Project: Mauri o te Kauri

Mauri o te Kauri is an indie documentary film that tells the story of New Zealand's forest giants from tiny seed to one of the largest living things on earth... but their future hangs in the balance as Kauri dieback disease threatens these magnificent forests.

Zoospore attacks root system

This clip from the documentary shows via animation (designed and executed by BurningFish Productions), how a zoospore hatches from its sporangium and it then attaches itself to a Kauri root and grows infectious hypha that engulf the root system.

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This clip demonstrates several zoospores attacking the root system at once. The background footage was motion tracked and the zoospores and floating particles added in Cinema 4D.

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The film is presently been shown at events throughout New Zealand.

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