"Ningaloo with Tim Winton"
Love Nature announced the greenlight and production of "Ningaloo with Tim Winton" (w/t) (3x50’; 4K and HDR), a visually evocative and editorially poetic exploration of one of the planet’s last untouched regions: the 604,500 hectare Ningaloo Coast off Western Australia. The three-part series is narrated and written by renowned, award-winning Australian author Tim Winton ("Cloudstreet") who will share personal stories of the animals and people drawn to Ningaloo’s isolation and landscape—a biodiversity hotspot that survives in near pristine condition due to its isolation.
A co-production with ABC, Australia’s public broadcaster, "Ningaloo with Tim Winton" is produced by Artemis Media in association with Matter of Factual. The series is scheduled to roll out on Love Nature’s platforms internationally; and Sky Nature in the UK, Germany and Italy later this year. Flame Distribution handles worldwide distribution outside of all co-producer territories.
“'Ningaloo with Tim Winton' is an important Australian story that will unlock access to one of the last unspoiled landscapes remaining on the planet, while also creating an emotional audience connection to the Ningaloo Coast’s wildlife and indigenous culture,” said Carlyn Staudt, Global General Manager, Love Nature. “Tim Winton is a master storyteller and widely considered one of Australia’s most beloved contemporary authors. We feel honoured that he is bringing Love Nature fans on his deeply personal and poetic journey.”
“This is a deeply personal journey for me,” said Tim Winton. “Ningaloo has had an enormous impact on my life and work, and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pay homage through new science, ancient knowledge and a shared ethic of stewardship. I’m thrilled that Love Nature has supported this venture.”
“With Love Nature’s reputation for finding unique and compelling natural history narratives, I am so pleased to have introduced Tim Winton’s project to the Love Nature team. Tim’s first-hand experiences of the remarkable beauty and wildlife teeming in Ningaloo come to life in a lyrical and profound way. It’s quite a beautiful dance between prose, inspired experience and scientific discovery. The creative vision of Artemis Media, ABC and Love Nature is sure to delight and inspire, unveiling one of nature’s best kept secrets,” said Anne Corsak, SVP, Flame Distribution.
Ningaloo with Tim Winton' is an important Australian story that will unlock access to one of the last unspoiled landscapes remaining on the planet, while also creating an emotional audience connection to the Ningaloo Coast’s wildlife and indigenous culture” Carlyn Staudt Global General Manager, Love Nature