THE MOVIE


Africa – a sparkling jewel, a continent full of life between the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. Over a length of more than 3,500 kilometers stretches one of the most fascinating geological formations through the second-largest continent of our planet – the East African Rift.

Bubbling volcanos develop while in their direct vicinity zebras, gnus, lions, elephants and buffaloes go through the seemingly infinite circle of life and death. It is one of the few places where nature is still untouched.

Accompany a 12-strong expedition team on the journey to the origins of our planet: Through the lively vastness of Tanzania, to the volcanicity of the Ol Doinyo Lengai, up to the crest of the highest free-standing mountain of the earth – the 5,895 meter high Kilimanjaro.

A film that lets you immerse into the breathtaking nature of East Africa to show you: The earth is alive.



TRAILER


 

DVD


Living Earth DVD

LIVING EARTH is available on DVD!

Director: Elias Danner
Producer: Mammoth Pictures
Format: DVD-Video PAL, region 2, color, widescreen
Languages: English & German Dolby Digital 5.1 / Stereo 2.0
Restrictions: Approved for all audiences
Length: Approx. 45 minutes
 
Special features: Paper DVD-jacket, recyclable EcoDisc-DVD, CO2-neutral production, 10% of the sales revenue are being donated to the environmental initiative CARE FOR EARTH.

 
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ELIAS DANNER


Elias Danner
Photo: private

With “LIVING EARTH”, Elias Danner is presenting his cinema film debut.

Elias Danner was born and raised in Heitersheim, close to Freiburg, southern Germany. He started taking pictures on conventional film at the age of 11. In 2008 he established ELIAS DANNER PRODUCTIONS and is since then working as a freelance photographer, filmmaker and web designer for national, as well as international clients.

Working on documentary and reportage productions, Elias Danner has traveled many countries of Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Arctic. After extensive preparations and a three-month training program, he launched his expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) on June 3rd, 2011. With specific photography and videography equipment, Elias Danner and his team did not only succeed in climbing the worlds highest freestanding mountain, but also managed to advance to the active vulcanism of Ol Doinyo Lengai and the unique flora and fauna of East Africa.

www.eliasdanner.com

CREW


SAFARI & OL DOINYO LENGAI

Driver / Guide PUNK
Cook ISSACK J. MOGELLA
Camera ELIAS DANNER
Camera Assistant YVONNE KAYSER
Coordinator HOPE MASSAWE

KILIMANJARO

Guide OBADIA JACKSON
Assistant Guide BRAYSON MLAY
Cook LEONCE MREMA
Assistant Cook GEORGE MTUI
Waiter ALBART MBUYA
Equipment Assistant GUDLUK MARIKI JUMA
Porters SADIKI KOMBE
EBENEZERI MARIKI
NDESARIO MBUYA
ROBERT MGHASE
Driver HAMFREY SHOO
Camera ELIAS DANNER
Camera Assistant KLAUS SCHÄFER
Coordination AFROMAXX

PRODUCTION

Written & Directed by ELIAS DANNER
Narrated by MICHAEL SCHMITTER
ASHLEY ADLER KRUEGER
Translation CLAUDIA MUSILA
Music & Sounddesign JULIA BEWER
CARLO PHILIPP THOMSEN
JAN F. KURTH
Percussion KONRAD WIEMANN
Recording & Production STUDIO FÜR FILMMUSIK DER MUSIKHOCHSCHULE
FREIBURG
Visuals & Graphics ELIAS DANNER
Maps NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY
Medical Care MANFRED MAINKA
Locations & Accommodation ROSEMARIE SCHÄFER
KLAUS SCHÄFER
Additional Equipment GERT SCHLADEBACH
ACHIM SCHALLER
Produced by MAMMOTH PICTURES

AFROMAXX



Photo: Afromaxx

“Originally we wanted to stay for one year only.”

Alexander Jatho and Madeleine Schröder, the owners of tour-operator AFROMAXX and leading supporters of the LIVING EARTH production, came to Tanzania in April 2004 to follow Alexanders roots. His father comes from Moshi, right at the bottom of Mount Kilimanjaro. Madeleine loves the distance and is therefore tying in to other stays abroad. Beeing attached to nature and adventure, Alexander and Madeleine are since then organising trekking-adventures and safaris in East Africa.

What is remarkable about their expeditions: The individual planing along with a perfect organisation and the personal assistance on location, which did convince us during our production. The professional and reliable teams are trained on a regular basis and work in a long-term relationship. Over the past years, AFROMAXX has become a well known tour-operator, not only because of the extraordinary quality, but also because of their respect towards nature, which is why AFROMAXX is one of our valued partners.

www.afromaxx.com

PARTNERS


Kindly supported by

Afromaxx Ltd.
www.afromaxx.com
INJOYmed Müllheim
www.injoy-muellheim.de
HÖHENBALANCE
www.hoehenbalance.de
Lowepro®
www.lowepro.de

outdoorshop.de
www.outdoorshop.d
AKG Software Consulting GmbH
www.akgsoftware.de
inprotec AG
www.inprotec-ag.de
ELIAS DANNER PRODUCTIONS
www.eliasdanner.com


PRESS


Press Commentaries

“Highly perceptive, informational and aesthetic.“ Prof. Dr. Jörg Keller, Vice President of IAVCEI

“Exciting documentary, breathtaking imagery.” BZ, newspaper

“Impressive film debut – sensible and spectacular.” Die Oberbadische, newspaper

 

Full Articles (German)

    

CARE FOR EARTH


Concerning nature – conserving nature.

LIVING EARTH supports The Green Belt Movement (GBM) trough CARE FOR EARTH.

10% of all benefit gained trough cinema screenings, DVD sales as well as television broadcastings
are being donated to the GBM project in order to support the reforestation of the greater Kilimanjaro region.

Green Belt Movement website: www.greenbeltmovement.org
CARE FOR EARTH website: www.care-for-earth.org

 

GBM Project Video

IMPRINT


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Mammut Studios

Mammut Studios
Owner: Elias Danner
Keltenstr. 9
D-79423 Heitersheim
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 7634 2606
E-mail: mail@mammut-studios.com
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