Wednesday
Jun222011

DIRECTORS' FILMOGRAPHY

'Sharkman'

Directors and D.O.P's.

89 min high-def feature documentary commissioned for Animal Planet, a 52 min reversioning for Canal+ and a reversioning for Discovery Channel. An extraordinary story of a man who has learned to communicate with the world's wildest predator - the Great White shark. Michael Rutzen discovers that sharks have a secret sense and embarks on a daring quest to learn how to hypnotize big sharks, driven by his passion to change the public's opinion about sharks before they reach extinction.

'Cosmic Africa'

Directors and D.O.P's.

72 min high-def/35mm feature documentary commissioned by Cosmos Studios, the Carl Sagan Foundation.

A personal odyssey of African astronomer Thebe Medupe, who journeys into this ancient continent's astronomical past, unveiling the deep connection humans have with the cosmos.

'The Great Dance - a hunter's story'

Directors and D.O.P's.

78 min Cinematic feature/documentary, and a 53 min TV documentary, for KirchMedia, Primedia Pictures and e.tv.

This is the first film ever to be made in full collaboration, throughout production and post-production, with the San (Bushmen) of the Kalahari.

'Tracks - Tracking with the San of the Kalahari'

Directors and D.O.P's

50 min, TOP, TBS Superstation, National Geographic; Narrated by Lauren Hutton and featuring the NWF's Paula Del Giudice.

'Africa Unbottled'

Director and D.O.P (CRAIG) - Best Film, World Wilderness Congress

54 min, TBS Superstation; National Geographic

'Blessed'

D.O.P. (CRAIG)

20 min, for Val Kilmer, shot HiDef and transferred to 35mm, locations: NY, LA, New Mexico, Hawaii, Jordan, Iraq.

'In Two Worlds'

Director and D.O.P. (CRAIG)

HiDef project for Val Kilmer; NAPS Santa Fe, Mew Mexico

'Otjikoto, Lake of Legend'

D.O.P. and Editor (DAMON)

Winner of the 1997 Stone award for underwater photography.

'The Singer and the Sea'

D.O.P. and Editor (DAMON)

Winner of the silver medal, South African National TV Assn. Awards. Story of one man's Trans-Atlantic Voyage.

'The Great Dance - a hunter's story'

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

WILDSCREEN FESTIVAL 2000 - Bristol, UK (October 2000)

  • WWF Golden Panda Award for the best entry overall
  • Delegates' Choice Award by delegates for their favourite entry
  • Production Crafts Award for best script, written by Jeremy Evans
  • Nomination for Best Music
  • Nomination for Best Human-Animal Interaction

INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL 2001 - Albert, France  (March 2001)

  • Prix Special du Meiller Montage - Best Editing Award
  • Nominated for the Jury Award
  • Nominated for the People-Animal Award

24th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL (IWFF) -
Missoula, Montana, USA (April 2001)

  • Best of Festival
  • Best of Category Human Dimensions
  • Best Narration
  • Best Use of Music
  • Best Script
  • Best Original Score - 2nd Place
  • Best Photography - 3rd Place
  • Finalist Award
  • Merit Award for Education Value
  • Merit Award for Presentation of Wildlife/Cultural Inter-relationships
  • Merit Award for Storytelling
  • Merit Award for Editing
  • 34th ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Houston International Film Festival) - Houston, Texas, USA (April 2001)
  • Gold Special Jury Award in Nature and Wildlife
  • Finalist for the Grand Remi Award, the top film and video production

TELLURIDE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL - Colorado, USA  (May 2001)

  • Best of Festival

BANFF FESTIVAL 2001 - Banff, Canada  (June 2001)

  • Nominated for Best Social & Political Documentary

NTVA / AVANTI AWARDS 2001 - Johannesburg, SA  (July 2001)

  • Rick Lomba Award: Best Wildlife / Conservation Documentary
  • Craft Award for Photography
  • Craft Award for Narration
  • Craft Award for Directing
  • Craft Award for Editing
  • Craft Award for Music

3rd ENCOUNTERS SA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL -
Cape Town & Johannesburg, SA (July / August 2001)

  • Jameson Audience Award for Best Film
  • Jameson Audience Award for Best South African Film

10th VALLE D'AOSTA INTERNATIONAL NATURE FILM FESTIVAL -
Italy August 2001)

  • Best Photography Award

JACKSON HOLE WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL –
Wyoming, USA (26-30 September 2001)

  • Best Editing Award
  • Best Sound Award
  • Best Human - Animal Interaction Award

PLANET IN FOCUS: TORONTO INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL
FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL – Toronto, Canada (28-30 September, 2001)

  • Audience Choice Award

APOLLO FILM FESTIVAL 2001 - Victoria West, South Africa
(26 September to 6 October 2001) -
a showcase of South African independent film

  • Award for Technical Excellence

THE INTERNATIONAL 'GOLD PANDA' AWARDS FOR DOCUMENTARY of
SCTVF 2001 – Sichuan, China (25-28 October 2001)

  • Nominated for Best Documentary

7th WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
(1-8 November, 2001)

  • Best of Festival