Parthenon Entertainment has landed its first commission from Austrian pubcaster ORF, with an order for one-hour HD special Limits of Light (pictured).
The documentary, co-produced with AV-Dokumenta in Vienna, will explore the world of color, both seen and unseen, to show how our color vision works and how it compares to other animals.
It promises to demonstrate “how man has been able to discover and harness the power of electromagnetic radiation to enable us to transmit and receive radio waves used for a variety of devices, and see the invisible, with X-rays,” and was commissioned by Andrew Solomon, head of Universum, ORF’s natural history and science unit
“This illuminating documentary bears all the hallmarks of quality factual programming that ORF is renowned for,” said Solomon. “We have a long established relationship with Parthenon as a distributor of content and its producer credits are highly praised in the factual genre.”
Danny Tipping, director of production at Parthenon Entertainment, added: “We hope this is the start of a new era of factual production for Parthenon in conjunction with some of the industry’s leading international broadcasters.”
In related news, Parthenon has also boosted its Bristol production office by hiring filmmakers Victoria Coules and Steve Nicholls, formerly at Burning Gold Productions, to serves as development executive for science and nature, and executive producer, respectively.
The company has also promoted Alison Bradburn to head of production for the Bristol office.