Channel 4 orders taxidermy doc “Get Stuffed!”

The UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned an hour-long documentary (pictured) from Mentorn Media that will delve into the rising popularity of taxidermy.
May 8, 2014

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has ordered a documentary about the increasing popularity of taxidermy from Mentorn Media.

Directed by Matt Rudge, the hour-long Get Stuffed! (working title, pictured above) will profile taxidermy practitioners, collectors and businesses. Taxidermy is the art of stuffing and mounting animal skins for display.

“Taxidermy as a pastime is having something of a renaissance around the world at the moment,” explained C4 commissioning editor Emma Cooper in a statement, adding that the project “will cast an eye on the characters behind the craft work and the ways in which some people are making a living from the dead.”

The characters profiled in the doc will range from professionals to amateurs, and include an artist who stuffed a dead cat and turned it into a helicopter, and hobbyists attempting to preserve a dead mouse.

Last week, Britain’s Channel 5 ordered the six-part, user-generated content series Angry Britain from Mentorn Media.

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