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ZED preps “Prehistoric Worlds” for CuriosityStream, France 5, NHK

Principal photography has just wrapped on Prehistoric Worlds, from indie French prodco and distributor ZED. The 90-minute natural history special is co-produced with American SVOD platform CuriosityStream for France 5 and ...
August 27, 2019

Principal photography has just wrapped on Prehistoric Worlds, from indie French prodco and distributor ZED.

The 90-minute natural history special is co-produced with American SVOD platform CuriosityStream for France 5 and Japanese pubcaster NHK.

Shot in Canada, China, South Africa and Iceland and using CGI recreations, Prehistoric Worlds explores the five most powerful extinction events in Earth’s history.

The 90-minute standalone will be accompanied by a 52-minute version for the international market, which has has already been pre-sold to ZDFinfo, ServusTV, Planète+, Planete+ Poland, FTV PRIMA, and AMC Networks International Southern Europe Odisea/Odisseia.

“This film will allow our sales team to meet the clients’ growing demand for scientific documentaries about this subject: Exploring ancient biodiversity to better understand the past thanks to today’s technological resources,” said Chloé Persyn-Preljocaj, head of sales and acquisitions at ZED, in a statement.

“It also invites us to wonder about a ‘sixth mass extinction event,’ that might already be underway, according the scientific community.”

Prehistoric Worlds will be delivered in November.

Watch a trailer below:

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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.

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