ALTAYFILM

natural history documentaries

 
 

PRESENT PRODUCTIONS

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ON THIN ICE

IN PRODUCTION FOR MDR / ARTE 

Distributed by Albatross World Sales

1x52' - DELIVERY 2020

Large areas of Arctic Russia and Siberia used to be no-go zones for decades. For the first time, our team was able to enter some of these zones to discover dramatic degradations in Siberia’s waters, soils and air. The film is highly topical, alarming and provides gripping imagery from a little known and rarely seen frontline of climate change.

FROZEN JUNGLE

IN PRODUCTION FOR MDR / NDR / BR / ARTE

Distributed by Albatross World Sales

1x52' - DELIVERY 2021 

Leopards and tigers live all across Asia. Yet who would expect to find them in a region which lies almost permanently under snow and frost, on the edge of Siberia? 

For just two months each year, a tiny pocket of temperate forest bursts from its torpor into a tropical profusion of life, before winter’s freezing embrace can claim it back. 

CACTUS HOTEL

IN PRODUCTION FOR WDR / ARTE

Distributed by Albatross World Sales

1x52' - DELIVERY 2021 

In a place where only sand should be, the icon of the American Southwest stands like a statue in the hot desert landscape. The mighty saguaro cactus is like a precious luxury hotel for many desert dwellers. With daily “Check-Ins” and “Check-Outs”, fiestas, fights, new life and death, the busy residents and part-time occupants all bring with them amazing survival skills, hunting thrills and housing ideas. They are an unusual band of neighbors, some fly, some crawl, some hop and a few even dances under the moonlight. Let’s step inside the lobby, take the elevator up to the penthouse suite and look around this wild “desert resort”. 

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The Secret Life Of Tits

IN PRODUCTION FOR MDR / ARTE

Distributed by Albatross World Sales

1x52' - DELIVERY 2021

 

Tits enchant our everyday life like hardly any other bird. We love them, feed them and hang nest boxes in the trees - but what do we really know about them? This film will tell the adventurous story of a great tit and its challenges on the great journey of its life - and will change the way you look at tits.

PAST PRODUCTIONS

 
 

Based in Berlin and Leipzig (Germany), Altayfilm produces natural history documentaries all over Planet Earth. 

 

We make epic and beautiful films for a wide range of broadcasters and distributors, including BBC, National Geographic, Doclights/NDR Naturfilm, WDR, MDR, ARTE, FRANCE 5, Channel One Russia, Terra Mater, Albatross World Sales and others. 

 

Our projects typically require dynamic research and planning, followed by extensive periods of time in the field. The results are breathtaking stories from the natural world, filmed with finesse and produced in dramatic style.

 

Our name derives from the remote Altai Mountains in Central Asia, a part of the world where we established ourselves as filmmakers. Whilst we now undertake filming expeditions on other continents on Earth, we continue to work in Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and throughout Asia, where we love to capture some of our planet's wildest and least told stories. 

HENRY M. MIX

HENRY M. MIX

CEO

YANN SOCHACZEWSKI

YANN SOCHACZEWSKI

MANAGING DIRECTOR

BOAS SCHWARZ

BOAS SCHWARZ

PRODUCER

MARLEN HUNDERTMARK

MARLEN HUNDERTMARK

CINEMATOGRAPHER

MIRCO TRIBANEK

MIRCO TRIBANEK

EDITOR

ABOUT US

FOOTAGE LICENSING

 

need footage?

We have wildlife and nature footage from Europe, Russia, Mongolia and other regions of the world available for licensing. 

footage@altay.film

OFFICE BERLIN
Altayfilm GmbH
Landsberger Allee 53
10249 Berlin
Germany
Ph: +49-(0)30-42806355
mail@altay.film
OFFICE LEIPZIG
Altayfilm GmbH
Chopinstr. 8
04103 Leipzig
Germany
Ph: +49-(0)341-22599800
mail@altay.film