Most of us can’t imagine why they choose to do it – the photographers in conflict zones. Their passion to show the world what is really happening is inextricably linked to colossal danger. The personal risks they take are massive. Some die. Some are tortured. Almost have terrifying experiences – one after the other.
These are the people who have inspired Leica’s tribute film by F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, The Hunt.
Luiz Marinho, photographer and representative of Leica in Brazil, notes that “without the passion and the vision of these people, no camera would make history on its own. Therefore, we felt that it would be fair and truthful to pay homage to them, since they are our eyes around the world.”
The Hunt highlights the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, but also portrays other dark moments, to represent the courage of these men and women.
F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi ‘s film was directed by co-directing duo, Kid Burro (Stink Films). They commented, “Rare are the films that allow immersion in concept and development like this. We studied, for over a year, several stories of photographers and, mainly, the obstacles they had to overcome to achieve the striking photos of their careers. Without their bravery and boldness, maybe many stories would have never been known around the world.”
The tribute is almost 5 minutes long, in order to fully involve the viewer in its narrative about risk, passion, and history. “No one doubts that photos have the power of transforming the world. But we thought it was time also to tell the stories of the heroes behind the photos,” explained Rodrigo Castellari and Pedro Prado, the creatives responsible for the film.
Agency: F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi
Chief Creative Officer: Fabio Fernandes
Creative Directors: Pedro Prado & Rodrigo Castellari
Creatives: Pedro Prado & Rodrigo Castellari
Producers: Elucieli Nascimento, Fernanda Sousa, Giuliano Springhetti, Henrique Tupã, Rafael Paes, Rosana Sallum & Victor Alloza
Account Management: Saulo Sanchez & Gabriela Marques
Media: Maurício Almeida
Production Company: Stink Films
Director: Kid Burro
Production Service (Kiev): Radioaktive Film
Assistant Director: Joana Duchiade
Cinematographer: Adolpho Veloso
Production Designer: Luana Demange
Executive Director: Ingrid Raszl
Executive Producers: Guilherme Passos, Renata Dumont & Carolina Junqueira
Production Coordinator: Marcella Feo
Producer: Rafael Rocha
Costume Designer: Marina Vieira
Casting Br: Carminha Prado & Eduardo Piva
Casting L.A: Fernando Camargo
Editor: Danilo Abraham
Client Approval: Luiz Marinho