Screening Room

MIPCOM Picks 2010: Extremophiles

You might think that you've lived in some dumps in your time, but odds are you have nothing on these critters.
September 29, 2010

You might think that you’ve lived in some dumps in your time, but odds are you have nothing on these critters. ‘Extremophiles’ are, essentially, living creatures that have adapted to hazardous – and in some cases, outright deadly – living conditions. This series mixes scintillating science with state-of-the-art optical and electronic photography (patented by Mona Lisa Productions) to document the lives of micro-organisms that thrive in incredibly inhospitable environments, be they the icebergs of Antarctica or the boiling hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. Extremophiles provides fascinating food for thought with its glimpses into the microscopic world.
Partners: Mona Lisa Productions, ARTE; distributed through Zodiak Entertainment
Wrapping: June 2011
Volume/length: 4 X 52-minutes
Rights available: World excluding France and Germany

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.