The Serengeti Rules

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

UK | 84 MINUTES

THE SERENGETI RULES

Documentary, Drama, First Time Filmmaker
Nicolas Brown’s visually rich and thought-provoking documentary profiles scientists from around the globe whose parallel experiments with different ecosystems led them to similar, surprising conclusions about the relationships between predator and prey and, by extension, the balance of life on our planet. The conclusion these disparate thinkers and experiments reach speaks to the essential role played by so-called “keystone species” in preserving the balance of an ecosystem and protecting it from collapse. To prove its thesis, Serengeti Rules traverses the Pacific Northwest, Peru, the Aleutian Islands, and the Serengeti, bringing to life the simple but groundbreaking discoveries these scientists have made throughout the last few decades. From sea otters and sea urchins to starfish and mussels to wildebeest and wild grass, the relationships between species outlined in Serengeti Rules offer both a sobering reminder of the fragile balance of life and hopeful glimpse of a better future.

—Dan Hunt

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Nicolas Brown

Filmmaker Nicolas Brown has earned three Emmy® awards, including one for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story—Long Form for the film The Truth About Global Warming, two Baftas, and more than 35 other awards from festivals. He also directed National Geographic’s award-winning Imax film Pandas: The Journey Home and the BBC's documentary series Human Planet.
Director
Nicolas Brown
Producer
David Allen
Screenwriter
Nicolas Brown
Cinematographer
TIm Cragg
Editor
Andy Worboys
Composer
Anne Nikitin
Executive Producer
David Elisco, John Battsek

CONTACTS

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