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Offspring readies “Big Beasts: Last of The Giants” for Sky

European satcaster Sky has commissioned Bristol-based indie Offspring Films for a factual series that looks at some of Earth’s biggest creatures. The three-part series, Big Beasts: Last of The Giants, features biologist ...
May 23, 2018

European satcaster Sky has commissioned Bristol-based indie Offspring Films for a factual series that looks at some of Earth’s biggest creatures.

The three-part series, Big Beasts: Last of The Giants, features biologist Patrick Aryee in his fourth Offspring-produced project for Sky, as he explores the issues facing animals in our rapidly changing world. The biologist encounters gentle giants such as whale sharks, orangutans, giant pandas and giraffes. Aryee also comes across an anaconda in the murky Amazon, a venomous Komodo dragon, and a sperm whale that he free dives alongside.

The series also takes a look at prehistoric megafauna that once roamed the planet, brought to life using antiquarian book-inspired CGI illustrated plates, created by Bristol’s Moonraker VFX.

Shot across five continents, Big Beasts weaves blue chip footage from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia, with animated graphics to examine why size matters to individual animals, species and to the planet’s biodiversity.

Big Beasts: Land of The Giants is produced by Sam Hodgson and is slated to premiere June 13 on Sky1.

About The Author
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.

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