Monday, May 27, 2024

‘Our Planet II’ Features Footage Shot On Vancouver Island


The docuseries “Our Planet II” incorporated a story filmed on Vancouver Island that we reported on back in 2021.

The Netflix film features a sequence based on the film “Tadpoles: The Big Little Migration” by Vancouver Island filmmakers Maxwel Hohn and Russell Clark.

The short film went viral and gained a lot of international attention, including a Jackson Wild Award. Since then, the filmmakers have been approached by various production companies wanting to bring their stories to a worldwide audience.

Commenting on the feedback the film received and the collaboration on “Our Planet II,” Hohn stated:

“The response to our short film was beyond my expectations. It reached a global audience and is now being used in elementary schools across North America to educate children about the unique ecosystems in our own backyards. Tadpoles resonate with our childhood memories, and that emotional connection really struck a chord with people. I received many inquiries to re-film the sequence, and after careful consideration, I decided to work on the sequel to ‘Our Planet’, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. I spent several weeks in the same BC lake – a place I hold very close to my heart on Vancouver Island – filming the tadpole’s daily migration in more detail than ever before. It was an exciting challenge for me to re-film it, with more experience under my belt, better equipment, and knowing Sir David’s voice would accompany my shots, it was a real privilege.”

He added:

“From a small passion project, to one of the world’s biggest wildlife series – narrated by Sir David Attenborough. I couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s an absolute dream come true!”

You can check out the “Our Planet II” trailer below.

OUR PLANET II | Official Trailer | Netflix

You can watch “Tadpoles: The Big Little Migration” below.

Tadpoles: The Big Little Migration
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for