Adventure/Travel Show - In Development
About George Kourounis
Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer in Residence, George Kourounis, is a Canadian adventurer and storm chaser, documenting some of the most extreme topographies of the world and all forms of severe weather including tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, floods, hail and lightning.
Kourounis took his camera to the remote Danakil Depression in the harsh Ethiopian desert and was lowered 18 meters into the smoking crater of the active Erta Ale volcano where he spent a half hour filming on top of freshly hardened lava wearing a protective heat suit. He has also documented major U.S. land-falling hurricanes including the devastating Hurricane Katrina in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Some of Kourounis’ other accomplishments include documenting mountain gorillas in Rwanda, climbing Mount Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo and documenting numerous destructive tornadoes across the United States. He has also filmed forest fires and great white sharks. In 2006, Kourounis and his wife Michelle were married on the crater’s edge of the erupting Mount Yasur volcano on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu. The ceremony was documented for the television series Angry Planet, which he hosted for four seasons airing on OLN in Canada and the Travel Channel worldwide.
Wild Media has entered into an agreement with Los Angeles based GRB Studios to develop an adventure/travel limited series hosted by Kourounis to continue his unquenchable thirst for exploring the most extreme – and dangerous – corners of the world across all seven continents.
Stay tuned for more on this exciting project.