Global Content Hub by Zee announced at MIPCOM 2017, its first foray into the blue-chip feature Documentary Special “LIFE OF EARTH FROM SPACE” produced by “Talesmith” in association with the “Smithsonian Channel”, covering the formation of our planet Earth and development of life on it.
This spectacular two-hour 4K/UHD feature documentary delves into the planet's extraordinary 4.5 billion-year old history as never seen before, from the unique vantage point of space. This is a world-first collaboration between ZEE, Talesmith and the Smithsonian Channel.
Harnessing Talesmith's expertise in producing visually stunning and captivating storytelling, this ambitious film merges the latest scientific discoveries with human relevance, 4k cinematography, and world-class CGI. Three main themes are explored: the origins and evolution of Earth; the life it harbours; and the 'Anthropocene' (the modern age). The incredible journey is full of surprise and wonder - from the moon's influence imprinted within our DNA to the dust storms that shape weather, and of course the surprising ways humanity has influenced the planet in the last few million years.
The past is brought to life through the combination of incredible footage and cutting-edge CGI, ranging from thermal imaging of the first humans crossing the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, to views from the International Space Station, which have been transformed to show Earth as it would have been seen thousands of years ago during the Ice Age.
Sunita Uchil, Chief Business Officer, Global Syndication, International Ad Sales & Production, says “ZEE is proud to be part of this brilliant project, showcasing the history of Earth from the very beginning to present day. This unique view of the Earth is one that needs to be seen -- to understand where our planet is going, we need to fully understand the past”.
Martin Williams, Executive Producer, Talesmith adds: “We're thrilled to be at the heart of a brand-new partnership with two giants of broadcasting. Innovative science communication and compelling story telling are in Smithsonian's DNA. They set the international benchmark for quality factual programming and with Zee's global pedigree and unbridled ambition; we'll be able produce a film of the highest possible quality. And what bigger factual story to tell than that of the Life of Earth itself? Exciting times!"
David Royle, Executive Vice President of Programming and Production, Smithsonian Channel, adds: “What could possibly be more epic than the story of our world from the Big Bang to the formation of our planet? This is an enormously ambitious co-production that combines talents from three continents. Talesmith creates extraordinarily imaginative television and we are delighted to be teaming with Zee Entertainment.”
Life of Earth from Space is produced by Ruth Roberts and directed by Luke Wiles. Martin Williams serves as Executive Producer.
Report By: Sharmeen Dsouza
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