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Billy & Molly: An Otter Love Story

Billy and Molly visit on the shore. Credit: National Geographic / Charlie Hamilton James Billy & Molly: An Otter Love Story premiered May 6 on National Geographic and is now available to stream on Disney+/Hulu (US release – with additional release dates coming soon). From National Geographic and Silverback Films, “Billy & Molly: An Otter ... Read more
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Life on Our Planet

Life on Our Planet is our ground-breaking new 8-part series created by Silverback Films in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television – premiering on Netflix 25 October. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman, it’s the story of life’s epic battle to conquer and survive on planet Earth. Today there are 20 million species on our ... Read more
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The Earthshot Prize 2023

Studio Silverback are producing The Earthshot Prize 2023 for Prince William’s Earthshot Prize, the ambitious global initiative to protect and restore our planet. Silverback has previously produced the landmark five-part BBC and Discovery+ television series in 2021 (‘The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet) as well as the five-part video series showcasing competition finalists in 2022. This is ... Read more
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Hamza: Strictly Birds of Prey

In this special film for BBC One and iPlayer from Silverback Films, wildlife cameraman Hamza Yassin is on a journey to film his favourite birds of prey in the British Isles. The film airs at 7pm on Sunday 24 September. Birds of prey and wildlife have always been Hamza’s passion but during filming for BBC ... Read more
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Our Planet II

Our Planet II is a new 4-part Netflix series from Silverback Films (released 14 June 2023) – narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series will unravel the mystery of how and why animals migrate. At any given moment on planet Earth, billions of animals are on the move, through spectacular and innovative cinematography we reveal ... Read more
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Saving Our Wild Isles

Saving Our Wild Isles is a Silverback Films documentary for WWF, the RSPB and the National Trust, landing exclusively on BBC iPlayer on Sunday 9th April (2023) at 8pm. The documentary highlights the people working hard to halt the alarming decline in nature as well as focusing on the wildlife and habitats at risk in ... Read more
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Billy & Molly: An Otter Love Story

Billy and Molly visit on the shore. Credit: National Geographic / Charlie Hamilton James Billy & Molly: An Otter Love Story premiered May 6 on National Geographic and is now available to stream on Disney+/Hulu (US release – with additional release dates coming soon). From National Geographic and Silverback Films, “Billy & Molly: An Otter … Read more

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Life on Our Planet

Life on Our Planet is our ground-breaking new 8-part series created by Silverback Films in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television – premiering on Netflix 25 October. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman, it’s the story of life’s epic battle to conquer and survive on planet Earth. Today there are 20 million species on our … Read more

Read More →

The Earthshot Prize 2023

Studio Silverback are producing The Earthshot Prize 2023 for Prince William’s Earthshot Prize, the ambitious global initiative to protect and restore our planet. Silverback has previously produced the landmark five-part BBC and Discovery+ television series in 2021 (‘The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet) as well as the five-part video series showcasing competition finalists in 2022. This is … Read more

Read More →

Hamza: Strictly Birds of Prey

In this special film for BBC One and iPlayer from Silverback Films, wildlife cameraman Hamza Yassin is on a journey to film his favourite birds of prey in the British Isles. The film airs at 7pm on Sunday 24 September. Birds of prey and wildlife have always been Hamza’s passion but during filming for BBC … Read more

Read More →

Our Planet II

Our Planet II is a new 4-part Netflix series from Silverback Films (released 14 June 2023) – narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series will unravel the mystery of how and why animals migrate. At any given moment on planet Earth, billions of animals are on the move, through spectacular and innovative cinematography we reveal … Read more

Read More →

Saving Our Wild Isles

Saving Our Wild Isles is a Silverback Films documentary for WWF, the RSPB and the National Trust, landing exclusively on BBC iPlayer on Sunday 9th April (2023) at 8pm. The documentary highlights the people working hard to halt the alarming decline in nature as well as focusing on the wildlife and habitats at risk in … Read more

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Latest News

Silverback donates £1500 to Wildlife charities

28th May 2024

We’ve been repurposing and donating our old drone equipment for good causes, and as part of this we’ve helped junior members of our team to get flying through an internal drone sale earlier this year.   It gave some of our staff the opportunity to purchase a piece of professional kit for the first time, helping them to develop their skills in new areas.   Silverback donated the £1500 from the sales to 3 wildlife charities, giving … Read more

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Life at Silverback: meet Tawana, Logger / Junior Researcher

22nd May 2024

Meet Tawana, one of our brilliant team at Studio Silverback working on Open Planet, and 2024 Grierson DocLab trainee! Tawana’s path into the TV industry started at Silverback Films as part of our collaboration with Babbasa on their mentorship programme. She then joined our work experience initiative, alongside other natural history production companies in Bristol, before launching her promising career and returning to Silverback last year. Tawana has been selected to take part in this … Read more

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Billy and Molly wins Best International Feature at NorthwestFest

20th May 2024

Billy & Molly: An Otter Love Story has won the Audience Award for Best International Feature at NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival, Canada’s longest running non-fiction film festival. Our heart-warming story of friendship between an otter and a man set in the remote Scottish islands of Shetland, shows how love can reawaken us to the beauty of nature. Produced by Silverback Films, and from Director Charlie Hamilton James and Producer Jeff Wilson, our Nat Geo documentary … Read more

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

20th May 2024

  This week (13 – 19 May) has been Mental Health Awareness Week, and we’ve been getting involved with a week of staff activities to focus on building good mental health. Inspired by this year’s theme ‘Movement: Moving More for our Mental Health‘, our team got out and about to make the most of the sunshine. We kicked off with a calming lunchtime yoga session led with a local Bristol instructor. Making the most of … Read more

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