March 24, 2014


Both David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D and Micro Monsters with David Attenborough shortlisted

  London. 24 March 1014.  Multi-award-winning producer Colossus Productions has received four nominations across three categories of BAFTA’s prestigious British Academy Television Craft Awards, which honour the very best behind-the-scenes talent from television.

This year’s ceremony will be held at The Brewery on Sunday 27 April, and will be hosted once again by Stephen Mangan. Both programmes shortlisted were created by Colossus Productions, the production joint venture between Sky and Atlantic Productions which creates tent pole, event programming in 4k, 3D and 2D.

Dan Smith, director of the critically acclaimed David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D has been recognised in the Breakthrough Talent category, while Freddie Claire, Graham Kirkman and John Rogerson have been nominated in the Sound for Factual Productions category for the same film.

Colossus Productions claims two of the four nominations for the Special, Visual and Graphic Effects category, a notable achievement in an area traditionally dominated by big budget drama productions. Colossus’ in-house VFX team ZOO, along with VFX production partner Fido, have been nominated in the category for David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D, with the second nomination going the production team for specialist macro filming for Micro Monsters with David Attenborough: Predator, a collaboration with Sky 3D.

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About Atlantic Productions:

Atlantic Productions is a leader in production and distribution of factual TV, film, and online content. It recently won a BAFTA, three Emmys and best IMAX award for three different productions in one year.

Atlantic Productions has produced many of the last two decades’ landmark television programmes and series. These include: triple Emmy-winning DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S FIRST LIFE; The Emmy-winning Jerusalem – City of Heaven; BAFTA-nominated Munich: Mossad’s Revenge; the triple Emmy-nominated The Promised Land five-part series, narrated by Morgan Freeman, and the award-winning three-part series, Prohibition; the Emmy-nominated NEFERTITI RESURRECTED, THE LINK, PREDATOR X and the multi-part series EGYPT UNWRAPPED, ROME UNWRAPPED, and THE GREEKS: CRUCIBLE OF CIVILISATION.


A pioneer in using new technology to entrance audiences, Atlantic is the leader in 3D and 4K factual content for TV and theatric release, starting with 2010’s  BAFTA-winning Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough now showing in IMAX cinemas worldwide.  This film also won the Best 3D film at The Jackson Hole and Wildscreen festivals among many other awards.  Flying Monsters was followed by RTS-winning The PENGUIN King 3D (released theatrically in 2013);  the Bafta-nominated series KINGDOM OF PLANTS 3D with David Attenborough (2012) and GALAPAGOS 3D WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH (2013) have both been sold to over 130 countries worldwide; BAFTA nominated MICRO MONSTERS 3D (2013) is slated for Imax release in 2014; and the latest 3D / 4K production has been nominated for three BAFTA’s DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ALIVE broke ratings records for Sky 1 and Sky 3D and featured David Attenborough in his first acting role alongside his favourite extinct creatures re-animated in photo-real CGI.

Atlantic has also led in creating innovative new media products including major online offerings for THE LINK (2008); FIRST LIFE (2009); and Apps for KINGDOM OF PLANTS, FLYING MONSTERS.  ITunes selected the KINGDOM OF PLANTS app as one of its Pick of 2012 from over 250,000 released apps and NHM Alive as App of the week on its launch in January 2014.