Back To The Planet has been working in collaboration with the Media Trust to produce a film for the Herefordshire Nature Trust, focusing on their scheme of ‘Wildplay’ and is due for broadcast on the Community Channel during April 2011.
It’s like a cross between a Children in Need appeal and a David Attenborough programme on endangered wildlife. But there is a bit of ‘Why Don’t You…’ mixed in for good measure – this is kids gently teasing adults and appealing for a bit more space to have fun with, with some ‘The Goodies’ style slapstick too!
The children play themselves, their parents, and the two presenters (one male, one female), who are dressed in exaggerated wildlife attire – combat clothes, waistcoats, wellies and a pith helmet. And with Sir David Attenborough’s encouragement, for children to get out more and explore the natural world, we are all very happy with the final outcome.
Our upmost thanks goes to Katrina, Jo and Phil from the Herefordshire Nature Trust for making this project so much fun to work on. It’s been a pleasure to work with a group of people with such enthusiasm and desire to encourage and teach children about the wonders of the natural world.
Producer/ Director - Kevin Burden
Camera Operator - Alan Pleass
Soundman - Tony Edmonds
Editor - Alan Pleass