DORCON FILM is a film production company from Lower Saxony, Germany. We develop and produce high-quality digital media content with a no-nonsense approach: As simple as possible, as complex as necessary. With a strong focus on Natural Science Communication, we create content that engages audiences through various genres, including thrillers, mysteries, action, comedy, and documentaries. Our stories appeal to a wide range of viewers, providing a strong potential for global markets.
At DORCON FILM, we believe in the power of green storytelling, green production, and animal rights and ethics. These values are deeply ingrained in both our personal and company principles. We aim to incorporate environmentally conscious practices and ethical considerations in all our projects. By blending these values with the latest digital technologies and utilizing all-media distribution channels, we strive to captivate, inspire, and deeply move our audiences.
One of our notable achievements is the production of the documentary "Intelligent Trees," which has garnered significant acclaim. This groundbreaking film emerged under the top ten of the most successful German documentaries in French theatres of all time. Through "Intelligent Trees," we shed light on the extraordinary communication and interconnectedness of trees, unraveling a hidden world that exists beneath our feet.
DORCON FILM continues to push boundaries and explore new horizons in the realm of digital media production. Our unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and meaningful storytelling drives us forward as we strive to make a positive impact in the world of filmmaking.
Dr. Julia Dordel has made a unique transition from the world of natural ecosystem research to film production, bringing her extensive knowledge of sustainability and climate change to the cinematic world. Starting as a bank clerk in Hannover in 1995, she quickly found her passion in academia, studying economics and later forest sciences at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg im Breisgau.
Further advancing her knowledge, she completed her Master's and PhD in Forest Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, focusing on forest ecology. Her research took her also to Misiones, Argentina, deepening her understanding of forestry management.
Upon completion of her PhD she undertook the role of director for Terreweb, a science communication program at UBC. This role strengthened her understanding of the importance of communicating complex scientific research to a broader, often lay, audience.
Parallel to her academic endeavors, Julia began her foray into the film industry as early as 1991, persuading her teachers to allow her to make films instead of public speeches, since she was very shy. Her stint in Vancouver's Hollywood North equipped her with invaluable experience, eventually leading her to establish Dorcon Film upon returning to Lower Saxony in 2013.
Her academic background and commitment to sustainability have notably influenced her filmmaking approach.
Her filmmaking approach is distinct, marked by her academic background and dedication to sustainability. She utilizes her expertise in forest sciences and climate change research to incorporate green storytelling techniques into her international feature and documentary film projects. Moreover, her commitment to the environment extends to ensuring her productions follow green practices.
The motivation to make academic research on green science accessible and understandable to the public is the driving force behind her transition to film. She harnesses the power of visual storytelling to bring critical topics of sustainability and climate change to a wide audience (see also the Green Storytelling Checklist here: https://filmbuero-nds.de/service/news/green-storytelling.html).
Julia also serves as a representative for filmmakers on the board of the Film and Media Office of Lower Saxony (FMB) and the advisory board of Women in Film & Television Germany (WIFT) and gives seminars and workshop on industry topics. As a film production and distribution consultant and jury member at film festivals, her unique insights continue to shape the industry.
Julia is the creative head of Dorcon Film.