Wildlife & Conservation Pitch

Official Selection

Discover the six documentary projects selected for the Nature & Conservation Pitch, sponsored by Blue Ant Media & Love Nature, at Sunny Side of the Doc 2022, live in La Rochelle from 20 to 23 June 2022. Project's holders will benefit from coaching and mentoring sessions by industry experts in order to prepare their presentation and convince the decision makers present on the market.

Jury Members:
  • Nikolas Huelbusch, Director, ZDFE.Unscripted (Germany)
  • Olivia Screpel-Chiverton, Head of Sales, Another Planet (France)
  • Laura Marshall, CEO, Icon Films (United Kingdom)

LOVE SAFARI

Produced by: Media Stockade (Australia)
Directed by: Randall Wood

Logline: Love Safari shares love lessons from nature, exploring how Earth’s creatures engage in a diverse and fascinating range of relationships across a lifetime. It’s natural!

SIMBIUS

Produced by: Prana Filmes (Brazil)
Directed by: Liliana Sulzbach
 

Logline: After the premature death of her father, environmental photographer Rodrigo Baleia, young Alice decides to carry out his Simbius project, which investigates cases of mutualism between species, highlighting the interactions between the forest and native peoples of the Amazon, where cooperation is above competition.

THE BIG LITTLE THINGS

Produced by: Saint Thomas Productions (France) / Red Nature Films (South Africa)
Directed by: Muneera Sallies
 

Logline: A new, limited 3 part series about breaking barriers to share in the wonder of the ocean. 'The Big Little Things', set in Africa’s largest estuarine system and World Heritage Reserve, Isimangaliso is home to a healthy reef system, migrating whales, sharks, turtles, and the habitat of the documentary subject: The Blue Streak Cleaner wrasse fish.

MARINE CREATURES LOST AND FOUND

Produced by: Shenzhen Xin Gang Culture Communication Co.LTD (China), Guangdong X Elements International Sports and Public Communication Co.,Ltd (China), MUYI FILM (The Netherlands)
Directed by: Chen Chen
 

Logline: Following the footsteps of ocean explorer DADA Li, a search is made to rediscover those fascinating marine creatures recorded by an ancient Chinese marine biologist three hundred years ago in today's ocean, and, a conservation plan for them is forming...

THE BUTTERFLY MURDERS

Produced by: sagamedia (Germany)
Directed by: Michaela Kirst
 

Logline: The world’s most iconic butterfly migration is under threat of extinction. Yet the human guardians of their sanctuaries are being murdered. Why? In a True Crime of Nature, we find the answers along the incredible 6,000 mile annual odyssey of the Monarch Butterflies, investigating deaths of both man and nature in search of a brighter future.

HOMO ANIMALIS

Produced by: Hauteville Productions (France)
Directed by: Jacques Mitsch
 

Logline: A mock wildlife film, this documentary plays on the genre’s codes to introduce the viewer to an enigmatic species: the human being. Mixing scenes shot in the field and archival footage, the insights will be truly science-based while our tone remains tongue-in-cheek, using humor to invite viewers to reconsider their place in the natural order.

A word from the Pitch Sponsor

Love Nature & Blue Ant International

“At Love Nature, we believe great natural history storytelling can give audiences a deeper understanding of nature and wildlife and build emotional connections to the world around them. Along with Blue Ant International, we are proud to sponsor the Wildlife and Conservation Pitch once again.”
Alison Barrat, SVP, Production & Development, Love Nature  

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