29 SEP 2020

ZDF ENTERPRISES TO CO-PRODUCE NATURAL HISTORY SERIES “AFRICA FROM ABOVE”

The 10-part series, produced by Off The Fence Productions, is a multi partner co-production with Homebrew Films, ARTE, ORF, UKTV and ZDF.

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ZDF Enterprises will co-produce the new Natural History series “Africa From Above,” produced by Off The Fence Productions. “I am delighted to have such a wide range of co-production partners supporting this epic series,” Ralf Rueckauer, Vice President of ZDF unscripted said. “By using the latest technology, airborne and on the ground, this production will capture Africa in a way that has never been seen before.”

The 10 part series is a collaboration between ZDF and South Africa’s Homebrew Films, ARTE, along with Austrian public broadcaster, ORF, and Britain’s UKTV, owned by BBC Studios. The 10 52-minute episodes are currently in production. 

Off the Fence Productions, is a Bristol-based, award-winning producer of factual television and is a subsidiary of ZDF Enterprises. Their creative team has been recognized by more than 80 awards, including the Royal Television Society, Emmy, Golden Panda, and Grand Teton.

The series features the scenery of various landscapes, cities, wildlife, and communities, with the camera angles reaching new heights.  The show also explores the history, architecture, and industry and looks at unique cultures, analyzing how humanity survived extreme weather and territory conditions. Traveling to Ethiopia, cameras spy on Gelada baboons battling on cliff edges and discover a cave settlement in the mountains, are some of the acitvities shown.

I am delighted to have such a wide range of co-production partners supporting this epic series. By using the latest technology, airborne and on the ground, this production will capture Africa in a way that has never been seen before.” Ralf Rueckauer Vice President, ZDF unscripted