Neanderthal


2h 2001

Brief Synopsis

Documentary that explores the enduring prehistoric mystery behind the rise and fall of the Neanderthal -- one of the most successful hominids ever to walk the earth. Highly evolved creatures, Neanderthals used tools, created musical instruments and buried the dead with intimate ceremonies. A mix of

Film Details

Also Known As
Neanderthal's World, The
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Documentary that explores the enduring prehistoric mystery behind the rise and fall of the Neanderthal -- one of the most successful hominids ever to walk the earth. Highly evolved creatures, Neanderthals used tools, created musical instruments and buried the dead with intimate ceremonies. A mix of animation, drama, prosthetics and special effects transports viewers back in time 43,000 years, charting everything from the Neanderthals' rise to their extinction. After 200,000 years, including two Ice Ages, Neanderthals died out suddenly, relinquishing their place to the Cro Magnon -- or so it was previously thought. The program presents the theory that Neanderthals may have interbred with Cro Magnon, long considered to be our ancestors.

Crew

Fraser Barber

Sound Recordist

Ailsa Berk

Consultant

David Bethell

Wardrobe

Susan Brunsdons

Prosthetic Makeup

Anthony Burgess

Writer

Tilly Colaco

Production Coordinator

Emma Fenton

Production Manager

Alex Graham

Producer

Mark Gravil

Editor

John Gurache

Prosthetic Makeup

Conor Hammond

Other

Jane Hancock

Dubbing Mixer

Jo Harman

Makeup Assistant

Jez Harris

Prosthetic Makeup

Sean Harrison

Film Lab

Sean Harrison

Art Department

Andrew Huime

Music

Andy Hunt

Prosthetic Makeup

Colin Irwin

Electrician

Ed Kadysewski

Director Of Photography

Reza Karim

Prosthetic Makeup

Dan Kendall

Researcher

Callum King

Prosthetic Makeup

Ray King

Colorist

Tacy Kneale

Art Department

Tacy Kneale

Film Lab

Stuart Leach

Makeup Assistant

Maureen Lemire

Executive Producer

Mike Luscombe

Art Director

Carlo Macdonald

Electrician

Angus Mitchell

Other

Daniel Mumford

Music

Donal Neill

Special Effects

Martin Neill

Special Effects

Ailsa Orr

Assistant Producer

Jason Pante

Wardrobe

Paul Pettitt

Consultant

Boyd Rankin

Other

Boyd Rankin

Animal Wrangler

Alisa Robbins

Graphic Designer

Penny Rose

Costume Designer

Malt Rowe

Art Department

Malt Rowe

Film Lab

Robin Schoonraad

Art Department

Robin Schoonraad

Film Lab

Tristan Schoonraad

Art Department

Tristan Schoonraad

Film Lab

Nate Scripture

Production Assistant

Ty Senior

Film Lab

Ty Senior

Art Department

Colin Shunker

Art Department

Colin Shunker

Film Lab

Laurence Simmons

Prosthetic Makeup

Chris Stringer

Consultant

Maureen Vincent

Consultant

Jeni Walker

Prosthetic Makeup

Lynne Williams

Other

Lynne Williams

Animal Wrangler

Carl Wilson

Film Lab

Carl Wilson

Art Department

Andrew Yarme

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Neanderthal's World, The
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia