One of the first films to launch on the new Apple TV+ streaming service this Friday 1st November is wildlife documentary The Elephant Queen.
Narrated by Academy Award- nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, this cinematic film follows Athena, a majestic elephant matriarch who knowing there are lean times ahead, leads her family across the unforgiving East African landscape in anticipation of the coming dry season. As the waterholes dry up, Athena has no choice but to take her family on a treacherous journey as her herd seek refuge until the rains fall again.
The Elephant Queen is directed by Mark Deeble (Voyage of Time) and Victoria Stone (The Queen of Trees) who between them has 60 years of collective experience in wildlife documentary filmmaking and production. Emmy and Peabody Award-winners, Deeble and Stone spent 25 years living in the East African bush, preparing for the unforgettable odyssey of The Elephant Queen.
Selected for the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, The Elephant Queen has also been nominated for two Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards; Best Science/Nature Documentary and Best Narration (Chiwetel Ejiofor, narrator and Mark Deeble, writer).