This is my uncle’s latest production, you should all watch it -U’Llynda xxDear allThe Australian premiere of the last film I directed, Death of the Megabeasts screens on SBS One at 7.30pm Sunday 10 January, 2010.Using 3D CGI animal animation, forensic science and early human dramatisation, it tells the story of a team of scientific detectives that crack one of the world’s great mysteries: What killed Australia’s Megabeasts?
* Nominated Best Visual Effects, Feature category, Australian Film Institute Awards
* Highly Commended, Best Natural History Documentary, Asian Television Awards* Nominated Best Director, Documentary category, Gold Panda Awards, China
* Finalist Best Science, Technology & Environment, Documentary, ATOM Awards
* Finalist APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award, Documentary Section
“Great story…a sense of mystery…beautiful, stunning images, wonderful directing…great use of sound and music; superb integration of the very dynamic creature CG.”
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
“A stellar example of how technology can enhance without overshadowing a program. Computer graphics bring these so-called megabeasts back to life…to reveal the story of their extinction.”
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
“This in-depth documentary follows a team of scientists looking into how Australia’s megafauna were wiped out. The lessons learnt could offer insight into environmental problems our planet faces today”.
Production Company: Prospero Productions
Producers: Ed Punchard, Julia Redwood,
SBS Executive Producer: John Godfrey, SBS Commissioning Editor: Anna Miralis
Produced in association with SBS, France 5 and National Geographic Channel
Developed and produced with the assistance of ScreenWest and Lottery West
Financed with the assistance of Screen Australia