Natural History Unit veteran to oversee Plimsoll’s Apple series

June, 19 |

Plimsoll Productions has bought in veteran specialist factual producer Steve Nicholls to oversee its forthcoming Apple series Tiny World.

Steve Nicholls, founder of Hooded Crow Pictures and a regular contributor to UK- and US-based Plimsoll, will steer the cutting-edge natural history doc as executive producer.

He joins two Plimsoll executive producers: Creative Director of History, Tom Hugh Jones, and Head of Natural History, Martha Holmes.

As Broadcast exclusively revealed, Tiny World will use pioneering camera technology to show the world through the eyes of the smallest creatures and explore their ingenuity and resilience.

A former BBC Natural History Unit Producer, Nicholls has more than 30 years’ experience in science and natural history programme-making, with credits including Drain the Ocean for National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel’s Wonder Bugs and Britains’s Treasure Islands for Sky.

“The world of the mini critter is one that has fascinated me since I was a boy” he said. “Apple’s ambition for the series was an opportunity I simply couldn’t pass up.”

Holmes hailed Nicholls’ “passion for science and nature and a reputation for innovating new visual styles and ways of telling stories from the natural world.”

“This is a passion project for me, so it was crucial the person I collaborated with shared a similar vision for the series and enthusiasm for the wonders of the micro-world,” added Hugh Jones. “As soon as I started talking to Steve, I knew he was the man for the job.”

Nicholls’ appointment comes at a busy time for Plimsoll, following on from a National Geographic commission for Alaska Live, which follows the wildlife characters of the sparsely populated US state and the scientists on the hunt to understand more about them.

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