Production: Lion Stoves for Lesotho
Produced by Imogen Vallins and Directed by Steve Hore at Bruce Dunlop Associates. This was photographed in a High Definition format; our location was the Kingdom of Lesotho in Southern Africa. Temperatures averaged 40 degrees and the majority of locations were remote at around 3,000 – 3,500 metres in the mountains, I am really happy with the end result and savoured every moment of this incredible journey.
Read the diary of Documentary Director Steve Hore as it appeared in January 09s Televisual
LION STOVES FOR LESOTHO
SHOOT DIARY OF STEVEN HORE, DIRECTOR
This is our longest and most important day as we’re filming at two schools, one with a Lion Stove, and one which still cooks using the traditional method. After five hours being pummeled in the back of the 4x4 (maybe Clarkson’s idea of heaven, but not mine) we finally come to a grove where the school had been patiently waiting for us. As we get out the cars the school bursts into song to welcome us. It’s a magical and humbling sight. We go into the cook house and 30 seconds later the crew stagger out trying to catch our breath our eyes and noses stinging. The cook house is full of smoke – they still using an open fire under a cauldron. The LED lights prove invaluable – without them we would not have been able to film inside. We drive to the second school, where again they sing us songs of welcome. Here they have a lion stove and the conditions are far more humane with very little smoke emitted by the stove.
This is the day we leave Lesotho. It’s the end of an incredible journey. Only hope we can do justice to the experience in the edit suite.
This film was awarded at the International Visual Communications Awards:
IVCA Awards 2009 - Highly Commended - Internal Communications Film
IVCA Award 2009 - Best Documentary
IVCA Clarion Awards 2010 - Winner - Best Video