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‘Overland’ Glides Through the Majestic World of Falconry

'Overland' Glides Through the Majestic World of Falconry

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Overland

Logline: “Overland” is an adventurous modern-day odyssey thru the portal of the ancient art of falconry. In spite of dwindling wilderness, tense geopolitical relations and vanishing cultural traditions, falconers engage in one of the last great animal‐human partnerships.

Elevator Pitch: 
“Overland” explores this ancient art of falconry as it has been handed from father to son by Bedouin tribes, ancient armies, merchants, diplomats, and royals. With a cast of strong characters, the story spans the Silk Road from Mongolia to the Persian Gulf, across the Mediterranean from Sicily to Scotland. Our character-driven story delves into this fragile tradition via the dramatic passions of a dynamic cast falconers embedded in enchanting landscapes around the world, and the curious chain that connects them. The audience is transported on an epic, intimate and textured journey into guarded societies, foreign landscapes and ancient souls. 

Production Team:
Produced and Directed by Revere La Noue and Elisabeth Haviland James

Produced by Christopher Behlau

Shot by Ben Pritchard and Andreas Burgess

Others still TBA

About the Film:
We believe we are some of the first independent filmmakers to attempt a truly global film for a global audience, shot on four continents in 4K. We are combining an artful approach to the epic beauty of the great nature films with a verite exploration of our characters. Having received an NEH grant through the Bridging Cultures Through Film program, we are committed to introducing distant cultures to each other through his unique thread. Our main character is a Muslim from the UAE and we are eager to share his love for family, nature, and falconry with American audiences.

Current Status: We are in full crowd-funding mode and early production, having filmed 9 days in the UAE and Kansas.

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