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MIPCOM Picks 2011: Wild Coasts

In Wild Coasts, photographer and conservationist Craig Potton travels across New Zealand's gorgeous, unpredictable coastline, taking viewers to awe-inspiring expanses and isolated nooks and crannies.
September 26, 2011

WILD COASTS

Partners: South Pictures International, distributed by All3Media

Length: 5 x 60 minutes

Premiered: August 2011 (New Zealand)

Rights: World rights except New Zealand

It’s common television wisdom that talent can sell a show and its subject matter, and for presenter-led programming, it’s essential to have someone in front of the camera who oozes not only charisma, but credibility. This five-part natural history series has such a presenter in Craig Potton (pictured), a celebrated landscape photographer and conservationist. In Wild Coasts, Potton (previously seen in Rivers with Craig Potton) travels across New Zealand’s gorgeous, unpredictable coastline, taking viewers to awe-inspiring expanses and isolated nooks and crannies, and never failing to show his own sense of wonder over his surroundings.

Impressive aerial and underwater photography, coupled with guests who range from scientists to “boaties” and Potton’s taste for the subject matter add up to a winner.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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