Colossus Productions / David Attenborough film’s receive 5 BAFTA award nominations

April 16, 2014

The award-winning Colossus Productions – a joint venture between Atlantic Productions and Sky for high-end 3D production and innovation- has received 5 BAFTA nominations; for David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D and Micro Monsters 3D at the 2014 Television and Craft Awards and at the Television Awards.

With five nominations in total for the two shows that were produced in 4k for Sky 3D. Colossus has both the most nominations of any factual production company and the leading number of nominations for an individual factual programme. They also represent a personal milestone for David Attenborough who is the only person to be BAFTA nominated in five formats; black and white, colour, HD, 3D and now 4K.

Natural History Museum Alive has been nominated for the BAFTA Television Awards’ prestigious Specialist Factual Category (Writer & Presenter, David Attenborough, Producer Anthony Geffen, Supervising Producer Mike Davis, Director Dan Smith), a category that Atlantic Productions (for Sky 3D) won in 2011 for Flying Monsters 3D. Its Craft nominations are Breakthrough Talent (Director), Best Sound (Colossus/Halo) and Best Visual and Graphic Effects (Atlantic’s VFX company Zoo, Fido and its partners).  Colossus won a further Craft nomination in the Best Visual and Graphic Effects category (Hollingworth Photography, British Technical Films & Colossus) for Micro Monsters 3D, for developing new macro filming techniques. It is notable for Colossus to receive two nominations in a category that is generally dominated by big budget drama productions.

The BAFTA Craft Awards will be held on 27th April and the BAFTA Television Awards will take place on the 18th May and televised on BBC1