The Phantom Cat

Filmmaker Christian Baumeister travels through the Brasilian Pantanal. He wants to fulfil his most ambitious dream: To film a jaguar killing a caiman.

Director: Christian Baumeister

The multiple award-winning cameraman and director Christian Baumeister (* 1971) is one of the best animal and nature filmmakers in Germany. It stands for breathtaking landscapes, detailed animal portraits and a perfect composition. After completing his studies in biology, he studied animal film. In 2001 he founded the production company Light & Shadow based in Münster. His film projects have taken him all over the world, where many films and some country-wide glossy animal film series have been created. His three-part series "The Andes - Nature at the Limit" was nominated for 2 Emmys in the USA.

44 Min.
Director: Christian Baumeister
Cinematography: Christian Baumeister, Luis de Maia, Alexander Sommer
Editing: Stefan Reiss
Music: Kolja Erdmann
Narrator: Stephan Benson
Editor: Jörn Röver (NDR Naturfilm),Heide Thieme(NDR/Arte)