RX France (formerly Reed MIDEM) confirmed that biologist, wildlife filmmaker, podcaster and author Patrick Aryee will give the keynote address at this year’s MIPDoc (4-6 April). Patrick comes to the Spring market fresh from completing his latest project, the groundbreaking six-part Curiosity original docu-series "Evolve", shot across 4 continents, and crammed with adventure, wildlife, eye-watering locations, and future thinking.
Patrick Aryee comments: “It’s an honour to be asked to speak at MIPDoc this year, which is a hugely important event for documentaries and factual television. Both the production team and I have been absolutely delighted with the global appetite and interest in 'Evolve'. It’s a truly unique programme, that delves into the world of Mother Nature’s blueprints and offers viewers a sense of adventure, discovery, heart, humour and revelation. This is a series which takes us on a journey through science, natural history, and into our future, all thanks to the power of biomimicry - a subject which for many years has been very close to my heart.”
"Evolve" distributed by Abacus Media Rights and produced by Beach House Pictures in association with Blue Ant Media and Singapore’s IMDA, for Curiosity Inc, takes a deep dive into the fascinating and emerging practice of biomimicry, where nature’s strategies can be applied to modern day challenges and potentially revolutionize our future.
Lucy Smith, RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director of MIPTV comments: “This is simply a must-see, a session that promises fascinating industry and production insights around a theme that challenges our thinking on wider societal issues. Patrick is an engaging, informed voice whose theories are inspiring, and we couldn’t be happier to provide him with the platform to share his thoughts.”