OUR WORK: THE WILD CITY
ABOUT OUR WORK
The Wild City is a new project by the crew that brought you successful films like The New Wilderness and Holland – The Living Delta. Instead of taking a wide angle (like in the last film) The Wild City narrows its focus and looks at wildlife in bustling city of Amsterdam. What kind of wildlife lives in the city, and how has it adjusted its natural behaviour and patterns to suit living in close proximity with humans? Does a falcon see a skyscraper as a human contraption, or does it see it as any other cliff face, or tall tree to build a nest in and raise it’s offspring?
As with the other EMS FILMS projects, nature’s beauty is at the foreground of this website. In comparison to the previous websites, we’ve tried to let the images speak for themselves even more. Full screen photography greets visitors and throws them right into the movie experience.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
“The Wild City shows the city from a totally new perspective, that of the unseen inhabitants: Its many wild animals and plants. Mountain ranges of glass and concrete, industrial savannas, kilometers of sewage pipes. For many wild animals, trees and plants our streets, tunnels, waterways and buildings of brick are just as attractive and suitable to live in as an ancient forest or jungle. The city doesn’t displace or replace nature, it is nature. The commuting potato-chip seagull and suburban fox are as wild and special as the seal and the panda.” Read more about The wild City
By the makers of The New Wilderness (Golden Calf 2013) and Holland – The Living Delta (Golden Film 2015). Directed by Mark Verkerk and produced by EMS FILMS, this is the third part of the Dutch countryside trilogy. After a classic four seasons cycle of life and an epic story about dynamic nature in our country there is now The Wild City: a feature film that connects thrilling scripted scenes with startling documentary footage of urban nature. Urban film dynamics, speed, power, beauty and humor shows nature in an urban environment. A thrilling tale of adventurous encounters between animals and humans.