The Team


We would like to introduce you to the people behind “Man Made Epidemic”. We are an international team who have worked together for nearly two years to make this film happen.

Natalie Beer
Director / Producer

Natalie Beer was born in Hamburg, Germany on June 12th 1979 to a Belgian mother and a German father. After her film studies at Goldsmiths College University of London from 1999 -2002, she began working as an Assistant director. Natalie has worked on several international Hollywood productions as an AD. In 2008 she started directing and producing her first documentary „Running for Life“, a documentary about Ethiopian Marathon runners. Her second documentary „Waiting area“, about obstetric fistula in Ethiopia she co directed and produced with German actress Nora Tschirner.


Waiting area won a Democracy and Human rights award in Nürnberg, Germany in 2013.


„Running for Life“ 2008, Director and Producer
„Waiting area“ 2012, Director and Producer
„Man made epidemic“ 2016, Director and Producer

man-made-epidemic-com-lothar-mollLothar Moll
Executive Producer

Lothar Moll has been a successful entrepreneur for the past 35 years, involved in  intuitive management and leadership as well as large scale projects involving irrigation systems and water purification plants.

He is concerned about the epidemic increase of chronic diseases and its possible connection to our modern way of life. He supports numerous projects, including films, that are dedicated to finding the root causes of these developments.



man-made-epidemic-com-lucy-martensLucy Martens
Director of Photography

Lucy Martens was born in Hamburg, Gemany on 14th of May 1980 to a British mother and a German father.

Lucy studied in London at the Roehampton University and has a Bachelor in Film & History.

As a director and camerawoman for “Out of the Ashes” (BBC Storyvillle) Lucy won the British Documentary Award “The Griersons” for Best Newcomer Documentary in 2011.

Lucy is DoP for the documentary “The Speed Sisters”, which has been picked for this year’s Documentary and Story Lab at the Sundance Institute.

She was director of Photography of “Peace Unveiled”, one part of the four part PBS series “Women in War & Peace”, which won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best TV documentary on International Affairs in 2011. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Storyville, PBS, ARTE, Canal Plus & ABC Asia.


BBC3 – The rise of female violence, 60min (UK, 2015) DoP
BBC3 – The muslim beauty pageant, 60min (UK, 2014) DoP
“The Sacred & The Profane” (South Dakota, USA) Director & DoP
“The Speed Sisters” (Palestine) DoP
“Afghan Voices” (Afghanistan) DoP
“The Making of Buzkashi Boys” (Kabul, Afghanistan) DoP
“Women War & Peace: Peace Unveiled” (Afghanistan) DoP
“Out of the Ashes – The rise of the Afghan Cricket team” (Afghanistan) Director & DoP
“Voices From Inside, Israelis Speak” (West Bank/Israel) Director & DoP


man-made-epidemic-com_simon-moderySimon Modery

Simon Modery is a London-based freelance film editor. Originally from Germany, he studied Media Design (MA) and Filmmaking (Diploma) in Heidelberg and London.

In 2008 – together with Ross Ashcroft and Megan Campbell – Simon Modery was key in founding the production company “Motherlode Ltd.”. The company produced branded content and advertising for clients like Barclays, Musto and Anthemis Group before moving on to feature length productions.

Their first film, the 2012 release “Four Horsemen” is an international festival success. Since its premiere at IDFA, Amsterdam, it has screened at 42 festivals and won “Best International Documentary” at the “Galway Documentary Festival” and at the “New Horizons” festival in Teheran. Following the success of Four Horsemen, Simon went on working on several other films including “Tripoli Awakes” and “Still the Enemy Within”.

Apart from his freelance work as editor, Simon also works in the educational field. He is a tutor at the London Film Academy and teaches AVID user-interface and workflow for NBC News.


man-made-epidemic-com-david-hasonDavid Hason
Music Composer

is an international film composer, record producer, arranger, performance artist and multi instrumentalist, currently based in Berlin, Germany.

He studied composition and orchestration for film/TV/games at Berklee College of Music, US-MA.
(Deutsches Fleisch, ZDF; Esther Niko – what If)