Lincolnshire man Sir Joseph Banks is one of the most important scientific figures in the history of the British Isles.
His influence is at the heart of the botanic, scientific, geographical, ecological and social legacy of the age of enlightenment, and the impact of his life is felt today throughout our modern global society in countless varying facets.
Red Dog Film CIC is planning to make an authentic period drama covering aspects of the life of Sir Joseph Banks.
There is currently significant national momentum around raising the profile of Sir Joseph and Red Dog Film is working with The Sir Joseph Banks Society to create a dynamic interactive website, a project which is already under way and has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Our Joseph Banks film will ultimately form part of this website but will also stand alone as a film that will tell the story of this remarkable Lincolnshire man who was the President of the Royal Society for more than 40 years, who took part on the famous first European voyage to Australia with Captain Cook and was the most pre-eminent British scientist of the late eighteenth century, but who remains relatively unknown in the UK today.
In February 2014, a prestigious exhibition about the life & work of Sir Joseph Banks opened at ‘The Collection’ in Lincoln and was launched by Sir David Attenborough who is also the patron of the Sir Joseph Banks Society and who spoke passionately about this extraordinary man.
You can watch a short documentary about the exhibition and Sir David’s visit, made by Red Dog Film here: