Television & Entertainment
Good Television Begins With Great Storytelling
Evolution Media has traveled the globe creating compelling television for broadcasters including the Discovery Channel, PBS, NBC/Universal, Nickelodeon, TBS and others. At the center of a successful program must be a good story. Whether we're flying with a bush pilot above the South American rainforest for Discovery, directing a multi-camera live shoot of a young violin prodigy for Singapore Television or interviewing a world-renown geneticist on a complex scientific topic for PBS, Evolution Media captures the world at home and abroad with drama and flair.
Some recent broadcast programs:
Med Air - Discovery Channel
Evolution Media conceived, wrote and produced this limited series, currently running on Discovery HD Theater. The first completely HD national series produced by a Michigan company, Med Air explores the ways aviation is used in medicine through organizations around the world that use flight to help and to heal. Evolution Media shot the series in Alaska, Guyana, South America and Tanzania, East Africa, as well as locations throughout the continental U.S.
Breaking the Sound Barrier - PBS
This EMMY-winning documentary explores the challenges minority musicians face in the world of professional classical music. Including interviews with pioneering black musicians as well as the stars of tomorrow, this hard-hitting hour-long program is currently airing on PBS stations across the country.
Secrets of the Sequence - Cronkite-Ward/PBS
Evolution Media produced numerous segments for this nationally broadcast program profiling recent advances in genetics and the life sciences. Through well-researched production and clever writing, Evolution Media helped make this complicated subject accessible to a national television audience.
"Secrets of the Sequence" provided up-to-the-minute information about the astounding progress being made in genetic research and the life sciences today. The series is currently in syndication on PBS nationwide as well as in Europe and the Middle East.
Need Knows No Season - The Family Channel/PBS
Need Knows No Season is a one-hour documentary for national network broadcast on the subject of welfare reform and the work of The Salvation Army, with on-and off-camera narration by Colin Powell and Joan Lunden.
This award-winning program aired nationally on the Family Channel, with follow up broadcasts on the Odyssey Network and on PBS stations nationwide. This program was awarded Best in Videography by the Houston WorldFest and won an ITVA award for Videography.
TBS Stars on Ice
Mounting a tiny POV camera inches from Olympic skater Todd Eldridge's skate blade, Evolution Media created some of the most dramatic skating footage on television.
Harmony of Strings - PBS
This EMMY award-winning hour-long documentary looks at the Sphinx Competition, a juried music competition for teen-age and young adult African-American and Latino classical string musicians.
Through the moving personal experiences of the founder of the competition, the documentary describes the development of this event, the only one of its kind in the world. The program follows the entrants from both the Senior and Junior Divisions as they compete for an opportunity to play with a full orchestra at a finals concert at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI. This orchestra, a completely African-American orchestra assembled from orchestras all over the country, was the first of its kind ever assembled in the world. Stories of the three Senior Division finalists and the Junior Division winner are woven with segments of their performances at the finals concert. The documentary ends with the Junior and Senior Division winners performing for legendary violinist Isaac Stern at his studio in New York City where they received incomparable coaching by this violin master.
This entertaining and inspiring program has run on numerous PBS stations and was featured on PBS stations from coast to coast as part of their celebration of Black History Month in February, 2002. In June, 2002 this program was awarded an EMMY for best cultural affairs program by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Evolution Media shot a number of packages for Lucky Duck Productions and Nickelodeon News, including a segment with then candidate George W. Bush. With that work we demonstrated our talent for getting great footage using 'real' kids, telling stories with an honesty and sensitivity rare in today's television.
Days of Joy - PBS
Days of Joy
Evolution Media wrote and produced this half-hour documentary on the journey of three Jewish developmentally disabled adults through Israel. Days of Joy appeared on local PBS stations around the U.S, and received an award from the Chicago International Film Festival.