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CBC to debut “Secret Life of Owls”

CBC’s ‘The Nature of Things’ has picked up Make Believe Media’s, The Secret Life of Owls. The documentary looks at the lives of great horned owls. In rural Wisconsin, an owl named ...
January 5, 2017

CBC’s ‘The Nature of Things’ has picked up Make Believe Media’s, The Secret Life of Owls.

The documentary looks at the lives of great horned owls. In rural Wisconsin, an owl named Robbie lives under the care of Neil Retting and his wife Laura Johnson. In Minnesota, owl expert Karla Bloem works to decode her rescue owl’s communication. North of the American border, in the Canadian Prairies, Dr. Martin Gerard, and fellow owl enthusiasts take part in an owl banding expedition to track the size and brood of owl families. At a top raptor rehab facility, Rob Hope and his associates take in two orphaned owlets. And in Southern Alberta, the audience is treated to watching a trio of owlets grow up over the seasons.

Emmy award-winning Jeff Morales directs the 45-minute feature. Morales, a wildlife filmmaker for more than 20 years, credentials also include For the Love of Elephants and Fire Ants: Texas Border Massacre.

The Secret Lives of Owls is produced by Make Believe Productions in association with the CBC. The Rogers Documentary Fund and the Canadian Media Fund also participated.

Make Believe Media is a Vancouver-based creative production company founded in 1999 by executive producer Lynn Booth. Since its inception, it has produced television documentaries for the global market. Their productions include How to be a Wildlife Elephant and Music is the Medicine.

The Secret Life of Owls debuts on CBC’s ‘The Nature of Things’ on Jan.12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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