News

Producer Profile: Survivorman Productions (Canada)

Survivorman Productions
April 1, 2007

Survivorman Productions

Huntsville

www.lesstroudonline.com

If you check Les Stroud’s credits – he’s the mind behind Survivorman Productions – a common theme becomes apparent: man, stripped of modernities, facing nature. In the company’s hit Survivorman, for example, Stroud is abandoned in a remote location (the rainforest of Costa Rica, on an Arctic ice floe, in the high Sonora desert, etc.) and tasked with staying alive for a week with no supplies. Or, as the prodco notes: ‘No food, no shelter, no fresh water, no tools… No camera crew. One man, alone in the wild for seven days, with only his wits and stamina to sustain him.’

The theme resonates with readers. As one noted, it’s ‘man versus the environment, out there on his own with only whatever he crashed with, trying to survive on his wits and belongings. It always grabs me.’

Recent titles: Survivorman, Stroud…Off the Grid

Employees: 10, plus freelance

Hours this year: 7-plus

Upcoming includes: Survivorman: Ends Of The Earth, Survivorman: Urban Disasters, Survivorkids

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

Menu

Search