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Documentary Series To Showcase Genetic Resurrection Of Extinct Species

Colossal Biosciences focuses on de-extinction using gene-editing technology.

Colossal Biosciences, a company dedicated to genetically resurrecting extinct species, is the focus of an upcoming documentary series by acclaimed director James Reed. The documentary, produced by Teton Ridge Entertainment and backed by former Legendary CEO Thomas Tull, will follow Colossal's groundbreaking work in using gene-editing technology to bring back animals such as the woolly mammoth, thylacine (Tasmanian tiger), and the dodo bird.

Colossal, based in Dallas and self-proclaimed as the world's first de-extinction company, aims to rewild these extinct creatures and reintroduce them to their natural habitats. The multi-year docuseries will provide an in-depth look at the company's efforts and the scientific advancements driving their work.

James Reed, an Academy Award-winning director known for his work on 'My Octopus Teacher,' expressed his excitement about documenting Colossal's journey and the significant impact it could have on our understanding of extinct species. The documentary will showcase behind-the-scenes footage of Colossal's research on ancient DNA and genetic engineering, shedding light on the process of bringing back species that have been absent from the planet for millennia.

Colossal Biosciences, founded in 2021 with an initial funding of $15 million, recently appointed Emily Castel as its first chief marketing officer. Castel, with a background in marketing and entertainment, will play a key role in promoting Colossal's mission and initiatives.

The documentary series, spearheaded by Reed and his production team, aims to capture the essence of Colossal's work and the implications of de-extinction on our world. With a focus on transparency and scientific innovation, Colossal's story is set to captivate audiences and spark conversations about the intersection of science and nature.

As the project moves forward, Teton Ridge Entertainment is seeking a distribution partner to bring the documentary to a global audience. The collaboration between Reed, Colossal Biosciences, and Teton Ridge marks a significant milestone in nature-focused filmmaking, promising to redefine our understanding of extinct species and the possibilities of genetic engineering.

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