LIONS OF THE SKELETON COAST

In this astonishing true story, lion researcher Dr Philip Stander is witness to the most unprecedented lion behaviour whilst following three orphaned Desert Lion cubs, as they navigate the harsh realities of survival in one of the world’s most unforgiving environments, Namibia’s deadly Skeleton Coast.

Produced by

Into Nature Productions and ORF UNIVERSUM with Arte, NDR and WNET Thirteen. © 2024

  • Produced & Directed by Will & Lianne Steenkamp
  • Narrated by Noma Dumezweni
  • Edit by Alan Miller
  • Original score by Roman Kariolou

Trailer

Awards

  • Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (2024): Official Selection
  • Nature Without Borders International Film Festival (2025): Official Selection
  • Beyond Border International Film Festival (2024): Official Selection
  • Beyond Border International Film Festival (2024/01): WINNER – Best Cinematography
  • Beyond Border International Film Festival (2024/01): WINNER – Best Edit
  • International Festival of Environmental Films of Chefchaouen / Morocco (2024): Official Selection

Sequence Filming

  • Mammals (2024) – BBC
  • Planet Earth III (2023) – BBC
  • Dynasties II (2022) – BBC
  • Eden: Untamed Planet (2021) – BBC
  • Perfect Planet (2020) – Silverback/BBC
  • Primates (2019) – BBC
  • Big Cats (2018) – BBC
  • Camp Zambia (2017) – Plimsoll Productions/Blue Ant
  • Planet Earth II (2016) – BBC
  • Africa’s Wild West (2014) – Interspot Film/ORF