A television world premiere in 3D !


On December 15, 2012

French-German TV ARTE

did broadcast our documentary


„Cosmic Encounters“

„Cosmic Encounters“

a 55 minute 3D documentary directed by Jürgen Hansen and Simone Stripp

Camera: Matthias Bolliger   Editor: Frédéric Frankel

The 52-minute documentary is produced for ARTE and ZDF by Prospect TV Production, Jürgen Hansen and Simone Stripp. “Cosmic Encounters” („Begegnung im All“) is a TV world premiere – the first TV documentary worldwide with 3D images from the international space station ISS.

“Cosmic Encounters” relates one of mankind’s oldest dreams: to leave our planet behind and explore outer space – a dream that still fires the imagination of countless human beings to this day. “Encounter in Outer Space” takes the viewer on a journey into the fascinating world of space travel, with images of breathtaking beauty.

The film accompanies the Dutch ESA astronaut André Kuipers during his current mission on board the ISS. We observe the astronauts’ everyday life in weightlessness, which is abruptly interrupted by an unforeseen event – a situation which the ground control and the astronauts must react to. On earth, the young German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who was selected from more than 8000 candidates, is also getting ready for his mission to the ISS in May 2014. The film team spends several months accompanying him in his highly demanding training.

“Cosmic Encounters” takes the viewer to the mythical places of space travel, for example to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, to Houston or to the “Star Town” near Moscow, the legendary center of Soviet and Russian space programs. The film is not a purely scientific documentary, but follows the two protagonists André Kuipers and Alexander Gerst in their adventures and challenges which address a broad public.

This 3D documentary is an homage to generations of scientists, technicians and visionaries who have succeeded in making one of mankind’s oldest dreams come true and enabled the conquest of outer space. 3D also makes it possible to give the viewer the illusion of being in the midst of the action and of experiencing the events almost as if one were really there – a one-of-a-kind feeling. Up to now, excursions into outer space have only been undertaken by a few astronauts, cosmonauts and billionaires who could afford the 20-million-dollar fee for 10 days on board the ISS.

Further information and pictures you can find on our Website, clicking here.


WORLD SALES: ZDF Enterprises

Kumbh Mela - The biggest celebration of humankind !


Aired on October 7, 2013 Arte


„Kumbh Mela - Ein Bad in Unsterblichkeit“

A trailer in German you can find on our YouTube site, clicking here.


WORLD SALES: Global Screen

for contact information click here

„Cosmic Encounters“ wins 3 Awards!


Our 55 minute 3D documentary „Cosmic Encounters“ was awarded the „Special Prize“ of the Jury at the „3D Korea International Film Festival“ (3D KIFF, Seoul, October 2013).

At the „Festival Aérospatial des Étoiles et des Ailes“ in November 2013 in Toulouse film received the „Grand Prix du Jury“ and the „Prix du meilleur Documentaire/ Reportage“.


Thank you so much to all of you who supported this project !

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„Mission in Space“

The television documentary about the space mission

of Alexander Gerst & Reid Wiseman


On August 7, 2015 French-German public broadcaster ARTE aired our 55 minute space documentary „Mission in Space“ about the space adventure of German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman.

Both astronauts filmed their daily life on board of the International Space Station and the audience can join them on their first mission into space.


A coproduction with LA VINGT-CINQUIÈME HEURE (Paris), Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff and Natacha Delmon Casanova for ZDF in cooperation with ARTE.


International Distribution: UPSIDE Distribution  http://www.upsidedistribution.com

„ZERO GRAVITY - MISSION IN SPACE“

The Giant-Screen-Version of the space adventure

of Alexander Gerst & Reid Wiseman


In Spring 2016 premiered the Giant-Screen-Version of the space adventure of  ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA-Astronaut Reid Wiseman.

The movie screened for 9 months in the IMAX-Theater at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.

With new 4K und 6K material filmed onboard of the International Space Station ISS.




The film was filmed by the astronauts during their 6 month mission in space.

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A coproduction with LA VINGT-CINQUIÈME HEURE (Paris)


International Distribution:

LA VINGT-CINQUIÈME HEURE (Paris)  http://www.25hprod.com/

Prospect TV Production http://www.prospecttv.de

TRAILER OF ZERO GRAVITY - MISSION IN SPACE (2016)

„16 SUNRISES“

a multi-format project about the

space mission of French astronaut

THOMAS PESQUET


For Giant-Screen/IMAX, planetarium, television,

360° Virtual Reality and cinema.
















In November 2016 French astronaut THOMAS PESQUET launched for his first mission into space. He was accompanied by NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and Roscomos cosmonaut Oleg Novitzkiy. Thomas Pesquet stayed until June 2017 onboard of the International Space Station.


Film director Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff (La Vingt-Cinquième Heure, Paris) and Jürgen Hansen (Prospect TV Production) followed this mission with a multi-format documentary project.


For French television „planète+“ they produced the 72 minute documentary „Thomas Pesquet - L‘étoffe d‘un héros“, aired in the middle of November 2016 for the launch of the astronauts. And for „France 2“ they directed the 55 minute documentary „Thomas Pesquet - L‘envoyé spatial“, aired 2 after the return of Thomas Pesquet in June 2017.


For planetarium they produced „Thomas Pesquet - Mission PROXIMA“ about the preparation of the mission and currently a second planetarium film about the mission is in post-prodction.


For GIANT-SCREEN/IMAX the film „Dans les yeux de Thomas Pesquet“ was produced, currently showing in France:

Futuroscope

Cité de l‘Espace (Toulouse)

Parc du Petit Prince

The French version of the film is narrated by Academy Award winning French actress Marion Cotillard.


A 360° Virtual Reality project was also produced: „BEING AN ASTRONAUT)“ (Dans la peau d‘un astronaut). The first 360° project filmed onboard of the ISS.


Further information can be found on Facebook:

Giant-Screen/IMAX-version click here

Cinema version click here

360°Virtual-Reality version click here


The television documentaries (French version) are available here:

http://www.25hprod.com/boutique


A coproduction with LA VINGT-CINQUIÈME HEURE (Paris)


International distribution:

LA VINGT-CINQUIÈME HEURE (Paris)  http://www.25hprod.com/

TRAILER 16 LEVERS DE SOLEIL

directed by Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff

Teaser (2018)

Premiere on French-German TV ARTE May 30, 2018


The return of the Wolves

How they changed Yellowstone National Park


directed by Jürgen Hansen & Simone Stripp

(52 & 43 minutes)


Over centuries man hunted and killed wolves as merciless and indiscriminate killers. They were brought to near extinction in most parts of the wild, where they used to be on the top of the food chain. Yellowstone, the first national park in the world, was no exception. Man, created and protected this wilderness to what his idealized perfect natural paradise should look like. Yet, there was no place for wolves and in 1926 the last of the wolves were killed.


Now, instead of having created the perfect wilderness, Yellowstone was thrown in peril. Without the top predator, the elk population exploded and grazing reduced the small vegetation throughout the park dramatically.

70 years later, in 1995, Yellowstone National Park reintroduced wolves from Canada back into the park and within a couple of years, a robust wolf population flourished, doing, what wolves are used to doing, hunting and killing their main prey, elk.


It turned out, that the reintroduction of wolves became a blessing for Yellowstone. Less elk meant less grazing, vegetation recovered, providing new habitat for other species. Wolves brought Yellowstone back into a balance.



International Distributor: ZDF Enterprises

Distributor for the USA: Principal Media

Produced for ZDF in cooperation with ARTE:


Yellowstone - The secret of the Wolves


directed Jürgen Hansen & Simone Stripp

(90 Minuten - © 2018)


Over centuries man hunted and killed wolves as merciless and indiscriminate killers. They were brought to near extinction in most parts of the wild, where they used to be on the top of the food chain. Yellowstone, the first national park in the world, was no exception. Man created and protected this wilderness to what his idealized perfect natural paradise should look like. Yet, there was no place for wolves and in 1926 the last wolves were killed.


Now, instead of having created the perfect wilderness, Yellowstone was thrown in peril. Without the top predator, the elk population exploded and grazing reduced the small vegetation throughout the park dramatically. Attempts to cull the elk by the National Park Service to reduce its population was met with public outcry.

70 years later, in 1995, Yellowstone National Park reintroduced wolves from Canada back into the park and within a couple of years, a robust wolf population flourished, doing, what wolves are used to doing, hunting and killing their main prey, elk.


It turned out, that the reintroduction of wolves became a blessing for Yellowstone. Less elk meant less grazing, vegetation recovered, providing new habitat for other species. Wolves brought Yellowstone back into a balance.

Scientists have given this the name of a “trophic cascade”. The story could be simple and end like that: Bringing back the formerly extinct top predator and nature gets back on track.


But this end is only the beginning. The reality is much more complex. With the reintroduction of the wolves, the Yellowstone ecosystem changed. But natures response to man’s latest obtrusion is not as simple as a domino effect triggered by the wolf from top to the bottom of the food chain.


The big question remains: How does a trophic cascade work?


“Yellowstone – The secret of the wolves” takes the audience on an adventurous journey inside one of the most remarkable wildlife reintroduction stories in the world.

What seems to be a perfect success story, a lovely tale encouraged by wolf advocates, scientists and media, is a complex and interwoven ecological process which scientists are only just beginning to understand. A fascinating stream of ecosystem responses, playing out in one of the world’s most pristine National Parks.



A 52 minute BlueChip version „Yellowstone - Wolves - The renewal of Nature“ is also available.


International Distribution: ZDF Enterprises

Distribution USA: Principal Media

„The return of the bears“

a 52 minute Science/Nature documentary about the reintroduction of brown bears in Europe

Directed by Jürgen Hansen & Simone Stripp

Camera: Jürgen Hansen, Christina Sonvilla, Marc Graf

Produced for ZDF/Arte © 2020                                                       World-wide distribution: ZDF Enterprises


For centuries, bears were hunted and exterminated in large parts of Europe. Now they are being reintroduced in the French and Spanish Pyrenees, but also in northern Italy. An EU initiative has set itself the goal of reintroducing bears to their former habitats. But their return is not without problems. Animal breeders fear for their animals, bears cause damage, raid beehives and attack hikers, albeit very rarely. Resistance is growing, especially in the French Pyrenees.

The documentary goes on the trail with Europe's leading bear scientists and shows how in countries where bears were never extinct, such as Romania and Slovenia, people have learned over centuries to share the land with them. It explores the consequences of their reintroduction for the ecosystem and how they can be effectively protected from their biggest enemy, us humans.

„The wild beauty of the Pyrenees“

a 43 minute documentary for NDR German Television    © 2020

Directed by Jürgen Hansen & Simone Stripp

                                                                                World-wide distribution: AUTENTIC Distribution



The Pyrenees stretch for almost 400 kilometres between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The massive mountain range is also the border between Spain and France, and at its heart lies Andorra, one of the smallest states in Europe.

The documentary "The Wild Beauty of the Pyrenees" takes viewers on a journey through the French Pyrenees. From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, it goes over steep mountain massifs into secluded valleys with rushing waterfalls, where people live an original life in close connection with wild nature.

The film follows six protagonists over the course of a year. Winter, spring, summer and autumn characterise the pristine mountain landscape of the Pyrenees as much as the fauna and flora. Just as the seasons change the landscape, they also pose many challenges to people's lives.

„The Cévennes - Hidden Beauty in the South of France“

a 52/43 minute documentary for ZDF/Arte

Directed by Jürgen Hansen & Simone Stripp

Produced for ZDF/Arte © 2021

                                                                            World-wide distribution: Albatross World Sales


In the south of France, between the Mediterranean and the Massif Central, there are the Cévennes. In the rhythm of the seasons, the documentary discovers untouched nature, accompanies people who brave icy snowstorms, abseil down steep cliffs to ring vultures and track down mysterious cave dwellers deep underground. In one of the largest national parks in France.


„The Humboldt Current“

a 3 x 52 nature documentary for ZDF/Arte, 3sat, Curiosity Stream and Off the Fence

Produced by Prospect TV & VisionHawk Films © 2021        

Directed by René Araneda, John Ansotegui

                                                                                                        Weltweiter Vertrieb: Off the Fence


The Humboldt Current is the most species-rich marine ecosystem in the world. The reason for this is the cold, nutrient-rich water masses that flow from the extreme south of Chile up to the equator. This unique natural wealth is transported by storms that carry minerals from the Atacama Desert into the coastal waters of the South Pacific and by the massive glaciers in southern Patagonia that carry mineral-rich rock into the rivers and thus into the Humboldt Current.

The 3-part nature documentary takes the viewer on a journey into the most biodiverse and spectacular marine ecosystem in the world. The Humboldt Current stretches over a width of up to 1000 kilometres from the south of Chile to the equator along the west coast of South America, transporting cold, nutrient-rich water northwards. The basis for a unique and diverse ecosystem.

„Conflict in the Caucasus“

a 29 minute documentary for ZDF/Arte © 2021

Produced by Prospect TV, Les Films du Mas

Directed by Aram Shahbazyan, Jürgen Hansen  


In autumn 2020, Azerbaijan defeated Armenian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh after 6 weeks of war. Thousands of soldiers died, the number of civilian victims is not known exactly.


The Armenian director Aram Shahbazyan filmed for the reportage series "ARTE Re:" at the frontline, talked to the people and got caught in bombing raids. Together with Jürgen Hansen, he made the reportage that won the prize for the best documentary in the category "Moyens métrages" at the "Festival international de film spiritualité - éthique - religion" in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 2021.