The Kingdom: How Fungi Made the World

Team

Writer/Director Annamaria Talas

Producers Susan MacKinnon, Anne Pick, Bill Spahic

Executive Producer Simon Nasht 

Partners

Screen Australia, Screen NSW, CBC, Curiosity Stream, ZDF/ARTE, SVT, Canadian Media Fund, Rogers Documentary Fund, Flame Distribution.

Format

1 hour science documentary 

Status

In production

Due for release 2018

You find fungi in Antarctica and in nuclear reactors. They live inside your lungs and your skin is covered with them. Fungi are the most under appreciated and unexplained organisms, yet they could cure you from smallpox and turn cardboard boxes into forests. They could even transform Mars into Eden. There are vastly more fungi species than plants and each and every one of them play a crucial role in life’s support systems. Join us on a journey into the mysterious world of Fungi to witness their beauty, unravel their mysteries and discover how this secret kingdom is essential to life on Earth, and may in fact hold the key to our future.