Award-winning filmmaker dies after fatal accident involving giraffe

Washington: Award-winning filmmaker Carlos Carvalho has died after an on-set accident involving a giraffe in South Africa. He was 47.

“It is with a very sad heart that we have to announce the passing of Carlos Carvalho, one of our favourite DOP’s,” the South African crew agency CallaCrew announced through a Facebook post.

“Carlos was filming a feature at Glen Afric 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.”

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to Carlo’s family and friends during this very sad time. He will be sorely missed,” the post continued.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Carvalho won the Silver Lion at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003 for a public service announcement for ‘Childline.’

In 2014, he won an African Movie Academy Award for ‘The Forgotten Kingdom’, for which he served as cinematographer.