When the first Nature documentary on Pale Male was finished, Lincoln Karim, a video engineer and a real fan of Pale Male, asked Frederic Lilien to borrow his video camera. He attached it to his lens and scope ( called the Hubble )  and started to videotape Pale Male and his mate for several years. Lincoln captured unique and amazing close-up footage  and generously allowed Frederic to select some of the best moments for the feature documentary.

On December 7, 2004 , without warning, the co-op board of 927 Fifth removed the nest where Pale Male and his mates had been raising chicks for the past ten years. Filmmaker Frederic Lilien flew from Europe the next day to see for himself. It was the beginning of a new project that would take more than four years of filming and editing.


The Making of "The Legend"