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The Worm Hunters

The Worm Hunters is a 52-minute documentary about scientists exposing an animal that could help save our challenged planet – the humble earthworm.


In a Turkish headquarters the world’s top earthworm scientists concoct a plan to find and name their ultimate discovery. Nothing will stop them as they travel to all corners of the world with spades, GPS worm locators and secret worm outing fluids to unearth their prize. But love turns savage when things don’t go to plan and the worm gets the upper hand. An epic adventure into an underground science and an unstoppable passion.

In a dark underworld of dirty deeds, vile slime and deadly pollution, scientists are exposing an animal that could help save our challenged planet – the humble earthworm. So what can it tell us about earth’s geographic evolution? Can it reverse the earth’s infertile hot spots? Can it really cure cancer? Is it the answer to toxic waste? In 2009/2010 The Worm Hunters go underground to find answers. Armed with spades, GPS worm locators, secret ‘worm ousting’ fluids, back-hoes and worm evacuators our somewhat oddball, but dedicated, scientists literally search ‘high and low’ for the world’s first Super Worm.

52 mins

Produced by Gulliver Media
Directed by Randall Wood
Post Production by Fifty Fifty Films
Editor – Scott Walton
Animation Director /Colorist – Paul Butler
Animator – Andres Gomez Isaza

“The Worm Hunters,” collected the Special Jury Award at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, one of the World’s premier wildlife film festivals and market. Over 500 docos from 30 countries were entered in this prestigious 5 day long event.

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2 Responses to “The Worm Hunters”

  1. me gustó el post.Directo al bookmarks. Enhorabuena

    January 13, 2013 at 6:31 am
  2. David Murphy #

    Most of the content of this film “The Worm Hunters” is contained in the book “Organic Growing with Worms” published by Penguin and authored by David Murphy, an Australian with encyclopedic knowledge of earthworms.

    January 27, 2013 at 7:10 pm

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