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Producer Profile: Survivorman Productions (Canada)

Survivorman Productions
April 1, 2007

Survivorman Productions

Huntsville

www.lesstroudonline.com

If you check Les Stroud’s credits – he’s the mind behind Survivorman Productions – a common theme becomes apparent: man, stripped of modernities, facing nature. In the company’s hit Survivorman, for example, Stroud is abandoned in a remote location (the rainforest of Costa Rica, on an Arctic ice floe, in the high Sonora desert, etc.) and tasked with staying alive for a week with no supplies. Or, as the prodco notes: ‘No food, no shelter, no fresh water, no tools… No camera crew. One man, alone in the wild for seven days, with only his wits and stamina to sustain him.’

The theme resonates with readers. As one noted, it’s ‘man versus the environment, out there on his own with only whatever he crashed with, trying to survive on his wits and belongings. It always grabs me.’

Recent titles: Survivorman, Stroud…Off the Grid

Employees: 10, plus freelance

Hours this year: 7-plus

Upcoming includes: Survivorman: Ends Of The Earth, Survivorman: Urban Disasters, Survivorkids

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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