12 Feb 2024

New NZ-made doco series spotlights climate change in unique way

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 12 February 2024


Dynamic Planet, narrated by New Zealand's own Cliff Curtis, is the latest project from Natural History New Zealand and more than three years in the making. Filmed on all seven continents, it explores the extremes being created by climate change - how different species are being affected and some of the scientific, natural and traditional ways climate challenges can be overcome. The series, which launched on Neon last week and is coming to Sky Open from February 25, has been produced by Auckland-based Ben Lawrie. It's the latest in a number of daring projects Ben's been involved with, including the award-winning documentary Plane Crash - the biggest stunt ever filmed for TV - in which a Boeing passenger jet was deliberately crashed to the ground. Ben joins Kathryn to talk about that, and share some impressive stats that highlight the challenges in filming Dynamic Planet.