Alastair Fothergill

If I Ruled The World. Interview with Alastair Fothergill

 Silverback Film's Executive Producer Alastair Fothergill was recently interviewed by The Readers Digest.  Caroline Hutton asked him what would happen if he ruled the world?

I’d stop global warming

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Interview with Steven Price. Composer of The Hunt

 Silverback's latest series was Oscar-winning composer Steven Price’s first factual commission. But did the natural world prove as inspiring as the space scenes for Gravity and the drama of Suicide Squad? Here he tells of the excitment and thrill of working on the series with the Silverback Films team.

Steven will be interviewed about his work at this years Wildscreen Awards in Bristol.

The opportunity to compose the music for a landmark BBC natural history series was a dream come true for me.

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The Hunt, episode 2, review: 'a natural history spectacular'

David Attenborough's latest landmark nature series doesn't just look amazing it manages to be poignant and thought-provoking too, says Ed Power in the Telegraph.

 It goes on to say that Episode two of The Hunt (BBC One) produced by Jonnie Hughes of Silverback Films  made television history by capturing on camera for the first time a polar bear sneaking under the ice trying to ambush its prey. 

But the ground-breaking sequence ( shot by Rolf Steinmann)   was perhaps more comic than the filmmakers had hoped for, with the unfor

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The Hunt is On ... Interview with Executive Producer Alastair Fothergill

In the past, if you sent a crew out to film a predation sequence, the first thing that the Executive Producer would ask the director is, ‘Did you get the kill?’

 

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Disneynature's Monkey Business

I admit that I accepted the invitation to the UK private screening of Disneynatures  ‘Monkey Kingdom’ with some trepidation.

Macaques are not my favourite animals, having spent many unhappy hours on location, warding them off camera kit and bearing witness to their unappealingly enthusiastic bonking.  But as the lights went down and the curtains went up I was propelled back to a time when I saw monkeys as cute, funny and so much like us !

“The acid test for any film-maker is to sit in a theatre with a paying audience and see how they react." says Director, Mark Linfield.

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