Tasmania’s vast wilderness and extraordinary wildlife will be showcased in a documentary narrated by the one and only Sir David Attenborough.
The great man delves into the state’s pristine rivers, ancient forests and spectacular coastline in a one-off documentary to be aired on Sunday night.
In the 50-minute show Sir David describes life in Tasmania as “very different” from that on the mainland.
“Its (Tasmania) animal inhabitants are every bit as extraordinary as they are bizarre: a cast of black devils, white wallabies, miniature penguins and giant trees. With Antarctica the next landfall south, their lives are governed by the cool climate and strong seasonal calendar,” he said.
“Tasmania experiences greater seasonal change than anywhere else in Australia.”
The documentary was produced by Humble Bee Films in association with Black Devil Productions.
Tasmania’s Black Devil Productions director and cinematographer Max Moller said David Attenborough's Tasmania is a realisation of a dream come true and a gift for the people of the Apple Isle.
Moller researched the documentary with his wife Christine Moller-Foster, and said his filming assistant Damon Heather was invaluable throughout the process.
While Max and Christine thoroughly researched their subjects, locations and equipment, it didn’t always go to plan.
“Animals don’t read scripts and some times they just extemporise and in that case we go with the flow – the results are sometimes far better than our planned story,” he said.
The documentary will premiere on ABC on Sunday at 7.40pm.