Realm of the Robber

The film explores the untold story of the Christmas Island giant robber crab. Whether it is a gang battling over a coconut or a single rogue raiding a temple, these tyrants treat the island as their own personal playground.

Director: Moritz Katz

Moritz was born in 1984 in Germany. From an early age he explored the countryside of Germany and later exotic places around the world. Upon graduating high school, he spent one year in India for social work on an eco-farm. Excited by the tropical climate, the vivid culture and the stunning wildlife, he decided to study biology upon his return to Germany.
In 2011, he majored in tropical ecology at the University of Würzburg, which allowed him to do fieldwork in Costa Rica and Tanzania. This further nurtured his ambition to photograph and document the stunning wildlife of tropical countries.
With a university degree in hand, he was forced to make a decision on which career path to follow, research or wildlife filmmaking. He chose to follow his dream - wildlife filmmaking. In 2013, Moritz was accepted into a Master's degree at the University of Otago, New Zealand and learnt the art of filmmaking from some of the best in the field.

Director: Braydon Moloney

Germany Australia
43 Min.
Director: Moritz Katz, Braydon Moloney
Script: Moritz Katz
Cinematography: Moritz Katz, Braydon Moloney & Pim Niesten
Editing: Mirco Tribanek
Music: Oliver Heuss
Narrator: Michael Lott
Editor: Ralf Quibeldey (NDR), Andrea Gastgeb (Terra Mater)
Producer: ATARA Film GmbH
Awards: Best Cinematography 2019,
Award of the Juvenile Jury 2019
Nominations: Best Cinematography 2019,
Best Score 2019,
Award of the Juvenile Jury 2019