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A White Dream

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SYNOPSIS

Dreamer of images and in love with the cold, wildlife photographer Jérémie Villet travels alone through the white deserts of the northern hemisphere with his pulka and telephoto lens, in search of animals living in the cold. On his next expedition to the Canadian Far North, Jérémie sets out to explore the wild and extreme region of the Yukon, with the main objective of photographing the iconic mountain goat. The difficulty of accessing the mountain territories in which this animal evolves and the freezing temperatures will make its task difficult. Driven by adventures and unique human and animal encounters, the documentary allows you to enter the photographer's intimacy and delicately approach this changing world.

Role

Cinematographer, Director, Editor

Production

Bonne Pioche Télévision & Arte France

Year

2021

Team

Jérémie Villet - Main character
Peter Mather - Secondary character
Keith Wolfe Smarch - Secondary character

Location

Yukon, Canada

Music

Franck Zaragoza - Ocoeur

Mixing Studio

Gaïné Audio by Laurent Mollard

Broadcasters

Arte, Ushuaïa TV

Sponsors

Baffin
Canon France
Mes Chaussettes Mongoles
Think Tank Photo

Official Film Festival selections

‣ 1st édition of Terre Sauvage Festival, France
‣ 14th BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia, Spain
‣ FIPADOC Biarritz 2022, France
‣ Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2022, UK
‣ 7th Ulju Mountain Film Festival, South Korea
‣ 25th Festival International du Film Aventure et Découverte de Val d'Isère, France
‣ 45th International Wildlife Film Festival of Missoula, USA
‣ 21st NaturVision Film Festival, Germany
‣ Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2022, New York, USA

Awards

‣ Best Cinematography at 14th BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia, Spain
‣ Silver Award for Best Film at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2022, UK
‣ Silver Award for Best Spirit Of Adventure Film at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2022, UK

A White Dream
A White Dream
A White Dream
A White Dream
A White Dream

Yukon, A White Dream recounts the personal quest of talented wildlife photographer Jérémie Villet, an image dreamer in love with the cold. Awarded at the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, he travels alone the white deserts of the northern hemisphere with his pulka and telephoto lens in search of animals living in the cold. Each year, when the snow first falls amid the last autumn leaves, the white landscapes form the perfect backdrop for the eye of the young photographer. He uses the white of snow like a painter uses white paper to reveal the purity of nature and transcribe its beauty. His monochrome and minimalist photographs bring back moments imbued with dreaminess, far from the extreme nature of natural conditions. His works show that contemporary art can take root in the aesthetics of nature. During his next expedition to the Canadian Far North, Jérémie prepares to explore the wild and extreme region of the Yukon, with the main objective of photographing the iconic "Mountain Goat", the mountain goat, which depends entirely on the cold. and altitude for its survival. Rarely photographed in winter, this white animal comes straight out of the last ice age. His quest, both intimate and universal, is to bring back uncluttered photographs of this species, witness to a sensitive and fragile fauna. To successfully approach him, the difficulty of accessing mountain sites and freezing temperatures will make his task difficult. Driven by unique human and animal adventures and encounters, the documentary allows you to enter the photographer's intimacy by focusing on his approach and his motivations. This photographic quest also delicately addresses this changing world. These wild environments are the first witnesses of the current warming and they are changing rapidly. Far from any civilization, immaculate nature has remained his childhood garden, and photography, his inalienable right to dream. As in a parallel world in which reality is a dream. A dream dressed in white.