Creative Culture was appointed as the local research and interpreting partner on the set of a documentary for Discovery Channel.
The plot of the documentary was around an incident which took place on 17 July 2007 on the Tour de France. A beige Labrador crossed the road as the cyclists were passing through a mountain village and hit Marcus Burghardt.
For the first stage of the project, Creative Culture was appointed to undertake a local research and find the dog and its owners for a documentary for Animal Planet (Discovery Channel). Mission accomplished after less than 48 hours!
The second stage was to organise the interviews with the various people involved in the story: the dog’s owner, his nephew who was the witness of the accident and his mother who lives in the village of the accident.
Our research and language experts managed this project in the local language (French) to ease the process with all participants.
The final stage was to accompany the crew on set. The shoot took place in the French Alps (Grenoble and Lanslevillard). Creative Culture was present as a language expert, leading the interview in French and assisting with various aspects of the logistics.
It was an incredible experience full of fascinating facts. We were introduced to the most extraordinary dog, Nelson, who had spent his life paragliding with his owners, a couple who have climbed the seven highest peaks on each continent and the most incredible weather (unseen in 30 years in the French Alps) with 1 metre of snow falling on our heads in less than 12 hours!
For more information on Nelson’s owners, Claire and Zébulon, and their sensational activities, please visit: http://www.antipodeszeb.com/ (there is a version in English for non-French speakers)
By Melanie Chevalier