Marian Bartsch established MAGO Films in 1999 and has produced close to 100 hours of successful and award-winning, factual entertainment and television documentaries.
Including the landmark ABC-commissioned WW1 documentary, “The Waler: Australia’s Great War Horse” or “Great War Horses.” An international title, which was nominated for an AFI/AACTA Award for Best Cinematography and a Screen Producers Australia Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. Additionally, this film won a Gold Tripod at the Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards in 2013. “Great War Horses” also screened BBC4, Netflix and NGO.
Marian is currently Executive Post Producer on an A&E UK (10 x 1 hr )True Crime series entitled Secrets of the Interrogation Room for the UK production company engaging ten Western Australian off line editors and edit producers to handle the the off line work load. This post production deal she closed has resulted in over a year’s worth of post production activity into the state in collaboration with Sandbox. ABC Artworks also commissioned a short film for Artworks entitled Pure Imagination which will TX on the ABC on the 12 October 2022.
Other documentaries include the historical film “Hoover’s Gold” and “Life Architecturally”, nominated for Best Arts Documentary at the prestigious ATOM Awards. This documentary was screened at the NY Architecture and Design Film Festival and FIFA in Montreal. “The Fabulous Flag Sisters” won Best Documentary at the Roma Film Festival and at WA Screen Awards for excellence in Documentary Production in 2009.
Known for producing factual lifestyle content for ABC, Discovery Channel, SBS Food NITV, NGO and Foxtel over the years, including four series of “Surfing the Menu “ with Curtis Stone for ABC and Discovery, followed by “Surfing the Menu Next Generation,” a reboot of this globally successful food travel format. ScreenWest awarded Marian an Outstanding Achievement Award in International Marketplace in 2006. Other lifestyles titles include “Recipes that Rock”, “On Country Kitchen”, an indigenous food travel series for NITV and SBS, and two series of “Born to Cook” featuring Jack Stein for UKTV and SBS Food Network. Furthermore Marian has produced an environmental short film for Discovery Channel, entitled “Shark Soup” about the shark fin trade filmed in HK.
See Selected Credits Marian Bartsch Producer
2022 Secrets of the Interrogation Room, 10 x 1hr, A&E, Executive Post Producer
2022 Pure Imagination by Janice Wong, ABC Artworks, Producer
2019 On Country Kitchen x 2 series, 9 x 25 min NITV / SBS, Producer
2018 Born To Cook Jack Stein Kimberley, 6 x 26 min, SBS UKTV, Producer
2017 Shark Soup 1 x 10 min, Discovery Channel Aust, Producer
2017 Born To Cook Jack Stein, 4 x 26 min SBS UKTV, Producer
2016 On Country Kitchen, 6 x 25 min NITV / SBS, Producer
2015 Surfing the Menu the Next Generation (13 x 25 min), ABC / Discovery Asia, Producer
2015 Carlcuccio’s Six Season, 6 x 25 min SBS (for CM Films), Co Producer
2014 The Waler Aust Great War Horse, 1×57 min& 1x75min ABC TV, Producer
2013-14 Recipes that Rocks, (Series 1 & 2), UK Food Network/ NGO, Producer
2013 Tribal Scent, 1 x 60 min NITV (for CM Films), Co Producer
2011 Life Architecturally, 1 x 56 min, ABC, Producer
2010 Quickies in My Kitchen, 13 x 30 mins, Foxtel Lifestyle Channel, Producer
2007 – 2009 The Best in Australia (3 series), 8 x 46 min Foxtel Lifestyle Channel, Producer
2007 The Fabulous Flag Sisters, 1 x 60min, SBS and Fox Italy, Producer
2006 Surfing the Menu, 8 x 26 minutes (Series 4), produced Eight-part x 30 min ABC/ Asia/Discovery UK/TV3 NZ/XYZ Entertainment, Producer
2005 2005 Hoover’s Gold, 1 x 60 min, SBS, Producer
2004 – 2005 Surfing the Menu, (Series 2 & 3), ABC/ Discovery UK/TV3 NZ/XYZ, Producer
2003 Surfing the Menu (8 x 26), Food, travel, adventure series ABC/UKTV, Producer
2001 What in the World is Feng Shui, 1 x 60 min Calton International Distributional, Producer
2000 Xpats the Alien Connection , 1 x 50 min ABC, Producer/Director
1999 Appetite for Asia, 13 x 26 min (For CVA Film and TV), Producer