Distinguished Communicator David Bond


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The Centre for Science Communication is proud to present David Bond

Screening of his film 'Project Wild Thing' followed by Q & A

Monday 7 March 2016 7:00pm
University of Otago
College of Education Auditorium
Entry: Donation
Limited seats and no reservations available

David Bond is a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don't want to go outdoors. They want iPads, TV and plastic toys. The marketing departments of Apple, Disney and Mattel control his children better than he can. Determined to get them up and out, David appoints himself as the Marketing Director for Nature. With the help of branding and outdoor experts, he develops and launches a nationwide marketing campaign to get children outside.
PROJECT WILD THING is the hilarious, real-life story of one man's determination to get children out and into the ultimate, free wonder-product: Nature. Contributors include naturalist CHRIS PACKHAM, writer and environmentalist GEORGE MONBIOT, scientist JAAK PANKSEPP, writer JAY GRIFFITHS, advertising guru MICHAEL WOLFF, and brain scientist Prof. Baroness SUSAN GREENFIELD.


PROJECT WILD THING - official trailer from Green Lions on Vimeo.



For more information please contact the Centre for Science Communication at sciencecommunication@otago.ac.nz



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The Wild Wet keeps on Winning!

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Congratulations to our Centre for Science Communication alumni Moritz Katz and Joshua Mayo for continued success with their student film The Wild Wet, which was completed as part of their MA degree in 2014 and tells the story of the stunning wildlife occupying the rainforest of Queensland, Australia. The Wild Wet has already racked up an impressive list of awards, including the following:

The 38th International Wildlife Film Festival: Best Student Film 2015

Environmental Film Festival Australia: People's Choice Best Short Film 2015
Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival: Best Independent Film 2015
Matsalu Nature Film Festival: Best Low Budget Film 2015
Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam: Best Non Professional Documentary 2015
Kiwi International Film Festival: Winner Documentary Short Film 2015


The Wild Wet - trailer from Joshua Mayo on Vimeo.

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