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Dunedin-based NHNZ Launches Series 2 of Life Force

17 July 2014

Dunedin-based NHNZ Launches Series 2 of Award Winning Life Force

Production house NHNZ launched the global premiere of its latest production, Life Force 2, this month.

The second season of the multi-award winning series Life Force premiered on the Science Channel in the USA on Monday 7 July. The show is slated to premiere in six more nations over the next six months.

Two years in the making, Life Force 2 is the result of a multi-million dollar global co-production partnership between NHNZ, Japan's national public broadcasting organization NHK, and China’s public broadcaster CCTV, in association with Science Channel, Discovery Networks International, Arte and SVT. It is the 4th major series on which NHK and NHNZ have worked together and the second co-production between NHNZ and CCTV to be released in 2014.

NHNZ is a factual production house renowned for its ability to bring producers together from all over the world and Managing Director Kyle Murdoch is delighted to see Life Force go to air.

Life Force is a true co-production in the sense that we play a hands-on role with broadcasters who are also producers. It is shows like Life Force that have cemented our leading position as a global co-producer and it is incredible that we are able to do this from Dunedin.”
Life Force 2 is a six part series that explores evolutionary hotspots around the world. The one-hour episodes focus on China’s Tibetan Plateau and Hengduan mountains, Africa’s Albertine rift, India’s Western Ghats, Borneo’s tropical rainforest, the Namibian desert and Costa Rica’s rainforest.

This blue-chip evolutionary wildlife science series follows the dramas of the daily lives of animals found in biodiverse global ‘hot spots’, to unravel compelling science mysteries, and show how strange ties and curious connections bind our mutant world. The series sets itself apart from traditional natural history shows by carefully crafting a blend of genres, combining exceptional wildlife photography by world-class crews with CGI, cinematic-style narratives and cutting-edge science.

The first series won accolades from several international film festivals including the Asian Television Awards, Festival de l'Oiseau et de la Nature, the Beijing International Film Festival and the International Wildlife Film Festival among others.

Check out the Life Force 2 Facebook Page
See episode promo videos here:
Episode 1: Africa’s Albertine Rift
Episode 2: Borneo
#LifeForce2
#MutantPlanet

NHNZ
NHNZ is a major global producer of factual television creating original content for National Geographic Channels, Discovery Channels, Smithsonian Channel, A&E Television Networks, 3net, NHK andCCTV9. Highly regarded for its 30-year plus natural history heritage, more recently NHNZ has branched out to other factual genres with hit shows like L.A Frock Stars for the Smithsonian Channel and Abalone Wars for Discovery Asia. The company’s storytelling prowess has been recognized with more than 250 international awards including Emmy awards and the prestigious Wildscreen Panda. In addition to its base in Dunedin, New Zealand, NHNZ has offices in Beijing and Washington DC, and a controlling stake in Singapore production company Beach House Pictures.
www.nhnz.tv

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