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Origins: The Journey of Humankind

In 2015 I conceived of ORIGINS, a new type of show giving a cinematic look into the history of mankind.  It premiered in 2017 on National Geographic, in 171 countries and 43 languages.

 

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Discover the pivotal moments in history that made humankind what it is today. 

Episode 1: The Spark of Civilization

Episode 1: The Spark of Civilization

Humankind owes its existence to a strange force of nature, one that has fascinated our species since our inception:  Fire.  It danced and breathed like an animal, and seemed to hold the power of the sun. 

 Early earth was a molten hell - but fire was nowhere to be found.  It was missing a key ingredient - Life.  It would take hundreds of millions of years for enough oxygen to build up in the atmosphere - only then could the age of fire begin.

Early earth was a molten hell - but fire was nowhere to be found.  It was missing a key ingredient - Life.  It would take hundreds of millions of years for enough oxygen to build up in the atmosphere - only then could the age of fire begin.

Episode 2 : Cheating Death

Episode 2 : Cheating Death

Microscopic armies have waged war on humanity for thousands of years. Medicine is our great weapon to fight back against invisible, unthinkable death.

Episode 3 : The Power of Money

Episode 3 : The Power of Money

It reflects our culture and values - but has driven us to do heinous things.  Is it worth it? 

Episode 4 : The Writing on the Wall

Complex language made humanity what it is - and communication has become the glue that holds our species together.

Episode 5 : War

Episode 5 : War

The effects of war are not just immediate and shocking, they have irrevocably shaped human history - often in the most unexpected ways.

Episode 6 : Building the Future

Episode 6 : Building the Future

the story of how humans built a world of their own design. From bone huts to skyscrapers, shelter inspired new technologies and societies.

Episode 7 : Into the Unknown

Exploration has created and defined our modern world. Humanity’s primal curiosity has sparked new inventions and revealed the mysteries of the universe.

Episode 8 : The Road Ahead

Transportation turned society inside out. Engines and animals powered the rise of civilization, driving humanity forward into the modern world.