We reached out to our festival filmmakers to ask them questions about the experience of making their films.
What inspired this story?
The story of the film is based on a true love of a ranger to a protected area that he is responsible to protect.
Describe some of the challenges faced while making this film.
In was more than 40 years, there was no evidence of a persisting Persian leopard in the area. Then the ranger verified the species with his insisting.
What impact do you hope this film will have?
The most important effect of the movie is on Halvani, who is the ranger and has true love the protected area.
Anything else you would like people to know?
Our team, especially the cameramen, spent a lot of time with the ranger. We partnered in this big event. At first, he was very shy in front of the camera and he adapted after a long time. The main story of the movie was a big challenge too because if we could not document the leopard, the movie would fail.
We will spend some part of the movie's income to conserve the protected area and with other part we will buy some facilities to improve our equipment to produce our next documentary movie.