Preview | Secrets of Survival | Primates - About

Premieres Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

Monkey see, monkey do. From baboons facing down leopards, to lemurs exploiting a jungle pharmacy or rhesus macaques charming their way to an easy life, discover the survival strategies used by primates, often in the most unexpected places. Bearded capuchins, counted among the smartest animals in the world, teach their young how to use tools in Brazil’s badlands. A silverback gorilla gives in to his softer side to raise his boisterous offspring in the Congo basin. Bush babies conduct an after-hours raid of a city zoo to find food in the South African winter.

Production Credits Print

NARRATED BY
NYAMBI NYAMBI

PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY
NIKKI WALDRON

PHOTOGRAPHY
LUKE BARNETT
TOM BELDAM
VIANET DJENGUET
STUART DUNN
TANIA ESCOBAR
JACK HYNES
JUSTIN JAY
LIANNE STEENKAMP
VARUN ALAGAR SURENDRAN
KALYAN VARMA

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
JAMES ALDRED
TOM CROWLEY
WILL STEENKAMP

FILM EDITOR
NICK CARLINE

ADDITIONAL EDITING
SAM ROGERS

EDIT ASSISTANT
MARIANNE SMITH

COLORIST
FRED TAY

ONLINE EDITOR
MICHAEL LANSDELL

POST PRODUCTION & GRAPHIC DESIGN
DOGHOUSE POST PRODUCTION

SOUND EDITORS
BEN PEACE
OWEN SHIRLEY

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

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE PROVIDED BY
FELIS IMAGES

LOCATION ASSISTANCE
TIAGO FALOTICO

LOCATION ACCESS PROVIDED BY
VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK
SANBI NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
AGENCIA NACIONAL DO CINEMA BRAZIL

SPECIAL THANKS
AEECL
PARQUE NACIONAL SERRA DA CAPIVARA

DIRECTOR
NICK EASTON

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
THE HITE FOUNDATION
DORIS R. AND ROBERT J. THOMAS
BRADLEY L. GOLDBERG FAMILY FOUNDATION

ORIGINAL NATURE PRODUCTION FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
ARNHOLD FOUNDATION
SUE AND EDGAR WACHENHEIM III
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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