Filmmaker Dr Chadden Hunter joins doco maker Wildbear Entertainment

“We’ll be working on ambitious new programmes for new outlets”

WildBear Entertainment has recruited Dr Chadden Hunter (pictured), wildlife biologist and multi-award-winning producer, director, writer and presenter, to join the business as an executive producer.

Hunter has worked with both the BBC Natural History Unit and National Geographic, amongst others. Most recently, for the BBC he was a producer/director/writer on Seven Worlds, One Planet and Planet Earth 2, as well as series producer on Wild Arabia and principal director on Frozen Planet. For National Geographic his credits include Hunter & Hunted and Cliffhangers, both of which he also presented. His projects have won 12 Emmy Awards and eight BAFTAs.

Wildbear is led by co-founder Michael Tear and a former chairman was recently departed Nine CEO Hugh Marks.

“There is a tremendous appetite for beautifully produced natural history at the moment, especially if it takes us to new worlds and shares unique stories, as with Playing with Sharks”, said Michael Tear, WildBear Entertainment’s CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome Chadden to the team. His appointment not only gives us an additional resource to capitalise on this current demand but also, more importantly, he brings extraordinary expertise from working all over the world at every stage of the creative process, from operating cameras to directing, producing and presenting.”

Dr Chadden Hunter said: “I am super-excited to be joining forces with WildBear Entertainment for the next stage of my career. I’ve been a fan of their work for years and it’s great to be back on home turf in Australia. I can’t wait to get stuck in with the team to enhance WildBear’s natural history output still further. We’ll be working on ambitious new programmes for new outlets, to be enjoyed by audiences all over the world.”

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