In the Starlight

Director: Mathieu Le Lay
Country of Origin: France

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.

Le Lay has a personal style, a visual poetry that feeds the soul with images of rare beauty and a feeling of freedom. His art and his intimate quest are strongly connected. Guided by wild environments and mysterious atmospheres, his films tell genuine stories of the interaction between humans and nature, inspiring people to travel, discover and feel the raw subtlety of the world.

Producer: Valérie Grenon
Producer: Mathieu Le Lay
Producer: Ushuaïa TV
Writer: Mathieu Le Lay
Key Cast: Paul Zizka
Key Cast: Meghan J. Ward
Key Cast: Mistaya Zizka
Music: Franck Zaragoza
Sound Design: Laurent Mollard
Assistant Operator: Benjamin Dowie
Assistant Designer: Larisa Oltean