After over 40 million years, is this the end? There are about 29,000 rhinos left on this planet. Every day rhinos are being poached. In 2014, 1215 rhinos were killed only in South Africa . In a few years rhinos will be history. About a year ago I traveled to South Africa and shot this documentary. My goal is to raise awareness. I know you have heard, but you might not be aware of the current situation. I want you to understand, care and help me take action against this horrible crime. Awareness is the key! Rhinos wouldn't have excited today if it wasn't for the determined individuals giving up their lives for conservation of these creatures. Share this video and help me and the fantastic team at Wild Heart Conservation to stop rhino poaching! No one in the world needs a rhino horn but a rhino!
Traveling is my passion and so is filmmaking. When I can combine this, I am beyond happy. I want to make movies, movies that matters. Not only as entertainment or just for fun. I want to be able to communicate with people, to create and convey important messages such as rhino poaching. I want to use art as a tool to inspire others. I want people to see that there are more to this world, than what we experience on a daily basis. We tend to forget about all the misery that we are surrounded by. It is easier to close our eyes, because being at home safe and sound makes the real world and todays tragedies hard to imagine. I had the pleasure of getting to know a very handsome and charming rhino called Splithorn, that unfortunately got killed by poachers seven months after my visit. A rhino that I had a connection with became a victim of this horrible illegal action comitted by desperate human beings. This made a huge impact on me, and I was really shocked by the photo of the proud animal laying there liveless without his horn. I could probably spend hours talking about this business, there are so many people and an extreme amount of money involved, you wont even believe it.
Last fall I traveled to South Africa by myself with more equipment than one person actually can handle. I signed up for working as a volunteer in collaboration with goXplore to document the fantastic work Wild Heart do for the conservation of rhinos. I had been to Africa a few times before, but I had never seen a real wild rhino up that close. Already from my first step on the african continent, I left a piece of my heart in Africa. I have always been very fascinated by animals, especially the big five. Being able to do a documentary about these amazing creatures to help raise awareness in collaboration with hard working organizations has been a real life changing experience for me. Doing everything from sound to photography and directing was quite a challenge to be honest. The whole process from pre-production to the final cut has been a journey itself. I am thankful for being able to use my passion to create something so special and meaningful. And very grateful for all the wonderful people I have met along the way.
If you have any questions about volunteer work, my documentary or anything else that comes to your mind, I am more than happy to answer!