Short ‘Sir Joseph Banks – Endeavour’ with David Attenborough

David-Attenborough_RedDogFilmPhil Stevens, LSM’s 2010 graduate and one of our media mentors, is a film director & co-runs Red Dog Film with another LSM 2010 alumnus Sam Wardhan.  Red Dog Film said “we were lucky enough to be able to record a short interview with Sir David Attenborough when he came to Lincoln to open the Sir Joseph Banks exhibition at The Collection on 14th February. The interview will form part of the interactive website & film that the company is making with StrikeMedia, funded in part by the Heritage Lottery Fund.” The short called ‘Sir Joseph Banks – Endeavour’ had LSM graduates, students and staff (see credits below) working on it. The film’s about the life and legacy of the British botanist, explorer, naturalist and High Sheriff of Lincolnshire who has been hailed as ‘one of the great men of his age’. According to the Natural History Museum, Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was long-time President of The Royal Society who “steered the course of British science for the first part of the 19th century”.  In honour of Banks, the University of Lincoln will be re-naming a building, as part of its Science and Innovation park development, the ‘Joseph Banks Laboratories‘. The filmmakers describe their short doco as a ‘unique insight into the journey of one of science’s greatest unsung heroes’. Directed by: Philip Stevens | Assistant Director: Lewis Gemmill | Director of Photography: Stewart MacGregor | 2nd Unit: Thomas Mckie | Sound Recordist: Lee Gretton | Additional Sound Design: David McSherry | Editor: Chris Hainstock | Produced by: Simon Hollingworth | Executive Producer: Sam Wardhan

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  1. Red Dog Film is a Lincolnshire Community Interest Company that has developed an impressive reputation for making ambitious, fact-based, engaging, award-winning, historical films. They are now raising funds to enable them to produce a 40 minute documentary on Sir Joseph. Their Indiegogo site went live today, complete with the pitching film edited by the LSM’s Chris Hainstock. They aim to raise £100k, so your readers should visit They can also follow the project on Twitter @BanksEndeavour, written by Kay Hayden, UoL Senior Lecturer and the project’s network coordinator.

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