Behind the scenes
In co-operation with ”Friends of the Elephant” foster parents are allowed a look behind the screens.
A team consisting of a field co-ordinator, photographer and filmmaker joins the elephants through the Kenian bush from 07 upto and including May 15,2009.
The shelter of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Ithumba and Voi were the set for a touching film about how the orphans grow to adults in freedom.
Shown is the interaction between the elephants and the film team, the different characters of the orphans, how Wendi meets the crew and how others making it sheer impossible to film them by running away or by contrast show their affection.
We meet other wildlife in the bush, which unexpectedly disturb the film set.
Already during the shooting there is a lot of administration to do, assisted by the expert knowledge of the keepers.
The keepers, who protect the team between violent forces.
Whilst the cameraman is focussed on the orphans, his P.A. is pinpointing the candidates to be filmed, constantly scanning the surroundings. In nature where – with our help – many generations will find a home in harmony between human and animal.