Beetles are an essential part of our ecosystem. They are among the most diverse creatures on Earth and can be found everywhere. However, their presence can today also be an unpleasant reminder of climate change.
The short documentary introduces viewers to the fascinating world of these little critters using detailed macro footage combined with playful editing and animated scenes. From the story of their birth and world conquest to their unique anatomy and way of life today, the film presents both the essential information and fun facts from the world of beetles. It pays tribute to ladybugs, dung beetles, and the lesser-known representatives of this group of insects, which takes care of our world and maintains its delicate balance.
DIRECTED BY: Tom Hanner
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Tom Hanner, Jake Davison, Kate Wallace
MUSIC: Moritz Wanger, Samuel Morris, Adam Miller, James Widden, John Dickson, Eleanor Parry-Dickson, Alison Holford, Samuel Rapley
SOUND: Ruanth Chrisley Thyssen, Luis Del Pozo
EDITING: Giorgia Zarantonello
PRODUCTION: Tom Hanner
SALES: National Film and Television School