Bioluminescence is far more common on Earth than most people realize. To catalogue and describe the number of species that ‘bioluminesce’ would be akin to describing all the species that walk or swim. Trying to cram this huge topic into 50 minutes without alienating the audience with science or just a list of animals requires clever and skilled script writing. The challenge was to create a sense of narrative and developing story while incorporating evolution, current science, new technology and compelling behaviour into one coherent story. The writing team combined a sense of style and structure, which together with their in-depth knowledge of the subject they have crafted a script that brings an understanding to the astonishing images on the screen.
Running Time: 47 mins
Production Company: A Terra Mater Factual Studios production in co-production with CuriosityStream, in association with BBC, UKTV & ABC Australia, produced by Ammonite Limited
Image Credit: Terra Mater / Ammonite Films + Martin Dohrn