KINGDOM of the 

Joe Pontecorvo 

Producer / Writer / Cinematographer

While working in Thailand Joe created a four part series on the Mekong River and a one-hour special on elephants in the Kingdom of Thailand produced through Infocus Asia for  Animal Planet International.

Kingdom of the Elephants” (1x60) is a coming-of-age story about a young female mahout in the remote forests of Western Thailand along the Thai / Burmese border. The documentary explores the extraordinary bond between elephants and people in the Kingdom of Thailand.

“Kingdom of the Elephants” wins Best Natural History Documentary, Best Director, and Best Cinematography at 2008 Asian Television Awards.