Jungle Under Water

The film carries the viewer away into a former gravel pit. For decades, excavators removed gravel and sand, resulting in the formation of a magical underwater landscape.

Director: Thomas Weidenbach

Thomas Weidenbach (1962) was working as a freelancer journalist before he studied geography. Nowadays he is working as an author, director and producer for TV documentaries and TV magazins in the field of science. IN 2005 he established his own company “LÄNGENGRAD Filmproduktion GmbH”.

Director: Serge Dumont

Director: Frank Nischk

Frank Nischk, born in 1967, studied biology in Cologne. His doctoral thesis took him to the tropical forests of Ecuador. Since then, he has worked as a knowledge and culture journalist, filmmaker and producer of nature documentaries for Längengrad Filmproduktion in Cologne. In 2020, his first non-fiction book was published: "Die fabelhafte Welt der fiesen Tiere".

Director: Sarah Zierul

Writer and director for TV documentaries Sarah Zierul was born in 1978 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
1997-2003 She studied political science; drama, film and television studies; educational science at Cologne University, graduating with an M.A.
2000-2001 Erasmus scholarship: one year in Malaga, Spain, studying audiovisual communication.
After internships at the local radio and newspaper, Sarah was active in the editorial field, public relations work, directing assistance, freelance journalism.
2005-2006 she completed training as a radio and television editor at NDR Hamburg.
Since 2006 freelance journalist; author and director for TV documentaries at public TV stations; presenter at conferences and other events.
Since 2002 about 40 TV-productions for scientific and cultural programmes, covering various current issues from nuclear energy, globalized trade, to climate change, to marine films and also cultural history features.
Since 2005, Sarah made numerous radio features for NDR and is a frequent interview guest at public radio stations. She has also written numerous articles for renowned German newspapers as well as non-fiction books (topics: natural catastrophes, the race for marine resources, American foreign politics).
She received national journalism awards and was nominated for the CNN Journalist
Award 2010. Various international filmfestivals have honoured her environmental documentaries. Her book about marine resources was nominated for the Best Science Book 2011 in Austria.
Sarah is currently living in Berlin.

44 Min.
Director: Thomas Weidenbach, Serge Dumont, Frank Nischk, Sarah Zierul
Script: Serge Dumont, Frank Nischk, Sarah Zierul, Thomas W
Cinematography: Serge Dumont
Editing: Isabelle Albert
Music: Thomas Wolter
Narrator: Philipp Shepmann
Editor: Gabriele Conze (WDR)
Awards: Best ecological Film 2013
Nominations: Best ecological Film 2013