Wild New Zealand

3 x  59/43 min | documentary | DE/NZ/GB 2016


Isolated from the rest of the world since the time of the dinosaurs, New Zealand’s magnificent wildlife has been left to its own devices for 80 million years, with surprising consequences. Narrated by actor Sam Neill, this three-part wildlife series transports viewers to an exotic and mysterious island chain, revealing how the country’s rich, intriguing wildlife manages to survive.





Narrator Sam Neill

Series Producer Mark Flowers, Britta Kiesewetter

Executive Producer Jörn Röver (doclights/NDR Naturfilm), James Honeyborne (BBC NHU)

Director Mark Flowers (Episode 1), Robert Morgenstern (Episode 2), Nick Easton (Episode 3)

DoP Alexander Haßkerl, Kilian Helmbrecht, Christina Karliczek-Skoglund, Moritz Katz, Mark MacEwen, Justin Maguire, Kai Miedendorp, Robert Morgenstern, Roger Munns, Pim Niesten, James Reardon, Hamish Trott, Tom Walker, Josh Wallace

Aerial Camera Operator Mat Goodman, Tony Monk Films, Wayne & Lavinia Cook

Additional Camera Braydon Moloney, Scott Mouat, Mat Goodman

Head of Production (NDR Naturfilm) Thomas Harnisch

Production Manager NDR Naturfilm Sina Knoll

Unit Manager Kate Gorst

Production Team Nick Easton, David Henderson, Holly Wallace

Production Coordinator (ATARA FILM) Carla Braun-Elwert, Nicole Schink

Production Team (ATARA FILM) Katya Sharpe, Sven Stadtmann, Kyle Swann, Kasimir Zierl

Original Music Oliver Heuss

Film Editors Nick Carline (Episode 1), Angela Maddick (Episode 2), Mark Fox (Episode 3)

Field Editor Carla Braun-Elwert

Scientific Consultants Shaun MocConkey, Sandra King, Prof. David Wharton

Production ATARA FILM, BBC, NDR, National Geographic, ARTE, TERRA MATER





„Wildes Neuseeland - Die Südinsel: Im Reich der Extreme“ - Opening film at the Green Screen Festival 2016

Nomination for the German Camera Award 2017

Two international Emmy Awards nominations 2017 for "Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary" and "Outstanding Narrator" (Sam Neill)

Green Screen Festival 2017: Best Cinematography Award

Deutscher Naturfilmpreis 2017: Jury Award for Outstanding Cinematography