Guillaume Maidatchevsky’s Arctic Fox adventure ‘Kina and Yuk’ teases first image and Yukon shoot details as Neuen Connect goes on sale – EFM

Exclusive: French wildlife director Guillaume Maidatchevsky reveals new details about his upcoming live-action arctic fox adventure Kina and YukOn which Newen Connect is starting sales on EFM

Driven by the effects of climate change and melting polar ice packs, the drama follows an Arctic fox couple who are separated when the male becomes trapped in a disintegrating chunk of ice, leaving his heavily pregnant mate to fend for herself. Stop hunger and predators.

The play brings you into contact with other arctic animals including lemmings, polar bears, red foxes, arctic wolves and mink.

Like Maidatchevsky’s groundbreaking first feature Ali’s Journey (aka A Reindeer’s Journey), The new film will be made from live-action footage of real animals in their natural habitat.

Maidachevsky and his compact crew are shooting against a backdrop of mountains, rivers, forests, tundra and arctic ice shelves in the Yukon in northwestern Canada. Production is expected to be delivered by the fourth quarter of 2023.

The inspiration for the film came from a 2018 news report about three crab fishermen who rescued a stranded arctic fox from an isolated iceberg off the coast of Labrador.

“I was shocked to see the picture of the tiny, wet, scaly creature washed up on that accidental raft. The idea of ​​climate migrants immediately came to mind,” Mydachevsky explained. “I decided to go back in time and figure out how he got there. Kina and Yuk Based on the true story of the little fox who was cut off from Earth.

“I imagined what would have happened to him if the two fishermen had not saved him. I wanted to tell the story of the animal that, surrounded by a changing world, is forced to adapt to its new environment or perish.”

Maidachevsky said that the film is not a sequel Ali’s Journeyabout a newborn reindeer’s odyssey across Lapland, but recognizes that there is a connection between the two features.

“It’s a nature story set in the magnificent landscapes of the far north,” he said. “While Aiello helped promote awareness of how fragile nature is, my goal now is to encourage reflection on the matter.

“Environmental themes will be more immediate and meaningful. Every character will be affected. Even more than Aiello, I wanted to place this new story at the heart of a changing, fragile, endangered world.”

The production reunites Maidachevsky with high-end documentary company Valdes, a joint venture between producer Laurent Flaholt and Borsalino Productions co-founders Laurent Baudens and Gael Nouille.

aside Ali’s JourneyValdés’ previous credits include Peter Weber Inna de Yarde: The Spirit of Jamaica and Netflix documentaries we are one By Stephane de Freitas.

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