Bugs, Bones & Botany: The Science of Crime
In the dark recesses of a warehouse, a drunken game of cards explodes into a shocking murder. Now the night watchman lays dead. The only witnesses a housefly or perhaps a cockroach that might be skittering by.
That stylized tribute to our seemingly endless appetite for TV programs about forensic science sets the stage for an examination of how, in the real world of police investigations, nature is being enlisted in the war on crime.
With the help of Dr. Jennifer Gardy, of British Columbia’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC) we spend the next hour sifting through the mayhem, murder and science that make up the world of forensic investigation.
Produced, Directed & Written by
For CBC The Nature of Things
Director of Photography
Eric Harwood Davies
Dramatic & Studio Elements
Dan Johnston, Imarion Inc.
Andrew Emslie, Imarion Inc.
Stephen Traub, Kitchen Sync
Ryan Aktari, Kitchen Sync
Richard Hanet, Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP
Richard Warburton, Kay & Warburton
Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc.
Stock Footage/Archival Visuals
With Special Thanks To
ADL Process Inc
Macfarlane Nameplate & Anodizing Inc
Simon Fraser University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Produced in association with CBC with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credits and the Ontario film & Television Tax Credits.
Worldfest Houston (Platinum)
Columbus International Film and Video Festival (Honourable Mention)