New-Zealand : Land of the New World

New-Zealand lies up there amongst the most beautiful “postcard” countries in the world. 85 Million years ago when the continents divided, New-Zealand rapidly detached itself from the mainland. The animals it housed developed into a predator-free environment. When man conquered the islands, he brought with him predators and endemic species like birds became easy prey. Protecting indigenous nature has therefore become a priority for New Zealanders.

  • Simon Hardenne
  • Simon Hardenne
  • Marleen Haazen
  • Simon Hardenne
  • Marleen Haazen
    Assistant Director
  • Jeanna Criscitiello
    Voice Over
  • Thomas Delbart
    Music composer
  • Julien Toussaint
    Additional Music Composer
  • Thomas Wilski
    Aerial Photographers
    Skyfall, Game of Thrones
  • Loïc Naessens
    Aerial Photographers
  • Frédéric Furnelle
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
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  • Shooting Format:
    Sony UHD 4K
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  • Student Project:
  • Festival Nature Namur
    October 14, 2019
    Belgium Premiere
Director Biography - Simon Hardenne

Born in 1994 in Antwerp (Belgium). Simon is a young 26-year-old self-taught versatile Belgian director. Active in various audiovisual sectors, he produces, films and assembles most of these creations himself. Having not studied cinema, he learned the profession of image in the field surrounded by professionals. In 2014, he directed a documentary short film on Australian wildlife and won the "Best Hope" prize in the amateur category of the Namur International Nature Festival in Belgium.

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Director Statement

Since I was a kid, my dream is to tell stories trough movies. Now, I'm 26 and able to live of my passion !