Basil Gelpke and his company Lava Productions AG produce and direct high-end documentaries for the big screen and for television, as well as factual entertainment and corporate videos.

Awards Basil has won include the City of Zurich Film Award, the Best of Festival Prize at the Tahoe Reno International Film Festival, the Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Golden Sun Jury Prize at the Barcelona Cinema Festival.

Operating out of Zurich, Switzerland and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he specialises in technology and in natural disasters.

He loves to work as much in the concrete jungle of Asia’s big cities as in adventurous, remote and difficult locations.