Woodland Myth (Part 1) – Animal Paradise and Shadow Realm

Central Europe was once covered by thick, impenetrable woodland. However, these forests have almost disappeared. “Woodland Myth” tells us of these final oases. Jan Haft shows the small and large inhabitants of the woodland ecosystem and presents the diversity of species in the different forest forms. We see the battle between deer and wild boar piglets, also the “small fights”, such as those between two stag beetles, just as enraged as with the large creatures.

Director: Jan Haft

The multiple award-winning cameraman and director Jan Haft (*1967) is one of the most innovative animal filmmakers in Germany. After studying geology/palaeontology, he went on to study biology. At the beginning of the 1990s, the nature enthusiast began his career as a camera assistant for animal film productions. Already in 1996 he founded Nautilusfilm GmbH, one of the most successful companies for animal films in Germany

45 Min.
Director: Jan Haft
Cinematography: Jan Haft, Kay Ziesenhenne
Editing: Robert Morgenstern, Kathrin Schröder
Music: Jörg Pfeil
Narrator: Martin Umbach
Editor: Tom Synnatzschke und Jörn Röver (NDR Naturfilm), Wolf Lengwenus (NDR), Heide Kortlueke (ARTE)
Awards: Best Camera 2009
Nominations: Best Camera 2009
Website URL: www.nautilusfilm.com/