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‘His Dark Materials’ Actor Lucian Msamati Narrates ‘Okavango’ Doc – Variety



“Recreation of Thrones” and “His Darkish Supplies” actor Lucian Msamati is to relate wildlife documentary movie “Okavango – A Flood of Life” from “River Monsters” producer Icon Movies, which has partnered with worldwide producer-distributor Fremantle on world gross sales.

Initially filmed in full 8K, the documentary particular explores Africa’s best oasis, the Okavango Delta, and is informed by the eyes of the area’s indigenous river folks.

Commissioned by Japanese broadcaster NHK final 12 months, “Okavango – A Flood of Life” sees veteran pure historical past filmmaker Brad Bestelink and his staff at Pure Historical past Movie Unit use the most recent know-how to movie a full seasonal cycle on the Delta.

Botswana-born Bestelink has spent most of his life dwelling and dealing within the Delta. His credit embody two-part documentary, “The Flood,” for Nationwide Geographic, which was set within the Delta, and “Savage Kingdom”, additionally for Nat Geo.

Fremantle shall be distributing “Okavango – A Flood of Life”  worldwide, excluding Japan, the place NHK have unique rights.

The worldwide model is narrated by Lucian Msamati, who will subsequent be seen in Sky drama “Gangs of London,” and whose credit additionally embody “Black Earth Rising” in addition to “His Darkish Supplies” and “Recreation of Thrones.”

In addition to “River Monsters”, Icon Movies’ credit embody returning sequence “Primal Survivor” and Charles Dance-narrated “Savage Kingdom.”

Lucy Middelboe, business director at Icon Movies, mentioned: “This venture has been a real collaboration of companions throughout continents and we’re delighted to have Fremantle supporting distribution of ‘Okavango – A Flood of Life’.”

Céire Clark, senior acquisitions supervisor for worldwide, at Fremantle, mentioned: “It’s a pleasure to companion with Icon Movies on Fremantle’s first blue chip pure historical past movie for the worldwide market.

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