As Producer at Terra Mater Factual Studios, Petra works in the Specialist Factual Department. Organising and conducting shoots around the globe, covering the most diverse topics of TMFS productions, are some of the tasks a Producer can never grow tired of. Petra loves being in the field and over the last few years has worked on the science production ‘Chasing Quakes’, coordinating and taking care that shoots went smoothly in Italy; together with her colleague, director Markus Mooslechner, she has dug deep into the quickly advancing field of AI, organising, and conducting interviews and shoots in Europe, North America and Asia for the extraordinary multi-awarded TMFS science production ‘SuperSapiens’; and has taken first steps in producing nature documentaries by following the past, present and future of the famous Trakehner horses in rural Austria and Russia in ‘Back from the Brink – Saving the King’s Horses’.
Furthermore, since joining in 2012, she oversees the TMFS website and the in-house coordination of all department-related marketing materials for our co-production team and Head of Department and various TV markets.
Volunteer work at film festivals in Austria and Sweden, internships at Austria’s public service broadcaster ORF (Sales Department and Natural History Unit UNIVERSUM), and two finished diploma studies with distinction have led Petra to join TMFS in early 2012. When not trying hard to create the world’s top documentaries, Petra loves to be on the road: if you’re lucky, you may either get a postcard or sweets from some near or far destination (cold climates preferred!) or will be told amazing stories from Lindy Hop & Jazz festivals from around the world – if within train-reach, the better!