Film/TV and Awards (Selection)

Creekwalker – Der Flussläufer von Kanada (51’), HD

 

            Arte, 360° GEO Reportage 2017

 

            Stan Hutchings has been walking creeks for 40 years. No one knows the Great Bear Rainforest

 

            as well as he does. His passion are salmon, the fish at the center of the costal ecosystem.

 

By Rosie Koch and Roland Gockel

 

Camera: Roland Gockel

 

            Selected for CAFF in Alberta and “ELEMENTS” in Vancouver, Canada

 

 

 

Magical Oman (2 x 51’), HD

 

            ZDF/Arte 2017

 

A two-part series about the magic of the orient. Part one visits people and wildlife in mountains and deserts of Oman’s north. Part two follows the route of incense and leopards’ tracks to Salalah, a city that changes completely with the arrival of the monsoon.

 

By Rosie Koch and Roland Gockel

 

Camera: Roland Gockel

 

 

 

Whale Guardians (52’), HD

 

            A Nona Naturedocx Production for NDR and BR, 2016

 

Gil Island is a lonely island on the Canadian West Coast, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Janie, a Canadian biologist and Hermann, former German sport student, live here, in the middle of nowhere, listening to whales, that live and forage between the islands.

 

By Rosie Koch and Roland Gockel

 

Camera: Roland Gockel

 

Nominated for the German Natural History Film Award 2016

 

 

 

Penguin City – South Georgia Island (51’), HD

 

            NDR, Doclights 2015

 

South Georgia Island is Antarctica’s nursery. Hundreds of thousands of king penguins and

 

elephant seals as well as more than three million fur seals and their young are crowding the beaches and the abandoned whaling stations and ship wrecks.

 

By Roland Gockel and Rosie Koch

 

Camera: Roland Gockel

 

Nominated for German Natural History Award 2016

 

Nominated for “Best Film” in Meningoute, France 2016

 

Nominated for “Best Film” in Gödöllö, Ungarn 2016

 

 

 

Tasmania – Sympathy for the Devil (51’), HD

 

            Arte, 360° GEO Reportage, 2014

 

Only a miracle can save the legendary Tasmanian Devil from extinction at this point. More than 90% of them have been killed by a infectious cancer. Biologists, immunologists and veterinarians work together to find a vaccine before it is too late.

 

By Rosie Koch and Roland Gockel

 

Camera: Roland Gockel

 

In the festival at GREENSCREEN Festival, Eckernförde 2015

 

In the festival at Darßer Naturfilmfestival, Darß, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Hoanib – The Secrets of the Desert Elephants (52’) HD

 

            WDR, Blue Planet Film, 2013

 

Hot sand wherever you turn - the Namib is one of the most hostile deserts on earth. Some animals have developed unique ways to adapt. The biggest of them are desert elephants!

 

By Thomas Behrend and Rosie Koch

 

Camera: Roland Gockel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Berlin (43’, 52’ and 2x43’) HD

 

RBB, ARTE, NDR Naturfilm, DOKfilm, 2013

 

The metropolis of Berlin is an urban jungle, providing a habitat for thousands of raccoons, foxes, bats, squirrels, hedgehogs and beavers – Berlin is wild in more ways than one.

 

By Rosie Koch and Roland Gockel

 

Camera: Roland Gockel

 

Won “Best Script” at Festival Nature Namure 2014

 

Won the “Film Critics Guild of Russia Award” at the Baikal International Film Festival 2013

 

Nominated for „Best Camera“ at Naturvision Filmfestival 2013

 

Nominated for “Best Film” at Festival "L'Oiseau et la Nature” in Abbeville 2014

 

Nominated for “Best Film” at Wildlife Vaasa Festival, Finnland 2014

 

Nominated at Ökofilmtour, Potsdam, 2014

 

In the festival at GREENSCREEN Festival, Eckernförde 2013

 

In the festival at Darßer Naturfilmfestival, Darß, 2013

 

 

 

The Dolphin Lady (48’), HD

 

            NDR Naturfilm, 2011

 

The rough West Coast of Ireland, romantic and full of magical beauty is home to very special creatures: solitary dolphins. Wild bottlenose dolphins who's curiosity leads them to interact with seals, dogs and with humans (!) along the rugged Irish coast.

 

By Roland Gockel and Rosie Koch

 

Camera: Roland Gockel

 

In the festival at GREENSCREEN Festival, Eckernförde 2012

 

In the festival at Darßer Naturfilmfestival, Darß, 2012

 

 

 

Mythos Tier (6 x 43’), HD

 

MDR/ARTE 2006/2007  

 

A series about the relationships between humans and animals. Is our perception of animals influenced by myths, legends and fairytales?

 

By Rosie Koch and Annette Scheurich

 

Camera: Klaus Scheurich

 

 

 

Madagaskar - Zwischen Magie und Wirklichkeit (43’), HD

 

WWF, KFW, Angap 2006

 

Madagascar is a country of marvels. Fantastic landscapes, bizarre flora and fauna, and people infused with a deep cultural and spiritual love for nature, which is shaped by animal legends, myths, taboos and ancestor worship.

 

Directed by Annette Scheurich and Rosie Koch

 

Camera: Klaus Scheurich