Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

American conservationist Dian Fossey encircled by Gorillas in the jungle of Rwanda


Production Company: Endemol for Tigress Productions

Channel: National Geographic

Date: 10 October 2017

Secrets in the Mist was a three-part documentary series with exclusive access to rare and unseen footage of Dian Fossey, the American primatologist who dedicated her life to the study and protection of gorillas in Africa.


tpr media provided a campaign designed to raise awareness and drive an audience to the series – this was done to a tight turnaround. This comprehensive campaign included a drive to get blanket TV previews and reviews as well as a comment piece in Broadcast on quality international drama. We also worked with contributors to identify a number of angles to bring the series to life across print, TV, radio and online media. This included interviews with Dian Fossey’s young researcher, Ian Redmond, in The Telegraph and on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and The World Tonight. tpr was also involved in the press screening for the film which was attended by the Director Zara Hayes and Executive Producer James Mars.