Project Category: Documentaries

Walking with Elephants

Sinopsis: Walking With Elephants is about the last great herds of elephants in Africa. With a population of barely 350,000 Savanah elephants left, the biggest of the planet’s land animals face extinction within our life time. Half of these elephants during the dry season are densely populated in northern Botswana as they are protected by the government there. However across the border into Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe – where many of the lephants return to in the wet season, their future is fraught. In Kenya and Tanzania and South Africa, nearly all of the surviving elephants are enclosed in game reserves and no longer roam the wilderness that once saw them travel up to one hundred miles a day. Walking With Elephants is first and foremost about elephants. While these fast disappearing magnificent and intelligent beasts live out their lives, they are being squeezed by humans into ever smaller patterns of behavior. While poaching is highlighted as a major factor in the decline in elephant numbers, it is in fact farming, and in particular cattle farming, that is robbing elephants of the habitat they foraged for themselves and the animals that depended on the grass lands they created. Walking With Elephants is a documentary about finding and following elephants in the last days of the great elephant walks that once stretched from South Africa to Ethiopia. By Walking With elephants (literally),...

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Compassionate Series

Compassionate Film series: The Compassionate Film Series is a Mini-Series of 3 One-Hour broadcast slot TV documentaries related to Tibetan Buddhism made for the international marketplace. They have been developed by British film and television Production Company Illumina Studios & Media Ltd with Award Winning filmmakers, journalists and authors as creative contributors. The films can be shown by broadcasters in one hour special TV slots on their own or together as a series. All the films aim to highlight the ancient and vibrant cultures, stories, traditions and wide international interest in the subjects relating to Tibet and Buddhism. The current market for television series is strong and these films are intended to capitalise on this trend. The unrivalled access to some of the world leading figures, including His Holiness Dalai Lama combined with unique cultural content is intended to be relevant and appealing to a broad international audience. The telling of the stories in the series represents the culmination of many decades of storytelling history and back stories and are to be told on film for the first time with some of the worlds leading talent. The focus of these films is to be inspiring and educational whilst providing a window into more compassionate alternative world views with a basis in history and direct relevance to the modern world. Illumina Studios and Media Ltd is proud to be making...

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Pomegranates

SYNOPSIS Pomegranates in Lahore will be a film about women from different parts of Parkistan and can be made as a stand alone documentary or a series. The Pakistani diaspora is one of the largest in the world and little has been done to show the contemporary side of their society, and the progressiveness. The film will not force or highlight the negative aspects of Pakistan as those will be obvious through the raw, organic approach this film will take. The creator, Kirsten will travel throughout the region and the camera crew will remain with her throughout so the film will have a reality aspect to it minus the sensationalism found in reality television. Furthermore, Kirsten has access that others could not easily acquire given the shift in security in recent months. Kirsten has the support of the Pakistan government and protection of the military with unheard of access to remote areas. This comes from living and working with them (embedded with military) for almost twenty years, in March of this year Kirsten was recognized for her work, by the Pakistan High Commissioner of London at the National Anniversary celebration. There are many very good stories told by locals about the plights of Pakistan, but Pomegranates in Lahore is extraordinary because this film is told from the perspective of an outsider looking in, from a person who might otherwise...

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War Above The Trenches

War Above The Trenches Release date: 2017 (UK) From the origins, the technology and the personal stories, this presenter-led two part documentary uses actuality and drama on location to reveal how Britain and France together were at the forefront of aerial combat one hundred years before their battles in the Middle East today. War Above the Trenches is an investigation into the bitter struggle for air superiority by France and Britain against Germany on the Western Front during World War One. Project Details GENRE Documentary PRESENTER Saul David DIRECTOR Stephen Saunders DOWNLOAD BROCHURE Film Stills Promotional Video Equity Investments Red Rock Entertainment works in conjunction with numerous UK film companies to raise equity for independent film projects. It focuses on those films that have already been completed or are almost complete, but require a final tranche of funding to cover the distribution costs. Investing in films can offer generous returns. The benefits extend far beyond the sale of box-office tickets: DVD sales, licensing to TV broadcasters and online platforms, and merchandising revenue all count towards a film’s profit and can continue to generate returns for many years after its theatrical release. The chance to be part of the magic of the movie industry is another perk of many film-investment opportunities. In some cases, your investment entitles you to appear in the movie as an extra, attend film premieres and...

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Protected: Oceans 7

Oceans 7 Release date: 2017 (UK) The story of Oceans 7 is structured along two parallel strands of a) the race and b) Beth’s struggle with ME – both past and present. They continuously intertwine and create contrasting stylistic sequences. Set in some of the world’s most exciting locations, the crossings are filmed with a variety of different formats – using drones, steady-cams and underwater cameras – to capture the drama and physical demands of each of the swims: the sharks, the poisonous jelly-fish, the waves, the cold, the exhaustion and physical effects of swimming in salt water for hours at a time. Project Details GENRE Documentary STARRING Beth French DIRECTOR Stefan Stuckert DOWNLOAD BROCHURE VISIT IMDB PAGE OFFICIAL WEBSITE Film Stills Movie Trailer IN CONVERSATION Equity Investments Red Rock Entertainment works in conjunction with numerous UK film companies to raise equity for independent film projects. It focuses on those films that have already been completed or are almost complete, but require a final tranche of funding to cover the distribution costs. Investing in films can offer generous returns. The benefits extend far beyond the sale of box-office tickets: DVD sales, licensing to TV broadcasters and online platforms, and merchandising revenue all count towards a film’s profit and can continue to generate returns for many years after its theatrical release. The chance to be part of the magic of...

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Return to Ladakh Documentary

Return To Ladakh Completion date: 31st March 2017 This is the story of author Andrew Harvey’s return to Ladakh to meet the reincarnation of the revered Buddhist Master, His Eminence Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche who was his teacher in his last life and who is now 29, living again and in charge of the state of Ladakh which he governs courageously using Buddhist principles. Approaching Ladakh is a major journey. At 10,000ft elevation it is akin to entering the timeless, magical world of a lost horizon. Within its gorgeous landscapes one enters the last place on earth where the ancient world of Tibetan Buddhism still exists in all its magnificence – untouched for nearly 2,000 years. Project Details GENRE Documentary STARRING His Eminence Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche and Andrew Harvey WRITER Jean-Paul Mertinez PRODUCER Jean-Paul Mertinez CINEMATOGRAPHER Gregor Hagey DIRECTOR Robin Crumley DOWNLOAD BROCHURE OFFICIAL WEBSITE PRODUCTION WEBSITE Film Stills In Conversation VISIT...

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