Oliver Goetzl studied biology, geology, paleontology and hydrobiology at the University of Hamburg from 1990 to 2000 before shifting to wildlife filmmaking. He founded Gulo Film Productions in 2004 with photographer Ivo Nörenberg which is particularly well known for the film, Wolverines – Hyenas of the North which won a Newcomer Award from Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in 2007 and put him on the map as a premiere wildlife filmmaker. In 2012, Gulo Productions won the Animal Behavior Award at Wildscreen for JUNGLE BOOK BEAR. Since then Gulo Film Productions has garnered many international awards for various projects. Goetzl worked for NDR, BBC, DISNEYNATURE, SILVERBACK FILMS, WILD HORIZONS, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, ANIMAL PLANET, SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL, ARD, ORF, TERRA MATER, S4C, ARTE, SVT, WDR and ZDF and filmed in various countries: India, Sri Lanka, Russia, Canada, U.S.A., Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana), Finland, Sweden, Norway (+ Svalbard), Italy, Poland, Estonia and Germany. Oliver is the director of Lost Kings of Bioko, a 2019 IWFF selection.