Brant Backlund

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Brant is a multiple award-winning producer and director of factual television programmes. With university degrees in Biology and Natural History Filmmaking, he has a unique passion for presenting scientific concepts in new and interesting ways. His first film, Exhuming Adams, which was made as part of the Centre’s postgraduate diploma course, won awards around the world including the prestigious Wildscreen Panda Award for ‘Best Newcomer’ to the industry. Since then, he has worked in Europe, the United States, and New Zealand as a producer and director for production companies including NHNZ and National Geographic Television. At NHNZ, Brant recently Produced and Directed the New Zealand Episode of the award-winning series Life Force for Discovery Science, NHK, Animal Planet, and France Televisiones.

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