This film introduces us to the world of small wildlife and particularly it shows one of the most shy predators of the North hemisphere, the wolverine. This animal is so elusive that even skilled hunters have hardly come in contact with it. Antti Leinonen, a photographer specialised in wildlife has been behind the wolverines in the Finnish lands for over eighteen years and has studied and refined several strategies that overcome the cunning of the big mustelids and enable him to approach them. Thanks to him, his director and his cameraman managed to film the wolverines, in a new and unexpected way, and succeeded in creating a scientific, yet magic, portrait of this almost unknown animal of the North.
Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1968, Oliver Goetzl studied Biology at the University of Hamburg between 1990 and 2000. From 1999, he worked as assistant sound operator and science consultant for the production of wildlife documentaries. In 2001, he wrote the screenplay for Hornträger - Die Siegertypen Afrika. His most recent films include Schwedens Bären - Geliebt und Gehasst (2006) and Wolverines - Hyenas of the North (2006).