“No one is left unmoved by the night sky.”

During the darkest hours of the night, while the rest of the world is sleeping, outdoor photographer Paul Zizka ventures out into the wilderness in search of the world’s starriest skies. His journey to photograph the celestial wonders takes him from his home amongst the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to the wild, desert dunes of Namibia and remote ice caps of Greenland. Ever the adventurer, he must balance his work and passion for photography with his equal devotion as a family man. In the Starlight is an intimate portrayal of Paul’s quest to capture the night skies, and what his time spent under the stars has taught him about life, love, adventure, and our place in the universe.


Coproduction: Camera Lucida, Mathieu Le Lay Productions, Ushuaïa TV
Year: 2018
Written, Directed and Edited by: Mathieu Le Lay
Featuring: Paul Zizka
Cinematography: Mathieu Le Lay
Additional Cinematography: Benjamin Dowie
Photographies: Paul Zizka
Original Soundtrack: Franck Zaragoza
Sound design: Laurent Mollard from studio Gaïné
Assistant Designer: Larisa Oltean
Executive Producer: François Bertrand
Producer: Valérie Grenon
Producer Manager: Alison Genet
Associate Producer: Silvia Alba
Partners: Ball Watch, Mountain Hardwear, Canon France, Visit Greenland, Tasermiut South Greenland Expeditions, Aquatech, Syrp, Wilson Mountain Sports
Distribution: CPB Films
With the participation of:
Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée
FODACIM – Le Fonds d’Aide au Cinéma de Montagne est une association qui soutient la création de films, grâce à ses partenaires.

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