After studying Politics and Film and training at NDR, Sarah has been reporting on politics, economy and science, from the deep sea to banana plantations and nuclear waste disposals. She loves making strong subjects even stronger and is convinced that a good film really can change the world.
After an apprenticeship as a gardener and starting with Maths and Physics at university, Steffen joined Cologne’s JFC youth film club. Even during his Civilian Service he wanted to become a cameraman. He has pursued his freelance career since 1999 and is committed to people, culture, science and nature.
Since 1992 Michael has been a screenwriter and filmmaker, initially in the drama and series sector of ZDF. In 2006 he made a film about lions and has since devoted himself to making nature and animal films around the world. Not really surprising, since at one time he actually wanted to become a vet.
Herbert started out as a radio reporter in Berlin and worked in the political department of a newspaper. For the last 20 years he has been making documentaries on nature and science topics. He’s interested in animals that tell us more about ourselves, our culture, society and politics.
After an internship and a degree in Economics, Iris joined Deutsche Welle TV in the early 1990s. For her, working on documentaries and magazine reports is the best job in the world. What she loves is finding and investigating interesting stories, meeting exciting people – and being privileged to tell others about them.
She knew as a child exactly what she wanted to do: follow in the footsteps of the celebrated German zoologist Bernhard Grzimek. As a biologist she found her way into television. After an internship at WDR, she’s now an environmental and medical journalist, who challenges supposedly unassailable truths.
After a degree in Biology and an internship, Tanja began working in 1998 as a writer and editor for various science media – from online to film. She defines her job as sticking her nose into other people’s business, learning something new and passing it on to others through well-made stories.