Badlands: Hard Rock - Tough Lives

Blistering heat, ceaseless winds, punishing cold and nowhere to hide: Welcome to the Badlands of South Dakota in the heart of North America’s Great Plains. In a land, where the only constant is change, nothing is certain - least of all survival.

Director: Mike Birkhead

AFTER GAINING A DOCTORATE AND TWO YEARS POST-DOCTORAL WORK IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD MIKE LEFT TO JOIN LONDON WEEKEND TELEVISION IN 1984.

AT LONDON WEEKEND TV HE WORKED FOR FOUR YEARS ON A VARIETY OF PROGRAMMES IN THE CURRENT AFFAIRS AND FEATURES DEPARTMENT BEFORE GOING INDEPENDENT/FREELANCE TO MAKE FILMS FOR BBC, PBS, HTV/PARTIDGE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, WNET DISCOVERY AND ANIMAL PLANET.

MIKE SET UP HIS OWN COMPANY, MIKE BIRKHEAD ASSOCIATES, IN 1988. SINCE THEN HE HAS PRODUCED/DIRECTED MANY WILDLIFE TELEVISION PROGRAMMES INCLUDING HIS MOST RECENT PROGRAMMES 'RADIO GIBBON', 'AMBA THE RUSSIAN TIGER', 'CUCKOO' AND A 13 PART SERIES ' ECHO AND THE ELEPHANTS OF AMBOSELI'.

2017
50 Min.
Deutsch
6
Director: Mike Birkhead
Author: Beth Jones
Camera: Camera Assistant: Kathryn Dunning
Editing: Nigel Buck
Music: Cody Westheimer
Speaker: Steve Dan Mills
Editor: Terra Mater Factual Studios
Producer: A Terra Mater Factual Studios and Smithsonian Networks production produced by Mike Birkhead Associates