Compass Films is an independent documentary film production company located
in France. It was founded in 1997 by Klaus Reisinger and Frédérique
Lengaigne, two photographers craving for in depth story-telling.
Working as a close-knit team, we focus on the complex relationships between
humans, animals and nature. We believe that years of research are necessary to
understand our subjects intimately and avoid prejudice. Only a small
structure like Compass Films can afford this flexibility and independence. The company was
launched with a six-year production of two 52-mn documentary films for National Geographic Explorer in Burma: "ELEPHANT POWER" on wild and domesticated elephants and "BURMA'S FORBIDDEN ISLANDS" on the Moken, a tribe of sea-nomads in the Mergui Archipelago. Our latest film, "LIFE SIZE MEMORIES", a theatrical documentary on Asian elephants, has been shot in Burma, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka over a period of five years. "LIFE SIZE MEMORIES" was released in cinemas in Austria in Mai 2012.