On Saturday, a film crew agency released some troubling news. One of their award-winning filmmakers, Carlos Carvalho, was killed in a freak accident while on the set of a new project.
The accident took place in South Africa. According to Page Six, Carvalho had been working on a series that focuses on a British family who has a game lodge in South Africa.
While shooting for the series, Carvalho was getting a closeup of Gerald, a giraffe at the Glen Afric Country Lodge. He was reportedly getting a shot of his body and feet when suddenly the giraffe became “inquisitive.”
The giraffe proceeded to headbutt Carvalho and sent him an impressive 16-feet in the air. Sadly, the impact caused major head injuries. The filmmaker was immediately airlifted to Johannesburg’s Milpark Hospital.
Tragically, the filmmaker was unable to survive the intense injuries. On Wednesday night, he passed away. His film crew agency, CallCrew, made the announcement on their Facebook page.
They said, “It is with a very sad heart that we have to announce the passing of Carlos Carvalho, one of our favourite DOP’s. Carlos was filming a feature at Glen Africa and had a fatal run-in with a giraffe on set.”
“He was flown to Milpark Hospital but succumbed to his injuries 20:50 last night,” they continued. “Our thoughts and condolences go out to Carlos’ family and friends during this very sad time. He will be sorely missed.”
Before working on this particular series, Carvalho won several different awards for filmmaking. He once won a Silver Lion at the Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, he had been honored with an African Movie Academy Cinematography Award for “The Forgotten Kingdom.”
Please be praying for Carvalho’s family during this sad time. No one can be prepared for freak accidents like this one. Share your prayers here!
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