Wolves from Above
A pack of wolves filmed from above in a single shot. The wolves go about their business, calmly and intently. Disconcertingly close, we hear them sniffing, growling, their paws padding on the grass. They interact with each other – occasionally glancing upwards, clearly aware of the buzzing drone.
However discretely we observe animals, our presence always has an effect on their behaviour.
Awards for Wolves From Above
Jury Award – Ann Arbor Film Festival 2019
Demelza Kooij is an artist, film-maker, and senior lecturer for film studies, film, and art in science at Liverpool John Moores University. Her interests relate to un(der)explored territories, human and non-human, hybridity, ecologies of the sea, land, sky and exchanges in-between. In 2020, she obtained her PhD on Empathising with Animals: Non-Human Subjectivity in Documentary Film. Her work is presented at film festivals and in museums.
Films by Demelza Kooij
The Breeder 2017 | The Frame 2016 | Graminoids 2014 | Salt & Coal 2014 | The View From Here 2012