Bugworld: War of Two Worlds
Winner of two awards at Wildscreen 2002, War of Two Worlds takes an in-depth and alternative look at the 'unwanted' animals that infest our lives.
Through the world-famous technical cinematography of Oxford Scientific Films, the film brings to life the human side of entomology. Providing intriguing insight into life on the wing, much of the production was filmed at 5,000 frames per second, with impressive ultra-high-speed photography slowing down the rapid actions of these insects.
An entertaining exploration of bug activities in the outdoors, indoors and even on our bodies, award-winning producer David Allen made use of the latest CGI technology, compositing realistic backgrounds onto his comprehensive macroscopic footage.
Incorporating mugshots of 'bad' insects on wanted posters, and the complete obliteration of Australia by cowpats to emphasize the importance of dung beetles, the production's diverting format proved hugely popular when it was broadcast as part of a two-part special on Channel 4.
Providing an intriguing glimpse into the "bugs eye view" of the world, War of Two Worlds brings to light the huge range and astonishing skills possessed by our insect friends.