Guillermo Navarro, who exec produced National Geographic’s six-part documentary series Hostile Planet, is featured in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen podcast series.
Navarro, who is also a director and the Academy Award-winning cinematographer of Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, describes the visual language and approach to the doc, which took the filmmakers to some of the most remote locations on Earth to tell the stories of how animals have adapted to survive in continuously changing hostile weather and environmental conditions.
He also talked about the ambitious production, which involved 1,800 hours of footage, lensed on seven continents during 1,300 production days. Bear Grylls, also an exec producer, serves as the series’ host and narrator.
Hosted by THR‘s tech editor Carolyn Giardina, the Behind the Screen podcast series features filmmakers who discuss the making of motion pictures, series and other entertainment.
Hear it all below on Behind the Screen — and be sure to subscribe to the podcast to never miss an episode.