Red Box Films

AN AWARD WINNING
PRODUCTION COMPANY
FROM PRODUCER 
SIMON CHINN

Project Nim

Project Nim

BBC Films, UK Film Council and HBO Documentary Films present a Red Box Films production in association with Passion Pictures

This is the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim's extraordinary journey through human society, this documentary feature examines the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way; the film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. International Sales: Exclusive Media (www.exclusivemedia.com)

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Producer(s):
Simon Chinn

Director(s):
James Marsh

Executive Producer(s):
John Battsek

Production Year
2011

Type
Feature

Genre
Action

Stage
Distribution

Website:
www.project-nim.com

REVIEWS

"Extraordinary... an engrossing, intelligent film that examines how animals and humans interact."
BBC News

"A provocative and surprisingly emotional saga that ranges from wrenching to downright hilarious as it spans more than a quarter-century of unpredictable twists, 'Nim' reaches far beyond mere scientific curiosity to become compelling human drama"
VARIETY

"Project Nim is a gripping animal biopic that takes audiences on a journey that begins with laugher, amusement and bemusement and ends, at least in the case of several viewers around me, with tears"
HITFLIX

"I have no problem admitting, mere weeks into the year, that 'Project Nim' will be among my top three documentaries of 2011, if not my very favorite."
CINEMATICAL

AWARDS

Directors Guild Award, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Sundance Directing Award, World Cinema Documentary Competition
BAFTA nomination, Best Documentary Film
Emmy Nomination, Best Documentary
Producers Guild Award nomination, Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

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