Film stories for Radburnd Wines
Collaborated with Damon Hyland to create online film. stories for Radburnd Wines in New Zealand.
Collaborated with Purity to create content for the TFE. Energy website.
Helped DAG create an animated historical overview of the last 30 years.
THE WORLD’S MOST WANTED LEOPARD
Edited by Benjamin Haskins DOCUMENTARY: Photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn travels from Africa to Azerbaijan in search of the highly endangered Caucasian leopard. This near-mythical creature is on the brink of extinction in a land of remarkable biodiversity and stark contrasts between ancient heritage and rapid modernisation. Steirn is joined by an eclectic group of experts including an African tracker, a Russian scientist and the local 'leopard man'. Will he capture the first photographic evidence of the world’s most wanted leopard?
21 Icons : A Journey to Democracy : Documentary Trailer
The five chapter documentary features moving footage of photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn and his team visiting Mandela at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape in 2011, where Madiba enjoyed the portraits that had already been taken for the series – many of them close personal friends of his, including George Bizos and Ahmed Kathrada. The documentary tells the story of South Africa’s turbulent past — the apartheid years — through the eyes of icons John Kani, Gcina Mhlophe, Zackie Achmat, the late Phillip Tobias, Sophia Williams De Bruyn, George Bizos, Johnny Clegg, Kumi Naidoo, Lillian Cingo, Hugh Masekela, Nadine Gordimer and Yvonne Chaka Chaka. They discuss the divisive nature of those times, the pain and loss of living in exile, the hardships brought on by being in the underground struggle, and how events such as the Sharpeville massacre shaped their passion and determination to fight on for a free and just South Africa. The artists among them also discuss how the cultural boycott affected their work, and how they used their art to fight apartheid, each in their own way. Icon portraits, short films and profiles: http://www.21icons.com/ 21 Icons YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/21Icons/videos Like 21 Icons on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/21Icons Follow 21 Icons on Twitter: https://twitter.com/21Icons
Edge of Existence Trailer
Black Bean Productions has set out to document and uncover the untold story of human-wildlife conflict in Africa. This issue is becoming a serious threat to wildlife and conservation areas due to the the increasing population and pressures on wilderness areas. It also affects the livelihood of many people, on a daily basis. This is the teaser video for the documentary which aims to tell the story of key characters on the ground, who face daily challenges in terms of living alongside Africa’s wildlife.
Hope's Story: Saving the Survivors
Hope is a South African white rhino who was attacked and left for dead by poachers in May 2015. With her horns removed and a large section of her face hacked off, chances of survival were next to none. Saving the Survivors, a team of veterinary experts who care for rhinos that have been the victims of poaching and trauma, stepped in to help. Against all odds, and after multiple operations, their efforts have saved her life. This is the story of Hope.
When I Die : Lessons from the Death Zone
In "When I Die" Philip Gould shares his thoughts and insights as he confronts his impending death from oesophageal cancer. How do we approach death whilst embracing life? How can we change the conversation around death and palliative care for the terminally ill? Please share this film and join the conversation #WhenIDie. Philip believed that for the terminally ill and those close to them, there can be moments of joy, resolution and inspiration just as intense as those of fear, discomfort and sadness. Filmed during the last 2 weeks of Philip's life, this intimate portrait reveals his quest to find purpose and meaning in what he called "The Death Zone". He had been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in 2008 and was given three months to live in the summer of 2011. Philip Gould's book, "When I Die: Lessons from the Death Zone" is published in the UK by Little Brown. Proceeds from the book will go to the National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Fund (donations to http://www.justgiving.com/nogcf ) and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (donations to http://www.royalmarsden.org/philipgould ) DIRECTOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER : Adrian Steirn EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Matthew Freud & Elisabeth Murdoch PRODUCER: Nicola Howson ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Harriet Pratten DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Damon Hyland VIDEO EDITOR: Benjamin Haskins CINEMATOGROPHY: Richard Gregory, Oran O'Reilly, James Suter COLOUR: Leon Visser GRAPHICS: Zee Muller BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOGRAPHY: Gary Van Wyk SCREENWRITER: Andy Ellis PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Emily Forbes
The Global Fund: 10 Years of Impact
In January 2012, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria marks the end of its first decade and looks ahead to the next. The Global Fund has contributed to dramatic gains in health and development over the past decade: In ten years, millions of people have received treatment for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria who otherwise would have died. Featuring founders and well-known friends and advocates of the Fund: Bill Gates, Zachie Achmat, Bono, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Bill Clinton, Milly Katana, Yoshiro Mori, and Mphu Ramatlapeng, Jeffrey Sachs, Tony Blair.
Thandi's calf: the rhino that should never have been born
The devastating economic and physical consequences of COVID-19 are also putting our rhino under threat. The travel bans implemented by the South African government on 18 March 2020 have effectively cut off the Kariega Foundation's primary source of funding used to maintain an active and effective Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) and run environmental and education programmes critical for the protection and preservation of rhino. Please consider making a donation: https://www.kariega.co.za/save-the-rhino Nearly three years after surviving a brutal poaching attack that left two male rhinos dead, Thandi the rhino gave birth to a calf on 13 January 2015 at Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. With footage of Thandi and her calf captured moments after the birth, this film by photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn documents Thandi’s journey from attack to recovery. This is story of the rhino that should never have been born. Thanks to Paul Mills for additional footage. High resolution images: http://www.kariega.co.za/library Website: http://www.kariega.co.za Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kariega.game.reserve Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kariegagameres Instagram: http://instagram.com/kariega.game.reserve/ For more information on Adrian Steirn visit http://www.adriansteirn.com and http://instagram.com/adriansteirn. Kariega Game Reserve spans across 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, and is home to the famous Big 5, zebra, giraffe, hippo, multiple species of antelope and an abundance of birdlife. Kariega is a family-owned and operated private game reserve, giving it a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Set on African plains with magnificent hills and dramatic river valleys, this hidden jewel combines spectacular and dramatic vistas with an abundance of African game and wildlife. There is a choice of five safari lodges.
A Day to Remember - Sir Michael Parkinson
In A Day to Remember, a film to mark World Alzheimer's Day and the launch of the dementia campaign from the Department of Health and the Alzheimer's Society, Sir Michael Parkinson talks about the importance of memory, the most memorable moments of his life and his experience of having a loved one with dementia. www.nhs.uk/dementia
21 Icons : Nelson Mandela : Short Film
We take an exclusive journey with Adrian Steirn to Nelson Mandela's home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, and experience the warmth and intimacy that permeated the atmosphere during the portrait shoot. We also hear what others have to say about the greatest icon of them all. Icon portraits, short films and profiles: http://www.21icons.com/ 21 Icons YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/21Icons/videos Like 21 Icons on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/21Icons Follow 21 Icons on Twitter: https://twitter.com/21Icons
Wendell Petersen’s food truck saves lives one bowl at a time. “One plate of food can change a life,” says Wendell Petersen. That’s why once a month he turns his food truck into a soup kitchen. An entrepreneur with a deep sense of generosity, Petersen uses his business ventures to help others however he can. This is the story of one of those moments, when on an overcast afternoon in Belhar, he gave hot meals to 50 hungry children — a single gesture in a life defined by kindness. Pledge your support Like Wendell's page https://www.facebook.com/Hustle-DoG-380300395461323/timeline/
21 Icons : Desmond Tutu : Short Film
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu talks to filmmaker Adrian Steirn about why he believes in the basic goodness of people despite so much evidence to the contrary in the world, his inspiration for having led the selfless life he has, and his view on his legacy as South Africa's moral conscience. And he interacts rather roughly with a namesake on stage! Icon portraits, short films and profiles: http://www.21icons.com/ 21 Icons YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/21Icons/videos Like 21 Icons on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/21Icons Follow 21 Icons on Twitter: https://twitter.com/21Icons
A Day to Remember - Sir Michael Parkinson, Fiona Phillips and Gordon Banks
In A Day to Remember, a film to mark World Alzheimer's Day and the launch of the dementia campaign from the Department of Health and the Alzheimer's Society, Sir Michael Parkinson, Fiona Phillips and Gordon Banks talk about the importance of memory, the most memorable moments of their lives and their experience of having a loved one with dementia. www.nhs.uk/dementia
21 Icons : Johnny Clegg : Short Film
Filmmaker Adrian Steirn explores renowned world music icon Johnny Clegg's dual passion for music and anthropology. Clegg, whose career spans more than 30 years, has a huge and loyal following both in South Africa and abroad. He speaks about the importance of cultural diversity, and the unity that music brings. Icon portraits, short films and profiles: http://www.21icons.com/ 21 Icons YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/21Icons/videos Like 21 Icons on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/21Icons Follow 21 Icons on Twitter: https://twitter.com/21Icons