Preview | Family Matters | Primates - About

Premieres Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

Family is everything for primates. They have the most complex social lives of any animal group on the planet. Meet devoted monkeys’ uncles, playmate apes and tender troops. Dusky leaf monkeys compete to babysit a bright orange infant and rally to defend him from a python. Gibbons learn treetop acrobatics with their playmates. In Sri Lanka, a single gray slender loris mother takes care of her twins— the most intimate video ever captured of the species. In the Amazon, an elder female spider monkey leads her troop to a unique food resource. See the first moving images of a Tapanuli orangutan mother and her infant, discovered to be a new species in 2017.

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NARRATED BY
NYAMBI NYAMBI

PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY
NICK EASTON

PHOTOGRAPHY
JACK HYNES
JAMES ALDRED
NICK BALL
STEVE FLANAGAN
JOÃO PAULO KRAJEWSKI
LINDSAY MCCRAE

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
GEMILANG DINI AR-RASYID
SANTIAGO CABRAL

FILM EDITOR
SAM ROGERS

EDIT ASSISTANT
MARIANNE SMITH

COLORIST
FRED TAY

ONLINE EDITOR
MICHAEL LANSDELL

POST PRODUCTION & GRAPHIC DESIGN
DOGHOUSE POST PRODUCTION

SOUND EDITORS
KATE HOPKINS
PAUL COWGILL

DUBBING MIXER
PETER DAVIES

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION
WOUNDED BUFFALO SOUND STUDIOS

ORIGINAL MUSIC
ADAM LUKAS AND DENISE SANTOS FOR BLEEDING FINGERS MUSIC

SCORE PRODUCER
RUSSELL EMANUEL

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT
DR RUSSELL MITTERMEIER

LOCATION ASSISTANCE
LIZ CAMPBELL
TIM FOGG
CHAMINDA JAYASEKARA

LOCATION ACCESS PROVIDED BY
GIBBON PROTECTION SOCIETY MALAYSIA
LANGUR PROJECT PENANG MALAYSIA
TROPICAL SPICE GARDEN MALAYSIA

SPECIAL THANKS
YAYASAN EKOSISTEM LESTARI – SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION PROGRAMME

DIRECTOR
NIKKI WALDRON

ASSISTANT PRODUCER
VICTORIA BUCKLEY

RESEARCHERS
ABI BROWN
CAMILA COELHO

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
AMY DOWNES

JUNIOR RESEARCHER
CHARLIE HEARST

PRODUCTION MANAGER
RACHEL HOLDEN

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
JESSICA CHEN
SUSANNA PROUSE

PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE
SUSAN AARTSE-TUYN

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
MARIA NORMAN

COMMISSIONING EDITOR
TOM MCDONALD

SERIES PRODUCER
GAVIN BOYLAND

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
MICHAEL GUNTON

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

COORDINATING PRODUCER
JAYNE YOON JUNG JUN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAMES F. BURKE

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

DIGITAL LEAD
DANIELLE STEINBERG

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – DIGITAL
AMANDA SCHMIDT

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
KAREN HO

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

BUDGET CONTROLLER
JAYNE LISI

ONLINE EDITOR
CHRIS GUIDO

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ORIGINAL PRIMATES PRODUCTION FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY
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DORIS R. AND ROBERT J. THOMAS
BRADLEY L. GOLDBERG FAMILY FOUNDATION

ORIGINAL NATURE PRODUCTION FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY
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THE FAIRWEATHER FOUNDATION
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KATHY CHIAO AND KEN HAO
FILOMEN M. D’AGOSTINO FOUNDATION
CHARLES ROSENBLUM
SANDRA ATLAS BASS
LILLIAN GOLDMAN CHARITABLE TRUST

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

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