Slow Travel Nature Films
Taking the traveler on a poetic discovery journey through the most fascinating Geoparks and nature reserves, my nature films captivate with intimate wildlife shots and an immersive soundscape that paints with emotive music, 3D ambient recordings and amplified location sounds a multi-dimensional sense of place. Long takes and deliberate pacing induce a sense of deep calm and harmony - inspiring love for slow travel and the desire to experience the natural wonders of your region firsthand.
The Egret's Voyage
WONDERS OF THE KINABATANGAN RIVER / BORNEO, MALAYSIA
A river winding its way through 130 million years old rainforest, opening up into serene oxbow lakes and branching off into secret channels concealed by dense foliage . . . Following the path of an Egret, a small fisherman boat embarks on a discovery journey of the Kinabatangan River, filled with fascinating encounters with pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys, exotic birds, crocodiles and orangutans.
With the boatman remaining invisible throughout the entire film, the viewer is given the space to imagine himself in his place, which lends the production a highly suggestive power of firsthand experience.
TANGJUNG RHU / LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
A poetic Slow Travel Nature Film that captures the pristine beauty of the Tanjung Rhu Mangroves that are part of Langkawi UNESCO Geopark / Malaysia.
A fascinating boat exploration that leads along spectacular limestone formations with trees and bushes deeply rooted in the crevices of ancient rocks, to enter an ever-changing landscape ruled by the tides that turn the area into a mystical floating forest and reveal, as the water goes down, previously hidden sandbanks that teem with crabs and bizarre mudskippers. Winding its way through the mangrove labyrinth, the boat reaches lagoons anxiously guarded by white-bellied sea eagles and brahminy kites, to find itself a moment later in a narrow channel inhabited by swimming macaques. A discovery journey full of surprises.
Out of this world
MAGIC OF THE KILIM GEOFOREST PARK / LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
A river flanked by giant limestone formations, hidden lagoons anxiously guarded by white-bellied sea eagles and brahminy kites, dense mangrove forests that teem with prehistoric reptiles, macaque monkeys and venomous snakes, mysterious caves with stalagmites and stalactites echoing the sounds of bats as they get ready for their nightly hunt . . .
Shot in a documentary style, with a young western traveler and a local boatman exploring Southeast Asia's first UNESCO Geopark without paying attention to the camera, the film harnesses the power of authentic moments and emotions triggered by the fascinating wildlife encounters they experience.