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February 8, 2013

Film- und Medienstiftung NRW funds MY BROTHERS KEEPER (WT)

MY BROTHER'S KEEPER (WT) from the director Maximilian Leo will be supported by the Film- and Medienstiftung NRW with 400.000 €. Thus, the financing is closed and we are looking forward to begin the shooting end of May 2013.

The film tells Gregor’s (33) quest for clues about his brother Pietschis` (29) whereabout. More and more Gregor realizes how little he knows about his brother’s life. Signs for a suicide become revealed as Gregor drifts deeper and deeper into his brother’s life until he is on the verge of loosing his own identity. With Pietschi gone Gregor cannot remain the same person he was before.

January 21, 2013

KID at the Film Festival in Rotterdam!

After the World Premier of KID was celebrated in Rome, we are happy, that the film will also be shown at the International Film Fest Rotterdam taking place from 23.01.2013 to 03.02.2013.

We coproduced KID in with the Belgian production company Prime Time and the Dutch N279 Entertainment. It is the third feature film by Fien Troch, whose previous films SOMEONE ELSE'S HAPPINESS and UNSPOKEN ran in Toronto, San Sebastian, Gothenburg and Turin.

November 22, 2012

The search for WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER? started!

Director Christian Heynen started shooting our feature documentary WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER. At the same time, we launched the transmedia quest for the most average German.

More information can be found on and on Facebook. The shooting will take place all over Germany until march 2013.

The film is produced with the support of German broadcasters WDR and MDR. It is funded by "Film- und Medienstiftung NRW" and the "Deutscher Filmförderfonds" (DFFF). Camino Filmverleih will distribute the film theatrically in Germany.

September 26, 2012

World Premiere of KID in Rome

Our co-production KID will celebrate its world premiere at the International Rome Film Festival. We co-produced KID together with Belgian production company Prime Time and Dutch N279 Entertainment.

KID is the third feature film of Fien Troch. Her films SOMEONE ELSE'S HAPPINESS and UNSPOKEN were shown in Toronto, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Gothenburg, Turin, etc. We are pleased that Fien continues with KID her successful career.

The festival takes place from 9th to 17th November.

Amid Valleys and Mountains
September 24, 2012

AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS opens competition in Rio film festival

Our Brasilian co-production AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS opens the competition of Rio Film Festival, which takes place from 27th to 11th October. AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS is the second movie of Philippe Barcinski. With his debut film he won over 20 international awards, including at the festivals in Sundance and Chicago. We are confident that AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS will follow a similar route.

The film was co-produced by augenschein and funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

August 6, 2012

Shooting started for THE BODA BODA THIEVES in Uganda

Today we started shooting for THE BODA BODA THIEVES in Uganda. THE BODA BODA THIEVES is a co-production of augenschein and YES! THAT'S US. Director Donald Mugisha and producer James Tayler already collaborated with the films YOGERA and DIVIZIONZ. Both films attended international festivals like Berlinale, Rotterdam, Gothenburg and Karlovy Vary.

The social drama focusses on adolescent Abel and his family. The film gives us a deep insight into an urban african society and its dark sides.

Besides South African Film Fund THE BODA BODA THIEVES is supported by World Cinema Fund and the Hubert Bals Fund.

July 2, 2012

Broadcaster WDR co-produces FAHTHER and MY BROTHER'S KEEPER!

Great News! Two of our feature films will be co-produced by broadcaster WDR. Both films will be shot next year.

FATHER accompanies ten-year-old Nori, who is left alone in Kosovo during the 90’s and hits the road to find his father in Germany. The film will be directed by Visar Morina, who also wrote the screenplay.

In MY BROTHER'S KEEPER Gregor is searching for his missing brother and starts to get lost in his brothe’s life. The screenplay was written by Susanne Finken, the film will be directed by Maximilian Leo.

June 25, 2012

Funding for THE BEAUTY from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern & EURIMAGES

EURIMAGES and the Filmbüro Mecklenburg-Vorpommern support our French co-production THE BEAUTY.

THE BEAUTY is a poetic feature documentary about the necessity of art. By dealing with artworks, which were created secretly by inmates of concentration camps, director Christophe Cognet provides an intensive look at the life and death in the camps.

The Shooting of THE BEAUTY will start by the end of this month.

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