Fremantle-based Prospero Productions’ Wild Survivor will make its debut at 6:30pm AWST on March 16 on the National Geographic Channel.
The first episode of the three part series was filmed in the Kimberley and features Phil Breslin navigating the island waters and wildlife to get back to the mainland. He consults with local Bardi Jawi people and uses ancient knowledge on his journey.
Prospero Productions Managing Director Julia Redwood said “It was a real highlight to film in the Kimberley and work with the local Bardi Jawi people. This series will be seen on National Geographic Channel not just in Australia but around the globe to potentially millions of people. To be able to showcase the Kimberley region and the Bardi Jawi culture in this way is really exciting.”
Prospero Productions was a recipient of the ScreenWest Superdoc Fund in 2013. The fund helps WA documentary companies generate new partnerships and markets. Wild Survivor is an example of the fund’s success.
“We are proud to support Prospero Productions to create content for the National Geographic Channel,” said ScreenWest Chief Executive Ian Booth.
“National Geographic is renowned for bringing people and places of interest to viewers, and Wild Survivor certainly achieves this.”
The Western Australian Museum has partnered with ScreenWest, National Geographic and Prospero Productions to host the world premiere of Wild Survivor at the Maritime Museum on March 9.
“As an organisation that seeks to inspire people to explore and share their identity, culture, environment and sense of place, the Museum is delighted to be supporting Wild Survivor, particularly the first episode which will connect new audiences to our extraordinary Kimberley region and the Aboriginal knowledge and relationship to country so well illustrated by the Bardi Jawi people,” said WA Museum CEO Alec Coles.