WE MAKE HIGH-END DOCUMENTARIES, DOCU-FICTION AND DRAMA - FOCUSING ON NATURAL-HISTORY, SCIENCE, SOCIETY, HISTORY OR JUST: ON LIFE. OUR FILMS MAKE THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE.
PREMIERE ON ARTE:
OUR RUSSIA FROM ABOVE
Russia is by far the largest country on earth. Twice as big as the huge USA, almost 50 times the size of the European Union’s biggest country, Germany. From Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea to the Bering Strait right next to Alaska Russia encompasses 11 timezones and 7,000 kilometres linear distance – but only if you take the shortcut over the North Pole. From the Icebreakers on the Polar Sea to the antelopes in the steppes of Kalmykia, from the Caucasus peaks to the volcanoes of Kamchatka. Arte premieres the 90-minute feature film. 3 and 5 episodes on Arte and on ZDF are to be aired in autumn and winter.
PREMIERE AIRING: 5TH JULY 2018, AT 8:15 PM ON ARTE
RUSSIA FROM ABOVE IS AN INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION. IT WILL SOON BE AIRING IN ADDITIONAL SERIES FORMATS: A 3-PART SERIES ON ZDF’S TERRA X-SLOT. ARTE WILL BE SHOWING A 5-PART SERIES. A MOVIE-VERSION IS IN THE MAKING, AS WELL AS A SPECIAL SYMPHONIC VERSION, PRESENTED LIVE WITH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. DVD-BLURAY WILL SOON BE RELEASED. IN RUSSIA THE SERIES IS AIRED BY NATIONWIDE BROADCASTER NTW.
A new 3-part mini series features the German myth of the woods, their secret, hidden communication systems, the family ties among trees and the treasures of the favourite whereabouts of most Germans. With breathtaking aerials and magical animations from our friends at 422 in England.
FIRST AIRING 28th May, 4th and 11 June 2017, 7:30 pm, on ZDF
OUR PRODUCTION MIGRATING BIRDS WAS HONOURED WITH FURTHER IMPORTANT AWARDS:
THE HEINZ SIELMANN FILMPREIS, BEST SCIENTIFIC FILM AT GREEN SCREEN FESTIVAL, GERMAN NATUREFILM PRIZE 2017, AND THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION MIGRATING BIRDS WAS HONOURED AT THE JAPAN WILDLIFE FESTIVAL 2017 IN TOKIO WITH THE BEST EDUCATION AWARD
We‘re happy to announce that Orange Smarty is now taking care of the international distribution of a selection of our films. For licensing requests for Beautiful Minds, The Virus Empire, Germany From Above, Automatic Brain and more, please get in touch with Karen Young and her crew at Orange Smarty in Brighton, England. Please contact them on their website at www.orangesmarty.com. For footage rights, dvd and streaming rights, just get in touch with us.
Music video: THEO
sings Heart of Soul
Soul-Singer THEO recorded a new album in Los Angeles, with all new self-written songs, featuring a bunch of fantastic session musicians. The band members played in studios and on stage with the likes of James Brown or Aretha Franklin. We produced the videos of the album title-song Heart of Soul and also for Songs of Marvin Gaye. Plus the making-of from THEO’s recording sessions in L.A.
Our movie version of Germany From Above is frequently shown in film concerts in philharmonic halls, with Boris Salchow’s music score live performed by symphonic orchestras, live narrated by Leon Boden. In collaboration with our new Munich-based event partner Kulturgipfel we are constantly working on new concerts.