The international distributor will handle worldwide distribution rights outside the UK for the 3-part documentary series, produced by Humble Bee Films and SeaLight Pictures for the BBC, Netflix, Channel 9 and Stan.

Flame Distribution announced its appointment as global distributor for the stunning 3-part natural history documentary series Life in Colour with David Attenborough, in partnership with Humble Bee Films and SeaLight Pictures.

The premium documentary series that employs ground-breaking technology and is presented by the world-renowned natural history icon Sir David Attenborough, is co-produced by Bristol-based Humble Bee Films and Sydney-based SeaLight Pictures for the BBC, Netflix, Channel 9 and Stan.

Flame Distribution who had independently worked with Humble Bee Films and SeaLight Pictures over the years, also played a key role in introducing the two companies which consequently led to this co-production alliance.

Flame Distribution will handle worldwide distribution of the series outside of the UK.

Life in Colour with David Attenborough is an awe-inspiring, thought-provoking series, that sees Sir David on location from the rainforests of Costa Rica to the snowy Scottish Highlands to reveal the extraordinary ways that animals use colour. Sir David has always been fascinated by the way colour plays a part in the natural world since the 1950’s, and now 65 years later using new camera technologies (some developed especially for this series) we will be able to see colours usually invisible to our eyes. From the UV signals on a butterfly’s wings and facial markings on a damselfish, to the strange polarisation patterns sported by a mantis shrimp, or how the peacock’s magnificent tail evolved to impress female peahens, while a poison dart frog’s brilliant colours warn of its deadly toxin, Life in Colour will be a truly visual feast for audiences worldwide, revealing a world in colour normally invisible to human eyes, and tell stories that have not been told before.

Fiona Gilroy, Content Sales & Acquisitions Director, Flame Distribution said: “This spectacular documentary series will have a profound effect on audiences worldwide, especially in light of the environmental issues and impact on our wildlife we are facing. Sir David creates a unique lens through which to see our fellow inhabitants in all their glory and I defy anyone to not be mesmerized by each episode! It’s also an incredible honour to be working with the producers and distinguished broadcasters that are delivering the ‘must see’ documentary of 2021.”

Stephen Dunleavy, Creative Director and Executive Producer, Humble Bee Films said: “To make a series that takes the viewer into unseen territory is a challenge, yet that was the aim of Life in Colour with David Attenborough. The role colour plays in animals’ lives can only be truly understood by seeing it through their eyes. Sir David’s long held fascination with this subject was the starting point and across two years we explored the role of colour and employed new camera technology to help see colours we can’t normally see. With stories from across the world – on land and underwater – Life in Colour is visual feast underpinned by the latest science.”

Colette Beaudry, Managing Director and Executive Producer, SeaLight Pictures commented: “While Life in Colour spans the globe, it also rediscovers the basics… birds, and a way that will resonate with viewers everywhere. To have had David’s heart and mind so passionately involved in this series has been inspiring beyond compare.”

Life in Colour with David Attenborough is executive produced by Stephen Dunleavy (Humble Bee Films) and Colette Beaudry (SeaLight Pictures). The documentary is made for the BBC (commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two and Tom McDonald, BBC Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual), Netflix, Channel 9 and Stan (Australia).