Factual content streaming service CuriosityStream has given the greenlight to three natural history series set to debut over the months ahead.
Premiering in October, Nature Through Her Eyes (pictured) highlights the contributions of female cinematographers, writers and photographers to the genre. Ranging from Anne Innis Dagg, the 87-year-old “Jane Goodall of giraffes” to Emmy Award-winning canopy specialist Justine Evans and young filmmaker Eshika Fyzee, the series will explore their work as well as the challenges they have faced in the field.
Also premiering in October, My Wild Backyard is shot entirely by locals in locations spanning the globe — from New York City to Patagonia, and from South Africa to Mexico — and utilizes small crews to capture examples of wildlife unique to each region.
Lastly, Lone Wolf Media’s Doug to the Rescue features aerial cinematographer Doug Thron and a team of animal rescuers as they head to areas ravaged by natural disasters to save lost animals and reunite them with their owners, locating the creatures with the aid of drone camera technology. It’s slated to premiere early next year.
“These three series take a personal view of the integral bond we have with the natural world,” said Jorge Franzini, director of content & development for CuriosityStream, in a statement. “Each series explores a different aspect of our relationship with nature through the individual perspectives of the filmmakers. These intimate snapshots were filmed with small and local crews in locations around the world enabling us to bring fresh perspectives and impactful stories of nature to CuriosityStream viewers even during this restrictive era of COVID-19.”
Photo: Isabelle Dupre