TALES OF THE SAND

We look at it without paying any attention. Yet it is an amazing world of life of adaptations and behaviors as unique as they are varied! Burying, hiding, digging, covering, crisscrossing, and resting: an apparently ordinary world inhabited.

Director: Elodie Turpin

Through her university degrees in Biology and Cinema, at the Université de Montréal (Quebec, Canada), Elodie has mixed her two passions, Wildlife Documentary and Ethology. Numerous professional trainings and studies related to underwater filming, post-production work and animal behaviour, led her from South Africa to Malaysia, from the Bahamas to the Mediterranean Sea, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea.
This is how, from diving to training, from university classes to professional workshops, she was able to refine her scientific knowledge and master underwater filming.
After spending hours diving and filming, she also enjoys editing her films, writing and reading her own commentary.
Working along with scientific popularization, she loves explaining the Sea, both to children and adults, to neophytes and academics.
Currently living in the Canary Islands, Spain, she produced various short films presenting the marine life of the archipelago. Her documentary "The seahorse - A waltz for life" (2007), her first "international" film, was presented in various international festivals where it won several prizes. The following year, "Terpsichore, will I be able to dance", a 4-minutes clip, was also an award-winning film.
Late in 2009, her short-film "Moonlight Poems", rhyme-composed, described a slice of life of the Sea inhabitants once the night has fallen. This film also won more than a dozen prizes. In November and December, it is the turn of her last documentary "Tales of the Sand", to begin an international tour.
Moreover, she possesses an important image-bank of high quality material used several times by prestigious documentary channels such as the BBC. Her seahorses' images were also presented in several international scientific congresses and exhibitions in aquariums all around the world.

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19 Min.
Englisch
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Director: Elodie Turpin
Author: Elodie Turpin
Camera: Elodie Turpin
Editing: Elodie Turpin
Music: Eric Bettens
Speaker: Elodie Turpin
Editor: Elodie Turpin
Nominations: Best Marine Film 2015
Website URL: www.aquacine.net