Becoming Animal

Becoming Animal

Documentary, 78 min.


by Emma Davie, Peter Mettler

Switzerland / United Kingdom, April 2018

Shot in Grand Teton National Park, this immersive essay film draws together the distinct sensibilities of filmmakers Emma Davie and Peter Mettler and philosopher David Abram to encounter the spaces where humans and animals meet. We pique our senses to witness the so-called natural world—which in turn witnesses us. Moose clash antlers and a snail's body becomes a landscape while the myriad sensory tools of cinema explore our complicity with this “


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Directed by: Emma Davie, Peter Mettler
Written by: Emma Davie, Peter Mettler

World Premiere: April 2018
Original Version: English (german/french subtitles), colour, DCP, 78 min.

ISAN: 0000-0004-9A6A-0000-5-0000-0000-M

Production: maximage GmbH, Scottish Documentary Institute, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Producer: Cornelia Seitler, Brigitte Hofer, Rebecca Day, Sonja Henrici

Cinematography: Peter Mettler
Editing: Peter Mettler, Emma Davie
Location Sound Mix: Jacques Kieffer
Sound Editing: Jacques Kieffer
Sound Design: Jacques Kieffer, Peter Bräker, Peter Mettler
Rerecording Sound Mix: Jacques Kieffer

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David Abram

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World Rights: maximage GmbH, Scottish Documentary Institute

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Distribution Switzerland: Outside The Box Sarl