TV / ANCILLARY

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
Ancient Angkor
2015
56

Surviving for almost 1000 years Angkor Wat, “the City of Temples,” is steeped in mystery and myth, which was lost to the world for centuries, and rediscovered in 1860 by French explorers.  From the stone temples at Angkor, covered with 1850 baroque sculptures of the dancing, flying singing angels called Apsaras to the cobra like images bearing 11 heads of Naga, this recreation of Mount Meru or heaven for Buddhist and Hindu’s is a true Wonder of the World.  Our team will take their 4K UHD cameras to chronicle and explore this vast exquisite ruins.  Join us as we venture through the jungles of Cambodia to bring face to face with the cryptic mysteries of the temples of Angkor Wat.

Andes Animal Kingdom
2018
1 x 90 min, 3 x 52 min

The 3-part series features both, charismatic animals such as puma or condor, and unique behavior of the rarest animals of the continent.  You will experience how the most demanding environments, from mystical forests down to majestic valleys formed the wildlife inhabiting this dynamic mountain chain. 

The Andes is not just the longest chain of mountains on the planet, it is the most dynamic.  Its relatively recent and sudden rise has been like a giant geological shock.  Nature has had to respond, and as this spectacular mountain kingdom continues to rise, it pushes animals to ever-extraordinary limits: Monkeys snuggled in thick woolly coats against the lofty cold; scimitar-billed hummingbirds specialized to court and survive in remote, knife-sharp valleys; tiny cousins of the camel that sprint across arid grassland; and the ultimate glider through rarefied air – the Andean condor. 

This three part exploration of the earth’s youngest, most exciting mountain range is a journey up humid, mystical, forested slopes, across lonely, high-altitude pastures studded with snow-capped volcanos, and down majestic glacial valleys.  Each film will portrait – in fresh and intimate detail – the lives of charismatic residents such as puma and spectacled bear, but will also reveal little-known behaviour of colourful and unique Andean animals that have adapted in surprising ways to their mountain kingdom’s urgent demands.  Even more remarkable, this is a chance to showcase some of the rarest animals on the continent, such as the recently-discovered olinguito.

From the tropical northern Andes to the chain’s frigid southern tail, this will be an emotional, exhilarating, cinematic revelation!

Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia
2021
46, 39

At the height of its power between the 9th and 15th centuries, Angkor was a resplendent city, considered the most extensive urban complex of the pre-industrial world. But by the late 16th century, the empire was in its death throes. The people of Angkor left not a single word explaining their kingdom’s collapse. Come along this giant screen adventure to unveil the mysteries behind this lost jewel of Cambodia!

Animalopolis
2008
33, 24

Singing lions, bears that waltz, sea lions turning somersaults.  Otters pray, flamingos squawk, a calf who’d rather dance than walk.  Children will want to watch it again and again.  Animalopolis — a giant-screen matinee film for a truly brand new audience.  You’ll like it, too.

With twelve hilarious segments, each featuring a different animal, Animalopolis will stimulate children’s imaginations and curiosity about the creatures they’re seeing.

Antarctica
1992
38

Antarctica is a unique 40 minute motion picture that portrays the history, science, delicate ecology and awesome beauty of Antarctica – the world’s southernmost continent.  For the first time in history the mysterious icy expanse of the highest, driest, and coldest continent has been captured in the giant screen format.  The film takes viewers to the home of penguins, seals, and the other exotic life forms and also focuses on the activities conducted at many scientific research stations established by countries from around the world.

Antarctica: On the Edge
2014
36, 24

Traveling to Antarctica from the tip of South America by sailboat and then along the Peninsula by sea kayak, foot, small plane, and dive gear, we will take a look at this one-of-a-kind place and bring back a unique perspective on our planet’s most remote land and sea and ice, and the incredible wildlife that call it home.

Antarctica’s Penguin Emperors
2014
37, 20

This family friendly film was shot on location in Antarctica, the southernmost region on the planet.  The story follows a colony of Emperor Penguins as they emerge from the sea and begin their long march sixty miles inland during the cold winter.  Presented in stunning 3D, this true-life tale will warm the hearts of audiences as they witness the hardships and sacrifices of these curious creatures in their fascinating triumph over the elements.

Arabia
2010
46

Arabia reveals a unique culture, a history full of adventure, an environment of extreme challenges, a people of strong faith, and a chance for a film to bridge cultures and reduce misunderstanding between peoples.

An epic combination of historical recreations and contemporary scenes of everyday life, Arabia 3D follows the story of charismatic 22-year-old Arabian filmmaking student Hamzah Jamjoom as he returns home from Chicago’s De Paul University to make a film about his native culture.  As Hamzah discovers the roots of his people’s ancient traditions, audiences will learn how Arabian society developed through history into what it is today and discover a visually striking world of fascinating heritage.

Travel to the exotic and fascinating land of Arabia.  Explore the ancient tombs of a lost city; dive through the reefs of the Red Sea; and experience the Hajj — the largest gathering of people on Earth.  Discover an extraordinary culture and experience modern day Arabia in the midst of monumental change.

Around the World in 80 Islands
12 x 30 min

The series Around the World in 80 Islands proposes these strips of land that seem to float on the seas and that are embraced by soft winds and tides, but also seas that are navigated by boats, canoes, windsurf, land that has been reclaimed by the miracle of nature and land eco-systems that are protected by long-sighted human beings.  As well as sea-beds inhabited by fascinating and mysterious marine organisms.  A series of documentaries that is at the same time, adventure, tourism, ecology, sailing, diving, sports, and hobbies, but also ways of life and customs of different populations that live on these little pieces of our world dotted around the globe, with land itineraries which also introduce us to different foods and cooking methods.  All of this and much more will be revealed to a discerning and passionate eye by traveling around the Mediterranean, but also to the Seychelles, the Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand, Mozambique and so much more.

The series Around the World in 80 Islands is now at its fifth series and has reached 143.994 monthly contacts with peaks of 25 thousand AMR (average ratings each minute). The series is produced in two languages languages: Italian and English.

The series Around the World in 80 Islands not only wants to demonstrate the beauty of our planet but also wishes to our spectator to appreciate the beauty of Italy and also of other international territories, and above all, wishes to suggest: lifestyles, respect for the environment and help each human-being to safe-guard the dignity of the World.

Asia – Secret Lives, Hidden Places
2017
5 x 45 min

Behind the veil of tourism in Asia’s most stunning National Parks people and animals share the same backyard.

Follow us into the unfamiliar and fascinating lands of Asia, where opulent images allow us to experience the unique beauty of nature and the stories of people and animals that live in a world that remains untouched.  In the second part of our series, we also lead the viewer into paradisiac places few away from our civilized world.  Here you will witness the beautiful blood orange sky as the sun sets, watch the majestic birds of the region survey the land for preys, explore hidden caves among the wide expanse of mountains, go on fishing expeditions with the native where you discover the marine life among the coral reefs and take part in tradition unique to Asia.

In Asia there are enormous areas of wild, breath-taking beauty that entices and lures visitors.  The parks covered are in china, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam.  Each them has its own particular gems, whether above or below the water.

Unlike protected areas in North America and Europe, the diverse endangered habitats of Asia are almost always home to people as well as wildlife.

Atmosphere
6

Award-winning filmmaker, Ikuo Nakamura, takes us through another visual masterpiece.  Atmosphere is a short film that features amazing timescapes from mountains, clouds, star-lit skies and, most notably, the aurora.  To capture the northern lights the director weathered rough conditions and freezing temperatures for many weeks in the arctic circle.

Auroras
5

The Northern and Southern Lights as seen from the International Space Station.  Constantly orbiting at 400 km (250 mi) above the earth, the ISS is perfectly situated to witness the beautiful streamers of green and red light emanating from the collision of highly charged solar wind particles with oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the earth’s atmosphere.  Centered about the northern (Aurora Borealis) and southern (Aurora Australis) poles the Auroras move in an almost hypnotic dance below the space station.

Australia: Land Beyond Time
2002
42

Stunning inside look at a land more like another planet than another country.  Includes a rare natural event that happens only once every hundred years: the formation of a giant inland ocean out of nowhere in the middle of the harshest desert outback.

Australia’s Great Wild North
2018
41, 37, 25

Far Northern Australia is a land of extremes.  Huge bushfires ravage the ancient landscape in the dry season and the world’s biggest thunderstorms bring torrential rain and flooding in the wet season.  These almost Jurassic conditions have created some of the richest wetlands on Earth.

The coast, rivers, and waterholes are haunted by sharks.  The plains are guarded by territorial buffalo and venomous snakes but the apex predator here is a living dinosaur the salt water crocodile.  They have been on the planet in almost identical form for 200 million years – even surviving the meteor strike that wiped out the rest of the dinosaurs.

Crocodiles are the ultimate predators.  They attack with stealth, are extremely aggressive and can grow up to 7 meters in length.  Up here, they have even been known to attack and pull fisherman out of boats.

This film will carry the viewers across the whole Top End of Australia, from the wild Kimberly coast through mysterious and rarely seen Arnhem Land and then deep into the world’s oldest rainforest in Cape York.

Come with us on an epic journey through some of the wildest landscapes on Earth as we take you deep into crocodile’s world.  Australia’s Great Wild North will be shot in magnificent 8K for IMAX and other Giant Screen theaters.  Specialized underwater camera rigs have been designed to get the audience closer than ever before to the most powerful jaws on Earth.

Azores
2015
71, 45

The proverbial expression “Azores High” is renowned – but where does it derive from?  The Azores Archipelago is situated literally in the middle of the vast expanses of the Atlantic Ocean.  This is a windswept idyll, born from the sea.  The most remote and secluded spot in Europe, an extreme outpost, and for centuries a base for Transatlantic sailors.

It’s rugged and romantic landscape reflects an almost austere beauty; rich green slopes interspersed with rocks, magnificent volcanoes, lava caves, idyllic lakes, black sandy beaches, lunarscapes, and exotic gardens contrast with a famous ancient wine-growing region, picturesque fishing villages, traditional folk festivals, isolated lighthouses and all surrounded by a deep blue sea surging against a bizarrely shaped coastline.

This elaborately produced film discovers four of those fascinating islands: Pico, Faial, Sao Miguel, and Sao Jorge.  This is an archipelago for explorers who feel comfortable off the beaten track, the perfect destination for hikers, bird watchers, surfers, yachtsmen and free spirits alike.

Baboons Diaries
6 x 30 min
Bangkok Fight Nights
2015
6 x 90 min

Located in the impressive MBK Center in the heart of the Bangkok shopping district, thousands flock to witness the incredible Muay Thai events put on by Bangkok Fight Night every week.  The combination of the unique location, hard hitting action and curious onlookers make Bangkok Fight Night an unforgettable experience. Don’t miss the “Science of the Eight Limbs” direct from Thailand!

Barça Dreams
2015
62

Barça Dreams, is an emotional journey into the soul of the Club as explained through some of the most important figures in its 115 year history, from founder Joan Gamper through to Leo Messi, and including such legends as Kubala, Cruyff and Ronaldinho, all of whom are essential for understanding how the Club came to develop its own unique playing style, and one which has consistently been the focus of worldwide admiration.  The movie includes appearances by Leo Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Gerard Piqué; former players and coaches in the form of Johan Cruyff, Louis van Gaal, Ronald Koeman, Gary Lineker, Carles Rexach, José Mari Bakero and Éric Abidal; basketball star Pau Gasol; historian Carles Santacana; and journalists Ramon Besa and Graham Hunter, among others.

Battle Royale: The Lions and Hyenas of Maasai Mara National Park
2015
52

The African savanna is a place of raw beauty.  It is also the setting for fierce battles between lions and hyenas.  Tough and scraggly, hyenas are known as the “scavengers of the savanna.”  They are intelligent predators who are a nuisance to the king of all beasts because they target the same prey.  While lions display overwhelming power, the hyenas’ weapons are solidarity and teamwork, which they use to outwit their larger rivals.  The standoffs between these carnivores can quickly escalate with hyena pups sometimes caught in the middle.  Viewers get a front row seat as these animals use their size, strength, and smarts to compete for the top spot.

Beach Jackals
46

They form hunting parties of four to ten, usually in the late morning hours, with each jackal having a specific role.

Once the prey is subdued, the incredible “mobbing” takes place: simultaneously, up to 70 individual surge forward.  This triggers a freeding frenzy … and makes the original hunters unable to protect their prey.  Despite this specialisation, a hunt is successful only 13% of the time … indicating just how hard it is to be a Black-backed jackal on the Skeleton Coast.

Through the eyes of researchers Ingrid Viesel and Eric Murray, the film explores all aspect of jackals lives: their dens behind the dunes, their litter, heir division of labor, their social interaction and communications.  By following two different packs, the story delves into the complex dynamics of the individual jackals as they continually struggle for position and dominance.

By revealing the seal-mobbing new behavior and the reasons behind it, the film solves the riddle of a collective switch from scavenging to hunting, and documents its social consequences.

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