Russia From Above – Trailer.
(From the producers) “Russia from Above is a documentary masterpiece filmed with the most sophisticated aerial cameras in the world using helicopters and the occasional drone footage. A 120 minute continuous flight has captured stunning images across remote and breathtaking Russian landscapes as they have never been seen before”
Aeroptics cameraman, Peter Thompson spent 5 months on location, often working in temperatures lower than -25degree centigrade… emergency coffees were essential !
5 x 45mins documentaries were produced for ARTE / ZDF-TerraX
The 120min cinema version is narrated in English by John Malkovich in English.
It is sometimes screened in movie-houses with philharmonic orchestras playing the score live.
Credits: ColourFIELD Freddie Röckenhaus & Petra Höfer.
Francesca D’Amicis, Susanne Rostosky, Svenja Mandel, Johannes Fritsche.
Drones: Andrew Efimov, Anton Eichaninov, Ivan Golubkov, Igor Volkov.
Helicopter aerial cinematography: Peter Thompson.