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Born in 1979 in Ambositra, 250 km south of Antananarivo, Wilfried joined the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization (CIRAD) in 2004 to occupy a forest technician position. He supports students and researchers for their field works, manages the nursery which allows him to develop a unique experience on plant germination and breeding protocols for baobabs, katrafay or ravintsara. Tireless walker, energetic, always smiling, he likes to go on expedition. He talks all the dialects of the island. Every year we organize missions to study baobabs in most remote forests of the West of Madagascar.
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French Voice Over
Actress, voice over, singer, Lile studied at the École Supérieure du Spectacle à Paris (vocals, dance, theatre) from 2001 to 2003. She intensively practiced actor physical training in a theatrical research company between 2003 and 2005. This experience informed her actress personality. She approaches her acting via the body and the voice. Her career in voice over began in 2007 with Jean-François Casinelli in Montpellier Voice Over Studio. Since then, she has used her voice for different kind of media: corporate films, commercials, educational films, TV and websites, tourism soundtracks or photographic exhibitions. She was delighted to meet Cyrille Cornu and to have the opportunity to provide her voice for the French version of the film. Her smooth, precise and posed voice eloquently transports the viewer from beginning to end.
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English Voice Over
Thüryn Mitchell has been involved in the music business for over 25 years. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he studied classic and jazz piano with pianists Lorraine Desmarais and Luc Beaugrand in his native Montreal. He continued his studies in New York City with Jacky Terrasson & Kenny Werner and also Michel Pettrucianni in Paris. From 2003 to 2005 he was the host of the famous Jam Sessions for the Montreal International Jazz Festival where he got to play with: George Benson, Buena Vista Social Club, Ray Charles's big band and many others famous musicians. Throughout his carreer, Thüryn has played numerous concerts and festivals all around the world. For the last ten years, he has been actively implicated in studio production, arranging & composing in many musical genres. He is now currently residing in Reunion island in the indian ocean where he has participated in many music festivals in the region ( Reunion, Mauritius & Madagascar ). He's also teaching and leading the Modern Music department & Jazz department for "EMA Reunion" for the last 4 years. Thüryn is the narrator for the film Baobabs between Land and Sea where his powerful, precise and deep sensitive voice lends perfectly well for the tone of the film.
D'Gary & Mario
With an instrumental virtuosity and unique vocal style, D’Gary has successfully brought the musical traditions of Madagascar to the international stage. His 1991 album, Malagasy Guitar/Music from Madagascar, was produced by American guitarists Henry Kaiser and David Lindley and served as an introduction to his musical mastery. His album, Horombe, recorded with his band, Jihe, showcased his talents as an arranger with the melodies of his open-tuned guitar skillfully balanced by texturally-rich orchestration. For the film Baobabs between Land and Sea, D'Gary reinterprets some piece of Horombe album with one of his current musicians, Mario, whose exceptional voice emerges when singing with the Malagasy guitar virtuoso.
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With offices in London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Amsterdam and a global network of sub-publishers like A-Music, Audio Network is a global company bringing together creative professionals, passionate about music and media. Music from Audio Network is used worldwide by leading media companies: BBC, National Geographic, Disney Channels or MTV. The following works of outstanding quality powerfully and sensitively illustrate the film:
Evanescence and Solemn Wow | Bruce Maginnis
Undecided | Bob Bradley
Colossus | Barrie Gledden and Richard Kimmings
Mothan Waters | Richards Lacy
Reminders | Tarry Devine-King
Conversation With Angels | Luke Richards
Pictures from Space | Igor Dvorkin and Duncan Pittock
Sand of Time | Evelyn Glennie, Gledden Barrie and Chris Bussey
Rising Fear | David O'Brien
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Jean Michel Petit
Based in Paris, Jean Michel has worked for twenty years in the world of broadcasting. For seven years, he specialized as a colorist. He defines his activity like a digital painting to sublimate films lights and colours. True professional of video, expert in the use of Davinci Resolve and Scratch softwares, Jean Michel likes to twirl his fingers on color grading control surface to embellishing short and feature films, commercials, documentaries or video clips. He managed brilliantly to put the pictures of the film in beauty and to give them subtle and balanced colors.
Photographer, talented digital artist and graphic designer, Laurence Guennec lives in Brittany, France. She regularly exhibits her artistic works and realizes commissions including posters, visual promotional work, music albums or DVD covers. Her intensely dreamlike creations evoke both photographic imagery and painting. Laurence has produced the visuals of the film and its emblematic poster.