Wildlife channel Love Nature and CosmoVision have announced that production has wrapped on Osprey (working title), a blue-chip nature special directed by CosmoVision founder Jacob Steinberg.
The one-hour documentary, shot in HDR and 4K, follows two birds, a life-long couple, as they reunite after traveling separately across continents to care for their young, following the pair as they begin their migration through the rebuilding of their giant nest. The film was produced using the latest in high-frame-rate equipment, drone aerials, and infrared cameras, often utilizing custom-designed camera installations across all seasons and climate conditions to capture never-before-seen animal behaviors.
Osprey is a coproduction between Love Nature and the WNET Group (PBS ‘Nature’). The film will debut on Love Nature’s linear and streaming platforms outside of the U.S. and UK. It will air on PBS as part of the broadcaster’s ‘Nature’ strand in the U.S., and will run on Sky Nature in the UK. Blue Ant International is overseeing international licensing and pre-sales.
“Jacob worked tirelessly with this osprey couple for almost 10 years, connecting with them not as species, but as individuals, to establish trust. This allowed him to capture their story in an honest and authentic way that we don’t often see in wildlife films, resulting in a doc that is exactly what Love Nature is all about: getting closer to nature,” said Carlyn Staudt, Love Nature’s global general manager, in a release.
(Photo: Tomas Koeck)