Kangaroo Island: Of Fire and Fallout
In Production // Coming 2020
KI is a moving and inspiring feature documentary about the people and wildlife of Kangaroo Island in the wake of the devastating Dec/Jan bushfires. Using an unobtrusive observational style, the film examines the lives of several Kangaroo Island residents who have been directly and indirectly affected by the fires. Through their stories and the film’s visuals, we gain a sense of the destruction they endured, the anger some of them feel, the emotional toll that it’s taken, and the challenges they now face. The film is an emotional rollercoaster, filled with moments of awe, shock, suspense and devastation. It is presented as a lyrical, intimate cinematic journey that leaves us feeling a sense of shared loss, but a stronger sense of inspiration as we witness the support of the broader community and the deep resilience of the locals. The film captures a piece of South Australian history as it unfolds and reminds us of our tenuous yet potentially symbiotic relationship with our planet.
Filmed over five incredible days in Jan 2020, the film is currently in post-production and is slated for released in late 2020.
Producer – Stephen de Villiers
Director – Stephen de Villiers
Co-Producers – Chloe Gardner / Benjamin Dowie
Cinematographer – Benjamin Dowie
B Camera – Nicky Thanou
Editor – Wilson Tran
Supervising Editor/Colourist – Sam Matthews