Old Man and the Moose
Harri has spent more than 30 years studying moose and their psychology. Walking through the fields with the moose and speaking "moose language" with them has become a sort of ritual for Harri. It might seem odd to an observer to see the man "making ears" at the animals and mimicking their sighing sounds, but this is the fairy tale of Harri's life - the chance to become a moose. Indians believe that the moose are the good spirits of the fields. All of the animals that have been filmed are completely free to come and go when they want and where they want. Seeing an eight-member wolf pack on camera is a rarity, as is the mating of the moose, which Harri was able to witness first-hand for the first time in his life.
Director Joosep Matjus (b. 1984, Estonia) has graduated in Baltic Film and Media School in 2007 as a cinematographer-director. He is continuing his studies in BFM master level recently. Joosep is fully dedicated to the wildlife film making. His student work The Summer Documentary won many prizes in student film cathegory. His BA thesis Rebirth has participated in festivals equally with all masters of the film art. Old Man and the Moose is personal story about Joosep’s grandfather, thus very important to a young filmmaker.
Filmography: Film list (title, year of production, studio/company name): The Summer Documentary (2006); Rebirth (2007); Summer of a Newspaper Kid (2008, Vesilind); Old Man and the Moose (2009, Vesilind).
Summer Documentary (2006), Revival (2007), The Old Man and the Moose (2009).