In 2020, Galante co-founded Phantasticus Pictures — the only production company in the world that actively finances conservation efforts in exchange for filming rights. Learn more about Phantasticus here.
Galante has been host of five Shark Week specials, taking him underwater from the frigid waters of Alaska to most recently, the epicenter of biodiversity in our world's ocean, the Coral Sea. His specials include:
- Island of the Walking Sharks
In 2021, Forrest traveled across the planet for the production of his new series, Mysterious Creatures. In this series, Forrest turned his sights towards better protecting species being pushed towards extinction. In his adventures, Forrest helped combat human-wildlife conflict in Africa and uncovered the biological explanations behind local wildlife legends—all in an effort to promote the conservation of these species.
Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Galante and his team took an investigative approach in this four-episode mini-series. In cities around the world Galante uncovered the dark underbelly of wet markets and wildlife trafficking.
In 2019 Galante created and produced 'Face the Beast' — a two-part mini series folllowing animal behaviour expert Andrew Ucles and historian Brian Grossenbacher as they travel to remote locations to try to explain historical animal attacks.
From 2017 to 2019 Galante was the host of Animal Planet’s hit show 'Extinct or Alive'. Using his unique skill set to search for evidence that animals declared distinct may still be out there—he termed the series the most meaningful television work he has ever done as it combines education with conservation and adventure with wildlife.