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Love Nature greenlights blue-chip natural history series “Stormborn”

Love Nature, the joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks, has greenlit and begun production on the blue-chip natural history trilogy series Stormborn. Produced by Glasgow factual indie Maramedia, ...
June 24, 2019

Love Nature, the joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks, has greenlit and begun production on the blue-chip natural history trilogy series Stormborn.

Produced by Glasgow factual indie Maramedia, the tentatively titled 3 x 50-minute series (4K & HD) highlights the challenges of survival and breeding on the edges of the northern Atlantic Ocean. Against a backdrop of ice-carved rock, towering seas and fierce storms, otters, arctic foxes and reindeer struggle to make homes, find mates and raise their young.

Stormborn is produced in association with Smithsonian Channel, ARTE France, BBC Scotland and Screen Scotland.

The series is produced and directed by Jackie Savery and Nigel Pope. Smithsonian Channel’s Tria Thalman and David Royle are executive producers alongside Love Nature’s Alison Barrat.

Production of the series will continue from now until November 2019 in various locations throughout the North Atlantic, including Norway, Iceland and the Shetland Islands, Scotland.

Love Nature’s 4K linear and streaming video platforms internationally will provide Stormborn with its world broadcast premiere in 2020, followed by premieres on Smithsonian Channel, BBC Scotland, and ARTE in France and Germany.

Blue Ant International will oversee licensing of Stormborn, which is now available for pre-sale.

“Love Nature is committed to bringing viewers closer to nature, through heartfelt storytelling and stunning 4K cinematography. Stormborn helps us deliver on all fronts,” says Carlyn Staudt, EVP of Love Nature 4K, in a statement.

“Creating animal drama is our specialty here at Maramedia. Showcasing these unusual and charismatic species as they battle the wild climate of the North will help us a build a narrative that’s alive with beauty, danger, and savage drama,” added Maramedia directors Pope and Savery.

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