTS: Dale Johnson WRITER: Susan Ring NARRATOR: Susan Ring OTHER: Music: Susan Ring

COMPANY: Trailwood/Landis Films PRODUCER: Dale Johnson, Bob Landis DIRECTOR: Bob Landis CINEMATOGRAPHER: Bob Landis SOUND EDITORS: Dale Johnson MUSIC: Susan Ring EFFECTS: Dale Johnson WRITER: Susan Ring NARRATOR: Susan Ring

landiswf@wispwest.net

landiswf@wispwest.net

trailwoodfilms.com

trailwoodfilms.com

CENTRAL AMERICAN COAST

CHASING RHINOS

NAOMI’S NIGHTMARES OF NATURE SERIES 2

15-0081

15-0082

Children’s

Conservation Hosted or Presenter-led

Bristol

FINALIST

Los Angeles, CA

UK

USA

June 2014

September 2013

28 minutes

44 minutes

Naomi Wilkinson is terrified of sharks, spiders, crocodiles and things that go bump in the night. But she’s out to show children that everyone has things they are scared of and that the best thing to do is face the fear and have a go. Naomi usually discovers nothing is a scary as she first thought! The series features a wide range of sequences from thrilling adventure to emotional animal encounters. It has been well received by children who are entertained, challenged and ultimately inspired to go out and face their own worst nightmares.

Join entertainment reporter Billy Bush in an awe-inspiring adventure to fight illegal poaching of greater one-horned rhinos. He’ll accompany poaching patrols; fly an unmanned aerial drone; and participate in a race against time effort to catch, collar and release a wild adult rhino. These rhinos are being hunted to extinction. Just over 500 survive in Nepal and their numbers are on the decline due to poachers who are willing to profit at the rhinos’ expense. The World Wildlife Fund, the Chitwan National Park Rangers and the Nepali government have joined forces to combat illegal poaching and protect greater one-horned rhinos from extinction.

COMPANY: CBBC PRODUCER: Adam Oldroyd DIRECTOR: Adam Oldroyd NARRATOR: Presenter: Naomi Wilkinson OTHER: Series Producer: Alex Griffiths, Executive Producer: Jonny Keeling

COMPANY: Market Road Films for National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: EP’s: Billy Bush, Howard Owens, Producer: Tony Gerber DIRECTOR: Tony Gerber EDITOR: Gavin Coleman WRITER: Tony Gerber OTHER: Host: Billy Bush

+44 117-974-211

(860) 324-3071

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

kristin@awardsinsider.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/naomis-nightmares-of-nature

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CHINA - ROOF OF THE WORLD

CHRISTMAS WINTER WONDERLAND

LIFE FORCE 2

15-0083

15-0084

Science and Nature

Children’s

Dunedin

Heidelberg

New Zealand

Germany

June 2014

April 2015

48 minutes

52 minutes

A titanic collision between India and Asia created the tallest mountain range on Earth and forced up the vast Tibetan plateau, often described as ‘The Roof of the World.’ Only creatures that could adapt to hostile alpine conditions survived in the highest ecosystems on Earth. Mutation and evolution combined to create a cast of rugged mountaineers with unique anatomy and behavior that enables them to thrive at very limits of life on our planet.

Winter casts a very special, magical spell. It’s a time for traditions and customs: snowmen come to life and Santas wander through brightly lit Christmas markets. But indigenous animal life pays no heed to this human idyll. For them, winter is a time of austerity. Squirrels, boars and lynx all have their own strategy for surviving the winter. But despite an amazing ability to adapt, the fight for survival is hard. The film takes us on a journey through Christmas Winter Wonderland” revealing both its beauty and the fascinating strategies of the animals to survive the cold season.”

COMPANY: Produced by NHNZ, NHK and CCTV9 in association with Science Chanel, Arte and SVT. PRODUCER: Lorne Townend CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mike Single SOUND MIXERS: Alan Gerrie, Errol Samuelson EFFECTS: Sauce FX Studios WRITER: Quinn Berentson NARRATOR: Jeff Wilburn OTHER: Editor: Karen Jackson

COMPANY: Marco Polo Film AG PRODUCER: Annette Scheurich DIRECTOR: Annette Scheurich Klaus Scheurich CINEMATOGRAPHER: Klaus Scheurich, Steffen Sailer, Alexandra Sailer, Boas Schwarz SOUND RECORDISTS: Agneta Heumann WRITER: Mi-Yong Brehm, Annette Scheurich NARRATOR: Susan Tackenberg OTHER: Editor: Andreas Tiletzek

(643) 479-9799

+49 6221-400 780

info@nhnz.tv

office@marco-polo-film.de

COAST OF GIANTS, EPISODE 3

COLMILLOS Y RELINCHOS EN EL ALTIPLANO

WILD SRI LANKA

MÉXICO EN LA EDAD DE HIELO/MEXICO DURING THE ICE AGE

15-0491

15-0085

Wildlife Habitat

Science and Nature

Vienna

Mexico City

Austria

Mexico

January 2015

January 1970

50 minutes

24 minutes

The seas around Sri Lanka boast an incredible diversity of habitats, all of them full of life. Sri Lanka’s seas tell us much about how the island came to be - the vast, slow forces that underpin the extraordinary diversity of the island we see today. They also tell the story of Sri Lanka’s complex climate and the ancient roots of many of the species that inhabit the island today.

Documental TV series that allows us to know the pre-Columbian animals that lived in Mexico during the Ice Age and their main characteristics, as well as the habitats they live in. Animal species such as mammoths, mastodons, bisons, and saber-toothed cats, among many other species.

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios and Mike Birkhead Associates Ltd. production in co-production with National Geographic Channel PRODUCER: Mike Birkhead DIRECTOR: Joe Loncraine SOUND EDITORS: Janis Balodis NARRATOR: Paul McGann OTHER: Editor: Matt Meech, Music: Nicholas Hooper, Script: Joe Loncraine

COMPANY: XE IPN Canal Once, M31 Medios S de RL de CV PRODUCER: Fabricio Feduchy DIRECTOR: Fabricio Feduchy

(431) 870-030

+01 525-553-561

office@terramater.at

tluna@canalonce.ipn.mx

http://www.terramater.at/productions/wild-sri-lanka/

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CONGO

CONNECTING THE TRACKS

EP. 1: DEEP AND DANGEROUS, EP. 2: APES AND ALIENS

THE LAST OF THE NORTHERN JAGUARS

15-0086

15-0087

Limited Series - Long Form

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Hamburg

San Francisco, CA

Germany

USA

May 2014

May 2015

48 minutes x 2

12 minutes

The Congo: more powerful and dangerous than any other river, yet a sanctuary and home for some of the most wonderful creatures on our Earth. Congo follows the second largest river on Earth from its source in Zambia on its journey through marshland areas and rainforests. The Congo’s journey stretches over a distance of 5000 kilometres, starting as a small stream and developing into a raging river that engulfs everything in its path. Biologists consider it to be the cradle of evolution: an experimental location for the emergence of new species!

The life story of the Sierra Madre’s jaguar, Corazon and how her isolated population is linked to sparse jaguars in the southwest USA.

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm, Blue Planet Film, NDR, ARTE, ORF, WDR and National Geographic Wild PRODUCER: Executive Producer Doclights GmbH: Susanne Lummer, Executive Producer NatGeo Wild: Ashley Hoppin, Blue Planet Film: Heike Grebe DIRECTOR: Thomas Behrend CINEMATOGRAPHER: Thomas Behrend, Christina Karliczek SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm WRITER: Thomas Behrend, English Script: Steven Zorn NARRATOR: Corey Johnson OTHER: Editor: Mirko Tribanek, Music: Oliver Heuss

PRODUCER: Christopher Barnes DIRECTOR: Christopher Barnes DESIGNER: Christopher Barnes ART DIRECTOR: Christopher Barnes CINEMATOGRAPHER: Christopher Barnes SOUND RECORDISTS: Christopher Barnes SOUND EDITORS: Nate Palermo SOUND MIXERS: Nate Palermo EFFECTS: Will Sokoloski WRITER: Christopher Barnes NARRATOR: Craig Miller, Raul Valdez, Steve Spangle, Melanie Culver, Michael Robinson, Sergio Avila, Jessica Moreno, Diana Hadley OTHER: Editors: Nanxi Lui, Nick Hamadyk, Music Daniel Montgomery, Chris Riley, Christopher Barnes, Color Correction: Paul Cope, Steven Gordon, Yaw Akuamoah-Boateng

+49 40 66885140

(484) 639-7837

a.sierk@doclights.de

biogeographer@mac.com

www.doclights.de

CORAL BLEACHING

CRAZY MONSTER FROGS 15-0088

15-0089

Visualization

Visualization Writing

Chevy Chase, MD

21

La Lucia

USA

South Africa

November 2014

August 2014

4 minutes

46 minutes

This animation vividly explains why corals loose their vibrant color. Corals get their energy in part from microscopic symbiotic algae that live inside their cells. These algae, called zooxanthellae, produce sugar and other nutrients through photosynthesis. When ocean temperatures rise beyond a certain threshold, the symbiont’s photosynthetic machinery may be damaged and produce harmful reactive oxygen molecules, causing the corals to eject the algae. Without their golden-brown colored symbionts, corals becomes a ghostly white in a process called bleaching and eventually die.

Over the millennia, amphibians dominated the Earth. A select few evolved some extreme and bizarre adaptations to survive. A family of freaks that come in many weird forms, shapes and sizes. Some have lethal toxins to repel snakes, while others defy gravity, return from the dead, and even fly. Hop into this cast of bizarre characters, and get front row seats to nature’s real house of horrors. Welcome to the frog freak show.

COMPANY: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) PRODUCER: Satoshi Amagai, Fabian de Kok-Mercado, Mark Nielsen, Executive Producer: Dennis Liu NARRATOR: Steve Palumbi OTHER: Steve Palumbi, Science Advisor

COMPANY: Earth Touch, Smithsonian Networks PRODUCER: Benjamin G Hewett DIRECTOR: Graeme Duane CINEMATOGRAPHER: Grant Brokensha SOUND RECORDISTS: Sakhile Radebe SOUND EDITORS: Dave Birch, Tristan Horton SOUND MIXERS: Dave Birch WRITER: Benjamin G Hewett NARRATOR: Thomas M Pinto OTHER: Editor: Ruaan Botha, Graphics and Animation: Kong VFX & Post, Vladimir Stankovic, Adriaan Landman, Online Editor: Brian Ainsworth, Post Production Services: Igloo Post

(301) 215-8783

+27 315-820-800

schultzc@hhmi.org

lcox@earthtouchsa.com

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/coral-bleaching

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DARWIN’S DREAM 15-0090

15-0091

Short Program

Short Program Wildlife Habitat

Kaysville, UT

Kaysville, UT

USA

USA

February 2014

April 2015

5 minutes

5 minutes

It seems that people only care about the big things in life. What they don’t realize is that there are whole other worlds that are microscopic that few people pay attention to. Critter Planet takes a look at some of microscopic animals in the ocean, some as small as the size of a grain of rice. Between octopus, shrimp, and seahorses, this short has everything. Including the first ever known natural footage of the extremely rare Kalina Ornata nudibranch.

Charles Darwin changed the way that we view the world. Imagine if he could have seen what lays beneath the surface of the sea. Darwin’s Dream explores the underwater nature of the Galapagos Islands.

COMPANY: Oceanshutter PRODUCER: Dustin Adamson DIRECTOR: Dustin Adamson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dustin Adamson WRITER: Dustin Adamson, Brad Lloyd NARRATOR: Brad Lloyd OTHER: NASA for space timelapse

COMPANY: Oceanshutter PRODUCER: Dustin Adamson DIRECTOR: Dustin Adamson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dustin Adamson NARRATOR: Brad Lloyd

(801) 558-5423

(801) 558-5423

dustinadamson@outlook.com

dustinadamson@outlook.com

www.oceanshutter.com

www.oceanshutter.com

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S CONQUEST OF THE SKIES

TRIUMPH

15-0092

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ALIVE 3D 15-0093

Science and Nature Visualization

Science and Nature Hosted or Presenter-led Immersive Original Music Score

London

UK

December 2014

December 2013

50 minutes

22

London

UK FINALIST

64 minutes

In Conquest of the Skies David Attenborough travels through time to unravel the astonishing 300-million-year story of how flying animals first appeared and then evolved into the huge variety of aeronauts that fill our skies today. Only now, with today’s CGI, the very latest high resolution filming techniques and cutting edge scientific analysis can he reveal the hidden mechanics behind their gravity defying skills. Pushing the boundaries of 4K 3D film making to explore the power of flight, this is the story of nature’s greatest aeronauts and the intricate biological engineering that has allowed them to conquer the skies.

Natural History Museum Alive is a BAFTA winning documentary. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, David Attenborough brings the incredible pantheon of the Natural History Museum’s long-extinct creatures to life. Using a groundbreaking collaboration of cutting edge science and astounding CGI, David takes us on a magical 3D journey through the museum to see the exhibits as they looked when they roamed the planet, allowing him new insights into how these creatures lived and behaved.

COMPANY: Colossus Productions, Sky and Atlantic Productions PRODUCER: Anthony Geffen DIRECTOR: David Lee CINEMATOGRAPHER: Paul Williams, Simon De Glanville SOUND RECORDISTS: Giancarlo Dellapina, Freddie Claire SOUND EDITORS: Richard Addis, John Rogerson SOUND MIXERS: Graham Kirkham EFFECTS: Miquel Caamano Rivero, George Dutton, Chris Young WRITER: David Attenborough NARRATOR: David Attenborough

COMPANY: Colossus Productions, Sky and Atlantic Productions PRODUCER: Anthony Geffen, Supervising Producer: Mike Davis DIRECTOR: Daniel M Smith DESIGNER: Jamie Andrews, Jason Cole ART DIRECTOR: Alexandra Collins CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tim Cragg, Chris Parks SOUND RECORDISTS: Freddie Claire, Giancarlo Dellapina SOUND EDITORS: Richard Addis, John Rogerson SOUND MIXERS: Graham Kirkham EFFECTS: James Prosser, Matthew Baker-Jones and Miguel Caamaño Rivero WRITER: David Attenborough NARRATOR: David Attenborough

+44 020-873-593

+44 020-873-59321

richardh@atlanticproductions.co.uk

emiliah@atlanticproductions.co.uk

http://www.atlanticproductions.tv

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DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ALIVE 3D APP

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S RISE OF ANIMALS

FROM THE SEAS TO THE SKIES

15-0094

15-0095

Interactive

Science and Nature

London

FINALIST

London

UK

UK

December 2013

July 2013

64 minutes

50 minutes

The NHM Alive App is a unique and exciting interactive journey, bringing the user face to face with the museum’s extinct specimens. By day the user can delve into the history and science of these fascinating creatures up close. In night mode, via CCTV surveillance the museum truly comes to life. Utilizing cinematic, photo-real CGI creatures from animation studio zoo, you can search for creatures in the darkness with a tactile torchlight device. As you illuminate them, David provides a specially written audio guide to tell the stories of these creatures.

David Attenborough uses new fossil evidence to unlock nature’s most extraordinary story - the incredible ascent of the animal group that now dominates our planet - the vertebrates. The origins of the vertebrates lie in primitive fish that once swam in ancient seas but remarkable advances allowed them to make the radical move onto land, and then take to the skies with the advent of flight. Brand new discoveries of fossils - ancient and living - combined with stunning CGI and cinematography enable David to chart their unexpected journey out of the water to populate all corners of the globe.

COMPANY: Colossus Productions, Sky and Atlantic Productions PRODUCER: Anthony Geffen, Supervising Producer: Mike DavisDIRECTOR: Daniel M Smith DESIGNER: Jamie Andrews and Jason Cole ART DIRECTOR: Alexandra Collins CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tim Cragg and Chris Parks SOUND RECORDISTS: Freddie Claire and Giancarlo Dellapina SOUND EDITORS: Richard Addis and John Rogerson SOUND MIXERS: Graham Kirkham EFFECTS: James Prosser, Matthew Baker-Jones and Miguel Caamaño Rivero WRITER: David Attenborough NARRATOR: David Attenborough

COMPANY: Atlantic Productions, Smithsonian, Australian Broadcasting Corporation PRODUCER: Anthony Geffen DIRECTOR: David Lee CINEMATOGRAPHER: Pete Allibone, Pete Hayns SOUND RECORDISTS: Cloud Wang, Percy Urgena, Tome Mayhew SOUND MIXERS: Matt Skilton EFFECTS: James Prosser, Matthew Baker-Jones WRITER: David Attenborough NARRATOR: David Attenborough

+44 020-873-59321

+44 020-873-59321

emiliah@atlanticproductions.co.uk

emiliah@atlanticproductions.co.uk

http://www.atlanticproductions.tv

http://www.atlanticproductions.tv

DAYS OF DANGER, EPISODE 2

DEEP AND DANGEROUS, EPISODE 1

PRIDE

CONGO

15-0096

15-0097

Animal Behavior Sound Original Music Score Writing

Wildlife Habitat Sound Visualization Original Music Score Writing

Hamburg

Germany

November 2014

May 2014

49 minutes

23

Hamburg

Germany

FINALIST

48 minutes

Lions, the rulers of the savannah, are seen as being unbeatable as a pride. But even they have to fight every day for their lives. The pride located at the Ronkai River in the south of Kenya was able to ensure the safety of the majority of their offspring during the first dangerous months. But now, lean times face the animals: the huge wildebeest herds, which, until now have supplied the young families with ample food, are now migrating south to the Serengeti. They leave a barren land behind them with very few potential food sources.

The Congo: the second largest river on Earth! The Congo rises as a brook in the north of Zambia, which provides a stage for one of the world’s largest migrations of mammals. On its journey into the west, the river constantly increases in both size and power, just like its inhabitants, for example the mysterious shoebill, one of the largest birds on Earth, which lurks in the dense papyrus of the Bangweulu Wetlands. Meter-long pythons hunt down their prey in the trees while powerful hippopotamus bulls battle it out for control of the water.

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm, NDR, ARTE PRODUCER: Tom Synnatzschke, Executive Producer DIRECTOR: Reinhard Radke CINEMATOGRAPHER: Reinhard Radke SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm WRITER: Reinhard Radke NARRATOR: Colin Solman OTHER: Editor: Klaus Müller, Music: Martin Lingnau, Ingmar Süberkrüb

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm; Blue Planet Film, NDR, ARTE, ORF, WDR, National Geographic Wild PRODUCER: Executive Producer Doclights / NDR Naturfilm: Susanne Lummer, Executive Producer NatGeo Wild: Ashley Hoppin, Producer Blue Planet Film: Heike Grebe DIRECTOR: Thomas Behrend CINEMATOGRAPHER: Thomas Behrend, Christina Karliczek SOUND EDITORS: Sven-Michael Bluhm SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm WRITER: Thomas Behrend NARRATOR: Corey Johnson OTHER: Editor: Mirko Tribanek, Music: Oliver Heuss

+49 40 66885140

+49 40 66885140

naturfilm@doclights.de

naturfilm@doclights.de

www.doclights.de

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DEEP LOOK PYGMY SEAHORSES, NEWT SEX, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PUT A HUMMINGBIRD IN A WIND TUNNEL?

DESERT OF THE RED KANGAROO, EPISODE 1

WILD AUSTRALIA

15-0098

15-0466

Limited Series - Short Form

Wildlife Habitat Editing Original Music Score Animal Behavior

San Francisco, CA

FINALIST

Hamburg

USA

Germany

March 2015

May 2014

3 minutes x 3

48 minutes

See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios.

Their kingdom is the desert: in the heart of Australia lives the largest marsupial on Earth, the red kangaroo. Loaded with muscle, the ‘red giants’ hop through the Outback on their strong rear legs - in fact an extremely energy-saving method of moving in the desert. Just as energy efficient are the honeypot ants: these ants are gorged with nectar by their fellow worker ants, before hanging down from the ceiling of the anthill to act as supply honeypots to be tapped during dry spells. Even budgerigars are experts of adaption to desert life: the bright green mini-parrots gather in giant flocks at the few watering holes, where birds of prey lie in wait - and a life-or-death struggle ensues.

COMPANY: KQED, PBS Digital Studios PRODUCER: Hummingbirds, Producer - Sheraz Sadiq -Pygmy Seahorses, Producer - Josh Cassidy - Newts, Producer - Gabriela Quiros EDITOR: Kia Simon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Josh Cassidy MUSIC: Seth Samuel WRITER: Amy Standen NARRATOR: Amy Standen OTHER: Craig Rosa, Series Producer, Josh Cassidy, Lead Producer, Paul Rogers, Managing Editor

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm; Grospitz & Westphalen Filmproduktion, NDR, ARTE, TERRA MATER, WILD FURY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WILD PRODUCER: Susanne Lummer, Executive Producer DIRECTOR: Thoralf Grospitz, Jens Westphalen CINEMATOGRAPHER: Thoralf Grospitz, Jens Westphalen SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm WRITER: Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen, English Script: Steven Zorn NARRATOR: Bray Poor OTHER: Editor: Mario Schöppler, Music: Klaus Hillebrecht

(415) 553-2835

+49 40 66885140

seris@kqed.org

naturfilm@doclights.de

http://ww2.kqed.org/science/series/deep-look/

www.doclights.de

DESTINATION: PLUTO

EP 2: PLUTO OR BUST, EP 3: THE MAP MAKER’S DREAM, EP 5: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD

DISCOVERING ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

EP. 29: FAMILY SECRETS, EP. 1: A FORTUNATE FORGETFULNESS, EP. 26: DANCE WITH ME

15-0227

15-0099

Limited Series - Short Form

Limited Series - Short Form

Silver Spring, MD

Córdoba

USA

Spain

May 2015

October 2014

8 minutes x 3

6 minutes

In July 2015, a piano-sized spacecraft will pass very close to the most distant planet in the solar system, and for the first time ever we will see Pluto’s surface. NASA’s New Horizons mission has been en route since launch in 2006. Traveling at a million miles a day, some astronomers speculate that the space probe is headed into a perilous debris field around the dwarf planet Pluto. In this shortform series, CuriosityStream.com has produced extensive monthly coverage through the July fly-by and will reveal the first pictures of Pluto, the last of the classic planets to be explored.

This series aims to contribute to the divulgation of scientific findings carried out by ethologists recognized. Knowing the nature is the best tool for sensitization and conservation. The format chosen in 5 minutes chapters facilitates broadcast through internet and mobile devices.

COMPANY: Curiosity Studios, SkyWorks Digital PRODUCER: Dana Berry, Jorge Franzini DIRECTOR: Dana Berry EDITOR: Joi Shilling CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kimberly Culotta, Tom Miller SOUND RECORDISTS: Eugene Thompson, Trevor Nordeen MUSIC: Jeremy Brody EFFECTS: Tom Casey, Glen Johnson, Mark Garlick WRITER: Dana Berry NARRATOR: Craig Sechler OTHER: Executive VP Content: Steve Burns, Executive in Charge: Elizabeth Hendricks North

COMPANY: Alberto Redondo Documentales PRODUCER: Alberto José Redondo Villa DIRECTOR: Alberto José Redondo Villa DESIGNER: Alberto José Redondo Villa CINEMATOGRAPHER: Alberto José Redondo Villa SOUND RECORDISTS: Alberto José Redondo Villa SOUND EDITORS: Alberto José Redondo Villa SOUND MIXERS: Alberto José Redondo Villa EFFECTS: Alberto José Redondo Villa WRITER: Alberto José Redondo Villa NARRATOR: Stephen Hughes

(301) 920-5932

+34 699-509-232

Steve.Burns@curiosityproject.com

ajredondo@uco.es

https://curiositystream.com/

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DISNEYNATURE: A CONSERVATION STORY

DISNEYNATURE: BEARS

15-0102

15-0100

Short Program Educational / Institutional

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Sound Visualization Editing

Burbank, CA

FINALIST

Burbank, CA

USA

USA

April 2015

April 2014

8 minutes

78 minutes

Conservation International’s Dr. M. Sanjayan travels to South East Asia to visit the set of Disneynature Monkey Kingdom and explore the conservation issues facing wildlife and habitats across the region. We discover how human populations are increasingly encroaching on natural habitats, and reveal the practical ways that conservationists are protecting forests in order to build a better future where animal and human populations can live side by side.

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s True Life Adventure, Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food, while staying safe from rival male bears and predators. Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses - Alaska!

COMPANY: Disneynature / Hurwitz Creative PRODUCER: Cardon Walker & Alexis Barzin DIRECTOR: Jonas Stolpe CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jonas Stolpe, Gavin Thurston & The “Monkey Kingdom” Camera Team SOUND RECORDISTS: Jeff Wilson SOUND MIXERS: Samuel Aronson MUSIC: Samuel Aronson WRITER: Cardon Walker NARRATOR: Host: Dr. M Sanjayan OTHER: Editors: Gabrielle Fasulo & Nikki Sills, Online Editor: Christine Yoon, Lead Assistant Editor: Ken Schefler.

COMPANY: Disneynature, Silverback Films PRODUCER: Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman DIRECTOR: Director: Alastair Fothergill & Keith Scholey., Co-Director: Adam Chapman. CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sophie Darlington, John Shier, Warwick Sloss, Gavin Thurston, Mark Yates, Matthew Aeberhard, John Aitchison, Mark Smith, Jamie McPherson, Michael Kelem SOUND RECORDISTS: Tim Owens SOUND EDITORS: Kate Hopkins, AMPS, Tim Owens SOUND MIXERS: Andrew Wilson, AMPS, Matthew Gough, AMPS. WRITER: Alastair Fothergill & Adam Chapman, Narration Consultant: Pamela Ribon. NARRATOR: John C. Reilly OTHER: Editor: Andy Netley

(818) 560-5207

(818) 560-5207

paul.baribault@disney.com

paul.baribault@disney.com

nature.disney.com

disney.com/bears

DISNEYNATURE: MONKEY KINGDOM

DIVE DEEPER

THE WATER BROTHERS

15-0101

15-0103

Animal Behavior Children’s Writing Original Music Score Editing

Interactive

Visualization Sound People and Nature Conservation Wildlife Habitat Theatrical

Burbank, CA

FINALIST

25

Original Music Score Writing Children’s Theatrical

Toronto, ON

USA

Canada

April 2015

May 2015

81 minutes

5 minutes

Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, Monkey Kingdom showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son, Kip, a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.

Dive Deeper is a series of six interactive web stories that allow you to ‘dive deeper’ into the topics covered in The Water Brothers TV series. As you scroll, you are taken on a journey to discover some of the most important environmental water issues and learn what you can do to make a difference.

COMPANY: Disneynature, Crazy Ape Productions, Silverback Films PRODUCER: Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill DIRECTOR: Director: Mark Linfield, Co-Director: Alastair Fothergill CINEMATOGRAPHER: Martyn Colbeck, Gavin Thurston, Matthew Aeberhard, Simon Niblett, Ivo Nörenberg, Warwick Sloss, Mark Yates SOUND RECORDISTS: Andrew Yarme SOUND EDITORS: Kate Hopkins, AMPS, Tim Owens SOUND MIXERS: Andrew Wilson, AMPS, Johnathan Rush, David E. Fluhr, CAS. WRITER: Mark Linfield, Narration Consultant: Kate Kondell NARRATOR: Tina Fey OTHER: Assistant Director: Jeff Wilson, Editor: Andy Netley.

COMPANY: SK Films, Thought Café PRODUCER: Jonathan Barker, Tyler Mifflin DIRECTOR: Tyler Mifflin, Alex Mifflin DESIGNER: Jae Wang Gabriela Schmitz, Nikkie Stinchcombe, James Tuer ART DIRECTOR: Nick Counter SOUND EDITORS: Tyson Brinacombe SOUND MIXERS: Tyler Sammy WRITER: Alex Mifflin OTHER: Jonathan Barker, Executive Producer, Jon Corbiere, Executive Producer (Thought Café), Tyler Sammy, Technical Director, Andrei Veilissav, Backend Developer

(818) 560-5207

(416) 367-0440

paul.baribault@disney.com

tmifflin@skfilms.ca

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DIVE WITH YOU

DOEVILLE 15-0104

15-0105

People and Nature

People and Nature Theatrical

Falls Church, VA

USA May 2014

March 2015

58 minutes

96 minutes

How do we imagine a fish? A gentle giant of the sea safe under our boundless care, or a favorite on the dining table, a product of our endless wants? Dive With You charts fragments in the lives of whale sharks. From swimming free in the ocean, to entrapment by fishing nets, to becoming exhibits in aquariums before an inevitable untimely death. It reveals whale sharks’ irreversible life journey.

Gail Rose never imagined she’d be wrangling deer in her sixties in the Shenandoah Valley but after her deer farmer husband dies, she’s left with her promise to keep the farm going no matter what. No one could predict how things would end up for Gail, the deer, or the farm in this quirky, uplifting tale of the life of a farmer.

COMPANY: Public Television Service Foundation PRODUCER: Chin-Yuan Ke, Li-Ping Yu DIRECTOR: Chin-Yuan Ke CINEMATOGRAPHER: Chin-yuan Ke, Cheng-chieh Chien, Tien-pao Chen, Ching-chung Chen

COMPANY: Pasternak Media LLC PRODUCER: Kathryn A. Pasternak DIRECTOR: Kathryn A. Pasternak CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kathryn A. Pasternak SOUND RECORDISTS: Kathryn A. Pasternak, Eric Romary SOUND EDITORS: Eric Romary SOUND MIXERS: Eric Romary NARRATOR: Gail Rose OTHER: Editor: Connie Rinehart, Additional Cinematography: Birgit Buhleier, Executive Producers: Michael Parfit, Suzanne Chisholm

+88 622-630-112

(703) 216-1746

PTSFestival@gmail.com

kathryn.pasternak@gmail.com www.doevillethemovie.com

DOLPHIN DREAMS

DOLPHINS - SPY IN THE POD 15-0106

15-0107

Short Program

Animal Behavior Science and Nature Visualization Original Music Score

New York, NY

UK

May 2015

January 2014

12 minutes

26

Bristol

USA

FINALIST

59 minutes

Dolphin Dreams introduces wild dolphins as we have never met them before. The gorgeous underwater cinematography of Howard Hall brings to life the heartwarming relationship between a unique pod of wild Atlantic spotted dolphins and two New York City dancers as they collaborate to create underwater dances, and discover a profound mutual understanding. This groundbreaking experimental documentary builds on the communicative power of dance to give audiences the visceral experience of participating in an unprecedented interspecies dialog. We are asked to consider the dolphins’ perspective equal to our own.

New state-of-the-art SpyCreatures with cameras for eyes, including SpyDolphin, SpyNautilus and SpyTurtle uncover the secret life of the cleverest animal in the ocean. Following the story of a newborn bottlenose dolphin and other dolphin species including the orca they show what it’s like to grow up in a dolphin pod - experiencing never seen before animal gatherings, hunting with sonar, making friends, having fun, wooing the ladies with seaweed and how to deal with enemies.

COMPANY: Dolphin Dance Project PRODUCER: Chisa Hidaka, Benjamin Harley DIRECTOR: Chisa Hidaka, Benjamin Harley CINEMATOGRAPHER: Howard Hall SOUND MIXERS: John Moros, Sound Design and Mixing OTHER: David Darling, Original Score

COMPANY: John Downer Productions, BBC, BBC Worldwide, Discovery Channel PRODUCER: Series Producer: Rob Pilley, Producer: Matthew Gordon DIRECTOR: John Downer, Series Director CINEMATOGRAPHER: Photography: Neil Rettig, Michael W Richards, Underwater Photography: Roger Horrocks, Alfredo Barroso NARRATOR: David Tennant OTHER: Editors: Stuart Napier, Imogen Pollard , Music: Will Gregory, Specialist Camera Devices: Geoffrey Bell, Martyn Bell

(718) 683-4570

+44 117-923-8088

chisa@dolphin-dance.org

jdp@jdp.co.uk

http://dolphin-dance.org/dolphindreams

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DRAPER NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM’S GREATER YELLOWSTONE ADVENTURE

E.O. WILSON - OF ANTS AND MEN

15-0108

15-0109

Educational / Institutional

Conservation Hero Writing

Cody, WY

Arlington, VA

USA

USA

April 2015

May 2015

5 minutes

FINALIST

112 minutes

An introduction to the wonders of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem and the Draper Natural History Museum. The Draper Natural History Museum was created in 2002 to educate and inspire local, national, and international audiences about the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

An exploration of the remarkable life and groundbreaking ideas of biologist E.O Wilson, founder of the discipline of sociobiology, world authority on insects and Pulitzer Prize winning writer on the subject of human nature. E.O. Wilson - Of Ants and Men is an endearing portrait of one of the great scientists and thinkers of our time.

COMPANY: Draper Natural History Museum PRODUCER: Dr. Charles R. Preston DIRECTOR: Dr. Charles R. Preston DESIGNER: Penny Preston CINEMATOGRAPHER: Various SOUND RECORDISTS: Various, Silver Wave Records SOUND EDITORS: Penny Preston SOUND MIXERS: Penny Preston EFFECTS: Penny Preston WRITER: Dr. Charles R. Preston NARRATOR: Dr. Charles R. Preston OTHER: Yellowstone National Park

COMPANY: Shining Red Productions, Inc. for PBS, PRODUCER: Graham Townsley, Shelley Schulze DIRECTOR: Shelley Schulze EDITOR: Amy Young CINEMATOGRAPHER: Zachary Galler WRITER: Graham Townsley NARRATOR: E.O. Wilson OTHER: PBS VP, Programming: Bill Gardner, PBS Chief Programming Executive: Beth Hoppe

(307) 578-4020

(703) 739-5000

bonnies@centerofthewest.org

wbgardner@pbs.org

http://centerofthewest.org/explore/greater-yellowstone-natural-history

EARTH - A NEW WILD

EARTH TOUCH NEWS NETWORK

HOME, PLAINS, OCEANS

15-0110

15-0111

Limited Series - Long Form

Interactive

London

La Lucia

UK

South Africa

February 2015

May 2015

55 minutes x 3

27

Earth - A New Wild combines spectacular natural history images with compelling human stories. Dr M. Sanjayan takes us to the frontiers of where man and animal meet. He discovers how our relationship with the greatest natural history events on the planet can provide a key to preserving our present and enriching our future existence.

Through our videos, written articles and social media, Earth Touch News Network is a central hub for everything happening in our natural world, right now. With scientists, journalists, photographers and partner organizations doing work in the field, Earth Touch News Network is truly a network of likeminded people working for our planet. By collaborating, raising awareness and providing balanced reporting we can make a difference.

COMPANY: Passion Pictures and National Geographic Studios for PBS PRODUCER: For National Geographic, Series Producer: David Allen, Executive Producer: Jared Lipworth, President: Brooke Runnette, For National Geographic International, Executive Producer: Carolyn Payne, Executive VP and Head of International Content: Hamish Mykura, For PBS, Chief Programming Executive and GM: Beth Hoppe, Vice President of Programming and Development: Bill Gardner DIRECTOR: Matthew Dyas, Nicolas Brown NARRATOR: Dr. M. Sanjayan OTHER: For PBS, Assistant Director of Programmng: Erica Watson Staples, Senior Program Associate of Programming: Artia Thomas

DIRECTOR: Graeme Duane, Ian Greaves OTHER: Executive Producer: Stephen Embleton, Website Editor: Kelly Starzak, Social Media Co-ordinator: Ian Dickinson, Online Publishing & Marketing Co-ordinator: Peter Babol, Graphic Designer: Prunelle Aman, Online Producer: Kirsten Horne, Assistant Online Producer: Sarah Lustig, Writer / Editorial Research Assistant: Sarah Keartes, Technical Director: Martin Willis

+44 207-323-993

+27 315-820-800

chrisg@passion-pictures.com

lcox@earthtoucsa.com

http://www.pbs.org/earth-a-new-wild/home/

http://www.earthtouchnews.com

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ELEPHANT WHISPERER

ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM

GORONGOSA PARK: REBIRTH OF PARADISE

15-0112

15-0113

Writing

People and Nature

Amsterdam

Johannesburg

Netherlands

South Africa

May 2015

October 2013

55 minutes

50 minutes

Bob faces his fears to join his sister Joyce Poole, a world-renowned elephant expert, as they face charging elephants to uncover brand new insights into elephant behavior. Meanwhile, Mt. Gorongosa is taken over by a group of rebel soldiers, creating a tense air of uncertainty and fear in the park.

When a filmmaker shadows a herd of elephants for four years to study their behavior, they teach him a thing or two about being human.

COMPANY: Off the Fence PRODUCER: Emre Izat DIRECTOR: Emre Izat EDITOR: Jennie Vazquez Alarcon CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Benam, Kate Bradbury, James Byrne, Emre Izat, Carla Rebai, James Manfull, John Mans, Bob Poole, Jeff Reed, Erik Rochner, Richard Slater-Jones SOUND EDITORS: Nicholas Allan, Paul Clark SOUND MIXERS: Peter Stoel, Andrew Wilson (amps) MUSIC: William Goodchild WRITER: Emre Izat NARRATOR: Bob Poole OTHER: Bill Gardner, PBS Vice President, Programming and Development, Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive

COMPANY: Aquavision TV Productions PRODUCER: Peter Lamberti CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nathan Pilcher SOUND MIXERS: Martin Ferreira WRITER: Jan Lampen NARRATOR: Chris Cook

+31 205-200-222

+27 011-275-090

carla@offthefence.com

info@aquavision.co.za

pbs.org/gorongosapark

ELEPHANTS: MEGA GARDENERS OF THE FOREST

POWER OF NATURE

ENCHANTED KINGDOM

15-0114

15-0115

Short Short

Theatrical, Immersive Sound Visualization Editing Original Music Score Writing

Bristol

FINALIST

Bristol

UK

UK

December 2013

February 2014

4 minutes

87 minutes

The tropical rainforests of Africa and Asia play a crucial role in keeping our planet healthy. They moderate our climate and absorb the carbon we produce. They even provide rain - from California to New Zealand. In this film lead scientists with The Nature Conservancy, Dr. M. Sanjayan, Dr. Valerie Kapos of the UN Environment Program, and tropical field biologist and conservationist Dr. Ian Redmond uncover the crucial role that forest elephants play in keeping these forests strong and resilient, and how elephants are the single most important player when it comes to the diversity of tree species in the rainforest.

Enchanted Kingdom is the most spectacular 3D journey for all the family to experience nature at its most powerful and magical. Set in Africa, home to the most amazing wildlife on Earth, you will travel through seven unique realms and meet the extraordinary animals who live in each one. Here is nature at its most generous and most harsh, most terrible and most beautiful. An enchanted land where nature weaves its incredible magic, finally transforming into an abundant paradise, where life is at its most joyful.

COMPANY: BBC Earth Productions PRODUCER: John Capener DIRECTOR: John Capener CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mark Sharman, Simon Baxter NARRATOR: Tamsin Greig OTHER: BBC Earth Production, Series Producer: Karen Partridge, Executive Producer: Charlotte Jones, BBC World News, Executive Producer: Emma De’Ath

COMPANY: BBC Earth Productions PRODUCER: Myles Connolly, Amanda Hill, Neil Nightingale DIRECTOR: Patrick Morris, Neil Nightingale

+01 179-746-618

+44 117-974-770

charlotte.jones@bbc.com

neil.nightingale@bbc.com

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ENGADIN - SWITZERLAND’S WILDERNESS

EVOLUTION OF THE POLAR BEAR

15-0116

15-0121

Conservation Original Music Score

Animal Behavior

Vienna

Boulogne Billancourt Cede

Austria

France

December 2014

April 2015

51 minutes

52 minutes

It sounds like yesterday we heard, “Unless we take action, industry and tourism will wipe out the last traces of nature in our country”. But it was a hundred years ago, when a group of Swiss champions of nature created Engadin National Park, the Alps’ very first wildlife reserve. Human interference ceased and that meant no more rescue campaigns either, like the secret smuggling of ibexes over the pass from Italy just a few years before. Nature was to reign unimpeded - humans would watch from the sidelines, and only time would tell whether the bold experiment had come too late. Nature up here should be as free as the glacier waters had always been, where a drop can decide where it wants to go: east to the Inn, Danube and Black Sea, north to the Rhine and the North Sea,

The media warns us that the polar bear will soon be extinct due to an increasingly fragile habitat. But if the ice were to melt completely, won’t polar bears still be bears? Won’t their intrinsic nature hold the key to their survival? Is it possible that their ability to adapt is far stronger than we imagine? Could the white bear hold the secret to its own salvation? The answer is yes, and can be found in the ancestor of the polar bear--which has much in common with today’s brown bear.

COMPANY: Kurt Mayer Film for ORF, ARTE, NDR in association with Austrian Television Fund, BMBF PRODUCER: Kurt Mayer / Kurt Mayer Film DIRECTOR: Kurt Mayer, Judith Doppler

COMPANY: Bonne Pioche, Poles d’images, Arte France PRODUCER: Alexandre Soullier DIRECTOR: Charlene Gravel, Remy Marion EDITOR: Charlene Gravel SOUND RECORDISTS: Thomas Juan SOUND EDITORS: Renaud Denis SOUND MIXERS: Valentin Locard MUSIC: Demusmaker NARRATOR: Jill Towsley

+00 431-878-781

+33 140-747-676

ronja.scherzinger@orf.at

emmanuelle.bouilhaguet@le-rights.com

http://contentsales.orf.at/universum

EXPLORABLE AQUATIC MACROINVERTEBRATE

EXPOSED - USDA’S SECRET WAR ON WILDLIFE

15-0122

15-0123

Educational / Institutional Interactive

Conservation

Pittsburgh, PA

Hood River, OR

USA

USA

October 2014

January 1970 30 minutes

Macroinvertebrates.org leverages an emerging class of interactive gigapixel image technology to make the process of learning to see and identify insects more visual and engaging, without sacrificing scientific detail. Accurately identifying stream insects is a vital aspect of tracking water quality and protecting the health of watersheds over time, but it requires developing observational skills and knowledge to be able to engage in citizen science activities. This open educational resource enables a range of learners to more fully participate in monitoring, environmental decision-making, and activism to protect and conserve of our freshwater water resources.

A misnamed agency within the USDA called “Wildlife Services” has been getting away with providing America’s wildlife with just the opposite for almost a century - killing, maiming, and poisoning over 100,000 native predators and milllions of birds each year, and harming humans and pets in the process. In this documentary, whistle-blowers go on the record showing wildlife services for what it really is - an unaccountable, out-of-control, wildlife-killing machine that subsidizes corporate agriculture with taxpayer dollars. It’s a must-see film for lawmakers and anyone who cares about wildlife.

COMPANY: Learning Media Design Center: Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Museum of Natural History: University of Pittsburgh PRODUCER: Marti Louw DIRECTOR: Marti Louw DESIGNER: Molly Johnson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Gene Cooper, Stephanie Sanner WRITER: Marti Louw, Larry Long NARRATOR: Dr. John Morse OTHER: Software Developer: Chris Bartley

PRODUCER: Brooks Fahy, Paul Garrett DIRECTOR: Brooks Fahy ART DIRECTOR: Paul Garrett SOUND EDITORS: Paul Garrett EFFECTS: Paul Garrett WRITER: Brooks Fahy

(412) 726-5008

(541) 354-2009

martil@cmu.edu

carol@predatordefense.org

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FARMING DETROIT

FASCINATING EARTH

BRAZIL - EVERY DROP COUNTS 15-0124

15-0125

People and Nature

Science and Nature

Los Angeles, CA

Unterföhring

USA

Germany

April 2015

November 2014 44 minutes

Farming Detroit follows young Detroiters who are spearheading the city’s urban farming revolution. Nowhere are the stakes higher than in Detroit, where over 150,000 vacant lots infest neighborhoods with garbage and crime, and a bankrupt economy that can’t help the estimated 30% of residents living in poverty. By converting unused land into farmland, these tireless ‘agricultural pioneers’ are reclaiming their communities in one of the most ambitious, and surprisingly controversial grassroots movements America has ever seen. Facing opposition from developers, this is a turf war that will determine the circle of growth and decay for a whole new generation.

Brazil, a world defined by water, so it seems. The Amazon, the most powerful river on Earth meanders through the largest rainforest existing. In the South of Brazil, along the Iguacu, one of world´s motst impressive waterfalls, huge amounts of water rush to the ground. But even in abundance and poverty the country reveals the mysterious power of the element water, being essential for life but also responsible for enormous destructions.

COMPANY: Pilgrim Studios for FYI PRODUCER: EP: Craig Pilgian, Todd Crites, Jackson Nguyen, Nicholas Caprio, Johnny Gould, Gretchen Stockdale, Gena McCarthy, Toby Faulkner, Producers: Lainee Fiorentino Hill, Sean Alvarez DIRECTOR: Jackson Nguyen, Todd Crites EDITOR: Todd Crites CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ulli Bonnekamp, Todd Crites

COMPANY: ZDF German Television PRODUCER: Florian Rehm DIRECTOR: Christiane Götz-Sobel SOUND RECORDISTS: Andreas Linse SOUND EDITORS: Andreas Linse EFFECTS: Albrecht M. Wendlandt WRITER: Dr. Tobias Schultes NARRATOR: Moderator: Dirk Steffens, Speaker: David Nathan

(860) 324-3071

+49 899-955-156

kristin@awardsinsider.com

kammerer.ma@zdf.de www.zdf.de

FIRST PEOPLES

FIRST STEPS

ASIA, AFRICA, EUROPE

LIFE STORY 15-0129

15-0130

Limited Series - Long Form

Animal Behavior Visualization Sound

Arlington, VA

Bristol

USA

UK

March 2015

October 2014

54 minutes x 3

FINALIST

58 minutes

200,000 years ago we took our first steps on the African savanna. Today there are 7 billion of us living across planet Earth. How did our ancestors beat the odds and spread from continent to continent? What was the secret to their success? This is a global detective story, featuring new fossil finds and the latest genetic research. It’s a story that revolves around a shocking revelation. In prehistoric times, we met and mated with other types of human - like Neanderthals, Denisovans and Homo erectus. This mixing of genes helped us survive - and ultimately thrive. Scientists are beginning to realize that ours is not a pedigree species, but a patchwork. We are all hybrids.

In filming this series the Life Story team captured rare and extreme behaviors, some never recorded before, and they employed new technology to film behavior in novel ways: a barnacle goose chick’s death-defying leap 400 feet down a cliff; the moving story of an adult humpback whale blowing bubbles to protect a calf from shark attack; the long-eared jerboa surviving its first night alone in the Gobi desert - a creature so rare it’s never been filmed in the wild before. New technology floated a camera around a meerkat as it learned how to capture a scorpion.

COMPANY: Wall to Wall in association with ARTE France for PBS PRODUCER: Jonathan Hewes, Tim Lambert, Tom Cebula, Sajjad Bhatti DIRECTOR: Nigel Walk, Nicolas Brown EDITOR: Lauri White, Brian Hovmand, Phil Bowman, Lee Sutton DESIGNER: Rob Carlisle ART DIRECTOR: Ruth Greaves CINEMATOGRAPHER: Julius Brighton, Tim Cragg, Lawrence Gardner, Paul Jenkins, Chad Gordon-Higgins NARRATOR: Kerry Shale OTHER: VP, Programming & Development, PBS: Bill Gardner, Sr Director, Programming & Development, PBS: Bill Margol, GM & Chief Programming Executive, PBS: Beth Hoppe, Series Consultant: John Hawks

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery, France TV, The Open University PRODUCER: Tom Hugh-Jones DIRECTOR: Tom Hugh-Jones CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mateo Willis, Mark Payne-Gill NARRATOR: Sir David Attenborough OTHER: Composer: Murray Gold, Executive Producer: Michael Gunton

(703) 739-5000

+44 117-974-211 chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

http://www.pbs.org/first-peoples/home/

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FISHING FOR THE FUTURE

FLOW 15-0131

15-0132

Educational / Institutional

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker Short Short

Landover, MD

Orlando, FL

USA

USA

April 2015

May 2015

7 minutes

3 minutes

Across the world overfishing is a problem, but it’s not just caused by industrial fishing. On the small islands of Vava’u, Tonga, local fishing is taking a toll on the fish population. This film shows how the fisheries department understand that fishing is a way of life, but that they have introduced fishing regulations to help keep fishing at a sustainable level. The film explains how the fishing guidelines can help protect the fish stock and encourages people to look after their own fishing resources. In this way the islanders can maintain their way of life and have enough fish for the future.

The northern-most headwaters of the Everglades can travel a distance of over 350 miles before reaching the Florida Bay. FLow showcases this water cycle and the ecosystems it feeds. In this short film, the viewer is immersed in the river basins of Central Florida leading to Lake Okeechobee, flown through slough valleys and mangroves of the Everglades, and swim in a spectacle of color and life beneath the waters of the Florida Keys.

PRODUCER: Field Producer: Alison Barrat, Post Producer: Ann Carroll DIRECTOR: Alison Barrat CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jim Ball SOUND RECORDISTS: Tony Spear OTHER: Editor: Mickey Green

OTHER: Created By Salvatore DePasquale

(301) 577-1288

(973) 960-3372

allen@lof.org

FLowThePicture@gmail.com

FOREST OF CLOUDS, EPISODE 2

FOREST OF FANTASIES

WILD SRI LANKA

15-0490

15-0133

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Sound Visualization Editing Writing

Wildlife Habitat Original Music Score Children’s

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

Austria

January 2015

December 2014

50 minutes

52 minutes

The forests of Sri Lanka rise above the rest of the country like islands out of the sea. Here, species found nowhere else in the world have been marooned on high forest plateaus, isolated from the rest of Sri Lanka, as they are unable to cross from one patch of forest to another. These wooded areas have evolved into highly diverse, self-supporting arboreal outposts - between which bats and birds fly with messages from outside. These forests are islands within an island - to step into them is to travel to another world where life is sustained by cloud swells and dancing mists. And as this mountainous terrain is exposed to not just one, but two monsoons, a distinct microclimate has formed among these cloud-cloaked trees. Nearly half the island’s flowering plants are found here and amidst the twisted vine and creepers, rare and delicate orchids dot the landscape. Blue magpies, red-slender loris and purple-faced monkeys inhabit this strange, colorful, and ever diminishing, world. But although forest habitats are in decline thanks to the encroachment of man, one thing remains certain. As long as it has water to sustain it, life - the fabulous, curious, glorious life that flourishes on these high peaks - remains.

On Christmas Eve, they say the animals can talk. Peter Rosegger, one of Austria’s greatest writers, turned this legend into a magical short story about his own country childhood in Styria’s Alpine uplands. It’s one of Austria’s most fascinating landscapes: deep, dark forests flanked by steep mountain ridges, gentle meadows reaching up to exposed summits in limitless shades of just one color - green. Trudging through the snow to join his family for the Christmas Eve service in the valley below, ten-year-old Peter comes face to face with a young fawn in the twilight, and wonders what he could tell about growing up in the forest, with the other animals, through the seasons. This film captures the essence of Rosegger’s story and the subtle and dramatic changes of the Styrian COMPANY: Epo Film for ORF, in association with Austrian Television Fund, Cinestyria, Land Steiermark Volkskultur, CineART, Graz Kultur, Graz Wissenschaft, BMBF PRODUCER: Dieter Pochlatko/Epo-Film DIRECTOR: Klaus T. Steindl

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios and Mike Birkhead Associates Ltd. production in co-production with National Geographic Channel PRODUCER: Mike Birkhead DIRECTOR: Joe Loncraine SOUND EDITORS: Janis Balodis NARRATOR: Paul McGann OTHER: Editor: Matt Meech, Script: Joe Loncraine, Music: Nicholas Hooper,

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+00 431-878-781

office@terramater.at

ronja.scherzinger@orf.at

http://www.terramater.at/productions/wild-sri-lanka/

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FRAGILE FOREST, EPISODE 1

FRAGILE LEGACY

BRAZIL - A NATURAL HISTORY

15-0069

15-0134

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Editing

Short Program

Vienna

Long Island, NY

Austria

USA

May 2014

May 2015

50 minutes

20 minutes

This enigmatic forest once stretched along the coast for thousands of kilometres. Now there is only 7% left. Yet it is still home for many remarkable animals. Muriqui are the largest monkeys in South America. These very rare, highly social creatures greet each other with hugs - the closer the friendship, the more intense the hugs. Great dusky swifts fly through the tumbling waters of the mighty Iguaçu Falls to build their nests on the slippery rock faces behind the curtains of water. Coatis are curious looking creatures with their long flexible noses and banded tails, making them quite comical. But appearances can be deceptive, and coatis are efficient hunters. They are also very social, living in all-female gangs that are composed of sisters, mothers and aunts. The females support one another in their day-to-day lives, keeping a watch out for predators. Blue manakins are also social, but in a completely different way. In the depths of the forest, the males of these startlingly colorful birds work as a team to court a female. Like miniature circus performers they jump and bounce on a branch, one after the other, to excite their audience. Only the lead artist gets to carry out the last act.

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios & Light & Shadow Production in co-production with National Geographic Channel PRODUCER: Paul Reddish WRITER: Paul Reddish, Christian Baumeister NARRATOR: Christian Rodska OTHER: Editors: Mark Fletcher, Stefan Reiss, Composer: Erwin Kiennast

Science meets art in the works of the Blaschkas, 19th century creators of perfect glass replicas of ocean life. As scientists around the globe struggle to understand the impact of changing ocean chemistry and temperature, marine biologist Drew Harvell and filmmaker David Brown are on a global quest to film living examples of the Blaschka collection, comparing today’s sea with that of the Blaschka’s time. The film is a celebration of human ingenuity and our potential to innovate our way out of the environmental crisis we face.

COMPANY: Amphibious Films PRODUCER: David O. Brown DIRECTOR: David O. Brown EDITOR: David O. Brown CINEMATOGRAPHER: David O. Brown, Peter Carroll. Jeffry DelViscio, Ian Fein, Laura James Brian Magnier, Mark Wineman SOUND RECORDISTS: David O. Brown SOUND EDITORS: Eric Harding SOUND MIXERS: Eric Harding MUSIC: Tenzin Chopak EFFECTS: Denis Jensen WRITER: David O. Brown NARRATOR: Ted Danson OTHER: Post Production Producer: Denis Jensen

(431) 870-030

(917) 656-5817

office@terramater.at

denis@partiallysubmerged.com

http://www.terramater.at/productions/brazil-a-natural-history/

http://fragilelegacy.info

FROM BILLIONS TO NONE:

FROM DREAM TO DISCOVERY: INSIDE NASA

THE PASSENGER PIGEON’S FLIGHT TO EXTINCTION 15-0135

15-0136

Conservation

Immersive Theatrical

Chicago, IL

32

Boston, MA

USA

USA

May 2014

December 2014

58 minutes

31 minutes

September 1, 1914 marked the end of a species, when Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died at the Cincinnati Zoo. The birds darkened skies for millennia, yet were driven to extinction, by us, in mere decades. 100 years later naturalist and author Joel Greenberg, A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction, along with scientists and artists, reveal the bird’s striking relevance to conservation issues today. Stunning animation recreates massive flocks that blocked the sun, “as by an eclipse.” The film also briefly explores attempts to bring back the passenger pigeon via DNA manipulation.

In From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA, experience the excitement of today’s space missions as you journey from NASA’s test facilities all the way to Pluto. Immerse yourself in the adventure and extremes of spacecraft engineering-from the design of missions like the James Webb Space Telescope and New Horizons, to the rigors of testing, launch, and space operations. When humans dare to dream, we create truly amazing things.

COMPANY: Waubansee Productions, PRODUCER: David Mrazek, Joel Greenberg DIRECTOR: David Mrazek ART DIRECTOR: Michael Glascott CINEMATOGRAPHER: David Mrazek, Larry Phillippe, Oral Berat User SOUND EDITORS: Stephen Wilke SOUND MIXERS: Stephen Wilke EFFECTS: Stephen Wilke WRITER: David Mrazek, Joel Greenberg NARRATOR: Mike Nowak OTHER: Post Production Supervisor: Jay Doyle, CGI Animator: Wyatt Mitchell

COMPANY: Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, Boston

(708) 341-2862

(617) 589-0272

dmrazek@sbcglobal.net

dleblanc@mos.org

http://www.billionstonone.com/

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FROM HELL TO HEAVEN - LUSATIA

FROZEN FRONTIER

WILD YELLOWSTONE

15-0137

15-0138

Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife Habitat Animal Behavior Sound Visualization Editing Original Music Score Writing

Hamburg

Jackson, WY

Germany

USA

January 2014

March 2015

48 minutes

FINALIST

49 minutes

In the far south east of Germany lies a region full of opposites: Lusatia. On the one hand there are tranquil fishponds and rare animals like European otters, great bitterns and elk. But only a few kilometres away - a seemingly lifeless lunar landscape! Decades of brown coal mining in the region have left behind giant slag heaps and over-acidic mine lakes. Nowhere else in Germany has the landscape been so extensively and radically changed as here - and yet: the wilderness is returning!

Temperatures below minus 40 degrees, blizzards and six months of snow cover, no place on Earth is like Yellowstone in winter. This world of fire and ice has over ten thousand boiling hot springs, geysers, steam vents and mudpots. In Yellowstone, every animal fights for survival, struggles to find food and tries to stay alive against an onslaught of heavy snows, polar temperatures and ferocious predators. This is the story of how Yellowstone’s most iconic animals have adapted to survive in North America’s first National Park.

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm and Altayfilm GmbH, NDR, Arte, MDR, RBB PRODUCER: Joern Roever, Head of Doclights, Susanne Lummer, Executive Producer; Axel Gebauer, Producer Altayfilm DIRECTOR: Henry M. Mix CINEMATOGRAPHER: Axel Gebauer, Yann Sochaczewski, Henry M. Mix SOUND EDITORS: Sven-Michael Bluhm SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm WRITER: Henry M. Mix NARRATOR: Jonathan Sharp OTHER: Editor: Stefan Reiss, Mario Schoeppler, Music: Kolja Erdmann

COMPANY: Brain Farm Digital Cinema for Nat Geo Wild & Terra Mater Factual Studios, PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Karen Bass, Curt Morgan, Chad Jackson, Joseph Sorge, Shon Tomlin. For National Geographic Channels, Executive Producer: Ashley Hoppin, For Terra Mater Factual Studios, Executive Producer: Sabine Holzer, Producers: Tom Stephens & Joe Kennedy DIRECTOR: Curt Morgan CINEMATOGRAPHER: Cinematographers: John Shier, Dawson Dunning, Curt Morgan. Aerial Cinematography: Nel Boshoff, Richard Burton, Greg Wheeler, Nick Wolcott, Additional Cinematography: Howard Bourne, Jeff Hogan, Theo Jebb SOUND EDITORS: George Fry SOUND MIXERS: Graham Wild WRITER: Joe Kennedy, Andrew Mitchell NARRATOR: Bart Thomasson OTHER: Editor: James Taggart, Original Music: Rod Morris, Mark Murphy & Torin Borrowdale

+49 40 66885140

(307) 200-6050

naturfilm@doclights.de

info@brainfarmcinema.com

www.doclights.de

www.brainfarmcinema.com

FUTURE CAT

GALAPAGOS: ISLANDS OF CHANGE

NATURAL WORLD 15-0139

15-0140

Science and Nature Visualization

Conservation People and Nature

Los Angeles, CA

Bristol

USA

UK

September 2014

April 2015

44 minutes

59 minutes

Using cutting-edge visual effects, Future Cat showcases a new approach to big cats, visualizing how they would change and adapt to new worlds of ice, desert, flood and an epic merging of the continents that could pit African, Asian and American big cats into one super-jungle hunger games. Future Cat also draws on the varied history of big cat evolution to show how cats have survived extreme climate events in the past.”

From enormous tortoises and deep diving lizards, to fish-eating snakes and birds that hunt giant venomous centipedes, the wildlife of the world famous Galápagos Islands is unique and bizarre. This wilderness once inspired Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. But as a result in the fascination generated by the islands’ unique biology, it is currently undergoing a human revolution - with tourism driving a population boom. David Attenborough narrates this modern day story of the Galápagos and asks whether, in such a changing world, its animals can still thrive.

COMPANY: Big Machine Productions for National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Steve Petersen, Moriah Muse, Sean Owolo, Ken Carlson, Jenny Apostol Producer: Crystal Deones DIRECTOR: Steve Petersen EDITOR: Steve Petersen ART DIRECTOR: Ming Wang, Elizabeth Steinberg WRITER: Jon O’Neill NARRATOR: Jon Wadley OTHER: Visual Effects Supervisor: Natalie Eagan

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Animal Planet PRODUCER: Stuart Armstrong DIRECTOR: Stuart Armstrong NARRATOR: Sir David Attenborough OTHER: Executive Producer: Tim Martin

(860) 324-3071

+44 117-974-211

kristin@awardsinsider.com

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055kldq

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GALAPAGOS: NATURE’S WONDERLAND

GAMBLING ON EXTINCTION

15-0141

15-0142

Children’s Short Program

Conservation

Burbank, CA

FINALIST

Toronto, Ontario

USA

Canada

February 2014

December 2014

22 minutes

52 minutes

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos. Amongst these remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to this unique environment. Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt. Dance with the tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. Swim with tiny penguins thousands of miles away from their habitats. Narrated by Jeff Corwin, this is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity.

The illegal trade in wildlife is the dark side of globalization: elephant ivory and rhino horns have become lucrative commodities. They are the most lucrative internationally traded commodities after drugs and weapons. Powerful, connected, heavily armed international syndicates run the illegal trade in wildlife. Gambling on Extinction follows the supply chain, from the killing fields in Kenya and South Africa to the trading hubs of Vietnam and China; exposing the lethal mechanisms of the global trade, the terrorist connection; and explains who the customers are, what generates demand, and what can be done to stop the slaughter.

COMPANY: Colossus Productions film in association with SKY 3D PRODUCER: Anthony Geffen, Supervising Producer: Mike Davis DIRECTOR: Martin Williams CINEMATOGRAPHER: Simon De Glanville SOUND EDITORS: Peter Miller SOUND MIXERS: Joel Douek WRITER: David Attenborough NARRATOR: Jeff Corwin

COMPANY: a&o buero film produktiongmbh, Real to Reel Productions Inc. PRODUCER: Anne Pick, Tristan Chytroschek DIRECTOR: Jakob Kneser CINEMATOGRAPHER: Russell Gienapp WRITER: Jakob Kneser, Anne Pick NARRATOR: Jeff Douglas OTHER: Editor: Rob Ruzic, Original Music: Mark Korven

(818) 565-1101

(416) 763-0001

lperrin@nWave.com

annepick@r2r.ca

Galapagos.nWave.com

http://www.gamblingonextinction.net

GAME OF LIONS

GAUCHO DEL NORTE 15-0143

15-0144

Animal Behavior Writing Visualization Editing Original Music Score Sound

People and Nature

Los Angeles, CA

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New York, NY

USA

USA

October 2013

November 2014

44 minutes

57 minutes

National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence and award winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert make their next feature film Game of Lions. According to Dereck Joubert, there are 20,000 lions left on Earth. Only 3,500 of those are males. Although they are born at a 50/50 ratio, by the time they reach maturity, only one in eight male lions survive. From the exile of a male lion from his pride, our cameras follow as males roam the bush in an effort to spread their bloodlines through the kingdom. The Jouberts take an unflinching look at what happens to these lions in this spirited and heartbreaking film.

Gaucho del Norte tells the story of a Patagonian sheepherder recruited to work in Idaho. The nomadic two-year journey follows Eraldo Pacheco and his herd of more than a thousand sheep across a lonely, rugged landscape - from the harsh beauty of wintry high desert, to the lush summer mountains. Living in isolation, Eraldo faces the ups and downs of a psychologically demanding job far away from his home and family.

COMPANY: Wildlife Films for National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: Beverly Joubert, Dereck Joubert, Executive Producer: Ashley Hoppin EDITOR: Susan Scott CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Dereck Joubert SOUND EDITORS: Susan Scott SOUND MIXERS: Vaughan Phillips MUSIC: JB Arthur WRITER: Dereck Joubert NARRATOR: Jeremy Irons OTHER: Sound Production & Design: Beverly Joubert

COMPANY: Capital K Pictures PRODUCER: Andres Caballero, Sofian Khan DIRECTOR: Sofian Khan, Andres Caballero CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sofian Khan SOUND RECORDISTS: Evan Manners SOUND MIXERS: Evan Manners

(860) 324-3071

(516) 242-0166

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GHOST MONKEYS

GHOST ROOKERIES:

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ADELIE PENGUIN 15-0145

15-0146

Short Program

Short Short

Fort Collins, CO

Durham, NC

USA

USA

April 2015

June 2013

7 minutes

4 minutes

Colombia is a land shrouded in mystery. Deep within it’s unexplored forests exists a stunning ghost-like creature that tells the story of a country whose stunning biodiversity is constantly at odds with it’s race towards modernization. Extremely rare and never before captured on film, two albino brown spider monkey brothers may hold the answer of what happens when wildlife corridors are severed and the pool of suitable mates shrinks.

Ghost Rookeries, narrated by actor, conservationist, and member of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation Board of Advisors Harrison Ford, conveys the story of the Adelie Penguin, whose habitat--and thus the biodiversity of all of Antarctica--is being threatened by real-time environmental changes. “The consequences of a loss of biodiversity could encompass everything from altering key Antarctic marine food chains to the loss of species that may hold cures to cancer,” writes Dr. James McClintock, whose recent book, ‘Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land’ (Palgrave/MacMilllan, 2012), forms the basis of Ghost Rookeries.

COMPANY: Danny Schmidt Films, Tropico Media, National Geographic PRODUCER: Danny Schmidt, Federico Pardo DIRECTOR: Danny Schmidt, Federico Pardo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Danny Schmidt, Federico Pardo, Juan Pablo Bueno SOUND RECORDISTS: Camila Rodriguez WRITER: Danny Schmidt

COMPANY: E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation PRODUCER: Paula Ehrlich DIRECTOR: Paula Ehrlich CINEMATOGRAPHER: James McClintock, Margaret Amsler, Heidi Geisz, Thom Benson, The Tennessee Aquarium SOUND MIXERS: Takenobu EFFECTS: Sarah Garrahan, Christopher Sims WRITER: James McClintock, Paula Ehrlich NARRATOR: Harrison Ford

(801) 674-0673

(919) 613-8722

danny.john.schmidt@gmail.com

pehrlich@eowilsonfoundation.org http://eowilsonfoundation.org

GIANT PANDAS

GIANT SEA SERPENT: MEET THE MYTH 15-0147

15-0148

Animal Behavior

Wildlife Habitat Science and Nature Original Music Score Visualization

Los Angeles, CA

Marseilles

USA

France

August 2013

December 2014

44 minutes

52 minutes

The giant panda is one of the world’s most iconic bears. They are known for their black and white markings and loved for their doleful, bespectacled eyes, but they are also critically endangered. Now the race is on to save them from extinction. In the world premiere special, Giant Pandas takes you on the incredible journey of breeding a panda in captivity, to its dramatic release into the wild. We will witness firsthand the groundbreaking initiative to increase the panda population and raise awareness about this endangered species.

The giant oarfish, the largest bony fish in the world, was known only by rare examples that died by stranding, as well as one sole fossil. Its extraordinary dimensions, as long as 15 meters, and shape in the form of a silver ribbon, inspired the myth of the sea serpent. With the help of the world expert in giant oarfish and logistic collaboration of enthusiasts, a scientific expedition reveals the biology of this enigmatic ambassador of the abyss. Entirely shot in ultra high definition, the film raises the veil on its paradoxical habits.

COMPANY: An Oxford Scientific Films Production for Sky & National Geographic Entertainment In association with CWCA & Wolong Panda Conservation Centre, CCTV9 & National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Jeremy Bradshaw, Clare Birks, Liu Wen, Sun Shuyun, Producer: Caroline Hawkins DIRECTOR: Nicolas Brown EDITOR: Mike Morley, Jason Savage CINEMATOGRAPHER: Chris Openshaw, Robin Cox MUSIC: Samuel Sim WRITER: Nigel Levy

COMPANY: Saint Thomas Productions, ARTE France PRODUCER: Bertrand Loyer DIRECTOR: Bertrand Loyer CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jean-Charles Granjon, Benoît Demarle, Roberto Rinaldi SOUND RECORDISTS: Mathieu Courthial, Jean-René Coste SOUND EDITORS: Studio Flopibo - Florent Fournier-Sicre SOUND MIXERS: Studio Flopibo - Florent Fournier-Sicre WRITER: Bertrand Loyer NARRATOR: Gary Granville OTHER: Editor : Rémi Dumas, Color grading: Enguerrand Dumond

(860) 324-3071

+33 495-068-068

kristin@awardsinsider.com

b.loyer@saint-thomas.net www.saint-thomas.net

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GORONGOSA FIELD NOTES

PIT BULLS & PAROLEES

EP 1: CAPTURING PHOTOGRAPHS OF BATS IN FLIGHT,

EP 2: TRACKING LIONS AND THEIR CUBS, EP 3: THE SURPRISING LINK BETWEEN THE CIA AND CONSERVATION

15-0149

15-0150

People and Nature

Limited Series - Short Form

Los Angeles, CA

Durham, NC

USA

USA

November 2014

January 2015

44 minutes

5 minutes x 3

When local farmers find a handicapped puppy abandoned in a sugar cane field, Tia will stop at nothing to get her back on her feet. Villalobos celebrates Earl’s release from parole, leading to another major milestone in his life. And, a couple with a heart-breaking story comes seeking a new companion to fill the void in their home.

Gorongosa National Park is an unparalleled African wilderness that was damaged by a generation of civil conflict in the late 20th century. Today, it’s coming back to life. Gorongosa Field Notes journeys to the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory, where international and Mozambican scientists provide exclusive insight into the science behind the restoration and experience life at the forefront of restoration ecology.

COMPANY: Produced by Rive Gauche Television and 44 Blue Productions for Animal Planet, PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Rasha Drachkovitch, David Auerbach, Billy Cooper, CoExecutive Producer: Dave Luce, Laura Keats, Supervising Producer: Jen Bies Duffy, Producer: Michael “Mikey D” Dinco, Louise Crane, Supervising Field Producer: Matthew Crocco, Senior Producer: Justin Harvey, Lauren Meltsner, Senior Field Producer: Keri Hammond Bissette, Segment Producer: Matt Gemmill, Associate Producer: David LeBlanc, Associate Producer: Javelynn Tyler, Producer: Patrick Keegan, Executive Producer: Lisa Bosak Lucas, CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Mike Kesler, Camera Operator: Gustavo Aguilar, Camera Operator: Kevin Hughes, SOUND MIXERS: Field Audio Mixer: Derek Illes, Scott Larmann, Wally Skinner, Audio Mixer: Mark Jensen OTHER: Supervising Editor: David Holechek, Editor: Patrick Berry

COMPANY: E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Gorongosa Restoration Project PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Paula Ehrlich, Producer: Lauren Horner DIRECTOR: Lauren Horner CINEMATOGRAPHER: Lauren Horner, Ana de Matos (Episode Two) SOUND RECORDISTS: Lauren Horner, Jennifer Guyton (Episode One), Joshua Daskin (Episode Three) SOUND EDITORS: Lauren Horner SOUND MIXERS: Justin Harrison EFFECTS: Timothy Baker WRITER: Lauren Horner NARRATOR: Steven Rooke OTHER: Editor: Lauren Horner, Composer: Kylie Morris, Photographer: Dr. Piotr Naskrecki

(310) 975-5904

(919) 613-8722

Karin_Failla@discovery.com

pehrlich@eowilsonfoundation.org http://eowilsonfoundation.org/gorongosa-field-notes

GORONGOSA PARK: REBIRTH OF PARADISE

EP 3: NEW BLOOD, EP 5: BATTLE LINES, EP 6: ROARING BACK

GREAT TRANSITIONS

GREAT TRANSITIONS, ORIGIN OF TETRAPODS, ORIGIN OF BIRDS, ORIGIN OF HUMANS

15-0151

15-0152

Limited Series - Long Form

Limited Series - Short Form

Amsterdam

36

Chevy Chase, MD

Netherlands

USA

May 2015

March 2015

55 minutes

20 minutes x 4

Experience the incredible and inspiring rebirth of an African wilderness through the eyes of an Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman. American-born, Africanraised Bob Poole embarks on an amazing adventure: spending two years living in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Southern Africa, joining scientists and conservationists in the battle to re-wild this once-legendary national park. The fabric of life across this million-acre paradise was shredded during a long civil war. Now, an international team of scientists and conservationists has assembled to repair it. It’s one of the most ambitious wilderness restoration projects ever attempted.

Stunning fossil finds have revealed the fascinating stories of major transitions in the history of life on our planet--from fish that gained the land, to reptiles that took to the air, and primates that walked on two legs. “The Great Transitions” film trilogy features leading evolutionary paleontologists as they show us how they find rocks of the right ages, discover transitional forms, and reconstruct the environments they lived in. Each film is under 20 minutes in length and specially crafted for classroom use.

COMPANY: Off the Fence PRODUCER: Kate Bradbury, James Byrne, Emre Izat DIRECTOR: Kate Bradbury, James Byrne, Emre Izat EDITOR: Jennie Vazquez Alarcon, Federico Campanale, Sacha Odufre CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Benam, Kate Bradbury, James Byrne, Emre Izat, Carla Rebai, James Manfull, John Mans, Bob Poole, Jeff Reed, Erik Rochner, Richard Slater-Jones SOUND RECORDISTS: Sebastian Dunn, Marla Hettinger SOUND EDITORS: Nicholas Allan, Paul Clark, Peter Stoel SOUND MIXERS: Andrew Wilson (Amps), Phil Jenkins MUSIC: William Goodchild WRITER: Kate Bradbury, James Byrne, Emre Izat NARRATOR: Bob Poole OTHER: Bill Gardner, PBS Vice President, Programming and Development, Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive

COMPANY: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) PRODUCER: Rob Whittlesey and Dan Levitt, Producer; Sean B. Carroll, Executive Producer DIRECTOR: Rob Whittlesey and Dan Levitt ART DIRECTOR: Fabian de Kok-Mercado, Graphics CINEMATOGRAPHER: Stephen McCarthy, Stephen Mazurek, Andy Shillabeer, Chris James Thompson, Patrick Carroll, Kris Denton SOUND RECORDISTS: Brian Whitlock Mark Mandler, Ben Stockton, Sandy Hain, Will Van Boldrik, Spence Palermo, Parker Brown WRITER: Rob Whittlesey, Dan Levitt, and Sean B. Carroll, Writers; Dennis Liu and Laura Bonetta, Additional Writers NARRATOR: Neil Shubin, Narrator; Julie Clarke and Sean B. Carroll, Narrator and Presenter Sean B. Carroll, Narrator and Presenters OTHER: Timothy White, Julia Clarke, Sean B. Carroll, Science Advisors

+31 205-200-222

(301) 215-8783

carla@offthefence.com

schultzc@hhmi.org

pbs.org/gorongosapark

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GREAT WHITE BITE

GREAT WHITE CODE RED 15-0156

15-0157

Conservation Hero People and Nature Science and Nature Theatrical Animal Behavior Editing Writing

Science and Nature Sound

Chattanooga, TN

La Lucia

USA

South Africa

February 2015

December 2013

52 minutes

46 minutes

By a series of miracles, Rodney Fox survived a great white shark attack over 50 years ago, while defending his title as South Australian spear fishing champion. Since then, he has made a living working closely with the creature that almost killed him. Rodney has been in over 80 shark films and documentaries, led the expedition to capture the live sequences for the blockbuster shark film, Jaws, and evolved in a very public way from a victim of sharks to their great champion. Today, his research foundation is revealing an amazing life history of the great white sharks in the Neptune Islands off South Australia.

The great white shark is a highly complex predator with advanced sensory weaponry. Two shark specialists, Dr. Craig O’Connell and Dr. Geremy Cliff look beneath the skin of the great white to reveal the true source of its extraordinary predatory abilities and discover the secrets of one the world’s most feared predators.

COMPANY: Nature Films Network, PRODUCER: Brent Mills DIRECTOR: Paul Gasik CINEMATOGRAPHER: Gordy Waterman, Malcolm Ludgate OTHER: Rob Hall, Joi Schilling

COMPANY: Earth Touch, Smithsonian Networks PRODUCER: Benjamin G Hewett DIRECTOR: Graeme Duane CINEMATOGRAPHER: Boris Von Schoenebeck, Grant Brokensha, Lee Jackson, Riann Venter, Barry Skinstad, Philip Vail, Mark Jon Van Coller SOUND RECORDISTS: Sakhile Radebe SOUND EDITORS: Dave Birch, Tristan Horton SOUND MIXERS: Dave Birch WRITER: Benjamin G Hewett NARRATOR: Bray Poor OTHER: Editor: Ruaan Botha, Assistant Camera: Chris Stear, Garth Mcconnell, Post Production Services: Igloo Post, Online Editor: Brian Ainsworth

(423) 902-0894

+27 315-820-800

rhall@nfnstudios.com

lcox@earthtouchsa.com www.earthtouchnews.com

GRIZZLY SUMMER

GROSS SCIENCE

DEATH OF THE DRAGON WORMS, COULD KANGAROO FARTS CURE GLOBAL WARMING? SEA CUCUMBER EVISCERATION

WILD YELLOWSTONE

15-0158

15-0159

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Sound Visualization Editing Original Music Score Writing

Limited Series - Short Form

Jackson, WY

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Boston, MA

USA

USA

April 2015

April 2015

50 minutes

3 minutes x 3

In summer Yellowstone transforms into a wildlife paradise - with a cruel dark side. Grizzly bears emerge from mountain dens to roam for food. Their journey takes them through an amazing wilderness that tests every animal to the limit. From torrential floods in spring to burning temperatures in August, Yellowstone’s summer is always changing and presenting new challenges and opportunities. Even Yellowstone’s smallest bird, the hummingbird goes to battle, fighting in mid-air to protect a territory of wildflowers. In Yellowstone every animal must fight for territory, struggle to find food, and always try to stay alive.

Gross Science is a weekly YouTube series about the slimy, smelly, creepy world of science. Using a combination of handmade animations and scientific imagery, host Anna Rothschild shows viewers the beauty of our world, while also making them say “ew!”

COMPANY: Brain Farm Digital Cinema for Nat Geo Wild & Terra Mater Factual Studios, PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Karen Bass, Curt Morgan, Chad Jackson, Joseph Sorge, Shon Tomlin. For National Geographic Channels, Executive Producer: Ashley Hoppin. For Terra Mater Factual Studios, Executive Producer: Sabine Holzer. Producers: Tom Stephens, Joe Kennedy DIRECTOR: Curt Morgan CINEMATOGRAPHER: Cinematographers: Dawson Dunning, Jeff Hogan, Theo Jebb, John Shier, Aerial Cinematography: Nel Boshoff, Curt Morgan, Jared Slater, Greg Wheeler, Nick Wolcott SOUND EDITORS: George Fry SOUND MIXERS: Graham Wild WRITER: Joe Kennedy & Andrew Mitchell NARRATOR: Bart Thomasson OTHER: Editor: James Taggart, Original Music: Mark Murphy, Torin Borrowdale

COMPANY: NOVA/WGBH, PBS Digital Studios PRODUCER: Anna Rothschild DIRECTOR: Anna Rothschild WRITER: Anna Rothschild NARRATOR: Anna Rothschild

(307) 200-6050

(617) 300-3988

info@brainfarmcinema.com

Anna_Rothschild@wgbh.org

www.brainfarmcinema.com

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GUADALQUIVIR

GUADALQUIVIR - THE GREAT RIVER 15-0160

15-0161

Theatrical

Wildlife Habitat

Pozuelo

Vienna

Spain

Austria

November 2013

January 2014

90 minutes

52 minutes

The Guadalquivir is more than a river, it’s the course that joins three of the most important natural spaces in Spain: Cazorla, Sierra Morena and Doñana. The images and sounds of nature combine to offer a sensorial experience, an immersion into the natural environment through the senses.

A grandiose river in southern Spain flows through Andalusia from North to South, like a huge artery that stretches along 600 kilometers. From its birthplace, in the Cazorla mountains, all the way to the mouth of the river, that reaches the shores of Doñana National Park, a fox will become the story’s main character. Through its eyes, we will come to discover the spectacular biodiversity that this little creature finds along the way.

COMPANY: Wanda Vision, Terra Mater PRODUCER: José María Morales, Walter Köhler, Sabine Holzer DIRECTOR: Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha CINEMATOGRAPHER: Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha SOUND RECORDISTS: Carlos de Hita SOUND EDITORS: Juan Ferro Carlos de Hita SOUND MIXERS: Nicolas de Poulpiquet EFFECTS: Iván Aledo WRITER: Fernando López-Mirones NARRATOR: Estrella Morente OTHER: Sound: Dolby ATMOS

COMPANY: A co-production of Terra Mater Factual Studios and Wanda Films PRODUCER: José María Morales DIRECTOR: Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha SOUND EDITORS: Juan Ferro Carlos de Hita SOUND MIXERS: Nicolás de Poulpiquet, Juan Ferro WRITER: Fernando López Mirones NARRATOR: Stephen Hughes OTHER: Music: José Manuel García-Pelayo, Mané Larregla

+34 913-528-376

(431) 870-030

wanda@wanda.es

office@terramater.at

www.wanda.es

http://www.terramater.at/productions/guadalquivir-the-great-river/

GUARDIANS OF TRADITION, EPISODE 1

BETWEEN WORLDS

HABITAT EARTH

15-0057

15-0162

People and Nature

Immersive Sound Original Music Score Visualization Writing

Vienna

San Francisco, CA

Austria

USA

February 2014

January 2015

50 minutes Dario Yanomami Kopenawa a young Yanomami who left his village in the protected indigenous territory for the city of Boa Vista. As head of the Hutukara organization he fights for protection of Yanomami rights and culture. Seeing himself as a warrior of the jungle he wants to preserve his ancestors’ lands and heritage. In East Greenland the western lifestyle has long taken over. Tobias is one of the last Inuit hunters who partly still sticks to his forefathers’ ways. In the tropical paradise of Yap, Pasan, who is a healer and instructor of the traditional Yapese dances is not clear about the islander’s future perspective. A Chinese investment group put Yap on its business radar and is keen to transform the island into a holiday resort. COMPANY: A Production of Terra Mater Factual Studios, PRODUCER: Sebastian Gruebl DIRECTOR: Sabine Holzer WRITER: Sebastian Gruebl & Udo Maurer NARRATOR: Hal Rock OTHER: Music composed by Paul Movahedi

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FINALIST

24 minutes

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small--from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. In the California Academy of Sciences’ latest original planetarium show, Habitat Earth, discover what it means to live in today’s connected world. Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks. COMPANY: California Academy of Sciences, PRODUCER: Tom Kennedy DIRECTOR: Ryan Wyatt DESIGNER: Mike Schmitt SOUND RECORDISTS: Christopher Hedge SOUND EDITORS: Christopher Hedge SOUND MIXERS: Christopher Hedge WRITER: Ryan Wyatt NARRATOR: Frances McDormand

(431) 870-030

(415) 379-5814

office@terramater.at

pvergara@calacademy.org

http://www.terramater.at/productions/between-worlds/

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HADWIN’S JUDGEMENT

HARVEST TIME, EPISODE 2

THE SECRET GARDEN 15-0163

15-0417

People and Nature

Wildlife Habitat Sound Original Music Score

Montréal, Quebec

Hamburg

Canada

Germany

April 2015

November 2014

88 minutes

50 minutes

Hadwin’s Judgement is a spellbinding account of environmentalism, obsession, and myth that chronicles BC logging engineer and survivalist Grant Hadwin’s resolute struggle to reconcile what he saw as an egregious affront to - not just the land - but also to humanity. His experiences of the devastation wrought by clear-cutting drove him to commit, what some would call, a desperate and illegal act. The film interweaves speculation and reality to explore his possible motives, charting his emotional crusade against the destruction of the world’s last great temperate rainforest. A crusade that ends tragically with a mystery and a prophetic warning - sealing his fate as both madman and visionary.

Our love for gardens has created a unique habitat with thousands of ornamental flowers. Hundreds of years of cultivation have turned small and simple flowers into glorious blossoms. But there is more to the garden than meets the eye. It also provides an invaluable refuge for wildlife in a changing landscape. Today, exotic plants live alongside native animals; an eclectic mix created by generations of gardeners. The buddleia or butterfly bush acts as a magnet for our native butterflies, and the popular tomato plant is a favorite with the hawkmoth caterpillar. As summer turns to autumn, small grass snakes hatch within the compost and edible dormice look for apples stored in our garden sheds.

COMPANY: True West, Passion Planet, National Film Board of Canada, PRODUCER: Elizabeth Yake, David Allen, David Christensen, Yves Ma DIRECTOR: Sasha Snow CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sasha Snow, Simon Schneider WRITER: Sasha Snow OTHER: Gareth C. Scales, Ben Stark, Jack Ketch

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm nautilusfilm GmbH, NDR, NDR/ARTE, ORF PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Tom Synnatzschke DIRECTOR: Jan Haft CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kay Ziesenhenne, Jan Haft, Felix Pustal, Stephan Krasser, Johannes Berger SOUND MIXERS: Oliver Görtz WRITER: Gerwig Lawitzky, Thassilo Franke, English Script: Sharmila Choudhury NARRATOR: Philippa Forrester OTHER: Editors: Carla Braun-Elwert, Jan Haft, Music: Jörg Magnus Pfeil, Siggi Mueller

+15 142-839-133

+49 40 66885140

festivals@nfb.ca

naturfilm@doclights.de www.doclights.de

HIDDEN KINGDOMS

EP 1: UNDER OPEN SKIES, EP 2: SECRET FORESTS, EP 3: URBAN JUNGLES

HIDDEN WILD

WILD CITY

15-0164

15-0474

Limited Series - Long Form

Writing Animal Behavior

Bristol

FINALIST

39

UK

Singapore

January 2014

March 2015

59 minutes x 3

46 minutes

Hidden Kingdoms vividly brings the dramas of the world’s smaller creatures to life. By doing so, it also reveals biology and behavior - and a whole miniature world - in an insightful new way. In a series which could be described as ‘Pixar, meets Honey I Shrunk the Kids, meets Planet Earth’ the series combined the very best wildlife filmmaking techniques with a touch of movie-making magic to create dramatized natural history stories based on rigorous science with a fresh and distinctive style. This approach broke down barriers and reached a wide audience.

Singapore - Asia’s tropical thrumming megalopolis. 665 square kilometres of hustle, bustle, concrete and air-con. But nestled among the concrete is an urban wilderness - places where crocodiles, monkeys, otters, snakes and hornbills sit right among the skyscrapers and boardwalks. This is Singapore: Wild City. Filmed over the course of a year and divided into two 1-hour episodes narrated by natural history legend Sir David Attenborough, the series aims to be nothing less than a comprehensive profile of Singapore’s surprisingly diverse animals and plants and their fascinating behaviors.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery Channel, France TV, CCTV PRODUCER: Simon Bell, Verity White, Gavin Maxwell DIRECTOR: Simon Bell, Verity White, Gavin Maxwell NARRATOR: Stephen Fry OTHER: Mark Brownlow, Series Producer, Michael Gunton - Executive Producer

COMPANY: Beach House Pictures, Channel NewsAsia PRODUCER: John Ruthven, Syafiqah Omar DIRECTOR: Claire Clements CINEMATOGRAPHER: Claire Clements, Chris Dickinson, Lau Hon Meng, Robert Taylor SOUND EDITORS: Jerry Teo SOUND MIXERS: Jerry Teo EFFECTS: Ng Sew Ling, Mohamad Fadhli Bin Mohamad Hata WRITER: Claire Clements NARRATOR: David Attenborough OTHER: Editor: Doug Clifford Marsh, Production Manager: Shalini Selliah, Researchers: Carissa Kok, Prarthini Selveindran, Joy Goh

+44 117-974-211

(656) 236-9560

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

donovan@beachhousepictures.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01nppg8

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HIDDEN WORLDS

HIPPO VS. CROC

GORONGOSA PARK: REBIRTH OF PARADISE 15-0165

15-0166

Wildlife Habitat Science and Nature

Animal Behavior Sound Editing Visualization

Amsterdam

La Lucia Ridge

Netherlands

South Africa

May 2015

March 2014

55 minutes

44 minutes

Bob teams up with scientists to explore Gorongosa’s most remote areas. They find rivers choked with enormous crocs - and estimate that the park might have the biggest population of crocs in Africa. Abseiling into deep gorges, they discover forests full of new species and unexplored caves. It’s putting Gorongosa Park on the map as one of Africa’s last frontiers.

COMPANY: Off the Fence PRODUCER: Kate Bradbury DIRECTOR: Kate Bradbury EDITOR: Federico Campanale CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kate Bradbury, James Byrne, Emre Izat, Carla Rebai, James Manfull, John Mans, Bon Poole, Jeff Reed, Erik Rochner, Richard Slater-Jones SOUND RECORDISTS: Marla Hettinger SOUND EDITORS: Nicholas Allan, Paul Clark SOUND MIXERS: Peter Stoel, Andrew Wilson (Amps) MUSIC: William Goodchild WRITER: Kate Bradbury NARRATOR: Bob Poole OTHER: Bill Garnder, PBS Vice President, Programming and Development Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive

Two of Africa’s deadliest gladiators - hippos and crocs have lived side by side for millennia, but are they cozy bedfellows or arch-enemies? One is a hefty herbivore, the other is the most successful freshwater predator on the planet, so how do they manage to survive together in the same habitat? They each have a unique arsenal of attributes honed by centuries of evolution; muscle power, bite force and ferocious dentition give them the edge in their environment. But once a year, their peaceful semi-aquatic existence turns into a battle for survival. The dry season pushes both these super-powers to their limits - and each has their own survival strategies. Crocodiles prey off the carcasses of the weak and fallen; 100 million years of evolution has taught them to survive lean times and push COMPANY: Earth Touch, National Geographic Networks PRODUCER: Kira Ivanoff DIRECTOR: Graeme Duane CINEMATOGRAPHER: Boris von Schoenebeck, James Boon, Dale Hancock, Grant Brokensha, Barry Skinstad, Philip Vail SOUND RECORDISTS: Sakhile Radebe, Bart-Jan Hooft SOUND EDITORS: Dave Birch SOUND MIXERS: Dave Birch WRITER: Kira Ivanoff NARRATOR: Bray Poor OTHER: Editor: Ruaan Botha, Post Production Services: Igloo Post, Online Editor: Brian Ainsworth

+31 205-200-222

+27 315-820-800

carla@offthefence.com

lcox@earthtouchsa.com

pbs.org/gorongosapark

www.earthtouchnews.com

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HOW TO CATCH A TIGER

EARTH - A NEW WILD 15-0167

15-0168

Editing

Short Program Educational / Institutional

London

Yarmouthport, MA

UK

USA

February 2015

July 2014

55 minutes

10 minutes

Travel deep into the wild to take a fresh look at humankind’s relationship to the big animals that live alongside us. From cuddling baby pandas to avoiding man-eating tigers, Dr. M. Sanjayan investigates how our relationships with the wilderness is changing - the severe peril of extraordinary animals and their habitats is ever present, but what he focuses on are the powerful stories that prove animals and humans can thrive side by side. It’s a new kind of wild, but one we all depend upon.

With time running out, two filmmakers scramble to learn how to use an ultra high-speed camera and get to Far East Russia in time to catch a rare Siberian Tiger the moment it is released back to the wild.

COMPANY: Passion Pictures and National Geographic Studios for PBS PRODUCER: David Allen, Series Producer, For National Geographic, Jared Lipworth, Executive Producer, Brooke Runette, President, For National Geographic International, Carolyn Payne, Executive Producer, Hamish Mykura, Executive Vice President and Head of International Content, For PBS, Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, Bill Gardner, Vice President of Programming and Development for PBS DIRECTOR: Matthew Dyas NARRATOR: Dr. M. Sanjayan, Host OTHER: Richard Wilkinson, Editor

PRODUCER: Michael Booth, Brant Backlund, Executive Producers: Erica Martin, Shawna Moos DIRECTOR: Michael Booth, Brant Backlund CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Booth, Brant Backlund, Nicholas Rexford

+44 020-732-399

(508) 744-2076

chrisg@passion-pictures.com

mbooth@ifaw.org

http://www.pbs.org/earth-a-new-wild/home/

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HOW TO CLONE A WOOLLY MAMMOTH

HUMPBACK WHALES

15-0169

15-0170

Science and Nature

Immersive Visualization

Washington, DC

Laguna Beach, CA

USA

USA

November 2014

February 2015

46 minutes

FINALIST

40 minutes

In May 2013, a team of international scientists unearthed the remains of a mammoth that had survived in an extraordinary condition. The most stunning find came when scientists poked a syringe into the corpse and extracted a brown fluid--perhaps the first intact mammoth blood sample ever discovered. How To Clone a Woolly Mammoth details the historic autopsy of the 40,000-year-old beast and follows experts at labs in South Korea and at Harvard University, who are using the latest advances in DNA manipulation in the hope of cloning the furry giant and introducing it to the modern world.

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales explores the world of nature’s most awe-inspiring mammals. Set in Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga, and captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, this ocean adventure offers an up-close look at how humpbacks sing, feed, play and raise their young. Found across the globe, humpbacks were nearly extinct 50 years ago, but are making a comeback. Join researchers as they find out why humpbacks are so acrobatic, why they sing, and why these 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate 10,000 miles every year. A MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Pacific Life.

COMPANY: Renegade Pictures, Smithsonian Networks, Channel 4 PRODUCER: Nathan Dappen, Neil Losin DIRECTOR: Nick Clarke Powell CINEMATOGRAPHER: Pete Allibone, Peter Harvey, Brian McDairmant, Mikolaj Bakalarz NARRATOR: Joseph May OTHER: Executive Producer: Joy Galane. Senior Vice President of Production: Charles Poe. Executive Vice President of Programming: David Royle

COMPANY: MacGillivray Freeman Films, Pacific Life PRODUCER: Shaun MacGillivray DIRECTOR: Greg MacGillivray ART DIRECTOR: Libby Woolems CINEMATOGRAPHER: Brad Ohlund SOUND RECORDISTS: Barbara MacGillivray SOUND EDITORS: Andrew DeCristofaro SOUND MIXERS: Ken Teaney, CAS, Marshall Garlington EFFECTS: Allen Markowitz WRITER: Stephen Judson NARRATOR: Ewan McGregor OTHER: Musical Score: Steve Wood with Calum Graham

(202) 261-1262

(949) 494-1055

charles.poe@smithsonianchannel.com

sbadheka@macfreefilms.com

smithsonianchannel.com

humpbackwhalesfilm.com

HUNT FOR THE SUPER PREDATOR

HUNTED

15-0171

15-0172

Animal Behavior

Short Short

Washington, DC

San Francisco, CA

USA

USA

June 2014

December 2014

46 minutes

1 minutes

There’s a mysterious predator lurking in the depths of Australia’s wild Southern Ocean, a beast that savagely devoured a great white shark in front of cinematographer David Riggs 11 years ago. Rigg’s obsession to find the killer leads him to an aquatic battle zone that’s remained hidden until now. Here, killer whales, colossal squid and great white sharks face off in an underwater coliseum where only the fiercest creatures of the marine world survive.

What does it feel like to be in a poacher’s crosshairs? Hunted, a public service announcement starring Chinese actress Li Bingbing, takes a look at the inhumanity of today’s elephant poaching crisis in Africa. Humans and elephants share many emotions, from joy to profound grief. Will we show them compassion before it’s too late? Created in English and Mandarin by WildAid, African Wildlife Foundation and Save the Elephants.

COMPANY: , Smithsonian Channel PRODUCER: Leighton De Barros DIRECTOR: Michael Lynch CINEMATOGRAPHER: Leighton De Barros NARRATOR: Keri Tombazian OTHER: Senior Vice President of Production: Charles Poe. Executive Vice President of Programming: David Royle

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(202) 261-1262

(917) 993-0955

charles.poe@smithsonianchannel.com

harmon@wildaid.org

smithsonianchannel.com

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HUNTING BUDDIES - HOW DOGS DISCOVERED MEN

HUNTWATCH

15-0173

15-0174

People and Nature

Conservation Hero Theatrical

Vienna

Yarmouth Port, MA

Austria

USA

October 2013

March 2015

50 minutes

88 minutes

Hunting Buddies takes a closer look at dog and man, nature and culture - a cinematic cross-over appealing not just to hunters and dog-lovers but to anyone fascinated by the history and development of humankind. “Hunting Buddies” looks back at this part of our cultural history and discovers where dog skills come from, finding out what we have given up and gained as our relationship with dogs has changed. Different hunting dogs are followed in reallife situations seen from dog and human perspective. Each breed emerged from a specific period in hunting history, when each was supremely adapted to the tasks and skills required.

Violent confrontation boils over on the ice floes of Canada as activists, fishermen and politicians battle over the fate of baby seals. In 1969, a charismatic young activist named Brian Davies set out on a personal crusade to save the seals. Little did he know the fight would last the rest of his life. Today, the war rages on. All sides are fighting dirty. The future hangs in the balance. Davies hopes that he will live to see a victory for his seals, while the sealing industry is scrambling to keep the hunt alive.

COMPANY: Wega Film for ORF, A co-production by ARTE in association with bm:ukk PRODUCER: Peter Thomsen/Wega Film DIRECTOR: Ute Gebhardt

COMPANY: International Fund for Animal Welfare PRODUCER: Kerry Branon, Richard Moos, Brant Backlund, David Kennedy, Executive Producers: Azzedine Downes, Shawna Moos, Erica Martin DIRECTOR: Brant Backlund CINEMATOGRAPHER: Richard Moos: Director of Photography, Chris Nickless, Brant Backlund, David Kennedy, Chris Chanda: Aerial Cinematography, Stewart Cook: Aerial Cinematography SOUND MIXERS: Carmen Borgia WRITER: Brant Backlund NARRATOR: Ryan Reynolds OTHER: Editors: David Kennedy, Brant Backlund, Music: Theo Green, Design and Animation: Isaiah King

+00 431-878-781

(508) 744-2068

ronja.scherzinger@orf.at

kbranon@ifaw.org

http://contentsales.orf.at/universum

I BOUGHT A RAINFOREST 15-0176

Conservation People and Nature

London

UK June 2015 FINALIST

59 minutes

Wildlife photographer Charlie Hamilton James bought himself 100 acres of Peruvian rainforest, in order to help reserve the Manu National Park. When KEO films met him, we realised that this was a great starting point for a documentary series about subjects that are otherwise difficult to get commissioned on primetime terrestrial channels: climate change, deforestation, and environmentalism. As we developed the idea, it became obvious that Charlie’s skills as a natural history cameraman could combine in an interesting way with traditional documentary making. The idea was that his stunning animal photography would bring the audience in, but that the documentary element of the series would help unravel the complexities of rainforest conservation. In order to do this, we challenge him to spend time with people he was at first disdainful and scared of. When we took him to live with illegal gold-miners, cattle ranchers and cocaine farmers, we challenged his perceptions, and forced him to examine what he really thought about the envrionment. What could have been 1 dimensional worthy project suddenly came to life. COMPANY: KEO Films, The Open University for BBC Two PRODUCER: Aidan Woodward DIRECTOR: Gavin Searle EDITOR: Simon Sykes

+02 074-903-580 louise.vitols@keofilms.com http://www.keofilms.com/production/i-bought-a-rainforest/

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IBIOME - WETLAND

ICE EDGE, EPISODE 4

WILD CANADA 15-0177

15-0473

Interactive

Wildlife Habitat People and Nature Sound

Ontario

Vienna

Canada

Austria

October 2014

October 2014 53 minutes

With Professor Bio as your guide, we invite kids to explore the wetland habitat and all the amazing species within. Build unique bio domes from scratch and interact with the fascinating food webs through immersive game play. Use what you learn to make your bio domes flourish with life. iBiome-Wetland is an innovative kids educational tablet game that provides an engaging experience to discover, explore and learn the beautiful biodiversity of the wetland habitat via gaming. It covers 54 species across 8 categories within 3 unique wetland habitats: fresh water marsh, salt water marsh and mangrove swamp.

COMPANY: Springbay Studio Ltd. PRODUCER: Grace Ji DIRECTOR: Jane Ji DESIGNER: Jane Ji ART DIRECTOR: Andre Jolicoeur WRITER: Luna Yu, Barbara Dixon, William Lou

Ice defines the Canadian Arctic, and it suits one creature more than any other - the polar bear. At a certain place in Québec, the sea ice cover seems to breathe - here, the largest tides in the world make a difference of 16 meters between ebb and flow. With all other food sources hard to find in February, Inuit hunters head out to this place. At the lowest tides, the sea under the ice retreats back, so that hollow spaces under the ice become accessible. There, Inuit hunters collect nutritious mussels - but they must work fast, because in less than an hour, the tide will return. Once the temperatures begin to rise again, life starts to flourish. The Arctic summer is short, but intense during these months, more than half of the sea ice melts away. This largest annual transformation on our planet has fundamental effects on nature and wildlife. Scientists see a dramatic change: rising temperatures cause a larger sea ice melt. In summer, the Arctic Sea ice cover has already reached a record low - wide areas of the Polar Sea are now ice-free for the first time.

COMPANY: A River Road Films and Brian Leith co-production in association with CBC and Radio Canada with the participation of CMF-FMC, Film Incentive BC, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Terra Mater Factual Studios, National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: Sacha Mirzoeff DIRECTOR: Series Director: Jeff Turner CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeff Turner, Justin Maguire SOUND EDITORS: John Yapp SOUND MIXERS: Graham Wild WRITER: Sacha Mirzoeff, Jeff Turner NARRATOR: Sean Pertwee OTHER: Executive Producers: Brian Leith, Jeff Turner, Original Music: Tobin Stokes, Barnaby Taylor, Editor: Matt Meech

+14 163-891-004

(431) 870-030

jane@springbaystudio.com

office@terramater.at

http://www.springbaystudio.com/educational-games/ibiome-wetland/

http://www.terramater.at/productions/wild-canada/

ICELAND: LAND OF ICE AND FIRE

IF NOT US THEN WHO?

NATURAL WORLD

FROM OUR ANCESTORS, PANNA PANNA, OUR FIGHT

15-0178

15-0179

People and Nature

Limited Series - Short Form

Bristol

London

UK

UK

May 2015

April 2015

59 minutes In what turns out to be an explosive year, witness Iceland through the eyes of the animals and people that have made this wild island home. An Arctic fox family must eke out a cliff top living, an eider farmer has his hands full playing duck dad to hundreds of new arrivals and Viking horsemen prepare to saddle up for the autumn roundup. But nature’s clock is ticking and the constant volcanic threat eventually boils over with one of Iceland’s biggest eruptions in more than 200 years. This land of ice and fire will not be tamed.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Animal Planet PRODUCER: Andrew Chastney OTHER: Executive Producer: Tim Martin

43

FINALIST

8 minutes x 3

We are exploring one key element of the climate crisis by asking a very basic question - who is protecting our forests? Forests cover almost a third of the Earth’s land surface and play a major role in stemming the effects of our rapidly changing climate by absorbing an estimated 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. Within these forests live traditional and indigenous people who have a deep spiritual connection and understanding of their ancestral homes. This connection is being threatened by a resource hungry modern world. As a result, the people who call the forest their home, are now engaged in a constant and frequently violent struggle. If Not Us Then Who communicates firsthand the unique personal stories of an inconspicuous yet vital people, as they battle to protect their lives, their cultures and our forests.

COMPANY: Handcrafted Films, PRODUCER: Tim Lewis DIRECTOR: Paul Redman

+44 117-974-211

+07 745-685-501

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

sophiacheng@handcraftedfilms.net

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05sz8q8

http://ifnotusthenwho.me/

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IM ZAUBER DER WILDNIS:

YELLOWSTONE (INTO THE HEART OF THE WILDERNESS: YELLOWSTONE)

IN BETWEEN

15-0180

15-0181

People and Nature

Conservation Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker Short Program Visualization Editing

Mainz

Munich

Germany

Germany

December 2014

January 2015

44 minutes

8 minutes

For an entire year, a ZDF team accompanied people working at Yellowstone Park. Rangers, scientists, adventurers devoting their daily routine to wolves, bison and the legendary magma chamber in one of the world’s last wild areas, their’s is an intense way of life. Exceptional stories behind the scenes of the earth’s first National Park let spectators experience joys and fears of enjoying and preserving our natural wealth.

A shortfilm about musk oxen in the changing Arctic.

COMPANY: Spiegel TV PRODUCER: Spiegel TV: Holger Kreit, ZDF: Anna Kunkel DIRECTOR: Robert Wortmann CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jasper Engel, Bernd Zühlke SOUND EDITORS: Enzio von Eisenhart-Rothe WRITER: Robert Wortmann NARRATOR: Benjamin Völz

PRODUCER: Rolf Steinmann DIRECTOR: Rolf Steinmann CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rolf Steinmann SOUND EDITORS: Nigel Buck, Tim Owens SOUND MIXERS: Ben Peace WRITER: Nigel Buck, Rolf Steinmann NARRATOR: Terry Burns

+49 613-170-120

+00 491-575-097

anaya.m@zdf.de

steinmann_rolf@yahoo.de

http://www.zdf.de/dokumentation/

www.rolfsteinmann.de

IN THE HEART OF PARIS ZOO

INDIA’S WANDERING LIONS

15-0182

15-0183

People and Nature

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat People and Nature

Paris

Bristol

France

UK

June 2015

March 2015

80 minutes

44

FINALIST

52 minutes

Some 1,000 animals live together at the Zoological Park of Paris. Behind the scenes, as vets and keepers, we’re mobilized 24 hours a day to look after our precious tenants. Through our eyes, you’re going to discover this unique place, and the lives of creatures from 5 continents. There are 5 ecosystems recreating the animals’ original habitats. You’re going to experience the excitement and emotion of our daily activities, from healthcare and breeding to new arrivals! Welcome to a wild world, in the heart of Paris.

A thousand years ago, lions were common in many regions across Asia, but were frequently viewed as vermin – to be killed whenever possible. Today, the Asiatic lion population has rebounded to a population of over 500 – a cause for celebration. However, their success has surpassed the natural carrying capacity of Gir Forest Sanctuary, forcing lions to spill over its borders and seek new homes. Can Asiatic lions and people truly settle their differences and live together… without conflict?

COMPANY: Gedeon Programmes, MFP PRODUCER: Stéphane Milliere DIRECTOR: Guy Beauche

COMPANY: Ammonite ltd., Kosmik Global Pvt. ltd., Earth Touch, Discovery Communications India PRODUCER: Field producer: Akanksha Sood Singh DIRECTOR: Martin Dohrn, Praveen Singh CINEMATOGRAPHER: Martin Dohrn, Praveen Singh, Vikramjit Singh Bal SOUND EDITORS: Kate Hopkins SOUND MIXERS: Ben Peace EFFECTS: Graphics: Will Dohrn NARRATOR: James Murray OTHER: Editors: Andi Campbell-Waite, Andy Chastney, Composers: Fraser Purdie, Simon Sleath, Lenny Williams

(015) 525-5924

+44 117-927-977

lcorre@gedeonprogrammes.com

liz@ammonite.co.uk

www.gedeonprogrammes.com

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INSECTS LITTLE MATTERS

INSPIRED BY NATURE

A COLLABORATIVE STORYTELLING PROJECT OF THE E.O. WILSON BIODIVERSITY FOUNDATION

15-0184

15-0186

Animal Behavior

Short Short

Madrid

Durham

España

NC

December 2014

August 2013

52 minutes

4 minutes

Insects Little Matters reveals some of the most surprising behaviors of these animals, from the hunting trap of the antlion that have inspired the best movie monsters, to the metamorphosis of some species that avoids competition between parents and sons. We will admire termite environment control in their fungi farms, or the animal world longest copula of the stick insect, that lasts the whole period of gestation. Social insects or solitary insects may represent five million different ways of being born, eating, communicating, building, finding mates, and hunting. Many people think this is the age of man, or of mammals, just as the Mesozoic Era was the age of the dinosaurs. But that is a big mistake, and a surfeit of pride. We have always lived in the age of insects. COMPANY: Amprods PRODUCER: Alvaro Mendoza DIRECTOR: Alvaro Mendoza DESIGNER: Javier Zulueta ART DIRECTOR: Miguel Angel Jorquera CINEMATOGRAPHER: Pablo Valdivieso SOUND RECORDISTS: Pedro Linares SOUND EDITORS: Pedro Linares SOUND MIXERS: Jaime Fernandez EFFECTS: Juan Luis Santos WRITER: Alvaro Mendoza NARRATOR: Stephen Hughes

In May 2013, students from all over the country came to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve near New Orleans, Louisiana, for a National Park Service/National Geographic BioBlitz. Together, they developed a sense of awe about the natural world as they worked together with volunteer scientists, teachers, and other community members to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible within the 24-hour event. E.O. Wilson has said, “There is no greater high than discovery.” With this collaborative storytelling project, Inspired by Nature, the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation aims to capture the moment of personal discovery and transformation that occurs as young people connect with the natural world at BioBlitz. As the Foundation works to foster a new generation of enthusiastic explorers and informed citizens, we hope these stories will inspire and connect us all around the importance of environmental conservation and biodiversity. COMPANY: E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation PRODUCER: Paula Ehrlich DIRECTOR: Christopher Sims EDITORS: Paula Ehrlich, Christopher Sims ART DIRECTOR: Paula Ehrlich, Christopher Sims CINEMATOGRAPHER: Elena Rue, Christopher Sims SOUND RECORDISTS: DropDrop MUSIC: Chris Geddes WRITERS: Paula Ehrlich, Christopher Sims

+34 670-236-730

(919) 613-8722

mendozas.alvaro@gmail.com

pehrlich@eowilsonfoundation.org

WWW.AMPRODS.ES

www.eowilsonfoundation.org

INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES

ISLANDS OF CREATION

NATURE

15-0187

15-0188

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Conservation Science and Nature

Science and Nature Visualization

New York, NY

45

Washington, DC

USA

USA

November 2014

May 2015

56 minutes

46 minutes

As the ice shrinks, the polar bear is struggling to survive in a fast melting world. Although a marine mammal, the polar bear is not adapted to hunting in the water. And they are certainly no match for the world’s greatest aquatic hunter - the killer whale. In the last few years scientists have started noting an evergrowing number of killer whales in Arctic waters in the summer months. More and more have been attracted to these huge hunting grounds by the growing expanses of open water. And they are attacking exactly the same prey animals as the polar bears.

In the jungles of a remote archipelago in the South Pacific, a biologist is attempting to do something Charles Darwin and Ernst Mayr never accomplished: catch evolution in the act of creating new species. Albert Uy is on the verge of an amazing discovery in the Solomon Islands, but there’s a threat looming on the horizon. The islands’ resources are being exploited, putting all local wildlife at risk. Islands of Creation documents the race against time to gather the evidence necessary to prove the existence of a new species before it’s lost forever.

COMPANY: Terra Mater Factual Studios, Brian Leith Productions, THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, NDR Naturfilm/Doclights PRODUCER: Brian Leith, Line Producer: Wolfgang Knoepfler, Executive Producer: Ivo Filatsch, Executive Producer: Sabine Holzer, Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman, Series Producer: Bill Murphy, Series Editor: Janet Hess DIRECTOR: Ben Wallis DESIGNER: Graphic Design: Mick Connaire CINEMATOGRAPHER: Justin Maguire, Shane Moore, Additional Cinematography: Kieran O’Donovan, Jeff Turner SOUND EDITORS: Ian Bown, James Burchill SOUND MIXERS: Richard Lambert, Re-Recording Mixer: Ed Campbell, EFFECTS: Editors: Alex Boyle, Tim Coope WRITER: Ben Wallis NARRATOR: Toby Leonard Moore

COMPANY: Smithsonian Channel, Day’s Edge Productions, PRODUCER: Nathan Dappen, Neil Losin, Executive Producer: Joy Galane, Senior Vice President of Production: Charles Poe, Executive Vice President of Programming and Production: David Royle, DESIGNER: Aurelie Beatley, Graphics, Chris Anderson, Graphics CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nathan Dappen. Neil Losin WRITER: Nathan Antila NARRATOR: Beng Spies

(212) 560-8245

(202) 261-1262

junj@thirteen.org

charles.poe@smithsonianchannel.com

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179

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IT’S A WILD LIFE

IT’S ALL ABOUT BURMA 15-0189

15-0190

Visualization Educational / Institutional

People and Nature Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Santa Cruz, CA

Dunedin

USA

New Zealand

January 2015

November 2013

88 minutes

25 minutes

A truly wild story filmed in 4K plus for over six years. The Pacific Ocean creates a rich environment along the coast of California. Explore the remote wilderness where a family of endangered condors raise a chick high in a redwood tree. Witness a one-eyed bobcat as she learns new hunting techniques in a struggle to survive. Experience the beauty of this wild coast with it’s steep environment, with redwoods to the sea. Discover the unique and hidden secrets of this wild land, we call Big Sur.

Across the world safety concerns mean elephant managers are having to change from being up close and personal with their elephants to being hands off managers from behind a barrier. However, New Zealand’s Auckland Zoo is running counter to the trend with its progressive program of creating a ‘herd’ of keepers who are very, very hands on with Burma the Asian elephant. For three years she’s lived without the company of other elephants, a situation that’s not ideal. But while decisions are being made about her future, she waits. And while she waits, she lives the life of a celebrity - mud spas, facial scrubs, personal training, photo opportunities and adoring fans.

COMPANY: WildLight Pictures Inc., Kennan Ward Karen Ward PRODUCER: Kennan Ward, Karen Ward, Executive Producer: Roy O’Connor DIRECTOR: Kennan Ward EDITOR: Kennan Ward, Will Smith, Rob Whitehair DESIGNER: Kennan Ward, Karen Ward CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kennan Ward SOUND RECORDISTS: Kennan Ward, Karen Ward, Pam Voth SOUND EDITORS: Kennan Ward EFFECTS: Color by Will Smith WRITER: Rob Whitehair, Kennan Ward, Karen Ward MUSIC: Cody Westheimer NARRATOR: Rob Whitehair OTHER: Original Music by Cody Westheimer, Executive Producer: Roy O’Connor

PRODUCER: Shar Carlini DIRECTOR: Shar Carlini EDITOR: Shar Carlini ART DIRECTOR: Shar Carlini CINEMATOGRAPHER: Shar Carlini SOUND RECORDISTS: Shar Carlini MUSIC: Chris Geddes WRITER: Shar Carlini NARRATOR: Mark Strickson

(831) 459-8800

(642) 150-9905

kward@kennanward.com

shar@trumpeter.tv

itsawildlifefilm.com

JAGO: A LIFE UNDERWATER

JAWS WITHIN JAWS: KIDAKO MORAY, JAPAN

NATURE WONDER LAND 15-0191

15-0192

People and Nature Editing Visualization Writing

Science and Nature

Bristol

FINALIST

46

Shibuya-ku

UK

Japan

June 2015

July 2013

48 minutes

24 minutes

Jago is the life story of of an 80 year old Bajau hunter who lives in a stilted bamboo hut in Sulawesi. The events of his life are voiced entirely by the yodalike Rohani and recreated with existing Bajau people from local communities. Although Rohanis story is a very personal one, it explores every facet of our relationship with the ocean and each other.

Moray eels are the gangsters of the ocean--ferocious creatures with mouths full of razor-sharp teeth. And the Kidako moray has recently been found to have an astonishing feature reminiscent of the monster in the Alien” movies: a second mouth that extends from the back of the throat to pull prey into the outer jaws. Members of an NHK crew used an endoscope and X-ray photography to get inside view of the astonishing way Kidako morays catch their food. And they witnessed the strange sight of Kidako morays crawling on land. This program sheds light on these incredible fish.”

COMPANY: Underdog Films, Vistaar Productions, James Morgan Films, Fantomline Films PRODUCER: James Reed, James Morgan, James McAleer, Johnny Langenheim DIRECTOR: James Reed EDITOR: Sam Rogers CINEMATOGRAPHER: James Morgan, Mark Sharman SOUND RECORDISTS: Johnny Langenheim EFFECTS: Robin Littlewood WRITER: James Reed

COMPANY: NHK, In Association with NHK Enterprises PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Hiroshi Egawa, Toshiyuki Tsuchiya DIRECTOR: Yuki Tadokoro CINEMATOGRAPHER: Koji Ozaki

+44 078-301-292

+81 354-554-339

jamesreed1979@hotmail.com

yamamoto.k-ob@nhk.or.jp

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JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU’S SECRET OCEAN 3D

JELLYFISH LAKES OF RAJA

UK

15-0194

Immersive Original Music Score Theatrical Animal Behavior

Short Short

Weybridge

Washington, DC

UK

USA

February 2015

April 2015

40 minutes

4 minutes

Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, Jean-Michel Cousteau invites audiences to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans – the source of all life on our planet – and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or rediscovered along the journey.

Scientists and adventurers explore a spectacular jellyfish lake hidden in the crags of an Indonesian island. The lake is a unique laboratory revealing processes of evolution unfolding before our eyes.

COMPANY: Ocean Futures Society, 3D Entertainment Films DIRECTOR: Jean-Michel Cousteau CINEMATOGRAPHER: Gavin McKinney WRITER: Pamela Stacey NARRATOR: Dr. Sylvia Earle OTHER: Original score composed and performed by Christophe Jacquelin. Distributed worldwide by 3D Entertainment Distribution.

COMPANY: Alucia Productions PRODUCER: Mark Dalio, David Hamlin, Jenny Hile, Ian Kellett DIRECTOR: David Hamlin, Ian Kellett CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ernie Kovacs, Andy Maser SOUND RECORDISTS: Mike Kasic SOUND EDITORS: Steve Evans, Ryan Quinn EFFECTS: Steve Evans, Ryan Quinn OTHER: Editor: Steve Evans

fmantello@3defilms.com

(202) 615-8282

3D Entertainment Distribution

david@aluciaproductions.com

www.SecretOcean-theFilm.com

JELLYFISH RULE!

JOURNEY TO SPACE

THE NATURE OF THINGS

15-0195

15-0196

Science and Nature

Theatrical Immersive

Toronto

47

Evanston, IL

Canada

USA

April 2015

February 2015

45 minutes

42 minutes

Jellyfish are one of Earth’s most ancient animals, and many scientists predict they will be here long after we’re gone. Could these creatures that are 95% water with no brain and no backbone be the planet’s ultimate survivors? Join some of the world’s foremost jellyfish scientists in uncovering the secrets of jellyfish success. It seems there is a lot more to jellyfish than we ever could have imagined.

In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon, and lived continuously in orbit. In the coming decades, our unquenchable curiosity will take our species beyond the cradle of Earth to touch the face of another world. Strap in for the next giant leap. Next stop... Mars!

COMPANY: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation PRODUCER: Susan Teskey, Lisa Ellenwood, Senior Producer: Caroline Underwood, Senior Producer: FM Morrison, Executive Producer: Sue Dando, DIRECTOR: Susan Teskey CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tobias Bando, Barry Donnellan, Nathan Mauger, Rob Massey, Ed Middleton, CSC, Ken O’Sullivan, Doug Trent SOUND EDITORS: Sound Design: Alan Geldart SOUND MIXERS: Ron Searles EFFECTS: Murray Green, Editor WRITER: Susan Teskey NARRATOR: David Suzuki OTHER: China Location Producer: Jin Ni, Japan Location Producer: Fumiy Asahi

COMPANY: K2 Films & Giant Screen Films PRODUCER: Don Kempf, Mark Kresser, Andy Wood DIRECTOR: Mark Krenzien CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sean MacLeod Phillips SOUND RECORDISTS: Brian Eimer WRITER: Mark Krenzien NARRATOR: Patrick Stewart OTHER: Visual Effects: Frima FX Inc., Music: Cody Westheimer, Co-Producer & Effects Supervisor: Rick Gordon

(416) 205-5633

(847) 475-9140

nicole.durrant@cbc.ca

trooney@gsfilms.com

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JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC

JULIA ROBERTS IS MOTHER NATURE

NATURE IS SPEAKING

15-0197

15-0198

Immersive Original Music Score Conservation Hero Children’s

Short Program

Laguna Beach, CA

Arlington, VA

USA

USA

November 2013

October 2014

40 minutes

2 minutes

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific takes moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX® 3D adventure to the tropical islands of West Papua, where life flourishes. Join Jawi, a young island boy, on his journey of discovery, and encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures. Home to over 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on Earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, the film highlights the importance of living in balance with our ocean planet. An IMAX Entertainment and MacGillivray Freeman Films presentation.

Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature. Through her role as Mother Nature, Julia Roberts join forces with Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford, Ian Somerhalder, and Lupita Nyong’o to give nature a voice.

COMPANY: MacGillivray Freeman Films, IMAX Entertainment PRODUCER: Shaun MacGillivray and Mark Krenzien DIRECTOR: Greg MacGillivray and Stephen Judson ART DIRECTOR: Libby Woolems CINEMATOGRAPHER: Brad Ohlund SOUND RECORDISTS: Barbara MacGillivray SOUND EDITORS: Andrew DeCristofaro, MPSE SOUND MIXERS: Ken Teaney, CAS and Marshall Garlington EFFECTS: Alan Markowitz WRITER: Stephen Judson NARRATOR: Cate Blanchett OTHER: Musical Score by Steve Wood, One World One Ocean Film

COMPANY: TBWAMedia Arts Lab PRODUCER: Producer: Betsy Schoenfeld, Producer: Mai Huynh, Producer: Jacquelyn FriscoHabsburg DIRECTOR: Director of Media Arts: Lee Clow, Executive Creative Director: Eric Grunbaum DESIGNER: MAL Design ART DIRECTOR: Laura Niubo, Hillary Coe, Ren Toner WRITER: Senior Copywriter: Tim Geoghegan, Copywriters: Harrison Ford, Tor Lemhag, Lonnie Elliott NARRATOR: Julia Roberts as Mother Nature

(949) 494-1055

(703) 341-2817

sbadheka@macfreefilms.com

nomundson@conservation.org

http://journeytothesouthpacific.imax.com/

www.natureisspeaking.org

JURASSIC JUNGLE, EPISODE 2

JURASSIC-SIZED PREHISTORIC TERROR

WILD AUSTRALIA

RIVER MONSTERS

22039

15-0199

Germany

Science and Nature

Hamburg

Los Angeles, CA

Germany

USA

May 2014

May 2015

48 minutes

87 minutes

Red rocks and kangaroos at sunset – this is Australia as we know it. The most concealed area remains perhaps the most mysterious on the fifth continent: the tropical rainforest in the north east of the country is home to kangaroos who climb in the trees. In the swamps lurk “salties”, the largest crocodiles on Earth, waiting for unsuspecting prey. Deep in the jungle live curious birds of paradise and the cassowary – a huge bird who appears to be from prehistoric times.

Freshwater detective Jeremy Wade embarks on a mission to uncover horrifying killers from the depths of time. Featuring never before seen footage, monstersized catches and one of the most horrifying creatures Jeremy ever has laid hands on, this special episode of Animal Planet’s most watched series explores prehistoric beasts that are brought to life by combining Jeremy’s unique understanding of modern day monsters with state-of-the-art CGI. Super sized piranhas, fanged swamp sharks and the nightmarish ‘buzz-saw killer’ are but a few of the real life predators from long lost worlds that Jeremy encounters on his quest to unveil the most terrifying “River Monsters” that have ever lived.

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm, Grospitz & Westphalen Filmproduktion, NDR, ARTE, Terra Mater, Wild Fury, National Geographic Wild PRODUCER: Susanne Lummer, Executive Producer DIRECTOR: Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen CINEMATOGRAPHER: Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm WRITER: Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen, English Script: Steven Zorn NARRATOR: Bray Poor OTHER: Editor: Mario Schlöppler, Music: Klaus Hillebrecht

COMPANY: Icon Films, Handel Productions Inc., Animal Planet, Discovery Canada, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Canada Media Fund, the Quebec Production Services Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit PRODUCER: Producer: Andie Clare, Assistant Producer: Jackie Forster, Producer: André Barro, Executive Producer: Harry Marshall, Executive Producer: Laura Marshall, Executive Producer: Stephen Gooder, Executive Producer: Alan Handel, Executive Producer: Lisa Bosak Lucas, Supervising Producer: Patrick Keegan DIRECTOR: Dominic Weston CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: James Bickersteth, Additional Photography: Alex Holden, SOUND RECORDISTS: Owen Hughes, Danny Carey SOUND EDITORS: Stéphane Lariviére, Gaël Poisson Lemay SOUND MIXERS: Jean-Pierre Bissonnette, Dubbing Mixer WRITER: Dominic Weston OTHER: Editor: James Bickersteth, Additional Editor: Thomas Kelpie

+49 40 66885140

(310) 975-5904

naturfilm@doclights.de

Karin_Failla@discovery.com

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K2 AND THE INVISIBLE FOOTMEN

KAVADI - A DYING RIVER

15-0200

15-0201

People and Nature

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

New York, NY

Pune

USA

India

April 2015

February 2015

54 minutes

22 minutes

In K2 and the Invisible Footmen, filmmaker Iara Lee and her team chronicle the lives of the indigenous porters of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan. These heroes of mountaineering make possible the ascent of K2, the second highest mountain in the world. Amid breathtaking scenery, the film depicts the courage and everyday sacrifices of these unacknowledged porters. It also provides a fresh look into Pakistan, a country typically portrayed in the foreign media as being merely a land of conflict and sectarian strife.

COMPANY: Caipirinha Productions, PRODUCER: Lara Lee DIRECTOR: Lara Lee CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jawad Sharif SOUND RECORDISTS: Mahdyar Aghajani, 12k musicians SOUND MIXERS: Mahdyar Aghajani OTHER: Additional Cinematography: Adrian Hayes, Al Hancock, Azmat Abbasi, Daniele Nardi, Lara Lee, Michele Cucchi, Shah Zaman Baloch, Sohail Ahmed Baig, Tun癟 F覺nd覺k

Kavadi is a village settled on the banks of river situated around 20 kilometers from Pune in Maharashtra state, India. Water from rivers Mula and Mutha flow down here. Numerous species of birds gather here every winter and many can be seen all through the year. The film showcases the beauty of this place and the diversity of life it nurtures. It shows a beautiful understanding between these birds and their surroundings and the way they adapt to the conditions they live in. The film also draws attention to deteriorating conditions of the river over a period due to pollutants and garbage that is dumped into it. It stresses on the fact that if measures are not taken sooner to restore this place the birds whose number is already depleting may soon diminish, and one of the most diverse and rich habitats may soon be lost forever. COMPANY: Vision Aquila PRODUCER: Kiran Ghadge DIRECTOR: Kiran Ghadge DESIGNER: Kiran Ghadge CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kiran Ghadge SOUND EDITORS: Kiran Ghadge EFFECTS: Kiran Ghadge WRITER: Radhika Ghadge NARRATOR: Radhika Ghadge OTHER: Music: Audio Networks

(212) 379-6430

+91 982-253-165

info@culturesofresistance.org

kghadge@gmail.com

http://culturesofresistancefilms.com/k2-invisible-footmen

KAZIRANGA

KEEPING COUNTRY 15-0202

15-0203

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker Short Program

People and Nature

Brooklyn, NY

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USA

USA

May 2015

May 2015

15 minutes

46 minutes

Kaziranga explores the battle between poachers and conservationists in Kaziranga Park, the last stronghold for the endangered Asian one-horned rhino. We see this world through the eyes of Uttam Saikia, a local journalist who is trying to use his community influence to reform poachers.

A 40,000 year old human heritage in Western Australia is threatened by development. Five people explore indigenous beliefs and their connection with a remote region the size of California, called the Kimberley.

COMPANY: House Tiger Productions PRODUCER: Mariah Wilson DIRECTOR: Mariah Wilson EDITOR: Sumon Saha MUSIC: Vincent Dee

PRODUCER: J Thomas McMurray, Andrew Quinn, Brandon White, Owen BIssell DIRECTOR: Andrew Quinn CINEMATOGRAPHER: Andrew Quinn SOUND MIXERS: Scott Jennings WRITER: Owen Bissell, Andrew Quinn OTHER: Original Music by Duncan Thum

(917) 450-4539

(310) 633-3185

mariahewilson@gmail.com

quinncinema@gmail.com

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KESTREL

KILLER LANDSLIDES

NOVA 15-0204

15-0205

Animal Behavior People and Nature Visualization Editing Original Music Score Writing

Science and Nature

Nieuw-Vossemeer

Bainbridge Island, WA

The Netherlands

USA

May 2015

November 2014

50 minutes In the sixties, the kestrel almost vanished from Europe, but since the ban of certain pesticides the kestrel started a steady comeback. Its remarkable recovery has been widely appreciated, but there has been an unexpected downside. Hovering around airstrips, the birds present a danger to air traffic. The answer is to trap the kestrels, ring them and release them far away. The kestrel story begins with the release of a young female. This episode of a series of three showcases the secret life of a pair of kestrels with stunning photography, unique behavior never filmed before and touching stories.

COMPANY: Ispida Wildlife Productions, BNN-VARA PRODUCER: Cees van Kempen, Caroline Brett DIRECTOR: Cees van Kempen CINEMATOGRAPHER: Cees van Kempen SOUND RECORDISTS: Olivier Nijs SOUND EDITORS: Olivier Nijs SOUND MIXERS: Olivier Nijs, Jos Jansen WRITER: Caroline Brett NARRATOR: Alan Miller OTHER: Editor: Alan Miller, Music: Big Orange

53 minutes At 10:37 a.m. on a sunny Saturday morning in March, residents in 35 homes along a bend in a beautiful river in the mountains of Washington State were enjoying their morning coffee, many spending time with family on their day off, when a distant roar interrupted the routine: the terrifying sound of what would become the USA’ deadliest landslide in decades. The equivalent of three million dump truck loads of earth came plummeting down the valley, snapping trees and shattering houses along with everything inside. In less than two minutes, a one-square-kilometer field of debris, 20 feet deep, slammed into the Oso, Washington neighborhood. While a massive search and rescue effort continues at the site, geomorphologists are tracing the geological history of Oso, from the deposition of loose sand and gravel during the last Ice Age to climate change to explain why the site was so unstable. But all around the world, scientists have reason to fear that the worst is yet to come. Globally, landslides and other ground failures cost more lives and money each year than all other natural disasters combined, and climate change could cause an increase in landslide activity worldwide. The largest loss of life due to a landslide ravaged Afghanistan this spring. An estimated 400 people were buried alive. In the Himalayas, where more than 1,000 people were killed in landslides in 2007 alone, the threat of devastating landslides is always lurking. As we survey the telltale signs of future colossal landslides that will strike when the next mega-earthquake hits Nepal, we will discover how scientists are revealing how and why landslides happen, and how new laser radar monitoring technologies are giving researchers hope that they may be able to predict landslides and issue life-saving warnings to those in the path of nature’s destruction.

COMPANY: Sky Door Films PRODUCER: Liesl Clark DIRECTOR: Liesl Clark CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mark McKnight, Liesl Clark, Riley Morton SOUND RECORDISTS: Jason Alberts Bryn Clark SOUND EDITORS: Jean Dunoyer SOUND MIXERS: Chris Anderson EFFECTS: Jean Dunoyer WRITER: Liesl Clark NARRATOR: Craig Sechler OTHER: Editor: Jean Dunoyer, Assistant Editor: James Dunoyer

+31 646-280-964

(206) 201-3100

info@iwp-wildlife.com

clarkliesl@mac.com http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/killer-landslide.html

KILLER SHREW

KINGDOM OF THE APES 15-0206

15-0207

Animal Behavior Visualization

Animal Behavior, Editing, Writing

Chevy Chase, MD

Los Angeles, CA

USA

USA

October 2014

October 2013

48 minutes

88 minutes

In a land not far away, overlords at the top swoop to kill, while commoners below must scavenge for scraps. Here, one extraordinary mammal is caught in the middle, a knight of darkness. One of the most remarkable species on the planet, trapped in a seemingly unremarkable body. It employs echolocation like a bat and uses venom like a snake, but Mother Nature has dealt this creature a cruel blow. It must eat every two hours - or die. There is no meal they can afford to pass up. Such is the curse of the Killer Shrew.

For centuries, we’ve known chimpanzees are fascinating and intelligent animals that share many qualities with humans, and now we explore deeper into the complex species to reveal their culture and personality. World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall introduces the special Kingdom of the Apes, featuring the life stories of some of the best known great apes that have ever lived. The two-hour television event includes the chimpanzee characters from Tanzania’s famed Gombe Stream National Park, where Goodall began her pioneering work more than 50 years ago. Her field study revealed the individual personalities of chimpanzees and the complexities of their communities.

COMPANY: Red Rock Films PRODUCER: Brian Armstrong DIRECTOR: Jeff Morales ART DIRECTOR: Animation: Elastic Pictures CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Benam, Neil Rettig SOUND EDITORS: Archie Moore, Alex Righter SOUND MIXERS: James Yanisko EFFECTS: Editor: John Freeburn NARRATOR: Chris Andrews

COMPANY: National Geographic Television for National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: EP’s: Karen Bass, Ashley Hoppin, Series Producer: Simon Boyce, Supervising Producer: Anne Tarrant EDITOR: Emmanuel Mairesse, Salvatore F. Vecchio MUSIC: Robert Nuefeld NARRATOR: Bill Graves

(240) 396-6567

(860) 324-3071

sari@redrockfilms.net

kristin@awardsinsider.com

www.redrockfilms.net

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KINGS OF BAJA

KOALA FOREST, EPISODE 3

WILD AUSTRALIA 15-0208

15-0468

Wildlife Habitat

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Sound Writing

Lilburn, GA

Hamburg

USA

Germany

August 2014

May 2014

52 minutes

48 minutes

There are few places on earth more forbidding and beautiful than Baja, Mexico. Eight hundred miles long and ten million years in the making, it is home to a punishing desert and the most diverse sea on the planet. Explore amazing ecosystems in the Sea of Cortez and join the hunt with charismatic mega fauna - great creatures that inspire wonder, joy, fear and awe.

The eucalyptus forests of Eastern Australia are famous, both for flavouring of throat sweats and as home to cuddly looking koalas. But there is more to the lush woodland than meets the eyes - in the undergrowth strange birds build elaborate nests and rip-off each other’s calls. By day there are snakes everywhere and under the cover of night strange mammals take to the air. Australia’s weirdest creatures make this there home - the egg-laying, duck-billed platypus and its strange spiny cousin the echidna. But it’s the koalas that steal the show in the forests, and when mating season comes around it turns out they are not as cuddly as they first appear!

COMPANY: 3DigitalVision, Baja Productions: Inc. PRODUCER: Michael Watchulonis, Johnny Friday DIRECTOR: Michael Watchulonis CINEMATOGRAPHER: Johnny Friday SOUND MIXERS: Robert Sanders WRITER: Michael Watchulonis NARRATOR: Bill Ratner OTHER: Colorist: Ron Anderson

COMPANY: Docligths GmbH / NDR Naturfilm; Grospitz & Westphalen Filmproduktion, NDR, ARTE, Terra Mater, Wild Fury, National Geographic Wild PRODUCER: Susanne Lummer, Executive Producer DIRECTOR: Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen CINEMATOGRAPHER: Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm WRITER: Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen, English Script: Steven Zorn NARRATOR: Bray Poor OTHER: Editor: Mario Schöppler, Music: Klaus Hillebrecht

(770) 402-9691

+49 40 66885140

michael@3digitalvision.com

naturfilm@doclights.de www.doclights.de

KUTCH - FRAGILE FRONTIER

LAND OF FIRE

WILD HAWAII

15-0209

15-0483

Wildlife Habitat Original Music Score

Wildlife Habitat Visualization

Bangalore

New York, NY

India

US

December 2014

June 2014

26 minutes

45 minutes

An exploration of the unique landscape and the people of Kutch - a remote, highly seismic region rich in wildlife, at the westernmost tip of India on the Arabian Sea. The arid saline salt flats support specialized and limited flora, that along with the rocky outcrops and remnants of extinct volcanoes, provide home for species like the desert cat and the Indian hyena. The coastal grasslands are home to the grass munching spiny-tailed lizard, the lesser florican and its much larger cousin, the great Indian bustard, now a critically endangered species. Available for sale to broadcasters now, as is or with edits as per requirements.

Wild Hawaii shows you the other side of Hawaii - the wild side. From red hot lava to icy peaks and massive waves, we’ll take a look at the way sea turtles, cliff-climbing fish, hawks, and others have adapted to thrive in this incredible, unique place.

PRODUCER: Ashish & Shanthi Chandola DIRECTOR: Ashish & Shanthi Chandola CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ashish Chandola WRITER: Shanthi Chandola & Nirmal Ghosh NARRATOR: Nirmal Ghosh OTHER: Original Score: Aman Khosla

COMPANY: Pangolin Pictures PRODUCER: Kevin Bachar, Andy Seestedt DIRECTOR: Kevin Bachar CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kevin Bachar, Mark Gerasimenko, Erik Ippel, Mike May, Andy Seestedt, Scott Snider, Jeff Wayman, Alex Werjefelt WRITER: Kevin Bachar, Jonathan Grupper NARRATOR: JK Simmons OTHER: Associate Producer: Erica Zienowicz, Production Coordinator: Dan Kwiatkowski

+91 984-540-039

(212) 245-4242

shanthi.chandola@gmail.com

pangolin@pangolinpictures.com http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/wild-hawaii/episodes/land-of-fire/

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LAND OF LAKES, EPISODE 1

LAND OF THE BEARS

WILD SRI LANKA

15-0489

15-0210

Original Music Score

Immersive

Vienna

Paris

Austria

France

January 2015

January 2014

51 minutes

87 minutes

In the grasses of Sri Lanka’s scrub forests, a leopard stalks his prey. Here, food is plentiful, as populations of deer feed on the grass sustained by thousands of man-made lakes. These pools of blue are the centre of life on the flats of Sri Lanka. Because, as the monsoons recede and the sun scorches an otherwise parched land, these lakes nourish the land. And so, sloth bears and painted storks, jackals, monkeys and some of the greatest concentrations of both mugger crocodiles and elephants to be found anywhere on earth swarm to their cool embrace. The earliest nature sanctuary on earth, this ancient hydraulic system creates a playground for the mega fauna of Sri Lanka, charismatic mammals whose abundance pays testimony to the awe-inspiring power of water over this tiny country’s rich wealth of natural history.

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios and Mike Birkhead Associates Ltd. production in co-production with National Geographic Channel PRODUCER: Mike Birkhead DIRECTOR: Mike Birkhead, Joe Loncraine (Series Director) SOUND EDITORS: Janis Balodis NARRATOR: Paul McGann OTHER: Script: Beth Jones, Music: Nicholas Hooper, Editor: Nico Bee

The Kamchatka Peninsula - one of the wildest places on the planet. Land of the bears. Deep in the frozen winter, 20,000 bears are sheltering in their dens. One young bear has already ventured out into the cold. Inexperienced, he didn’t eat enough before winter and now desperately needs to find food. He goes on a long trip that will bring him from the snow-covered mountain tops to the surreal Valley of Geysers, from great rivers to the immense Kuril Lake, where the largest concentration of bears in the world gather. He will find his sister but be separated from her almost immediately. The law of his species says that he must live a solitary life now. He will run into this mother and her cubs, who remind him of the warmth of life with this family that he will no longer know. And thousands more bears who have gathered around the millions and millions of salmon running up rivers on whom their lives depend. Because winter is looming again. That’s life in the Land of the Bears. COMPANY: Les Films en Vrac, Orange Studio PRODUCER: François de Carsalade du Pont, Thierry Commissionnat, Benoit Tschieret, Guillaume Vincent DIRECTOR: Guillaume Vincent CINEMATOGRAPHER: Lionel Jan-Kerguiste SOUND RECORDISTS: Philippe Mauroy SOUND EDITORS: Florent Vrac SOUND MIXERS: Christophe Moreno MUSIC: Cécile Corbel, Fabien Cali WRITER: Guillaume Vincent

(431) 870-030

(017) 894-5660

office@terramater.at

contact@les-films-en-vrac.com

http://www.terramater.at/productions/wild-sri-lanka/

LAP OF THE PLANET

LE TEMPS DU BRAME

LIVE FROM SPACE

15-0211

15-0212

Science and Nature

Animal Behavior

London

Belgium

March 2014

December 2013

122 minutes

13 minutes

A pioneering live broadcast from the International Space Station and NASA’s mission control in Houston. Travelling at 17,500 mph the ISS laps Earth every 90 minutes. Viewers were rewarded with some of this year’s most visually spectacular and breath-taking views of the planet from 250 miles high - all live. The ISS is pioneering a future where humans colonize other planets. This thought provoking event featured Stephen Hawking explaining why our home planet won’t last forever and why the work on the ISS is so crucial to the survival of humankind.

COMPANY: Arrow Media, PRODUCER: Tom Brisley, Sally Dixon, Al Berman DIRECTOR: Ron De Moraes

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UK

Mature red deer usually stay in single-sex groups for most of the year. During the mating season, called the rut, mature stags compete for the attentions of the hinds and will then try to defend the hinds they attract. Rival stags challenge opponents by belling and walking in parallel. This allows combatants to assess each other’s antlers, body size and fighting prowess. If neither stag backs down, a clash of antlers can occur, and stags sometimes sustain serious injuries. Male European red deer have a distinctive “roar” like sound during the rut, which is an adaptation to forested environments, in contrast to male (American elk or wapiti) stags which “bugle” during the rut in adaptation to open environments. The male deer roars to keep his harem of females together.

COMPANY: Temple Productions DIRECTOR: Paul Boudlet DESIGNER: Paul Boudlet CINEMATOGRAPHER: Paul Boudlet SOUND RECORDISTS: Paul Boudlet SOUND EDITORS: Johnnatan Vaneste SOUND MIXERS: Johnnatan Vaneste EFFECTS: Paul Boudlet WRITER: Paul Boudlet NARRATOR: Bernard Grand

+44 020-748-630

+32 472-547-764

tom.brisley@arrowmedia.com

pboudlet@gmail.com

http://space.channel4.com

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LEAVE IT TO BEAVERS

LETHAL SEAS

NATURE

NOVA 15-0213

15-0214

Conservation

Conservation

New York, NY

Boston, MA

USA

USA

May 2014

December 2014

55 minutes

55 minutes

A growing number of scientists and conservationists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. These industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and ‘employers’ who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from finding water in a bone-dry desert to recharging water tables and coaxing life back into damaged lands.

A deadly recipe is brewing that threatens the survival of countless creatures throughout Earth’s oceans. For years, we’ve known that the oceans absorb about a quarter of the CO2 in our atmosphere. But with carbon emissions sharply rising, this silent killer is entering our seas at a staggering rate--raising the ocean’s acidity. As a result, the skeletons and shells of marine creatures that are the foundation of the web of life are dissolving away. NOVA follows the adventures of scientists seeking solutions and making breakthrough discoveries, can our experts crack the code of a rapidly changing ocean--before it’s too late?

COMPANY: Dam Builder Productions Inc., THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET PRODUCER: Jari Osborne, Executive Producer for CBC: Sue Dando, Senior Producer for CBC: Caroline Underwood, Executive Producer for NATURE: Fred Kaufman, Series Producer for NATURE: Bill Murphy, Series Editor for NATURE: Janet Hess DIRECTOR: Jari Osborne DESIGNER: Kevin Langdale, Illustration and Animation ART DIRECTOR: Ann Marie Fleming, Animation Design and Concept CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mark Caswell, Paul Freer SOUND RECORDISTS: Brent Haliskie, Richard Nault SOUND EDITORS: Alan Geldart, George Fry SOUND MIXERS: Alan Geldart, Richard Lambert, Ed Campbell, Re-Recording Mixer EFFECTS: Editor: Mark Fletcher, Editor: Craig Webster, Editor: Steven Weslak WRITER: Mark Fletcher, Writer, Jari Osborne, Writer, Robert Osborne, Story Editor NARRATOR: Brian Unger OTHER: Composers: Lenny Williams, Chris Biondo

COMPANY: 360 Degree Films Pty Ltd for NOVA/WGBH Boston in association with ARTE and Unite Decouverte et Connaissance, ZDF, SVT and SBS PRODUCER: Sally Ingleton, Executive Producer, Julia Cort Senior Executive Producer, Paula Apsell DIRECTOR: Sally Ingleton CINEMATOGRAPHER: Simon Enderby, Peter Zakharov SOUND RECORDISTS: Sally Ingleton SOUND EDITORS: Tristan Meredith NARRATOR: Craig Sechler OTHER: EDITED FOR NOVA BY Brian Truglio, Rebecca Nieto

(212) 560-8245

(617) 300-4340

junj@thirteen.org

melanie_wallace@wgbh.org

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/leave-it-to-beavers-production-credits/8860

LICENSE TO KRILL

LIFE FORCE 2

EP 2: THE ARID NAMIB, EP 3: COSTA RICA, EP 5: BORNEO 15-0215

15-0216

Science and Nature

Limited Series - Long Form

London

FINALIST

Shibuya-ku,

UK

Japan

March 2015

November 2014

87 minutes

48 minutes

Antarctic krill are small animals with a big problem. The food of whales, penguins and seals, their numbers have been in dramatic decline. License to Krill follows an international scientific expedition deep into the pack ice as they search for the reason why. It’s a dramatic scientific detective story set in a dangerous and unexplored environment, which reveals the forces that now conspire to threaten all life in Antarctica.

Life Force 2 is a six-part series that follows the daily lives of a cast of surprising animals found in six global evolutionary ‘hot spots’. Each episode unravels the compelling scientific mysteries behind how these animals have overcome the barriers to their survival and focuses on each animal’s specific adaptations that helps them thrive in their own unique world. The series sets itself apart from traditional natural history shows by carefully crafting a blend of genres, combining exceptional wildlife photography with CGI, and employing cinematicstyle narratives to explore cutting-edge science.

COMPANY: DOX Productions Ltd, Films à Cinq PRODUCER: Heather Walsh DIRECTOR: David Sington EDITOR: David Fairhead CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jérôme Maison SOUND RECORDISTS: Heather Walsh MUSIC: Tal Zana NARRATOR: David Sington OTHER: Executive Producers: Emmanuel Laurent, Martin de la Fouchardière, David Sington

COMPANY: Produced by NHK, NHNZ and CCTV9, In association with Science Channel, Discovery Int’l, ARTE and SVT PRODUCER: Makoto Kita, Hisako Ichinose, Satoshi Okabe DIRECTOR: Makoto Kita, Hisako Ichinose, Satoshi Okabe CINEMATOGRAPHER: Hiroyuki Kozako, Hirofumi Zusho, Toshihiro Muta, Keith Heyward, Daisuke Hongo NARRATOR: Jeff Wilburn

+44 207-602-309

+81 354-554-339

david.sington@tvdox.com

yamamoto.k-ob@nhk.or.jp

www.tvdox.com

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LIFE ON THE REEF, EPISODE 2

LIFE STORY

LIFE ON THE REEF

EP 1: FIRST STEPS, EP 2: GROWING UP, EP 3: HOME

15-0219

15-0220

Wildlife Habitat Conservation

Limited Series - Long Form

Arlington, VA

Bristol

USA

UK

November 2014

October 2014

54 minutes

FINALIST

58 minutes

The approach of the wet season brings an explosion of life on the reef as corals spawn, sea birds nest, and turtle hatchlings erupt over the beaches in the thousands. Like a great alien spaceship the manta ray comes swooping in, a gentle plankton feeding giant up to 7 meters wide and weighing as much as two tons. Soon torrential rain and severe storms will close in, bringing change and upheaval to the delicate ecosystem.

Life Story takes us on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life. It’s a journey of six crucial stages: growing up, becoming independent, finding a home, gaining power, winning a mate and succeeding as a parent. It brings a new level of storytelling to the landmark genre, creating an experience that is both intimate and intense. We follow the struggles and triumphs of individual animals, drawing the viewer into their worlds, to sense the danger, the challenges and the decisions they must face. Life Story is the first landmark to be filmed at 4K (ultra-high definition), offering unprecedented image quality.

COMPANY: Northern Pictures for PBS, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Queensland PRODUCER: Karina Holden, Sue Clothier, Peta Ayers DIRECTOR: Nick Robinson EDITOR: Caspar Mazzotti, Hilary Balmond CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nick Robinson, Luke Peterson, Chris Sammut, Jon Shaw, David Hannan, Dean Miller, David Stoupin SOUND RECORDISTS: Dan Miau, Terry Meehan NARRATOR: Rupert Reid OTHER: Vice President, Programming & Development, PBS: Bill Gardner, General Manager & Chief Programming Executive, PBS: Beth Hoppe

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery, France TV and The Open University PRODUCER: Tom Hugh-Jones, Executive Producer: Michael Gunton DIRECTOR: Tom Hugh-Jones Emma Napper CINEMATOGRAPHER: Camera Operators: Mateo Willis, Mark Payne-Gill, Jamie McPherson NARRATOR: Sir David Attenborough OTHER: Composer: Murray Gold

+44 117-974-211 (703) 739-5000

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

http://northernpictures.com.au/portfolio/life-on-the-reef/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026vg04

LION MYSTERY

LIONSROCK - RETURN OF THE KING

GORONGOSA PARK: REBIRTH OF PARADISE 15-0221

15-0222

Conservation

People and Nature Original Music Score Conservation

Amsterdam

Austria

May 2015

December 2014

55 minutes

52 minutes

Wildlife cameraman Bob Poole joins scientist Paola Bouley as she tries to solve a baffling mystery: why is Gorongosa’s lion population not growing? By filming the lions, Poole hopes to help solve the mystery. He meets a new lion family with five cheeky cubs, and follows their journey to adulthood.

COMPANY: Off the Fence PRODUCER: James Byrne DIRECTOR: James Byrne EDITOR: Fenerico Campanale CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Benam Kate Bradbury, James Byrne, Emre Izat, John Mans, Bob Poole, Carla Rebai, Jeff Reed, Erik Rochner, Richard Slater-Jones SOUND EDITORS: Nicholas Allan Paul Clark Peter Stoel SOUND MIXERS: Phil Jenkins MUSIC: William Goodchild WRITER: James Byrne NARRATOR: Bob Poole OTHER: PBS Vice President: Bill Gardner, PBS Chief Programming Executive: Beth Hoppe

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Netherlands

In February 2008 a unique wildlife reserve of 1,250 hectares was established around Lionsrock, South Africa, with the aim of returning lions and other big cats to the land of their ancestors. Most are from Europe, from rundown zoos or circuses, removed to dubious holding pens like the dilapidated Pantera big cats’ asylum in the Netherlands. From here a rescued lion family are sedated and air-freighted to a perfect savannah landscape, where for the first time they can be released, free, into their natural environment. This heartwarming and joyful portrait of Lionsrock with its dedicated team also features ostriches, weaver birds, ground squirrels and other African wildlife sharing the natural habitat where the lions’ ancestors once thrived. And - for the first time on TV - this film shows a root canal treatment on Kongo, a majestic lion male!

COMPANY: Rilk Film for ORF, in association with ORF-Enterprise, Land Niederösterreich and Four Paws PRODUCER: Thomas Rilk/ Rilk Film DIRECTOR: Thomas Rilk

+00 310-205-200

+00 431-878-781

carla@offthefence.com

ronja.scherzinger@orf.at

pbs.org/gorongosapark

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LITTON’S WEEKEND ADVENTURE:

LIVING FOSSILS

WORLD OCEANS DAY

CHANGING SEAS

15-0223

15-0224

Short Short

Science and Nature Visualization

Mount Pleasant, SC

Miami, FL

USA

USA

May 2015

June 2014

1 minutes

27 minutes

Partnering with The Ocean Project, Litton’s Weekend Adventure, the three-hour programming block that airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide and reaches over 10.2 million viewers each week, created a campaign to generate awareness about World Oceans Day, incorporating broadcast media and multiple social media platforms. Throughout the block, on-air custom PSA’s will feature Litton’s Weekend Adventure hosts, including Jack Hanna, saluting World Oceans Day.

In the deep, dark waters off the coast of Roatan, Honduras, strange flowerlike animals flourish. These sea lilies and feather stars, known as crinoids, have been around in various forms since before the age of dinosaurs.

COMPANY: Litton Entertainment PRODUCER: Andrew Tew, Sara Krajewski, Justin Aranda, David Hill, Clifton McDaniel

COMPANY: WPBT2 PRODUCER: Alexa Elliott DESIGNER: Animation Design: Norman Silva CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sean Hickey, Allan Farrell WRITER: Alexa Elliott NARRATOR: Peter Thomas OTHER: Sean Hickey, Editor

(843) 883-5060

(305) 424-4185

sara@litton.tv

alexa_elliott@wpbt.org

http://www.littonweekendadventure.com/

http://changingseas.tv/episode601.html

LIVING TIDES

LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD

TORNADOS OF SWALLOWS, A RIVER OF RAPTORS, OCEAN OASIS

DESTINATION: PLUTO

15-0225

15-0226

Limited Series - Short Form

Science and Nature Visualization

Greenwich, CT

55

Silver Spring, MD

USA

USA

May 2015

May 2015

11 minutes x 3

11 minutes

Living Tides explores undiscovered migratory phenomena around the world. Filmed entirely in ultra high definition and utilizing motion-controlled timelapse photography, stunning slo-motion, aerial, and underwater cinematography, the series reveals awe-inspiring natural events, incredible natural places, and the creatures that connect them across the continents.

In July 2015, a piano-sized spacecraft will pass very close to the most distant planet in the solar system, and for the first time ever we will see Pluto’s surface. NASA’s New Horizons mission has been en route since launch in 2006. Traveling at a million miles a day, some astronomers speculate that the space probe is headed into a perilous debris field around the dwarf planet Pluto. CuriosityStream.com has produced extensive monthly coverage through the July fly-by and will reveal the first pictures of Pluto, the last of the classic planets to be explored.

COMPANY: CosmoVision Media Group PRODUCER: Jacob Steinberg DIRECTOR: Jacob Steinberg EDITOR: Sergio Garcia Mayer DESIGNER: Paola Steinberg Saavedra ART DIRECTOR: Paola Steinberg Saavedra CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jacob Steinberg, Sergio Garcia Mayer SOUND RECORDISTS: Jacob Steinberg, Sergio Garcia Mayer SOUND EDITORS: Sergio Garcia Mayer SOUND MIXERS: Dario Boente EFFECTS: Rodrigo Franklin, Sergio Garcia Mayer WRITER: Jacob Steinberg NARRATOR: Dennis Fitzpatrick OTHER: Colorist: Sergio Garcia Mayer

COMPANY: Curiosity Studios, SkyWorks Digital PRODUCER: Dana Berry, Jorge Franzini DIRECTOR: Dana Berry EDITOR: Joi Shilling CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dennis Bonni, Kimberly Culotta SOUND RECORDISTS: Eugene Thompson MUSIC: Jeremy Brody EFFECTS: Dana Berry, Tom Casey, Glen Johnson WRITER: Dana Berry NARRATOR: Craig Sechler OTHER: Executive VP Content: Steve Burns, Executive in Charge: Elizabeth Hendricks North

(203) 536-8956

(301) 920-5932

jacob@cosmovisionmedia.com

Steve.Burns@curiosityproject.com

www.livingtides.com

https://curiositystream.com/

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LOST GEAR FOUND HEROES

LOVE THY NATURE 15-0228

15-0229

Short Program

People and Nature, Theatrical

San Francisco, CA

Pacific Palisades, CA

USA

USA

November 2014

February 2015

8 minutes

76 minutes

Our futures depend on healthy oceans, but they face many challenges. Lost fishing gear, though only 1/10 of the marine debris trash found in the oceans, can be the most detrimental to marine life, causing ghost fishing, entanglement, ingestion, and in many cases death. In this film, we explore how individuals can be a part of the solution to this critical issue by following three different stories: a conscientious surfer, a progressive crab fisherman, and a sustainable seafood restaurant owner. By working together or taking individual actions, we hope to inspire audiences to be an everyday ocean hero.

Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. And while our environmental crisis threatens the survival of our species, a renewed connection with nature holds the key to a highly advanced new era.

COMPANY: Truth Be Told Creative PRODUCER: Silvia Mahan DIRECTOR: Ken Fisher CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ken Fisher, Matt Szymanowski EFFECTS: Ilgi Candar OTHER: Kate Harle, Maggie Ostdahl, Robyn Grahn of the Aquarium of the Bay

COMPANY: In the Light Productions, Inc. PRODUCER: Sylvie Rokab; David Garfield Roland, Elaine Souda, Tamra Raven DIRECTOR: Sylvie Rokab CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sylvie Rokab, Rohan Chitrakar, Eriberto Almeida Jr. SOUND EDITORS: Michael Perricone SOUND MIXERS: Michael Perricone EFFECTS: Darius Fischer WRITER: Sylvie Rokab, Fernanda Rossi (Dramaturgist) NARRATOR: Liam Neeson

(415) 516-0708

(310) 570-7374

ken@truthtold.co

SylvieRo@gmail.com

http://truthbetoldcreative.com/portfolio/lost-gear/

www.lovethynature.com

LUMINESCENT LOVERS, EPISODE 1

MAN VS. CHEETAH

INSEX

15-0185

15-0230

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker Short Program Hosted or Presenter-led

People and Nature

Newport News, VA

Los Angeles, CA

USA

USA

May 2015

November 2013

13 minutes

44 minutes

A raunchy look into the sex lives of fireflies.

Take nature’s fastest land mammal versus two of the quickest athletes in professional sports: who wins and what shocking secrets are revealed? Nat Geo WILD gets a front row seat as the Tennessee Titans’ - the NFL’s fastest running back - and the Chicago Bears’ Devin Hester - the super-agile wide receiver and kick returner - take part in an extraordinary first ever one-on-one challenge against a cheetah. It’s the race of a lifetime that has never been attempted before as cheetahs from SeaWorld’s Busch Gardens are enticed with a piece of meat to race NFL’s finest.

PRODUCER: Kevin Collins DIRECTOR: Kevin Collins DESIGNER: Kevin Collins ART DIRECTOR: Kevin Collins CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kevin Collins SOUND RECORDISTS: Kevin Collins SOUND EDITORS: Kevin Collins SOUND MIXERS: Kevin Collins EFFECTS: Kevin Collins WRITER: Kevin Collins NARRATOR: Kevin Collins OTHER: Host: Kevin Collins, Music: Kevin Collins, Steve Gong, Actors: Charis Alexander, Steve Gong, Andrea Westcott, Ian Westcott, Dolly Grips: Dan Gibson, Carolyn McDermott

COMPANY: Firecracker Productions, INC. for National Geographic Channels, PRODUCER: EP’s: Robert Curran, Jenny Apostol, Co-EP’s: Christ Lofft, John Davis, Producer: Robert Penzel, Aneka Hylton-Donelson, Senior Producer: Susie Ryan EDITOR: Steven Roessler NARRATOR: Scott Smith

(757) 329-4970

(860) 324-3071

kevincollinsfilm@gmail.com

kristin@awardsinsider.com

http://www.kevincollinsfilm.com/Films/InSex/

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MAN VS. LION

MAN-EATING CROCODILES

BIGGEST AND BADDEST 15-0231

15-0232

People and Nature

Hosted or Presenter-led

Los Angeles, CA

West Vancouver, BC

USA

Canada

June 2014

October 2014

44 minutes

45 minutes

For wildlife filmmakers, the only way to safely explore the startling powers of the African lion has been at the end of a mighty long lens -- until now. Man vs. Lion follows veteran big cat expert Boone Smith across the Nambiti Game Reserve, tracking three male lions searching for their next meal. But to truly understand what makes these brothers tick, Boone will go face to face with them. One inch of acrylic separates him from one of the world’s top predators, bringing audiences closer to African lions than ever before.

The Biggest and Baddest series is about human-animal conflict. Biologist Niall McCann tracks down stories of large, formidable animals worldwide, who seem dangerous and fearsome to many people, but are in fact themselves now facing difficulties wherever human settlement encroaches in their territory. In the ManEating Crocodiles episode, Niall joins the Ugandan Wildlife Authority, to remove man-eaters, where these crocs have been eating local villagers or their cattle: and moving the huge crocs to national parks far away from harm and people. In this unique conservation project, the Ugandans have chosen to save the lives of a formidable, and often dangerous species - even after they’ve attacked humans. The work to save these living dinosaurs is always dangerous, but the

COMPANY: Gurney Productions for National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: EP’s: Scott Gurney, Deirdre Gurney, Paul Matusheski, Ashley Hoppin, Co-EP’s: Rick Sasson, Devon Massyn, Supervising Producers: Josh Puga, Tara Delaney, Producers: Myke Clarkson, Steve Eder EDITOR: Supervising Editor: Megan Carson, Editors: Andy Carney, James Gordon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ryan Powers NARRATOR: Jim Cummings

COMPANY: Gryphon Productions, Wild Planet PRODUCER: Peter von Puttkamer, Sheera von Puttkamer DIRECTOR: Peter von Puttkamer EDITOR: Donald Paonessa, Peter von Puttkamer CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Todd Southgate, 2nd Camera: Tim Small SOUND RECORDISTS: Jon Ritchie MUSIC: Michael Richard Plowman WRITER: Peter von Puttkamer NARRATOR: Niall McCann OTHER: Host- Niall McCann

(860) 324-3071

(604) 921-7627

kristin@awardsinsider.com

gryphonfilms@mac.com www.niallmccannbiggestandbaddest.com

MAN, CHEETAH, WILD

MANTAS OF RAJA 15-0233

15-0234

Hosted or Presenter-led

Short Short

Los Angeles, CA

57

Washington, DC

USA

USA

July 2013

March 2015

88 minutes

2 minutes

Bush man and maverick film maker Kim Wolhuter wins the trust of a female cheetah and her five cubs, spending 18 months living and running alongside them. In the Malilangwe Game Reserve, Southern Zimbabwe he chases off lions, stands up to rhinos and faces death. Man, Cheetah, Wild follows the daily life as the cubs turn into fully fledged predators.

International conservation scientist Mark Erdmann and Manta Trust scientist Sarah Lewis explore the wonders of Raja Ampat, a global marine treasure. Together they study manta rays, tagging them to understand their movements and search for their elusive nursery.

COMPANY: Produced by Tigress Productions for Discovery Channel PRODUCER: Produced by: Kim Wolhuter; Producer: Deborah Hinnigan; Executive Producers: Kath Moore, Robert Zakin; Coordinating Producer: Katy Jones Garrity DIRECTOR: Deborah Hinnigan CINEMATOGRAPHER: Filmed by: Kim Wolhuter; Additional Camera: Julian Braatvedt, Duncan Fairs, Allan Tarugara, Mark Van Der Merwe, Taryn Wolhuter, Savannah BurnsSOUND EDITORS: Ian Bown, Dubbing Editor SOUND EDITOR: Dubbing Editor: Ian Bown SOUND MIXERS: Dubbing Mixer: Brian Moseley WRITER: Lorraine Dirienzo NARRATOR: Mike Rowe OTHER: Editor: Mark Robertson

COMPANY: Alucia Productions, PRODUCER: Mark Dalio, David Hamlin, Jenny Hile, Ian Kellett DIRECTOR: David Hamlin, Ian Kellett CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ernie Kovacs, Andy Maser SOUND RECORDISTS: Mike Kasic SOUND EDITORS: Steve Evans, Ryan Quinn EFFECTS: Steve Evans, Ryan Quinn

(310) 779-7629

(202) 615-8282

chris@awardsinsider.com

david@aluciaproductions.com

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MAPPING THE BLUE

MASS EXTINCTION: LIFE AT THE BRINK 15-0235

15-0236

Conservation Hero Educational / Institutional

Science and Nature Conservation Hosted or Presenter-led Visualization Editing Writing

Landover, MD

Chevy Chase, MD

USA

USA

May 2014

September 2014

28 minutes

50 minutes

In 2012, the Cook Islands announced the largest marine park on Earth. In stunning 4K imagery this film tells the story of how Kevin Iro, founder of the park, and his team use a high tech GIS system to designate multi-use areas inside the pristine park.

Five times in Earth’s past, life has been nearly extinguished, the vast majority of plants and animal species annihilated in a geologic instant. What triggered these dramatic events? And what might they tell us about the fate of our world? Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink joins scientists around the globe in search of answers to two of the most dramatic extinctions - the K-T Extinction, which ended the age of dinosaurs, and the P-T Extinction, which 252 million years ago wiped out nearly 90 percent of all Earth’s species. These early mass extinctions could hold clues for what may be happening today.

Company: Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation PRODUCER: Alison Barrat CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ernie Kovacs SOUND RECORDISTS: Malcolm Cromie SOUND MIXERS: Richard Humphries, Nicholas Karlin WRITER: Alison Barrat NARRATOR: Bray Poor OTHER: Editor: Mickey Green

COMPANY: HHMI/Tangled Bank Studios, Holt Productions, For Smithsonian Channel, PRODUCER: Producer: Sarah Holt, Executive Producer: Sean B. Carroll, Executive Producer: Michael Rosenfeld, Exec VP of Programming & Production: David Royle, Senior VP: Charles Poe, Production: David Elisco, Senior Producer: Anne Tarrant DIRECTOR: Sarah Holt CINEMATOGRAPHER: Stephen McCarthy, Lincoln Else, Mark Molesworth, Rob Lyall, John Chater, Erich Roland, Gregory Andracke SOUND RECORDISTS: Pepijn Aben, Adriano Bravo, Mike Cooper, Ray Day, Jeremiah Reed Gray, Dan Johnson, Tom Levy, Gateau Lourmiere, Brian Whitlock WRITER: Thomas Friedman Sarah Holt NARRATOR: Jeffrey Wright OTHER: Editors: Sarah Holt, Daniel Sheire, Sam Green, Graphics: Pixeldust Studios, Music: Christopher Rife, Host: Sean B. Carroll

(301) 577-1288

(301) 215-8900

barrat@lof.org

Films@tangledbankstudios.org

www.lof.org

http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/mass-extinction-life-at-the-brink/0/3413789

MASTER MINDS

MASTERS OF MIMICRY: THE INSECTS OF COSTA RICA

MONKEY PLANET

WILDLIFE 15-0237

15-0238

Science and Nature

Science and Nature

Bristol

Shibuya-ku

UK

Japan

April 2014

November 2013

59 minutes

52 minutes

Monkey Planet explores the amazing world of primates and reveals just what makes our animal family so special. Our primate cousins are much smarter than you might imagine. Just like us, they use tools, solve problems, and have emotions. In Master Minds, we captured footage of macaques that dental floss with human hair; others that use tool kits to smash open shellfish; and an iPadusing bonobo that builds and lights his own fire and then toasts marshmallows on it.

The Central American tropical forests of Costa Rica have rich biodiversity. For small insects, it’s also a place filled with predators like reptiles and birds. Some insects have evolved in unique ways to protect themselves. They have become mimics. They mimic other animals and natural things to deceive their enemies. Treehoppers have evolved to be able to camouflage themselves into things such as branches, animal droppings and water drops - things that other creatures would ignore. The NHK team reveals the amazing ways of insect mimicry and the wonders of evolution.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery Channel PRODUCER: Rosie Thomnas DIRECTOR: Rosie Thomas NARRATOR: Dr George McGavin - presenter/Narrator OTHER: Series Producer: Jo Shinner

COMPANY: NHK, In Association with NHK Enterprises PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Hiroshi Egawa, Koichi Okumura DIRECTOR: Takanori Hoshi, Yuki Tadokoro CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ken Tsukakoshi, Ko Kakizaki

+44 117-974-211

+81 354-554-339

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

yamamoto.k-ob@nhk.or.jp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01r52gr

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MEET THE FAMILY

MICRO-SCIENCE: THE HONEY BEE

MONKEY PLANET

EARTH UNPLUGGED 15-0239

15-0240

Hosted or Presenter-led

Interactive

Bristol

Bristol

UK

UK

April 2014

March 2014

59 minutes

4 minutes

We humans are part of an extraordinary family. We’ve got hundreds of bizarre and colorful relatives who lead dramatic lives all over the globe. Yet most of us know almost nothing about them. Scientist Dr. George McGavin is the man to find out. Through first hand encounters, with his enthusiasm, charm, knowledge and natural scientific curiosity, he explores the amazing world of primates in great depth, to reveal just what makes our animal family so special.

Earth Unplugged was launched to engage the YouTube generation with wildlife content, a young global audience who are consuming media very differently to the traditional natural history viewer. Since launching in November 2011 it’s received over 37 million views and has 315,000 subscribers. YouTube presents the opportunity to utilize annotations, something we explored by collaborating with Bristol University’s Scanning Electron Microscopy unit. By taking detailed images of minute species such as the honey bee and combining them with graphics and annotations, we’ve created an interactive format whereby the viewer can explore the anatomy of the featured animal however they choose.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery Channel PRODUCER: Giles Badger DIRECTOR: Giles Badger NARRATOR: Presenter/Narrator: Dr George McGavin OTHER: Series Producer: Jo Shinner

COMPANY: BBC Earth Productions PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Charlotte Jones, Producer/Director: Simon Baxter, Assistant Producer: Nicola Brown DIRECTOR: Simon Baxter EFFECTS: Graphics/Editor: Simon Lewis

+44 117-974-211

+01 179-747-872

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

Charlotte.Jones@bbc.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01r52gr

https://www.youtube.com/EarthUnpluggedTV

MICROFREAKS

EP 2: FLIES: MASTERS OF DECAY, EP 3: GOLDEN ORB

WEAVER SPIDERS: ARCHITECTS OF ENTRAPMENT, EP 4: ANTS: SUPER SOLDIERS

MICROFREAKS - FLIES: MASTERS OF DECAY

MICROFREAKS

15-0241

15-0242

Limited Series - Short Form

Short Short

La Lucia

59

La Lucia

South Africa

South Africa

December 2014

December 2014

26 minutes

4 minutes

They are living incarnations of science fiction’s most bizarre imaginings and if you’re not running away screaming you’ll find they’re utterly fascinating. Join us in Microfreaks as as we take an intimate look at the world’s creepiest creatures through the eyes of a lens and technology’s most sophisticated microscopic equipment. Who knows? You might find your horror changing to awe.

In the latest episode of Microfreaks we take a microscopic look at the most common creatures in the world and their questionable hygiene habits - flies. Built to sense death in an instant, these insects have some remarkable adaptations and some pretty hideous offspring!

COMPANY: Earth Touch PRODUCER: Kirsten Horne DIRECTOR: Graeme Duane DESIGNER: Trevor Paul WRITER: Kirsten Horne OTHER: Editor: Andrew Dickinson, Production Manager: Sarah Lustig, Executive Producer: Stephen Embleton

COMPANY: Earth Touch, PRODUCER: Kirsten Horne DIRECTOR: Graeme Duane DESIGNER: Trevor Paul WRITER: Kirsten Horne OTHER: Editor: Andrew Dickinson, Production Manager: Sarah Lustig, Executive Producer: Stephen Embleton

+27 315-800-800

+27 315-820-800

lcox@earthtouchsa.com

lcox@earthtouchsa.com

http://www.earthtouchnews.com/videos/microfreaks/

http://www.earthtouchnews.com/videos/microfreaks/flies-masters-of-decay/

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MINE DETECTION RATS

MONARCHS & MILKWEED

PLANET E

YOSEMITE NATURE NOTES 15-0243

15-0244

People and Nature

Short Program

Mainz

Three Rivers, CA

Germany

USA

July 2014

October 2014

28 minutes

8 minutes

In Mozambique, African giant pouch rats are trained to detect land mines. They have extremely sensitive noses that enable them to find explosives when buried underground. Thus, they can play a vital role in Mozambique’s way to freedom by getting rid of the huge number of land mines that still endanger people, even after the war has ended.

Take a microcosmic safari through a field of milkweed and discover a whole world of life, from bees to wasps to hummingbirds to butterflies. The charismatic monarch butterfly is completely dependent on milkweed for its survival, and places like Yosemite National Park offer protection for this often overlooked plant.

COMPANY: ZDF German Television PRODUCER: ZDF Environmental Department DIRECTOR: Birgt Hermes EDITOR: Sylvia Lauer CINEMATOGRAPHER: Andreas Buhrow SOUND RECORDISTS: Jan Prillwitz WRITER: Birgit Hermes

PRODUCER: Steven M. Bumgardner DIRECTOR: Steven M. Bumgardner CINEMATOGRAPHER: Steven M. Bumgardner SOUND RECORDISTS: Steven M. Bumgardner

+00 496-131-701

(559) 786-6487

gomille.a@zdf.de

s_bumgardner@hotmail.com

www.planet-e.zdf.de

https://youtu.be/V3jpu2th34o

MONGOLIAN RHAPSODY

MYSTERY MONKEYS OF SHANGRI-LA

NATURE 15-0245

15-0254

People and Nature

Editing Visualization Original Music Score Writing Wildlife Habitat Conservation

Galway

Animal Behavior Sound

Bromham

Republic of Ireland

UK

January 2015

April 2015

39 minutes

53 minutes

In Mongolian Rhapsody, Irish traditional fiddler Daire Bracken embarks on a musical pilgrimage to the vast plains of Mongolia where he discovers an ecosystem and a nomadic culture stemming the tide of modernity.

A spectacular and emotional story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the world’s highest forests in China. Only recently discovered, they are hauntingly beautiful, elfin-like primates, gentler than any other monkey, living high in the Himalayas. For two years, two Chinese cameramen battled altitude and hardship to make this unique film, following two brothers and photographing a compelling drama. A year of editing and writing, the best sound design and music score were devoted to this very special film about growing up and hardship in the Himalayas.

COMPANY: Magamedia PRODUCER: Laura Ní Cheallaigh DIRECTOR: Paddy Hayes

COMPANY: Wild China Films and Mark Fletcher Productions Ltd, Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET PRODUCER: Xi Zhinong DIRECTOR: Jacky Poon, Field Director, Mark Fletcher, Post Production Director CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jacky Poon, Wuyuan Qi SOUND RECORDISTS: Li Qian, Jacky Poon, Wuyuan Qi, Shen Cheng, Fan Lixin Zhuang, Xiao Wei SOUND EDITORS: Tim Owens, Ben Peace, Wounded Buffalo Ltd SOUND MIXERS: Ed Campbell EFFECTS: Mark Fletcher, Editor WRITER: Mark Fletcher NARRATOR: BD Wong OTHER: Composer: Barnaby Taylor, Violinist: Ros Stephen, Guitarist: Dan Brown

+35 387-289-671

+44 138-084-772

magamedia@gmail.com

muddytrack@gmail.com http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/mystery-monkeys-shangri-la/11728

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MOON

MORNING GLORY 15-0246

15-0247

Science and Nature Editing Original Music Score

Conservation Hero

Paris

Paris

France

France

March 2015

January 2015

80 minutes

52 minutes

Moon, the hidden face of the Earth. Since the dawn of time, the moon plays a major role in biological life: it acts like the pendulum of the terrestrial clock, dictating its rhythm to everything alive. As a universal symbol, the moon is present in every civilization through myths and legends. Moon takes us on a scientific odyssey revisiting the subtle link between the moon and the Earth.

This documentary series will allow to discover nature through the prism of dawn. An immersing of the viewers, in five of the most beautiful biotopes of our planet to tell the rhythms, the behavior and the interactions of the animal and vegetable species, related to the return to the sun.

COMPANY: Camera Lucida, Planete+ Miyu Productions, Rare Media PRODUCER: Valerie Grenon DIRECTOR: François de Riberolles CINEMATOGRAPHER: François de Riberolles, Tarik Rebeihi, Jérôme Bouvier, Maxime Beauquesne, Samuel Guiton, Jean-Charles Granjon SOUND MIXERS: Mathieu cochin EFFECTS: Miyu productions WRITER: François de Riberolles NARRATOR: Féodor Atkine OTHER: Editor: Sabine Emiliani, Original Music Composer: Stephane Lopez

+00 331-492-951

+33 014-929-460

vgrenon@cameralucida.fr; mroux@cameralucida.fr

a.soullier@bonnepioche.fr

MOUNTAIN LIONS: BIG CATS IN HIGH PLACES

NATURAL WORLD

MUSIC FOR ELEPHANTS

15-0248

15-0249

Science and Nature Conservation Hero

People and Nature

Bristol

61

Marlow

UK

UK

June 2015

October 2013

59 minutes

46 minutes

For the first time, and through the eyes of two special mountain lion families, the true nature of North America’s big cat can finally be revealed. Set in Wyoming’s spectacular Rocky Mountains, the dramatic story of two mothers struggling to raise their kittens is helping scientists rewrite our understanding of these elusive predators. This is mountain lions up-close, in depth and more intimate than ever before.

Unique and moving documentary about of a concert pianist playing the works of the world’s greatest classic composers to blind, abused and orphaned elephants at a sanctuary on the banks of the iconic River Kwai in Thailand, with extraordinary results.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit PRODUCER: David Johnson DIRECTOR: David Johnson NARRATOR: Sir David Attenborough OTHER: Series Editor: Roger Webb

COMPANY: AsiaWorks PRODUCER: Amanda Feldon DIRECTOR: Amanda Feldon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Alexander Sletten, Marc Laban SOUND RECORDISTS: Robert McCrory, Somyot Pisapark SOUND MIXERS: Rit Kalayanamitr WRITER: Amanda Feldon NARRATOR: Amanda Feldon OTHER: Editors: Mikael Enlund Nigel Timperley

+44 117-974-211

+44 793-033-657

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

amanda.feldon@gmail.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnnh

www.musicforelephants.com

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MY BIONIC PET

NATURE IS SPEAKING

PBS NATURE

NATURE IS SPEAKING, JULIA ROBERTS IS MOTHER NATURE, HARRISON FORD IS THE OCEAN 15-0250

15-0252

People and Nature

Limited Series - Short Form

New York, NY

Arlington, Virginia

US

USA

April 2014

October 2014

52 minutes

2 minutes x 3

Today, all over the world, animals suffering from serious disfigurements are being fitted with prosthetic devices - bionic legs, tails, even beaks. The latest in advances in human medicine are being applied to our four-legged friends, and the results are staggering. We are learning that not only do these devices restore mobility and independence, but in many cases they are saving lives.

Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature. In this Conservation International Film series Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford and Ian Somerhalder all join forces to give nature a voice.

COMPANY: Pangolin Pictures PRODUCER: Andy Seestedt, Lizettte Gesuden DIRECTOR: Kevin Bachar CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kevin Bachar, Andy Seestedt

COMPANY: TBWAMedia Arts Lab PRODUCER: Betsy Schoenfeld, Mai Huynh, Jacquelyn Frisco-Habsburg DIRECTOR: Lee Clow, Executive Creative Director: Eric Grunbaum DESIGNER: MAL Design ART DIRECTOR: Laura Niubo, Hillary Coe, Ren Toner WRITER: Tim Geoghegan, Harrison Ford, Tor Lemhag, Lonnie Elliott NARRATOR: Julia Roberts as Mother Nature, Harrison Ford as The Ocean, Kevin Spacey as The Rainforest

(212) 245-4242

(703) 341-2817

pangolin@pangolinpictures.com

nomundson@conservation.org

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/my-bionic-pet-my-bionic-pet/8696/

NATURE WONDER LAND

NATURE’S MISFITS

FEARLESS PREDATORS: ORIENTAL HONEY BUZZARD, TAIWAN

NATURAL WORLD

15-0253

15-0255

Animal Behavior

Original Music Score

Shibuya-ku

Bristol

Japan

UK

April 2014

May 2014

24 minutes

59 minutes

The oriental honey buzzard is one of nature’s daredevils: a bird of prey that feeds on ferocious Asian predatory wasps. An NHK crew traveled to Taiwan to capture the drama when oriental honey buzzards targeted a huge nest containing thousands of wasps. Fifteen buzzards surrounded the nest high in a tree and awaited their chance. Then, one bird launched the attack--in the face of a fierce counterattack from enraged wasps. This episode shows the breathtaking battle and reveals the secrets behind the oriental honey buzzards’ victory.

Brollyman Nature’s Misfits (Natural World). Bill Bailey introduces a delightfully eccentric cast of creatures that have chosen to do things differently. Odd, unconventional and unusual; these are animals that don’t normally grab the limelight. From the parrot that’s forgotten how to fly, to the bear that’s turned vegetarian, a chameleon that’s barely bigger than an ant, and a penguin that lives in a forest. The music played a large part in helping celebrate these underdogs of the natural world - creating a tone, helping to give the animals character while at the same time making the audience smile.

COMPANY: NHK, In Association with NHK Enterprises PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Tetsunori Kikuchi, Koichi Okumura DIRECTOR: Harutaka Yano CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nobuaki Hirano, Koji Nozawa

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, WNET PRODUCER: Gavin Boyland DIRECTOR: Gavin Boyland NARRATOR: Presenter: Bill Bailey OTHER: Series Editor: Roger Webb -

+81 354-554-339

+44 117-974-211

yamamoto.k-ob@nhk.or.jp

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042vptl

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NEW BLOOD

NEW METHOD DEVELOPED TO DETECT EBOLA VIRUS

GORONGOSA PARK: REBIRTH OF PARADISE 15-0256

15-0257

People and Nature Editing Original Music Score Visualization Sound

Educational / Institutional Short Short

Amsterdam

Bronx, NY

Netherlands

USA

May 2015

September 2014

55 minutes

4 minutes

Bob and the lion team find one of the female cubs with a life-threatening wound and face a race against time to save her. A massive relocation mission is launched to bring zebra and eland - Africa’s largest antelope - back. And a surprising hero that kept Gorongosa alive after the war is discovered.

This short video looks at how a group of international scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society developed a new method to study Ebola virus in wildlife. This new method allows scientists to perform large population scale field assessments that can potentially change the way Ebola virus is studied and help identify wildlife outbreaks that precede human cases. If scientists can better understand patterns of Ebola virus infection in wildlife, the public health sector can be more prepared to prevent human outbreaks.

COMPANY: Off the Fence PRODUCER: Kate Bradbury DIRECTOR: Kate Bradbury EDITOR: Jennie Vazquez Alarcon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kate Bradbury, James Byrne, Emre Izat, Carla Rebai, James Manfull John Mans Bob Poole Jeff Reed, Erik Rochner, Richard Slater-Jones, John Benam SOUND RECORDISTS: Sebastian Dunn SOUND EDITORS: Nicholas Allan Paul Clark SOUND MIXERS: Peter Stoel Phil Jenkins MUSIC: William Goodchild WRITER: Kate Bradbury NARRATOR: Bob Poole OTHER: Bill Gardner, PBS Vice President, Programming and Development, Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive, Foley Artist: Richard Hinton

COMPANY: Wildlife Conservation Society PRODUCER: Natalie Cash EDITOR: Natalie Cash CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeff Morey NARRATOR: Dr. Ken Cameron OTHER: Additional Footage: Dr. Guido van den Groen, Franck Ouakabadio & National Institutes of Health, Still Photographs by Abbas Dulleh/AP Photo & John Moore/Getty Images

+31 205-200-222

(718) 220-7423

carla@offthefence.com

ncash@wcs.org

pbs.org/gorongosapark

www.wcs.org

NIELS BOHR

NIGHT BREACH 15-0258

15-0259

Science and Nature Writing

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Copenhagen

Aldwick

Denmark

UK

February 2015

November 2014

29 minutes

6 minutes

Niels Bohr is considered the greatest Danish scientist ever. This documentary chronicles his life and explains his famous atom theory which was the first to explain how light is created. Later Bohr developed the theory of the atomic bomb. The film is hosted by a Danish scientist and plays with time travel, such that the host is able to talk with Niels Bohr in a fantasy universe, and uses docudrama in a novel way so that Bohr can be seen doing a new interview for the documentary.

Under cover of darkness, Kimi Stewart and her team set out to photograph a breaching white shark in False Bay, South Africa. This unique behavior can be observed every winter, when young seal pups venture into the ocean, with peak predation activity occurring during dusk and dawn. But curiously night time breaches have been observed along the Eastern coast. Could city lights, moonlight, or bioluminescence provide enough light for the sharks to hunt? Back in False Bay, equipped with fashion photography lights, Kimi, Hendre, Marius and Morne go in search of the ultimate shark breach. The shoot took place in 2011.

COMPANY: DR - National Danish Broadcast, Experimentarium PRODUCER: Frederik Harsløf, Lars Torp, Thore Vonsek DIRECTOR: Martin Sundstrøm CINEMATOGRAPHER: Lars Bonde WRITER: Martin Sundstrøm NARRATOR: Johan Olsen

PRODUCER: Kimberly Stewart DIRECTOR: Marius Van Straaten, Kimberly Stewart EDITOR: Kimberly Stewart CINEMATOGRAPHER: Marius Van Straaten, Hendre Louw SOUND RECORDISTS: Marius Van Straaten MUSIC: AudioNetworks (audionetwork.com) WRITER: Kimberly Stewart NARRATOR: Kimberly Stewart OTHER: Shark Experts: Morne Hardenberg, Stephen Swanson, Special Thanks: Shark Explorers, Visual Impact South Africa, Profoto / Sunshine Company, Nikon South Africa, Lexar South Africa, GoPro/Omnico South Africa, Fathomm

(453) 020-0790

+44 773-923-312

masu@dr.dk

kimitas@gmail.com

http://videnskabsfolk.dk/

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NILE - THE ULTIMATE RIVER

EP 1: MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON, EP 2: WILD WATERS, EP 3: LIFELINE IN THE DESERT

NO MAN’S LAND

THE LAST ALASKANS

15-0260

15-0261

Limited Series - Long Form

People and Nature

Vienna

Los Angeles, CA

Austria

USA

April 2014

May 2015

50 minutes

42 minutes

Two qualities define the Nile as the ultimate river. First, it is the world’s longest river. From the source in Rwanda to the end at the Mediterranean Sea, it travels 6650 kilometres (4130 miles). Second, the Nile is a truly cosmopolitan water. Its source lies in tropical Africa, its most important tributary - the Blue Nile originates in the Ethiopian highlands. Its longest stage - through Sudan and Egypt - is characterised by Arab influences. Travelling through a sea of sand, this river gives life. It passes Africa’s largest city - Cairo - and ends only a few hundred kilometres away from Europe, in the Mediterranean Sea.

Three families living in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge prepare for the upcoming winter. It is September in Alaska, Heimo and Edna Korth set out to hunt down the tail end of a caribou migration. Bob Harte arrives at his cabin to find it was ransacked by a young grizzly bear, destroying two years of his food supply. The Lewis family of five arrives at the refuge with hope as signs of life have returned to the land surrounding their home after a wildfire forced most of the native animals to flee three years earlier.

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios production in co-production with National Geographic Channel in association with France Télévisions WDR produced by Cosmos Factory Filmproduktion DIRECTOR: Harald Pokieser, Clare Dornan SOUND EDITORS: Birgit Obkircher WRITER: Harald Pokieser NARRATOR: Sean Pertwee OTHER: Editor: Jörg Achatz, Music: Andy Baum

COMPANY: Produced by Half Yard Productions, LLC for Animal Planet PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Abby Greensfelder, Sean Gallagher, John Jones, Keith Hoffman, Co-Executive Producer: Jared McGilliard, Jim Campbell, Supervising Field Producer: Sean Stack, Supervising Producer: John Collin, Jr, Producer: Thomas Nelson, Line Producer: Deniz Bicioglu, Associate Producer, Sarah Russell CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Dave Clawson, Joseph Brunette, Camera Operators: Brian Canavan, Christopher Lane SOUND EDITORS: Sound Designer: Brian Cunneff MUSIC: Figure And Groove

(431) 870-030

(310) 975-5904

office@terramater.at

Karin_Failla@discovery.com

http://www.terramater.at/productions/nile-the-ultimate-river/

NO WORD FOR WORRY

NOCK - MOUNTAINS AT HEAVEN’S DOOR 15-0262

15-0263

Theatrical

Wildlife Habitat

Nesoddtangen

64

Vienna,

Norway

Austria

March 2014

November 2013

90 minutes

52 minutes

As one of the last indigenous sea nomads, Hook must make a courageous voyage to salvage the remains of his unique culture. Hook grew up with the ocean as his universe; he is a sea nomad from a vanishing world. No Word for Worry follows Hook from the bottom of the modern social ladder on a voyage into the heart of Moken territory off the coast of Myanmar. More than a quest to salvage the remains of his culture, he faces the universal questions of identity, love, loss and belonging.

The Nock Mountains have been made a biosphere reserve. That and traditional farming have kept out the mass tourism that blighted other Alpine regions. The wide open spaces and wealth of small natural wonders that characterize these gentle, green mountains have been successfully preserved: wild rivers, endless woodland, lush mountain meadows, wildflowers, and wild animals, from the largest: red deer and golden eagles, to foxes, marmots and capercaillies, and the tiny frogs, newts and dragonflies that populate the secret world of mountain lakes.

COMPANY: Hallum & Jensen AS and Ten Thousand Images, Vilda Bomben AB PRODUCER: Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas, Christian Lien Jensen, Executive Producers: Runar Jarle Wiik, Mark Johnston, Co-producer: Fredrik Lange DIRECTOR: Runar Jarle Wiik CINEMATOGRAPHER: Patrik Säfström, Runar Jarle Wiik SOUND MIXERS: Haakon Lammethun WRITER: Runar Jarle Wiik OTHER: Composer: Georg Buljo, Editor: Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas

COMPANY: dreiD.at filmproduktion for ORF, in association with ORF-Enterprise and Kulturförderung Kärnten PRODUCER: Luks Kogler/ dreiD.at filmproduktion DIRECTOR: Waltraud Paschinger

(479) 342-0280

+00 431-878-781

mettecmk@online.no

ronja.scherzinger@orf.at

www.projectmoken.com/?page_id=168

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NORMA’S STORY

NORMAL IS OVER 15-0264

15-083

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

People and Nature

Toronto

Cape Town

Canada

South Africa

March 2015

May 2015

6 minutes

119 minutes

Norma’s Story is a true tale of change. It documents the effects of climate change on the environment, culture and food security of the Vuntut Gwitchin people of the Northern Yukon as seen through the eyes of Norma Kassi.

PRODUCER: Karen Hawley, Alex Hawley DIRECTOR: Alex Hawley NARRATOR: Norma Kassi

Normal is Over is a new feature documentary by award-winning filmmaker Renée Scheltema, who investigates the big picture of our environmental issues, while looking for solutions with an open mind. Are we killing ourselves for money? Do we have a system problem? How did we arrive at our current environmental and economic crisis What is money? Can we change our current economic system, and how? Will our current crisis provoke us into doing the things we need to do? These are some of the questions posed by one woman, Renée Scheltema, who lives in South Africa, and travels the world to investigate our current situation through her environmental lens. In the film it will be clear from the interviews and illustrations that all the decades of planning and talking means we do have all the answers to get on with the job to clean up the earth, save species, stop polluting and create a new zero-growth economic models.

COMPANY: Telekan cc PRODUCER: Telekan cc, Renée Scheltema DIRECTOR: Renée Scheltema DESIGNER: Animation, & Artwork: Elisa Emely Berkel ART DIRECTOR: Elisa Emely Berkel CINEMATOGRAPHER: Renée Scheltema SOUND RECORDISTS: Roger Bashew, Daniel Eppel SOUND MIXERS: Juice Audio WRITER: Renée Scheltema

(416) 654-5938 alexander.s.hawley@gmail.com

ReneeScheltema@gmail.com

NOVA: VACCINES - CALLING THE SHOTS

NOWHERE ELSE

15-0266

15-0267

Science and Nature Visualization Writing

Short Short

Chevy Chase, MD

Turner

USA

Australia

June 2014

March 2015

52 minutes

2 minutes

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation agowhooping cough, measles, mumps - are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. NOVA: Vaccines - Calling the Shots takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out.

Hidden in our wild places are subtle clues. These hints open a window into the lives of creatures that are found Nowhere Else.

COMPANY: HHMI/Tangled Bank Studios, Genepool Productions, A NOVA Production for WGBH Boston PRODUCER: Producer: Sonya Pemberton, Sr. Executive Producer: Paula S. Apsell, Executive Producer: Michael Rosenfeld, Senior Producer: Julia Cort, Senior Producer: David Elisco, Senior Producer: Anne Tarrant, Associate Producer: Harry Panagiotidis, Executive Producer: Michael Cordell DIRECTOR: Sonya Pemberton DESIGNER: Tristan Meredith, Sound Designer CINEMATOGRAPHER: Harry Panagiotidis SOUND RECORDISTS: Martin Keir, Johnny Camillo, Anton Herbert, Paul Rusnak WRITER: Sonya Pemberton NARRATOR: Sharon Washington OTHER: Wayne Hyett, A.S.E., Editor; Mark Atkin, A.S.E., Editor; Original Music by Peter Dasent

DIRECTOR: Edward Saltau DESIGNER: Siobhan Carrigy CINEMATOGRAPHER: Edward Saltau, Daniel Hunter, Lindsay Horner, Ed Sloane SOUND RECORDISTS: Lindsay Horner SOUND EDITORS: Matthew Nightingale SOUND MIXERS: Matthew Nightingale WRITER: Edward Saltau, Teresa Severin NARRATOR: Meg O’Connell

(301) 215-8900 films@tangledbankstudios.org pbs.org/nova/vaccines

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OCEAN MYSTERIES WITH JEFF CORWIN

OCTOART

15-0268

15-0269

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Conservation People and Nature Conservation Hero

Short Short

Mount Pleasant, SC

Kaysville, UT

USA

USA

October 2014

April 2015

21 minutes

4 minutes

Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin is produced to educate and entertain 13-16 year olds, and is suitable for all members of the family. In this series, host Jeff Corwin reveals countless animals that inhabit fresh and salt water environments, allowing viewers to connect animals and to learn how important they are to all life on our planet. Each week, Jeff is joined by experts from Georgia Aquarium in uncovering secrets of the animal kingdom and the impact that humans can have on the environment.

OctoArt is a short piece showing the incredible texture and detail of a coconut octopus, while also showing an amazing art piece being created by the art technique called pointillism.

COMPANY: Litton Entertainment PRODUCER: Dave Morgan, Bryan Curb, David Doyle, Jeff Corwin, Pete Sniderman, Carolina Pacheco, Aaron Bauer, C. Andrew Hall DIRECTOR: Patrick Lloyd Greene CINEMATOGRAPHER: Patrick Lloyd Greene SOUND EDITORS: Tyler Andrews SOUND MIXERS: Asif Ali

COMPANY: Oceanshutter, PRODUCER: Dustin Adamson DIRECTOR: Dustin Adamson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dustin Adamson, Nicholas Carro

(843) 883-5060

(801) 558-5423

sara@litton.tv

dustinadamson@outlook.com

http://www.littonweekendadventure.com/ocean-mysteries/

www.oceanshutter.com

OF OOZIES AND ELEPHANTS

ON THE BACK OF WHALES

15-0270

15-0271

Conservation

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Bath

Nara

UK

Japan

December 2013

December 2014

52 minutes

26 minutes

Asian elephants are on the road to extinction. Myanmar (Burma) is the last country using trained elephants and their handlers, Oozies, for ‘selective logging’. Taking only mature trees, they have saved the forests and the elephants are thriving. Oozies treat them as family pets and let them out into the forest at night. They are breeding, but still too many die young. The film follows a group of international scientists to find out why. A unique portrait of a beautiful country, where elephants feature in every aspect life and culture, it shows how the Asian elephant could be saved.

This film is about the positive and negative effects of marine ecotourism. It evaluates ecotourism through an investigation of whale watching in Kaikoura, New Zealand. It searches for the ways to balance the needs of animals and the needs of business, and shows the importance of whales to the local indigenous culture.

COMPANY: Mostly Movies Ltd, PRODUCER: Suzanne Campbell-Jones, Simon Campbell-Jones DIRECTOR: Suzanne Campbell-Jones CINEMATOGRAPHER: Suzanne Campbell-Jones SOUND RECORDISTS: Suzanne Campbell-Jones SOUND EDITORS: Simon Campbell-Jones SOUND MIXERS: Andy Devine WRITER: Suzanne Campbell-Jones NARRATOR: Calum Campbell-jones OTHER: Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones, Music: Saffron Allen

PRODUCER: Mio Hoshino DIRECTOR: Mio Hoshino CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mio Hoshino SOUND RECORDISTS: Mio Hoshino, Shaun Kindred SOUND EDITORS: Mio Hoshino EFFECTS: Mio Hoshino WRITER: Mio Hoshino NARRATOR: Marcus Turner OTHER: Music: Chris Geddes, NHNZ mentor: John Hyde, SciComm tutors: Ross Johnston, Film assistant: Shaun Kindred, Graphic (Kraken): Lindsey Horne, Archive footage: NHNZ (Old boat), Archive photographs: Kaikoura District Museum, Special thanks: Dr. Steve Dawson: Kauahi Ngapora

+44 012-254-604

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+81 802-163-107

www.ooziesandelephants.co.uk/

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ON THE WILD EDGE

ON YOUR DOORSTEP 15-0272

15-0273

People and Nature

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Brussels

Nieuw Vennep

Belgium

The Netherlands

May 2015

September 2015

65 minutes

12 minutes

In 1981 a stubborn couple settled in the Colorado mountains determined to live an independent life in tune with nature. On The Wild Edge follows David, writer, conservationist and traditional bow hunter, in what turns out to be perhaps the most difficult hunt he has ever experienced. Through the weeks of waiting and stalking, we discover his intimate connection to the place that defines the life he has built. But age will soon prevent him from hunting, cutting wood and shoveling the waist deep snow in winter. Can he push that day forward or will this be his last hunt?

When asked where nature could be found, a random stranger would quite possibly answer: the forest, jungle or savannah, somewhere far away. But sometimes we forget that nature can be found far closer than we expect it to be. In On Your Doorstep the common back garden is explored through the perspective of the species that live there, how they survive and thrive and together form a small ecosystem. The film was made as the final dissertation of Sander van Iersel for his master’s course in Wildlife Documentary Production. The film was edited by a team that completely consisted of ambitious students.

PRODUCER: Christopher Daley DIRECTOR: Christopher Daley CINEMATOGRAPHER: Christopher Daley SOUND RECORDISTS: Christopher Daley SOUND EDITORS: Mike Butcher SOUND MIXERS: Mike Butcher WRITER: Christopher Daley NARRATOR: David Petersen OTHER: Editor: Christopher Daley, Johann van Gerwen, Original Music: Robin Cuvelier

COMPANY: University of Salford PRODUCER: Sander van Iersel, Executive Producers: Paul Reddish, Philip James, Fraser Durie DIRECTOR: Sander van Iersel DESIGNER: Robin Berkelmans CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sander van Iersel SOUND RECORDISTS: Sander van Iersel SOUND EDITORS: Tom Ward SOUND MIXERS: Tom Ward WRITER: Sander van Iersel NARRATOR: Ian Dunning OTHER: Composer: James Hipperson, Editor: Joshua John

+00 324-857-247

+31 640-381-801

aleksandra.mierzwa@gmail.com

S1v1photography@gmail.com sandervaniersel.com

OPERATION ORANGUTAN

OPERATION SNOW TIGER

EPISODE 1 15-0274

15-0275

Conservation Conservation Hero

Conservation

Los Angeles, CA

Bristol

USA

UK

June 2014

June 2013

44 minutes

59 minutes

Orangutans share nearly 97 percent of our human DNA and are our closest animal relative. Only 100 years ago, an estimated 600,000 roamed the Borneo and Sumatran rain forests. But due to poaching, habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade, orangutans are now one of the world’s most endangered species. But there is hope. A devoted team of international veterinarians, scientists and volunteers have joined forces with locals to build and run a rehabilitation center in western Kalimantan in Borneo. Their aim: to rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned orangutans and eventually release them back into the wild.

Cameraman Max Hug Williams was forced to adopt a presenting role as he unexpectedly became involved in an incredible rescue of three orphaned Siberian tiger cubs in the brutal Russian winter. Trekking through -30 degree celsius temperatures with Russian rangers, crossing frozen rivers and surviving off the forest, Max captured both the emotion and hardship and helped to deliver the first shots of wild Siberian tigers in the 60 year history of the BBC Natural History Unit; while helping to rescue 1 per cent of the wild population of one of the world’s most remarkable and rarest animals.

COMPANY: Bearkatt Productions for National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: EP’s: Alex Sutherland, Denise Castelli, Hannah Demidowicz, Jules Oldroyd Producer: Justin Hall DIRECTOR: Tim Dalby EDITOR: Giles Llewellyn-Thomas CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tim Dalby NARRATOR: Miranda Richardson

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide Discovery Channel PRODUCER: Ted Oakes DIRECTOR: Richard Sharman CINEMATOGRAPHER: Max Hug-Williams OTHER: Presenter: Liz Bonnin

(860) 324-3071

+44 117-974-211

kristin@awardsinsider.com

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p019cxsf

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ORANGUTAN: FOR MOTHER EARTH

ORANGUTAN: HOMECOMING JOURNEY TO THE FOREST

15-0276

15-0277

Short Program

Conservation

Bogor

Bogor

Indonesia

Indonesia

May 2015

March 2012

15 minutes

18 minutes

Orangutan conservation effort does not stop at rehabilitaion. It only finishes after we ensure that these once stranded orphans are back in the forest, where they belong. The BOS Foundation is rehabilitating hundreds of orangutans and every single release is an incredible tale worth sharing with the world. The amount of work, time, and money spent for rescue, rehabilitation, seeking out suitable forest areas, and dealing with the government for permits, will all be worth it after watching these incredible animals take their first step back in the wild. Here is the story of our first release in East Kalimantan, 2012

Release is the goal of Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation rehabilitation process. The BOS Foundation is rehabilitating around 500 individuals of orangutan in our Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Center in Central Kalimantan. The BOS Foundation rescue, rehab, train, and prepare stranded orphaned orangutans so they will be able to live back in the wild. The whole rehabilitation process usually takes around 6-7 years, and the release can only be accomplished once the Foundation can secure a forest area for the rehabilitated orangutans. This is the documentary of BOS Foundation’s 1st release in Central Kalimantan, conducted in 2012.

COMPANY: Obscura Studio, Sound Design Studio and The Royale & Co PRODUCER: Freddy Handyside DIRECTOR: Ivan Handoyo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ivan Handoyo, Arvid Nicholas, Andris SOUND RECORDISTS: Esbi SOUND EDITORS: Resky Machyuzar SOUND MIXERS: Resky Machyuzar EFFECTS: Glibet Garda, Hafidh Idris, Nicky Christiant, Rana Sunoko WRITER: BOS Foundation Communication Team NARRATOR: Ivan Handoyo OTHER: The Ministry of Forestry, The Provincial Government of East Kalimantan, Orangutan Release joint-team of BOS Foundation and RHOI

COMPANY: Obscura Studio, Sound Design Studio and The Royale & Co PRODUCER: Freddy Handyside DIRECTOR: Ivan Handoyo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Arvid Nicholas, Ivan Handoyo, Andris SOUND RECORDISTS: Esbi SOUND EDITORS: Resky Machyuzar SOUND MIXERS: Resky Machyuzar EFFECTS: Glibet Garda, Hafidh Idris, Nicky Christiant, Rana Sunoko WRITER: BOS Foundation Communication Team OTHER: The Ministry of Forestry and The Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan

+62 251-831-446

+62 251-831-446

pauline@orangutan.or.id

pauline@orangutan.or.id

www.orangutan.or.id

www.orangutan.or.id

OSPREY: THE SHORT

OSPREY: MARINE SENTINEL 15-0278

15-0279

Short Program

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Greenwich, CT

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Greenwich, CT

USA

USA

January 2015

June 2014

7 minutes

15 minutes

See life through the eyes of the only aquatic bird of prey native to the entire world. Be there as it breaks from a shell, takes to the sky, and learns to hunt in preparation for its epic migration.

The first film in over thirty years starring what is arguably the world’s most iconic and significant raptors. Exclusive access, cutting-edge technology, and innovative cinematographic techniques provide a unique perspective and unprecedented intimacy into the dramatic story of a life-long pair, and the intrepid scientists who have spent a lifetime discovering what may be one of the most significant success stories of environmental conservation.

COMPANY: CosmoVision Media Group PRODUCER: Jacob Steinberg DIRECTOR: Jacob Steinberg EDITOR: Sergio Garcia Mayer DESIGNER: Paola Steinberg Saavedra ART DIRECTOR: Paola Steinberg Saavedra CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jacob Steinberg, Sergio Garcia Mayer SOUND EDITORS: Sergio Garcia Mayer EFFECTS: Sergio Garcia Mayer WRITER: Jacob Steinberg NARRATOR: Jacob Steinberg

COMPANY: CosmoVision Media Group PRODUCER: Jacob Steinberg DIRECTOR: Jacob Steinberg EDITOR: Sergio Garcia Mayer DESIGNER: Paola Steinberg Saavedra ART DIRECTOR: Paola Steinberg Saavedra CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jacob Steinberg, Sergio Garcia Mayer SOUND EDITORS: Sergio Garcia Mayer EFFECTS: Rodrigo Franklin, Sergio Garcia Mayer WRITER: Jacob Steinberg

(203) 536-8956

(203) 536-8956

jacob@cosmovisionmedia.com

jacob@cosmovisionmedia.com

www.ospreyfeature.com

www.ospreyfeature.com

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OUR DEEPEST WATERS: EXPLORING MARINE

OWL POWER

15-0280

15-0281

Educational / Institutional

Visualization

Portland, OR

New York, NY

USA

USA

June 2015

February 2015

23 minutes

56 minutes

Meet the world’s smallest atoll and the deepest trench on earth. Meet the most shark infested place you’ve ever known and an island where the sky is nearly black with sea birds. These are places so remote you’ve never heard of them, and it’s time you did.

For centuries, owls have been fascinating hallmarks of children’s stories and folk tales the world over. But what actually makes owls so special? Using camera technology, computer graphics, x-rays and ultra microscopes available in the modern world, we can take a brand new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st century technology and design, from high-tech aircraft and submarines to innovative hearing aids.

COMPANY: Open Boat Films: LLC, NOAA Marine National Monument Program PRODUCER: Field Producer: Stephani Gordon DIRECTOR: Stephani Gordon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Stephani Gordon: DP Deep sea volcano footage: Woods Hole Oceanographic SOUND EDITORS: Post Production Sound: Digital Sorcery, Supervising Sound Edtior, Dialog Editor: Heidi DuBose OTHER: Editing & Story Design: Irene Hess, Editing: Stephani Gordon

COMPANY: THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, BBC Productions for BBC PRODUCER: Lucy Smith, Series Producers: Holly Spearing, Bill Murphy, Editor: Janet Hess, Series Editor: Roger Webb, Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman DIRECTOR: Lucy Smith, Additional Directors: Mark Wheeler, Anna Place DESIGNER: Hello Charlie, Graphics CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mark Payne-Gill, John Waters, Howard Bourne, Raymond Besant SOUND RECORDISTS: Gary Moore SOUND EDITORS: Harry Hills SOUND MIXERS: Pete Howell, Re-Recording Mixer: Ed Campbell EFFECTS: Film Editor: Nick Carline NARRATOR: Paul Christie

(503) 789-4202

(212) 560-8245

stephani@openboatfilms.com

junj@thirteen.org http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/owl-power/11628

PANAMARAMA

PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME 15-0282

15-0283

Educational / Institutional

Conservation Conservation Hero Immersive

Boston, MA

69

Washington, DC

USA

USA

October 2014

September 2013

7 minutes

40 minutes

Panamarama is cutting-edge natural history. The piece is an immersive theater experience for the brand new Frank Gehry designed BioMuseo (Museum of Biodiversity) in Panama City, Panama. Visitors inside the theater are surrounded by imagery projected onto 10 high-definition screens, on the left, center, right, ceiling, and below a glass floor. An original audio composition, created entirely from sounds of the natural world, plays on a 20-speaker surround system and completes the sensory immersion. To capture original footage of Panama’s extraordinary natural beauty, the production crew crisscrossed Panama with a custom-built rig comprised of 5 RED 5K cameras.

Pandas! Cute, lovable, and iconic, see them as never before on the giant screen in National Geographic’s Pandas: The Journey Home. Thanks to the unprecedented access granted to the filmmakers of Pandas you will go on a truly unique adventure with these amazing creatures. You’ll experience their fascinating behavior as you chuckle at their hijinks. Pandas are as much fun as they are cute, and they love getting the best of humans! You will also follow one panda in particular, Tau Tau, as he is released into the bamboo forest to begin a new life living wild. Prepare to lose your hearts!

COMPANY: Richard Lewis Media Group, 42 Degrees North Media PRODUCER: Kate Raisz DIRECTOR: Kate Raisz DESIGNER: Gehry Partners CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tom Fitz SOUND RECORDISTS: Quentin Chiappetta SOUND EDITORS: Quentin Chiappetta SOUND MIXERS: Quentin Chiappetta EFFECTS: Tim Raycroft OTHER: AP: Amanda Wallas, DIT: Zac Crosby, AC: Glenn Allen

COMPANY: Oxford Scientific Films, The National Geographic Channels; SKYTV UK PRODUCER: Caroline Hawkins DIRECTOR: Nicolas Brown EDITOR: Mike Morley, Jason Savage CINEMATOGRAPHER: Chris Openshaw, Robin Cox SOUND RECORDISTS: Shuo Li SOUND EDITORS: Richard Addis SOUND MIXERS: Danny Finn MUSIC: Samuel Sim EFFECTS: David Gomez Rubio WRITER: Nigel Levy NARRATOR: Joely Richardson OTHER: Stererographers: Ralston Humble, Campbell Goodwille

(617) 524-2442

212-224-8467

kate@42degreesnorth.com

brunnette@ngs.org

http://www.biomuseopanama.org/en

http://movies.nationalgeographic.com/movies/pandas/

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PARROT CONFIDENTIAL

PATH OF THE PRONGHORN 15-0284

15-0285

Conservation People and Nature Editing

Short Program

New York, NY

Reno, NV

USA

USA

November 2013

November 2013

53 minutes

9 minutes

Exotic beauty, outrageous intelligence and advanced language skills have made parrots popular pets. But unlike dogs and cats, parrots have not been domesticated. An intense need to bond, complex emotional lives, and the ability to reach ages of up to 80 or 90 years complicate the equation further. From the wilds of Costa Rica to the suburbs of our own country, parrot owners, rescuers, breeders, and biologists involved in conservation programs share their stories and the stories of their parrots in this bittersweet and unforgettable film about the difficulties of caring for parrots as pets.

Since 2003, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) conservation scientists have been involved in a long-term study of the path of the pronghorn, an age-old migration route that connects summer range in Grand Teton National Park with winter range far to the south in the western Wyoming’s Green River Valley.

COMPANY: THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, ArgoFilms PRODUCER: Allison Argo, Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman, Series Producer: Bill Murphy, Series Editor: Janet Hess DIRECTOR: Allison Argo DESIGNER: Graphic Elements: David Kennedy, Malini Suri ART DIRECTOR: Props/Set Design: Rhonda Mackay CINEMATOGRAPHER: Additional Cinematography: Joseph Brunette, Keith Brust SOUND RECORDISTS: Erick Vargas, Paul Rusnak, John Osborne, Dave Williams, Jerry Martin, Kevin Matson SOUND EDITORS: Carmen Borgia SOUND MIXERS: Ed Campbell EFFECTS: Allison Argo, Editor David Kennedy, Editor WRITER: Allison Argo NARRATOR: Allison Argo OTHER: Composer: Lenny Williams, Chris Biondo

COMPANY: NineCaribou Productions, LLC PRODUCER: Jake Willers DIRECTOR: Jake Willers CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jake Willers SOUND RECORDISTS: Jake Willers EFFECTS: Jake Willers

(212) 560-8245

(775) 443-7448

junj@thirteen.org

jake@9caribou.com

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/parrot-confidential-trailer-parrot-confidential/8586

PATH OF THE PRONGHORN WILDLIFE CORRIDOR

PATHWAYS TO COEXISTENCE

15-0286

15-0287

Conservation Hero

Short Program Educational / Institutional Conservation Hero Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Pinedale, WY

UK

November 2014

May 2015

9 minutes

18 minutes

Pinedale, Wyoming, a majestic landscape of meandering rivers, sagebrush valleys, glacial lakes, all surrounded by three mountain ranges. Today one can intimately connect to one of the world’s most exciting cultural phenomenons, the Path of the Pronghorn. It is here, where nearly a decade ago, unsung conservation heroes discovered a remarkable event in the southern reaches of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - one of the last long distance land animal migrations in the western hemisphere. Each spring and fall, a distinct herd of pronghorn migrate 170 miles to their winter grounds south of Pinedale, a place rich in water and hardy forage that fosters the largest gathering of pronghorn on earth. This ancient migratory path traverses over a 9,000 foot pass in the Gros Ventre Mountains and crosses four major rivers - the New Fork, the Green, the Gros Ventre, and the Snake, for the herd to meet again on their summer grounds in Grand Teton National Park. A deep appreciation for North America’s fastest land animal led a conservation victory led by unsung heroes across the state. It was through their tremendous efforts that a 6,000 year old migration route was conserved and was designated as the nation’s first federally protected wildlife corridor. COMPANY: Fisher Creative PRODUCER: Pinedale Travel and Tourism Commission DIRECTOR: Mark Fisher, Eric Daft DESIGNER: Mark Fisher, Eric Daft CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mark Fisher, Eric Daft, Brandon Gust, Nick Koldenhoven, Pat Focke SOUND EDITORS: Eric Daft, Brandon Gust WRITER: Mark Fisher, Eric Daft, Serese Kudar NARRATOR: Mark Fisher OTHER: Pinedale Travel and Tourism Commission, Sublette Group for Community Initiative, Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc, Wyoming CooperativeFish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Conservation Society, Wyoming Migration Initiative, Wyoming Department of Transportation, Bureau of Land Management - Pinedale Field Office, Upper Green River Cattle Association

70

Beckenham

USA

In an area of Botswana roughly the size of Yellowstone National Park, 15,000 elephants compete with 15,000 people for access to water, food, and land. The elephants are not confined to parks. They roam freely, often where people are planting fields, herding livestock, or walking home from school. Each year, as more wild lands are converted to farms, and as elephants are confined to smaller areas, human-elephant conflicts are on the rise. The film documents the Ecoexist Project, a collaborative effort of farmers, scientists, village leaders, policy makers, and business people, working together to find solutions for coexistence. PRODUCER: Richard Hughes DIRECTOR: Richard Hughes CINEMATOGRAPHER: Richard Hughes SOUND MIXERS: Dave Humphries WRITER: Amanda Stronza, Richard Hughes NARRATOR: Leloba Seitshiro OTHER: Editor: Richard Hughes

(307) 749-1533

+07 787-548-659

info@visitpinedale.org

richard@edge2edgefilms.co.uk

http://www.visitpinedale.org/discover/popular-attractions/path-of-the-pronghorn

www.ecoexistproject.org

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PEOPLE OF THE MONSOON

PEST FREE?

WONDERS OF THE MONSOON

15-0288

15-0289

Conservation

Conservation Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Bristol

Dunedin

UK

New Zealand

October 2014

October 2014

58 minutes

25 minutes

Today, over half the world’s population lives under the monsoon system, and side by side with some of Earth’s richest wildlife. It’s a very precious but delicately balanced region of the world. We used a powerful historical narrative that naturally unfolded, charting the impact of humans in the region from the development of agriculture, to the surprisingly benign effects of Eastern religions, to today’s challenges of the industrialized world. This approach avoided lecturing the audience, instead allowing them to draw their own conclusions about the past present and responsibilities we all share for the future of the Monsoon lands.

New Zealand’s unique wildlife is silently disappearing. The culprits: a rogue gallery of introduced mammals eating their way through our backcountry. But in the most remote and inhospitable corner of the nation, the Department of Conservation is fighting back. This documentary follows a trio of Fiordland rangers into the fray. Their ambitious and heartfelt battle to save our natives provides a lens with which to examine pest eradication on a landscape level and ultimately, at a national level.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide Discovery PRODUCER: Paul Bradshaw DIRECTOR: Jonathan Clay NARRATOR: Colin Salmon OTHER: Composer: Nitin Sawhney, Executive Producers: James Honeyborne/Chris Cole

COMPANY: Red Beech Films, PRODUCER: Braydon Moloney Kyle Murdoch DIRECTOR: Braydon Moloney DESIGNER: Braydon Moloney CINEMATOGRAPHER: Braydon Moloney SOUND RECORDISTS: Braydon Moloney SOUND MIXERS: Braydon Moloney EFFECTS: Braydon Moloney WRITER: Braydon Moloney NARRATOR: Alison Ballance OTHER: Music: Joshua Romero, Camera Assistant: Luke Padgett

+44 117-974-211

+64 223-894-281

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

braydon.moloney@gmail.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026glh9

PETS - WILD AT HEART

PLAINS

EARTH - A NEW WILD 15-0290

15-0291

Animal Behavior People and Nature Editing Original Music Score Visualization

People and Nature Conservation Wildlife Habitat Hosted or Presenter-led

Bristol

71

London

UK

UK

January 2015

February 2015

58 minutes

55 minutes

Pets may seem familiar but they exist alongside us in a secret world that we would hardly recognise. New filming techniques explore this parallel existence to show our pets’ wild behavior and natural abilities as never before. Only a small selection of animals have the perfect selection of natural characteristics needed to share our lives. Each is special: the cat is a solitary predator, the dog a pack hunter, the horse a herd-dweller, while our smaller pets are various prey. Ground breaking photographic techniques discover what makes these animals unique and show why this select group became human companions.

Explore the giant herds that roam the wild grasslands of the plains. Home to the greatest gatherings of animal life on the planet, they are also increasingly our bread basket and are now among the most endangered places on Earth. Dr. M. Sanjayan follows a unique elephant conservation project in South Africa, presents the first HD film of rutting saiga antelope in Russia, and even observes the castration of Norwegian reindeer males by mouth. His journey uncovers a vital new understanding about how both humans and predators can help save the spectacular gathering of animals found here on the plains.

COMPANY: John Downer Productions, BBC, BBC Worldwide, WNET PRODUCER: Series Producer: Philip Dalton, Producers: Matthew Gordon, Rob Pilley DIRECTOR: John Downer CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rod Clarke, Stephen Downer, Richard Jones, Michael W. Richards, Philip Dalton, Richard Cook NARRATOR: David Tennant OTHER: Music: Will Gregory, BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales, Editors: Stuart Napier, Imogen Pollard

COMPANY: Passion Pictures and National Geographic Studios for PBS PRODUCER: Series Producer: David Allen, For National Geographic: Executive Producer: Jared Lipworth, President: Brooke Runette, For National Geographic International: Executive Producer: Hamish Mykura, For PBS: Chief Programming Executive and General Manager: Beth Hoppe, General Audience Programming: Bill Gardner DIRECTOR: Nicolas Brown NARRATOR: Host: Dr M. Sanjayan

+44 0117-923-8088

+44 020-732-399

jdp@jdp.co.uk

chrisg@passion-pictures.com

http://jdp.co.uk/programmes/pets-their-secret-lives

http://www.pbs.org/earth-a-new-wild/home/

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PLANET PARROT

PLANET SPARROW 15-0292

15-0293

Conservation Original Music Score

Animal Behavior People and Nature Visualization Editing Original Music Score

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

Austria

March 2014

December 2013

52 minutes

51 minutes

Raucous, colorful and often thousands of miles from their natural home, parrots are conquering cities around the world. They are also one of the most endangered families of birds. This colorful and entertaining film considers how and why parrots are thriving in human habitats while at the same time struggling in the wild.

A sparrow in the Souk in Cairo: bushy and tousled, he flits between crowded stalls to build his nest and attract a mate. He’s one of five heroes of Planet Sparrow whose adventures cover the world, from Cairo to Beijing, New York, Moscow, Vienna, and Paris. Small and grey-brown, sparrows may seem dull, but this first impression is deceptive. They’re extremely clever. The camera pursues these artists of flight through narrow alleys, revealing their spectacular aerial maneuvers. In New York, orphaned sparrow chicks are adopted by new sparrow parents. Sparrows play Russian roulette in Moscow, flying beneath the cars on the busiest roads to save winter energy. In Beijing they’re captured and then released to bring good luck.

COMPANY: A Humble Bee Films production for Terra Mater Factual Studios PRODUCER: Matt Hamilton DIRECTOR: Matt Hamilton NARRATOR: Rob Brydon OTHER: Music composed by: James Dorman

COMPANY: Kurt Mayer Film for ORF, ARTE and NDR Naturfilm in association with Austrian Television Fund, Vienna Film Fund and bm:ukk PRODUCER: Kurt Mayer/Kurt Mayer Film DIRECTOR: Kurt Mayer and Judith Doppler

(431) 870-030

+00 431-878-781

office@terramater.at

ronja.scherzinger@orf.at

http://www.terramater.at/productions/planet-parrot/

http://contentsales.orf.at/universum

PLANKTON: A THANK YOU WOULD BE NICE

PLANTS BEHAVING BADLY: MURDER AND MAYHEM

15-0294

15-0295

Children’s Short Short

Science and Nature

Bristol

72

Vienna

UK

Austria

June 2015

September 2013

3 minutes

54 minutes

A collaboration between BBC Earth Productions and Nickelodeon featuring SpongeBob’s arch nemesis Sheldon J. Plankton, this short film celebrates the incredible contribution that plankton make to our planet. For example, did you know that plankton are responsible for 50% of the world’s oxygen?

Recently scientists have shown that many more plants are carnivorous than we ever thought. Carnivorous plants have featured in many sci-fi films over the years, but the reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction.

COMPANY: BBC Earth Productions PRODUCER: Jo Sermon, Charlotte Jones WRITER: Honor Peters OTHER: Assistant Producer: Laura Harvey, Archive Researcher: Lawrence Breen, Production Manager: Dulcie Arnold, Creative Agency: BDH

COMPANY: A production of Sky Vision for Terra Mater Factual Studios PRODUCER: Steve Nicholls DIRECTOR: Steve Nicholls WRITER: Victoria Coules OTHER: Music: Steven Faux

+44 011-797-478

(431) 870-030

charlotte.jones@bbc.com

office@terramater.at

https://youtu.be/WLNe3TutnNM

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PLANTS BEHAVING BADLY: SEX AND LIES

PLUM LANDING

15-0296

15-0297

Science and Nature

Interactive

Vienna

Boston, MA

Austria

USA

September 2013

April 2014

54 minutes

FINALIST

Darwin’s book On the Origin of Species shook the scientific world and far beyond. Yet it was his next book, devoted entirely to orchids, which filled in gaps and firmed up his revolutionary ideas. Orchids have an ethereal beauty, whether growing hundreds of feet up in a misty rainforest or along the verges of busy suburban roads. But their exotic flowers are shaped for just one purpose - to draw in pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, by impersonating a female bee or wasp.

Plum Landing is a multi-platform, indoor-outdoor, science exploration adventure for kids and grownups! It uses animated webisodes, online games, free apps, hands-on activities, and live action videos to help 6 to 9 year olds develop a love for this amazing planet we call home. Plum, a game designer from desolate Planet Blorb, longs to experience nature. She takes her spaceship, zooms to Earth, befriends five Earthlings and launches them on missions in four diverse ecosystems. Plum uses what she learns to create games, and at the Plum Landing website, kids can play these games and are encouraged by Plum to investigate their own worlds.

COMPANY: A production of Sky Vision for Terra Mater Factual Studios PRODUCER: Steve Nicholls DIRECTOR: Steve Nicholls MUSIC: Steven Faux WRITER: Victoria Coules OTHER: Steven Faux

COMPANY: WGBH Educational Foundation, Global Mechanic PRODUCER: Vice President for Children’s Media and Educational Programming: Brigid Sullivan; Senior Executive Producers: Kate Taylor, Bill Shribman; Executive Producers: Marisa Wolsky, Tina Ouellette; Senior Producer: Melissa Carlson; Producers: Geoff Adams, Neal Duffy; Creative Producers: Bruce Alcock, Kathy Waugh; Associate Producers: Sirri Spiesel, Peter Bowden; Project Director: Jessica Andrews; Promo Producer: Greg Shea DIRECTOR: Directors: Denny Lu, Neal Duffy, Geoff Adams; Creative Director: Bruce Alcock; Assistant Director: Adam Dalley EDITOR: Neal Duffy, Ian McFarland, Angélica Allende Brisk , Geoff Adams WRITER: Head Writer: Kathy Waugh; Writer: Gentry Menzel ARTIST: DDesigners: Dan Nolan, Tara Taylor; Animation: Global Mechanic, Albinson Design SOUND RECORDIST: Sound Recordist: Mario Cardenas ; Voice Director: Terry Klassen; Voice Recording: Wayne Kozak Audio Productions; Sound Design and Mixing: Dick & Rogers Sound Studio MUSIC: Brian Carson OTHER: Web Developers: Kit Buckley, Kevin Lesniewicz, Kal Gieber, Bharat Battu, Dennis Biron

(431) 870-030

617-300-2000

office@terramater.at

plumlanding@wgbh.org

http://www.terramater.at/productions/plants-behaving-badly/

http://pbskids.org/plumlanding/

POACHED

POLAR BEAR SUMMER 15-0298

15-0299

People and Nature Original Music Score Theatrical

Animal Behavior

Venice, California

FINALIST

73

Washington, DC

USA

USA

March 2015

May 2015

91 minutes

46 minutes

Poached exposes an obsession that can wipe out a species of birds: illegal egg collecting. Egg thieves rob the nests of rare birds while a United Kingdom national police initiative tries to stop them. The thieves are motivated not by money but by desire for the beauty of the egg and the thrill of the chase. Thousands of eggs confiscated in police raids have been found strapped under beds, beneath floorboards, and in secret rooms. With unprecedented access to the most notorious and inconspicuous perpetrators, Poached delves into the psychology of the egg collectors as they confront their obsession.

Polar bears are the undisputed monarchs of the Arctic wilderness. Their domain is the sea ice, a forbidding, hostile environment, seemingly devoid of life. However, there is one place where this is different: Hudson Bay. It is ice-free for five months every year, marooning the polar bears on dry land. What does a supreme marine predator do on land during the summer? Do they suffer? What do they feed on? Polar Bear Summer tries to answers these questions, following several recognizable polar bears from the start of ice break up in May to the refreezing of Hudson Bay in November.

COMPANY: Ignite Channel, Doc Life Films PRODUCER: Steve Brown DIRECTOR: Timothy Wheeler CINEMATOGRAPHER: Timothy Wheeler SOUND EDITORS: Gabriel J. Serrano SOUND MIXERS: Gabriel J. Serrano OTHER: Composer: Mark Orton, Editor: Eric Myerson, Co-Producer: Timothy Wheeler, Co-Producer: Aaron Goldberg

COMPANY: Marco Polo Film AG, Smithsonian Networks PRODUCER: Annette Scheurich DIRECTOR: Klaus Scheurich CINEMATOGRAPHER: Klaus Scheurich, DOP. Matthias Breiter. Steffen Sailer. Alexandra Sailer WRITER: Mathias Breiter. Annette Scheurich. NARRATOR: Tom Zahner OTHER: Senior Vice President of Production: Charles Poe. Executive Vice President of Programming: David Royle

(510) 318-0912

(202) 261-1262

timothy@doclifefilms.com

charles.poe@smithsonianchannel.com

poachedmovie.com

smithsonianchannel.com

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POPPED SECRET: THE MYSTERIOUS ORIGIN OF CORN

POWER OF NATURE

1: ELEPHANTS: MEGA GARDENERS OF THE FOREST EP 2: WOLVES: FOREST STEWARDS EP 3: SALMON: HEART OF THE FOREST

15-0300

15-0301

Educational / Institutional Short Program

Limited Series - Short Form

Chevy Chase, MD

Bristol

USA

UK

March 2015

December 2013

18 minutes

FINALIST

Where did corn come from? Genetic and archeological data point to what may seem like an unlikely ancestor: a wild Mexican grass called teosinte. Ten thousand years ago, corn didn’t exist anywhere in the world, and until recently scientists argued vehemently about its origins. Today the crop is consumed voraciously by us, by our livestock, and as a major part of processed foods. This film tells the story of the genetic changes involved in the transformation of a wild grass called teosinte into corn. Evidence from genetics supports archeological findings pinpointing corn’s origins to a very particular time and place in Mexico.

The aesthetic worth of nature is easily appreciated. But it also provides vital services for humans, all free of charge. This series reveals key roles animals play in creating and sustaining our planet’s wildernesses. We discover how generations of hungry bears have helped build the largest temperate forest on Earth - providing clean water for millions. Also how elephants have been tending the world’s greatest tropical rainforests - providing rain from California to New Zealand. These are just two examples that remind us of the value of nature to our everyday lives, and how we cannot think of ourselves as separate from the natural world.

COMPANY: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Day’s Edge Productions PRODUCER: Nathan Dappen and Neil Losin, Executive Producers: Dennis Liu, Laura Bonetta DIRECTOR: Nathan Dappen and Neil Losin CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nathan Dappen, Neil Losin, Colin Ruggiero, and Colin Witherill WRITER: Nathan Dappen and Neil Losin NARRATOR: Neil Losin, Host and Narrator OTHER: John Doebley, Dolores Piperno, Sean B. Carroll, Scientific Consultants: Sean B. Carroll

COMPANY: BBC Earth Productions PRODUCER: John Capener, Honor Peters DIRECTOR: John Capener, Honor Peters CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mark Sharman, Simon Baxter NARRATOR: Tamsin Greig OTHER: BBC Earth Production, Series Producer: Karen Partridge, Executive Producer: Charlotte Jones, BBC World News, Executive Producer: Emma De’Ath

(301) 215-8783

+01 179-746-618

schultzc@hhmi.org

charlotte.jones@bbc.com

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/popped-secret-mysterious-origin-corn

http://www.bbc.com/future/columns/power-of-nature

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

PRECIOUS CARGO

EPISODE 1: LIONS ON THE MOVE

EPISODE 2: LIONS ON THE MOVE 15-0118

15-0119

People and Nature Hosted or Presenter-led

People and Nature Hosted or Presenter-led

Vienna

74

4 minutes

Vienna

Austria

Austria

June 2013

June 2013

53 minutes

53 minutes

Kevin Richardson shares an extraordinary bond with Africa’s most fearsome predators, but now he prepares for his biggest challenge yet, and faces a battle to move 27 lions and 14 hyenas to a new home. Kevin has an advantage for the move - most of the animals load into a specially adapted transport van. But a few aren’t so keen. Can he persuade the reluctant lions and hyenas to climb on board?

Kevin Richardson shares an extraordinary bond with Africa’s most fearsome predators, but now he prepares for his biggest challenge yet, and faces a battle to move 27 lions and 14 hyenas to a new home. Kevin has an advantage for the move - most of the animals load into a specially adapted transport van. But a few aren’t so keen. Can he persuade the reluctant lions and hyenas to climb on board?

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios, Kingdom Films, ARTE co-production PRODUCER: Kevin Richardson, Virginia Quinn DIRECTOR: Virginia Quinn WRITER: Virginia Quinn NARRATOR: Ivan Kaye OTHER: Director of Photography: Riaan Venter, Music: Anne Nikitin, Editor: Andrew Mortimer, Sound: Chris Mayer-Hohdahl & Zamokuhle Mkhize, U.S. broadcaster: Smithsonian Channel

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios, Kingdom Films, ARTE co-production PRODUCER: Kevin Richardson Virginia Quinn DIRECTOR: Virginia Quinn WRITER: Virginia Quinn NARRATOR: Ivan Kaye OTHER: Director of Photography: Riaan Venter, Sound: Chris Mayer-Hohdahl & Zamokuhle Mkhize, Editor: Andrew Mortimer, Music: Anne Nikitin, U.S. broadcaster: Smithsonian Channel

(431) 870-030

(431) 870-030

office@terramater.at

office@terramater.at

http://www.terramater.at/productions/lions-on-the-move/

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PREDATOR GAMES

PREHISTORIC PLANET

KILLER IQ: LIONS VS HYENA

15-0302

15-0303

Animal Behavior

Immersive Visualization

Washington DC

Bristol

USA

UK

April 2015

May 2014

46 minutes

42 minutes

Lion whisperer Kevin Richardson and some of the world’s leading wildlife biologists set up a series of remarkable experiments designed to unravel the mysteries of two apex predators. In Killer IQ, lions and spotted hyenas are pitted against each other in a series of exciting and groundbreaking puzzles. It’s a war of wits that reveals how living in a complex social group makes predators smarter. Killer IQ explores the different ways that lions and hyenas approach and solve problems, why they need to cooperate, and how this helps them to succeed and survive.

Prehistoric Planet 3D is the most ambitious giant screen 3D film ever to feature photo real dinosaurs set in real live action landscapes, immersing audiences in an amazing prehistoric age. It is an epic natural history film that shows the life and world of these amazing animals as though we have taken our cameras back 70 million years.

COMPANY: Kingdom Films and Smithsonian Networks PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Edwina Thring, Senior Vice President of Production: Charles Poe, Executive Vice President of Programming and Production: David Royle DIRECTOR: Series Producer: Virginia Quinn, Series Producer: Kevin Richardson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Riaan Venter, Additional Camera: Kevin Richardson SOUND RECORDISTS: Zamokuhle Mkhize SOUND MIXERS: Peter Cornell EFFECTS: Graphics: Ray Brown, Wynand de Wet WRITER: Virginia Quinn NARRATOR: Alex Guiney

COMPANY: BBC Earth Films PRODUCER: Mike Devlin, Amanda Hill, Deepak Nayar DIRECTOR: Richard Dale, Barry Cook, Neil Nightingale

(202) 261-1262

+44 117-974-770

charles.poe@smithsonianchannel.com

neil.nightingale@bbc.com

smithsonianchannel.com

PRETTY IVORY ELEPHANTS

PRIDE

EP 1: RULERS AT RISK, EP 2: DAYS OF DANGER 15-0304

15-0305

Short Short

Limited Series - Long Form

Sarasota, FL

Hamburg

USA

Germany

May 2015

November 2014

1 minutes

49 minutes x 2

A child becomes intrigued with miniature ivory elephant statues and asks her mother if elephants are hurt in the process of ivory production. The answer is revealed in shocking footage of a poaching incident in Africa. The child’s innocent and natural concern for the elephants is set against the devastating impact of the ivory trade. Messaging includes a plea: “don’t buy ivory”. Warning: disturbing footage!

Lions - the ultimate predators, Africa’s symbols of dauntlessness and bravery. Only few big cats have been as intensively studied as lions. We thought we knew everything about them. Yet some parts of their lives are kept hidden in the dark. Latest technology such as thermal imaging reveals the last secrets of these apex predators. We follow a pride of lions and its fate through the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park and the Massai Mara between Northern Tanzania and Southern Kenya to reveal behavior seldom, if ever, captured on camera.

COMPANY: Media For Conservation PRODUCER: Jessie Williams, Darryl Saffer DIRECTOR: Jessie Williams, Ph.D. CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jessie Williams, Darryl Saffer MUSIC: Darryl Saffer WRITER: Jessie Williams, Darryl Saffer

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH, NDR Naturfilm, NDR, Arte PRODUCER: Tom Synnatzschke DIRECTOR: Reinhard Radke EDITOR: Klaus Müller CINEMATOGRAPHER: Reinhard Radke SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm MUSIC: Martin Lingnau, Ingmar Süberkrüb WRITER: Reinhard Radke NARRATOR: Colin Solman

(941) 320-0501

+49 40 66885140

jwilliams.mediaforconservation@gmail.com

naturfilm@doclights.de www.doclights.de

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PRIDE OF NAMIBIA

PROJECT: ICE 15-0306

15-0307

Conservation

People and Nature

Great Falls, VA

McLean, VA

USA

USA

December 2014

July 2013

6 minutes

118 minutes

Namibia is home to the greatest wildlife recovery story ever told. Since its birth just over two decades ago, the country of Namibia has shown the world how to ensure Africa’s natural legacy while expanding livelihoods. Pride of Namibia tells the story of communities committed to protecting wildlife, of a nation that has enshrined conservation into its constitution, and of the future of responsible travel - tourism that directly benefits the people who give wildlife freedom to roam.

COMPANY: Pongo Media, Maser films, WWF PRODUCER: Jeff Parrish, James Sano, Keith Sproule DIRECTOR: Jenny Nichols, Andy Maser EDITOR: Jenny Nichols, Andy Maser, Hayden Peters CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jenny Nichols, Andy Maser SOUND MIXERS: Sinesqr MUSIC: Sinesqr OTHER: Map Art: Jeremy Collins

Formed by ice, filled by ice, often covered by ice, the Great Lakes encapsulate human exploration, migration, development and where we’re headed. Project: Ice views North America’s fresh water inland ocean through the prism of ice, from the crossroads of history, science and climate change. North America’s five Great Lakes contain a staggering twenty percent of all the fresh water on the planet. Lake Superior by itself holds ten percent of Earth’s fresh water. Our 4K digital cinema cameras explore this shared Canadian-American resource that holds a timely and telling story of geology, human movement, population growth, industrialization, cultural development, recreation and the profound impact people have had on the very environment they cherish and depend

COMPANY: Tillinghast Reid WorldWide PRODUCER: William Kleinert, Leslie Johnson, Kevin Kusina, Emily Wathen DIRECTOR: William Kleinert CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jason Marlin, Henry Joy SOUND RECORDISTS: Jean-Yves Münch SOUND EDITORS: Blake Althen SOUND MIXERS: Jean-Yves Münch EFFECTS: Pixeldust Studios: Elizabeth Andrade, Ricardo Andrade WRITER: William Kleinert, Brian Scott Jaeschke

(703) 901-7009

(703) 842-1364

jenny@pongomediaproductions.com

wkleinert@tillinghastreid.com www.projecticemovie.com

PYGMY SEAHORSES: MASTERS OF CAMOUFLAGE

DEEP LOOK

RACING EXTINCTION

15-0308

15-0309

Short Short

Conservation People and Nature Science and Nature Conservation Hero Theatrical

San Francisco, CA

FINALIST

76

Boulder, CO

USA

USA

October 2014

January 2015

2 minutes

Sound Visualization

FINALIST

94 minutes

Tiny and delicate, pygmy seahorses survive by attaching to vibrant corals where they become nearly invisible to both predators and researchers. Now, biologists at the California Academy of Sciences have successfully bred them in captivity for the first time. See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios.

In Racing Extinction a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight -- a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it.

COMPANY: KQED, PBS Digital Studios PRODUCER: Josh Cassidy, Craig Rosa, Josh Cassidy EDITOR: Kia Simon, Paul Rogers CINEMATOGRAPHER: Josh Cassidy MUSIC: Seth Samuel WRITER: Amy Standen NARRATOR: Amy Standen

COMPANY: Oceanic Preservation Society, Presented by Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea and the Discovery Channel In association with Vulcan Productions, Earth Day Texas, JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Diamond Docs, and Insurgent Media PRODUCER: Producers: Olivia Ahnemann, Fisher Stevens Executive Producer: Dieter Paulmann Co-Producer: Gina Papabeis Co-Executive Producers: Paul G. Allen, Jody Allen, Dan Nelson, Trammell S. Crow, John Paul DeJoria Line Producer: Patti Bonnet Associate Producers: Adrienne Hall, Chip Comins, W. Wilder Knight III, Tom Shadyac, Jim and Susan Swartz DIRECTOR: Louie Psihoyos CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Behrens, Shawn Heinrichs, Sean Kirby, Petr Stepanek SOUND RECORDISTS: Mickey Houlihan WRITER: Mark Monroe OTHER: Composer: J. Ralph, Editors: Geoff Richman, A.C.E., Lyman Smith, Jason Zeldes

(415) 553-2835

(303) 444-2454

seris@kqed.org

racingextinction@opsoiety.org

http://ww2.kqed.org/science/series/deep-look/

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RAGING EARTH: SUPER ERUPTIONS

RARA AVIS:

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON AND THE BIRDS OF AMERICA

15-0310

15-0311

Science and Nature

Conservation Hero

Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

San Antonio, TX

Japan

USA

September 2014

March 2015

49 minutes

91 minutes

Seismic tomography has recently allowed scientists to gain a better understanding of the activity of magma deep beneath the Earth’s surface. With a massive amount of magma building up under Sakurajima, Japan, scientists have confirmed that a major eruption may occur in the near future. What would happen if a major eruption were to occur in today’s highly developed society? This episode reveals the results of the latest studies into the mechanisms of volcanic eruptions, and discusses the extent of their threat.

He was one of the most remarkable men in early America. A self-taught painter and ornithologist, he pursued a dream that made him famous in his lifetime and left a legacy in art and science that endures to this day. His portrait hangs in the White House and his statue stands over the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History. Yet until now, the story of John James Audubon has never been told on movie screens.

COMPANY: NHK PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Genya Niio,Kenji Sugai, Tomoyuki Shirakawa DIRECTOR: Takao Yamamoto, Minako Harada, Yamato Kato, Atsushi Hirakawa CINEMATOGRAPHER: Yuji Kozu, Haruki Ida SOUND RECORDISTS: Kenji Nakano, Toshiyuki Onodera NARRATOR: Marc Carpentier

COMPANY: Rara Avis Productions LLC, PRODUCER: John Aldrich DIRECTOR: Al Reinert DESIGNER: TAG Creative CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Aldrich, Timothy Barksdale SOUND RECORDISTS: Wayne Bell SOUND EDITORS: Wayne Bell SOUND MIXERS: Wayne Bell EFFECTS: Kirby Conn NARRATOR: Pascal Rioult OTHER: Joshua Riehl, Co-Producer; Peter Stopschinski, Composer

+81 354-554-339

(703) 864-3105

yamamoto.k-ob@nhk.or.jp

jaldrich@gmail.com audubonthefilm.com

REAL HOUSECAT OF ORANGE COUNTY

MY CAT FROM HELL

REGUA

15-0312

15-0313

Animal Behavior

Short Program

Los Angeles, CA

Bristol

USA

UK

April 2015

May 2015

42 minutes

6 minutes

Former Real Housewife Peggy is in a new catfight. After her cat Shadow swats her husband’s face, he threatens to get rid of the cat if she shows aggression towards their daughters. Peggy calls on Jackson Galaxy to find the source of the issue to avoid a heartbreaking decision. Later, Christine’s cat constantly licks her and her boyfriend all day and night, affecting her dreams of becoming an Olympian. When her boyfriend refuses to move in with her, she realizes she could lose both her Olympic dream and her boyfriend and turns to Jackson to help salvage both relationships.

Michael Palin takes you on a six minute visual feast of the forest reserve Regua, introducing the wonderful team of people who make this incredible project possible, and explaining why the Atlantic Forest is so worthy of our help.

COMPANY: Produced by 3 Ball Entertainment for Animal Planet PRODUCER: Executive Producer: JD Roth, Executive Producer: Todd A. Nelson, Executive Producer: Adam Kaloustian, Executive Producer: Jackson Galaxy, Co-Executive Producer: Eva Mancil, Consulting Producer: Rob Cohen, Consulting Producer: David Wollock, Consulting Producer: Susan Von Seggern, Consulting Producer: Brian Rochlin, Supervising Field Producer: Sue Kutch, Associate Producer: Pat Dempsey, Executive Producer: Melinda Toporoff EDITOR: John Berardi, Byron Thames, Kathryn Wlodarczyk ART DIRECTOR: Jarek Stultz CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Blair Madigan, Camera Operator: Tahitia Hicks SOUND EDITORS: Audio Supervisor: Taylor Coe SOUND MIXERS: Re-recording Mixer: Brandon Howlett OTHER: Jackson Galaxy

COMPANY: Five Films, Wildscreen Exchange PRODUCER: Verity White, Lucie Muir, Kim Stewart DIRECTOR: Verity White EDITOR: Verity White CINEMATOGRAPHER: Verity White SOUND EDITORS: Mark Fergusson SOUND MIXERS: Mark Fergusson MUSIC: Matthew Sheeran NARRATOR: Michael Palin

(310) 975-5904

+44 790-816-844

Karin_Failla@discovery.com

verity@fivefilms.org www.regua.org

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REINDEER IN MY SAAMI HEART

RESERVA DE LA BIÓSFERA EL VIZCAÍNO

PATRIMONIO MUNDIAL NATURAL EN MÉXICO

15-0314

15-0315

People and Nature Sound Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Conservation Hero

Sydney

Mexico City

Australia

Mexico

February 2015

January 1970

79 minutes

51 minutes

Inghilda Tapio is one of the last generations of children born into a nomadic Saami reindeer herding family in Saapmi, the Arctic region previously known as Lapland. Inghilda is a member of Sweden’s ‘stolen generation,’ forced by the Swedish government to attend residential boarding schools in the 1950s. At the age of 7, Inghilda was removed from her parents’ teepee home and reindeer herds for months at a time, forced to speak the Swedish language, confused by foreign customs. Despite these challenges, Inghilda attended university to become a poet and performer, passionate about saving her Northern Saami language and culture.

Documentary TV series that allows us to know the five natural protected sites in Mexico, considered as World Heritage Centre by the UNESCO. We can appreciate the geographical characteristics of these sites; their transcendence as heritage center; wild fauna and flora, and their relevance in wildlife conservation, as well as all the programs implemented, and the human perspective from those living and working in these sites. We can also learn about the history of the communities in these areas.

COMPANY: Screen Culture Pty Ltd PRODUCER: Janet Merewether DIRECTOR: Janet Merewether EDITOR: Henry Dangar, Jane St Vincent Welch CINEMATOGRAPHER: Janet Merewether SOUND RECORDISTS: Janet Merewether SOUND EDITORS: Liam Egan SOUND MIXERS: Liam Egan, Robert Sullivan WRITER: Janet Merewether NARRATOR: Poet and participant: Inghilda Tapio

COMPANY: XE IPN Canal Once, Semarnat-Conanp, Bravo Films S. C. PRODUCER: Carlos Prieto Beltrán DIRECTOR: Patricia Arriaga

+61 415-668-848

+01 525-553-561

info.screenculture@gmail.com

tluna@canalonce.ipn.mx

http://reindeerinmysaamiheart.com

RETURN OF THE CICADAS

RETURN OF THE RIVER 15-0316

15-0317

Short Program

Writing Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Bloomington, IN

FINALIST

USA

May 2015

April 2014

7 minutes

The Periodical Cicadas are among the longest living insects on Earth. For 17 years they dwell unseen underground, but In the spring of their final year rising soil temperature signal their last few weeks of life. Appearing above ground in the billions, they form one of the greatest insect emergences on Earth, but it’s far from a horror show. Each cicada is a tiny animal that cannot bite or sting, and their only goal is to crawl or fly up into the trees and find a mate in the final few days of their 17-year lives. Thousands of species of cicadas are found throughout the world, but only in the eastern United States have these fascinating insects developed such a unique life history. The result of 6 years of filming, Return of the Cicadas is a short film companion to the 1-hour documentary coming in 2016.

PRODUCER: Samuel Orr DIRECTOR: Samuel Orr EDITOR: Samuel Orr CINEMATOGRAPHER: Samuel Orr SOUND EDITORS: Samuel Orr MUSIC: Dexter Britain WRITER: Samuel Orr

78

Port Townsend, WA

USA

FINALIST

72 minutes

Return of the River explores an unlikely victory for environmental justice and restoration. The film follows a group of committed people as they attempt the impossible: to change the public opinion of a town and eventually the nation to bring two dams down. Ultimately a divided community comes to consensus, launching the largest dam removal in history. Filmed in exquisite HD footage on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Return of the River offers hope and inspiration amid grim environmental news, showing how an idea moved from “crazy” to celebrated reality.

COMPANY: Elwhafilm LLC PRODUCER: Jessica Plumb, Executive Producer: Sarah Hart DIRECTOR: John Gussman, Jessica Plumb CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Gussman, Florian Graner SOUND RECORDISTS: Earthen Watson SOUND EDITORS: Earthen Watson MUSIC: Jonathan Haidle WRITER: Jessica Plumb NARRATOR: Debbe Hirata OTHER: Historical Voiceover: Tom Skerritt, Animation: Drew Christie

(812) 320-9530

(360) 808-6406

returnofthecicadas@gmail.com

jcplumb@olypen.com

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RHINO REVENGE

RHYTHM OF THE RIVER 15-0318

15-0319

Short Short

Short Short

Aspen, CO

Sarasota, FL

USA

USA

May 2015

May 2015

3 minutes

3 minutes

In Africa a rhino is grazing peacefully. Two poachers stalk, shoot, chop off his horn, and run. In South East Asia the horn is ground into powder, mixed with liquid and sold to a man who drinks it. Walking into the street he watches his arm morph into a rhino horn. People grab hatchets and chase him to cut off the horn. Fleeing, he finds himself in the African bush in front of the poachers. They stare at his horn/arm and one raises his gun. He turns to escape. The screen goes black and we hear the rifle shot.

Exploring the Pantanal Wetlands.

COMPANY: Filmontage Productions, Inc., The Elephant in the Room PRODUCER: Travis Fulton, Vladimir Van Maule, Kire Godal DIRECTOR: Vladimir Van Maule CINEMATOGRAPHER: Vladimir Van Maule, Kire Godal WRITER: Travis Fulton

COMPANY: Media For Conservation PRODUCER: Jessie Williams, Ph.D. DIRECTOR: Jessie Williams, Ph.D. DESIGNER: Jessie Williams, Ph.D. CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jessie Williams, Ph.D. SOUND EDITORS: Jessie Williams, Ph.D. MUSIC: Enter the Maze, 2011 ŠVideo Block

(970) 925-4219

(941) 320-0501

travis1@sopris.net

jwilliams.mediaforconservation@gmail.com

https://vimeo.com/126930135

RISE OF THE KILLER VIRUS

RIVER KING 15-0320

15-0321

People and Nature

People and Nature

Washington, DC

Nieuw-Vossemeer

USA

The Netherlands

December 2014

March 2015

46 minutes

52 minutes

In the early 1980s a mysterious virus emerged on the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its earliest victims were gay men. Years of fear, confusion and ignorance followed, compounding the threat of HIV. In Rise of the Killer Virus, a scientific investigation reveals the earliest origins of AIDS. Dr. Michael Worobey and medical researcher Dirk Teuwen reveal their discovery of a full-blown outbreak of AIDS in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the 1960s. The earliest variant of HIV appeared as early as 1908, in the jungles of Cameroon.

A European angler is invited to fish an extremely remote African river. He lives with the tribes along the river and witnesses unknown local traditions. Never before did he see a man catching fish from underground on dry land. He takes part in a spear fishing exercise, gets blessed by an elderly women and finally catches an enormous fish himself. It is the exuberance of the people, some extraordinary tribal behavior that may have never been filmed before and the vanishing yet still wonderful natural environment that makes this an unique documentary.

COMPANY: DOCDAYS Productions, YUZU Productions, CONGOO Productions, Smithsonian Channel and ZDF PRODUCER: Antje Boehmert, Fabrice Esteve, Paul Pauwels DIRECTOR: Carl Gierstorfer ART DIRECTOR: Marcel Ozan Riedel CINEMATOGRAPHER: Renaat Lambeets, Additional Camera: Carl Gierstorfer, Additional Camera: Herve Glabeck SOUND RECORDISTS: Luc Cuveele, Lieven Verbraeken, David Rainey, Eric Richardson, Yolande Decarsin WRITER: Carl Gierstorfer OTHER: Senior Vice President of Production: Charles Poe, Executive Vice President of Programming and Production: David Royle

COMPANY: Ispida Wildlife Productions, PRODUCER: Cees van Kempen, Alan Miller DIRECTOR: Cees van Kempen EDITOR: Alan Miller CINEMATOGRAPHER: Cees van Kempen WRITER: Alan Miller NARRATOR: Alan Miller

(202) 261-1262

+31 646-280-964

charles.poe@smithsonianchannel.com

info@iwp-wildlife.com

smithsonianchannel.com

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RIVER MONSTERS 7: ALASKA’S COLD WATER KILLERS

ROARING BACK

GORONGOSA PARK: REBIRTH OF PARADISE

15-0322

15-0323

Animal Behavior

Conservation Hero Hosted or Presenter-led

Bristol

Amsterdam

UK

Netherlands

May 2015

May 2015

47 minutes

55 minutes

For years fishermen have been vanishing in Alaska’s remote and unforgiving wilderness - their deaths unseen, their bodies never found. Are bad weather and boating accidents the only culprits, or could there also be an unidentified killer at large - a cold water monster strong enough to drag a fisherman under the surface? For freshwater detective Jeremy Wade, a recent fatal incident sends him on a search for possible suspects - first up-river through treacherous rapids, then down to the river mouth where the icy waters are swarming with hungry sharks. Yet it’s a bizarre and unexpected beast, hauled up from the depths, that eventually emerges as his deadliest contender.

Wildlife cameraman Bob Poole returns to Gorongosa National Park and discovers a huge nesting colony of water birds. He resumes his search for the cubs that went missing last year. Then, after many sleepless nights, he finally meets the park’s new lion cubs - the future of lions in Gorongosa.

COMPANY: Icon Films, Animal Planet, itv Global Entertainment PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Harry Marshall, Laura Marshall, Steve Gooder, Series Producer: Andie Clare DIRECTOR: Clare Dornan EDITOR: Adam Coates CINEMATOGRAPHER: Duncan Fairs, Florian Graner (Underwater), Laurence Hamilton-Baillie (Aerial) SOUND RECORDISTS: Nick Allinson OTHER: Presenter: Jeremy Wade

COMPANY: Off the Fence PRODUCER: James Byrne DIRECTOR: James Byrne EDITOR: Sacha Odufre CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kate Bradbury, James Byrne, Emre Izat, Carla Rebai, James Manfull, John Mans, Bob Poole, Jeff Reed, Erik Rochner, Richard Slater-Jones, John Benam SOUND EDITORS: Nicholas Allan, Paul Clark SOUND MIXERS: Peter Stoel, Phil Jenkins MUSIC: William Goodchild WRITER: James Byrne NARRATOR: Bob Poole OTHER: PBS Vice President, Programming and Development: Bill Gardner, PBS Chief Programming Executive: Beth Hoppe

+44 (0) 117 910 2030

+31 205-200-222

Laura.Marshall@iconfilms.co.uk

carla@offthefence.com pbs.org/gorongosapark

ROCK THE PARK

80

RULERS AT RISK, EPISODE 1

PRIDE 15-0324

15-0325

Hosted or Presenter-led

Animal Behavior Visualization Editing

Mount Pleasant, SC

Hamburg

USA

Germany

October 2014

November 2014

21 minutes

49 minutes

Rock the Park, a weekly half-hour series produced to educate and inform children 13-16 years of age. The series taps into America’s love affair with our national parks. This awe-inspiring series with hosts, Jack Steward and Colton Smith, come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth. The viewers will learn, along with Jack and Colton, about the wonders of nature and the variety of wild animals that inhabit America. Viewers witness the fascinating activities of the massive brown bears of the Katmai National Park in Alaska, and mammoth glaciers crashing into the sea.

Lions are seen to be symbols of strength and fearlessness, courage and power. Hardly any other animal has been so intensively researched in the wild for so many decades. Hardly a single facet of their lives has remained unnoticed. But certain things remained hidden from view. Thanks to thermal imaging cameras, this film reveals the very last secrets of Africa’s largest wild cats. Wildlife filmmaker Reinhard Radke followed two prides and their respective females day and night. In doing so, he has revealed astonishing behavioral patterns, many of which have never been discovered before: gripping dramas during their daily struggle for survival and touching moments whilst rearing their young.

COMPANY: Tremendous Entertainment, Litton Entertainment PRODUCER: Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers, Chad Gajadhar, Heidi Ruen, Jack Steward, Dave Morgan, Pete Sniderman, Dan Soloman DIRECTOR: Troy Dunnagan

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm, NDR, ARTE PRODUCER: Tom Synnatzschke DIRECTOR: Reinhard Radke EDITOR: Klaus Müller CINEMATOGRAPHER: Reinhard Radke SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm MUSIC: Martin Lingnau, Ingmar Süberkrüb WRITER: Reinhard Radke NARRATOR: Colin Solman

(843) 883-5060

+49 40 66885140

sara@litton.tv

naturfilm@doclights.de

http://www.onemagnificentmorning.com/programs/rock-the-park/

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SAFE HAVEN FOR CHIMPS

SALAMANDER SLEUTHING

THE NATURE OF THINGS

WILD INSIDE THE NATIONAL ZOO 15-0326

15-0327

People and Nature

Short Short People and Nature

Toronto

New York, NY

Canada

USA

March 2015

May 2015

45 minutes

5 minutes

The touching story of how some very special chimpanzees find sanctuary and a new family when they are retired from a life in the lab.

Sure, salamanders are slimy and slippery. But in the Appalachian Mountains, home to the world’s most diverse collection of these animals, they also hold the secret to understanding the overall health of their environment. Join caretakers at Smithsonian’s National Zoo as they give the forest an annual checkup by searching for and studying these elusive amphibians. Then learn what makes the more than 50 species of salamanders living in Virginia so crucial to the ecosystem around them.

COMPANY: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation PRODUCER: Producer: Tina Verma, Senior Producer: Caroline Underwood, Senior Producer: FM Morrison, Executive Producer: Sue Dando DIRECTOR: Tina Verma EDITOR: Jacques Milette CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Sweeney, John Badcock SOUND RECORDISTS: Mary Wong, Paul Green SOUND EDITORS: Alan Geldart SOUND MIXERS: Ron Searles WRITER: Tina Verma NARRATOR: David Suzuki

COMPANY: Run Riot Films PRODUCER: Katie Bauer, Executive Producers: Gina Hutchinson, Linda Goldman, Chris Tuss, Josie Swantek, Associate Producer: Donielle Nardi DIRECTOR: Katie Bauer EDITOR: Brian Canavan CINEMATOGRAPHER: Brian Canavan, Camera Assistant: Tom Clement, Additional Camera: Dave Adams SOUND RECORDISTS: Brian Buckley WRITER: Katie Bauer OTHER: Graphics: Erik Loften

(416) 205-5633

(212) 708-1531

nicole.durrant@cbc.ca

joseph.giraldi@smithsonianchannel.com

http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/

http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/wild-inside-the-national-zoo/1003507

SALMO TRUTTA LACUSTRIS

SATAO: THE DEATH OF A GREAT TUSKER 15-0328

15-0329

Animal Behavior Short Program Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Short Short

Frankfurt

81

Seattle, WA

Germany

USA

June 2014

June 2014

12 minutes

1 minutes

Salmo Trutta Lacustris is a wildlife film on the rare European lake trout. The film was shot in the Bernese Upland and the Swiss Alps. The film follows female trout as they migrate into high altitude alpine streams to return to their birthplace. A strong homing instinct and remarkable senses, which include olfactory imprint and bio-magnetism, guide them to their natal site. The film documents the migration and the complex spawning ritual of these highly endangered salmonids as never filmed before.

Satao was one of the last remaining great African elephant tuskers on the planet. Poachers took his life on May 30th, 2014. This tribute shows some of the last known footage of Satao and honors his life as an African giant.

COMPANY: Daniel Göz Visuals, G K Film PRODUCER: Daniel Göz DIRECTOR: Daniel Göz SOUND EDITORS: Christian Schreitter SOUND MIXERS: Dirk Buro NARRATOR: Susan Tackenberg

COMPANY: Vulcan Productions, Off the Fence PRODUCER: Emre Izat, Hilary Sparrow, Executive Producer: Carole Tomko, Field Producer: Vicky Stone DIRECTOR: Kate Bradbury EDITOR: Neils Roza CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mark Deeble MUSIC: Song “All I Want” written and performed by Kodaline, appears courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment. WRITER: Emre Izat OTHER: Special thanks: Tsavo Trust, Kenya Wildlife Service, Richard Moller, Elephants Without Borders, James Byrne, Archive photos by The Elephant Movie, Deeble & Stone Productions

Daniel Göz Visuals

(206) 409-4813

daniel@danielgoez.com

hilarys@vulcan.com

http://danielgoez.com/Alpine%20Trout.html

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SAUSAGE TREE

SAVANNAH UNPLUGGED

AFRICA’S TREES OF LIFE

15-0018

15-0330

Wildlife Habitat Sound Visualization Original Music Score Editing Writing

Sound

Johannesburg

Paris

South Africa

France

May 2015

June 2013

46 minutes

52 minutes

With a new perspective and fresh approach to wild life filmmaking this film tells the story of the predators and animals that live in Nsefu along Zambia’s Luangwa River. A mother leopard finds the perfect place to ambush her prey. She shares her territory with a pride of lions and their nine cubs. Powerful lionesses hunt down a warthog and a buffalo and introduce the two month old cubs to their first solid meal. In the river, hippo bulls fight to protect their part of the river, and hundreds of crocodiles feed on the body of the loser. The anchor of the film is an iconic tree, the Sausage Tree, easily recognizable within the vast landscape of the South Luangwa Valley. The harsh reality brought on by the winter drought plays out in the shade of the sausage tree which throws a life

We follow a clan of lionesses in the Masai Mara from dusk to dawn. In the savannah, sounds change from hour to hour. Some disappear, others rise and mingle with the rest like the bizarre cry of the hyena; the uneven and hoarse trombone-style sound an old hippopotamus makes; the strident chirping of the cricket rubbing its elytra together; hooves hammering the cracked earth announcing herds of wildebeests; thunder also, the precursor of torrential rains. Keep your ears and eyes wide open!!!!

COMPANY: Obsessively Creative CC PRODUCER: Stefania Muller, Herbert Brauer, Nathan Pilcher, Edwina Thring DIRECTOR: Stefania Muller EDITOR: Melanie Jankes Golden CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nathan Pilcher SOUND RECORDISTS: Nathan Pilcher SOUND EDITORS: Janno Muller SOUND MIXERS: Janno Muller MUSIC: Composition: Matt Nicholson WRITER: Stefania Muller NARRATOR: Brian Deacon

COMPANY: One Planet PRODUCER: Eric Gonzalez, Marie Pilhan DIRECTOR: Laurent Frapat SOUND RECORDISTS: Claude Marion WRITER: Eric Gonzalez, Marie Pilhan OTHER: Director of photography: Patrick Wack

+27 011-803-806

+33 123-092-152

lerlynn777@hotmail.com

victoire.demones@oneplanet.fr

www.obsessivelycreative.co.za

SAVING AFRICA’S GIANTS WITH YAO MING

SAVING OTTER 501

15-0331

15-0332

Conservation Conservation Hero

People and Nature

Los Angeles, CA

New York, NY

USA

USA

November 2014

October 2013

42 minutes

55 minutes

Last year, 25,000 African elephants were murdered because of senseless ivory poaching. In Saving Africa’s Giants With Yao Ming, narrated by Edward Norton, NBA superstar Yao Ming is on a Herculean mission to end an age-old tradition of illegal ivory and rhino horn in China and around the world, as he uncovers the brutal truth surrounding the multi-million dollar underground trade. In Africa, Yao witnesses the destruction caused by poachers who systemically slaughter these animals on a daily basis. His message is clear: when the buying stops, the killing can too.

For decades marine biologist Karl Mayer and his small staff have worked unceasingly to bring this keystone species back from the brink of extinction so it can play its important role in the local marine environment. This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup crying on the beach, through her rehabilitation in secret roof tanks atop the Aquarium, we follow as Otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild, where survival is a long shot at best.

COMPANY: Produced by NHNZ and WildAid Inc, In association with CCTV9, for Animal Planet PRODUCER: Lynette Shingleton, Associate Producers: Sarah Cowhey, Hilary Tholen, Field Producers: Eric Steinhauser, Rory McGuinness, Bernadette Cook, Jean Hartley, Archive Producer: Lemuel Lyes, Executive Producers: Peter Knights, Erin Wanner DIRECTOR: Field Directors: Eric Steinhauser, Rory McGuinness EDITOR: Lynette Shingleton, Finishing Editor: Stuart Moffatt CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Charles Gruet, Camera Operators: Mannohan S. Dhillon, Dudley Saunders, Rory McGuinness, Gary Yip, Peter Knights SOUND MIXERS: Stacey Hertnon WRITER: Craig Meade NARRATOR: Edward Norton

COMPANY: Sea Studios Foundation, THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET PRODUCER: Amy Miller, Josh Rosen, Executive Producers: Clint Jones, Mark Shelley, Fred Kaufman, Series Producer: Bill Murphy, Series Editor: Janet Hess DIRECTOR: Bob Talbot, Mark Shelley EDITORS: Gail Huddleson, Linda Peckham, Shirley Gutierrez DESIGNER: Graphics and Animation: Kirsten Carlson, Andrew Burke, Christine Mallia CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Mark Shelley, Additional Natural History Photography: Ernie Kovacs, Cineflex Operator: Thomas C. Miller SOUND RECORDISTS: Richard Chelew Kevin Walker Andy Zenczak SOUND EDITORS: Jim McKee, Jeremiah Moore, Andrew Roth, Peter Steinbach SOUND MIXERS: Jeremiah Moore, Ed Campbell MUSIC: Composers: Lenny Williams, Chris Biondo, Mark Adler WRITER: Josh Rosen NARRATOR: Daniel Stern

(310) 975-5904

(212) 560-8245

Karin_Failla@discovery.com

junj@thirteen.org http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/saving-otter-501/10761

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SEA OTTERS VS CLIMATE CHANGE

SEARCH FOR THE BIG SEVEN, PART 1: THE GARDEN OF EDEN SIYAYA - COME WILD WITH US

15-0333

15-0334

Short Program

Children’s Hosted or Presenter-led

Washington, DC

Cape Town

USA

South Africa

January 2014

May 2014

7 minutes

26 minutes

When people talk about sea otters, the words “cute,” “cuddly,” and “curious” often come to mind. But now you can add another descriptor to that list — climate change fighters. Along the West Coast these aquatic acrobats have become a surprising vanguard in the battle against our world’s changing climate. And their heartwarming tale illustrates a much larger story about the ways wildlife conservation can also combat climate change.

Siyaya - Come Wild with Us is a fast-paced adventure to fascinating places in and around South Africa’s national parks. The series unravels the mysteries of the natural world and imparts a sense of wonder and respect for nature in young people. The series is hosted by a zany and mischievous scientist called Oompie, who drives a trendy zebra striped minibus. When five youngsters set off for an adventure into to the vast Addo Elephant National Park, the only park in the world where the Big Seven are found, they learn how to connect with nature.

COMPANY: KCTS-9 Digital Studios PRODUCER: Michael Werner EDITOR: KCTS-9 Digital Studios DESIGNER: Madeleine Pisaneschi, R.S. Fehsenfeld Jr. CINEMATOGRAPHER: Cinematography: Greg Davis; Underwater cinematography: Laura James; Additional camera: Michael Werner WRITER: Michael Werner NARRATOR: Kayla Black

COMPANY: FOP Films, Commissioned by, SANParks PRODUCER: Executive Producer: David Mabunda, Producer: Francois Odendaal, Co-Producer: Jeandre Gerding, Associate Producer: Kevin Moore DIRECTOR: Francois Odendaal EDITOR: Offline Editor: Kirsten De Magalhaes, Online Editor: Chris Moore CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeandre Gerding SOUND MIXERS: Tim Pringle NARRATOR: Chi Mhende

(646) 504-1222

+27 214-470-662

michael@michaeljameswerner.com

info@fopfilms.com

http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/sea-otters-urchins-kelp-climate-change/

http://www.siyaya.tv/

SEARCH FOR THE BIG SEVEN, PART 4: HUNTERS OF THE DEEP SIYAYA - COME WILD WITH US

SECRET SEYCHELLES: D’ARROS

15-0335

15-0336

Children’s

Conservation People and Nature Wildlife Habitat

Cape Town

83

Suffield, Norfolk

South Africa

UK

May 2014

November 2014

26 minutes

50 minutes

Siyaya - Come Wild with Us is a fast-paced adventure to fascinating places in and around South Africa’s national parks. The series unravels the mysteries of the natural world and imparts a sense of wonder and respect for nature in young people. The Zebra Bus embarks on a final mission to find that last and most elusive member of the Big Seven - the great white shark! They set off on a mission to Bird Island, a feathery paradise home to the biggest Cape gannet colony in the world.

D’Arros is one of the Seychelles’ best kept secrets. Safe-guarded by isolation, the island is a jewel of the Indian Ocean. Teaming with wildlife, the sand cay and neighboring coral atoll are home to rare giant tortoises, hawksbill turtles and shearwaters. In the depths, dolphins, great hammerhead and tiger sharks roam. Green turtles nest on the pristine beaches, reef sharks bear live pups in the shallow lagoon, whales come to the deep channel and mantas feed over coral reefs. Now designated as a wildlife reserve this natural treasure trove has the recognition it so rightly deserves.

COMPANY: FOP Films, Commissioned by, SANParks PRODUCER: Executive Producer: David Mabunda, Producer: Francois Odendaal, Co-Producer: Jeandre Gerding, Associate Producer: Kevin Moore DIRECTOR: Francois Odendaal EDITOR: Offline Editor: Kirsten De Magalhaes, Online Editor: Chris Moore CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeandre Gerding SOUND MIXERS: Tim Pringle NARRATOR: Chi Mhende

PRODUCER: Caroline Brett, Executive Producer: Chris Clarke DIRECTOR: Caroline Brett EDITOR: Alan Miller CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dan Beecham WRITER: Caroline Brett NARRATOR: Paterson Joseph

+27 214-470-662

+01 263-731-659

info@fopfilms.com

carolinebrett@mac.com

http://www.siyaya.tv/

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SECRET SLEEP

SECRETS OF BUMBLEBEES 15-0337

15-0338

People and Nature

Animal Behavior Children’s

Rome

Vienna

Italy

Austria

February 2015

December 2013

60 minutes

FINALIST

The story of a long lasting and passionate research about the highly endangered Mediterranean monk seal. The author was able to follow the animal behavior through special and advanced monitoring techniques. Seals were discovered in Istria, in the northern Adriatic sea and in Sicily, where the species was already considered to be extinct.

They are chubbier, fuzzier and more leisurely than their sisters, the bees. They are a lot less aggressive and awe-inspiring than their cousins the wasps. Compared to honey bees, these social insects have long been poorly researched, though they’re at home in temperate regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere and South America. A few tropical species form colonies lasting several years, but elsewhere only the summer’s new queens survive into next spring. Macro and high-speed cinematography allow us to witness their behavior, understand their biology, experience their unique abilities and leave us in awe of these droll little harbingers of spring.

COMPANY: Cemultimedia PRODUCER: Emanuele Coppola DIRECTOR: Emanuele Coppola ART DIRECTOR: Emanuele Coppola CINEMATOGRAPHER: Emanuele Coppola SOUND MIXERS: Emanuele Coppola WRITER: Emanuele Coppola NARRATOR: Douglas Dean

COMPANY: Power of Earth Productions for ORF, in association with ORF-Enterprise, bm:ukk and Kultur NÖ PRODUCER: Kurt Mündl/ Power of Earth Productions DIRECTOR: Kurt Mündl

+00 390-632-314

+00 431-878-781

info@cemultimedia.it

ronja.scherzinger@orf.at

info@cemultimedia.it

http://contentsales.orf.at/universum

SECRETS OF THE HIVE

SHARK

EPISODE 1, EPISODE 2, EPISODE 3 15-0339

15-0340

Animal Behavior

Limited Series - Long Form

Washington, DC

Bristol

USA

UK

May 2015

April 2015

46 minutes

58 minutes x 3

There are more than 20,000 bee species in the world, and some of them may hold the key to helping solve our global honeybee crisis. Researchers are exploring if the notorious so-called ‘killer bee’ may help us make our bees resistant against the single greatest cause of honeybee population decline: the parasitic varroa mite. Biologists are studying other bee species to look for viable pollinators of our crops. In their quest they discover the marvelous world of bees: bees that live in flowers, invade other hives, produce perfumes - and pollinate our crops without us even realizing it.

COMPANY: Taglicht Media and Smithsonian Networks PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Bernd Wilting, Linda Goldman; Senior Vice President of Production: Charles Poe; Executive Vice President of Programming and Production: David Royle DIRECTOR: Dennis Wells EDITOR: Jan Stefan Kolbe CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jörg Adams, Roland Breitschuh, Attila Boa SOUND RECORDISTS: Bastian Barenbrock, Christian Weihe MUSIC: Andreas Schäfer, Biber Gullatz WRITER: Dennis Wells NARRATOR: Dustin James Leighton

84

51 minutes

A wildlife series on the sharks of the world. The first program shows how sharks are the ocean’s great predators, living in every ocean and hunting in every way. The second program shows sharks are more than just hunters. They have an intricate social life, complex courtship rituals, surprising ways of bringing up their young, and extraordinary powers of navigation. The final episode joins an international team of scientists studying sharks. Their research reveals a lot including how they could even help us solve some of the toughest medical challenges of the 21st century. COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery Channel PRODUCER: Steve Greenwood, Simon Blakeney, Jennie Hammond, Executive Producer: Michael Gunton DIRECTOR: Steve Greenwood, Simon Blakeney, Jennie Hammond EDITOR: Matt Meech, Dave Pearce, Alex Boyle CINEMATOGRAPHER: Hugh Miller, Alfredo Barroso Ruiz, Morne Hardenberg, Erick Higuera, Duncan Brake, Kevin Flay, Shane Moore, Denis Lagrange, Simon Werry, Manfred Bortoli, Jonny Friday, Paul Collins, Chuck Taylor, Gabrielle Nadeau, Jonathan Jones, Scott Tibbles, Rob Drewett, Adam Ravetch, Didier Noirot, Mark MacEwen, Michael Pitts, Andy B. Casagrande IV, David McKay, Charles Maxwell, Jonny Rogers, Richard Wollocombe, Richard Fitzpatrick, Joe Romeiro, James R.D. Scott, Stuart Dunn, Toby Strong, Peter Rudden, Anthony Fox, Matt Norman SOUND RECORDISTS: Zubin Sarosh, Parker Brown, Sebastian Dunn SOUND EDITORS: Kate Hopkins, Tim Owens SOUND MIXERS: Graham Wild MUSIC: Will Slater EFFECTS: Burrell Durrant Hifle WRITER: Production Team NARRATOR: Paul McGann

(202) 261-1262

+44 117-974-241

charles.poe@smithsonianchannel.com

Rebecca.rothon@bbc.co.uk

Smithsonianchannel.com

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SHARK GIRL

SHARK, EPISODE 1

SHARK 15-0342

15-0341

Conservation Editing

Editing Visualization Original Music Score

Sydney

FINALIST

Bristol

Australia

UK

December 2013

April 2015

58 minutes

58 minutes

For 19-year-old Madison Stewart, nothing feels safer or more natural than diving straight into waters teeming with sharks. Since childhood, growing up by the Great Barrier Reef, she’s treated these predators as family. But they’re vanishing from existence, and because of their bad reputation, few people seem to care. Follow Madison on her mission to protect our sharks, a battle that began when she put her studies on hold, grabbed a camera, and set out to save these incredible, misunderstood creatures.

A wildlife series on the sharks of the world. The first program shows how sharks are the ocean’s great predators, living in every ocean and hunting in every way. Blacktip sharks hunt in huge packs and herd fish into baitballs; tasselled wobbegongs are ambush hunters; Greenland sharks live under the Arctic ice; and whitetip reef sharks are the masters of hunting at night. The finale shows the great white in its hunt of fur seals off the coast of South Africa.

COMPANY: Kaufmann Productions Pty Ltd, In Association with ABC Australia: Smithsonian Channel & Terra Mater PRODUCER: Gisela Kaufmann, Carsten Orlt DIRECTOR: Gisela Kaufmann EDITOR: Carsten Orlt CINEMATOGRAPHER: Andy Brandy Casagrande IV, John Biggins, Geoff Blee, Nicola Daley, Kris Denton, Jose Fernandez, Richard Fitzpatrick, Adam Geiger, Simon Smith, David Warth SOUND RECORDISTS: Tom Wave SOUND EDITORS: Phil Judd SOUND MIXERS: Phil Judd MUSIC: Guy Gross EFFECTS: Carsten Orlt WRITER: Gisela Kaufmann NARRATOR: Joshua Brennan

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery Channel PRODUCER: Steve Greenwood, Executive Producer: Michael Gunton DIRECTOR: Steve Greenwood EDITOR: Matt Meech CINEMATOGRAPHER: Hugh Miller, Morne Hardenberg, Scott Tibbles, Adam Ravetch, Didier Noirot, Mark MacEwen, Michael Pitts, Andy B. Casagrande IV, David McKay, Charles Maxwell, Jonny Rogers, Richard Wollocombe, Richard Fitzpatrick, Joe Romeiro, James R.D. Scott SOUND EDITORS: Kate Hopkins SOUND MIXERS: Graham Wild MUSIC: Will Slater EFFECTS: Burrell Durrant Hifle WRITER: Production Team NARRATOR: Paul McGann

+61 296-985-991

+44 117-974-241

gisela@kaufmannproductions.com

Rebecca.rothon@bbc.co.uk

http://www.kaufmannproductions.com

http://www.bbc.com/earth/tags/shark-bbc-one

SHARKS OF THE CORAL CANYON

SHARKS OF WAR: TRUTH, TALES, AND TERROR

15-0343

15-0344

Wildlife Habitat Science and Nature

Animal Behavior

Landover, Maryland

85

Arlington, VA

USA

USA

April 2014

January 2015

50 minutes

49 minutes

This film follows a shark and coral science team as they investigate how two of the most threatened groups of animals in the ocean depend on each other. It contains first time footage of new shark hunting behavior, cutting edge coral science, and reveals a natural spectacle involving thousands of fish and hundreds of sharks.

Before World War II, experts dismissed sharks as a threat to servicemen. Then in 1942, Navy headquarters received reports about horrific attacks on castaways adrift from sunken ships and downed airplanes. Many of these reports proved to be true. Soon after the war, scuba diving pioneers sought out sharks, expecting the worst because of the shark attack stories. Instead, they found an animal less to be feared than understood. See the behaviors that led to shark attacks on servicemen and learn why divers can swim among the sharks of war--bulls, tigers, and oceanic whitetips--even after sundown.

COMPANY: Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation PRODUCER: John Ruthven EDITOR: Mickey Green, Patrice Shannon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Doug Allan, Ernie Kovacs, Peter Kragh SOUND MIXERS: Phelps Kelley and Graham Wild WRITER: Eleanor Grant NARRATOR: Bray Poor

COMPANY: All Fins On Productions, Status Productions PRODUCER: Robert Cantrell DIRECTOR: Robert Cantrell, George C. Schellenger CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jim Abernethy, Robert Cantrell, Jon Schellenger, George C. Schellenger, Joe Romeiro, Dan Harriger, Matt Heath, Mike Black SOUND RECORDISTS: Jon Schellenger SOUND EDITORS: Robert Cantrell EFFECTS: Robert Cantrell WRITER: Robert Cantrell NARRATOR: Robert Cantrell OTHER: Expedition Leader: Jim Abernethy; Expedition Crew: Matt Heath, Jamine Maritnelli, Mike Black, Michele Heller, Chad Shagren, Jay Castellano; Production Manager: George C. Schellenger; Manager of Digital Imaging: George C. Schellenger; Historian: Maris Kazmer, Robert Cantrell; Production Assistants: Julia Goswick, Kristzina (Z) Holly

(301) 577-1288

(703) 407-2636

allen@lof.org

robert@allfinson.com

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SIGHT

SILA AND THE GATEKEEPERS OF THE ARCTIC

SUPER SENSE: THE SECRET POWER OF ANIMALS 15-0345

15-0346

Science and Nature Hosted or Presenter-led Visualization

People and Nature

Bristol

Los Angeles, CA

UK

USA

August 2014

June 2015

59 minutes

63 minutes

Our human senses may be amazing, but compared to many animals we only detect a fraction of the sensory information that’s out there. Super Senses set out to bring this secret world to life, by taking the lab into the wild. The opening episode Sight, reveals how caribou use UV light to avoid wolves, how seeing in slow motion lets dragonflies make a kill in the blink of a human eye and shows how one snake can ‘see’ in pitch darkness.

The documentary explores the Greenlandic concept of SILA, a term that encompasses weather, balance and consciousness. Two vastly independent communities, Inuit subsistence hunters and visiting polar scientists, give witness to the transforming Arctic due to climate change. The stories of struggles to preserve the Inuit culture are woven together with those of a small group of international researchers on Greenland’s vast Inland Ice Cap and a human rights activist. These witnesses bring a human face to the highly politicized issue of climate change and illustrate the impact our over-industrialized world can have even on a small isolated Arctic community.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, BBC America PRODUCER: Alex Williamson DIRECTOR: Kirstine Davidson NARRATOR: Presenters: Patrick Aryee, Helen Czerski

COMPANY: Greensphere Productions, tellfilm GMBH, pegomark LLC PRODUCER: Corina Gamma, Markus Kaeppeli DIRECTOR: Corina Gamma EDITOR: Gisela Wybel, Anthony Porter CINEMATOGRAPHER: Corina Gamma MUSIC: Jorge Corante, trio FUGU NARRATOR: Corina Gamma

+44 117-974-211

(213) 308-6844

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

corina@gammasphere.net

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04fhkkl

www.gatekeepersofthearctic.com

SILENCING THE THUNDER

SIROCCO - HOW A DUD BECAME A STUD 15-0347

15-0348

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker Conservation Hero

Missoula, MT

India

May 2014

December 2013

27 minutes

86

Calcutta

USA

FINALIST

16 minutes

When temperatures drop in Montana, wild bison migrate to lower elevations outside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park. But once outside, they run the risk of being killed because some carry a chronic disease called brucellosis that ranchers fear could spread to cattle. Silencing the Thunder presents the obstacles ranchers face, as well as the side of those trying to protect one of America’s most iconic animals.

There are only 125 Kakapo parrots left on planet Earth today. So few, that all of them have been individually named. And one name is world famous - Sirocco. A parrot so popular, that the government of New Zealand gave him a job. Sirocco - How a Dud Became a Stud, is the delightful rags-to-riches story of a bird that shot to superstardom.

COMPANY: Forest Clay Productions PRODUCER: Eddie Roqueta DIRECTOR: Eddie Roqueta CINEMATOGRAPHER: Eddie Roqueta SOUND RECORDISTS: Eddie Roqueta SOUND EDITORS: Eddie Roqueta SOUND MIXERS: Eddie Roqueta EFFECTS: Eddie Roqueta WRITER: Eddie Roqueta

PRODUCER: Centre for Science Communication - Otago University, New Zealand DIRECTOR: Ashwika Kapur CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ashwika Kapur SOUND RECORDISTS: Ashwika Kapur SOUND EDITORS: Ashwika Kapur SOUND MIXERS: Ashwika Kapur WRITER: Ashwika Kapur NARRATOR: Karen Elliot OTHER: Musician: Sergey Kovchic

(954) 579-5893

+91 967-429-2020

edwardmroqueta@gmail.com

ashwikakapur@gmail.com

https://vimeo.com/104296498

www.ashwikakapur.com

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SIZE MATTERS

SNAKES - SECRETS OF NATURE’S DEADLIEST CREATURES

SECRETS OF BONES

15-0349

15-0350

Science and Nature Hosted or Presenter-led

Animal Behavior

Bristol

Seoul

UK

South Korea

February 2014

October 2014

29 minutes

48 minutes

In this series, evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod reveals how bones have enabled vertebrates to colonise and dominate practically every habitat on Earth. In Size Matters, with the help of engaging experiments and his own passion, Ben shows us what bone is constructed from and how it can support animals that are both minuscule - a frog just a few millimetres long - and massive - the blue whale, two hundred million times bigger.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide PRODUCER: Aaron Paul, Executive Producer: Jonny Keeling, DIRECTOR: Aaron Paul NARRATOR: Ben Garrod

For centuries, snakes have evolved as sinister animals in the human psyche. However, in this show, snakes demonstrate their ingenious adaptation to life on earth. Among animal species, only snakes have the ability to survive on land, sea and even fly in the air. The show begins with scenes of garter snakes, numbering in the hundreds and thousands, breeding after having awoken from their winter hibernation in Canada. The life cycles of Korean ratsnakes and vipers are shown as well. And the secret on how flying snakes can fly are shown by tracking and studying the paradise flying snake and ornate flying snake that live in jungles around Asia. Not only do the documentary crews capture the flight of flying snake species but they also bring vivid scenes of flying frogs and flying lizards in mid-flight. For the first time in the world, viewers can see how the tentacled snake hunts fish in slow-motion by utilizing high-speed cameras. This program will shatter many common beliefs that humans hold about snakes. Snakes are quite beautiful and magnificent animals that deserve to be regarded in a less negative light. Locations: US, Canada, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, etc. COMPANY: Korea Educational Broadcasting System PRODUCER: Lee Yeon-kyu DIRECTOR: Lee Yeon-kyu ART DIRECTOR: Effects Director: Lee Yong-mun WRITER: Kim mi-ran NARRATOR: John Lee OTHER: Music Lee Mi-seong, Lee Seung-jin

+44 117-974-211

(822) 526-3946

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

snakim@ebs.co.kr

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vrtkp/episodes/guide

SNOW MONKEYS

SNOW WOLF FAMILY AND ME, EPISODE 2

NATURE

15-0351

15-0352

Animal Behavior Visualization Original Music Score

People and Nature Hosted or Presenter-led Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

New York, NY

87

Bristol

USA

UK

April 2014

December 2014

55 minutes

59 minutes

Journey deep into the snow bound mountains of central Japan and meet Hiro, a spunky young snow monkey whose charming personality sparks an unlikely friendship. Join Hiro and his extended family on a year-long adventure as they brave fierce storms, experience the birth of new life, and face the tragedy of death. It’s an intimate, immersive tale of family, friendship and strife in the heart of the Japanese Alps.

Gordon Buchanan travels to the remote Canadian Arctic in search of wolves that have never seen people. Gordon’s dream is to discover the true nature of this feared predator. He finds his white wolf family as they try to raise their pups and prepare for winter. Gordon walks with wolves as they hunt lemmings, musk ox and hares and encounter a rival pack. This could be the closest anyone has been to wild wolves since they were domesticated more than 10,000 years ago. A moving and unique tale of wolf family life.

COMPANY: Pontecorvo Productions, THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, National Geographic Channel, Sky Vision PRODUCER: Joseph Pontecorvo, Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman, Series Producer: Bill Murphy DIRECTOR: Joseph Pontecorvo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Joseph Pontecorvo, Additional Cinematography: Nimmida Pontecorvo SOUND RECORDISTS: Narration Recordist, Don Hoffman SOUND EDITORS: Scot B. Charles, Supervising Sound Editor, Len Delorey, Sound Editor SOUND MIXERS: Re-Recording Mixer: Ed Campbell EFFECTS: Editor: Billy McMillin WRITER: Joseph Pontecorvo NARRATOR: Liam Neeson OTHER: Composer: Jeremy Zuckerman

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Animal Planet PRODUCER: Ted Oakes DIRECTOR: Anwar Mamon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Gordon Buchanan NARRATOR: Gordon Buchanan

(212) 560-8245

+44 117-974-211

junj@thirteen.org

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/snow-monkeys/10577

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ww480

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SOLAR SUPERSTORMS

SOPHISTICATED FARMERS: LEAFCUTTER ANTS

WILDLIFE 15-0353

15-0354

Immersive

Animal Behavior

Chadds Ford, PA

Shibuya-ku

USA

Japan

May 2015

July 2013

24 minutes

49 minutes

Solar Superstorms is a major new production that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and super hot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: coronal mass ejections. Focusing on the Sun’s effects on Earth’s atmospheric, communications, and power systems, the show features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the sun, including a series of groundbreaking scientific visualizations computed on the Blue Waters supercomputer, based at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois. COMPANY: A co-production of Spitz Creative Media, the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., in association with Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado (Boulder) PRODUCER: Michael Bruno, Donna Cox, Robert Patterson, Bradley Thompson DIRECTOR: Thomas Lucas DESIGNER: Animation and Visual Effects Production, Animation and Visual Effects Production for Spitz Creative Media, Bill Carr, Inna Leonov-Kenny, Bradley Thompson, Wes Thompson, Scientific Numerical Visualizations for Advanced Visualization Lab, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Uni versity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Director: Donna Cox, Camera/Visualization Designer: Robert Patterson, Senior Research Programmer: Stuart Levy, Vis Programmer/Designer: AJ Christensen, Research Programmer: Kalina Borkiwiecz, Visualization Designer: Jeff Carpenter, Research Scientist: Matthew Turk, YT Software ART DIRECTOR: Donna Cox, Bradley Thompson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Göran Strand, Lee Parker WRITER: Jonathan Grupper, Thomas Lucas NARRATOR: Benedict Cumberbatch OTHER: Musical Composition, Performance and Sound Design: John Avarese

Panama, Central America. On the forest floor of dense tropical rainforest, a multitude of “green streams” runs through it. They are leafcutter ants carrying cut leaves and marching in file. Leafcutter ants are like gardeners or farmers. They gather leaves to produce compost to fertilize their underground farm, or fungus garden, to cultivate fungi. Though they are successfully flourished, they are constantly faced with difficulties day by day. Their number one enemy is heavy rain that washes their farm away. However, even if it rains or shines, leafcutter ants are never discouraged. It is a grand and amazing story of small ants. COMPANY: NHK, In Association with NHK Enterprises in Cooperation with Off the Fence PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Tetsunori Kikuchi, Toshiyuki Tsuchiya, Allison Bean DIRECTOR: Ichiro Yamamoto CINEMATOGRAPHER: Susumu Yamaguchi, Takahisa Matsuzaki NARRATOR: Peter Venn

(610) 459-5200

+81 354-554-339

mbruno@spitzinc.com

yamamoto.k-ob@nhk.or.jp

www.spitzinc.com

SOPHY RUOS

SPACE SCHOOL

FIELD CHRONICLES

15-0126

15-0355

People and Nature

Immersive

Arlington, VA

North Reading, MA

USA

USA

April 2014

January 2015

7 minutes

25 minutes

Ruos Sophy and Keo Mao are just a few of millions who depend on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake for their protein and their livelihoods. They live on the lake, they eat from the lake, and they support their family through sustainable fishing practices. Conservation International (CI) has been working with Sophy, Mao, and other villagers throughout the Tonle Sap to ensure the lake continues to support the people who depend on it. By teaching sustainable fishing practices, preventing deforestation in the region, and encouraging smart business decisions, CI has managed to prove that improving lives and protecting the environment can go hand in hand.

From a habitat hidden deep underwater in Florida, to the world’s most amazing swimming pool, dive into the underwater world of outer space! Space School is the incredible story of how astronauts train underwater to live and work in space. From microgravity simulation at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab, to living under the sea at Aquarius Reef Base, astronauts spend a lot of time training underwater. Space School is a fascinating and beautifully filmed live-action fulldome film produced by the Emmy Award-winning team that produces Jonathan Bird’s “Blue World”.

PRODUCER: John Martin, Becca Field, Natalie Omundson DIRECTOR: Peter Stonier

COMPANY: Oceanic Research Group, Inc. PRODUCER: Christine Bird, Bonnie Leigh Adams, Gregory von Hausch DIRECTOR: Jonathan Bird EDITOR: Tim Howe, Jonathan Bird CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jonathan Bird, Tim Geers, Tim Howe SOUND RECORDISTS: Tim Howe MUSIC: Bruce Zimmerman WRITER: Art Cohen, Jonathan Bird NARRATOR: Jonathan Bird OTHER: Production Assistants: Todd Kelly, Mia Peluso, Featured Astronuats: Chris Cassidy, NASA, Jeannette Epps, Logo Design: Goodwin Design Group

(703) 341-2817

(978) 664-9091

nomundson@conservation.org

jbird@oceanicresearch.org www.spaceschoolfilm.com

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SPLASH: UNDERWATER SANCTUARY

SPRING

ALASKA - EARTH’S FROZEN KINGDOM

15-0356

15-0357

Interactive

Wildlife Habitat Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker Writing

Dunedin

Bristol

New Zealand

UK

April 2015

February 2015

minutes

59 minutes

This is the ocean adventure you’ve been waiting for! Splash is a spectacular new game that challenges you to restore life to a beautiful underwater world. As a reef caretaker, the fate of a vibrant and diverse ecosystem is in your hands. With the population of the ocean dwindling, you must raise and release a multitude of species to repopulate and fill it with life. Along the way be sure to keep your Aquapedia handy, as you’ll document exciting real-life facts about each species you uncover. Watch in wonder as your sanctuary comes to life, teeming with creatures that are both visually stunning and unique in personality and behavior.

Alaska is one of the most precious remaining wildernesses on the planet - a unique habitat and America’s last frontier. In Spring, the film makers captured Alaska’s transformation under the power of the returning sun, to reveal an exquisite landscape, home to pioneering Alaskans, both animal and human, as they exploited the benefits of nature’s seasonal ‘gold rush’. Whilst Alaska’s transition to spring is truly magical, for those animals emerging from a long winter’s sleep, it also provides the venue for intense competition as everything is under pressure to cash in on Alaska’s riches.

PRODUCER: Mark van Rij DIRECTOR: Tim Nixon DESIGNER: Jeff Laird ART DIRECTOR: Emma Johansson

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC America, BBC Worldwide PRODUCER: Mary Summerill, James Honeyborne DIRECTOR: Jane Atkins NARRATOR: Dougray Scott

(643) 479-9799

+44 117-974-211

tim@runawayplay.com

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

www.runawayplay.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0520nyz

SPRING AWAKENING, EPISODE 1

STORKS - A VILLAGE ROOFTOP SAGA

THE SECRET GARDEN

15-0418

15-0358

Wildlife Habitat People and Nature Visualization Editing Writing

People and Nature

Hamburg

FINALIST

Mainz

Germany

Germany

November 2014

November 2014

50 minutes

52 minutes

The garden has long epitomized paradise, and many of us derive great pleasure in creating our own Garden of Eden. With the help of nature, we fashion a world of beguiling scents and colors. But many of the creatures that live here go unnoticed, leading secretive and mysterious lives. Small field voles make a network of tunnels under the vegetable plot, and a shy weasel hides in the woodpile. Mason bees wallpaper their nest with colorful petals, and tiny ants form partnerships with some of our most gorgeous flowers. As winter gives way to spring and summer, this program reveals in stunning detail the beauty and intimate moments of our garden residents.

Stork fever: a village takes action. Widely known as heralds of good luck and happiness, storks are very popular animals. This is especially true for Ruehstaedt, a tiny picturesque village with barely 200 residents. Every year the rooftops here are home for up to 40 pairs of White Stork - the largest colony in Germany.

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm nautilusfilm GmbH, NDR, NDR/ARTE, ORF PRODUCER: Tom Synnatzschke DIRECTOR: Jan Haft CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kay Ziesenhenne, Jan Haft, Felix Pustal, Stephan Krasser, Johannes Berger SOUND MIXERS: Oliver Görtz WRITER: Gerwig Lawitzky, Thassilo Franke, English Script: Sharmila Choudhury NARRATOR: Philippa Forrester OTHER: Editors: Carla Braun-Elwert, Jan Haft, Music: Jörg Magnus Pfeil, Siggi Mueller

COMPANY: Marco Polo Film PRODUCER: Annette Scheurich DIRECTOR: Herbert Ostwald CINEMATOGRAPHER: Roland Gockel, Thomas Henkel, Steffen Sailer, Alexandra Sailer, Klaus Scheurich Boas Schwarz, Erik Sick SOUND EDITORS: Bastian Barenbrock, Rosie Koch EFFECTS: Armin Riegel WRITER: Herbert Ostwald

+49 40 66885140

+00 496-131-701

naturfilm@doclights.de

anaya.m@zdf.de

www.doclights.de

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STRANGE CASTAWAYS

SUN BEAR

WONDERS OF THE MONSOON

15-0359

15-0360

Animal Behavior

Short Program

Bristol

Missoula, MT

UK

USA

October 2014

May 2015

59 minutes

11 minutes

Strange Castaways presents a cast of extraordinary tropical creatures exhibiting a range of bizarre behavior never filmed before. A group of crested black macaques trying to comfort another species - a bat on the forest floor; a golden orb spider snipping butterfly prey out of its web and discarding it because she knew it was poisonous; a shrew pooing in a giant pitcher plant the shape of a toilet, donating vital nutrients in exchange for nectar; and a giant leech hunting an equally giant earthworm, and then sucking it down whole!

Sun Bear imaginatively embodies the life of a sun bear and explores the issues of poaching and habitat loss in Borneo from a bear’s perspective.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery PRODUCER: Paul Bradshaw DIRECTOR: Kathryn Jeffs NARRATOR: Colin Salmon OTHER: Composer: Nitin Sawhney, Executive Producers: James Honeyborne, Chris Cole

COMPANY: Forest Clay Productions PRODUCER: Eddie Roqueta DIRECTOR: Eddie Roqueta DESIGNER: Eddie Roqueta ART DIRECTOR: Eddie Roqueta CINEMATOGRAPHER: Eddie Roqueta SOUND RECORDISTS: Eddie Roqueta SOUND EDITORS: Eddie Roqueta SOUND MIXERS: Eddie Roqueta EFFECTS: Eddie Roqueta WRITER: Eddie Roqueta, Sarah Sydney Lane NARRATOR: Sarah Sydney Lane

+44 117-974-211

(954) 579-5893

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

edwardmroqueta@gmail.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026glh9

SUPER POWERED OWLS

SUPER SQUIRREL

NATURAL WORLD

15-0361

15-0362

Science and Nature Editing

People and Nature

Bristol

90

Chevy Chase, MD

UK

USA

March 2015

November 2014

59 minutes

48 minutes

With their charismatic faces and extraordinary head-turning ability, owls are one of our best-loved birds. And yet it’s rare to catch more than a glimpse of one in the wild. These mysterious birds haunt our night, floating through the darkness with an eerie silence. But how do they see in the dark? And how do they fly so silently? Through the eyes of two special barn owl chicks, and with the help of world leading scientists, Natural World reveals the magic behind the owls’ ‘super powers’.

Tree squirrels are quite common in suburban backyards. So much so that their extraordinary behaviors can easily go unnoticed. Not only do squirrels survive and cohabitate with man, but they appear to thrive in our shared spaces. This program examines the mental and physical attributes that make it all possible. Squirrels cache and hoard food to prepare for hard times but any time away from the safety of the canopy is spent negotiating natural and manmade dangers - often in competition with rival squirrels. As we analyzed each skill and put it to the test, we discover how everyday rodents morph to become “Super Squirrels”.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, WNET PRODUCER: Lucy Smith DIRECTOR: Lucy Smith EDITOR: Roger Webb

COMPANY: Red Rock Films PRODUCER: Shannon Malone DIRECTOR: Brian Armstrong CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Benam, Neil Rettig, Skip Hobbie SOUND EDITORS: Archie Moore, Alex Righter SOUND MIXERS: James Yanisko EFFECTS: Editor: John Freeburn WRITER: Brian Armstrong NARRATOR: Chris Nichter

+44 117-974-211

(240) 396-6567

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

sari@redrockfilms.net

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054fn09

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SURINAME

SYMBIOSIS

FIELD CHRONICLES

EP 1: SYMBIOTIC SUPER POWERS, EP 2: APHIDS ARE WEIRD!, EP 3: INSIDE THE PEA APHID 15-0127

15-0363

Educational / Institutional

Limited Series - Short Form

Arlington, VA

South Miami, FL

USA

USA

September 2013

May 2015

10 minutes

6 minutes x 3

Suriname is part of the Guiana Shield, a tropical wilderness spanning six countries in South America, which contains about 25% of the world’s remaining intact forest and produces as much as 10-15% of the world’s fresh water. With more than 90% of its land covered by pristine forest, Suriname presents exciting opportunities for green development. The country’s wealth of fresh water could be a huge economic benefit into the future. For that to happen, we need to protect the forests and watersheds that make the fresh water. Conservation International has been working with governments and local communities in the region to ensure this happens.

Symbiosis is a video series for kids that explores the amazing science of symbiosis - a mutually beneficial relationship between two or more species. In Episode 1, learn what symbiosis is, discover why it’s so important for life, and meet scientists who are working hard to understand it. In Episode 2, meet the pea aphid, a tiny insect that eats only plant sap. The pea aphid has a bizarre life cycle and an incredible partnership with bacteria that live inside its body. In Episode 3, find out how the pea aphid’s remarkable partnership with Buchnera bacteria works at the molecular level!

PRODUCER: John Martin, Becca Field, Natalie Omundson DIRECTOR: Peter Stonier

COMPANY: Day’s Edge Productions PRODUCER: Nathan Dappen, Neil Losin, Morgan Heim DIRECTOR: Nathan Dappen, Neil Losin, Morgan Heim EDITOR: Nathan Dappen, Neil Losin, Morgan Heim DESIGNER: Day’s Edge Productions, Jon Perry CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nathan Dappen, Neil Losin SOUND RECORDISTS: Nathan Dappen, Neil Losin, Morgan Heim SOUND EDITORS: Nathan Dappen, Neil Losin, Morgan Heim EFFECTS: Day’s Edge Productions, Jon Perry WRITER: Nathan Dappen, Neil Losin, Morgan Heim NARRATOR: Morgan Heim

(703) 341-2817

(703) 459-7159

nomundson@conservation.org

info@daysedgeproductions.com

T-REX AND PUMMICE, EPISODE 3

TERRA X: KEILING’S WILD WORLD, PART 3

ANDY’S DINOSAUR ADVENTURES

15-0117

15-0364

Children’s

Wildlife Habitat

Bristol

Mainz

UK

Germany

February 2014

March 2014

15 minutes

42 minutes

This series is an adventure full of prehistoric animal encounters beyond the wildest dreams of the audience. Using CGI, presenter Andy Day is embedded into classic BBC dinosaur dramas to make it feel like he is alongside the animals. Further graphic embellishments enable us to have Andy interact with the animal or environment to make it as engaging and realistic as possible. Highlights include Andy being lifted by a brachiosaurus to the top of a monkey puzzle tree, being picked up in the mouth of a diplodocus, riding on the back of a triceratops and flying with a pterodactyl.

The Bale Mountains are probably Ethiopia’s best kept natural secret. This Afro-alpine landscape is home of endemic species such as the Ethiopian wolf. Renowned wildlife film maker Andreas Kieling sets out on the trail of this endangered creature. But he also finds rare animals in Germany, where a small herd of wisents is to be released into the wild in the Rothaar Mountains. And in the Alps, he wants to learn more about the bearded vulture that has been brought back from the brink of extinction.

COMPANY: CBBC, BBC Worldwide PRODUCER: Mark Jones DIRECTOR: John Miller NARRATOR: Presenter: Andy Day OTHER: Executive Producer: Jonny Keeling

COMPANY: Viking Film PRODUCER: Viking Film, Andreas Kieling DIRECTOR: Iris Gesang, Andreas Kieling SOUND MIXERS: Jochen Voerste, Christian R. Timmann WRITER: Iris Gesang, Andreas Kieling NARRATOR: Constantin von Westphalen

+44 117-974-211

+06 131-701-312

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

Hillmann.S@zdf.de, Marel.R@zdf.de

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/andys-dinosaur-adventures

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THE ANCESTORS’ LANDS, EPISODE 2

BETWEEN WORLDS

THE ARCTIC: KNOW THE UNKNOWN

15-0058

15-0365

People and Nature

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Vienna

Fairfax, VA

Austria

USA

March 2014

May 2015

50 minutes

11 minutes

Davi Yanomami Kopenawa is Dario’s father, a shaman and leader of the Yanomami. He travels back home to his village in the forest. Davi knows both worlds as he started traveling and meeting the `Napé´, the white men’s leaders more than twenty years ago. His goal is to raise public interest for the problems of his people. Indigenous people in Mexico sell homemade snacks to the passengers of stopping trains, but otherwise renounce the western society and live their lives in small autonomous families. Jose Albino is Tarahumara and lives a mainly traditional life on his forefather’s lands. Looking at the ‘cabochi’, the white people learn some of their skills, but he will not give up living from the harsh land of his ancestors. Jae, a young Woodabe lives in Niger. Intensive farming and political unrest are leaving the Wodaabe, the last nomads of the area, less and less land for their herds. Chief Yamawa is the leader of a small Suri village in Ethiopia. The government wants to relocate small Suri village communities like his into larger settlements. It is unclear whether traditions like the Donga stick fight or the women’s lip plates will survive in the new

The Arctic has been around longer than mankind, yet few humans know what it is. Discover this vibrant community, pristine nature and unknown land. After all, with global challenges fast approaching, getting to know the Arctic is the first step in bringing together a global family.

DIRECTOR: Talia Schmitt

COMPANY: A Production of Terra Mater Factual Studios PRODUCER: Sebastian Gruebl DIRECTOR: Sabine Holzer WRITER: Sebastian Gruebl & Udo Maurer NARRATOR: Hal Rock OTHER: Music composed by Paul Movahedi

(431) 870-030

(571) 288-4467

office@terramater.at

tjschmitt@email.wm.edu

http://www.terramater.at/productions/between-worlds/

THE ARID NAMIB, EPISODE 2

THE BAT MAN OF MEXICO

LIFE FORCE 2

NATURAL WORLD

15-0218

15-0251

Wildlife Habitat Science and Nature Visualization

Conservation People and Nature Conservation Hero

Shibuya-ku

London

Japan

UK

November 2014

June 2014

48 minutes

FINALIST

60 minutes

The Namib Desert of southwestern Africa is one of the harshest and driest places on Earth. Despite this, it is home to numerous creatures large and small and over a thousand different plant species. This unique coastal desert was formed by a cold ocean current that prevent rainfall. But the same ocean current also created fog banks that many desert creatures have evolved to exploit over the fifty million years of its existence. The current is also rich in marine life, which brings millions of seals to the Namib’s shores to breed.

Rodrigo The Bat Man of Mexico, has been saving the amazing bats of his homeland since childhood, when he kept vampires in his bathroom. Now his favorite drink, tequila, is at stake. The bat that pollenates the plant the liquor comes from is in trouble, and Rodrigo must track their migration to save them. Braving hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs and seas of cockroaches in a heartwarming and breathtaking conservation success story.

COMPANY: Produced by NHK, NHNZ and CCTV9, In association with Science Channel, Discovery Int’l, ARTE and SVT PRODUCER: Makoto Kita DIRECTOR: Makoto Kita CINEMATOGRAPHER: Hiroyuki Kozako SOUND RECORDISTS: Daisuke Semiya, Hirofumi Zusho, Hiroki Tonda, Tadashi Urabe WRITER: Job Rustenhoven NARRATOR: Jeff Wilburn

COMPANY: Windfall Films PRODUCER: David Dugan, Peter Fison DIRECTOR: Tom Mustill CINEMATOGRAPHER: George Woodcock NARRATOR: David Attenborough OTHER: Executive Producer for Natural World, Roger Webb

+81 354-554-339

+44 207 251 7676

yamamoto.k-ob@nhk.or.jp

alexnall@windfallfilms.com www.windfallfilms.com

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WHY THE LION CALLS

THE CHAMPIONS 15-0366

15-0367

People and Nature Conservation Children’s Short Program

People and Nature

New York, NY

New York, NY

USA

USA

May 2015

April 2015

12 minutes

93 minutes

This is the story of Kapura Daniel, who dreams of growing up to be a Lion Guardian, just like his older brother, Lekundu. The Maasai have traditionally become warriors by killing lions to protect their livestock, and to become men. But Lekundu is employed to keep lions alive, and in doing so, has retained his manhood, and he has won respect of both his community, and his younger brother. Through Kapura’s eyes, we learn what it means to be a Lion Guardian, and see the hope that exists for Kenya’s last lions.

All the odds were against the 22 pit-bulls rescued from NFL star quarterback Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring. Forced to fight for their lives, they were considered so dangerous that PETA and The Humane Society wanted them euthanized. But what no-one counted on was their courage--and their story inspired a nation. An unexpected and inspirational story of second chances, about not only the dogs, but the people who risked it all to save them, and what our relationship with animals means to us--as humans.

COMPANY: Nick Hall Productions for Panthera, in association with Lion Guardians PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Andrea Heydlauff; Produced: Chelsea Hoffman. CoProducers: Nick Hall, Wade Jackson. Associate Producer: Eric Ole Kesoi DIRECTOR: Andrea Heydlauff CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nick Hall; 2nd Camera & Archival Footage: Philip J. Briggs EDITOR: Wade Jackson WRITER: Andrea Heydlauff NARRATOR: Andrea Heydlauff CAST: Young Lion Guardians: Kapura Daniel, Kasaini Lekenayiya, Samperu Mamaai, Supet Partia and Kapura Partia; Lion Guardians: Lekundu Partia and Lenkai Nkiinti, Family members of Kamiti Parlole

COMPANY: Fireflyfilmworks PRODUCER: Darcy Dennett DIRECTOR: Darcy Dennett CINEMATOGRAPHER: Justin Hanrahan ACS SOUND RECORDISTS: Spence Palermo SOUND EDITORS: David Wilson SOUND MIXERS: David Wilson

(917) 689-1641

(917) 549-7787

aheydlauff@gmail.com

darcy@fireflyfilmworks.com

www.panthera.org

www.darcydennett.com (Film Website Underway)

THE CHOCOLATE DIET - A SCIENTIFIC HOAX GOES VIRAL

THE COMING CHANGE

BRIDGING WATERS

15-0368

15-0369

Science and Nature

Educational / Institutional

Mainz

Cape Town

Germany

South Africa

June 2015

November 2014

53 minutes

24 minutes

Get slimmer by eating chocolate - how scientific studies will make us believe the stupidest things! This groundbreaking documentary investigates how the multibillion weight loss industry systematically buys scientific research and uses it in its favor. Results based on questionable short-term studies find their way into respected publications and motivate physicians to prescribe such diets to their patients. The film authors publish their own manipulated study. However, soon the media are picking up on the incredible story of how eating chocolate helps lose weight. It’s only a question of time till everyone believes that chocolate is the best weight loss accelerator!

Would you choose the path of integrity even if it meant your children couldn’t go to school? The Ruvuma River Basin shared by Tanzania and Mozambique is one of Africa’s last pristine wildernesses, but Nassoro knows all is not well. The river’s level has been dropping. Small scale mining, wild fires and charcoal production have all been leading to its demise and even a bigger change is foreseen from the recent gas discoveries. This true story follows Nassoro as he wins over the hearts and minds of those in his community in his unswerving commitment to provide for his family without destroying the environment.

COMPANY: k22 Film & Entertainment PRODUCER: Wolfram Giese DIRECTOR: Diana Loebl, Peter Onneken EDITOR: Karim Aberkane CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jean-Marc Junge SOUND MIXERS: Peer Hoffmann WRITER: Diana Loebl, Peter Onneken

COMPANY: FOP Films PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Kenneth Msibi, Phera Ramoeli, Producer: Francois Odendaal, Co-Producer: Jeandre Gerding DIRECTOR: Content Directors, Ernanio Mandlate, Abdallah Mambia CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jeandre Gerding SOUND MIXERS: Tim Pringle NARRATOR: Nassoro Bocear

+49 6131 6961635

+27 214-470-662

info@k22film.de

info@fopfilms.com www.bridgingwaters.com

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THE DARK SIDE OF THE OCEAN

THE DRILL PROJECT

EP 1: OVERVIEW, EP 6: THE BIOKO PRIMATE CENSUS, EP 11: DRILL TRACKING, PART 1

15-0370

15-0371

Wildlife Habitat Sound

Limited Series - Short Form

Santa Barbara, CA

Franklin, TN

USA

USA

April 2015

May 2015

50 minutes

10 minutes x 3

Cameraman and marine biologist Rick Rosenthal captures Earth’s biggest migration - the nightly movement of billions of animals from the ocean’s depths to its surface. The habitat of the dark open ocean is a world whose bizarre inhabitants live out their lives suspended in darkness between surface and abyss. Each evening they travel up towards the surface to feed, and at dawn back down again to safety of deep, dark water. Locating the migration in the vastness of the open ocean at night, is not easy. But when he succeeds, Rick’s camera exposes a rarely seen world of exceptional beauty.

Since 2010 biologist and filmmaker Justin Jay has been documenting Bioko Island’s rich biodiversity, including extensive and unique footage of wild Bioko drill monkeys. As in other regions of Africa, bushmeat hunting is having a profound impact on Bioko. IUCN considers this island one of the most important places in Africa for primate conservation. This 20-part series follows Justin and his associate Lisa Sinclair as they spend a research season on Bioko Island. Their primary focus is the quest to learn more about one of the world’s least known primates. The larger goal is to raise local and international awareness, not only about the drill, but also about Bioko’s other primates before they are pushed even closer to extinction.

COMPANY: Wild Logic, LLC, NDR, WDR, ARTE, SVT PRODUCER: Katya Shirokow DIRECTOR: Rick Rosenthal EDITOR: Mark Romanov CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rick Rosenthal, Mark Romanov, Berkley White, Jim Knowlton SOUND EDITORS: Santa Barbara Sound Design, Dom Camardella, Connor Long SOUND MIXERS: Santa Barbara Sound Design, Dom Camardella, Connor Long WRITER: Richard Burke-Ward NARRATOR: Richard Burke-Ward OTHER: Composer: Lenny Williams

COMPANY: Drill Films, LLC, OutWildTV PRODUCER: Producer for Drill Films: Justin Jay, Producer for OutWildTV: George Waite, Executive Producer for OutWildTV: Evans Wellborn DIRECTOR: Justin Jay EDITOR: George Waite DESIGNER: George Waite CINEMATOGRAPHER: Justin Jay, Tania Escobar, Adam Spencer WRITER: George Waite NARRATOR: George Waite, Justin Jay OTHER: The Drill Project was created by Justin Jay and Dr. Shaya Hornarvar

(805) 969-1699

(323) 481-4825

katya.shirokow@wildlogic.net

gwaite@nc2media.com

www.wildlogic.net

www.outwildtv.com

THE DROUGHT

THE EVERGLADES - A WATERY WILDERNESS 15-0372

15-0373

Original Music Score Writing

Wildlife Habitat Animal Behavior

Bristol

FINALIST

Hamburg

UK

Germany

October 2014

February 2015

59 minutes

52 minutes

Nitin Sawhney’s score had to satisfy a hugely ambitious range: the power of the world’s greatest weather system, juxtaposed with intimate portraits of the animals and people that live under it. It needed to reflect the diverse musical influences of southern Asia, whilst feeling at times contemporary and at times epic in the tradition of orchestral natural history music. Nitin’s mastery of orchestral, Asian and contemporary palettes was key to creating an elegant, varied and unusual score for natural history, that complimented the soundscape and the narration. It beautifully ebbed and flowed, capturing both power and emotions, telling its own story.

Forget that dark swamp picture, the Everglades in fact is a crystal clear shallow river flowing slowly towards the sea. This is an intimate portrait of this strange but troubled watery wilderness through the stories of the animals that call it home.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery PRODUCER: Paul Bradshaw DIRECTOR: Nick Lyon NARRATOR: Colin Salmon OTHER: Composer: Nitin Sawhney, Executive Producers: James Honeyborne, Chris Cole

COMPANY: Doclights/NDR Naturfilm and Wild Tales Productions, National Geographic Channel, ARTE, ORF PRODUCER: Britta Kiesewetter, Tom Synnatzschke, Jörn Röver, Zoltan Török DIRECTOR: Zoltan Török CINEMATOGRAPHER: Zoltan Török, Jan Henriksson, Mark Emery, Florian Graner SOUND RECORDISTS: Balazs Badar SOUND EDITORS: Laszlo Hargittai SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm WRITER: Zoltan Török NARRATOR: Rob Quirk OTHER: Director’s Assistant: Balazs Badar

+44 117-974-211

+49 40 66885140

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

a.sierk@doclights.de

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026glh9

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THE EVOLUTION LAB

THE FATEFUL JOURNEY: HOKKAIDO BROWN BEAR 15-0374

15-0375

Interactive

Wildlife Habitat

Boston, MA

FINALIST

Shibuya-ku

USA

Japan

April 2015

August 2014

5 minutes

49 minutes

What could you possibly have in common with a mushroom, or a dinosaur, or even a bacterium? More than you might think. In this lab, you’ll puzzle out the evolutionary relationships linking together a spectacular array of species. Explore the tree of life and get a front row seat to what some have called the greatest show on Earth. That show is evolution.

Approximately 200 Hokkaido brown bears reside on the Shiretoko Peninsula, a World Heritage Site in Hokkaido. The population is thriving. NHK spent four years filming the lives of young male brown bear siblings. From the bears’ moment of independence from their mother to food scarcity caused by weather abnormalities, the harsh life these bears must endure is just beginning. This documentary offers not just a glimpse, but an intimate portrait of the lives of brown bears.

COMPANY: NOVA/WGBH PRODUCER: Ari Daniel DESIGNER: Tyler Howe OTHER: Senior Developer: Daniel Hart, Project Manager: Jennifer Doherty, Director of Digital Media: Lauren Aguirre, Editorial Director for NOVA Labs: David Condon

COMPANY: NHK PRODUCER: Hiroshi Izu DIRECTOR: Motohiro Amano, Koji Yui CINEMATOGRAPHER: Toshihiko Niiyama, Yukihiro Yasuda, Eiji Ishii

(617) 300-4230

+81 354-554-339

Kristine_allington@wgbh.org

yamamoto.k-ob@nhk.or.jp

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/evolution/

THE FIRST DANCE OF THE CRANE

THE FLIGHT TO FREEDOM, THE AMUR FALCON

15-0376

15-0377

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Conservation

Bristol

95

New Delhi

UK

India

September 2014

June 2014

12 minutes

12 minutes

Christine and Monty were brought over from Germany in 2010 as a part of a pioneering project to reestablish a strong population of breeding cranes in the United Kingdom. This year they could be the first to rear a chick in the South West of England for over 400 years.

Until 2012, thousands of Amur falcons were slaughtered every year in the northeast region of India, as they arrived from Mongolia, on their migratory route to South Africa. With the effort of Conservation India (CI) and Nagaland Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation Trust (NWBCT), who brought to light the massacre, a complete ban was issued on the killing of the Amur falcon. In 2013 not a single falcon was killed by the community. The film highlights the story of the Amur Falcon Campaign - a success story, bringing together many stakeholders to save a species from extinction.

COMPANY: WWT Slimbridge, University of the West of England PRODUCER: Ida-May Jones DIRECTOR: Ida-May Jones CINEMATOGRAPHER: Will Goldenberg, Ida-May Jones NARRATOR: Miranda Krestovnikoff OTHER: Composer: Katy Deditz

COMPANY: Dusty Foot Production, Conservation India, Nagaland Wildife Biodiversity Conservation Trust PRODUCER: Rita Banerji, Ramki Srineevasan, Bano haralu DIRECTOR: Rita Banerji Shilpi Sharma CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rita Banerji, Shilpi Sharma SOUND RECORDISTS: Rita Banerji, Shilpi Sharma SOUND EDITORS: Shilpi Sharma SOUND MIXERS: Shilpi Sharma OTHER: Music: Cody Westheimer

+44 7891 161 147

+91 114-108-184

idamay.jones@gmail.com

ritabanerji@gmail.com

www.wildida.com

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THE FORGOTTEN TIGERS

THE FROZEN CHOSEN 15-0378

15-0379

Conservation

People and Nature

New Delhi

Milwaukee, WI

India

USA

July 2014

November 2013

53 minutes

56 minutes

As the world sleeps, in the dead of night, ghost like figures of big cats roam the fringes of the cities. This is a reality, which has come to stay in some parts of India. With shrinking forests and eroding legal protections, the tiger’s space is being squeezed. The Forgotten Tigers takes a peep into the lives of tigers that live outside the tiger reserve. Using secret infrared night vision cameras and compelling found footage, the film brings some never seen images of tigers and leopards living on the edge of their habitat and surviving on human generated resources.

Each winter a monstrous beast lures men and women to the ice of Lake Winnebago. It is the only place on the planet where this occurs. The Frozen Chosen introduces you to the obsessed hunters who are willing to wait days, years, even decades to throw their spears and bring you face to face with the prize below. Steve Boettcher, as a one man bad crew, spent two seasons in sub zero temps, shooting and producing this documentary. The program highlights a thriving sporting spectacular and the conservationists that brought back an extinct species.

COMPANY: Earthcare Productions Pvt. Ltd. PRODUCER: Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) DIRECTOR: Krishnendu Bose CINEMATOGRAPHER: Islahuddin Ashraf SOUND RECORDISTS: Shivdas, Satish Sathyaseelan, Jamie Dsilva, C. Jayaprakash SOUND EDITORS: Ashish Pandya SOUND MIXERS: Sushant Joshi WRITER: Krishnendu Bose NARRATOR: Krishnendu Bose

COMPANY: Boettcher Media Group PRODUCER: Steven J. Boettcher DIRECTOR: Steven J. Boettcher CINEMATOGRAPHER: Steven J. Boettcher SOUND RECORDISTS: Steven J. Boettcher SOUND EDITORS: Adam Zeitlin SOUND MIXERS: Joel Raabe WRITER: Jack Jones NARRATOR: D.C. Goode

+91 011-243-341

(414) 702-4336

kb.earthcare@gmail.com

steve@btmedia.us

THE GHOST OF THE MOUNTAINS

THE GIRL WHO TALKED TO DOLPHINS

15-0380

15-0381

Conservation Science and Nature

People and Nature

Kathmandu

Washington, DC

Nepal

USA

May 2015

May 2015

24 minutes

46 minutes

The Ghost of the Mountains is the story of a conservation mission. Scientists, local community members and conservationists must track and put a satellite collar on a snow leopard in Nepal’s Kangchenjunga Conservation Area. Set in the shadows of the world’s third highest peak, the team struggles to find one of nature’s most elusive big cats. It gets even more challenging when a severe snow storm closes in. Their mission to apply science to save snow leopards is ultimately about the intricate and inseparable ties that binds the fate of humans with that of the ghost of the mountains.

It was known as the Dolphin House, a unique laboratory in the Virgin Islands home to a remarkable and audacious 1960s experiment to communicate with dolphins. Backed by government funding, neuroscientist John Lilly worked with a brilliant group of colleagues, but his growing fascination with drugs, and researcher Margaret Howe’s relationship with one of the dolphins, would lead to controversy. The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins tells the story of how Lilly’s flawed, yet visionary, work unfolded and how it would come to influence the marine conservation movement we know today.

COMPANY: Clikman Production PRODUCER: WWF Nepal DIRECTOR: Samir Jung Thapa DESIGNER: WWF Nepal CINEMATOGRAPHER: Samir Jung Thapa SOUND RECORDISTS: Mamata Pokhrel SOUND EDITORS: Bishal Kirwa Rai SOUND MIXERS: Sound Fusion WRITER: Mamata Pokhrel NARRATOR: James Oglethorpe

COMPANY: BBC Scotland, Smithsonian Channel PRODUCER: Chris Riley, Executive Producers: Mark Hedgecoe, Joy Galane, Senior Vice President of Production: Charles Poe, Executive Vice President of Programming and Production: David Royle DIRECTOR: Chris Riley CINEMATOGRAPHER: Matt Pinder, Philip Barthropp, Jefferson Miller SOUND RECORDISTS: Matt Pinder, Dan Paterson NARRATOR: Beng Spies

+97 798-081-704

(202) 261-1262

1981clikman@gmail.com

charles.poe@smithsonianchannel.com smithsonianchannel.com

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THE GREAT APES

THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN FLY 2801 W. Empire Avenue

15-0383

Children’s Short Program

Science and Nature

Burbank, CA

Brunswick

USA

Australia

February 2015

November 2014

20 minutes

57 minutes

nWave Pictures Distribution presents The Great Apes bringing us face to face with some of the world’s rarest primates. Featuring chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans and the magnificent mountain gorillas, this film captures the emotional connection we all experience when encountering such extraordinary creatures. This is the mesmerizing odyssey of Holly Carroll, a passionate zoologist who explores the dense rainforests and remote jungles of Africa and Indonesia to study the lives of these intelligent and curious animals. Walking in the footsteps of her lifelong heroes, Dr. Dian Fossey and Dr. Jane Goodall, Holly also highlights some of the challenges the great apes face in their increasingly threatened habitats. COMPANY: Visionquest Entertainment International PRODUCER: Norm Wilkinson, Sias Wilson DIRECTOR: Jeremy Hogarth CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mark Lamble, Wildlife Cinematographer SOUND EDITORS: Jos Claesen, Editor, Brian Beamish, Music WRITER: Sias Wilson NARRATOR: Dr. Holly Carroll, Scientist & Presenter

The Great Australian Fly looks at how a national nuisance has shaped Australia and its people, confounding our scientists, influencing our lifestyle and defining the way we speak. But is its value misunderstood? The one-hour documentary explores how this much-maligned spoiler of the Australian summer is in fact a crime solver, healer, pollinator and street sweeper. We’d miss them if they were gone, yet we put huge amounts of energy into wiping them out. Is it time to call a truce? Directed by Tosca Looby and produced by Sally Ingleton, the amusing and intriguing film pays homage to a much-maligned invertebrate and the influence it has had on our world. Part social history, part scientific study, “The Great Australian Fly” introduces the people who devote their lives to flies through science, criminology, medicine, as breeders and for love. And it explains why we might need to stop swatting and start embracing the fly, because, like it or not, this pesky little insect looms large in our past, our present and our future.

COMPANY: COMPANY 360 Degree Films Pty Ltd in association with ABCTV, Sales ZED Sales PRODUCER: Sally Ingleton DIRECTOR: Tosca Looby CINEMATOGRAPHER: Peter Coleman SOUND RECORDISTS: Leo Sullivan WRITER: Tosca Looby, Mic Looby NARRATOR: John Doyle

(818) 565-1101

(038) 669-0540

lperrin@nWave.com

info@360degreefilms.com.au

GreatApes.nWave.com

www.zed.fr

THE GREAT FRACK FORWARD

VIDEO 1: THE RACE IS ON, VIDEO 2: THE PROFITEERS, VIDEO 3: CHOKING ON COAL

THE GREAT HUMAN ODYSSEY

15-0384

15-0385

Limited Series - Short Form

Science and Nature

San Francisco, CA

Edmonton

USA

Canada

September 2014

February 2015

14 minutes

43 minutes

The Great Frack Forward is the product of a yearlong investigation by Mother Jones into the implications of China’s emerging fracking boom. Traversing China

A journey of discovery with our human ancestors - as anthropologist Niobe Thompson unlocks the mystery of our unlikely survival and miraculous emergence as the world’s only global species. This groundbreaking 4K documentary was filmed over 2 years, across 5 continents, and features a gorgeous orchestral score. Discover how our species faced near extinction in Africa, but found a place to rebuild. Explore the birth of language and art at excavations scientists are now calling the cradle of the human mind.

COMPANY: Climate Desk PRODUCER: James West, Jaeah Lee OTHER: Fixer & Field Production: “ZY”, Additional Field Production: Mimi Wong, Translator: Evan Villarrubia, Assistant Editor: Jingyang Cheng, Additional Translation: Lei Wang

COMPANY: Clearwater Documentary PRODUCER: Niobe Thompson EDITOR: Brenda Terning DIRECTOR: Niobe Thompson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Daron Donahue, Aaron Munson WRITER: Niobe Thompson

(415) 321-1700

(780) 757-9777

ohenry@motherjones.com

emma@clearwatermedia.com www.cbc.ca/greathumanodyssey/

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THE GREAT TIDEPOOL:

THE GREATER CAUCASUS

THE STORY OF ED RICKETTS’ SCIENTIFIC SYSTEM 15-0386

15-0387

Educational / Institutional Conservation Hero

Wildlife Habitat Sound Visualization Original Music Score Writing

Pacific Grove, CA

Hamburg

USA

Germany

December 2014

February 2014

30 minutes

50 minutes

The Great Tidepool uncovers the scientific system of Edward Flanders Ricketts, the renowned Californian marine biologist, who in the 1930s wrote the world’s most famous and influential seashore guidebook - Between Pacific Tides. See how Ricketts’ pioneering work was designed to investigate ecological connections. Learn how his scientific system reveals a man driven to understand how everything is connected to everything. Discover Ed Ricketts: one of America’s earliest ecologists and greatest observers of the natural world.

The mountains of the Caucasus form a magical border between Europe and Asia. Filmmaker Henry M. Mix and his crew spent over a year in Russia’s highest mountains. The result is an impressive documentary about the natural wonders to be found between the Black and Caspian Seas. The wild mountain landscape with its extreme climate has created a unique world of flora and fauna and makes the Caucasus one of the world’s 25 most significant centres of biodiversity.

COMPANY: Central Coast Film Company PRODUCER: Steven and Mary Albert DIRECTOR: Steven and Mary Albert CINEMATOGRAPHER: Steven and Mary Albert WRITER: Steven and Mary Albert NARRATOR: Jeff Zinn

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm; Altayfilm GmbH, NDR, Channel One Russia, Terra Mater, WDR PRODUCER: Joern Roever, Head of Doclights GmbH; Tom Synnatzschke, Executive Producer DIRECTOR: Henry M. Mix CINEMATOGRAPHER: Henry M. Mix, Axel Gebauer, Yann Sochaczewski, Alexander Sommer SOUND EDITORS: Sven-Michael Bluhm SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm WRITER: Henry M. Mix NARRATOR: Rob Quirk OTHER: Editor: Miriam Zimmermann, Music: Jörg Magnus Pfeil, Siggi Mueller

(831) 920-1712

+49 40 66885140

alberts1234@comcast.net

a.sierk@doclights.de www.doclights.de

THE GUARDIAN

THE HEARTLAND, EPISODE 3

WILD CANADA 15-0388

15-0472

Short Program People and Nature

Editing

Great Falls, VA

Austria

December 2014

October 2014

6 minutes

53 minutes

Across Africa today wildlife is disappearing, and its story is grim. Yet there is one powerfully bright spot - Namibia, where its people have made the commitment to live with and protect their wildlife. The Guardians tells the story of Jantjie Rhyn, a farmer from one of Namibia’s vibrant communal conservancies. Despite the dangers of living with lions and other free-roaming wildlife, Jantjie and his community are committed to their protection because responsible tourism and national pride make his wildlife worth more alive than dead.

COMPANY: Maser Films, Pongo Media, WWF PRODUCER: Jeff Parrish, James Sano, Keith Sproule DIRECTOR: Jenny Nichols & Andy Maser EDITOR: Andy Maser, Jenny Nichols, Hayden Peters CINEMATOGRAPHER: Andy Maser, Jenny Nichols SOUND RECORDISTS: Andy Maser, Jenny Nichols SOUND MIXERS: Sinesqr MUSIC: Sinesqr OTHER: Jeremy Collins, map drawing

Vienna

USA

The heartland of Canada presents different landscapes and distinctive habitats: vast forests, countless lakes, rolling grasslands. The Prairie First Nations were great hunters who had been changing this landscape for thousands of years. From time to time, these people set fire to the prairie to clear the landscape and keep it open. The wide grass plains offered the perfect habitat for what is probably the most iconic animal of North America - the bison. Immense herds of bison used to roam the prairie, numbering up to millions of animals. They were vital for humans - the bison offered meat, fur and leather, as well as bones for tools and decoration. The Canadian heartland is also studded with countless lakes. These became a crucial resource for water birds, returning from nesting grounds in the Arctic, on their long migration south. Snow geese are drawn there in large numbers, as well as sandhill cranes and huge flocks of ducks. COMPANY: A River Road Films and Brian Leith co-production in association with CBC and Radio Canada with the participation of CMF-FMC, Film Incentive BC, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Terra Mater Factual Studios and National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: Phil Chapman DIRECTOR: Jeff Turner CINEMATOGRAPHER: Justin Maguire, Andrew Manske, Jeff Turner SOUND EDITORS: Paul Fisher SOUND MIXERS: Chris Domaille WRITER: Phil Chapman, Jeff Turner NARRATOR: Sean Pertwee OTHER: Executive Producers: Brian Leith, Jeff Turner, Original Music: Tobin Stokes, Barnaby Taylor, Editor: Dave Pearce

(703) 901-7009

(431) 870-030

jenny@pongomediaproductions.com

office@terramater.at http://www.terramater.at/productions/wild-canada/

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THE HYENAS OF HARAR

THE ISLAND OF SHARK ATTACKS 15-0389

15-0390

People and Nature Wildlife Habitat

People and Nature

Paris

Saint Gilles

France

France

March 2015

May 2014

52 minutes

96 minutes

In Harar, Ethiopia, humans and hyenas live in peace. Every single night, Yusuf Mumey, the ‘hyena-man’ feeds a clan of spotted hyenas on the city’s outskirts. As wildlife habitats are shrinking around the world and conflicts between humans and animals are multiplying, what takes place in Harar is unique. Humans and the large carnivore have learnt to live together peacefully. They are used to coexisting. The boundary separating humans and the wild world has been crossed. This film tells the story of this exceptional and fascinating relationship between humans, a city and an animal.

Ten shark attacks, five surfers killed. In a little over two years Reunion Island has known a series of deadly accidents with unknown occurrence! What has happened? A journalist decides to investigate, listening to survivors, fishermen, surfers and scientists. From wrong tracks to discoveries the investigation moves forward and we start understanding what’s behind those attacks. For the first time we are given answers to our question - why?

COMPANY: Les Films en Vrac, Les Films en Vrac, ARTE France PRODUCER: François de Carsalade du Pont, Thierry Commissionat, Benoit Tschieret, Guillaume Vincent DIRECTOR: Maurice Dubroca CINEMATOGRAPHER: Lionel Jan Kerguistel WRITER: Christophe Abegg, Maurice Dubroca NARRATOR: Jerry di Giacomo OTHER: Editor: Sophie Vincendeau, Composer: Félix Sabal-Lecco

COMPANY: TEC TEC Prroduction PRODUCER: Rémy Tezier DIRECTOR: Rémy Tezier CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rémy Tezier, Eric Hoarau, Hendrik Sauvignet SOUND RECORDISTS: Pierre Barroil, Hendrick Sauvignet SOUND EDITORS: Sami Chalak SOUND MIXERS: Florent Fournier WRITER: Rémy Tezier NARRATOR: Laurent Bouvier

+00 331-789-456 contact@les-films-en-vrac.com

remy.tezier@gmail.com

THE KANGAROO KING

THE LAST DRAGONS:

PROTECTING APPALACHIA’S HELLBENDERS 15-0391

15-0392

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Visualization

Short Program

Rose Bay

99

Corvallis, OR

Australia

USA

May 2015

March 2015

50 minutes

10 minutes

The scorching interior of the world’s oldest continent is home to one of Australia’s toughest inhabitants - the mighty Red Kangaroo. In this inhospitable yet magnificent land, “Rusty” takes on everything this sunburnt country can throw at him. From the moment he is born, Rusty’s quest for life begins.

An intimate glimpse at North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander that lives as much in myth as in reality. And in many waters, myths are all that remain of these stream-dwelling sentinels.

COMPANY: WildBear Entertainment PRODUCER: Bettina Dalton & Veronica Fury DIRECTOR: Bettina Dalton & Rebecca Vallis CINEMATOGRAPHER: Thoralf Grospitz & Jens Westphalen SOUND EDITORS: Naimat Ahmed WRITER: Bettina Dalton, Rebecca Vallis & Paul Spillenger NARRATOR: Damon Herriman OTHER: Editor: Martin Elsbury, Assistant Editors: Daniel Llewelyn, Carsten Orlt, Showrunner: Nicholas Roosen

COMPANY: Freshwaters Illustrated PRODUCER: Jeremy Monroe DIRECTOR: Jeremy Monroe, David Herasimtschuk CINEMATOGRAPHER: David Herasimtschuk, Jeremy Monroe SOUND EDITORS: Matt Kellam OTHER: Ellie Larson

+61 2 9212 1135

(541) 224-2204

info@wildbear.tv

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THE LAST ORANGUTAN EDEN

THE LEAST DEADLIEST CATCH

NATURE

THE WATER BROTHERS

15-0393

15-0394

Conservation Sound Hosted or Presenter-led Visualization Editing Writing

Conservation Hosted or Presenter-led

New York, NY

Toronto, ON

USA

Canada

February 2015

February 2015

56 minutes

25 minutes

Join ecologist and adventurer Chris Morgan as he enters the secret realm of Asia’s only Great ape - the orangutan. With fewer than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans left in the wild, both scientists and conservationists are in a race to save them from extinction. Travel to an orangutan orphanage where young orangutans are given a second chance at being a life in the wild. Then journey deep into a remote peat swamp forest to uncover an orangutan Eden. Morgan’s wild orangutan quest peels back the layers of orangutan behavior to reveal a new, smarter image of this great forest thinker.

Fish stocks around the world are being depleted at an alarming rate, and yet growing populations are more dependent on these vital food sources than ever. The Water Brothers visit the East Coast of Canada and the U.S. to speak with fishermen who choose to catch their fish in a sustainable way and visit an innovative aquaculture system that may revolutionize the way we grow and eat seafood. We find out how each of us can make a positive difference by making simple changes and asking questions about the seafood we consume.

COMPANY: Pontecorvo Productions, THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, National Geographic Channel, Sky Vision PRODUCER: Joseph Pontecorvo, Series Producer: Bill Murphy, Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman, DIRECTOR: Joseph Pontecorvo DESIGNER: Burrell Durrant Hifle, Graphics CINEMATOGRAPHER: Director of Photography: Joseph Pontecorvo, Additional Cinematography: Alain Compost, Additional Cinematography: Nimmida Pontecorvo, , Additional Cinematography: Masrur Jamaluddin Ahmad SOUND RECORDISTS: Nimmida Pontecorvo SOUND EDITORS: Supervising Sound Editor: Scot B. Charles, Len Delorey SOUND MIXERS: Re-Recording Mixer: Ed Campbell, EFFECTS: Editor: Joseph Pontecorvo, Billy McMillin, Philip Thangsombat WRITER: Joseph Pontecorvo NARRATOR: Chris Morgan OTHER: Composer: David Mitcham

COMPANY: SK Films PRODUCER: Jonathan Barker, Wendy MacKeigan, Tyler Mifflin DIRECTOR: Tyler Mifflin, Alex Mifflin EDITOR: Steve Guise, Story Editor: Wendy MacKeigan CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tyler Mifflin SOUND MIXERS: Dustin Harris EFFECTS: Thought Café WRITER: Alex Mifflin, Carl Knutson NARRATOR: Alex Mifflin, Tyler Mifflin

(212) 560-8245

(416) 367-0440

junj@thirteen.org

tmifflin@skfilms.ca

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/last-orangutan-eden/11640

thewaterbrothers.ca

THE LEMUR, HEATING UP

THE LEOPARD IN THE LAND

CLIMATE CHANGE: A TALK WITH THE ANIMALS

15-0395

15-0396

Science and Nature

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Paris

100

Ojai, CA

France

USA

February 2015

July 2014

52 minutes

59 minutes

The 110 different species of lemurs living in Madagascar who were there long before man arrived on the island are threatened by climate change. This film depicts a year in the company of the lemurs. It presents the difficulties they must surmount to survive and their extraordinary capacities of adaptation. But will these be enough to save them?

Artist and Disney designer, Joe Rohde, sets out to traverse the Altai Mountains of Western Mongolia on camel and horseback while painting large landscapes to raise funds for snow leopard conservation. It is a pilgrimage that explores why we travel, how we interact with the world, and the effect this has on everything else - including the elusive and enigmatic snow leopard.

COMPANY: Ecomedia PRODUCER: Marie-Helene Baconnet DIRECTOR: Marie-Hélène Baconnet CINEMATOGRAPHER: Philippe Garguil, Samuel Toutain SOUND RECORDISTS: Sylvain Richard SOUND EDITORS: Sylvain Richard, Nicolas Bourrelier SOUND MIXERS: Pascal Jimenez EFFECTS: Axelle Malavielle WRITER: Marie-Hélène Baconnet NARRATOR: Katie Haigh

COMPANY: Highland Gaffers Inc. PRODUCER: James McEachen, Joe Rohde DIRECTOR: James McEachen CINEMATOGRAPHER: James McEachen SOUND RECORDISTS: James McEachen SOUND EDITORS: James McEachen WRITER: James McEachen, Joe Rohde NARRATOR: Joe Rohde OTHER: Music: Tenger Ayalguu

+33 145-089-605

(805) 640-7200

ecomedia@orange.fr

jam.iii@att.net

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THE LITTLE THINGS

THE MAP MAKER’S DREAM

DESTINATION: PLUTO 15-0397

15-0398

People and Nature

Editing

British Columbia

Silver Spring, MD

Canada

USA

October 2014

May 2015

47 minutes

9 minutes

The Little Things is an environmental film featuring professional snowboarders who have chosen to be outspoken and make positive changes towards a sustainable environment. This film is an initiative taken on by one of snowboarding’s most influential riders, Marie-France Roy, and directed by Darcy Turenne, in hopes of inspiring others towards sustainability through inspirational speakers, like award-winning scientist David Suzuki, positive ideas, and leading a healthy lifestyle. The key messaging is not to point fingers at what people are doing wrong, but to showcase some of the little things that people can do to contribute to positive changes for the future of our environment.

In July 2015, a piano-sized spacecraft will pass very close to the most distant planet in the solar system, and for the first time ever we will see Pluto’s surface. NASA’s New Horizons mission has been en route since launch in 2006. Traveling at a million miles a day, the mission will reveal the first images of this dwarf planet. Take a look at how we’re mapping the surface, and the new knowledge gleaned as New Horizons approaches its target.

COMPANY: The Little Things PRODUCER: Marie-France Roy DIRECTOR: Darcy Turenne

COMPANY: Curiosity Studios, SkyWorks Digital PRODUCER: Dana Berry, Jorge Franzini DIRECTOR: Dana Berry EDITOR: Joi Shilling CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kimberly Culotta, Tom Miller SOUND RECORDISTS: Eugene Thompson, Trevor Nordeen MUSIC: Jeremy Brody EFFECTS: Dana Berry, Tom Casey, Glen Johnson WRITER: Dana Berry NARRATOR: Craig Sechler OTHER: Executive VP Content: Steve Burns Executive in Charge: Elizabeth Hendricks North

(250) 726-3802

(301) 920-5932

mfroyb14@hotmail.com

Steve.Burns@curiosityproject.com

http://thelittlethingsmovie.net/

https://curiositystream.com/

THE MARVELOUS MUSICAL REPORT

(OF THE MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENTS)

THE MEERKATS

15-0399

15-0400

Children’s

Immersive Sound

Portland, OR

FINALIST

Bristol

USA

UK

October 2015

June 2014

10 minutes

21 minutes

A man mysteriously emerges from the ocean with a briefcase, on his way to deliver a report about the four Marine National Monuments of the Pacific Ocean. But his report is anything but ordinary. In fact, it is a hilarious musical tribute that showcases incredible footage from these remote, wild areas. These unique and biologically important regions are home to incredible and diverse wildlife above the waves down to the deepest trenches of the ocean. Filmed in stunning high definition, this melodious short film shows what these monuments are protecting for our future generations.

The Orbi cinema mainscreen is 40m x 8m, curving 180° around the audience. It displays 6K images in a 5:1 aspect ratio. It also has two 5m rearscreens, a 22 channel 3D audio system and banks of multi-sensory effects - under-seat transducers, wind, scent and smoke generators, strobe and coloured lighting. The Meerkats uses this space to immerse the audience in the world of a meerkat family fighting to raise their young in the Kalahari. It uses new immersive filming techniques as well as an innovative 360° editing language designed to help the audience follow the story around different screen surfaces in the theatre.

COMPANY: (co-production by) Sisbro Studios, Open Boat Films, PRODUCER: Stephani Gordon, Laura Sams, Rob Sams CINEMATOGRAPHER: Stephani Gordon SOUND EDITORS: Jason Wells, sound design and audio post production WRITER: Laura Sams, Rob Sams MUSIC: Laura Sams, Rob Sams OTHER: HD Footage of the Volcanic Unit, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

COMPANY: BBC Earth Productions PRODUCER: Ben Roy, Charlotte Jones DIRECTOR: Laura Coates CINEMATOGRAPHER: Robin Cox SOUND EDITORS: James Birchill SOUND MIXERS: Chris Domaille OTHER: Editor: Ross McFall, Composer: Timo Baker

(503) 789-4202

+44 117-973-221

stephani@openboatfilms.com, rob@sisbro.com, laura@sisbro.com

ben.roy@bbc.com http://orbiearth.jp/en

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THE MESSENGER

THE MIGRATORY CONNECTIVITY PROJECT 15-0401

15-0402

Conservation

Short Program

Paris

FINALIST

New York, NY

France

USA

April 2015

May 2015

90 minutes

6 minutes

Discover a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it will mean to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them.

Each spring, billions of birds stopover to refuel after an exhausting 14-16 hour journey across the Gulf of Mexico, before departing again to take residence for the summer in our North American forests. Determining where these birds are coming from, and realizing a backyard in South America is connected to a backyard in Ohio is part of what makes up the Migratory Connectivity Project.

COMPANY: Songbirdsos Productions Inc., Films À Cinq PRODUCER: Joanne P. Jackson, Sally Blake DIRECTOR: Su Rynard ART DIRECTOR: Directors of Photography: Daniel Grant & Amar Arhab SOUND RECORDISTS: Phil Strong WRITER: Su Rynard, Sally Blake

COMPANY: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Pangolin Pictures PRODUCER: Kevin Bachar, John Bowman DIRECTOR: Kevin Bachar EDITOR: Tom Swartwout CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kevin Bachar SOUND RECORDISTS: Kevin Bachar

+33 015-309-969

(212) 245-4242

caichaoui@zed.fr

kevin@pangolinpictures.com

http://songbirdsos.com/about/messenger/

THE MODEL AND THE BUSHMEN

THE MONTANA MAGICIAN

15-0403

15-0404

People and Nature

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Vienna

Dunedin

Austria

New Zealand

February 2015

December 2014

52 minutes

12 minutes

Early morning in Namibia´s Northern Kalahari: Bushmen hunters set out to track wild animals in the bush. But this time it’s different, with them walks a young, tall woman, Alexandra Ørbeck-Nilssen from Norway. Alexandra worked as a model in Paris and New York until she had enough and fled from the hustle and bustle of the big cities to Namibia. After five years working at a farm with wild animals she came to Bushmenland. In this documentary, Aleksandra works as a presenter and more than this, she tells her story and let us follow her as she experiences an adventure to remember for a lifetime.

Magic and science - never the twain shall meet? Follow one man’s quest to change the world through ‘magic’. The Montana Magician is the whimsical tale of a man of science who uses magic to enthral and inspire youngsters in his quest to save the world. Charting his journey from muggle to wizard, Gabby Golding’s directorial debut is a reminder of why we love science and an intimate portrayal of a charismatic science communicator doing things differently with tremendous results.

COMPANY: A production of Cosmos Factory Filmproduktion for Terra Mater Factual Studios DIRECTOR: Harald Pokieser SOUND MIXERS: Dubbing Mixer: Stefan K. Fiedler WRITER: Harald Pokieser MUSIC: Composer: Andy Baum

COMPANY: same page productions PRODUCER: Gabby Golding DIRECTOR: Gabby Golding EDITOR: Gabby Golding DESIGNER: Gabby Golding ART DIRECTOR: Gabby Golding CINEMATOGRAPHER: Gabby Golding, Marco Zilioli SOUND RECORDISTS: Gabby Golding SOUND EDITORS: Gabby Golding SOUND MIXERS: Gabby Golding MUSIC: Corwin Newall EFFECTS: Gabby Golding WRITER: Gabby Golding NARRATOR: Emma Schranz

(431) 870-030

+64 210-548-570

office@terramater.at

gabgolding@gmail.com.

http://www.terramater.at/productions/the-model-and-the-bushmen/

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THE NATURALIST - CONVERSATIONS WITH E.O. WILSON

THE NEST, EPISODE 1

ANIMAL HOMES

15-0405

15-0028

Short Program

Animal Behavior, Visualization Editing Writing Original Music Score

Arlington, VA

New York, NY

USA

USA

September 2014

April 2015

20 minutes

56 minutes

The Naturalist features E.O. Wilson, the greatest living biologist of our time, as he explores with the awe of a child the natural and human world. Humanity is on the brink, and Wilson delivers the unsettling truth that all of humanity’s troubles are due to the fact that ‘we are a dysfunctional species; we have star wars technology with stone age thinking.’ At 85 years old and with a lifetime of work behind him, Wilson passionately believes that science, specifically biology, is the key to help us understand the meaning of life and humanity’s future.

Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from an inexhaustible diversity of materials. Quite a few contain man-made materials: colorful twine, bits of wire, even plastic bags. Each one is a remarkable work of art, built with just a beak! We begin with a museum collection of nests and branch out to scenes in the wild all over the world, where birds arrive at diverse nesting grounds to collect, compete for, reject, steal, and begin to build with carefully selected materials, crafting homes for the all important task of protecting their eggs and raising their young.

COMPANY: Western Reserve Films for PBS, Shining Red Productions PRODUCER: Shelley Schulze Graham Townsley DIRECTOR: Shelley Schulze CINEMATOGRAPHER: Zachary Galler OTHER: Editor: Libby Wells; PBS VP, Programming & Development: Bill Gardner; PBS Chief Programming Executive: Beth Hoppe

COMPANY: Coneflower Productions, THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, Terra Mater Factual Studios PRODUCER: Ann Johnson Prum, Field Producer: Melanie Quinn DIRECTOR: Ann Johnson Prum EDITOR: Supervising Editor: Jim Isler, Assistant Editor: Veronikah Sanford, Additional Editing: Nathan Punwar DESIGNER: Animation: Tim D’Amico CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Male, Mark Carroll, David Parer, ACS, Ann Johnson Prum, Jacob Steinberg SOUND EDITORS: Stefan K. Fiedler SOUND MIXERS: Re-Recording Mixer: Stefan K. Fiedler, Ed Campbell MUSIC: Composer: Chris Biondo, Lenny Williams WRITER: Janet Hess NARRATOR: Chris Morgan

(703) 739-5000

(212) 560-8245

wbgardner@pbs.org

junj@thirteen.org www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/animal-homes/11674

THE NEW WILDERNESS:

THE NIGHTINGALES OF FINGRINGHOE WICK

NATURE REBORN 20 MILES FROM AMSTERDAM 15-0406

15-0407

Wildlife Habitat Theatrical

Short Short

Amsterdam

Colchester, Essex

Netherlands

UK

September 2013

May 2015

97 minutes

5 minutes

At the heart of one of the most densely populated areas of Europe, in a country where every square meter of land has been meticulously shaped by man, lie the Oostvaardersplassen - a unique experiment in letting nature run its course. In just 40 years, 6,000 hectares of newly formed polder has been transformed into one of Europe’s most dynamic and productive wetlands - home to some of Europe’s rarest birds such as the magnificent white tailed eagle, which hadn’t been seen in the Netherlands since the Middle Ages.

Every year between April and May the wonderful sound of nightingales can be heard at Fingringhoe Wick wildlife reserve in Essex, England. The species is in trouble in much of its traditional range in the UK, but at Fingringhoe Wick the habitat has been restored from an old gravel quarry, and the birds are returning. This short film celebrates one of the UK’s most uplifting wildlife events. Narrated by Terrence Hardiman.

COMPANY: EMS Films PRODUCER: Ton Okkerse, Ignas van Schaick DIRECTOR: Mark Verkerk CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Sanderson, Dick Harrewijn SOUND RECORDISTS: Henk Meeuwsen SOUND EDITORS: Peter Oskamp SOUND MIXERS: Amaranth Studio EFFECTS: Helen Delachaux Niels Roza WRITER: Mark Verkerk, Leo van der Goot NARRATOR: Harry Piekema OTHER: Technical Director: Egbert Luys, Composers: Bob Zimmerman: Don Diablo, Music: Metropole, Orchestra: Eric Vloeiman

COMPANY: White Tip Media, PRODUCER: White Tip Media DIRECTOR: Mat Larkin SOUND RECORDISTS: Mat Larkin WRITER: Mat Larkin NARRATOR: Terrence Hardiman OTHER: Production Assistant: Vickie Larkin

+00 316-129-778

+44 012-065-731

ignas.vanschaick@emsfilms.com

info@whitetipmedia.co.uk

www.thenewwilderness.com

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THE NINJA BIRDS OF KAKADU: COMB-CRESTED JACANAS

WILDLIFE

THE ORIGIN OF BIRDS

GREAT TRANSITIONS

15-0408

15-0153

Wildlife Habitat

Educational / Institutional Short Program

Shibuya-ku

Chevy Chase, MD

Japan

USA

January 2015

February 2015

52 minutes

FINALIST

19 minutes

Kakadu National Park is located in the northernmost part of Australia. During the rainy season, aquatic birds arrive to feed on them and breed. Among them is the Comb-crested Jacana. These unique birds use their long toes to gracefully walk across lotus leaves and catch underwater prey. Interestingly, these birds are polyandrous, meaning the females mate with more than one male. Females lay a lot of clutches and it is the males alone who care for them. This episode, filmed between the rainy season and dry season when the park undergoes drastic changes, follows the lives of these aquatic birds.

In this film paleontologist Julia Clarke takes us on a journey to uncover the evidence that birds descended from dinosaurs. The discovery of Archaeopteryx in a quarry in Germany in the early 1860s provided the first clue that birds descended from reptiles. But what kind of reptile? In the last 40 years, scientists have identified many shared features between birds and twolegged carnivorous dinosaurs called theropods. The film illustrates many of the practices of science, including asking important questions, formulating and testing hypotheses, analyzing and interpreting evidence, and revising explanations as new evidence becomes available.

COMPANY: NHK, In Association with NHK Enterprises PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Koichi Matsumoto,Koichi Okumura DIRECTOR: Natsumi Kobayashi CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tsuyoshi Kasai, Yusuke Arimoto

COMPANY: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) PRODUCER: Dan Levitt, Executive Producer: Sean B. Carroll, DIRECTOR: Dan Levitt CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kris Denton SOUND RECORDISTS: Spence Palermo, Parker Brown WRITER: Dan Levitt, Sean B. Carroll, Laura Bonetta, Dennis Liu NARRATOR: Julia Clarke, Narrator and Host OTHER: Scientific Consultants: Sean B. Carroll, Julia Clarke

+81 354-554-339

(301) 215-8783

yamamoto.k-ob@nhk.or.jp

schultzc@hhmi.org http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/great-transitions-origin-birds

THE ORIGIN OF HUMANS

THE ORIGIN OF TETRAPODS

GREAT TRANSITIONS

GREAT TRANSITIONS 15-0154

15-0155

Educational / Institutional Short Program

Educational / Institutional Short Program

Chevy Chase, MD

USA

February 2015

March 2014

20 minutes Which traits distinguish humans from other primates? When and where did these traits evolve? Analysis of the major fossil finds from Africa, dating back to 4.4 million years ago, provides answers to these questions and reveals the history of our evolutionary origins. Paleontologists have studied the fossil record of human evolution just like they have done for other major transitions, including the evolution of tetrapods from fish and the evolution of birds from dinosaurs. In this film, part of the “Great Transitions” trilogy, Sean Carroll and Tim White discuss the most important human fossils and how they illuminate key phases of human evolution, focusing in particular on three traits: larger brains, tool use, and bipedality. COMPANY: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) PRODUCER: Rob Whittlesey, Co-Producer: Julie Crawford, Executive Producer: Sean B. Carroll DIRECTOR: Rob Whittlesey ART DIRECTOR: Fabian de Kok-Mercado, Graphics CINEMATOGRAPHER: Andy Shillabeer, Chris James Thompson, Patrick Carroll SOUND RECORDISTS: Sandy Hain, Will Van Boldrik WRITER: Sean B. Carroll, Dennis Liu, Laura Bonetta NARRATOR: Sean B. Carroll OTHER: Science Advisor: Timothy White

104

Chevy Chase, MD

USA

FINALIST

17 minutes

One of the most exciting discoveries in the long history of fossil exploration is Tiktaalik, a creature with a mix of features common to fish and four-legged animals, or tetrapods. Starring University of Chicago paleontologist and awardwinning author Neil Shubin, the film provides a first-hand account of the painstaking search for Tiktaalik. What made the discovery of Tiktaalik’s fossil so compelling is that it, along with the series of species that existed before and after, illuminates key evolutionary steps in the transition of life from water to land.

COMPANY: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) PRODUCER: Rob Whittlesey, Sean B. Carroll, Executive Producer DIRECTOR: Rob Whittlesey DESIGNER: Fabian de Kok-Mercado, Animated Graphics CINEMATOGRAPHER: Stephen McCarthy, Stephen Mazurek SOUND RECORDISTS: Brian Whitlock, Mark Mandler, Ben Stockton NARRATOR: Neil Shubin and based on his book Your Inner Fish OTHER: Science Advising and Contributing Writers: Sean B. Carroll, Dennis Liu, Laura Bonetta, Additional Editing: Chris Vargas

(301) 215-8783

(301) 215-8783

schultzc@hhmi.org

schultzc@hhmi.org

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/great-transitions-origin-humans

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THE PACE OF NATURE

THE PENGUIN COUNTERS 15-0409

15-0410

Short Short

Science and Nature Original Music Score

Jackson, WY

Bethesda, MD

USA

USA

November 2014

October 2014

5 minutes

67 minutes

A short time lapse video shot around the Greater Yellowstone Area and the Western United States. Hoping to inspire a deeper connection with nature and its pace.

Armed with low-tech gear and high-minded notions that penguin populations hold the key to human survival, Ron Naveen lays bare his 30 year love affair with the world’s most pristine scientific laboratory: Antarctica. Famed as a place that ‘wants you dead,’ his ragtag team of field-biologists track the impact of climate change on penguin populations - one nest at a time. But penguins aren’t the only stars. During his 15-day voyage to the rookeries, Ron discovers that the ashes of Ernest Shackleton’s closest colleague are sailing with him, to be buried on South Georgia Island, beside his ‘boss.’

COMPANY: The Night Skies DIRECTOR: Kali Collado, Noah Waldron CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kali Collado

COMPANY: Getzels Gordon Productions PRODUCER: Peter Getzels, Harriet Gordon DIRECTOR: Peter Getzels, Harriet Gordon, Co-Director in the Field: Erik Osterholm EDITOR: Catherine Shields CINEMATOGRAPHER: Erik Osterholm SOUND RECORDISTS: Peter Getzels, Erik Osterholm NARRATOR: Ron Naveen MUSIC: Robert Neufeld

(307) 413-8633

(202) 460-5704

kalimacollado@gmail.com

hgetzels@mac.com

https://vimeo.com/112637160

www.penguincountersmovie.com

THE PURSUIT OF HIPPO-NESS

THE RAREST RHINO - JAVAN

LITTLE ADVENTURES BIG PLANET

15-0411

15-0412

Short Program Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Short Program

Birmingham, AL

La Lucia

USA

South Africa

November 2014

January 2015

20 minutes

9 minutes

A film about hippos and the people who love them.

Wildlife photographer Stephen Belcher embarks on a precarious journey through the vast, almost impenetrable jungles of Indonesia to capture the first high-definition images of the critically endangered Javan rhino. With only around 35 of the iconic animals left in the world, his photographs could be our last glimpse of these elusive creatures.

DIRECTOR: Alan E. Franks

COMPANY: Earth Touch PRODUCER: Kirsten Horne, Executive Producer: Stephen Embleton DIRECTOR: Graeme Duane EDITOR: Tyrone Marcus, DESIGNER: Adriaan Landman, Prunelle Aman WRITER: Kirsten Horne OTHER: Production Manager: Sarah Lustig

(205) 743-9829

+27 315-820-800

alan@franksglobal.com

lcox@earthtouchsa.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY6BDHDpfXE

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THE REALM OF THE SNOW LEOPARD

PLANET E

THE RETURN OF THE SALMON

15-0413

15-0414

Conservation

Short Program

Mainz

Norfolk

Germany

UK

November 2013

February 2015

43 minutes

8 minutes

The snow leopard – one of the world’s rarest big cats. German and Kyrgyz conservationists are working together to protect the unique wilderness of Kyrgyzstan. They are running the anti-poaching unit Gruppa Bars. The snow leopard is highly endangered, but its habitat still exists, since men can barely cope with the harsh conditions of icy high mountain ranges. Thus, every effort is justified to save these cats. The Realm of the Snow Leopard shows how people of different cultural background, education and age join forces to save wild places and endangered species, and how much a few dedicated individuals can achieve.

The theme of The Return Of The Salmon is the final stage of the salmon’s lifelong odyssey. The salmon’s single-mindedness and determination is the driving force for the story. This short nature documentary zooms in on salmon as they deal with challenges during their migration to their natal rivers in the vast Alaskan wilderness. What unfolds gives an insight to the key role of salmon in their environment and reflects the cyclical nature of life.

COMPANY: ZDF PRODUCER: ZDF German Television DIRECTOR: Axel Gomille EDITOR: Nanni Leitner CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Habermehl, Mark Smith SOUND RECORDISTS: Stephan Plöger WRITER: Axel Gomille

COMPANY: Tim Plowden Photography, Christel Veraart Soundscapes PRODUCER: Tim Plowden, Christel Veraart DIRECTOR: Tim Plowden CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tim Plowden SOUND RECORDISTS: Tim Plowden SOUND EDITORS: Peter Ratner SOUND MIXERS: Peter Ratner WRITER: Tim Plowden NARRATOR: Christel Veraart OTHER: Original Score & Performance: Christel Veraart

+00 496-131-701

+44 795-643-269

gomille.a@zdf.de

info@timplowden.co.uk

www.planet-e.zdf.de

returnofthesalmon.com

THE SAGEBRUSH SEA

THE SECRET GARDEN

EP 1: SPRING AWAKENING, EP 2: HARVEST TIME 15-0415

15-0416

Wildlife Habitat Sound, Visualization Original Music Score

Limited Series - Long Form

Ithaca, NY

Germany

March 2015

November 2014

52 minutes

50 minutes x 2

“The Place in Between”, “The Big Empty”, “Flyover Country” — it goes by many bleak names, but North America’s iconic sagebrush steppe is far more than the forgotten backdrop of a Hollywood western. It is the planet’s only home for a deceptively subtle ecosystem: a vast wilderness spanning 250,000 square miles which, at second glance, is brimming with hardy life. But despite its size, this veritable sea of sagebrush is a fragmented landscape with a tenuous future. As we begin to leave our mark here, wringing profit from the land, the marks of other lives more ancient — the cascading songs of sage thrashers, the otherworldly booming of strutting grouse, or the widely-spaced tracks of a Pronghorn’s sprint — are at risk of fading away. Produced over three years by a team of biologists and filmmakers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and narrated by wildlife filmmaker Allison Argo, The Sagebrush Sea is a portrait of this ecosystem, as seen through the eyes of an increasingly rare bird and its wild neighbors. COMPANY: Cornell Lab of Ornithology PRODUCER: Marc Dantzker DIRECTOR: Marc Dantzker and Tom Swartwout CINEMATOGRAPHER: Gerrit Vyn and Eric Liner SOUND RECORDISTS: Gerrit Vyn SOUND EDITORS: Dave Hurley SOUND MIXERS: Andrew Bozza WRITER: Allison Argo and Marc Dantzker NARRATOR: Allison Argo OTHER: Composer: Matt Hutchinson, Co-Producers: Allison Argo and Gerrit Vyn

106

Hamburg

USA

The garden has long epitomized paradise, and many of us derive great pleasure in creating our own Garden of Eden. With the help of nature, we fashion a world of beguiling scents and colors. But many of the creatures that live here go unnoticed, leading secretive and mysterious lives. Small field voles make a network of tunnels under the vegetable plot, and a shy weasel hides in the woodpile. Mason bees wallpaper their nest with colorful petals, small grass snakes hatch within the compost and edible dormice look for apples stored in our garden sheds.

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm, nautilusfilm GmbH, ARTE, ORF PRODUCER: Tom Synnatzschke DIRECTOR: Jan Haft CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kay Ziesenhenne, Jan Haft, Felix Pustal, Stephan Krasser, Johannes Berger SOUND MIXERS: Oliver Görtz WRITER: Gerwig Lawitzky, Thassilo Franke, English Script: Sharmila Choudhury NARRATOR: Philippa Forrester OTHER: Editors: Carla Braun-Elwert, Jan Haft, Music: Jörg Magnus Pfeil, Siggi Mueller

(607) 254-2125

+49 40 66885140

klr228@cornell.edu

a.sierk@doclights.de

http://sagebrushsea.allaboutbirds.org/#theplace

www.doclights.de

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THE SECRET LIFE OF LAKES

LAKE BAIKAL ICE AND WATER,

TONLE SAP THE BEATING HEART OF CAMBODIA, LENCOIS MARANHENSES OF SAND AND LAKES

THE SECRET LIFE OF PIGEONS

15-0419

15-0420

Limited Series - Long Form

Animal Behavior

Paris, N/A

Toronto

France

Canada

May 2015

November 2014

50 minutes x 3

44 minutes

Our planet’s lakes make up a huge and precious freshwater reserve from which mankind has drawn for tens of thousands of years. Created by a wide range of climatic and geological conditions, these lakes are maintained through the delicate balance between the water that feeds them and the rivers into which they drain.

Behind the pigeon’s seemingly mindless doddering, pecking and plodding is a secret life and a noble past. The film Pigeons: the Untold Story gives a whole new perspective on these misunderstood urban creatures, revealing their complexity, intelligence and incredible contributions to human kind. As the world first domesticated animal, pigeons have played the role of food source, entertainer, war hero and vital communicator for thousands of years. Today they’re at the centre of urgent research projects dealing with navigation, human health, brain chemistry, DNA and even our own evolution.

COMPANY: ZED, Production Nova Media PRODUCER: Valérie Abita, Yves Lafontaine DIRECTOR: Stéphane Bégoin, Bernard Guerrini DESIGNER: Yannick Tholomier (IJIN prod) CINEMATOGRAPHER: Madjid Chir, Bernard Guerrini SOUND RECORDISTS: Julien Després, Denis Guilhem SOUND EDITORS: Francis Gauthier, François Senneville SOUND MIXERS: Daniel Toussaint, Claude Chevalier WRITER: Joël Leyendecker Maréchal, Jérôme Ségut NARRATOR: David Gasman

COMPANY: Sunday Night Entertainment Inc. PRODUCER: Scott Harper, Bob Culbert DIRECTOR: Scott Harper CINEMATOGRAPHER: Chris McKay WRITER: Scott Harper NARRATOR: David Suzuki

+33 153-093-456

(416) 919-4829

rgiletti@zed.fr

scott@sundaynight.ca www.sundaynight.ca

THE SECRET LIFE OF YOUR HOUSE

THE SHOT

15-0421

15-0422

Hosted or Presenter-led

Short Short

London

FINALIST

107

Jackson, WY

UK

USA

May 2015

May 2015

46 minutes

3 minutes

The Secret Life of Your House is a unique and entertaining natural history experiment, in which leading entomologist George McGavin deliberately infests a house with thousands of animals, which we normally think of as ‘pests’. The experiment gives us an incredible insight into the ecology that exists right under our noses, living off and around us. George thinks that these house pests are misunderstood and wants us to marvel in their glory and see what they’d get up to if we didn’t intervene. “You don’t need to go the plains of Africa to witness fascinating wildlife, it’s right here in your kitchen”, he says.

The Shot is an artistic compilation of outdoor time-lapse and wildlife footage showing the time, effort, and passion that goes into capturing the natural world in an engaging way. We hope to bring viewers a greater appreciation for the film making process as well as a desire to protect our environment.

COMPANY: The Garden Productions PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Jenny Byrom DIRECTOR: Tony Lee EDITOR: Adam Boome ART DIRECTOR: Richard Oakes, Cheryl Martin CINEMATOGRAPHER: Johnny Rogers, George Woodcock NARRATOR: Davina McCall OTHER: Presenter: Dr George McGavin

COMPANY: Après Visuals, PRODUCER: Amon Barker DIRECTOR: Amon Barker EDITOR: Amon Barker CINEMATOGRAPHER: Amon Barker, Tim Barker

+44 207 261 1252

(817) 437-7599

andrew.brann@thegardenproductions.tv

amon@apresvisuals.com

www.thegardenproductions.tv

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THE SURPRISING LINK BETWEEN THE CIA AND CONSERVATION GORONGOSA FIELD NOTES

THE TIGER EXPERIMENT

PLANET E 15-0423

15-0424

Short Short

Conservation

Durham, NC

Mainz

USA

Germany

January 2015

July 2013

5 minutes

28 minutes

Think the CIA and conservation research have nothing in common? Think again. In this episode of Gorongosa Field Notes, ecologist Joshua Daskin and field assistant Flavio Artur Moniz use surveillance photographs collected by the CIA during the Cold War to uncover how a decline in elephant numbers is dramatically altering the landscape in Gorongosa National Park.

Tigers are under threat. Poaching and the destruction of their habitat are the main reasons why their wild populations have decreased by a frightening 96 percent - to around 4000 individuals. About half of them live in India. The decision about their future has to be made there. When a wild tigress left behind two orphaned cubs, instead of taking them to the zoo, they were raised by the forest department and reintroduced to the wild. It is the first such effort in the world that could perhaps set a precedence for the future. But will these tigers behave like their wild counterparts, could they even become man-eaters? If this experiment proofs to be successful, it would open up completely new avenues for conservation.

COMPANY: E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Gorongosa Restoration Project PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Paula Ehrlich, Lauren Horner DIRECTOR: Lauren Horner EDITOR: Lauren Horner CINEMATOGRAPHER: Lauren Horner SOUND RECORDISTS: Lauren Horner, Joshua Daskin SOUND EDITORS: Lauren Horner SOUND MIXERS: Alex Barnes, Justin Harrison EFFECTS: Timothy Baker WRITER: Lauren Horner MUSIC: Composer: Kylie Morris NARRATOR: Steven Rooke

COMPANY: Grey Films, ZDF German Television PRODUCER: Grey Films for ZDF DIRECTOR: Axel Gomille EDITOR: Sabrina Degenhardt CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nalla Muthu SOUND RECORDISTS: Rakesh Rana WRITER: Axel Gomille

(919) 613-8722

+00 496-131-701

pehrlich@eowilsonfoundation.org

gomille.a@zdf.de

http://eowilsonfoundation.org/gorongosa-field-notes

www.planet-e.zdf.de

THE WATER BROTHERS

UNDERWATER HIGHWAYS, THE LEAST DEADLIEST CATCH, ACID OCEAN

THE WILD WEST, EPISODE 2

WILD CANADA

15-0425

15-0471

Limited Series - Long Form

Wildlife Habitat Visualization

Toronto

Austria

February 2015

October 2014

25 minutes X 3

53 minutes

Join brothers Alex and Tyler Mifflin as they explore the world, uncovering the most important water stories of our time. From the largest gathering of humans on Earth, protecting sea turtle eggs from poachers, sailing across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, to diving with schools of hammerhead sharks, the Water Brothers bring back stories that affect, inspire and educate viewers.

COMPANY: SK Films PRODUCER: Jonathan Barker, Wendy MacKeigan, Tyler Mifflin DIRECTOR: Tyler Mifflin Alex Mifflin CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tyler Mifflin SOUND MIXERS: Dustin Harris EFFECTS: Thought Café WRITER: Alex Mifflin NARRATOR: Alex Mifflin, Tyler Mifflin OTHER: Editor: Steve Guise, Co-Writer: Carl Knutson, Story Editor: Wendy MacKeigan

108

Vienna

Canada

This episode features the region between the Western Canadian Pacific coast line and the Rocky Mountains - and it reveals the secrets of this lush land. The salmon run is one of our planet’s greatest migrations. Every summer, hundreds of millions of salmon make their way from the Pacific Ocean through the rivers upstream to spawn in the very spot where they themselves once hatched. This sudden abundance of food attracts thousands of black bears. But usually, the bears eat only the fatty parts of a salmon. The rest rots away, thus nourishing the plants and trees around. The mountain ranges further inland are the home of the golden eagle. This bird can pick up double its bodyweight; in a dramatic sequence, a golden eagle grabs a dall sheep lamb and carries its prey away - for the benefit of its own chicks. COMPANY: A River Road Films and Brian Leith co-production in association with CBC and Radio Canada with the participation of CMF-FMC, Film Incentive BC, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Terra Mater Factual Studios and National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: Sacha Mirzoeff DIRECTOR: Jeff Turner SOUND EDITORS: David Yapp SOUND MIXERS: Graham Wild WRITER: Sacha Mirzoeff & Jeff Turner NARRATOR: Sean Pertwee OTHER: Executive Producers: Brian Leith & Jeff Turner, Original Music: Tobin Stokes & Barnaby Taylor, Editor: Angela Maddick, Cinematography: Jeff Turner & Justin Maguire

(416) 367-0440

(431) 870-030

tmifflin@skfilms.ca

office@terramater.at

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THE WILD WET

THE WOLF MOUNTAINS 15-0426

15-0427

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Wildlife Habitat

Darmstadt

Liptovský Hrádok

Germany

Slovakia

November 2014

September 2013

25 minutes

48 minutes

In far northeastern Australia lies a land that could not be more different to the arid landscapes that cover most of the continent. It’s lush, green and wet - a relic from an ancient world where the ancestors of dinosaurs still roam. More species compete for resources here than in any other part of the continent and to survive, every one of them has been forced to evolve their own unique strategy. Ranging from how a caterpillar bribes its captors, to birds who impress partners with their artistic taste; delve into this ancient world as we explore The Wild Wet.

This is the story of one of the last wildernesses in Europe, almost untouched by people, where each creature plays its role in the eternal cycle of life and death. This film offers a journey back to times when the European wilderness was truly a wild and living organic entity. It also offers a chance to look into the eyes of the creatures, with which we used to live in our common past. This is the life in The Wolf Mountains.

PRODUCER: Moritz Katz, Joshua Mayo DIRECTOR: Moritz Katz, Joshua Mayo CINEMATOGRAPHER: Moritz Katz, Joshua Mayo SOUND RECORDISTS: Listening Earth SOUND EDITORS: Moritz Katz, Joshua Mayo WRITER: Moritz Katz, Joshua Mayo NARRATOR: Joshua Mayo

COMPANY: Arolla Film s.r.o. PRODUCER: Erik Baláž DIRECTOR: Erik Baláž DESIGNER: Marek Mati CINEMATOGRAPHER: Karol Kaliský, Jozef Fiala SOUND RECORDISTS: Karol Kaliský, Jozef Fiala SOUND EDITORS: Igor Baar, Films at 59 SOUND MIXERS: Igor Baar EFFECTS: Dušan Sadloň WRITER: Erik Baláž, Adaire Osbaldeston NARRATOR: Russel Bouter MUSIC: Anton Popovič

+49 615-159-306

+421 948-003-975

thewildwet@gmail.com

info@arollafilm.com http://www.arollafilm.com/en/produkt/84-the-wolf-mountains

THE WOUND AND THE GIFT

THIN ICE: THE INSIDE STORY OF CLIMATE SCIENCE 15-0428

15-0429

People and Nature Visualization Original Music Score Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker Theatrical

Science and Nature

Brooklyn, NY

USA

July 2014

April 2015

80 minutes

109

Corte Madera, CA

USA

FINALIST

56 minutes

All over the world, people are saving animals that were bred, abused, or sold on the black market, sheltering them in sanctuaries and homes. By caring for these wounded animals, we are learning how much they give back to humans. The narrative spine is an ancient fable about a wounded crane, saved by peasants, that tries to express her gratitude with a gift. Illustrated and gently animated scenes from the fable are interwoven with stunning verite footage of sanctuaries, narrated by Vanessa Redgrave. As the film unfolds, we cannot help but wonder, who is saving who?

In recent years climate science has come under increasing attack, so concerned geologist Simon Lamb grabbed his camera and set out to explore the inside story of climate research. For three years he followed scientists from a wide range of disciplines at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the United States. They talk about their work, their hopes and fears with rare candor and directness, resulting in an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate and provide a compelling case for rising CO2 as the main cause.

COMPANY: The Gift Movie LLC PRODUCER: Maryanne Culpepper, Linda Hoaglund DIRECTOR: Linda Hoaglund CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kirsten Johnson SOUND EDITORS: Coll Anderson WRITER: Linda Hoaglund NARRATOR: Vanessa Redgrave OTHER: Composer/Musician: Satoshi Takeishi, Shoko Ngai

COMPANY: DOX Productions, Oxford University and Victoria University of Wellington PRODUCER: Simon Lamb, David Sington, Co-Producer: Catherine Fitzgerald, Executive Producer: Peter Barrett, Executive Producer: Philip England DIRECTOR: David Sington & Simon Lamb CINEMATOGRAPHER: Simon Lamb EDITOR: David Fairhead SOUND RECORDISTS: Sarah Kinsella, Michael Kerslake, Tony Williams, Rudolf Schwarz, Steve Cochran, James Rae WRITER: David Sington & Simon Lamb MUSIC: Composer: Phillip Sheppard NARRATOR: Simon Lamb

(917) 513-7585

(415) 377-5471

linda@lhoaglund.com

suzanne@greenplanetfilms.org

thewoundandthegift.com

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TIGER TIGER

TIGERS ABOUT THE HOUSE, EPISODE 1 15-0430

15-0431

Conservation Hero People and Nature Visualization Original Music Score

People and Nature Conservation Hero

New York, NY

FINALIST

Bristol

USA

UK

January 2015

June 2014

89 minutes

59 minutes

Tiger Tiger follows Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, renowned big cat conservationist and CEO of Panthera, the leading nonprofit organization devoted to saving the world’s wild cat species, as he travels deep into the primordial landscape of the Sundarbans - a tidal mangrove forest spanning the India-Bangladesh border seeking to find the answer to the question, how do we save the last wild tigers?

The first episode of a series following British tiger expert Giles Clark as he hand rears the most genetically important captive Sumatran tigers in the world. To ensure their survival he takes them home to live with his boisterous family, where he gives them round-the-clock care. This is a unique look at the first six months in the lives of the most critically endangered tigers on earth, revealing the crucial early development of tiger cubs. Can Giles give the cubs the start they need, and can the cubs help save their species from the brink of extinction?

COMPANY: White Mountain Films PRODUCER: George Butler, Keero Birla, Caroline Alexander, Executive Producer: Julian Robertson DIRECTOR: George Butler EDITOR: Mona Davis CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tom Hurwitz SOUND RECORDISTS: Peter Miller SOUND EDITORS: Brian Eimer MUSIC: Mark Kilian WRITER: Caroline Alexander OTHER: Starring Alan Rabinowitz

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide PRODUCER: Beth Brooks, Tom Jarvis, Executive Producer: Julian Hector DIRECTOR: Beth Brooks NARRATOR: Giles Clark

(212) 249-6508

+44 117-974-211

matt.coote@whitemountainfilms.com

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

tigertigerfilm.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01wf0mn

TIGRESS BLOOD

TIME FOR ELEPHANTS

ANTI-POACHING ELEPHANT PSA SERIES 15-0432

15-0433

Animal Behavior Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Short Short

Noida

Sarasota, FL

India

USA

August 2014

May 2015

42 minutes

1 minutes

Tigress Blood is a coming-of-age story as four sister tigers battle each other for dominance over their homeland. It is a family-unfriendly battle won by the most dominant of the bunch, Sonam. Her three sisters Mona, Lara and Geeta leave to rebuild their lives elsewhere. The three are struggling to find a first prey and Sonam does not find food easily now that she’s on her own. What follows is a development that is unique in the tiger world and proving that sometimes the blood bond is stronger than instinct.

This one minute PSA endorses the viewer to support an international ban on ivory trade as a means to support elephant conservation.

COMPANY: Kosmik Global Media Private Limited PRODUCER: Uday Sinh Wala DIRECTOR: Akanksha Sood Singh, Praveen Singh CINEMATOGRAPHER: Praveen Singh, Vikramjit Singh Bal SOUND EDITORS: Ben Jones SOUND MIXERS: Jonathan Jenkins WRITER: Julie Getz NARRATOR: Ted Stewart OTHER: Editor: Andi Campbell Waite

COMPANY: Media For Conservation PRODUCER: Jessie Williams, Ph.D. DIRECTOR: Jessie Williams, Ph.D. DESIGNER: Jessie Williams, Ph.D. ART DIRECTOR: Jessie Williams, Ph.D. SOUND EDITORS: Jessie Williams, Ph.D. WRITER: Jessie Williams, Ph.D.

+91 989-111-677

(941) 320-0501

akanksha@kosmikglobal.com

jwilliams.mediaforconservation@gmail.com

kosmikglobal.com

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TINY GIANTS 3D

TONLE SAP

FIELD CHRONICLES 15-0434

15-0128

Editing Immersive Writing

Educational / Institutional

Bristol

FINALIST

Arlington, VA

UK

USA

July 2014

April 2014

43 minutes

14 minutes

Tiny Giants 3D is an innovative, dramatised, natural history film focusing on the extraordinary lives of some of our planet’s smallest animals. Illustrating biologically accurate behaviour, the film uses the latest technology and a ground-breaking approach to immerse the viewer in this unique, action-packed miniature world.

As the most productive inland fishery in the world, the Tonle Sap, southeast Asia’s largest lake, supplies up to 70% of Cambodia’s protein and is a vital food source for the broader region. Millions of Cambodians depend on this lake not only for food, but for their livelihoods. But this important lake is under threat from deforestation, overfishing and damming in the surrounding areas. Conservation International has stepped in to work with both governments and communities to ensure sustainable development and conserve this important food source for not only the people of Cambodia, but the entire world.

COMPANY: BBC Earth Productions PRODUCER: Michael Gunton, Neil Nightingale, Amanda Hill,Myles Connolly, Fiona Charlton DIRECTOR: Mark Brownlow OTHER: Stereo Supervisor: Phil Streather. Production Manager: Linda Dale

PRODUCER: John Martin, Becca Field, Natalie Omundson DIRECTOR: Peter Stonier

+44 117-974-787

(703) 341-2817

neil.nightingale@bbc.com

nomundson@conservation.org

TOUCHING THE WILD

TRACKING LIONS AND THEIR CUBS

NATURE

GORONGOSA FIELD NOTES 15-0435

15-0436

People and Nature Visualization Editing

Short Program

New York, NY

FINALIST

111

Durham, NC

USA

USA

April 2014

January 2015

53 minutes

6 minutes

Naturalist/Author Joe Hutto’s idea of research is dedicating seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. The herd would ordinarily run from any human, but these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. Accepted by the matriarch, he walks among them and can lie with a pregnant doe talking to its unborn fawns. As he crosses the species divide Hutto is tapping into a new understanding about these elusive animals, literally entering a deer society. The captivating joy he feels for his new family is nothing short of infectious.

As lion populations across Africa face uncertain futures in the wild, understanding how a once severely-threatened population in Gorongosa National Park is recovering spurs an exciting new endeavor in conservation science. In this episode of Gorongosa Field Notes, the Gorongosa Lion Project and their team of young science interns—and the first Mozambican women to ever work directly with wild lions—fly in a helicopter to a remote sector of the park to retrieve data from camera traps placed there seven months before.

COMPANY: Passion Planet, THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET PRODUCER: Assistant Producer: Gaby Bastyra, Executive Producers: Andrew Ruhemann, Fred Kaufman, Series Producer: Bill Murphy, Series Editor: Janet Hess DIRECTOR: David Allen DESIGNER: Graphics: Ed Bulmer CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mark Smith, Dawson Dunning SOUND MIXERS: Matt Skilton, Re-Recording Mixer: Ed Campbell EFFECTS: Film Editor: Charles Davies, NARRATOR: Joe Hutto OTHER: Researcher: Chris Gent

COMPANY: E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Gorongosa Restoration Project PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Paula Ehrlich, Producer: Lauren Horner DIRECTOR: Lauren Horner CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ana de Matos, Lauren Horner SOUND RECORDISTS: Ana de Matos, Lauren Horner SOUND EDITORS: Lauren Horner SOUND MIXERS: Alex Barnes, Justin Harrison EFFECTS: Timothy Baker WRITER: Lauren Horner NARRATOR: Steven Rooke OTHER: Steven Rooke, Editor: Lauren Horner, Composer: Kylie Morris

(212) 560-8245

pehrlich@eowilsonfoundation.org

junj@thirteen.org

E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/touching-the-wild-touching-the-wild/8679

http://eowilsonfoundation.org/gorongosa-field-notes

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TROLLING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

TROPICAL DRY FOREST

EARTH TOUCH INSIDER

15-0437

15-0438

Short Program

Short Short

La Lucia

Edinburgh

South Africa

UK

June 2014

January 2015

9 minutes

3 minutes

In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to get involved in conservation. But social media has a dark side too - the power to bring out the worst in us. Do Facebook and Twitter trolls just get in the way? Or can social media help save the animals that desperately need our help?

Tropical Dry Forests is a journey of discovery of the beauty of Latin American dry forests. Following a butterfly, a young boy is drawn into the magical landscape of contrasts and diversity that dry forests represent. He discovers the importance of dry forests through history and how, in a world of changing climate, they still are a key resource for humanity. Dry tropical forests are unique, but also some of the most endangered habitats on Earth. It’s time to celebrate them and acknowledge that there is more than rain forest in the tropics. (Spanish/Portuguese versions available for Latin American audiences)

COMPANY: Earth Touch PRODUCER: Kirsten Horne, Executive Producer: Stephen Embleton DIRECTOR: Graeme Duane DESIGNER: Adriaan Landman, Prunelle Aman WRITER: Kirsten Horne OTHER: Editor - Tyrone Marcus, Production Manager: Sarah Lustig,

COMPANY: Red Kite Animation, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh PRODUCER: Martha MacDiarmid DIRECTOR: Hugo Cuéllar EDITOR: Bevan Tait DESIGNER: Hugo Cuéllar ART DIRECTOR: Hugo Cuéllar SOUND RECORDISTS: Canongate studios WRITER: Karina Banda, Toby Pennington, Julia Weintritt, Tiina Sarkinen, Kerri Rolland NARRATOR: Hazel Darwin-Edwards OTHER: Music: Mágica Música; “Bosque Seco” Song: Jacana Jacana y Mágica Música, Production Managers: Kerri Rolland, Production Coordinator: Cara Christie

+27 315-820-800

+44 750-219-389

lcox@earthtouchsa.com

j.weintritt@rbge.ac.uk

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6j7rg4Ymns)

http://elmer.rbge.org.uk/dryflor/

TROUBLED WATERS

TYKE ELEPHANT OUTLAW 15-0439

15-0440

Educational / Institutional

People and Nature

Blyth

112

Bondi

UK

Australia

January 2015

January 2015

47 minutes

78 minutes

Created for less than $1,000, Troubled Waters explores what has happened to our oceans because of our appetite for seafood, and looks what we can do personally to kick start a reformed fishing industry. This film was created by two students - Matthew Judge, who wrote, shot and produced the film, and Robert Drane who wrote and performed the original music used in this film.

The gripping and emotionally charged story of Tyke, a circus elephant who went on a rampage in Honolulu in 1994, killed her trainer in front of thousands of spectators and died in a hail of gunfire. Her break for freedom, filmed from start to tragic end, traumatized a city and ignited a global battle over the use of animals in entertainment. Combining trauma, outrage, insight and compassion, the film is a powerful story about our deep and mysterious connection to other species.

COMPANY: fancy a brew films, The University of York Environment Department PRODUCER: Matthew Judge DIRECTOR: Matthew Judge CINEMATOGRAPHER: Matthew Judge SOUND RECORDISTS: Matthew Judge SOUND EDITORS: Robert Drane SOUND MIXERS: Robert Drane WRITER: Matthew Judge NARRATOR: Matthew Judge OTHER: Music: Robert Drane, Special thanks to the Community of Arran Seabed Trust & Greenpeace

COMPANY: Jumping Dog Productions PRODUCER: Susan Lambert, Stefan Moore, Megan McMurchy DIRECTOR: Susan Lambert, Stefan Moore CINEMATOGRAPHER: Simon Smith SOUND RECORDISTS: Graham Wyse SOUND EDITORS: Craig Beckett SOUND MIXERS: Craig Beckett WRITER: Stefan Moore OTHER: Editor: Denise Haslem, Composer: Antony Partos

+44 789-691-612

+61 293-653-835

mattjudgefilm@gmail.com

skl@ozemail.com.au

troubledwaters.org.uk

www.tykeelephantoutlaw.com

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ULTIMATE HONEY BADGER

UNBRANDED 15-0441

15-0442

Animal Behavior

People and Nature Visualization Theatrical Editing

La Lucia Ridge

Bozeman, MT

South Africa

USA

December 2013

February 2015

44 minutes Drop into the secret life of the honey badger as “Badgie” learns how to face the wilds of Africa alone. Join her at ground level on mouse, snake & scorpion hunts, and watch her battle a porcupine for ownership of her burrow. Badgers are famous for being the most fearless animals in Africa, and in this film we follow her right of passage to becoming the “Streetfighter of the Savannah”.

COMPANY: Earth Touch, National Geographic Networks PRODUCER: Jess Reiss DIRECTOR: Graeme Duane CINEMATOGRAPHER: Boris Von Schoenebeck SOUND RECORDISTS: Bart-Jan Hooft SOUND EDITORS: Dave Birch, tristan Horton, Johan Prinsloo, Nux Schwartz SOUND MIXERS: Dave Birch WRITER: Leslie Schwerin, Graeme Duane, Jess Reiss NARRATOR: Joe Szymanski OTHER: Editor: Keith Fraser, Additional Cenematography: Bart-Jan Hooft, Russell Bergh, Post Production Services: Igloo Post, Online Editor: Brian Ainsworth

FINALIST

3000 miles, 16 horses, 4 men, 1 goal: to complete a 5-month journey that proves the value of people, wild horses, and the undeveloped environment. “Unbranded” follows four young men as they take on a monumental challenge to ride horses from Mexico to Canada through the American West. Recently graduated from college, the four young men delay their “responsible “ adult lives for the adventure of a lifetime. They travel on horseback through our majestic public lands, including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and Glacier Park. For their trail horses, the riders choose wild mustangs. This tough breed is perfect for the Unbranded team. The riders also hope to draw attention to the threats facing these horses because of decreased public lands and uncontrolled development. The young men and horses overcome natural and human-made challenges on the trail and prove their mutual strength and resilience. COMPANY: Fin & Fur Films, Cedar Creek Productions, Implement Productions PRODUCER: Dennis Aig, Cindy Meehl DIRECTOR: Phill Baribeau DESIGNER: CSG Media CINEMATOGRAPHER: Phill Baribeau, Korey Kaczmarek SOUND RECORDISTS: Luke, the Mustang SOUND EDITORS: Studio Unknown SOUND MIXERS: Studio Unknown, William Lake Springstead EFFECTS: Andrew Hahn NARRATOR: Ben Masters

+27 315-820-800

(406) 570-9505

lcox@earthtouchsa.com

dennisaig1@me.com

www.earthtouchnews.com

www.unbrandedthefilm.com

UNDER OPEN SKIES

UNNATURAL SELECTION

HIDDEN KINGDOMS

15-0443

15-0444

Sound Visualization Editing Writing

Science and Nature

Bristol

FINALIST

113

106 minutes

Vienna

UK

Austria

January 2014

November 2013

59 minutes

54 minutes

Hidden Kingdoms is all about perspective, and this applies to the sound just as much as the pictures. To create an utterly immersive world, where the viewer is transported into another dimension, required a careful mix of sounds extrapolated from our world whilst still being believable. We used scientific research into hearing in small animals to help us understand the frequencies that are used, and how they might sound to animals with much smaller ear bones. Hidden Kingdoms was a lot of fun, but also very challenging and we feel the unique sound design really helped bring these tiny worlds to life.

The wings of cliff swallows in Nebraska are getting shorter while turtles in Chesapeake Bay are getting larger. On the Galapagos Islands, different species are collapsing back into one. What has happened to evolution? The answer is very simple: us. Humans have transformed the planet beyond recognition turning grasslands and forests into fields and cities and polluting air and water. And all of these changes have altered the course of evolution, often in surprising ways.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery Channel, France TV, CCTV PRODUCER: Simon Bell DIRECTOR: Simon Bell NARRATOR: Stephen Fry OTHER: Series Producer: Mark Brownlow, Executive Producer: Michael Gunton

COMPANY: A production of Sky Vision for Terra Mater Factual Studios PRODUCER: Steve Nicholls, Sarah Whalley DIRECTOR: Steve Nicholls, Sarah Whalley WRITER: Victoria Coules NARRATOR: Sean Pertwee OTHER: music by: Steven Faux

+44 117-974-211

(431) 870-030

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

office@terramater.at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01nppg8

http://www.terramater.at/productions/unnatural-selection/

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UNSEEN

URBAN BEARS: KEEPING NEVADA’S BEARS WILD! 15-0445

15-0446

Short Short

Educational / Institutional

London

Reno, NV

UK

USA

December 2013

February 2015

2 minutes

25 minutes

WWF wanted a creative way to get consumers to put pressure on their favourite brands to source palm oil sustainably. We produced a film trailer about a film that didn’t exist. Why? To cut through the noise. People are tired of the same shout campaign films, so we wanted to do it differently. It featured all the hollywood cliches - love, lust and action. The dramatic twist at the end sends viewers to a microsite which explains the big issues. It then gives them a chance to see how their favourite brands compare and to then tweet them.

Black bears in Washoe County, Nevada are moving across the land in search of human sources of food. Garbage is enticing these bears from their forested habitats into urban areas creating conflict with humans, and devastating consequences for people and bears alike. With human-bear conflicts on an increase, residents need to take action to prevent dangerous encounters from escalating, and to keep Nevada’s black bears wild.

COMPANY: Nice and Serious PRODUCER: Matthew Harmer DIRECTOR: Jack Lightfoot, Matthew Harmer EDITOR: Nick Earp WRITER: Matthew Harmer OTHER: Creative Director: Tom Tapper

COMPANY: NineCaribou Productions, LLC PRODUCER: Jake Willers, Alyson Andreasen DIRECTOR: Jake Willers CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jake Willers SOUND RECORDISTS: Jake Willers EFFECTS: Jake Willers WRITER: Jake Willers NARRATOR: Jake Willers

+02 078-121-229

(775) 443-7448

info@niceandserious.com

jake@9caribou.com

http://www.unseenthemovie.com/

URBAN WILD

VANISHING KINGS

WILD CITY

15-0475

15-0447

Wildlife Habitat Editing

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat Conservation Sound Visualization Vienna

Singapore

Austria

March 2015 46 minutes Singapore - Asia’s tropical thrumming megalopolis. 665 square kilometres of hustle, bustle, concrete and air-con. But nestled among the concrete is an urban wilderness - places where crocodiles, monkeys, otters, snakes and hornbills sit right among the skyscrapers and boardwalks. This is Singapore: Wild City. Filmed over the course of a year and divided into two 1-hour episodes narrated by natural history legend Sir David Attenborough, the series aims to be nothing less than a comprehensive profile of Singapore’s surprisingly diverse animals and plants and their fascinating behaviors.

COMPANY: Beach House Pictures, Channel NewsAsia PRODUCER: Series Producer, John Ruthven, Producer, Syafiqah Omar DIRECTOR: Andrew Scott CINEMATOGRAPHER: Claire Clements, Chris Dickinson, Lau Hon Meng, Robert Taylor SOUND EDITORS: Jerry Teo EFFECTS: Ng Sew Ling, Mohamad Fadhli Bin Mohamad Hata, Nicole Gandhi, Heng Hui Ching WRITER: Andrew Scott NARRATOR: David Attenborough OTHER: Editor, Razin Ramzi, Production Manager, Shalini Selliah, Researchers, Carissa Kok, Prarthini Selveindran, Joy Goh, Evelyn Chen

114

Editing Original Music Score Writing Conservation Hero

May 2015 FINALIST

52 minutes

A lioness and her daughters hold the key to the survival of Namibia’s rare desert lions: two years ago they gave birth to five male cubs, and through the hardships of the desert and without a pride male, they are raising them to independence, showing them how to hunt both the smallest and the largest prey - including even giraffes. But in a desperate, brave and spectacular attack on a giraffe, the elderly matriarch is injured and subsequently dies of her wounds. Now her two daughters must finish the education of the five sons before they grow too big to be fed. Filming over more than two years, we see the secret lives of desert lions as they roam the rugged mountains, majestic sand dunes, gravel plains, scrublands, and even the beaches of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. In this place of constant danger, everlasting hunger and thirst, and inevitable suffering, five young lions must conquer the desert and establish their own kingdom.

COMPANY: Interspot Film for ORF, A co-production ARTE and Smithsonian Networks PRODUCER: Heinrich Mayer-Moroni/Interspot Film DIRECTOR: Will and Lianne Steenkamp

(656) 236-9560

+00 431-878-781

donovan@beachhousepictures.com

ronja.scherzinger@orf.at

http://www.beachhousepictures.com/wild-city/

http://contentsales.orf.at/universum

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WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS

WALKING WITH WOLVES

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WITH STEVE BOLNICK

15-0448

15-0449

Animal Behavior, Visualization Hosted or Presenter-led

People and Nature

Merrhout

Mysore

Belgium

India

January 2014

June 2014

49 minutes

51 minutes

Most people associate the bush with danger and choose the safety of a car to observe wildlife. Zoologist Steve Bolnick strongly believes that because we only evolved relatively recently from the hunter-gatherer, we still have a deep affinity with the bush. Through walking, Steve hopes to bring people back to their ancient roots and to help them better understand nature and animal behaviour. Steve took Belgian wildlife reporter Pat Verbraecken to Hwange National Park in the North-West of Zimbabwe to encounter the biggest living land mammals the elephants - on foot. Steve has developed a special bond with these fantastic animals. They’re extremely intelligent and they’re very important for the survival of other wildlife and for the ecological balance in general.

This is the first real insight into the life of the rare and elusive Indian wolf, and of the shy nomadic shepherds on the south central Indian plains, whose ancient way of life now hangs by a thread. The film reveals the tension between age-old ways and modernity, between fragility and resilience. We have tried to capture how an ancient nomadic culture that is vanishing from this globe, and a species that is vanishing from a landscape, are clinging on to each other along a thin thread of belief. It has been achieved through years of painstaking field-craft and diplomacy.

COMPANY: Krupakar Senani Features PRODUCER: Bobby Krupakar DIRECTOR: Senani Hegde CINEMATOGRAPHER: Senani Hegde, Joseph Raja K SOUND RECORDISTS: KP Ravisha WRITER: Susan Western, Nima Manjrekar NARRATOR: Amerjit Deu OTHER: Distributors: Earth Touch Limited, London, UK.

COMPANY: Boiler Media PRODUCER: Jan Stevens DIRECTOR: Jan Stevens CINEMATOGRAPHER: Stijn Van der Veken SOUND RECORDISTS: Jan Stevens SOUND EDITORS: Karel Vangrimde SOUND MIXERS: Ben Van den Broek EFFECTS: Karel Vangrimde, Michel Ronsmans WRITER: Jan Stevens NARRATOR: John Boyle

+32 474-455-722

+91 988-070-717

boilermedia@telenet.be

ks.features@gmail.com

www.boilermedia.be

WATER

WATER FALLS

EARTH - A NEW WILD 15-0450

15-0451

Conservation

Short Program Educational / Institutional Writing

London

USA

February 2015

December 2013

55 minutes

9 minutes

Dr. M. Sanjayan explores humankind’s relationship with the Earth’s most important resource, water. Unraveling dramatic connections between fresh water and the health of the planet, he discovers spectacular wildlife stories that center around how we manage the natural pulse of the planet’s water. Sequences include an epic kayak journey in North America following the Colorado River; the surprising connection between AIDS and a small fish in Lake Malawi; and a look at how hunters in America saved one of the greatest gatherings of birds on the continent.

COMPANY: Passion Pictures and National Geographic Studios for PBS, PRODUCER: Series Producer: David Allen, For National Geographic: Executive Producer: Jared Lipworth, President: Brooke Runette, For National Geographic International: Executive Producer: Carolyn Payne, Executive Vice President and Head of International Content: Hamish Mykura, For PBS: Chief Programming Executive and General Manager: Beth Hoppe, General Audience Programming: Bill Gardner DIRECTOR: Nicolas Brown NARRATOR: Dr M. Sanjayan

115

Greenbelt, MD

UK

Rainfall regulates life on Earth, but it also metaphorically refracts our view of a changing planet. A glass of clean water represents a moment of profound modernity, held in a human hand. The transmutability of water itself, endlessly changing over time, elegantly illustrates the reasons we seek to understand the natural world. In Water Falls, we come to appreciate fresh water’s essential value, and learn about an extraordinary U.S./Japanese research initiative to study the entire planet’s fresh water inventory from space. Produced exclusively for spherical screens, this state of the art movie presents vital, thrilling science with verve and imagination.

COMPANY: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. PRODUCER: Michael Starobin DIRECTOR: Michael Starobin CINEMATOGRAPHER: Victoria Weeks, Michael Starobin SOUND RECORDISTS: Michael Starobin SOUND EDITORS: Michael Starobin EFFECTS: Victoria Weeks WRITER: Michael Starobin NARRATOR: Craig Sechler

+44 020-732-399

(301) 524-4404

chrisg@passion-pictures.com

michael.starobin@nasa.gov

http://www.pbs.org/earth-a-new-wild/home/

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WATER IN THE CLOUD FOREST

WHALE SHARK

BUSHWHACKED! - SERIES 2

15-0452

15-0073

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Children’s

Ithaca, NY

Melbourne

USA

Australia

September 2014

November 2013

9 minutes

24 minutes

This video, created by Jackson Egan, Carol Jennings, and Daniel Masciari at Ithaca College’s Park Productions in collaboration with community organizers, educators, and farmers in Intag, Ecuador, seeks to demonstrate how the cloud forest’s entire ecosystem depends on clean water for survival and would suffer significant damage should this unique watershed be subject to mining, pesticides, and deforestation.

Filmed in the beautiful Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, approximately 1200 kilometers north of Perth. The reef is famous for its seasonal whale shark feedings throughout March to June. Watch as Kayne Tremills and indigenous co-host Kamil Ellis take kids on a spectacular journey in the underwater world of the threatened whale shark.

COMPANY: Park Productions PRODUCER: Carol Jennings DIRECTOR: Jackson J. Eagan, Daniel V. Masicari CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jackson J. Eagan SOUND EDITORS: Lucas Knapp SOUND MIXERS: Lucas Knapp EFFECTS: Zachary B. Briggs OTHER: Technical Director: Daniel V. Masicari, Translator: Jackson J. Eagan

COMPANY: Mint Pictures PRODUCER: Executive Producers: Dan Goldberg Thierry Bled Bernadette O’Mahony, Senior Producer: Lester Jones, Location Producer: Dan Mills DIRECTOR: Mark Bellamy CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Schoell, Joshua Zaini SOUND RECORDISTS: Ashley Eden WRITER: Mark Bellamy NARRATOR: Kayne Tremills OTHER: Co-hosts: Kayne Tremills & Kamil Ellis

(609) 372-8180

+61 392-005-500

smeishultz@gmail.com

dan@mintpictures.com.au

http://www.parkproductions.org/projects.html

http://actf.com.au

WHALES AND WILD ISLES

WHAT GALL! THE CRAZY CRIBS OF PARASITIC WASPS

DEEP LOOK 15-0453

15-0454

Short Program

Short Short

Mainz, Rhineland

116

San Francisco, CA

Germany

USA

March 2015

November 2014

14 minutes

3 minutes

The schooner Maple Leaf cruises the amazing archipelago called the Great Bear Rainforest. Captain Kevin and his crew take about 8 guests on board who experience the riches of the coast and the magic aura of the humpbacks.

Plenty of animals build their homes in oak trees. But some very teeny, tricky wasps make the tree do all the work. They’re called gall-inducers. And each miniature mansion the trees build for the wasps’ larvae is weirder and more flamboyant than the next. See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios.

COMPANY: ZDF German Television PRODUCER: Marlies Schwab DIRECTOR: Susanne Becker CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jan Prillwitz SOUND RECORDISTS: Steffi Kuhn SOUND MIXERS: Bruno Hebestreit EFFECTS: Sabrina Degenhardt NARRATOR: Philipp Schepmann

COMPANY: KQED, PBS Digital Studios PRODUCER: Craig Rosa EDITOR: Kia Simon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Josh Cassidy MUSIC: Seth Samuel WRITER: Amy Standen NARRATOR: Amy Standen OTHER: Series Producer: Craig Rosa, Lead Producer: Josh Cassidy, Managing Editor: Paul Rogers

+49 613-117-018

(415) 553-2835

becker.su@zdf.de

seris@kqed.org

http://www.zdf.de

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WHAT GIVES THE MORPHO BUTTERFLY ITS MAGNIFICENT BLUE? DEEP LOOK

WHAT’S POSSIBLE

15-0455

15-0456

Short Short

Educational / Institutional

San Francisco, CA

Los Angeles, CA

USA

USA

December 2014

September 2015

3 minutes

4 minutes

What does it mean to be blue? The wings of a morpho butterfly are some of the most brilliant structures in nature, and yet they contain no blue pigment -- they harness the physics of light at the nanoscale. See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios.

Presented to world leaders at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit in New York, this short, inspirational film shows that climate change is solvable. We have the technology to harness nature sustainably for a clean, prosperous energy future, but only if we act now. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, What’s Possible calls on the people of the world to insist leaders get on the path of a livable climate and future for humankind.

COMPANY: KQED, PBS Digital Studios PRODUCER: Jenny Oh EDITOR: Kia Simon CINEMATOGRAPHER: Josh Cassidy MUSIC: Seth Samuel WRITER: Amy Standen NARRATOR: Amy Standen OTHER: Series Producer: Craig Rosa, Lead Producer: Josh Cassidy, Managing Editor: Paul Rogers

COMPANY: Moving Art Studio PRODUCER: Lyn Lear DIRECTOR: Louie Schwartzberg WRITER: Scott Z. Burns NARRATOR: Morgan Freeman OTHER: Score by Hans Zimmer

(415) 553-2835

(323) 436-7061

seris@kqed.org

erin@movingart.com

http://ww2.kqed.org/science/series/deep-look/

WHAT’S THE CATCH?

WHEN ELEPHANTS WERE YOUNG 15-0457

15-0458

Conservation Conservation Hero Editing Writing

People and Nature Theatrical

Annandale

FINALIST

117

Sidney

Australia

Canada

October 2014

May 2015

60 minutes

86 minutes

When Matthew Evans leaves his Tasmanian farm to discover where the seafood on Australian plates comes from, he’s quickly dragged hook, line and sinker into the complex world of Australia’s love affair with its seafood.

William Shatner narrates this tender, bittersweet story of a young man and his young elephant living in Thailand. They share a life of street-begging on the gritty streets of Bangkok, until the opportunity comes to release the elephant to the wild. Can an elephant who has only known a life of captivity survive in the forest? While the lens never strays from its focus of protecting the endangered Asian elephant, it offers a surprising view into the age-old relationship between humans and elephants - with a message of hope for these magnificent creatures on the brink of extinction.

COMPANY: Essential Media and Entertainment PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Sonja Armstrong, Series Producer: Stephen Oliver: DIRECTOR: Director: Stephen Oliver, Co-Director: Rachel Hardie CINEMATOGRAPHER: Paul Costello, Aaron Smith SOUND RECORDISTS: Laurie Chland, Philip Myers, Mark Blackwell, David Spinner, Jen Longhurst, Rob Stankovich WRITER: Stephen Oliver, Matthew Evans NARRATOR: Matthew Evans OTHER: Editor: Orly Danon

COMPANY: Canazwest Pictures Inc. PRODUCER: Patricia Sims DIRECTOR: Patricia Sims CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Clark, Patricia Sims SOUND RECORDISTS: Michael Clark, Manwe Darcy SOUND EDITORS: Michael Clark SOUND MIXERS: Sharpe Sound Studios, Vancouver EFFECTS: Michael Clark WRITER: Patricia Sims, Michael Clark NARRATOR: William Shatner OTHER: Composer Bruce Fowler

+61 285-683-100

(250) 516-9896

info@essential-media.com

ps@canaz.com

http://www.sbs.com.au/programs/whats-the-catch

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WHEN GIANTS FALL

WHEN MULE DEER FLY 15-0459

15-0460

Conservation

Short Short

Jacksonville, OR

Jackson, WY

USA

USA

March 2015

January 2015

78 minutes

5 minutes

When Giants Fall is an unflinching love story for elephants. The film opens with an introduction to the magnificence of the African elephant. We are reminded of the gentle souls that lie within their awesome grey bulk. The film does not use a narrator. The people interviewed speak for themselves and all the dialogue was non-scripted. We travel behind layered veils of complicity to reveal the deepseated human turmoil in which elephants are haplessly embroiled. Those who risk their lives to protect this great species, and even the poachers killing them, call the slaughter a genocide.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department strives for a population of 564,150 mule deer, but the last statewide estimate was 374,400, just two-thirds of objective. Biologists considered the Wyoming Range a mule deer factory, but today its herd mimics the statewide decline. WyoFile documented ongoing research into mule deer health that included capturing deer as they traveled to their winter range in the heart of Wyoming’s oil patch.

COMPANY: Matriarch Films LLC DIRECTOR: Leslie Ray Griffith CINEMATOGRAPHER: Greg Nelson OTHER: Editor: Gary Lundgren, Composer: John Morgan Askew, Motion Graphic Designer: Kevin Ang, Sound Designer: David Raines, Production Manager: Jessica Ring, Line Producer: Amanda Kulmac, Associate Producer: Anita Gomez, Social Media Editor/Second Camera: Sangye Ince-Johannsen, Investigative Journalist: Oscar Nkala, Arms Trafficing Expert: Kathi Lynn Austin

COMPANY: WyoFile, Open Range Films PRODUCER: Angus M. Thuermer Jr. DIRECTOR: Angus M. Thuermer Jr. EDITOR: Spark Malachowski CINEMATOGRAPHER: Angus M. Thuermer Jr., Donnie Wackerman SOUND RECORDISTS: Sava Malachowski SOUND EDITORS: Spark Malachowski SOUND MIXERS: Spark Malachowski EFFECTS: Spark Malachowski WRITER: Angus M. Thuermer Jr., Spark Malachowski NARRATOR: Angus M. Thuermer jr. OTHER: Technical Consultan: Leine Stikkel

+15 417-022-383

(307) 690-5586

lesliegriffith7@gmail.com

angus@WyoFile.com

http://whengiantsfall.com/

http://www.wyofile.com/gallery/mule-deer-fly/

WHEN THE PEACOCKS SING:

WHERE ICE & OCEAN MEET

A PREQUEL TO THE MONSOONS

15-0461

15-0462

Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker

Educational / Institutional

Gurgaon

Portland, OR

India

USA

January 2014

May 2015

13 minutes

21 minutes

In the semi-arid state of Rajasthan in North West India, the receding summer gives way to the pre-monsoons (a brief period with intermittent rains) making it one of the best spectacles of transformation. Set amidst dry landscapes and ancient monuments, the film showcases how the heat affects the inhabitants of the region - both human and wild animals, and behaviour patterns of each species in this period of scarcity. Then the monsoons finally descend, transforming everything around it- playing their part in the cyclic rotation of seasons that has been going on since the beginning of time.

Where Ice & Ocean Meet is a film about Kenai Fjords National Park in southcentral Alaska, a place of mountains, ice and ocean that is rich with marine and terrestrial life. The film explores this landscape and its wildlife against a background of glacial melting and retreat. There’s a focus on individual species - black oystercatchers and sea otters, and conversations with a scientist, a longtime visitor, and a Sugpiaq family whose ancestors called these fjords home. The film will play in a dedicated theater in the park’s visitor center in Seward, Alaska.

COMPANY: University of Salford PRODUCER: Shaz Syed; Paul Reddish, Philips James, Fraser Durie DIRECTOR: Shaz Syed CINEMATOGRAPHER: Shaz Syed SOUND RECORDISTS: Shaz Syed, Rajesh Pridwal SOUND EDITORS: Shaz Syed, Simeon Odgeon SOUND MIXERS: Simeon Odgeon WRITER: Shaz Syed NARRATOR: Shaz Syed OTHER: Additional Photography: Rommil

COMPANY: North Shore Productions PRODUCER: Rory Banyard, Managing Producer: Cristin Norine DIRECTOR: Rory Banyard CINEMATOGRAPHER: Neil Rettig, David Fox, Aerials by Daniel Zatz EDITOR: Lindsey Grayzel SOUND RECORDISTS: Spence Palermo, Jesse Nordhausen SOUND EDITORS: Michael Gandsey SOUND MIXERS: Michael Gandsey EFFECTS: Lindsey Grazel WRITER: Sarah Kass NARRATOR: Simone Maddox OTHER: Online Editor: Josh Banyard, Color Correction: Martin Melnick

+00 919-811-260

(503) 225-0919

13.shaz@gmail.com

rory@northshorepro.com www.northshorepro.com/projects/

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WHY BEARS

BECAUSE THEY ARE MORE THAN JUST CUDDLY ANIMALS OR INTIMIDATING CARNIVORES.

WHY SHARKS ATTACK

NOVA

15-0463

15-0464

Short Short

People and Nature

Bellingham, WA

FINALIST

Boston, MA

USA

USA

January 2015

November 2014

4 minutes

55 minutes

“What’s good for bears is good for people and the planet.” It’s a mantra used often by ecologist and bear specialist Chris Morgan and the team at Wildlife Media, the non-profit organization behind the film short ‘Why Bears?. Partnering with Creative Director Aaron Straight of TriFilm, and a generous contribution from Karine and Anna Hauser of Hauser Bears, we set out to explain why bears make the perfect conservation ambassadors. Combined, these species run the gamut of indicator, umbrella, and keystone species on four continents. And by protecting them, we can protect nearly one third of the Earth’s land surface! Logo-free, the film was created for anyone to download, use, share, or own. Not for any one organization, but for our planet’s 8 bear species, and all dedicated to them and their wild habitats around the world. Our intention was to fast-track the bear conservation messaging that so many of us try to convey when talking about our work, and has been featured in countless talks and classrooms, and on many organizations’ websites. “We had a great team behind the project, and every person brought bags of passion, and way more time than they were paid for.” says Chris. Aaron adds “It is pretty humbling to receive comments and thanks for all over the world - the whole project has a really good feeling about it, from the way it was funded, to the production effort, to the way it was gifted out.” The film features footage from the upcoming non-profit featurelength documentary BEARTREK.

COMPANY: Wildlife Media, TriFilm PRODUCER: Aaron Straight DIRECTOR: Aaron Straight DESIGNER: Paul du Coudray ART DIRECTOR: Paul du Coudray CINEMATOGRAPHER: Joe Pontecorvo, Karel Bauer, Daniel Zatz SOUND RECORDISTS: David Schommer SOUND EDITORS: Steve Mac SOUND MIXERS: Steve Mac EFFECTS: Miles Lippold WRITER: Chris Morgan & Aaron Straight NARRATOR: Chris Morgan OTHER: Research and Distribution support by Sharon Negri, Wildfutures

Recently, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from where Steven Spielberg filmed the shark fright film, Jaws. To separate fact from fear, NOVA teams up with leading shark experts to discover the science behind the great white’s hunting instincts. Seeking a deeper understanding of shark senses, scientists aim to design deterrents and help prevent future attacks. With shark populations globally plummeting, scientists race to unlock the secrets of these powerful creatures in their quest to save people - and sharks. COMPANY: Produced by Prospero Productions in association with SeaLight Pictures for NOVA, PRODUCER: Julia Redwood, Ed Punchard, Senior Executive Producer, Paula Apsell DIRECTOR: Adam Geiger CINEMATOGRAPHER: Adam Geiger, Dave Lemay, Ulrich-Stephan Krafzik NARRATOR: Craig Sechler

360-734-6060

(617) 300-4340

info@wildlifemedia.org

melanie_wallace@wgbh.org

www.WhyBears.org

WILD AUSTRALIA

EP 1: DESERT OF THE RED KANGAROO, EP 2: JURASSIC JUNGLE, EP 3: KOALA FOREST

WILD BURMA, EPISODE 2

WILD BURMA: NATURE’S LOST KINGDOM

15-0465

15-0469

Limited Series - Long Form

Conservation

Hamburg

119

Bristol

Germany

UK

May 2014

November 2013

48 minutes x 3

59 minutes

Australia - a continent of natural wonders! This five-part series takes you off to the kingdom of the kangaroo and red rocks with breathtaking aerial footage, riveting super slow motion and extraordinary animal stories. Yet Australia has much more to offer than its red heart: impenetrable jungle in the farthest north-east, bizarre native creatures like the cassowary and tree-kangaroo. In the east lives Australia’s teddy bear, the koala. For the first time, footage from the highest tops of the eucalyptus forest shows how radical and brutal these cuddly koalas really are! The red continent has never been seen as vividly as in this high-quality nature documentary series.

For the first time, a team from the BBC’s Natural History Unit and the Smithsonian Institution were granted access to Burma’s impenetrable jungles. Their mission: to discover whether these forests are still home to Asia’s endangered animals. The team headed deep into the mountains of western Burma, in search of the shy sun bear and two of the world’s rarest and most beautiful cats: the Asian golden cat and the clouded leopard. The aim was to create a wildlife survey to present to the government of Burma to persuade them that these forests are so unique they must be protected.

COMPANY: Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm; Grospitz & Westphalen Filmproduktion, NDR, Arte, Terra Mater, Wild Fury and National Geographic Wild PRODUCER: Susanne Lummer, Executive Producer DIRECTOR: Thoralf Grospitz, Jens Westphalen CINEMATOGRAPHER: Thoralf Grospitz, Jens Westphalen SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm WRITER: Thoralf Grospitz, Jens Westphalen, English Script: Steven Zorn NARRATOR: Bray Poor OTHER: Editor: Mario Schöppler, Music: Klaus Hillebrecht

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Smithsonian Channel PRODUCER: Susanna Handslip DIRECTOR: Mark Wheeler CINEMATOGRAPHER: Gordon Buchanan, Camera: Justine Evans NARRATOR: Joseph Paterson

+49 40 66885140

+44 117-974-211

naturfilm@doclights.de

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

www.doclights.de

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WILD CANADA

WILD COLOMBIA

EP 2: THE WILD WEST, EP 3: THE HEARTLAND, EP 4: ICED EDGE

EP 1: THE CHOCÓ: COLOMBIA’S WILD COAST, EP 2: SERRANIA DE

LA MACARENA: NATURE’S TREASURE TROVE, EP 3: CHIRIBIQUETE: JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE AMAZON

15-0470

15-0476

Limited Series - Long Form

Limited Series - Long Form

Vienna

Bristol

Austria

UK

October 2014

May 2015

54 minutes

52 minutes x 3

When the first Europeans arrived on the eastern shores of a mysterious ‘new found land’, they saw a beautiful land of plains and forests, mountains and oceans, filled with an incredible variety of wildlife: whales and bears, bison and wolves, caribou and beavers. This was an unexplored and pristine nature - or so the European explorers thought. This four-part, blue chip series follows in the footsteps of the first European explorers on a journey of exploration - to re-discover this remarkable and beautiful land with its fabulous landscapes and wildlife as it has never been seen before.

COMPANY: A River Road Films and Brian Leith co-production in association with CBC and Radio Canada with the participation of CMF-FMC, Film Incentive BC, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Terra Mater Factual Studios and National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: Sacha Mirzoeff, Phil Chapman, Brian Leith, Jeff Turner DIRECTOR: Jeff Turner WRITER: Sacha Mirzoeff, Jeff Turner, Phil Chapman NARRATOR: Sean Pertwee OTHER: Cinematography: Jeff Turner, Justin Maguire, Andrew Manske

Spanning the western length of Colombia, the Chocó region is thought to be one of most biodiverse places on the planet. When the Andes Mountains rose around 60 million years ago they isolated this wild coast creating a haven for evolution. Crowning South America, Colombia touches both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. Sitting on the equator, this wild and exotic land is divided by the soaring peaks of the Andes, and carved by the mighty Amazon and Orinoco Rivers. Colombia’s landscapes are vast and hugely diverse. Mangroves meander through grasslands, while expanses of mirror-like wetlands fringe verdant rainforests. Snow-capped peaks emerge from mountain slopes clad in misty cloud forests. This mix of pristine environments supports an enormous wealth of unique plants, as well as an extraordinary array of spectacular creatures.

COMPANY: Off The Fence, Blue Ant Media, National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: Andrew Moorwood, Valeria Fabbri-Kennedy, Colin Collis DIRECTOR: Andrew Moorwood, Valeria Fabbri-Kennedy, Colin Collis CINEMATOGRAPHER: Richard Kirby SOUND EDITORS: Nicholas Allen SOUND MIXERS: Phil Jenkins NARRATOR: Peter Venn

(431) 870-030

+44 117-909-756

office@terramater.at

samdawe@offthefence.com

http://www.terramater.at/productions/wild-canada/

http://www.offthefence.com/Production/Home

WILD FRANCE

EP 1: WILD FRANCE, PART 1, EP 3: WILD FRANCE, PART 3, EP 4: WILD FRANCE, PART 4

WILD FRANCE

NATURE

15-0477

15-0478

Limited Series - Long Form

Original Music Score

Paris

120

New York, NY

France

USA

March 2015

January 2015

52 minutes x 3

55 minutes

Fabulous and wonderfully filmed as never before, Wild France offers a magical insight into the natural history of this beautiful country, a place where landscape and nature have intertwined through the ages to create a world in which humans and wild animals exist alongside each other. Guided by migratory birds, Wild France tells the wonderful stories of this vital, living world. As we embark on this fascinating journey into the secret land of Wild France, we will discover the astounding destinies of little known animals and the men and women in contact with them.

For most, a trip to France includes fine food, local wines, beautiful cities and celebrated culture of all kinds. This is a trip of a different sort altogether, featuring the unexpected flora and fauna of the country, both great and small. Journeying from the Pyrenees to the Alps, all around the mainland and further on to Corsica, it is the story of the wild side of France. Breathtaking photography reveals wolves, wild boar and even bears living among France’s many mountains, valleys and forests.

COMPANY: Episode 1, 3 and 4 : Boreales, Episode 1 : Terra Matter Factual Studios, Episode 3 and 4 : AB Productions PRODUCER: Episode 1, 3 and 4 : Frederic Fougea DIRECTOR: Episode 1 : Directed by Frederic Fougea. Episode 3 : Directed by Frederic Fougea, Episode 4 : Directed by Frederic Fougea CINEMATOGRAPHER: Episode 1, 3 and 4 : Mathieu Giombini WRITER: Episode 1 : Jacques Malaterre and Frederic Fougea; co written by Marie-Noelle Himbert, Episode 3 and 4 : Frederic Fougea; co written by Guillaume Poyet NARRATOR: Episode 1, 3 and 4 : Nathan Willcocks OTHER: Episode 1 : In association with B Media Developpement and SARA M, Episode 3 and 4: In association with B Media 2013

COMPANY: Boreales-Terra Mater Factual Studios, BMedia Development, Sara M PRODUCER: Executive Producer for TMFS: Sabine Holzer, Series Producer for the BBC: Roger Webb, Producer for the BBC: Sally Thomson, Executive Producer for NATURE: Fred Kaufman, Series Producer for NATURE: Bill Murphy, Series Editor for NATURE: Janet Hess DIRECTOR: Frederic Fougea DESIGNER: Graphics: Burrell Durrant Hifle, Maps: Hello Charlie SOUND RECORDISTS: Jean-Luc Verdier, Thomas Guytard, Thomas Bouric, Fernand Deroussen SOUND EDITORS: Anne Gibourg, Sebastien Wera, Jerome Wiciak, Caroline Reynaud, Sound Effect: Christophe Bourreau SOUND MIXERS: Anne-Laure Francois, Re-Recording Mixer: Ed Campbell EFFECTS: Film Editor: Laurence Guzzo, Offline Editor: Stacey Douglass Moverley NARRATOR: Laila Robins OTHER: Composers: Lenny Williams, Chris Biondo

+00 336-081-673

(212) 560-8245

fredfougea@boreales.com

junj@thirteen.org

www.boreales.com

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WILD FRANCE, PART 3

WILD FRANCE

WILD FRANCE 15-0479

15-0480

Writing

Animal Behavior Writing Visualization

Paris

Paris

France

France

December 2013

March 2015

45 minutes

52 minutes

There exists on our planet a land blessed by nature. A country where the rich, fertile and well watered soil has given birth to an exceptional wildlife. This country is France, and you are about to see it as never before. From the high mountain ranges of the Pyrenees and the Alpes, passing through the Mercantour National Park and back up though the Vogses to finally end in the planes of Central France, we follow the incredible stories of animals and the men who interact with them.

The Atlantic winds blow on a country blessed by nature. A country where the rich, fertile soil has given birth to an exceptional wildlife. This country is France, and you are about to see it as never before. From the ancient Jura Mountains, through the fierce storms of Brittany and finally in the manicured gardens of the Chateau de Chenonceau, we follow the incredible stories of animals and the men who interact with them.

COMPANY: Boreales, Terra Matter Factual Studios PRODUCER: Frederic Fougea DIRECTOR: Frederic Fougea CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mathieu Giombini WRITER: Jacques Malaterre et Frederic Fougea; Co-writer: Marie-Noelle Himbert NARRATOR: Nathan Willcocks OTHER: In association with B Media Developpement and Sara M

COMPANY: Boreales, AB Productions PRODUCER: Frederic Fougea DIRECTOR: Frederic Fougea CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mathieu Giombini NARRATOR: Nathan Willcocks OTHER: In association with B Media 2013

+00 336-081-673

+00 336-081-673

fredfougea@boreales.com

fredfougea@gmail.com

www.boreales.com

www.boreales.com

WILD FRANCE, PART 4

WILD HAWAII

WILD FRANCE

15-0481

15-0482

Animal Behavior Writing Visualization

Wildlife Habitat

Paris

Los Angeles, CA

France

USA

March 2015

September 2013

52 minutes

88 minutes

The Atlantic winds blow on a country blessed by nature. A country where the rich, fertile soil has given birth to an exceptional wildlife. This country is France, and you are about to see it as never before. From the gentle and warm hills of Provence, through the arid and ancient mountains of the Maures and the Esterelles that overlook the Mediterennean sea, passing by the Arjuzanx reserve and finally in the high plateaus of the Basque country, we follow the incredible stories of animals and the men who interact with them.

The only U.S. state made up entirely of islands, Hawaii is a place of extremes, told by the two most basic elements: fire and water. Explore the fiery heart of Hawaii -- from volcanic eruptions spewing rivers of molten lava to spiders that smile, fish that climb and turtles that bury secrets in a landscape that defies expectations. Then we’ll head to the wet and wild Hawaii, with undersea rivers and creatures that only thrive and survive in this spot. See giant mantas fly through the sea, humpback whales fight to the death and tiger sharks amaze us with their savagery.

COMPANY: Boreales, AB Productions PRODUCER: Frederic Fougea DIRECTOR: Frederic Fougea CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mathieu Giombini NARRATOR: Nathan Willcocks OTHER: In association with B Media 2013

COMPANY: Pangolin Pictures for National Geographic Channels PRODUCER: EP’s: Ashley Hoppin, Jenny Apostol, Producers: Kevin Bachar, Andy Seestedt EDITOR: Andy Seestedt, Erika Sutter CINEMATOGRAPHER: DP’s: Kevin Bachar, Mark Gerasimenko, Erik Ippel, Mike May, Andy Seestedt, Scott Snider, Jeff Wayman, Alex Werjefelt, Paul Atkins, Tom Henry Ciletti, Anela Limpahan, Scott Snider, Christian Werjefelt WRITER: Kevin Bachar, Jonathan Grupper NARRATOR: JK Simmons

+00 336-081-673

(860) 324-3071

fredfougea@boreales.com

kristin@awardsinsider.com

www.boreales.com

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WILD HEART, EPISODE 2

WILD INSIDE THE NATIONAL ZOO: ZOOQ’S

BRAZIL - A NATURAL HISTORY

15-0070

15-0485

Sound Writing

Interactive

Vienna

New York, NY

Austria

USA

May 2014

May 2015

50 minutes

3 minutes

The grassland that covers the central region of Brazil is the country’s least known habitat, depending on dramatic summer thunderstorms and fire for its character. The maned wolf is a long-legged and strange predator - it spends half the year feeding on fruit while at other times it hunts insects and rodents. The giant anteater is the most charmingly ridiculous animal on Earth - it has no teeth but feeds on termites using a hugely long tongue. Termites build dramatic mounds that dot the landscape. They are fire and rain proof with concrete hard walls, but the giant anteater has the means to open them. However, the termites’ greatest enemies are bands of aggressive ants. The burrowing owl uses the termite mounds as a look out post - to hunt crickets and grasshoppers. They nest underground in burrows made by strange armadillos. Capuchin monkeys live on the cliffs that overlook the scrub and grassland. They are remarkably smart animals, collecting palm fruits and taking them to traditional spots where they smash them open using an anvil and hammer stone.

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios & Light & Shadow Production in co-production with National Geographic Channel PRODUCER: Paul Reddish WRITER: Paul Reddish, Christian Baumeister NARRATOR: Christian Rodska OTHER: Editors: Mark Fletcher, Stefan Reiss Composer: Erwin Kiennast

Each year, two million visitors flock to Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. More than a popular attraction, the zoo is an eminent research center dedicated to studying the 2,000 animals under its roof, many of which are endangered. In this web series, we spend a year behind the scenes with these fascinating, rare creatures and their caretakers. From preparing a baby panda for independence to building a strong lion pride, we’ll bring you a remarkable look into the complex relationships between animals and the humans who protect them.

COMPANY: Run Riot Films, PRODUCER: Katie Bauer DIRECTOR: Katie Bauer CINEMATOGRAPHER: Brian Canavan SOUND RECORDISTS: Chris Preston, Jeremy Zunk WRITER: Katie Bauer OTHER: Editor: Brian Canavan, Additional Camera: Dave Adams, Graphics: Erik Loften, Executive Producers: Gina Hutchinson, Linda Goldman, Chris Tuss, Josie Swantek, Associate Producer: Donielle Nardi, Production Assistant: Katie Bryden

(431) 870-030

(212) 708-1531

office@terramater.at

joseph.giraldi@smithsonianchannel.com

http://www.terramater.at/productions/brazil-a-natural-history/

http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/wild-inside-the-national-zoo/1003507

WILD ORCHID MAN - JOURNEY TO MACHU PICCHU

WILD SCHOOL

15-0486

15-0487

Hosted or Presenter-led Original Music Score

People and Nature Writing

Sarasota, FL

Bristol

USA

UK

March 2015

April 2015

58 minutes

80 minutes

World renowned orchid taxonomist and artist, Stig Dalström and awardwinning filmmaker and composer, Darryl Saffer have completed their fourth documentary together Wild Orchid Man - Journey To Machu Picchu. Flying over the Andes from Lima they land in Cusco. After exploring the city and the surrounding mountains, they head to the conservatory at Inkaterra and the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu. Inkaterra is a destination for ecotourism, with amazing diversity of birds, butterflies, bromeliads and, of course, orchids. Many orchid species in this area are yet unknown but an even bigger mystery surrounds Machu Picchu: why was it built and subsequently abandoned?

Informative, entertaining, funny and touching, Wild School features six engaging and adorable animal orphans being raised in sanctuaries around the world. Each episode peers into - and out of - their lives as they struggle with crucial life lessons, just like their relatives in the wild. Point-of-view camera angles and moments of first person commentary give us unexpected and often humorous insights into what might be going on in the heads of each of our animal protagonists as they make the transition from baby to youngster to adolescent, right up to the point of their graduation back to their natural habitats.

COMPANY: Studio Ray Productions PRODUCER: Sarasota Orchid Society, Mary Findling DIRECTOR: Darryl Saffer CINEMATOGRAPHER: Darryl Saffer SOUND EDITORS: Darryl Saffer NARRATOR: Stig Dalström

COMPANY: BBC Earth Productions, BBC Worldwide DIRECTOR: Steve Cole, Carolyn Clancy, Matt Clements CINEMATOGRAPHER: Simon Wagen, Graham MacFarlane, Duncan Fairs SOUND RECORDISTS: Ray Day, Geraint Lewis, Robin Shaw, Geraint Lewis, Gary Stadden, Philip Myers WRITER: Steve Cole NARRATOR: Kerry Shale OTHER: Executive Producer: Charlotte Jones, Series Producer: Steve Cole, Co-Director: Sam Hume

(941) 228-7288

+44 117-974-787

earthcare@aol.com

laura.down@bbc.com

www.wildorchidman.com

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WILD SRI LANKA

EP 1: ONE LAND OF LAKES, EP 2: FOREST OF CLOUDS, EP 3: COAST OF GIANTS

WILD VENICE

15-0488

15-0492

Limited Series - Long Form

Wildlife Habitat People and Nature Visualization

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

Austria

April 2015

December 2014

50 minutes x 3

52 minutes

Nowhere else on earth is the power of water to create, shape and sustain life as dazzlingly evident as on the island of Sri Lanka. Rising from the waves, it is a land where not one, but two monsoons mark time. A world where rains pour down, clouds swell, rivers flow and mists dance across the skies - where frosts dust the highlands and thousands of man-made lakes form a curious wonderland filled with a wildlife that is strange, beautiful and utterly unique. This 3-part series delves into the land of these spectacular creatures - from the largest mammal on earth, the blue whale, to the smallest, the Etruscan shrew.

Who would have thought Venice has its own beautiful reefs? The Tegnùe, located on the east end of the Lagoon, are home to an astonishing diversity of life, from sponges and sea anemones to scribbled pipefish and flashing squid. Like all the other amazing wildlife, the Tegnùe have been influenced, perhaps even created, by centuries of human geo-engineering. The Grand Canal itself is actually the mouth of the river Brenta, descending 200 kilometers from the Alps! The Lagoon is a hot-spot for exotic birds heading north in spring. Year after year, more than 60 species stop at the Lagoon, their first feeding ground after crossing the Mediterranean.

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios production in co-production with National Geographic Channel produced by Mike Birkhead Associates PRODUCER: Mike Birkhead DIRECTOR: Mike Birkhead, Joe Loncraine SOUND EDITORS: Janis Balodis NARRATOR: Paul McGann OTHER: Script: Beth Jones, Music: Nicholas Hooper, Editors: Nico Bee, Nigel Buck,

COMPANY: Epo-Film for ORF, ARTE, NDR, ORF-Enterprise in association BMBF PRODUCER: Dieter Pochlatko / Epo-Film DIRECTOR: Klaus T. Steindl

(431) 870-030

+00 431-878-781

office@terramater.at

ronja.scherzinger@orf.at

http://www.terramater.at/productions/wild-sri-lanka/

http://contentsales.orf.at/universum

WILD WATERS, EPISODE 2

WILD WEATHER WITH RICHARD HAMMOND

NILE - THE ULTIMATE RIVER

EP 1: WIND - THE INVISIBLE FORCE, EP 2: WATER - THE SHAPE SHIFTER, EP 3: TEMPERATURE - THE DRIVING FORCE

15-0120

15-0493

Wildlife Habitat

Limited Series - Long Form

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

Austria

March 2014

April 2015

50 minutes

50 minutes x 3

A few hundred kilometres after leaving Lake Victoria, the Nile plunges noisily over massive waterfalls and into the new territory of Murchison Falls National Park. Thousands of hippos enjoy the water. In the afternoons, elephant herds leave the savannah to drink and bathe. At the river banks, you can witness a curious partnership. Female crocodiles and tiny birds defend their eggs together against a thief, the Nile monitor. The Nile´s greatest wilderness is situated in the crisis-torn South Sudan, where the river turns into the Sudd, Africa´s largest swamp. This is the perfect habitat for a fantastic variety of bird species, among them the extremely rare shoebill. Giants, too, can make a living here. Some four hundred elephants live among the papyrus. With the help of a plucky helicopter pilot from Kenya, the film team succeeded in recording the great antelope migration of the South Sudan for the first time. With the onset of the rainy season, over a million Mongalla gazelles and white-eared kob leave the swamps for the savannah east of the Nile.

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios production in co-production with National Geographic Channel in association with France Télévisions, WDR, produced by Cosmos Factory Filmproduktion DIRECTOR: Harald Pokieser SOUND EDITORS: Birgit Obkircher WRITER: Harald Pokieser NARRATOR: Sean Pertwee OTHER: Editor: Jörg Achatz, Music: Andy Baum

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We all feel qualified to talk about the weather but despite it going on around us all the time, many of its secrets are hidden from view. Weather, even the everyday stuff, is full of extraordinary events. Yet despite scientists studying it for hundreds of years, we know far less about how it actually works than you might expect. The hidden mechanics at work are often amazing and sometimes downright magical. In this series, Richard Hammond gets right in amongst real weather - even if he sometimes has to resort to making it himself - to discover the unexplained, the unexpected and the just plain unlikely.

COMPANY: A Terra Mater Factual Studios/Oxford Scientific Films/Open University CoProduction (in association with Hamster’s Wheel and PAAN) PRODUCER: Graham Booth DIRECTOR: Graham Booth SOUND RECORDISTS: Sean Millar OTHER: Presenter: Richard Hammond, Photography: Brendan McGinty, Editors: Rama Bowley & Sam Rogers & Chris Hall & Stuart Davies, Music: Oliver Ledbury

(431) 870-030

(431) 870-030

office@terramater.at

office@terramater.at

http://www.terramater.at/productions/nile-the-ultimate-river/

http://www.terramater.at/productions/wild-weather-with-richard-hammond/

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WILDERNESS

WILDEST INDOCHINA

SOUTHWEST CHINA: CHINA’S SECRET GARDEN, CAMBODIA: THE WATER KINGDOM, VIETNAM: PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES

AERIAL AMERICA

15-0495

15-0496

Conservation

Limited Series - Long Form

Washington, DC

Bristol

USA

UK

September 2014

April 2014

46 minutes

52 minutes x 3

Some are vital sanctuaries for endangered species. Some can only be reached by plane. These are the untamed pockets of the United States protected by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Take a cross-country flight over icy landscapes in Alaska’s Denali, vast wetlands in Florida’s Everglades, and over 100 million acres of badlands, deserts, and mountains where nature rules. These untamed worlds tell the story of America’s ancient history, its westward expansion, and its grassroots conservation. Shot from a helicopter with a state-of-the-art Cineflex V-14 HD camera system, Aerial America: Wilderness offers a bird’s eye view of America’s most breathtaking natural landscapes.

From the rainforests, caves, and swamps of Malaysia to the rocky shorelines and grass plains of Thailand. From the monsoons, raging rivers and flooding lakes of Cambodia to the snow-capped mountains and tropical jungles of China. Indochina provides a uniquely complex challenge to wildlife hoping to find a home. But nature always finds a way, and the consequence has simply been some of the most diverse, radical, creative animal adaptations known to science. Join us in this region of diversity and splendor for the wildest ride of your life.

COMPANY: Smithsonian Networks & Tusker Television PRODUCER: Alicia Green, Executive Producers: Linda Goldman, Toby Beach, Senior Vice President of Production: Charles Poe, Executive Vice President of Programming and Production: David Royle WRITER: Alica Green NARRATOR: Jim Conrad OTHER: Editor: Penny Trams

COMPANY: Off The Fence, Blue Ant Media Productions, Discovery Communication Europe Ltd PRODUCER: Colin Collis, James Hemming DIRECTOR: Colin Coliis, James Hemming CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ralph Bower, Richard Kirby SOUND EDITORS: Nicholas Allan SOUND MIXERS: Phil Jenkins NARRATOR: Paul McGann OTHER: Executive Producer: Ellen Windemuth, Series Producer: Allison Bean, Offline Editors: Peter Barden, Dan Lincoln

(202) 261-1262

+44 117-909-756

charles.poe@smithsonianchannel.com

samdawe@offthefence.com

smithsonianchannel.com

offthefence.com

WILDEST MIDDLE EAST

EGYPT: SURVIVOR OF THE SANDS, JORDAN: NATURE’S FURNACE, ARABIA: LAND OF ILLUSIONS

WILDWAYS

15-0497

15-0498

Limited Series - Long Form

Short Program

Bristol

Schull

UK

Ireland

January 2015

January 2014

52 minutes x 3

10 minutes

From thick forests to remote deserts, along wild mountain ranges and into colorful seas - the Middle East has a spectacular, but virtually unfilmed, natural history. This is where East meets West, where forests meet deserts. This series visits vast and varied Turkey, Egypt, Turkmenistan and Jordan; from the howling deserts to the whispering forests. It’s a celebration of the Middle East’s secret, incredible locations and its mysterious wildlife. Nothing is as it seems, and the natural world is fighting a constant battle to survive in an ever changing world.

In the heart of Kinsale, where the noise of every day urban life is loud and continuous, there is an established heron colony. The breeding season begins in February and continues through June. The courtship, mating, preening, nest building and rearing of chicks takes place high in the sycamore trees above the relentless noise levels in the streets and harbor below. It is a serious and time consuming business for an adult heron. This is no easy task for a bird with long legs more suited to wading in shallow water than clambering in trees.

COMPANY: Off The Fence, Blue Ant Media, Animal Planet International PRODUCER: James Hemming, Colin Collis, Tom Hollings, Nadine Tayar, Bracken Hollings (AP) DIRECTOR: James Hemming, Colin Collis, Tom Hollings CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nathan Ridler, Richard Kirby, Ralph Bower SOUND EDITORS: Nicholas Allan, Owen Peters SOUND MIXERS: Phil Jenkins, Andrew Wilson AMPS, NARRATOR: Paul McGann OTHER: Exec Producer: Ellen Windemuth, Series Producer: Allison Bean

COMPANY: Sheena Jolley Photography PRODUCER: Sheena Jolley DIRECTOR: Sheena Jolley CINEMATOGRAPHER: Sheena Jolley SOUND RECORDISTS: Sheena Jolley SOUND EDITORS: Cormac O’Connor SOUND MIXERS: Cormac O’Connor WRITER: Aidan Stanley NARRATOR: Aidan Stanley

+44 117-909-756

+35 386-057-745

samdawe@offthefence.com

sheenajolley@gmail.com

offthefence.com

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WILDWAYS: CORRIDORS OF LIFE

WIND - THE INVISIBLE FORCE, EPISODE 1

NOVA

WILD WEATHER WITH RICHARD HAMMOND

15-0499

15-0494

Science and Nature Conservation

Science and Nature Hosted or Presenter-led

Snowmass, CO

Vienna

USA

Austria

May 2015

April 2015

52 minutes

50 minutes

Wildways: Corridors of Life ventures to some of the most storied landscapes on Earth to understand if the world’s parks and preserves can function as the last bastions of wild nature. Most of the world’s protected areas have become biological islands in a sea of human development - we are learning that is a serious problem. Wildways joins the Father of Conservation Biology, Michael Soule, and explores the consequences of habitat fragmentation. The film then focuses on a promising solution - Connectivity Conservation. In Africa and North America, Wildways explores how linking parks with safe corridors is critical to saving the world’s wildlife on an increasingly crowded planet.

All weather, even the everyday stuff, is riddled with mystery and wonder. In this series Richard Hammond reveals weather’s most unexpected, unexplained and unlikely secrets. In episode one Richard investigates how wind actually starts, visits the windiest place on the planet, walks into a man-made tornado and creates a 10-metre high whirlwind... made of fire!

COMPANY: First Light Films PRODUCER: Chelsea Congdon DIRECTOR: James Brundige CINEMATOGRAPHER: James Brundige, Michael Holding, William Campbell WRITER: James Brundige, Linda Harrar NARRATOR: Ted Marcoux OTHER: Executive Producer: Linda Harrar

COMPANY: Produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios and Oxford Scientific Films in coproduction with BBC in association with Hamster’s Wheel and PAAN PRODUCER: Graham Booth DIRECTOR: Graham Booth SOUND RECORDISTS: Sean Millar OTHER: Presented by: Richard Hammond, Music by: Oliver Ledbury

(970) 927-8411

(431) 870-030

jbrun@firstlightfilms.tv

office@terramater.at

http://www.codegreentv.com

http://www.terramater.at/productions/wild-weather-with-richard-hammond/

WINTER

WONDERS OF THE ARCTIC

WILD IBERIA

15-0484

15-0500

Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife Habitat Conservation People and Nature Science and Nature Conservation Hero

Madrid

125

Theatrical Immersive

Evanston, IL

Spain

USA

January 2015

March 2014

52 minutes

42 minutes

The Iberian peninsula is a very special place with a surprising biodiversity. Bridged between two continents, with a small geographic size but with enormous changes in every season of the year. We will see how animal behavior varies from the white to the red season in a great variety of ecosystems.

Wonders of the Arctic centers on our ongoing mission to explore and come to terms with the Arctic. The compelling stories of our many forays into this captivating place will be interwoven to create a unifying message about the state of the Arctic today. Underlying all these tales is the crucial role that ice plays in the northern environment and the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted to this land of ice and snow.

COMPANY: Amprods PRODUCER: Alvaro Mendoza DIRECTOR: Alvaro Mendoza DESIGNER: Javier Zulueta ART DIRECTOR: Macarena Torres CINEMATOGRAPHER: Pablo Valdivieso SOUND RECORDISTS: Macarena Torres SOUND EDITORS: Macarena Torres SOUND MIXERS: Jaime Fernandez EFFECTS: Juan Lusi Santos WRITER: Alvaro Mendoza NARRATOR: Stephen Hughes OTHER: Fernano Gomez

COMPANY: Science North, Giant Screen Films PRODUCER: Don Kempf, David Lickley DIRECTOR: David Lickley CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mark Poirier, Dylan Reade, Michael Male, Adam Ravetch WRITER: David Lickley NARRATOR: Victor Garber OTHER: Score: Amin Bhatia, Line Producer/Editor: James Lahti, Executive Producers: Guy Labine, Brenda Tremblay

(670) 236-730

(847) 475-9140

mendozas.alvaro@gmail.com

trooney@gsfilms.com

https://vimeo.com/120349499

www.wondersofthearctic.com/

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WONDERS OF THE MONSOON

EP 1: STRANGE CASTAWAYS, EP 2: PEOPLE OF THE MONSOON, EP 3: THE DROUGHT

XBOUNDARY

15-0501

15-0502

Limited Series - Long Form

Short Program

Bristol

Anchorage, AK

UK

USA

October 2014

February 2014

59 minutes

6 minutes

Wonders of the Monsoon reveals the amazing story of how life flourishes under the tumultuous monsoon weather system; which annually transforms a large part of our planet, from the Himalayas to Northern Australia. The series tells an ambitious story across two continents and eleven countries; but not just of incredible wildlife, it also embraced diverse human cultures and most especially, the rampaging Asian monsoon - in its incredible glory. In doing so, it seeks to capture two of the most difficult things on our planet to film: animal behavior and dramatic weather.

An open-pit mining boom is underway in Northern British Columbia, Canada. The massive size and location of the mines - at the headwaters of major salmon rivers that flow across the border into Alaska - has Alaskans concerned over pollution risks posed to their multi-billion dollar fishing and tourism industries. These concerns were heightened with the August 4, 2014 catastrophic Tailings Dam failure at nearby Mt. Polley Mine in British Columbia’s Fraser River watershed.

COMPANY: BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Worldwide, Discovery PRODUCER: Paul Bradshaw DIRECTOR: Kathryn Jeffs NARRATOR: Colin Salmon OTHER: Composer: Nitin Sawhney, Executive Producers: James Honeyborne, Chris Cole

COMPANY: Alaskanist Stories PRODUCER: Ryan Peterson DIRECTOR: Ryan Peterson CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ryan Peterson

+44 117-974-211

(907) 230-1513

chiara.minchin@bbc.co.uk

ehpurdy@gmail.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026glh9

YELLOWSTONE

126

YOSEMITE 15-0503

15-0504

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat

Animal Behavior Wildlife Habitat

Hamburg

Hamburg

Germany

Germany

May 2015

May 2015

55 minutes

53 minutes

Few places are as special and unique as Yellowstone National Park – America’s first National Park. A wilderness jewel of vast forests and wide-open valleys, home to large bison herds, wolf packs and grizzly bears. It sits atop one of the world’s largest active super volcanoes, giving rise to such iconic geothermal features as Old Faithful Geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring. As part of the landmark wildlife series America’s National Parks, Yellowstone was filmed over three years by award-winning filmmakers Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenberg. Using the latest in cinematographic techniques, this film showcases Yellowstone’s extraordinary wildlife and spectacular landscapes like never before!

Yosemite National Park is a place of superlatives. Where else can you find sheer granite cliffs 900 meters high and giant sequoias well over 1000 years old? Beneath these towering heights live animals that make Yosemite their home: from bobcats, to black bears, to coyotes and golden eagles. Follow Yosemite’s inhabitants throughout the seasons, in a unique portrait of this legendary park.

COMPANY: Gulo Film Productions, Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm, NDR, NDR/ARTE, ORF and National Geographic PRODUCER: Britta Kiesewetter, Tom Synnatzschke, Executive Producer National Geographic: Allan Butler DIRECTOR: Oliver Goetzl EDITOR: Oliver Goetzl CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ivo Nörenberg SOUND MIXERS: Sven Michael Bluhm, Anton Hering MUSIC: Oliver Heuss, Jörg Magnus Pfeil & Siggi Mueller WRITER: Oliver Goetzl NARRATOR: Colin Solman

COMPANY: Gulo Film Productions, Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm, NDR, NDR/ARTE, ORF and National Geographic PRODUCER: Britta Kiesewetter, Tom Synnatzschke, Executive Producer NatGeo: Allan Butler DIRECTOR: Oliver Goetzl EDITOR: Maria Hemmleb, Oliver Goetzl CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jan Henriksson, Joosep Matjus SOUND MIXERS: Sven-Michael Bluhm, Anton Hering MUSIC: Oliver Heuss, Jörg Magnus Pfeil & Siggi Mueller WRITER: Oliver Goetzl NARRATOR: Colin Solman

Oliver@gulofilm.com

+49 408-708-256

Gulo Film Productions

oliver@gulofilm.com

www.gulofilm.de

www.gulofilm.de

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YOUR INNER FISH

EP 1: YOUR INNER FISH, EP 2: YOUR INNER REPTILE, EP 3: YOUR INNER MONKEY

YOUR INNER FISH, EPISODE 1

YOUR INNER FISH

15-0505

15-0506

Limited Series - Long Form

Science and Nature People and Nature Hosted or Presenter-led Original Music Score Writing

Chevy Chase, MD

FINALIST

Chevy Chase, MD

USA

USA

March 2014

March 2014

54 minutes x 3

FINALIST

How did the human body become the complicated, quirky and amazing machine it is today? This cutting-edge scientific adventure reveals a startling truth: hidden within the human body is the story of life on Earth, and the legacy of our animal ancestors that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. Based on the best-selling book by Neil Shubin, the series travels from Africa to the Arctic Circle to uncover deep history of the human body -- and how a colorful cast of ancient characters made us who we are today.

How did the human body become the complicated, quirky and amazing machine it is today? This cutting-edge scientific adventure reveals a startling truth: hidden within the human body is the story of life on Earth, and the legacy of our animal ancestors that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. Based on the best-selling book by Neil Shubin, the series travels from Africa to the Arctic Circle to uncover deep history of the human body — and how a colorful cast of ancient characters made us who we are today.

COMPANY: Tangled Bank Studios, Windfall Films, PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Michael Rosenfeld, Senior Producer: Anne Tarrant, Series Producer: David Dugan, Senior Producer: David Elisco, Producers: Alex Tate, Ep 2, Tom Cook, Ep 3 DIRECTOR: David Dugan, Ep 1, Alex Tate, Ep 2, Tom Cook, Ep 3 DESIGNER: Production Designer: Jamie Andrews, Sound Designer: Blair Jollands CINEMATOGRAPHER: John Benam, Ep 3, Mike Coles, Ep 1, Dave Drum, Eps 1 & 3, Stuart Dunn, Eps 1-3, Piers Leigh, Eps 1-3, Stephen McCarthy, Eps 1-3, George Woodcock, Ep 1 SOUND RECORDISTS: Jonathan Andrews, Ep 3, Mario Gardenas, Eps 1 & 2, Mark Mandler, Eps 1 & 2, Dug Mara, Ep 1, John Mathie, Eps 1-3, Gustavo Moller, Ep 3, Spence Palermo, Eps 2 & 3, Zac Piper, Ep 1, Rich Pooler, Eps 1-3, David Strayer, Ep 3, David Wendlinger, Ep 3, Conley van der Westhuizen, Ep 2, Brian Whitlock, Ep 1 NARRATOR: Neil Shubin OTHER: Editors: Paul Shepard, Ep 1, Garry Crystal, Ep 2, Sabrina Burnard, Ep 3, Max de Wardener, Music & Visual Effects & Animation: Jellyfish Pictures

COMPANY: Tangled Bank Studios, Windfall Films PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Michael Rosenfeld, Series Producer: David Dugan, , Senior Producer: David Elisco, Senior Producer: Anne Tarrant DIRECTOR: David Dugan DESIGNER: Production Designer: Jamie Andrews, Sound Designer: Blair Jollands CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mike Coles, Davd Drum, Stuart Dunn, Stephen McCarthy, George Woodcock SOUND RECORDISTS: Mario Gardenas, Mark Mandler, Dug Mara, John Mathie, Zac Piper, Rich Pooler, Brian Whitlock WRITER: David Dugan NARRATOR: Neil Shubin OTHER: Editor: Paul Shepard, Music: Max de Wardener, Visual Effects & Animation: Jellyfish Pictures

(301) 215-8900

(301) 215-8900

films@tangledbankstudios.org

films@tangledbankstudios.org

pbs.org/your-inner-fish

www.pbs.org/your-inner-fish

YOUR INNER REPTILE, EPISODE 2

ZOOMOO APP

YOUR INNER FISH

15-0507

15-0508

Visualization Editing

Interactive

Chevy Chase, MD

Dunedin, Otago

USA

New Zealand

March 2014

April 2014

54 minutes

127

54 minutes

FINALIST

minutes

How did the human body become the complicated, quirky and amazing machine it is today? This cutting-edge scientific adventure reveals a startling truth: hidden within the human body is the story of life on Earth, and the legacy of our animal ancestors that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. Based on the best-selling book by Neil Shubin. Episode Two: key events in our evolutionary saga began about 250 million years ago when ferocious, reptile-like animals that roamed the Earth started the process of evolving into shrew-like mammals. Our reptilian ancestors left their mark on many parts of the human body, including our skin, teeth and ears.

Look after 150 animals on secluded ZooMoo Island! Enjoy caring for your animals, watch real life videos, learn animal names and sounds, feed, wash and create friends for your animals... and remember to take some photos! Collect new animals and features by playing the app and sync your tablet to ZooMoo Channel with our ZooSync technology and collect even more animals & content straight from the television network. ZooMoo explores the animal world in ways that are entertaining, interactive and enriching, encouraging a love for animals from a young age.

COMPANY: Tangled Bank Studios, Windfall Films PRODUCER: Executive Producer: Michael Rosenfeld, Series Producer: David Dugan, , Senior Producer: David Elisco, Senior Producer: Anne Tarrant DIRECTOR: Alex Tate DESIGNER: Production Designer: Jamie Andrews, Sound Designer: Blair Jollands CINEMATOGRAPHER: Stuard Dunn, Piers Leigh, Stephen MccCarthy SOUND RECORDISTS: Mario Gardenas, John Mathie, Spence Palermo, Rich Pooler, Conley van der Westhuizen NARRATOR: Neil Shubin OTHER: Editor: Garry Crystal, Online Editor: Tamer Osman, Online Editor: Stef Henley, Music: Max de Wardener, Visual Effects: Jellyfish Pictures

COMPANY: ZooMoo, NHNZ DIRECTOR: George Sealy, David Haslingden DESIGNER: Bridie-Rose O’Leary, Kevin Weatherall

(301) 215-8900

(643) 479-9799

films@tangledbankstudios.org

info@zoomoo.tv

www.pbs.org/your-inner-fish

http://asia.zoomoo.tv/app/

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