About us

Gruppe 5 Filmproduktion realizes quality-conscious TV documentaries and series on large and small questions of history/contemporary history, science, nature and society. With innovative TV formats and unusual stylistic devices, we tell complicated things simply – and thus successfully generate insights even into complex topics. Our productions are informative, sophisticated and surprising.

The multifaceted nature of the documentary genre in general is reflected in the diversity of our documentary work, from pure documentary to reportage to docu-drama.

New scientific perspectives and exciting findings are the focus of our productions for the formats Terra X, Leschs Kosmos and scobel. Or are presented in an entertaining way in the hybrid-format science quiz of the Große Terra X-Show as well as the Terra X-Show Kids.

Throughout the year, we also stage classic studio productions with maybrit illner, scobel and the Literary Quartet.

Founded in 1990, the company is headquartered in Cologne, with two branches in Berlin and Hamburg. Alexander Hesse and Stefan Schneider lead a creative team that has grown over many years, is experienced and also constantly renewing itself.

We are Gruppe 5

Karin Schubert

Executive Producer Show (Office Hamburg)

Johannes Langfermann

Student Trainee

Svenja Wolter

Production Manager

Sarah Hamzei

Line Producer

Simone Betz

Production Manager

Vasco V. Ochoa


Eva Schötteldreier

Writer, Producer, Director

Lando “Calrissian” Hansen

Hannah Krüger

Production Assistant

Kim Helberg

Junior Show Producer (Office Hamburg)

Florian Oesterreich

Editorial Assistant

Hannah Knierim

Production Assistant Talk

Alla Shchyhlovska

Assistant Editor

Alexandra Hamann

CGI Designer

Dr. Daniel Sich

Executive Producer

Boris Wilbers

Matthias Steinbauer

Production Manager Show

Lisann Schmeing


Lutz Pinkert

Archive Producer

Silke Peinsipp

Writer, Producer, Director

Kathrin Dupps


Markus Neumann

Mastering & Grading

Daniel Sonnenschein

Sound Designer

Sabine Bier

Writer, Producer, Director

Darius Bernstein


Martin Becker

Executive Producer

Jan Beckhaus

Sound Engineer

Stefan Schneider

Managing Director

Ulla Sebus


Judith Schippers

Production Manager Talk

Igor Wilbers

Editing Supervisor

Alexander Hesse

Managing Director

Ingrid Wagner


Sandra Klösges

Writer, Producer, Director

Leo Adass


Leonard Claus

Writer, Director

Christoph Sagert

Mastering & Grading

Rike Taubert-Petry

Accountant Assistant

Matthias Klamfuẞ

Archive Producer

Linda Brzoska

Student Trainee

Jens Dülker

1st Unit Manager

Sebastian Martinez

CGI Designer

Valentina Adames

Sustainability Manager

Marie Lopez

People & Culture

Sabine Eisner

Production Manager

Christopher Heuer

Production Assistant

Rico Pappi


Marie Wilbers


Agnès Padrol Sureda


Anne Sanchez Mostacero

Room Attendant

Matthias Gerstl

Archive Producer

Marius Kimmel


Kevyn Goncalves

Archive Producer

Kirsten Leuchter

Back Office

Julian Hess

Production Assistant

Cornelia Stier


Solveig Hansen

Managing Archive Producer

Sarah Struẞ

Production Manager Talk (Office Berlin)

Lida Martel

Unit Manager (Office Hamburg)

Sylvia Breitstadt-Nendel

Unit Manager Talk (Office Berlin)

Darie de Decker


Julian Balducci

CGI Designer

Susanne Seibert

Executive Assistant