Since 1999 Mago Films has been an Australian-based documentary film and television production company making programmes for the world market. Producer Marian Bartsch and Producer/Writer Alun Bartsch have created numerous successful projects over the years including the documentaries What in the World is Feng Shui? (2001), Hoover’s Gold (2006) and The Fabulous Flag Sisters which jointly won the Best Documentary award at the 2008 Roma Film Festival in Italy, plus four major awards at the Western Australian Screen Awards in 2009.
Their latest project is the multi-award nominated documentary Australia’s Great War Horse produced in 2014, which has aired on ABC as part of the broadcaster’s ANZAC centenary commemorations in addition to feature screenings.
Matching commercial and creative acumen, Mago Films’ productions are characterised by its ability to pick unique Australian stories plus find discover new talent that resonate with audiences around the world. This includes the hit travel/adventure/food series Surfing the Menu (Series 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2003-2006) with Curtis Stone and Ben O’Donoghue, which has sold into more than 50 territories world-wide; and the top rating The Best in Australia (Series 1, 2 & 3, 2007-2009), which continues to find new markets internationally; and the food/interview series Quickies in my Kitchen with Anna Gare for the Lifestyle Food Channel.