Licht aus - Wie Kunstlicht die Natur verändert

When light pollution causes darkness to disappear, the fundamental balance of life on earth is thrown into turmoil. Animals and plants are threatened by artificial light. Many organisms have found their evolutionary niche in the darkness and must now adapt to brightly lit nights. Some succeed, but for many the brightness becomes a death trap - that causes the death species. Will science find solutions to that problem?

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Director: Sander van Iersel

Director: Tim Visser

With an adventurous creative spirit, Tim (1987) has always wondered about the environment around him. His passions are nature, art and science. During his studies in media design, film-art and media management he started to get interested in wildlife filmmaking. In his wildlife filmmaking career he specialized in visual storytelling with a wide range of (self-build) techniques. His work has been seen in numerous feature films and television programs. He has also produced short films which have been shown at international film festivals.
Growing up in the highly densely populated country The Netherlands, Tim has always been interested in the friction between man and nature. This topic forms one of the biggest inspirations for him to develop video concepts. He is able to do this with his company Jester&Wylde he founded in 2021 with Sander van Iersel. They produce nature and science documentaries.

44 Min.
Director: Sander van Iersel, Tim Visser
Script: Sander van Iersel, Tim Visser, Annette Scheurich
Cinematography: Tim Visser, Sander van Iersel, Klaus Scheurich
Editing: Armin Riegel
Narrator: Susanne Grawe
Editor: Bianca Charamsa, Katharina Finger (ZDF/3sat)
Producer: Annette Scheurich (Marco Polo Film AG)
Nominations: Best Postproduction 2023