16 January 2012

BBC Natural World - Jungle Gremlins of Java

WINNER: Best Natural History Programme 2013
Royal Television Society Awards, West of England

Jungle Gremlins of Java is produced for BBC Natural World by ICON Films. It tracks the toxic slow loris and goes undercover to reveal the illegal worldwide trade in loris for pets. For further details about the programme including its transmission, please click HERE.

Directed by Steve Gooder and edited by Rupert Troskie, this hour long programme is presented by Dr. Anna Nekaris and narrated by Paul McGann. The music is composed and produced by William Goodchild. The score makes use of vocal and instrumental sounds such as karinding, bamboo percussion, chanting and rice pounding, which were recorded whilst the crew was filming in Indonesia. The score also features performances by guitarist Dan Brown (Massive Attack, Phantom Limb) and singer Joanna Swan (Ilya). 

To hear some of the music from the programme, please click HERE.

Dr Anna Nekaris has set up a 'fire face project' to save the slow loris via ecology, education and empowerment. You can find out more about this project by clicking HERE.

Javan Slow Loris

Photograph by Dr. Anna Nekaris

Photograph by Dr. Anna Nekaris