“Mbuzi Dume – Strong Goat”

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Documentary for E.O.F.T. – European Outdoor Film Tour 2018/19

shot on location in Germany, Switzerland, Tanzania

‘Mbuzi Dume’ is Swahili and means ‘strong goat’. It’s the nickname given to Tom Belz on his Kilimanjaro climb. The difference is that this ‘strong goat’ has climbed the mountain not on four but on three legs; more precisely—on one leg and two crutches. Tom’s left leg was amputated when he was just eight years old, and since then, he has perfected his technique on crutches. Nevertheless, until recently, he wouldn’t have dreamed of travelling to Kilimanjaro and experiencing a sunrise at an altitude of 5895 metres, and he certainly would not have imagined that he’d be sharing this adventure with Dr. Klaus Siegler, the man who saved his life 23 years ago. For both men, climbing Kilimanjaro symbolises the challenges in life that everyone must surmount.

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“Life beyond ordinary”

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Brand campaign for Miele (TV, online & print)

shot on location on Kalymnos, Greece

Actress / Freediver: Marina Kazankova
Director/DoP: Denis Lagrange
Producer: Melanie Schwier
Agency: DDB
Client: Miele
Prod.: HelliVentures
Service Prod.: Avion Films

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“The A.O.”

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for E.O.F.T. – European Outdoor Film Tour 2018/19

Adam Ondra is one of the most successful and versatile sport climbers of our time. He successfully climbed the most difficult route in the world, now called Silence, and established a new level of difficulty—9c. The Czech climber has also shown what he can do when it comes to big wall climbing; he ascended the Dawn Wall in just eight days—on his very first trip to Yosemite. His strong, lean body seems to effortlessly transcend gravity. But is it simply Adam’s muscle power and endurance that enables him to conquer the most difficult routes? Or is it his mental strength that drives him climb an 8a while blindfolded?

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for E.O.F.T. – European Outdoor Film Tour 2017/18

shot on location in Moab, Utah / USA

Steph Davis has never been good at stalling important decisions. Her way of life resembles her climbing style: uncompromising if possible, but always willing to take a step back when necessary. In her early twenties she quit law school. It was the start for a life on the road, a life devoted to climbing and basejumping that would suit her so much better than the ordinary life her parents might have dreamed of.


“Sharing the sky”

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for Red Bull TV

shot on location in La Cumbre, Argentina

Andy Hediger’s Fight for Flight

Multi-discipline aerobatic pilot and Red Bull Acro Team member Andy Hediger was born to fly. But a near-fatal crash means that even walking again may be a miracle. Now Andy must fight his way back to health if the hopes to return to the sky.

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“Dare to soar – flying with the condors”

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“eXplorers – Adventures of the century” I Red Bull Media House

lugar de filmación: Perú

Un documental sobre los dos campeones mundiales de parapente, Hernán Pitocco y Horacio Llorens y su ensayo de seguir los condores salvajes de la Costa Peruana a las alturas de los Andes.

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“Jäger des Augenblicks – Ein Abenteuer am Mount Roraima»

«Roraima: Climbing the Lost World» (International Title)



90 min. Documental para Red Bull Media House

lugar de filmación: Guyana y Venezuela

Para escaladores, la montaña de Roraima es un desafío grande. La meseta de la montana linda con Venezuela, Brazil y Guyana. Los escaladores Stefan Glowacz, Holger Heuber y Kurt Albert y enfrentan el desafío del ascenso en La Proa.

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«The children of Toxic City»

Ghanafoto © Melanie Schwier

un documental sobre la sostenibilidad

lugar de filmación: Accra I Ghana

La ONU estima que 20 a 50 millones de toneladas de desechos electrónicos se produce anualmente en todo el mundo. Algunos de los residuos de Europa y los Estados Unidos terminan en África Occidental. Los contenedores llenos de los aparatos eléctricos declarado como uso a segunda mano se envían via Hamburgo o Amberes a Accra, donde aterrizan en el puerto lo más grande de Ghana, en Tema. Cuando pueden ser determinadas de inmediato que el equipo está defectuoso – y que suele ser el caso – entonces van directamente al depositó de chatarra en Agbobloshie.


“70 Grad West»

foto © Melanie Schwier

Documental sobre

el viaje en motocicleta de los dos actores alemanes Jan Josef Liefers y Tobias Langhoff de Perú al Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
un viaje por Ecuador I Perú I Bolivia I Chile I Argentina