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Illegal logging is a global business worth billions. Alexander von Bismarck, descendant of the Iron Chancellor and head of the Environmental Investigation Agency in Washington D.C., successfully pursues the machinations of the timber commerce worldwide – with dyed hair, a hidden camera and sound recording equipment. His primary concern isn’t to expose a scandalous situation, but rather to promote a change in the consciousness of politics and civil society and to bring about a new code of conduct for the global economy and consumers. WOOD is an environmental thriller that draws its tension from everyday reality.

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Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan is an established Romanian producer and director. She produced ACASA, MY HOME, which won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography at Sundance (2020) and was the delegate producer of Adina Pintilie’s Golden Bear Winner TOUCH ME NOT (2018). The soulful documentary A MERE BREATH (2016), directed by Monica Lăzurean - Gorgan won the title of Best Documentary at LET'S CEE Film Fest and in Sarajevo. Some of the other films she produced, co-produced or was delegate producer for, are: CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM by Ilinca Calugareanu, selected in Sundance 2015, BEST INTENTIONS by Adrian Sitaru, winner of Best Director in Locarno 2011, THE CAGE by Adrian Sitaru, with over 20 awards including an award in Berlinale 2010. Monica is an EAVE 2011 graduate and “Producer on the Move” at Cannes IFF 2012. Michaela Kirst worked for many years as a journalist in New York and has headed the Berlin office of Sagafilm since 2011. She realizes documentaries for TV and cinema as director and/or producer. Her films like DISGUSTINGLY HEALTHY, BROWN BABIES – GERMANY'S LOST CHILDREN or CRIME SCENE RAIN FOREST have won many awards. Ebba Sinzinger is a producer, scriptwriter and director. Films she produced and co-produced like BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT and DOMAINE by Patric Chiha, THE FORGOTTEN SPACE by Noël Burch and Allan Secula or PIANOMANIA, have won awards in Berlin, Venice and Locarno. For her directorial work, she received the Upper Austrian Cultural Award for Film in 1997.

  • Hot Docs, World Showcase, 2020
  • CPH Dox: in F:ACT Competition, 2020
  • Docs Against Gravity, 2020
  • Sarajevo IFF, Competition Programme, 2020
  • Visioni Del Monda, Milan, 2020
  • Diagonale 2020
  • Director
    Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan Michaela Kirst Ebba Sinzinger
  • Producer
    Vincent Lucassen Ebba Sinzinger Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan Adrian Sitaru Thomas Tielsch
  • Cinematography
    Attila Boa Jakub Bejnarowicz Jörg Burger Lukas Gnaiger Jerzy Palacz
  • Editing
    Roland Stöttinger Andrea Wagner
  • Sound Recording
    Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson Claus Benischke Nora Czamler Andreas Pils Peter Rösner
  • Sound Design
    Simon Bastian
  • Sound Mix
    Matthias Schmidt
  • Color Grading, Mastering
    Martin Heckmann
  • Co-Producer
    Michaela Kirst, sagamedia