My Life As A Turkey

A Passion Planet production for the BBC and PBS

Based on the book 'Illumination of the Flatwoods' by Joe Hutto

AWARDS: Winner: Outstanding Cinematography, Emmy 2012 | Winner: Outstanding Nature Programming, Emmy 2012 | Winner: Golden Panda (Best of Festival) Best People and Animal Documentary, Wildscreen 2012

Director | Producer

David Allen

Narrated by

Joe Hutto

Directors of Photography

David Allen | Mark Smith

The story of how one man left humanity behind to become a turkey explores one of those rare moments when man and animal unwittingly become linked closer than nature should allow.
Deep in the American wilderness, Joe Hutto's extraordinary narration take us to another dimension of natural history appreciation. And in this way, this film is like no other natural history documentary that has gone before it.

"Documentary of the week, probably the month, possibly the year."
THE TIMES

"Beautifully executed docudrama."
THE INDEPENDENT

"Fabulous, beautiful, charming, funny, sad, thought provoking even. What thoughts did it provoke in me? That I need to go and see my mum."
THE GUARDIAN