In a distant corner of Tasmania lives a remarkable animal, the Eastern Quoll, a rare and wonderful marsupial.
Already extinct on the Australian mainland, their numbers are declining in Tasmania, their last refuge. Invasive predators, a changing climate and human encroachment threaten their numbers. Soon these animals could be lost for ever.
But could humans also help them survive? Simon Plowright, a naturalist, and filmmaker spends a year on an abandoned farm in a hidden valley looking into their world and uncovering their secrets.
This is a story about endangered animals and one man’s extraordinary devotion to save them….and sometimes, against all the odds, magic happens.
Production details: A Wild Creature Films and Smith&Nasht Production. Principal Production and Development Funding from Screen Australia. Developed and produced with Screen Tasmania. Production Funding from Smithsonian Channel, ZDF/Arte, NHK and the ABC. Filmed with the assistance of the TSO. Writer/Director: Simon Plowright, Producers: Simon Nasht & Nick Hayward, ABC Executive Producer: Leo Faber.