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Insight goes Green

Feature doc and miniseries about early days of whale-saving, no-nuke activist org Greenpeace draw from co-founder's chronicles.
April 19, 2010

Feature doc and miniseries about early days of whale-saving, no-nuke activist org Greenpeace draw from co-founder’s chronicles.

Two new projects about the early days of Greenpeace are in the works at Insight Productions (Battle of the Blades, Canadian Idol) – drawing material from two books by the late Bob Hunter.

The Toronto shop recently revealed plans for the documentary Greenpeace: How to Change the World, to be directed by Jerry Rothwell (Deep Water), exec produced by John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions. Al Morrow and Jonny Persey of Met Film will produce with Bous de Jong from Daniel Films and Earthstock Films’ Mike Puxley.

A like-minded dramatic miniseries Greenpeace: Making Waves will recount how a ‘small group of long-haired, media-savvy iconoclasts’ formed the environmental group, sounding the warning bell on nuclear proliferation, whaling and other issues.

‘Greenpeace has been a Canadian gift to the world; a legacy that changed the way we look at our planet and one of Canada’s most important stories that needs to be told,’ said Insight’s Brunton.

Both projects are based on the acquired rights of Greenpeace to Amchitka and To Save a Whale, written by Greenpeace co-founder Hunter.

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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