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Cuttlefish - The Brainy Bunch

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The Brainy Bunch reveals the spectacular pyrotechnics of these alien creatures. Discovering what goes on between their eyes and what they can teach us about our own brainpower.

Imagine an alien with three hearts and ten arms growing out of its head.

In an instant it could become invisible, or switch on the most electrifying light shows ever seen.

This alien actually exists. Cuttlefish are the one of the strangest animals on our planet. Leading expert Dr. Mark Norman reveals how these shape-shifting champions can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the other sex and even turn out to be deadly.

And they share something with us: brainpower. Cuttlefish have the largest brain to body ratio of all invertebrates. But does this mean they are intelligent? Can they learn and remember complex new tricks?

CUTTLEFISH – The Brainy Bunch brings to the surface the spectacular pyrotechnics of these clever creatures, discovering just what goes on between their eyes and what they can teach us about our own wits.


Film and Festival Awards!

    1st Place for Best Professional Underwater Production
  • IWFF (International Wildlife Film Festival),Missoula/USA :
    BEST Underwater Cinematography Merit Award for ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
  • US International Film & Video Festival, Los Angeles/USA:
    SILVER SCREEN AWARD category Nature & Wildlife Documentaries
  • GREEN SCREEN Nature Film Festival, Eckernfoerde/Germany:
    BEST Film Editing
  • 4th CMS VATAVARAN Environment & Wildlife Film Festival, New Delhi/India :
    BEST Animal Behaviour
    6th Celebrate the Sea Festival (CTS), Manila/Philippines:
    Rolex Award of Highest Achievement (category: professional feature length films)
  • 39. Festival International Du Film Maritime, D’Exploration & D’Environment,Toulon/France:
    Prix de la Recherche Scientifique – BEST Scientific Research
  • ATOM Awards (Australian Teachers of Media), Melbourne/Australia:
    BEST Documentary Science, Technology & The Environment
  • ACS Awards (Australian Cinematographers Society),State Awards (SA & WA):
    GOLD Award for Best Wildlife & Nature Film
  • ASSG Awards (Australian Screen Sound Guild), Sydney/Australia:
    BEST Sound in a Documentary
  • AFI Awards 2007 (Australian Film Institute), Melbourne/Australia:
    BEST Cinematography in a Documentary
    GRAND Festival Award: Best Documentary GOLD World Medal for Nature & Wildlife Films
  • World Media Festival ,Hamburg/Germany :
    GOLD Intermedia-Globe Award for Best Documentary, Research & Science
  • ACS Awards (Australian Cinematographers Society), National Awards :
    GOLDEN TRIPOD for Best Wildlife & Nature Film
  • North Sea Film Festival, The Hague/Netherlands :
    Best Professional Underwater Film

Further Finalist Awards!

    Finalist for Dolphin Award (Best Underwater Documentary) Finalist for Fire Award (Best Picture Editing)
  • IWFF (International Wildlife Film Festival), Missoula/USA:
    Finalist for Best TV Program middle budget category
  • BANFF World Television Festival , Alberta/Canada:
    Finalist for Best Popular Science & Natural History Program
  • Selected for official festival screening programme: 3rd Goethe-Institute Science Film Festival , Bangkok,
    Part of Official Festival Screenings
  • AFI Awards (Australian Film Institute), Melbourne/Australia:
    Finalist Best Editing in a Documentary Finalist Best Sound in a Documentary
  • 4th Pacific International Documentary Film Festival – FIFO, Papeete/Tahiti :
    Finalist Best Documentary
  • 5th WAGA Brothers International Festival of Nature Films, Tykocin/Poland:
    Finalist Best Documentary
  • 18th Bird & Nature Film Festival of Abbeville , Abbeville/France :
    Finalist Best Wildlife Documentary
  • Wildscreen Festival , Bristol/UK :
    Finalist Best Animal Behaviour
  • Nature Film Festival of Namur , Namur/Belgium 
    Finalist at Festival Competition
Cuttlefish - The Brainy Bunch
Cuttlefish - The Brainy Bunch
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