* October 2019: “Award of Excellence Special Mention: Nature/Environment/Wildlife”, “Award of Excellence: Direction”, “Award of Excellence: Editing”, “Award of Excellence: Cinematography”, “Award of Excellence: Original Score” for LOST KINGS OF BIOKO at IndieFEST Film Awards, U.S.A.

* October 2019: “Nomination for German Nature Film Award” for LOST KINGS OF BIOKO at Darßer Naturfilmfestival, Germany.

* September 2019: “Gold Dolphin Award in Category Nature, Environment & Ecology” for LOST KINGS OF BIOKO at Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, France.

September 2019: “Best of Festival” for LOST KINGS OF BIOKO  at Green Screen, International Wildlife Film Festival, Germany. 

 

* August 2019: “Best Picture”, “Best Cinematography”, “Best Editing”, “Best Original Music Score” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (LAIFFA), U.S.A.

* August 2019: “Award of Excellence Special Mention: Nature/Environment/Wildlife” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at IndieFEST Film Awards, U.S.A.

* July 2019: “German Wildlife Film Award” for LOST KINGS OF BIOKO at NaturVision, International Nature and Wildlife Film Festival, Germany.

* July 2019: “Outstanding Achievement Award: Documentary Feature” for LOST KINGS OF BIOKO at Impact DOCS Awards, U.S.A.

* June 2019: “Award of Excellence Special Mention: Documentary Short”, “Award of Excellence Special Mention: Nature/Environment/Wildlife” for LOST KINGS OF BIOKO at Best Shorts Competition, U.S.A.

* May 2019: “Best of Show” and “Award of Excellence: Nature/Environment/Wildlife” for LOST KINGS OF BIOKO at Accolade Global Film Competition, USA.

* May 2019: “Best of Festival – Arrábida Grand Prize”, “1st Prize in Category Nature and Wildlife”, “Best Director/Direction”, “Best Cinematography”, “Best Script/Screenplay”, “Best Music”, “Best Sound” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival, Portugal.

* April 2019: “Gold World Medal – Nature and Wildlife” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at Television & Film Awards / New York Festivals, U.S.A.

* April 18th, 2019: World Premiere of LOST KINGS OF BIOKO at IWFF Missoula, U.S.A.

* January 2019: “Award of Excellence Special Mention: Documentary Feature”, “Award of Excellence: Nature/Environment/Wildlife”, “Award of Excellence: Direction”, “Award of Excellence: Editing”, “Award of Excellence: Cinematography” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at Impact DOCS Awards, U.S.A.

* December 2018: “Cigogne D’or – Best Of Festival” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at Fifale Rabat, Festival International du Film Animalier et de l’Environnement, Morocco.

* December 2018: “Best of Show” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at Best Shorts Competition, U.S.A.

* October 2018: “German Nature Film Award – Best Story” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at Darßer Naturfilmfestival, Germany.

* October 2018: “Grand Prize of the City of Innsbruck – Documentaries Nature” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at INFF, Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, Austria.

* September 2018: “Best of Festival” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at Green Screen, International Wildlife Film Festival, Germany.

  

* August 2018: “Best of Festival” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at Animal Behavior Society Film Festival, U.S.A.

* August 2018: “Award of Excellence Special Mention: Nature/Environment/Wildlife”, “Award of Excellence: Direction”, “Award of Excellence: Editing”, “Award of Excellence: Cinematography” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at Accolade Global Film Competition, U.S.A.

* July 2018: “German Wildlife Film Award” for WHITE WOLVES – GHOSTS OF THE ARCTIC at NaturVision, International Nature and Wildlife Film Festival, Germany.

 

* November 2017 – March 2018: Bioko / Equatorial Guinea: Also in this project our last shooting has been inside the inner crater of the biggest volcano of this island (‘Gran Caldera de Luba’). A peculiar bird (Picathartes) was to be discovered and also Black Colobus – another charismatic monkey species. The rare bird we saw shortly but unfortunately couldn’t film but the monkeys we got at the steep caldera cliffs. The real stars of that expedition have been frogs and sunbirds as well as the impressive caldera itself. And also our main character the drill we could film high up in the canapé. A truly fascinating project with many never seen animals.

* April 2017 – May 2017: Kenya: Our last shoot inside the volcano. After we shot good additions concerning the baboon parliament and the lava tubes, we dared to do the descent into the inner crater of the volcano Mt. Suswa to camp on hot steam vents… . Pure sauna! Great expedition with Giuseppe Bucciarelli, Alain Lusignan and our Masai friends.

* November 2016 – March 2017: Our colleague Justin Jay and his crew started our 2nd shoot about drills (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis) on Bioko Island already in November. We joined them in January. Extraordinary location with an extremely charismatic monkey species. Fantastic crew!

 

* May – August 2016: Back on Ellesmere – this time it was crazy: We filmed how a rival wolf pack has raided our wolf den and killed all 5 pups on our day 5 in the field: Afterwards weeks without wolves… . Time for side stories… . But we found a new den and continued shooting. Great trip but extremely exhausting. Thanks to Joosep Matjus for joining us as 2nd cameraman.

Arctic wolves at the den site [ARRI frame grab].

Arctic wolves at the den site [ARRI frame grab].

* March / April 2016: Back on Ellesmere (down to -40°C, windchill down to -49°C): We found our wolf pack from last summer again!

Arctic wolves at a musk ox carcass in April 2016 [Foto: Alain Lusignan]

Arctic wolves at a muskox carcass in April 2016 [Photo: Alain Lusignan].

* January 2016 – March 2016: We started to produce our film “Lost Kings of Bioko” about the charismatic Drill on the island of Bioko / Equatorial Guinea – in cooperation with Justin Jay and Drill Films. Fantastic place! Great monkey!

* November 2015 – 4th January 2016: Back in Kenya and the volcano. 

* May to August 2015: Shooting with the new ARRI Alexa Mini and Canon 50-1000mm on Ellesmere Island in northernmost Canadian arctic. A dream comes true! Arctic wolves are gorgeous!

Arctic wolves at the den site. ARRI frame grab.

Arctic wolves at the den site [ARRI frame grab].

Arctic wolves at the den site. ARRI frame grab.

Arctic wolves at the den site [ARRI frame grab].

* April 2015: News from Kenya: We are producing a documentary about the volcano Mount Suswa and the unique baboon parliament there – in cooperation with Giuseppe Bucciarelli and Terra Conservation Films. More shoots are planned for November / December 2015 and later in 2016.

Gulo with Baboons_1

Olive baboons (left) and Gulos (right) [Photo: Alain Lusignan].

* May 2014: We own the very first series-ARRIAmira! It is so nice to work with such a gorgeous camera. Very well made, indeed. Used in Yellowstone.

Play fight of Grizzlys in Yellowstone. ARRI frame grab.

Grizzlies play fighting in Yellowstone [ARRI frame grab].

* 2013/2014: We’re working for the new Disneynature theatre movie “Monkey Kingdom“ (please also look here: “SEQUENCE WORK”).

Monkey Kingdom

JACKSON HOLE WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL 2013:

Our film JUNGLE BOOK BEAR has been nominated for “BEST ANIMAL BEHAVIOR PROGRAM” at the “other” world’s most prestigeous Wildlife Film Festival, the JACKSON HOLE WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL in Jackson Hole, Wyoming / U.S.A., too. This time the episode “KALAHARI” of the new BBC landmark series “AFRICA” received the award. But another production for which GULO contributed sequence work has been awarded at JHWFF 2013: FROZEN PLANET – episode 5: WINTER received the award for “BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY“. The Award Ceremony took place on Thursday, 26th September 2013 at the “Center Of The Arts” in Jackson Hole.

“Animal Behaviour Award” for JUNGLE BOOK BEAR, 18th October 2012 at the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol / England. Ivo Nörenberg (left) & Oliver Goetzl (right) with Sir David Attenborough (narrator of JUNGLE BOOK BEAR)

Animal Behaviour Award” for JUNGLE BOOK BEAR
18th October 2012 at the WILDSCREEN Festival in Bristol / England.

Ivo Nörenberg (left) & Oliver Goetzl (right) with Sir David Attenborough (narrator of JUNGLE BOOK BEAR) [Photo: Klaus Müller].

* WILDSCREEN 2012 PANDA AWARDS:

Our film JUNGLE BOOK BEAR has won the “ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AWARD” at the world’s most prestigeous Wildlife Film Festival WILDSCREEN in Bristol, England. Furthermore another production for which GULO contributed sequence work has been awarded with a PANDA at WILDSCREEN 2012: FROZEN PLANET – episode 5: WINTER has won the “PANASONIC CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD“.

Three more nominations for PANDA AWARDS – which are considered as the “OSCARS” of the wildlife film industry – have completed the huge success for GULO FILM PRODUCTIONS in 2012: JUNGLE BOOK BEAR has been nominated for “FILMS @ 59 SOUND AWARD“, WILD SCANDINAVIA – FINLAND has been nominated for “PANASONIC CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD” and WILD SCANDINAVIA – represented by the GULO-episode “FINLAND” and the episode “Norway” (nautilusfilm) – has been nominated for “SERIES AWARD“.

* IN PRODUCTION:

AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS – “YELLOWSTONE” + “YOSEMITE”: 2x 50 min episodes for NDR Naturfilm DocLights and National Geographic. The 9-part series is expected to be broadcasted in 2015.

Bison at "Grand Prismatic Spring".

Yellowstone: Bison at “Grand Prismatic Spring” [CINEFLEX frame grab].

Yosemite bei Nacht

Yosemite: Jeffrey’s Pine at night [Photo: Alain Lusignan].