The Egret's Voyage
3D SOUND PRODUCTION
SABAH / MALAYSIAN BORNEO
Shot in a documentary style, the film harnesses the power of authentic moments. 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.
Steering away from interpretative narratives and subtitles, the film speaks a universal language of emotions and naturally commands the viewers' attention needed to give a personal meaning to what they see.
Long takes and deliberate pacing induce a sense of deep calm and harmony, A complex soundscape with 3D ambient recordings, amplified location sounds and thoughtfully selected music that triggers emotions, conveys a multi-dimensional sense of place that effectively fuels the travelers' desire to experience a place firsthand.
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.