About the Event
From the team who brought us Planet Earth and Blue Planet, groundbreaking new NETFLIX Original documentary series Our Planet, voiced by Sir David Attenborough and premiering in April 2019, showcases the planet’s most precious species and fragile habitats. Four years in the making and filmed on every continent of the world, it looks at the Earth in ways we’ve never seen before. Join us for this spectacular event with director Alastair Fothergill and series producer Keith Scholey who take us through the making of this epic new show, the challenges they faced and show us unseen behind the scenes footage and photos from their stunning new series companion book, Our Planet.
About the Authors
In his almost 30 year tenure at the BBC Natural History Unit, Alastair Fothergill was responsible for the landmark series The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, and Frozen Planet, among a range of productions. Since 2006, he has also worked for Disney, directing six wildlife movies for its Disneynature label. In 2012, he set up Silverback Films with Keith Scholey, which produced The Hunt series for the BBC and Our Planet for Netflix, the first natural history Netflix original documentary series. This book is Fothergill’s fifth. A fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and recipient of its gold medal, he also has honorary doctorates from the universities of Durham, Hull, York St. John, and Bristol.
Raised in East Africa, Keith Scholey studied zoology at the University of Bristol, gaining both a BSc and PhD. In 1982, he joined the BBC Natural History Unit as a researcher on the David Attenborough series The Living Planet. Later he became a producer and then series producer, running series including Prisoners of the Sun, Wildlife on One, and the Wildlife Specials and creating and producing Big Cat Diary. In 1998, he became head of the BBC Natural History Unit and subsequently controller of all BBC Factual Productions. He is now is the joint director of Silverback Films, based in Bristol, where he has directed and produced three Disney nature feature films–African Cats, Bears, and Dolphin Reef–and been responsible for the Discovery series North America and Deadly Islands and the Netflix original documentary series Our Planet.