Michael Rosenberg obituary :by Stephen Moss. The Guardian

Michael Rosenberg Wildlife film-maker whose series such as Fragile Earth educated audiences about conservation died last month at the age of 72. NHN member Stephen Moss  was invited to write his Obituary in the Guardian. Here he tells the life story of the veteran filmmaker 

 

 

Throughout the golden age of wildlife film-making, during the last quarter of the 20th century, a handful of visionary pioneers created the memorable TV natu

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The sun goes down on the house of Rosenberg

I walked around quietly, maybe shocked when I heard from Mark  Fletcher and Jennie that Mike had died the night before. I was sad, and a little frustrated because I had just laughed with Alan Root about Mike and thought to contact him this week. 

I heard Mike say once that he did not want to have the following words on his grave: “Here lies a man who aimed low...and missed.” Michael didn’t aim low.

 

 

He was, like all of us, different things to different people so it’s interesting to read versions of Michael from old friends at Partridge Films, that 1980’s

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Our Life and Times with Michael Rosenberg - Part 2 - By Alan Miller, Phil Agland & Howard Hall

In this second NHN article about Michael Rosenberg and Partridge Films, his old friend and flatmate, Editor Alan Miller, tells some affectionate stories of Michael's sense of fun, his rebelious spirit, and his utlimate generosity. 

 

 

 

 

And wildlife film icons, Phil Agland and Howard Hall, who both began their careers with Michael, add their personal musings

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The Life and Times of Michael Rosenberg - Part 1 -The early years- By Dave Dickie

With the sad news of his passing this week, NHN wanted to pay tribute to the man behind Partridge Films.

And so, this is the time and the place to remember and acknowledge that behind many of the great names in our business today, and some of the greatest independent films ever made, was a fragile brilliant man called Michael Rosenberg.  

Here his old friend and colleague Dave Dickie shares some fond memories of the very beginnings of Partridge Films

 "one of his great strengths was that he recognised talent in others and was willing to take the risk to help them get their stories made "

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