Producer Profile: Survivorman Productions (Canada)

Survivorman Productions
April 1, 2007

Survivorman Productions


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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.