Most successful and acclaimed RSPB film ever made
22 November 2004
‘Being judged favourably by your peers is the biggest compliment,’ Mark Percival, RSPB film producer, explains. ‘It makes all the hard work and painful memories of missed opportunities worthwhile.
‘This was topped recently by the news that our film, The Eagle Odyssey, had won the award for Best Script, against worldwide competition, at Wildscreen 2004, the largest and most prestigious wildlife film festival in the world.’
More recently still, the film went on to scoop the Grand Prix Best Film award at the world’s premier ornithological film festival, held each year at Menigoute in France, and two more awards at the Valvert European Wildlife Film Festival in Belgium (most popular film and Best Story).
Its four awards at three festivals, plus a deal with the BBC and good sales of video and DVD copies, makes this the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful RSPB film ever made.
The BBC Natural History Unit was so impressed with the RSPB’s new sea eagle footage that they paid us to revise the material into a Natural World programme, broadcast on BBC2 in February 2004.
You can order The Eagle Odyssey on DVD (£17.99) and video (£12.99) - available direct from the RSPB (£2 postage and packing applies) by calling 01767 680551. Please make cheques payable to ‘RSPB Sales Limited’. Major credit cards are also accepted.
You can also buy The Eagle Odyssey from our reserve shops (please see link for details of your nearest reserve shop).
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