Tales by Light

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Tales by Light
Tales by Light logo.png
GenreDocumentary, reality, Photography
Developed byCanon Australia + Untitled Film Works
Directed byAbraham Joffe ACS
Voices ofJack Thompson (season 1)
Sigrid Thornton (season 2)
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producer(s)Jason Mclean
Producer(s)Abraham Joffe, Louis Cooper Robinson
CinematographyAbraham Joffe, Blake Castle, Dom West
Editor(s)Lorna-Jean Bradley, Hayley Onikul, Rika Borthwick
Running time30 minutes (season 1)
1 hour (season 2)
Production company(s)Untitled Film Works
DistributorDistribution 360[1]
Release
Original networkNational Geographic (season 1-2)
Network Ten (season 3)
Picture format4K UHD
Original release24 May 2015 (2015-05-24)

Tales by Light is an Australian documentary reality television series airing on National Geographic. The program is branded content and a joint venture between National Geographic and Canon[2] which follows a number of professional photographers travelling around the world to capture images which tell a story.[3]

The program debuted on 24 May 2015[4] and was renewed for a second season which debuted on 25 October 2016.[5] A third season premiered on Network Ten on 26 August 2018.[6]

Cast[edit]

  • Art Wolfe (season 1)
  • Peter Eastway (season 1)
  • Richard I’Anson (season 1)
  • Darren Jew (season 1)
  • Krystle Wright (season 1)
  • Jonathan Scott (season 2)
  • Angela Scott (season 2)
  • Eric Cheng (season 2)
  • Stephen Dupont (season 2)
  • Simon Lister (season 3)
  • Shawn Heinrichs (season 3)
  • Dylan River (season 3)

Broadcast[edit]

In Australia, the first season of six half-hour episodes premiered on 24 May 2015 on National Geographic. The second season consisted of three hour-long episodes, and debuted on 25 October 2016.[7] A third season moved to debut on Network Ten on 26 August 2018.[6]

Internationally, the program became available via Netflix from 11 November 2016.[8]

Episodes[edit]

SeriesEpisode
duration
EpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
130 minutes624 May 2015 (2015-05-24)28 June 2015 (2015-06-28)
260 minutes325 October 2016 (2016-10-25)8 November 2016 (2016-11-08)
360 minutes326 August 2018 (2018-08-26)9 September 2018 (2018-09-09)

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [9]Original air dateAustralian viewers
11"Submerged"24 May 2015 (2015-05-24)N/A
22"Himalaya"31 May 2015 (2015-05-31)N/A
33"Adrenaline"7 June 2015 (2015-06-07)N/A
44"Wild"14 June 2015 (2015-06-14)N/A
55"Panorama"21 June 2015 (2015-06-21)N/A
66"Tribes"28 June 2015 (2015-06-28)N/A

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [5]Original air dateAustralian viewers
71"Sacred Nature - Jonathan and Angela Scott"25 October 2016 (2016-10-25)N/A
82"Misunderstood Marine Predators - Eric Cheng"1 November 2016 (2016-11-01)N/A
93"Life and Death - Stephen Dupont"8 November 2016 (2016-11-08)N/A

Season 3 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [6]Original air dateAustralian viewers
101"Children in Need - Simon Lister"26 August 2018 (2018-08-26)N/A
112"Paradise in Peril - Shawn Heinrichs"2 September 2018 (2018-09-02)N/A
123"Preserving Indigenous Culture - Dylan River"9 September 2018 (2018-09-09)N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tales By Light". C21 Media. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  2. ^ McGrath, James (18 March 2015). "Canon and National Geographic announce TV partnership". AdNews. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  3. ^ Zhang, Michael (18 March 2015). "Tales by Light: Canon and National Geographic Join Forces for Six Part TV Series". PetaPixel. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  4. ^ Pike, Ben (24 May 2016). "Canon Tales By Light photographic TV series premieres on National Geographic Channel". The Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Canon Australia & National Geographic announce Tales by Light season 2". Mumbrella. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Zhang, Michael (25 August 2018). "'Tales by Light' Season 3: Using Photos to Protect At-Risk People and Places". PetaPixel. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  7. ^ Homewood, Sarah (22 September 2016). "Canon launches second TV series; pushes experiences over advertising". AdNews. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  8. ^ Knox, David (11 November 2016). "Tales by Light on Netflix". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Tales By Light: mindblowing stories from behind the lens". Foxtel. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2016.

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