UKTV’s Eden channel is to co-produce The Great Penguin Rescue with NHU Africa.
The six-part series follows wildlife presenter and conservation enthusiast Michaela Strachan on her mission to help save the only endemic penguin species in South Africa. The UK premiere is due to be shown on natural history channel Eden this November.
During the 10 years that Strachan has lived in her adopted home of Cape Town, South Africa, the peninsula’s penguins have been a preoccupation. She joins forces with the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal (SANCCOB), which rescues late born penguin young every year. The series documents Strachan as she looks after over 750 demanding chicks.
The deal was negotiated by UKTV’s acquisitions and co-productions manager Emma Sparks and NHU Africa’s commissioning editor Vyv Simson and ordered by Eden’s general manager Adrian Wills.
Adrian Wills said: “For The Great Penguin Rescue Michaela Strachan for once is not the presenter, but a volunteer with the camera focusing on her hard work and following her as she cleans and feeds penguin chicks abandoned by their parents. It’s obvious she is passionate about saving these enchanting birds.”
The Great Penguin Rescue is a NHU Africa production, produced and directed by Alice Clarke and with Vyv Simson as executive producer on the series. televisual.com
From Wildlife Film News http://www.wildlife-film.com/Wfn/wfn170.htm
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Beyond Borders Film School previous student 3D short wildlife documentary :
A Life Within Reach 3D
Freedom, a word of many meanings, of many values. A cage. Your life is predetermined and not your own. Escape? A ray of hope? A chance at a new life? In the African south there is a place where monkeys meet, where nationality has no value, where harmony is possible. A rush of wind and a glimpse of a shape. A lone Gibbon flows through trees like water down a stream. He has many friends, but somehow he is still alone.
Feedback from previous student at Beyond Borders Film School :
“A brilliant course for people interested in the industry. The people are very friendly and the accommodation is fantastic. Your made to feel at home right away which was very surprising! The location is beautiful and wildlife is on your doorstep. The course is split into different sections each one with a professional within the industry, this makes it easier to work along each section and keeps everything interesting. This is by no means a course were you are stuck inside, be prepared to go on adventures! The course requires a lot of work and commitment. But if your willing to put in work, you can produce something to be proud of. Beyond Borders Film School has given me the start I need for my career and I couldn’t be more grateful. I achieved what I wanted to and made memories I will never forget. Thank you Beyond Borders!I would happily recommend this course to anyone.”
James Chinery - August 2013
It has been a while since we blogged…Sorry about that but we were busy running our August 30 day wildlife filmmaking course. Here are some pictures from the course to give you an idea of what was cutting…
Two short documentaries were produced and we will upload them ASAP as well. They are worth watching!
We are also proud to announce our joint venture with Ingwe Forest Adventures : www.ingwe.co.za. We will from now on run our courses on their property which is a 200 hectare farm in the heart of the Tsitsikamma forest. A paradise for wildlife and nature in general!
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This is Beyond Borders Productions current project. Please check the link below and please show your support if you are interested in the cause. And of course shout about it,”Like” and “Share” “Share”“Share”“Share”“Share” it as much as possible! This upcoming documentary definitely deserves some attention! And we need some HELP!
Our latest catch with our camera trap down our river bed…Genets, Cape Clawless Otters and Water Mangoose!! This is exceptional and we are so proud! We left the camera during an entire week and these shots simply show how busy how river bed is!
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