Science Story Inspiration

HHMI Tangled Bank Studios is a mission-driven production company dedicated to crafting compelling, immersive films about science and scientists.


All That Breathes

Winner of the Golden Eye Award for Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the hopeful story about two brothers who devote their lives to a bird- the black kite will make its broadcast premiere on HBO in spring 2023. LEARN MORE

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My Garden of a Thousand Bees

A wildlife filmmaker sets out to record the incredible variety of wild bees in his small garden, finally developing a close relations hip with an individual bee that he has followed over its entire life.

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Race For The Vaccine

RACE FOR THE VACCINE chronicles the stories of the dedicated scientists who put their lives on hold and their reputations on the line in the life-and-death fight for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Nature's Fear Factor

A bold experiment to bring rare and fierce African wild dogs back to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique reveals how predators play a surprising and crucial role in keeping wild ecosystems healthy. LEARN MORE

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

New York Times Critics' Pick, "Oliver Sacks: His Own Life," directed by Ric Burns, explores the life of the legendary neurologist. LEARN MORE

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Inventing Tomorrow

Passionate teenage inventors from around the globe create cutting-edge solutions to the world's environmental threats as they navigate adolescence and compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. LEARN MORE

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The Serengeti Rules

Emmy award winning, "The Serengeti Rules," tells the story of five pioneering scientists who make surprising discoveries that flip our understanding of nature on its head and offer new hope for restoring our natural world. LEARN MORE

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Recently re-broadcast by PBS, Emmy nominated, “Spillover” explains the science behind how viruses like Corona, Zika, SARS and Ebola are transmitted from animals to humans – often with devastating results.LEARN MORE

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The inspiring story of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, a park as committed to enriching the lives of the local people—and in particular the girls and women—as it is to protecting its wildlife. LEARN MORE

“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.”