Founded in 2008 by Nigel Pope and Jackie Savery, Maramedia is Scotland's leading independent TV production company specialising in wildlife filmmaking. We create world-class natural history content for broadcast across a variety of platforms for international clients such as the BBC, ITVG, PBS, National Geographic and ORF. Working with key talent like David Attenborough, Ewan McGregor, Kirsty Wark, David Tennant, Denis Lawson and Siobhan Redmond, we pride ourselves on telling stories that need to be told and on making films that have a life beyond broadcast.
Our critically-acclaimed BBC Scotland series Hebrides – Islands on the Edge was narrated by Ewan McGregor and nominated for BAFTA, Jackson Hole and Wildscreen Awards, winning the prestigious PANDA award for Best Series in 2014. Together with its sequel, Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart, the two series have been sold in over 100 countries across the globe.
In 2018, we finished working on an ambitious landmark project in 4K, Wild Way of the Vikings for PBS and following on from the worldwide success of Hebrides and Highlands, the third in the Maramedia trilogy takes us on an epic journey to Scotland’s northern most archipelago: Wild Shetland.
Both programmes were broadcast early 2019 alongside our newer venture, into a documentary series on the Scottish SPCA Wildlife rescue centre, called ‘Born to be Wild’.
The ten - part series follows the work of the staff at the SSPCA wildlife centre and their successful animal releases back to the wild.
We have also ventured into the world of children's TV with, Gudrun The Viking Princess, for Cbeebies. It is a unique format combining drama and factual entertainment for young children, mixing wildlife and landscape, viking history and a rich family of characters. Series one is narrated by David Tennant and series 2 is narrated by Denis Lawson.
With a passion for the wildlife and landscapes that feature in our productions, we also regularly collaborate with charities and other environmental organisations working hard to protect the natural world.