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.
OUR CURRENT PRODUCTION:
OUR MAGIC FORESTS ON ZDF
A new 3-part mini series currently in the making on the German myth of the woods, its secret, hidden communication systems, the sense of family among trees and the treasures of the the most favourite whereabouts of the peculiar tribe of the Germans. With breathtaking aerials and magical animations from our friends at 422 in England.
28th May, 4th June, 11th June,
sunday nights 7:30 pm
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.
Apart from this Migrating Birds awarded the Silver Hugo in the category 'Non-Fiction' at the 53rd Chicago International Television Festival. The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards honors the finest television productions and commercials from around the world. And here as well, our Scouts of Distant Worlds was one of them this year!
Our 90 minutes production was honoured with the Heinz Sielmann Filmpreis at the 11th International Wildlife Film Festival Green Screen which takes place in Eckernförde (Schleswig-Holstein) and was, apart from this, awarded as Best Science Film. Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival is one of the biggest festival of its kind in Europe.
Furthermore, Migrating Birds received the German NatureFilm Prize 2017 for Best Script. Quote of the jury: „The film conveys the most recent research about migrating birds in a dramaturgical thrilling and touching way. We accompany single birds from their birth to their flight over the continents. The book tells humorous and personal stories and connects these artfully with fascinating findings and still undiscovered secrets about the flight of migrating birds.“
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.
Dortmund From Above
with live orchestra
On January 23rd 2017 Dortmund´s Mayor Ullrich Sierau will welcome his guests to the yearly New Year Reception at Dortmund´s concert hall of the „Philharmonie Westfalens“. Dortmund´s Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Gabriel Feitz will accompany live our film „Dortmund From Above - Special“. The orchestra of 70 musicians will play live to the overwhelming aerials of our town Dortmund. The soundtrack composed by Boris Salchow who lives and works in Hollywood.
GERMANY FROM ABOVE LIVE IN CONCERT
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.