Vanishing Kings II

The sequel of the documentary about the “five musketeers” follows the young lions as they try to establish a new population of Namib desert lions. Four of them are poisoned after killing a donkey near a human settlement. Only one survives.

Director: Will & Lianne Steenkamp

After more than a decade in the wildlife and environment television industry, Will and Lianne Steenkamp started out on their own, which was the beginning of an adventurous journey that brought about character-led, behavioural driven wildlife films with captivating stories. Having received international recognition for their films including an Emmy nomination and winner of ‘Best Science and Behaviour film’ at the CITES/Jackson Hole International Big Cats Festival, they continue to reach wide audiences. Their work has broadcasted worldwide on channels such as BBC, National Geographic, Smithsonian, ORF, Arte, WDR, RTL, NDR and many more.
Through their films Will and Lianne aim to not only raise conservation awareness, but also to assist scientists and conservationists in the field. Their non-profit Foundation (The Vanishing Kings Foundation) raises much needed funds for desert lion conservation and education, with which they also initiated and co-funded the first in-depth book about desert lion ecology, which Will & Lianne co-authored with lion biologist Dr Philip Stander.
Will holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of the Free State, and Lianne holds a BA degree in Audio Visual Media from Utrecht University.

Austria
2016/17
44 Min.
German
6
Director: Will & Lianne Steenkamp
Author: ALAN MILLER, WILL & LIANNE STEENKAMP
Camera: LIANNE STEENKAMP
Editing: ALAN MILLER G.B.F.T.E.
Music: ROMAN KARIOLOU, JOHANNES ARNOLD RATHEISER
Speaker: OTTO CLEMENS
Editor: FRANZ FUCHS, ORF
Producer: Eine Koproduktion von ORF, Interspot Film, ARTE, Smithsonian Networks, Into Nature Productions, Boksdocs and CLT-UFA S.A.
Nominations: Best Postproduction 2018