Short film “The Wait” follows wildlife photographer on the trail of wild Bison

In 2014, at just 22 years of age, the Belgian wildlife photographer Michel D’Oultremont made his name on the international scene by winning the ‘Rising Star’ award at the National History Museum’s annual ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ exhibition.


London based film director David Hayes and producer Hannah Salvanes Mclean were part of the crowd admiring his work and subsequently decided to follow him on his next adventure.


Their new documentary ‘The Wait’, produced with film production company Contra Agency, is a beautiful and honest insight into the process, passion and patience of an incredible young talent.


‘The Wait’ takes the viewer on a journey from Michel’s hometown in Belgium to the remote mountains of Romania. On the trail of wild bison, Michel tracks the movement of the animals and then waits for the perfect moment; a process that can take up to a week to capture one shot.


You can catch the film when it’s featured at festivals across Europe – starting with The Smalls Film Festival in London from 2nd-7th September 2016.


Get in touch with the team: David Hayes & Hannah Salvanes Mclean.