HOANIB - THE SECRETS OF THE DESERT ELEPHANTS

The Namib is the oldest desert of the world, and one of the most hostile ones. But even here, in a valley named Hoanib, there is life! The biggest animals are Desert Elephants. To survive they have to travel long distances, full of privations.

Director: Thomas Behrend

Thomas Behrend, a German documentary film maker born in Hamburg, is well-known for his unique under water shots. While studying mechanical engineering the enthusiastic sports diver gathered his first experiences in underwater photography. In 1988 he got his first assignment for a film production. After finishing university he dedicated himself to his passion. In 1991 he founded his own company: BLUE PLANET FILM. From that time on Thomas Behrend produced many international award-winning nature films.

Director: Rosie Koch

Rosie Koch was born in Balingen and studied biology. During a traineeship in Kudwigsburg she learned AVID cut, camera work and photo editing. While working on her thesis, in St. Louis, USA, about desert mole rats in Kenia she single-handedly made several short animal documentaries - some of them award winning.
Another traineeship at Story House Productions in Berlin was followed by a 3-years employment at Marco Polo Film in Heidelberg as researcher and author. In 2010 she foundet her own nature film production Nona Naturedocx.
She lives and works as freelance nature film author and producer in Berlin.

2014
44 Min.
Deutsch
1
Director: Thomas Behrend, Rosie Koch
Author: Rosie Koch, Thomas Behrend
Camera: Roland Gockel, Christina Karliczek, Thomas Behrend
Editing: Mirco Tribanek, Jorn Schumann
Music: German Wahnsinn
Speaker: Wolf Frass
Editor: Gabriele Conze (WDR)
Website URL: www.blueplanetfilm.de