Andrew Smith 2015-05-22 06:22:56
NOTED VETERINARIAN DR. NEIL BURNIE BROUGHT BERMUDA INTO THE SPOTLIGHT WITH A NEW TV SERIES “OCEAN VET.” HIS PASSING BEFORE THE SERIES UNVEILING SHOCKED THE ISLAND AND THE WHOLE MARINE COMMUNITY. It has to be said this little island called Bermuda is one of the most incredible places on planet Earth. Producing the TV series “Ocean Vet” has been one of the most magical and emotional journeys the crew and I have ever experienced. The island of Bermuda has so much to offer. We film all over the planet, and there is nowhere like Bermuda. We filmed Dr. Neil Burnie, the star of the show, with his amazing team and right-hand man, Choy Aming. Together they performed a number of incredible veterinary and research procedures on sixgill sharks, humpback whales, tiger sharks, Galapagos sharks, green turtles, eagle rays and so much more. The result is 12 episodes of simply spectacular natural history television with an interesting and exciting veterinary twist. The series will broadcast globally when delivered in December 2015 via multiple major networks. Sadly, the island of Bermuda lost Neil to the ocean a few weeks after filming completed. It was a loss that the entire country felt. Neil’s incredible personality touched so many people around the world. Thousands watched as we laid Neil to rest in the ocean that he loved so much. Bermuda’s very own Michael Douglas has now decided to help complete the narration to the series, a part of production Neil never finished. It is testament to the people Neil knew and a powerful reminder of how far Neil’s ideals ran. It has been a great honour for me and for our creative director Daniel Radford at gassProductions to have worked with Neil so closely. Neil often said “Ocean Vet” was his legacy. Deep down “Ocean Vet” was Neil’s dream, ultimately a dream that came to life. Bermuda really does offer so much more!
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