Paris-based producer and distributor ZED has completed two in-house environmental and scientific productions “Prehistoric Worlds” and “Tsunamis: Facing A Global Threat” that have been acquired for multiple international players to air in several territories.
"At this point in time, we believe it is essential to offer this type of content to the audience," says Chloé Persyn-Preljocaj, Head of Sales and Distribution at ZED. "We want to increase awareness about these topics, and give the public keys to understanding. That involves observing the past to predict the future and adapt. And this is precisely the angle chosen in these two programmes."
"Prehistoric Worlds" gives people an interesting and powerful look at Man’s existence on the scale of the history of our planet. What did these prehistoric worlds look like? How did our distant ancestors manage to survive the five mass extinctions that the Earth has suffered, finally giving rise to the world we know today?
Combining CGI of ancient animal and plant life, VFX, and filming, this 90’ 4K prime time coproduced by ZED and CuriosityStream for France 5 and NHK has just been completed. Directed by Alexis de Favitski (“Voyage of the continents”), this version has already been pre-sold to ZDFinfo, ServusTV, Planète+, Axess TV, AMC Network, ITI Neovision and FTV Prima.
"Tsunamis: Facing A Global Threat" is about the natural disasters that are occurring more and more frequently, and intensifying with climate change. In this confrontation between man and nature, there is a devastating phenomenon that nothing seems to be able to stop: Tsunamis. And in order to better predict and control tomorrow’s cataclysms, we must look to the past.
Using cutting edge science, CGIs, impressive amateur videos and reconstructions of past disasters, this captivating 52’ directed by Pascal Guérin and co-produced by ZED, ARTE and CuriosityStream, unveils tsunamis’ complex mechanics in an attempt to predict the future ones. This one-off has already been sold in many territories, including Australia, Sweden, Spain, Poland, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Italian-speaking Switzerland.
"Far from a catastrophic scenario, this film looks at the solutions that exist to better anticipate the future", adds Persyn-Preljocaj. "By exporing the approach of the 'tsunamists, and by staging knowledge and popularization with a strong visual ambition, it’s this message of hope we want to carry."
At this point in time, we believe it is essential to offer this type of content to the audience” Chloé Persyn-Preljocaj Head of Sales and Distribution at ZED