Wired | De-Extinction
Extinction is a fact of life as 99% of things that ever lived are extinct. However, as we know, the ratio and scale in which extinction is happening nowadays has been drastically increased by human activity. With that in mind, teams of scientists around the world are working with different methods on what has been excitingly called De-Extinction - the science of bringing species back from extinction. In this film for WIRED, we go on a journey to find out not only how these miracles are performed but also their ethical implications.
A huge amount of work went into researching this fascinating and inspiring subject. The Big Sky crew shot the interviews over two days with a small Covid safe crew on RED Gemini, and over zoom calls. Although making the film at the height of the pandemic had it's challenges, we had a lot of fun experimenting with animation, archive and all sorts of creative devices to bring this science-heavy subject to life. We like to think there is a more-ish watchability from beginning to end which may be attributed to Director, Bruno Chiecco's creative vision and to the dedication of our editors, one of whom suggests that, due to the intensity of the edit, his hairline may have retreated substantially - a great loss to his species.