Produced by Original Godal Productions, Skypaths is a one hour documentary film in production.
Skypaths directed by award-winning filmmaker Kire Godal, follows Natasha Illum Berg, a writer, conservationist & buffalo hunter, who has lived in East Africa for over 20 years. Her poetic in-sights and writing often reflects on themes of ‘man’s place in nature’.
Natasha Illum Berg is on a quest following the sky paths of birds from Sweden to Asia & Africa 100 years after her famous grandfather Bengt Berg started the same.
Told from Natasha’s unique, powerful & provocative perspective; this film is a thoughtful journey – seeking answers about man’s place in nature under our planet’s invisible net of bird sky paths.
Natasha was born and grew up on her family’s wildlife estate Eriksberg in Sweden – one of two estates from where her illustrious naturalist, writer, filmmaker, grandfather Bengt Berg saved 4 species of birds, wrote dozens of nature books and was the first to film and photograph many species of wildlife around the world.
Bengt Berg knew and started showing us a 100 years ago, that birds are one of the world’s most important but ignored constants – drawing silken threads between all continents and are also sure indicators of an environment’s health.
Through Bengt Berg’s prophetic conservation insights and original archives of wildlife footage – a lens into the past is opened and together a parallel adventure story takes place – between grandfather and granddaughter – a century apart.
From common cranes leaving Sweden and arriving in Africa, to shoebill storks in remote African swamps, and bearded vultures in the Himalayas – the sky paths all lead to the ground, where African elephant, Indian rhino, & tigers struggle for survival.
The film will be shot in Sweden, and remote parts of Tanzania, Ethiopia, India and Tibet over the course of 2015/16 on the RED Epic Dragon.
The final film will be finished in 4K at the end of 2016.