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
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 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.