WiLD Studios is the social impact division of Natural History NZ (NHNZ), an international production company that sees the world a little differently. Maybe that’s because we’re located on the edge of it. WiLD Studios HQ is based in the South Island of New Zealand; renowned for its adventurous spirit, tussock-clad ridges, world-class wines and the kind of dramatic scenery that made the country a movie star. We collaborate with some of the world’s best filmmakers to make factual TV for the biggest global broadcasters.
Over the years NHNZ has made original content for PBS, Discovery Channels, Animal Planet, A&E Bio Channel, Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic Channels, NHK, CCTV, Travel Channel, Arte and France Télévisions. NHNZ has picked up over 300 awards along the way, including the Wildscreen Panda and a number of Emmy Awards.
By tapping into NHNZ’s longstanding relationships with conservation NGOs and Governments, WiLD has unprecedented access to film locations that often are difficult to access. Mainland China, Siberian Desert, Brazil, Sahara Desert, Amazon Jungle – wherever you can imagine, we’re there. Headed up by international brand marketer and executive producer Carolyn Managh, with creatives, producers, editors and film crews all experienced in cinematic 4k filming to international broadcast standards. We have 4K gear and experience to film in the most extreme conditions; from -45°C temperatures in Antarctica to deep sea diving in the Pacific Ocean.
As wildlife filmmakers, we have a responsibility to use the medium of film to help protect and preserve the beauty of planet earth which gives us endless stories to tell. We believe we also have a responsibility to use our brand, skills and resources for good, as well as commercial gain. Now part of the Blue Ant Media family, NHNZ has been sharing some of the planet’s most interesting stories for 40 years. We remain dedicated to creating programmes from a different perspective.