Elephants up close


In our two-parter about elephants we bring you very close to the grey giants. For two years we were on the road for our elephant films in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We were able to experience Africa as it once was in many places on the continent.

In the north of Botswana huge herds of elephants are still gathering. We had up to five hundred pachyderms in front of the camera at the same time. An impressive natural spectacle! We got to know the giants as friendly, sensitive and peaceful animals with a pronounced sense of family and characteristics that we normally only ascribe to humans.

We will prove to you that the elephant is by no means a wild troublemaker in the china shop, but a sociable character. And we will show you that the elephant never forgets! All this can be seen in breathtaking aerial footage, from unusual perspectives thanks to remote-controlled cameras and in aesthetic slow-motion studies. We provide new perspectives on the gentle giants.

Look forward to it!

Elephants up close

2 x 50 minutes + 90 minutes making-of
For Doclights / NDR Naturfilm, Arte, ORF
Completion 2018