Rosenwinkel films receive international applause

By Staff

Hans Rosenwinkel, College of Arts and Media associate professor in the Department of Theater, Film, and Video Production at CU Denver, recently was involved with two significant projects.

He produced, filmed and edited a new 13-part, half-hour episodic series and six one-hour shows, titled "Expedition China: Search for Shangri La." Rosenwinkel said the result reflects "unprecedented access to film subjects that ranged from the Terracotta Warriors to Pandas in the wild."

The series is airing worldwide with three major global networks including Discovery Velocity network in the USA, CCTV-China, and National Geographic International in all other worldwide territories.

"The Current," another project co-directed, written, filmed, and edited by Rosenwinkel, features ocean conservationist Jean Michel Cousteau from Ocean Futures, Bethany Hamilton from the movie “Soul Surfer,” and Olympic Gold Medalist and Denver native Missy Franklin. Filmed in the Bahamas, Mexico, Hawaii and Tonga with his creative team, the film was produced in conjunction with legendary adventure sports producer Kurt Miller of Warren Miller Entertainment.

The one-hour documentary features disabled athletes who learn to scuba dive for the first time alongside wild dolphins, sharks and humpback whales. This film debuted in February at the Boulder International Film Festival. After a successful showing, the documentary special was invited to premiere at the Reel Adventures Film Festival in New York City.