Serengeti for the BBC 

John Downer Productions & XiX Entertainment 

Project 

Serengeti for the BBC

Client 

BBC & XiX Entertainment 

John Downer

Will Gregory

I was approached by John Downer and Will Gregory, (half of the British electronic duo Goldfrapp) to go out to production manage and record traditional instrumentalists and choirs to bring that authentic sound to a BBC production of Serengeti. The recordings feature amazing work from the likes of Makadem and Rapassa, along with a delightful choir arrangement from Phillip Tuju (Filah) who leads a youth choir called Redfourth.

 

The show, which hails from Emmy winners Simon Fuller and John Downer, will take viewers to the vast, nearly untouched plains of Tanzania. The six-part series highlights the majestic animals and their day-to-day lives living together.

 

Created and produced by Fuller (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance) and directed and produced by wildlife filmmaker Downer (Penguin: Spy in The Huddle), the series is said to give unrivalled access to one of the most pristine and unspoiled corners of Africa as it follows the heart warming stories of a cast of African wildlife, including lions, zebras, baboons and cheetahs, over the course of a year, showcasing the dramatic moments that make each day of survival on the Serengeti a feat.