Filming has started on ZDF Enterprises’ new blue-chip documentary 'Our Continents' from Story House Productions

Mainz, March 7th, 2022

Our Continents (6 x 50’), a compelling historic-cultural biography of the world we live in, starts filming this month with delivery expected for autumn 2022. The documentary is produced by the award-winning Story House Productions for ZDF’s renowned Terra X-slot  in association with Arte and global distributor ZDF Enterprises. The series boasts a high production value, elaborate CGIs and is filmed in numerous countries on all continents. Many local protagonists report personally about their countries and regions, which is particularly important in the age of today’s diversity debates.

What has the iconic Australian surf lifestyle to do with the civilization history of the Pacific? How does the climatic pattern in the Andes influence the modern cuisine of the Americas? Our Continents reveals a rich treasure trove of remarkable findings that connect history, science, and everyday culture. 

The continents are the building blocks of our world and have fundamentally influenced our path and the evolution of the many faces of human civilisations. Each episode of this ambitious documentary travels back to the birth hour of a continent. Geology, weather, climate, ocean currents, the migration of the species, and human settlement are the milestones of the epic journeys undertaken by these land masses. It is the unexpected links between them that forms the heart of the series.

Ralf Rueckauer, Vice President of ZDFE.unscripted, ZDF Enterprises, said: “Mesmerising and majestic are two words you could use to describe Our Continents. Story House is one of the few companies that has the expertise and experience to produce a series of this scale. Their ability to tell a complex story in such an engaging way will entertain audiences all over the world.”

Story House Productions is famed for producing diverse, distinctive and award-winning non-fiction content. Their credits include Myths – The Greatest Mysteries of Humanity (for ZDFinfo and ZDF Enterprises), Children of the Sun: The Mayas, The Aztecs (for ZDF in association with Arte and ZDF Enterprises), History of Weapons (for ZDF and ZDF Enterprises) and Apocalypse Neanderthal (in association with ZDF Enterprises, History® and History TV) amongst many others.


About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 and is responsible for worldwide program distribution, international co-productions, program acquisition as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for broadcaster ZDF, and for third parties. Bound into a strong group of 30 direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliated companies, ZDF Enterprises manages the largest German-language program stock worldwide and an impressive portfolio of international productions, consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. ZDF Enterprises provides a comprehensive, full-service offering and covers every step in the chain of creation and exploitation of successful content, from development to production and marketing.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
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