Australian factual producer WildBear Entertainment has appointed natural history filmmaker and wildlife biologist Chadden Hunter as executive producer.
Hunter (pictured) will be working with the team to deepen its slate of blue-chip natural history content and films about the natural world, secure new commissions and run productions.
At the BBC, Hunter most recently served as a producer/director/writer on Seven Worlds, One Planet and Planet Earth 2, as well as a series producer on Wild Arabia and principal director on Frozen Planet.
For National Geographic, his credits include Hunter & Hunted and Cliffhangers, both of which he also presented.
His projects have won 12 Emmy awards and eight BAFTAs.
WildBear’s recent titles include Bushfire Animal Rescue for PBS Nature, ZDF/ARTE and SBS; Dino Bird for National Geographic and ZDFE; and Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story, and official selection of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition.
“There is a tremendous appetite for beautifully produced natural history at the moment, especially if it takes us to new worlds and shares unique stories,” Michael Tear, WildBear Entertainment’s CEO, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to welcome Chadden to the team. His appointment not only gives us an additional resource to capitalize on this current demand but also, more importantly, he brings extraordinary expertise from working all over the world at every stage of the creative process, from operating cameras to directing, producing and presenting. And he knows his stuff: Chadden’s enviable production credits are underpinned by impressive academic qualifications in zoology and ecology.”