It’s been the busiest year ever for the team at Maramedia !
With 4 exciting projects completed this year we have spanned blue chip, specialist factual and children’s – its certainly been a year for everyone on the team!
Our blue chip 4K specials, Wild Shetland and Wild Way of the Vikings are being delivered as we speak. They have been a huge project for us over the past 2 years and we are thrilled with the finished films which will TX internationally next year.
Shetland is such a special place to film and with dramatic scenes of orca hunts and otter families, tiny tern chicks and wild landscapes it promises to showcase these truly special wild islands.
Wild Way of the Vikings with its dramatic blue chip sequences of reindeer, Orca, whales and otters, blends blue chip wildlife with history in a fresh new take on the natural world.
These projects have brought us in contact with a whole world of amazing scientists, zooarchaeologists, historians and enthusiasts and we have discovered so much about the natural world through the eyes of the Vikings - these enduringly popular, ancient people and are so grateful to everyone for their interest and passion in creating these shows.
In fact we have become a bit of a specialist in the Vikings which originally spawned our Gudrun the Viking princess series of which we completed the second series of this year working with a range of talented young actors and animals! Encouraging young people to be inspired, interested in and care for the natural world is key to the team at Maramedia and we were thrilled to have the series acknowledged with an RTS Scotland award in May.
This year also saw us enter a whole new genre creating and complete a brand new series – Born to Be Wild for BBC Scotland. The 10 hour series follows the amazing and heart warming stories of injured or orphaned wild animals, who, through the care and dedication of the Scottish SPCA wildlife staff, are nursed back to health and then released into the stunning landscape of Scotland. We look forward to sharing this with you in 2019.
Our projects wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing collaboration between such a range of international broadcasters from BBC Scotland, CBeebies, ORF Austria, PBS in the USA and France 5 and ITVG – not to mention the support of the EU media fund. We are also pleased to have worked with such a range of brilliant craft team from post houses in Glasgow and Bristol, amazing composers and musicians, camera team, editors, all the esteemed narrators from Ewan McGregor to Siobhan Redmond, Denis Lawson, and of course our own brilliant Maramedia team and freelancers.
Innovation, collaboration and respect for the natural world are key to driving our quest for the highest quality production values, which we aim to inspire, educate and entertain all about our natural world.
We are looking forward to 2019 and working with old friends and a suite of new teams to deliver more exciting projects!
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Thank you for all your support over 2018 and we wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas holiday and a very Happy New Year for 2019 !
The team at Maramedia