TV / ANCILLARY

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
Extraordinary Humans
2015
10 x 60 min

If you think that people with ‘extraordinary’ abilities are only in comic books or in Hollywood movies — then think again.  Living amongst us are people who have amazing abilities that seemingly defy explanation.

In each episode we meet 2 real life super humans — we explore their world: their family, their friends, how they discovered their amazing powers, and we build up to them pushing their abilities to the very limits of what they are able to achieve.

We also put our characters under the microscope by challenging them to a variety of revealing, scientific tests in order to discover whether or not they are for real, highly trained or mutant individuals.

Extreme
1999
45

Extreme combines incredible extreme sport action with narration by the athletes and an eclectic, contemporary soundtrack.  Extreme features 6 nature based sports; Big Wave Surfing, Ice Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Windsurfing, and Rock Climbing.  The best extreme sport athletes in the world facing the most intimidating elements of nature provide a unique glimpse into the relationship between nature and humanity.

Fascinating India
2013
1 x 91 min, 2 x 45 min

A fascinating journey to the motherland of spirituality: India – an ancient civilization, mythical and mysterious, infinitely rich in tradition, architecture, culture, and religion.

Fascinating India spreads an impressive panorama of India’s historical and contemporary world.  The film presents the most important cities, royal residences, and temple precincts.  It follows the trail of different religious denominations which have influenced India up to the present day.

The film deals with the highlights of everyday life in India.  In Varanasi, people burn their dead to ashes.  At the Kumbh Mela, the biggest religious gathering of the world, 35 million pilgrims bathe in holy River Ganges.  This is the first time India is presented in such an alluring and engaging manner on screen.

Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag
2004
48, 24

John Stratton is a young American fighter pilot who flies the F-15 Eagle, arguably the most potent and successful fighter plane ever built.  His grandfather was a decorated World War II flying ace, and he intended to follow in his footsteps.

At Red Flag, the international training exercise for air forces of allied countries, many of the world’s best pilots meet for the most challenging flying of their careers.  Red Flag is the final training for pilots and their aircrews before being sent into actual combat.  We follow our young pilot as he makes his way through this extraordinary event held in the desert of Nevada.  He is amazed at how complex, challenging and dangerous the exercises are.

He begins to notice team members who were not a part of his childhood vision of heroism, the support team crucial to a successful mission, and to a safe return home.  In the aerial combat exercises, there are other pilots who aren’t out just to prove themselves, they are helping him — watching his back.  And he is doing the same for them.  He begins to realize that being a hero is not quite as simple as he once might have thought.

Finding Life After 55
2014
58

Based on a novel by the popular author Ryu Murakami, this drama comprises five separate stories about five middle-aged persons trying to make a fresh start.  Finding spouse, re-entering the workforce, and family breakups; these are ordinary events in the lives of ordinary people as they face their anxieties and take action toward finding a new path.

Fire Ants: The Invincible Army
48

For more than 80 years, fire ants have raged havoc across the United States, racking up six billion dollars every year in crop damage, equipment repair, and pest control.  They have conquered more than 320 million acres in 13 U.S. states and killed at least 80 people.  Embolden, they march on to conquer the world … Now, scientists are cracking the ants’ ancient secrets to success, enlisting crime scene forensics to track it, and breeding winged assassins to hunt them down.  Directed by Award-winning filmmaker Michael Watchulonis and shot in stunning 3D macro photography – you will never look at an ant the same way again.

Flats
83

In 2015 Nigel embarked on a journey with a group of friends to realise a dream of laying down a record at the DLRA salt flat speed trials on Lake Gardiner, South Australia.  Flats captures the passion, persistence, adventure, and heartache that played out during their journey, against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes of Australia.  Offering stunning 4K production values and a story that is guaranteed to inspire, enlighten and entertain audiences.

Flight of the Aquanaut
1992
35

Flight of the Aquanaut is set against startling undersea vistas and tells a gripping tale of a diver’s voyage into danger.  Equipped with a self-propelled, one-atmosphere “hard suit,” the aquanaut sweeps viewers along on a dramatic science adventure.

Flight of the Butterflies
2012
44

What weighs half a gram and travels thousands of kilometers every year?

Every winter, the remote and mountainous volcanic forests of Mexico are home to one of nature’s greatest gatherings – hundreds of millions of migrating monarch butterflies weathering the winter.  For centuries this miracle was hidden from all but a few.  When it was revealed to the world it was hailed as one of the greatest discoveries in nature.  It also unveiled the longest insect migration on Earth.

We follow the captivating story of Dana (Danaus Plexippus) and her descendants as they make the perilous return journey from Mexico to Canada.  How do these tiny and iconic creatures travel so far and know where to go each year to a place they have never been?  This epic natural history saga is interwoven with the fascinating detective story and a determined scientist’s almost 40 year search to find their amazing overwintering sites.

Flower Power
2012
22

They are everywhere.  Flowers by the billions.  They drink, move, compete and some even eat bugs.  A brilliantly colorful and bright adventure through the science of flowers.  You will fly over some of the world’s largest flower fields and see how this amazing life-form covers our fields and gardens while simultaneously cleaning our air and tickling our senses.

Fuzzy Baby Animals
2010
22

Fuzzy Baby Animals is a 20 minute 3D documentary which features an assortment of animals in cute, cuddly, infant form.  Spectacular visuals are coupled with furry little critters to create a riveting, heart-melting picture the entire family will enjoy.

Galapagos
2013
3 x 50 min

The story of Life on Earth is one of our greatest mysteries.  How did such variety and wonder develop?  Fortunately there is a place where this mystery has been unravelled.  It’s the site of the planet’s greatest natural experiment – a living laboratory where life has played out in isolation from the rest of the world.  That place is Galapagos.  The result is the most remarkable collection of flora and fauna on the planet, set against the backdrop of a stunning yet brutal tropical paradise.  In this groundbreaking 3D series Sir David Attenborough returns to Galapagos for the final time to ask the fundamental question: how and why did life prevail on here?

Over three epic hours he will be our guide for this greatest of natural stories.  Shot on Red Epic cameras in glorious 5K detail, the series captures the beauty, diversity and strangeness of the Galapagos in a way never seen before, providing an immersive ringside perspective for viewers.  This is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity.  The stage is at times barren, sometimes brutal but always beautiful.  And the characters are mind-bogglingly weird, disarmingly tame and endlessly fascinating.  Join Sir David for Galapagos 3D – the greatest show on Earth.

Galapagos: Realm of the Giant Sharks
2014
52, 40

In the far reaches of the Galapagos archipelago there is a remote island – Darwin Island.  Here, a mysterious parade of giant whale sharks passes … all of them are pregnant females, about to give birth.  What has drawn them here?  Where are they going?  Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks follows a group of researchers who have travelled out to Darwin Island to begin following these dinosaurs of the sea wherever they travel across the globe.  But placing satellite tracking devices on giant sharks is not always easy.  Steel spear tips bounce off.  Dangerous currents intervene.  And the sharks can deliver bone-crushing swipes with their tails … In an exciting blend of science and natural history filmmaking, Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks uses action-packed, high-resolution photography to draw audiences into the world of one of the ocean’s largest and least understood creatures.

Gentle Yet Protective: Borneo Pygmy Elephants
2015
52

Borneo elephants are miniature elephants measuring only 2.5 meters from the ground to the top of their back.  Much of their behavior remains a mystery as they live hidden in the dense growth of the forest.  Borneo elephants communicate with low-frequency sounds that are inaudible to humans, and their strong familial bonds mean they help group members when danger is near.  Follow a veteran team of researchers from the World Wildlife Fund as they reveal the amazing world of the elusive Borneo elephant.

Giant Sea Serpent: Meet the Myth
2015
52

Its extraordinary dimensions, as long as 10 meters, and shape in the form of silver ribbon, inspired the myth of the sea serpent.

For the past two years, scientific buoys, immersed at a depth of two thousand meters in the Mediterranean off the French Riviera, have attracted countless species of pelagic fish, among them the Giant Oarfish also known as the “King of Herrings,” drifting vertically, alone or by pairs.

With the help of the world expert in Giant Oarfish and logistic collaboration of enthusiasts a scientific expedition reveals the biology of this enigmatic ambassador of the abyss.

Thanks to underwater robots, mixed-gas dives and revolutionary images (5k, high speed, UV and X-rays), the film shows for the very first time when and how the creature feeds and reproduces.

We thus raise the veil on its paradoxical habits: why do all the adults self-mutilate and rid themselves of two-thirds of their bodies without being affected?  Why does this lethargic fish not have any known predators?  Why does it sometimes strand, while still alive, on shores often in pairs?  Why is this ghost of the abyss attracted by electric cables?

Glimpse: Into the Art Of…
2012
22

From guitar makers to beer brewers, Glimpse takes us on an eye-opening journey through the world of modern manufacturing.  Glimpse is a multi-part documentary television series that uses state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology to reveal how common everyday items are made.  Each half hour show has three to four main segments and features information about the specific companies included within each episode.

Global Child
2016
10 x 30 min

Global Child‘s host Augusto uses social media to connect to amazing people as he explores the world, sharing inspiration through incredible adventures.  In each episode, Augusto explores an uplifting life lesson by unwrapping it through new friends as they share adventure, laughter, spirituality, and exploration.  The audience will not only learn about Augusto’s experiences, but also how to use social media to discover all those incredible adventures themselves.

Great North
2000
41

The film reveals the Far North as you have never experienced it: the stories and music of the people, the Inuit and the Saami, who live on the roof of the world in Canada and Sweden.  At the heart of their lives are the caribou and the reindeer whose remarkable journey reveals the majestic Arctic landscape.

Great White Shark
2013
40, 24, 12

Misrepresented, maligned, and on the verge of extinction, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear.  Great White Shark will explore the Great White’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.

Greece: Secrets of the Past
2006
45

Greece: Secrets of the Past features the beauty and grandeur of an ancient civilization.  The birthplace of democracy comes alive through an exciting archaeological adventure.  Explore the majesty of Greece’s islands and witness The Parthenon brought back to its original glory through amazing leading-edge computer-generated images.

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