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Safari of my Life

Documentary film following Wildlife Photograpgher Klaus Tiedge on an epic journey to Kenya in the wake of dealing with being diagnosed with cancer. The message is to have courage to live your life to the fullest no matter what.

  • Dean Paarman
  • Dean Paarman
  • Klaus Tiedge
  • Sandra Tiedge
  • Klaus Tiedge
    Key Cast
  • John Masek
    Key Cast
  • Dean Paarman
  • Klaus Tiedge
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Wildlife, Adventure, Photography
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 2 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 11, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    Kenya, South Africa
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Shooting Format:
    Mixed Format
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Private Screening
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    May 30, 2019
  • International Independent Film Awards

    September 27, 2019
    Platinum Award
Director Biography - Dean Paarman

Dean Paarman was born in Cape Town, South Africa, into an entrepreneurial, artistic, surfing family. After studying acting he occupied himself predominately in film, tourism videography and online marketing.

He met with Klaus Tiedge (Fine Art Photographer) in 2017 to create Social Media video content. Tragically Klaus was diagnosed with cancer that same year. The prospect arose to create a documentary film about the work and travel of Klaus as a Wildlife photographer. Making a film is something they both always wanted to do. "Safari of my Life" was born and is their combined debut film.

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Director Statement

It was a privilege & an honour to work with Klaus Tiedge. His ongoing support and belief in me to tell his story coupled with his courage to persist and never stop growing will remain one of the most incredible inspirations of my Life.

Thank you Klaus, for all that you have done for me. You will be dearly missed. I hope this film does justice in showcasing even just a glimmer of your inspiring nature.