Die Reise der Pelikane

Australiens Outback-Wunder

Australian spectacled pelicans are strange birds. This is not only because of their appearance, but mainly because of their unusual way of life. Most of the time they live rather contemplatively in the coastal regions, but when there are floods in the inland desert every 5, 10 or 20 years, tens of thousands fly there to breed. This film accompanies the spectacled pelicans on their journey and shows the inhospitable desert as an important habitat for these water birds.

Director: Annette Scheurich

In her capacity as Managing Director of Marco Polo Film AG, Heidelberg, Annette Scheurich is responsible for development and production of documentaries. She began producing nature films in 1984 and with her filmmaker husband Klaus Scheurich is co-founder of the production company Marco Polo Film. She has been working as author and producer of numerous documentaries mainly in the genres nature film, science and adventure. Many of those films have won multiple awards. She works for national and international broadcasters and produced the award winning documentary “The White Diamond” directed by Werner Herzog.
She has been on the panel of various conferences and festivals, has coordinated workshops and moderated pitching sessions at GreenScreen, Dokville, Leipzig Pitching Session, Naturvision, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, The world Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP), Wildscreen and many more.

43 Min.
Director: Annette Scheurich
Script: Annette Scheurich
Cinematography: Phil Lomas
Editing: Vanessa Berghof, Armin Riegel
Music: Sebastian Haßler, Georg Reichelt
Narrator: Matthias Keller
Editor: Ann-Christin Hornberger (ZDF/Arte)
Producer: Annette Scheurich (Marco Polo Film AG)
Nominations: sh:z Audience Award 2021
Website URL: www.marco-polo-film.de