(Author, Producer, Research, Development, Script)
Annette Scheurich is head of Marco Polo Film AG in Heidelberg and responsible for development and production of documentaries.
She is married to photographer and filmmaker Klaus Scheurich and has one son.
She majored in Geology in 1981. Since her student years, she and her husband Klaus Scheurich have been engaged and interested in issues related to nature, science and environment.
In 1984 they started to produce nature films and established their production company, Marco Polo Films. Since then Annette has scripted and produced countless nature and adventure films – many of which won multiple awards. She has worked for national and international broadcasters. As producer she has participated in numerous panels at various congresses and Festivals. Annette Scheurich is a member of Filmmakers for Conservation. (read more).
Besides these activities she loves travelling, meeting people and is always looking for new and exciting ideas.
(Cinematographer, Producer, Director)
Klaus Scheurich is Cinematographer and Producer of Marco Polo Film AG in Heidelberg and responsible for development and production of documentaries. In 1984 he started to produce nature films and established the production company Marco Polo Films together with his wife, producer and writer Annette Scheurich.
Klaus has always spearheaded the latest technologies. He has been working with High Definition equipment since its early days and accumulated extensive expert knowledge.
As expert for High Definition issues he has participated in numerous panels and at various congresses and festivals such as Dokville, Science Congress, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and several workshops.
Mio’s arrival in the production and editing department of Marco Polo Film at the beginning of 2011 was a real boost. A qualified journalist and speaker, she initially worked in radio broadcasting and then as the first female newsreader with Korean roots in German regional television. She subsequently spent 7 years as a producer before joining us. She’s married and has a little boy whom she enjoys spending her free time with. She also loves cooking, dogs (please note the comma between the two!) and travelling the world.
(Research and Production)
Moritz is biologist by profession and enthusiastic about all nature-related subjects. He is interested in the little details of the natural world as well as the global picture of ecological issues – be it fierce territorial fights amongst little squirrels in the Malaysian jungle or the worldwide impact of global climate change. Moritz joined Marco Polo Film AG in July 2010. Besides production responsibilities he is involved in the development of new “biological” film projects. Whenever possible he likes to enjoy the great outdoors.
(Postproduction, Graphic Design and Archive )
Mona is a member of the Marco Polo Film Family since September 2009. After her education as graphic designer in 2008 she was looking for new challenges. She took a break traveling through New Zealand she started her training as audio-visual media designer at Marco Polo Film AG. Her dream for the future is to work as a professional Editor for documentaries. She works with Final Cut Pro and Avid, is assisting with all steps of postproduction and supports us with her knowledge as graphic designer. Mona likes horseback riding and taking pictures, simultaneously if possible. And whenever possible she lives her traveling passion.
(Cinematographers, Directors, Technical support)
Steffen and Alexandra joined our team in 2011. Both are Cinematographers and Filmmakers and in 2011 Marco Polo Film produced Steffens debut film ‚Wild Faces of the Andes’. Since then, they support the Marco Polo Film Team as Cinematographers and Directors and Steffen additionally supplies his technical expertise.
In addition to lots of patience and steadiness, Steffen and Alexandra contribute a 20-year experience in the field of Nature Photography. During this time, they could win awards at the worldwide most prestigious photography competitions, like the ‘BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year’, the ‘European Wildlife Photographer of the Year (GDT)’ and the ‘Glanzlichter’ competitions, regularly.
Steffen also holds a degree as Design Engineer and supports the team in technical questions of any kind. He loves to emerge himself in technical projects and to find solutions which he often designs and manufactures himself.
Alexandra and Steffen love travelling, preferably in their Landrover ‘Landy’ Defender. They converted the Landrover into a camping car and travelled in it extensively, lastly in 3 years around the world.