Wildes Argentinien - Berge und Steppen

In Argentina's unique wilderness, every day is a fight for survival - for hunters and hunted alike. A female puma goes to extremes to feed her young, and a tarantula defends itself against predators by unusual means. Life in Argentina's mountains and barren steppes requires courage, stamina and creativity. In large images, the film by Christian Baumeister and Moritz Mayerle tells amazing animal stories and shows Argentina’s wild side.


Director: Christian Baumeister

The multiple award-winning cameraman and director Christian Baumeister (* 1971) is one of the best animal and nature filmmakers in Germany. It stands for breathtaking landscapes, detailed animal portraits and a perfect composition. After completing his studies in biology, he studied animal film. In 2001 he founded the production company Light & Shadow based in Münster. His film projects have taken him all over the world, where many films and some country-wide glossy animal film series have been created. His three-part series "The Andes - Nature at the Limit" was nominated for 2 Emmys in the USA.

Director: Moritz Mayerle

Moritz Mayerle (*1982) studied biology in Stuttgart-Hohenheim and Würzburg. After his diploma thesis at the Max Planck Institute in Martinsried and an internship as production and camera assistant at Naturfilm-Klaus Weißmann, he worked for more than six years at Marco Polo Film in Heidelberg as writer, researcher and producer. Since 2016, he has been working as a freelance writer and director and has since worked on several nature and wildlife films, some of which have won awards. Since 2022, he has also been working as a Green Consultant, advising production companies on sustainable documentary film production.

Germany Argentina
44 Min.
Director: Christian Baumeister, Moritz Mayerle
Script: Christian Baumeister, Moritz Mayerle
Cinematography: Christian Baumeister, Christian Muñoz-Donoso, Matias Lago, et al.
Editing: Christina Hackl
Music: Oliver Heuss
Narrator: Sascha Rotermund
Editor: Klaus Kunde-Neimöth (WDR), Britta Kiesewetter (Doclights), Christian Cools (arte), Gernot Lercher (ORF)
Producer: Petra Löttker (Light & Shadow GmbH)
Nominations: sh:z Audience Award 2023
Website URL: www.lightandshadow.tv