OHANLON'S HEROES 

Travel documentary - 7 episodes, 50 minutes each
VPRO – Dutch Public Broadcaster


Having been born in the wrong century, writer and adventurer Redmond O’Hanlon decides to follow his 19th century heroes: explorers who traveled the world and discovered the most remarkable things…

These explorers lived in a time where maps had blank spots, and went many places where no Western person had ever set foot. Redmond travels in their footsteps, with all the discomfort and misery that they were exposed to.

Researcher & Content Producer
Ilja researched and produced the US episode about The Bone War, in which explorers Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh were some of the first Americans who discovered, named and sold dinosaur skeletons in the 19th century. They were both so passionate and eager to excel in their field that they hardly shied away from drastic measures to be the first to publish an – until then – unknown dinosaur species… The filming took place in Colorado, Philadelphia and Montana.




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