Alastair Fothergill

The Hunt stays on a high !

25 November 2015

It hardly needs reporting as everyone seems to be talking about the new BBC One's series ;The Hunt!  Even those Gogglebox viewers on ITV !  And the ratings are reflecting the series' popularity and success for production company Silverback Films.

This, coupled with the successes on Channel 5 with Tigress Productions Loch Lomond series, is brilliant news for the wildlife film industry as a whole !

The British audiences love natural history, and the numbers are there to prove it!  Here are the rating headlines for The Hunt so far :

 

 

  • For Episode 1   The Consolidated audience was 11m

Netflix turns to natural history - how it happened

23 April 2015

 

The producer of Netflix’s first major natural history series has lifted the lid on how his company secured a slice of the subscription VoD service’s £2.15bn content budget.

Silverback Films, run by former BBC Natural History Unit producers Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, was last week commissioned by Netflix to make eight-part series Our Planet, which will aim to give audiences access to neverbefore- seen parts of the planet.

The indie was introduced to Netflix by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) after the conservation charity discovered that the US online giant was hunting for specialist factual programming.

Source  Broadcast 23 April, 2015 | By Matthew Campelli

 

The WWF has granted Silverback access to its 200-plus conservation sites around the world for the show.

Message from Alastair Fothergill on Sammy Munene

22 February 2015

As I return from Kenya,I wanted to send you a picture of Sammy in fine health and working again for us at Silverback for first time as a spotter and driver. Sammy wanted to send everyone his love and thanks for all you did for him. He has one small operation to go but basically he is back in full health and back to his own self.

Alastair Fothergill 

In December 2012 'Natural History Talks Ltd' hosted 'An Audience with David Attenborough'  in aid of local

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