Siberian Tiger Quest

About

Hunted almost to extinction, the last wild Siberian tigers can only be found in the forests of the far eastern Russian frontier—but not easily. Ecologist Chris Morgan embarks on a challenge that will fulfill a lifelong dream — to find and film a Siberian tiger living wild and free in these forests. To help him, Morgan turns to Korean filmmaker Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent more than five years watching and waiting for a glimpse of the elusive creatures, confined sometimes for months in tiny underground pits or 15-foot hides in trees. His technique was unconventional, but produced more than a thousand hours of wild tiger footage that told the story of a three-generation tiger dynasty. During their time together, Park teaches Morgan the secrets of tracking tigers—where to look and what to look for in these vast, seemingly-uninhabited frozen forests. Eventually, Morgan’s mentor and guide leaves him to his own private quest, and it is up to Morgan to follow the tracks and markings of these giant cats, searching out spots where tigers are prone to hunt, setting up cameras he hopes will also capture a precious image of a wild Siberian tiger. Siberian Tiger Quest premiered Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8/7c on PBS.

Production Credits Print

HOSTED AND NARRATED BY
CHRIS MORGAN

PRODUCER
MIKE BIRKHEAD

DIRECTORS
MIKE BIRKHEAD
JOE LONCRAINE

PHOTOGRAPHY
GRAHAM MacFARLANE

SOUND RECORDIST
MIKE ARNOTT

FILM EDITOR
MARK FLETCHER

COLORIST
PAUL INGVARSSON

DUBBING MIXER
TIM WHEELER

MUSIC BY
DAVID MITCHAM

SCRIPT WRITER
JOE LONCRAINE

SCRIPT CONSULTANT
JEREMY EVANS

LOCATION MANAGER
ANATOLY PETROV

ARCHIVE SUPPLIED BY
EBS, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

SPECIAL THANKS
SOOYONG PARK
VADIM KHIVRICH
LINDA KERLEY
LAZOVSKY ZAPOVEDNIK

PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR
ANNA WEDGE

PRODUCTION MANAGER
CAROLYN NAYLOR

LINE PRODUCER
ALDO METZELAAR

UNIT MANAGER
DINAH CZEZIK-MÜLLER

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
SABINE HOLZER

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

BUDGET CONTROLLER
REKHA MENON

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ONLINE EDITOR
PATRICK KRASS

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

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WEB CREDITS

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KATE FULTON

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
CHIE WITT

DESIGNER
JOY WEEENG

PAGEBUILDING
BRIAN SANTALONE

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
BRIAN LEE

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
NICK MILLER

SENIOR DIRECTOR
DANIEL B. GREENBERG