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RECENT PRODUCTIONS

Thursday
Feb222018

The Farthest

1 x Feature Doc & 1 x 1 hour for IFB, Tangled Bank Studios, BBC, ZDF/Arte, RTÉ, SVT, Creative Europe - MEDIA

Winner George Morrison Award for Best Feature Documentary Irish Film & TV Awards 2018

 

The story of Voyager is an epic of human achievement, personal drama and almost miraculous success. Launched 16 days apart in Autumn 1977, the twin Voyager space probes have defied all the odds, survived countless near misses and 38 years later continue to beam revolutionary information across unimaginable distances. With less computing power than a modern hearing aid, they have unlocked countless secrets of our Solar System on a journey that stands alongside the achievements of Magellan, Columbus, Gagarin and Armstrong. This documentary celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped. Launched from a fractious planet, these pioneers sail on serenely in the darkness – an enduring testament to the ingenuity of humankind and the untapped limits of the human imagination.

Tuesday
Jul172012

Wild Ireland - The Edge of the World / Éire Fhiáin

 

2x1 hour series for BBC, TG4, PBS, ORF, NDR, France TV, Creative Europe - MEDIA

A unique personal journey along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world featuring the wildlife and wild places that make it so special. Emmy award-winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson takes viewers on an authored odyssey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast. (Eoin Warner presents in the Irish language version ÉIRE FHIÁIN)

 

As never captured before, this series features Ireland’s west coast and wildlife wonders – from the Skellig Rocks - stormbound ocean pinnacles settled by early Christian monks 1500 years ago to breaching Humpback whales newly arrived off the island’s southern shores, to Golden Eagles fighting the gales of the northern highlands, to the majestic Salmon returning from the Arctic to face upriver into some of the purest freshwaters in Europe; to the clash of Ireland’s last surviving Red Deer stags echoing through the island’s highest mountains.

Tuesday
Jul172012

Here Was Cuba / Three Men go to War / Nuclear Nightmare

1 x 1 hour & 1 x Feature for IFB, PBS & More 4

"Nuclear catastrophe was hanging by a thread...and we weren't counting days or hours, but minutes." 

Soviet Army Chief of Operations, Anatoly Gribkov

On October 22nd, 1962, President John F. Kennedy informed the world that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases on the Island of Cuba, 90 miles off the shores of Florida.

The events of the next 13 days brought the world closer to nuclear disaster than it had ever been before or since. This is the story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how the earth teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust and the fate of the planet lay in the hands of three iconic characters – Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro and John F Kennedy.

 

Tuesday
Jul172012

Ireland's Wild Cities

 

4x1 hour series for BAI & RTÉ

Filmed in four of Ireland's great cities, this series will follow the lives and adventures of a very different cast of city slickers - the wild animals that have moved in from the country and are making these cities their own.

 

From the mesmerising aerobatics of Starlings over a Belfast bridge to the urban Foxes enjoying the delights of Montenotte to the Salmon gliding past Galway's midnight revelers, Ireland's Wild Cities will go behind the scenes, to the highest rooftops, underground and underwater to reveal an extraordinary world of wildlife activity that goes largely unseen in Ireland's great cities.

Tuesday
Jul172012

The Secret Life of the Shannon / On a River in Ireland / Ireland's Wild River

2x1 hour & 1x1 hour for PBS, BBC, BAI, RTÉ, NPWS, ESB, Waterways Ireland, The Heritage Council

Winner of Best of Festival at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and Wildscreen Film Festival – the world's leading natural history film competitions. 

 

The Shannon is Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and the longest river in these islands. For 340 kms the river carves its way south through the heart of the country almost splitting Ireland in two. It is both a barrier and highway – a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes; where on little known backwaters, Ireland’s wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else.

For a year, wildlife cameraman and presenter Colin Stafford Johnson lives on the river - camping on its banks, living on a barge, exploring its tributaries in a traditional canoe - on a quest to reveal the natural history and wonderful wildlife of the greatest river in these islands.