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Tigress shortlisted for 2017 Grierson Award

Tigress Productions are delighted to announce some exciting awards news. Birds of Paradise: The Ultimate Quest has just been shortlisted for Best Natural History Documentary at the Grierson Awards 2017.

Considered as the Oscars of the documentary world, the Grierson Awards celebrate the best in documentary film-making and so this is a huge achievement for Series Producer/Director, Simon Davies and the team across the series. The film follows BBC Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner, as he pursues his dream of seeing Birds of Paradise in the wilds of Papua New Guinea. It’s a he’s had since he was a boy but one that died in 2004 when he was shot by terrorists.  30 years ago, Frank’s friend and explorer, Benedict Allen, left the Niowra people he lived with in Papua New Guinea. And now, despite Frank’s wheelchair and his own difficult past, Benedict pledges to return to his remote former home, taking Frank with him. They journey across some of Earth’s most inhospitable terrain through tribal territories in search of Frank’s dreamed-of birds.

The final 4 nominees will be announced on 20th September and the winner will be revealed at the awards ceremony being held at The Mermaid in Blackfriars, London, on Monday 6th November 2017.

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Tigress nominated for 2016 Grierson Award

Tigress Productions are delighted to announce some exciting company news. A Year In The Wild: Loch Lomond – Spring has just been nominated in the final shortlist of 4 for Best Natural History Documentary at the Grierson Awards 2016.

Considered as the Oscars of the documentary world, the Grierson Awards celebrate the best in documentary film-making and so this is a huge achievement for Series Producer/Director, Duncan Chard, and his top team from across the series. Other special mentions on this first episode go to camera team, Simon Niblett and Julz Braatvedt, Steve White sat in the editor’s chair, researcher Rebecca Payne, production manager Tina Razdan, Head of Production Fiona Marsh, and Executive Producers Dick Colthurst and Melanie Darlaston from Group M. Congratulations to them all.

The winner will be revealed at the awards ceremony being held at The Mermaid in Blackfriars, London, on Monday 7th November 2016.

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Panda Award nomination for John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure

Tigress Productions is pleased to announce that John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure has been nominated in the 2016 Wildscreen Panda Awards.

The programme has been nominated in the Popular Broadcast Award category. The film shows John Bishop coming face to face with Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas, one of the world’s most endangered animals. While embedded with the Gorilla Doctors – a team of vets who treat the gorillas in their natural habitat – John discovers just what it takes to save this extraordinary species.

The winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony being held on Thursday 13th October as part of the 2016 Wildscreen Festival in Bristol.

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Tigress win at Regional RTS Awards

Tigress Productions won an award at the 2016 West of England Royal Television Awards. The television community of the West of England turned out in force on 6th March to celebrate their work over the last twelve months at a gala ceremony in Bristol.

The award was given for Operation Meet the Street, a campaign programme tackling the issues surrounding loneliness which was presented by James Martin.  The five episodes were stripped across a week and aired on BBC1 in December of 2014. It won in the Best Daytime and Early Peak Programme category.

The list of nominees and winners certainly showed there is much to celebrate in the West of England across all genres and demonstrated the region to be a true hub of creativity. The full list can be found here

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Tigress receive two RTS West of England nominations

Two entries put forward by Tigress for the 2015/2016 RTS West of England have been nominated for awards.

Firstly, food writer and cook Nigel Slater has been nominated in the Best On-Screen Talent category and is up against some very worthy opponents. Nigel has been nominated for Nigel Slater: Eating Together which was broadcast during the summer of 2015 on BBC1 and follows Nigel as he meets devoted home cooks across multi-cultural Britain and discovers how food in this country has never been so exciting. From noodles to dumplings, there are some dishes we all love to cook wherever we originate from in the world.

Also nominated for Best Daytime and Early Peak Programme or Series is Operation Meet the Street. In this series James Martin invites five celebrities, including Denise Lewis and Dave Myers, back to a street they grew up on to find out who lives there now and help them set up a real social network in a campaign designed to tackle the growing issue of loneliness in the UK

The winners will be announced at the RTS Gala Awards Party and Presentation Ceremony being held on Sunday 6th March at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre.

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RTS BRISTOL AWARD NOMINATIONS

Two of the entries put forward by Tigress for the 2014/2015 RTS West of England have been nominated!

Firstly, the superb Monty Halls has been nominated in the Best On-Screen Talent category and is up against some very worthy opponents. Monty has been nominated for the Monty Halls’ Dive Mysteries series and the Divers’ Graveyard episode was put forward to showcase his talent. Monty dives Egypt’s Red Sea to investigate the curse of the Blue Hole.  With up to 100 deaths at this one site, what sinister forces make a dive into the 400 foot deep abyss the most dangerous on earth?

Also nominated for Best Short is Electric Flowers, an insert produced for The One Show. We’ve known for some time that flowers advertise to bees by appealing to their  sense of sight and smell , the brighter and more scented the flower the more pollinators it will attract. A recent study at Bristol University has discovered that bees can also sense an electric field – and they use it to find the best flowers to pollinate. George McGavin investigates.

Both are up against some very worthy competition from the great and the good of the Bristol television production scene. The winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Party and Presentation Ceremony being held on Sunday 8th March at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre.

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Panda Award Nomination!

Tigress Productions have been nominated for a Panda Award for Man, Cheetah, Wild. The film was made for Discovery and was completed in 2013. The nomination is in the Presenter-led category, with Kim Wolhuter being the featured presenter.

In Man, Cheetah, Wild, we see Bush Man and maverick film maker Kim Wolhuter wis the trust of a female cheetah and her 5 cubs, spending 18 months living and running alongside them.  In the Malilangwe Game Reserve, Southern Zimbabwe he chases off lions, stands up to rhino and faces death, following the daily life as the cubs turn into fully fledged predators.

The winners will be announced during the Wildscreen Festival 2014 in October.

You can find out more about the show at https://www.tigressproductions.co.uk/productions/man-cheetah-wild and more about Kim Wolhuter at http://kimwolhuter.com

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Edward VIII: The Lion King nominated for FOCAL International Award

Tigress show ‘Edward VIII: The Lion King’, which aired on Channel 4 in May 2013, has been nominated for a FOCAL International Award in the Best Use of Wildlife and  Natural History Footage category. The Awards Ceremony will be taking place on 30th April and winners will be announced then.

http://www.focalint.org/focal-international-awards/2014/the-focal-international-awards-2014/nominations/best-use-of-wildlife-and-natural-history-footage

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Nomination received for Naked & Marooned with Ed Stafford in WoE RTS Awards

‘Naked & Marooned with Ed Stafford’ has been shortlisted for a Regional Royal Television Society Award in the  Specialist Factual category. The winners will be revealed during a gala ceremony on Sunday 9th March at the Bristol Old Vic with Carol Vorderman hosting.

Tigress Productions are also sponsoring the Media Effectiveness award in this year’s West of England RTS Awards and Dick Colthurst, MD, will be presenting this award on the night.

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Naked & Marooned Shortlisted for Broadcast Award

The shortlist for the Broadcast Awards 2014 has been announced and Tigress Productions have received a nomination for ‘Naked and Marooned with Ed Stafford’ in the Best Popular Factual category.

The awards ceremony will take place on 5th February at the Grosvenor House Hotel and the winning productions will be revealed then.

Former British Army Captain, Ed Stafford was the first person ever to walk the length of the Amazon, but surviving completely alone on a desert island is his biggest adventure yet. Can he last 60 days on an uninhabited Fijian island with absolutely nothing?  No survival tools, no rations, no clothes, no film crew. It’s a daunting challenge and nobody’s ever done it before.  In fierce tropical heat he has only hours to find water before dehydration ends his attempt before it’s started.  He must master the island – and his fears – to find food and water, light fire, build a proper shelter and progress from mere survival to the point where he could live there forever.  Filmed entirely by Ed himself, there has never been a more authentic survival series on TV.

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