The Explorers Club Polar Film Festival | Survivorman: Les Stroud
Where: The Explorers Club
46 E. 70th St.
212-628-8383 Price: $25
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Star of Survivorman, Musician, Author, Filmmaker and Protector of Lands
Best known as the Canadian Screen Award-winning producer, creator and star of the hit TV series Survivorman (OLN Canada, The Science Channel US, Discovery Channel International), Les Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. With Les known as the original genre creator of ‘Survival TV’, Survivorman is one of the highest-rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, and remains the highest-rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel. He has been nominated for 27 Canadian Screen Awards.
Stroud has appeared in and/or produced numerous television specials including hosting the 20th Anniversary of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, I Shouldn’t Be Alive, The Science of Survival, Surviving Sharks, Expedition Everest, Surviving Urban Disasters, The Mad Trapper, Surviving Alaska, The True Story of Robinson Crusoe, Shark Feeding Frenzy, After the Experiment, Deadly Waters and the documentary feature Off the Grid with Les Stroud and many other shows. Currently he works with National Geographic TV and Discovery International.
Strouds best-selling and award winning books include Survive! – Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere–Alive! (Harper Collins) and Will to Live (Harper Collins)
Stroud has appeared on stage with numerous musicians including Slash, Journey, Jonny Lang, Dave Mason, James Cotton, Steve Stevens, Alice Cooper, Steven Stills, Tommy Shaw, Robbie Krieger, Blues Traveler, Tesla, Jakob Dylan, Randy Bachman, Chicago, Montgomery Gentry, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Roots. He has produced numerous CD’s which have won awards.
He is an advanced survival trainer for the Canadian Military Armed Forces as well as sits on the board of advisors for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Organization. Stroud is a member of The Explorers Club and Fellow of Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
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