Project Summary

Dinosauria: Ascension, Domination, Downfall is an upcoming prehistoric wildlife documentary series that aims to be the most scientifically accurate, up-to-date and compelling dinosaur documentary to date, made by a talented team of dedicated paleo-enthusiasts.

Our team is striving to create a documentary that does several crucial things we believe are essential to making an exemplary natural history documentary like this: 

  1. Accurately showcasing the Mesozoic era (the era often dubbed "the age of the dinosaurs") and the animals that lived in it in all of their glory, portraying dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles like pterosaurs, plesiosaurs, etc. as the real animals they actually were. Our documentary will NOT portray these beautiful creatures as inept, dull, obsolete monsters that constantly got into violent fights, but as powerful, extremely successful and active animals that practice many behaviors modern animals do today. Our documentary will educate it's viewers on these animals' evolution, anatomical features, diet, ecological relationships with other animals, possible intraspecies social structure, the effects of the environment on their lifestyle, how they hunted, fought, reproduced, and much more about their general daily life.

  2. Creating riveting stories that engage viewers into the world these animals lived in. We want to produce episodes that not only educate, but excite and captivate our audience with scenarios that invoke sympathy for the animals. Our goal is to make a documentary that will be exhilarating, beautiful, thrilling, and even sometimes heart-wrenching; a magnificent, awe-inspiring masterpiece not seen since BBC's award-winning mini-series Walking with Dinosaurs.

  3. Using immersive filmmaking techniques that make the series feel not like a bunch of people created a computer-generated world with CG dinosaurs, but rather that a filming crew traveled back in time and filmed real dinosaurs and their coinhabitants in their environments, just like how modern nature documentary makers produce their documentaries. This was the mindset behind the production of Walking with Dinosaurs and our team believes that it's one of the major reasons as to why it worked so well. Dinosauria will be directed and written in a way that makes it feel like a real nature documentary, the only difference being the subject matter is prehistoric life rather then the creatures that live today. It will feel like the animals write the story, not us.

  4. Not refraining from showing natural world at both its most beautiful and its most cruel. Dinosauria will be bold and uncensored when it comes to depicting the biology of Mesozoic animals and nature in general. The team behind Dinosauria understands that the natural world should not be censored, as doing so leads to the loss of knowledge and would be blatantly ignorant. What will be shown is the truth of what the natural world is like, and the natural world, while exquisite, can also be cruel, graphic, and, yes, sexual (but not to worry, you won't be seeing close-ups of dinosaur genitalia or anything too explicit; it won't be filmed like porn, but like how Walking with Dinosaurs did their mating scenes). We do not care about any controversy showing violence or mating may bring and we will not hold back. However, we also will not depict these things in an overly dramatic, "in your face" manner. Rather, these will be shown as natural events, just like everything else shown in the documentary.

  5. Educating audiences not only on the large animals, but also the smaller fauna and the flora (plant life) of the Mesozoic. Dinosauria will not be dumb entertainment for children that just shows big "cool" dinosaurs fight in vicious mortal kombat matches, but rather it will educate viewers on the real extraordinary world of the Mesozoic, showing the mighty dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and sea reptiles in all their glory but also not shying away from the other animal and plant life around them. The small animals will be given just as much attention as the large ones.

In a nutshell, our goal with Dinosauria is to apply and even further improve all of the things that made Walking with Dinosaurs so great (the things above) to Dinosauria, learn from its mistakes, while also giving it its own identity that will make it memorable and distinct (none of the episodes stories will be ripped straight from Walking with Dinosaurs). This will be a remarkable documentary on it's own that will be remembered fondly for years to come.

Dinosauria will consist of 10 episodes, each one taking place in a different time and location in the Mesozoic. These episodes will be around 30 minutes long, and will be produced with realistic looking CGI (created using Unreal Engine). Think like Walking with Dinosaurs, but bigger in scope and updated to current scientific rigor.