Birds Eye Views

IN POSTRODUCTION

Co-Production with SWR und BR

Funded by FFF Bayern, DFFF, FFA, BKM

Sales: Filmperlen

SYNOPSIS

A documentary- and nature-film with Dr Norbert Schäffer, Chairman of the Landesbund für Vogelschutz in Bayern (LBV). Through his work we get insights into the fascinating world of birds and experience how it works: species and nature conservation in action.

Birds have always fascinated people, and Norbert Schäffer knows them better than anyone else. He is a special kind of conservationist: with focus and persistence he heads one of the largest nature conservation associations in Germany, the LBV. We take a look behind the scenes of environmental policy with a doer, travel to exemplary conservation projects, meet ornithologists all over the world and see the diverse bird life in the fascinating aesthetics of nature films. A lively bird show and also the portrait of a conservationist in times of great challenges.

With

Norbert Schäffer
Arnulf Conradi

Ilse Aigner, Claus Obermeier, Agnes Becker, Harald Krewer, Alf Pille, Markus Erlwein, Anita Schäffer, Brigitte Kraft, Rudi Leitl, Johannes Pirner, Heiko Liebel, Wolfgang Goymann, Michael Schödl, Hubert Heigl, Rudolf Wittmann, Gerhard Grande, Ulrich Mayer, Elisabeth Wölfl, Thomas Schreder, Toni Wegscheider, Roland Baier, David Schuhwerk, Elmar Ballstaedt, Csilla Gere, Markus Söder, Martin Küblbeck, Franz Bairlein, Sylvia Weber, Ferdinand Baer, Franziska Lörcher, Jörg Beckmann, Michaela Kaniber, Thorsten Glauber, Ulrich Brendel, Jochen Grab, Albert Kraus, Jan Heikens, Holger Laschka, Matthias Luy, Ludwig Hartmann

Team

Writer & Director: Jörg Adolph
Montage: Anja Pohl
DoP: Daniel Schönauer
Sound Design: Jörg Elsner
Sound Mix: Michael Hinreiner
Music: Acid Pauli
Production Manager: Luzie Lohmeyer
Producer: Ingo Fliess
Additional Bird Footage: Rita und Michael Schlamberger, Hans-Martin Ringelstein, Ralph Sturm, Rudolf Diesel, David Weiller, Dietmar Nill, Jan van IJken
Productionassistant: Jonas Egert
Aerial Recordings: Ralf Bücheler, Daniel Schönauer
Aerial Recordings Burkina Faso: Daniel Schwartz, José Carlos Alexandre