Earth Touch lands coproduction deal with Nat Geo Wild

Earth Touch USA has entered into a four-film copro and pre-sale deal with Nat Geo Wild, which will include the wildlife/natural history docs Coelacanth - The Great Survivor and A Dog's Life (pictured).
November 21, 2011

Earth Touch USA has entered into a four-film copro and pre-sale deal with Nat Geo Wild, which includes the wildlife/natural history docs Coelacanth  – The Great Survivor and A Dog’s Life (pictured).

Nat Geo Wild will coproduce two docs that will originate from Earth Touch’s production base in Durban, South Africa. Coelacanth – The Great Survivor marks the first time the ancient fish species has been caputred in full HD. The film will feature the newly discovered coelacanth colony off Tanzania, and include the history of the fish.

Croc Labyrinth, meanwhile, follows a team of divers on a mission to explore the crocodile-infested papyrus caves of Okavango.

The net has also pre-bought Leopards of Dead Tree Island, which follows a young mother and her cubs over the course of the seasons; and A Dog’s Life, a doc from wildlife filmmaker Kim Wolhuter filmed over four years and highlighting the plight of South Africa’s wild dogs.

“This is our first deal with Nat Geo Wild and it’s good to have this opportunity to work creatively with them on these films,” said Chris Fletcher, director of programming and sales at Earth Touch. “This is a particularly strong line-up which I’m sure will perform extremely well on their worldwide channels.”

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.