"Close up from the Savannah” filmed in the great wildlife reserves of Kenya, is the extraordinary adventure of two men whose objective is to take photos, where no one ever could.
Michel Denis-Huot, a famous wildlife photographer, has teamed up with videographer, drone pilot and designer Jean-Luc Fornier, to capture wildlife images from a different angle.
The adventure started in 2006 with Michel Denis-Huot and Jean-Thomas Renaud making the documentary “Photographer of the Impossible”. Since then they have longed to create a new opus in photographic adventure. Things really started when Michel teamed up with Jean-Luc Fornier.
The great wildebeest migration season in Kenya was the perfect moment to launch their adventure. Both still and motion pictures have taken on a different dimension using the drone, since they were able to approach original points of view and confront technical challenges at the same time.
Film locations were Shompole Group Ranch, Nakuru National Park, Bogoria Game Reserve and Maasai Mara Game Reserve, with Production & logistics in Kenya handled by African Latitude.
The film will be broadcast on one of the main French TV Channels early December 2013 and subsequently on various European channels.
"Close up from the Savannah" is produced by Pronto Prod, and part of the financing comes from Ushuaïa TV, France Télévision Distribution (FTD), the CNC (French Film Center) and Kenya Airways, Kenya Tourist Board and from some institutional partners, such as Canon Photo.
The film will also be available for downloading. It should be released on Blu-ray with special features as well, and sent to all wildlife and adventure documentary festivals.