Wild Komodo

1x60' Format 16:9 UHD 4K


Documentary to be filmed on the islands of the Komodo National Park in Indonesia

 Algogar productions chooses UHD 4K 4096 x 2160  format (Ultra High Definition)

This new technologies allows us to make documentaries with a surprising high quality.

In this passionate documentary we will discover the secret world of the last surviving dragons that live on earth, the Komodo dragon. A global vision of a closed ecosystem that with any small changes can be easily destroyed.

The latest findings of so called venom glands in their mouths that secrete a substance similar to anticoagulant poisons of other species of reptiles, have radically changed many concepts about their secret lives.

On a tour of the islands that make up the Komodo National Park, we will show you  endemic species and diverse ecosystems on the islands not only do the great dragons live on the islands, but share with other species both terrestrial and submarine, interacting with them in a fragile balance of nature that has man as its main protagonist.

We will explain to the viewer the great adventure of the colonization of the archipelago,  how the large reptiles jumped from one island to another in search of new hunting territories.

We travel back to the past to learn about the evolution of life on the islands and their formation.  And how the island’s isolation has allowed these species to survive until the present day.

Man has faced a difficult coexistence with these dangerous reptiles, death and injury is a constant treat in their daily lives.

With images never before filmed, on the life and death struggles on the islands, we will witness the birth of our protagonist, the baby dragons. We will see through their eyes a world full of dangers that threaten to wipe out their kind. Only when it has finally reached a giant of more than three meters and 100 kilograms in weight, will be they be the real King of the islands, now, all will fear the last dragons of the earth, the Komodo dragon.

Learning about the formation and evolution of the archipelago is essential to understand the delicate balance that sustains life in the islands. The seabed and its coral reefs hide the evolutionary history of millions of years; by studying this we can unlock the secrets of the great adventure of the colonization of the islands.
Sharks, mantas, dolphins, moon fish, corals and invertebrates are some of the inhabitants of the marine park, only man with his fishing with dynamite endanger this fragile ecosystem.

In the Komodo National Park also lives man, the coexistence between man and the dragon was never easy. This human population was originally a penal colony established by the sultan of Burma, the prisoners were forced to live with the dragons, death, was almost always the tragic ending for the convicts. At the present time, there is a human population of approximately 1000 people descended from the convicts,  who are now mostly engaged in fishing and sale of souvenirs to  foreign tourists. Others, on the other hand are nomads, entire families spend their life on the water to the rhythm of the tides, where they live, fish, cook, and sleep in small boats, each day, a different island, every night, a different cove, are the one of the last nomads of the sea.

For the conservation and perpetuation of the species, it is essential a captive breeding program, we will visit Zoos around the world that breed and display Komodo dragons, and see their efforts to reproduce dragons in captivity, the exchange of specimens between countries which help to prevents inbreeding.  A truly international effort Our own naturalist, Jim Pether has achieved a resounding success in the global arena, achieving breeding for the first time in Europe 17  baby dragons. Which have formed the nucleus of the captive breeding program in Europe. Spain and the Canary Islands, with its ideal climate, are now a firm hope to continue in the breeding of this species.




The documentary project "Wild komodo" aims to be the most comprehensive and best filmed so far on the island of Bali and its inhabitants, we will require multiple visits to the Islands National Parks at different seasons over a  12 month period.
The filming of the documentary presents great challenges, with  careful photography  in UHD 4K plus all  new technologies for the filming; mini spy cameras, cranes, drones, travelling, time lapse videos, camera stabilizers, aerial shots, submarine, orchestral soundtrack and 3D computer graphics, surpassing any other work previously done on the islands.
We have the collaboration of some of the best scientists, biologists and naturalists who are currently working for the conservation and study of the Komodo dragon. Our naturalist Jim Pether has been recognized by Sir David Attenborough as one of the leading experts in this unique species in the world.