Interview Fran Giffard

Drawing the birds of Reunion

A talented artist

1.      What site or filming experience did strike you during the shooting in Reunion Island?

I was struck by Reunion's national park. The view of the three calderas was extraordinary. It was a very beautiful site and obviously brimming with nature and life. My only regret is that I didn't get to explore more of it.

2.      What is your best memory of the shooting in Reunion Island?

My best memory was drawing the birds of Reunion from life. Some were illusive, while others seemed to crave attention. I had never seen a mynah bird before going to Reunion, so it was a real treat to see and hear the mynah mimicking the other birds. It is a very special creature.

3.      What is the most unexpected thing discovered in La Reunion?

I had not anticipated the beaches being so beautiful nor the sea so warm! It was really lovely to play in the waves and to find so many shells on the beach.

4.      Why would you recommend Reunion to one of your friends?

I would recommend Reunion as it is a very special place. The national park is great for hiking and exploring. The beaches are beautiful, clean, and full of treasure. The weather was very warm, even in the winter! And lastly the people were very friendly!