THE ULTIMATE SABERTOOTH DOCUMENTARY -COMING IN 2014!
As you may have gathered from the content of previous posts in this blog, I think it is just impossible to unravel the mysteries of the sabertooths without an in-depth study of modern cats. For this reason, the work of naturalists such as Jonathan Scott (of “Big Cat Diary” fame) has been such an essential input and inspiration for my work in reconstructing those extinct predators.
Now I am proud to announce that Jonathan and I are preparing a documentary film that will bring together the fascinating findings of paleontologists with the raw power of first-hand observations of the modern felines in their environments, in order to produce new and surprising insights into the evolution and adaptations of the sabertooths and their living relatives. This is not just a film, it is an experience of ongoing research, and I am sure that the results of this collaboration are going to change the way we see these mighty predators – both living and extinct.
In order to complete the film we will be launching a crowdfunding initiative a few months from now, so that the documentary can be ready to premiere sometime in 2014. We will announce the dates in due course.
With my collaborators from “The Fly Factory” creating amazing 3D animations of the anatomy and action of the sabertooths and a team of professionals behind the camera and in the cutting room, this is going to be a truly eye-opening experience. Stay tuned!
You can watch an early trailer for the film in the following link (make sure to set the YouTube quality settings to HD!) :