Birgit is a bundle of energy and our resident adventurer. Her shoots and private expeditions have taken her around the world, on land, under water and in the air. An Executive Producer at TMS, she is responsible for the development and production of high-quality nature documentaries as well as international commissions and co-productions.
Before joining TMS in 2020, Birgit was Senior Commissioning Editor and Deputy Head of Department at ORF UNIVERSUM, responsible for producing blue-chip wildlife documentaries for Austria’s largest broadcaster.
She studied law in Prague, and Journalism and Slavic studies in Hamburg, where she went on to complete her training in the field of nature documentary and gather experience in a variety of different fields.
Birgit has written and directed nature and wildlife documentaries for ARD, NDR, ORF and Vox, as well as for international co-productions such as the BBC/NDR series ‘Pacific Abyss’, for more than ten years. She has also taken the audience on adventurous journeys as a presenter of the series ‘Adventure Ocean’ (ARD) and ‘Wonders of the Namib’ (NDR), as well as other formats.
Nature and animals have been Birgit’s overriding passion since childhood. She has combined her interest in both travel and horse-riding by undertaking extensive expeditions around the world on horseback. She also enjoys a range of other sports like diving, swimming, volleyball and speaks several languages fluently, including Czech and Hungarian.
Birgit has always pursued her goals with a compelling blend of optimism and perseverance, in accordance with her life motto: “I will. I can. End of story.”