This was a world-first collaboration between Talesmith, Zee Entertainment and the Smithsonian Channel, as Zee Entertainment branched into the blue-chip Specialist Factual genre. Harnessing Talesmith’s expertise in producing visually stunning and captivating storytelling, this ambitious film merges the latest scientific discoveries with human relevance, 4k cinematography, and world-class CGI. It explores three main themes; the origins and evolution of Earth, the life it harbours and the ‘Anthropocene’ (the modern age). The incredible journey is full of surprise and wonder - from the moon’s influence imprinted within our DNA, the dust storms that shape weather, and of course the surprising ways humanity has influenced the planet in the last few million years.
The past is brought to life through the combination of incredible footage and cutting-edge CGI, ranging from thermal imaging of the first humans crossing the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, to views from the International Space Station, which have been transformed to show Earth as it would have been seen thousands of years ago during the Ice Age.
Executive Producer: Martin Williams
Showrunner: Ruth Roberts
Director: Luke Wiles
Edit Producer: Pete Chinn
Editors: Peter Miller, Dan McDonald, Dominic Lester
Assistant Producers: Emma Houghton-Brown, Dom Walter
Directors of Photography: Brendan McGinty, Chris Openshaw
Production Managers: Katie Harmsworth, Fiona McDonald