Last year German based Docma TV approached us for a documentary about the plight of the koalas in Australia. Of course we welcomed this initiative and so Frank Elstner, Matthias Reinschmidt (both celebrities in Germany and Europe) together with the Docma team of Christian Ehrlich (producer) Anne Martens (sound) and Lars Swellnus (camera) arrived in August last year. After 3 weeks of filming – over a week here in SE Queensland – the team went back to Germany with over 30 hours of film, which needed to be edited to 90 minutes. This become a beautiful documentary of one and a half hour of Australian wildlife with the catching, treatment and release of koala Flossie as a leading story. But they also took the opportunity to film with Margit in Cairns with her tree kangaroos, the Tolga Bat hospital, turtle rescue, Tasmanian devils, and much much more. Even our “own” Toorbul kangaroos found a place in their story.
Sunday 3rd January the documentary went to air in Germany and again on Wednesday 6th January. The reactions are fantastic. Here’s the link. There is no translation into English (yet) so you will have to enjoy the pictures.