The Story of Australian Forests
We seek to understand and communicate Australia's forest reality; from forest fires to clearcutting, from legislation to shifts in the business world. With a data driven approach to storytelling and the goal of providing alternative solutions for a more responsible world.
Reality of Scale
- Acres of forest burnt in the last year alone
- Of species are under threat of extinction
- Acres of prime habitat is clear cut everyday
About the Film
Kalamunda is a feature documentary that explores the devastating ongoing loss of Australian forest and fauna through the eyes of Paul Hilton. Paul who has spent the past 10 years documenting illegal wildlife trades in Asia came back to his native Australia to be shocked to discover that koalas are locally extinct in his own backyard.
Frustrated, Paul meets with environmentalists, the logging industry and the scientific community seeking to understand why Australia is losing and cutting more forest than anywhere else in the world and its impact on the native fauna.
With both sides refusing to compromise on their livelihood in a situation that is getting more tense and polarized, Kalamunda seeks to showcase the unbiased reality at scale and spark a stage for conversation. In its estimated ninety minute run time, Kalamunda will follow memorable characters, narrative moments and an emotional ride to its viewers. It’ll conclude by proposing a true, sustainable solution to this urgent crisis.
Stories from the field
Koala Forest Connections
I became involved with Kalamunda after meeting Paul Hilton, connecting over koalas! Paul has a fascinating history in be...
Behind the scene
Welcome to Kalamunda
After 30 years away from Australia, I was shocked upon my return to learn that Australia has some of the highest defores...