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MIPCOM Picks 2010: Extremophiles

You might think that you've lived in some dumps in your time, but odds are you have nothing on these critters.
September 29, 2010


You might think that you’ve lived in some dumps in your time, but odds are you have nothing on these critters. ‘Extremophiles’ are, essentially, living creatures that have adapted to hazardous – and in some cases, outright deadly – living conditions. This series mixes scintillating science with state-of-the-art optical and electronic photography (patented by Mona Lisa Productions) to document the lives of micro-organisms that thrive in incredibly inhospitable environments, be they the icebergs of Antarctica or the boiling hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. Extremophiles provides fascinating food for thought with its glimpses into the microscopic world.
Partners: Mona Lisa Productions, ARTE; distributed through Zodiak Entertainment
Wrapping: June 2011
Volume/length: 4 X 52-minutes
Rights available: World excluding France and Germany

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.

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