In Lodwar, a small Kenyan town near the borders with South Sudan and Ethiopia, the German NGO “learning-Lions” (http://www.learninglions.org) is based. It offers young people modern training possibilities (web + video) with the aim to enable them to later become self-employed. Filmmaker Marc Haenecke will conduct a two-week film course there, which we’re happy to support.
The South Tyrolean exceptional musician Herbert Pixner in his work moves between world and folk music. A portrait of author Barbara Weber now reveals the personality of the man behind the stage character. Camera: Johannes Kaltenhauser, on behalf of Servus TV.
With the RED DRAGON WEAPON we can announce a high-quality addition to our camera pool. Recording is possible in up to 6K in REDCODE RAW, Apple Pro Res or Avid DNxHR/HD.
24 hours Bavaria – one day in Bavaria: 100 camera teams are shooting for the largest documentary project in the history of Bavarian television. Responsible are zero one film and Megaherz. It is an honor for us to support this exceptional project with several camera crews.
The REPORT MAINZ report “Fall Felbinger” (Case Felbinger) was nominated for the Grimme Award. We are happy for our cameraman Matthias Barth, who was involved in this successful project.
The DOK.fest Munich will show our film “Kofelgschroa.Frei.Sein.Wollen”. It will be playing at the Gasteig Open Air on Saturday, May 14. It will start at 21h30, admission is free.
250 years Wiener Prater. Filmmaker Franz Gruber looks behind the scenes of this dubious place and garish amusement park. Behind the camera: Harald Vonend and Jörg Stefke. The 47-minute documentary will be broadcast on Servus TV on 09 June at 21h15.
With Hubert von Goisern on US Tour: On behalf of Servus TV director Jens Pfeifer and cameraman Tom Leitl accompany the exceptional musician from Upper Austria. The musical road trip is marked by cordial meetings with old companions and a critical approach to the faltering superpower.
A 50 minute portrait will be dedicated to the highly successful international jazz bassist Eberhard Weber. On behalf of the Ludwigsburg production company avindependents we are shooting in France, the USA and Germany. Camera: Johannes Kaltenhauser; director: Julian Benedikt.
On Friday, 15 January, our documentary “Schitour ins Ungewisse” (Ski Tour into the Unknown) will be playing on Servus TV. Author Tom Dauer spends six wonderful days in the Allgäu Alps together with the musician Peter Stannecker and mountain guide Stefan Rusch. “An alpine road movie with the mountains as great stage.” Camera: Nico Ritzkowsky and Daniel Bartsch.
We support the Angkor Kids Center in Cambodia. The school for now 250 Khmer children is located in one of the poorest areas of the country. Supporting organization of the educational project is the non-profit association “helpucation e.V.” Here you can find more information about this project, and donations are certainly welcome!
In the past year our teams were again in action all over the world. The kilometers of the distance traveled by car and aircraft were entirely compensated via atmosfair, the climate protection organization with the patron Klaus Töpfer. Click here for the atmosfair page with detailed information.
On December 11 the “Sternstunden” charity gala of the Bayerische Rundfunk will be broadcast from the Nuremberg Frankenhalle from 19h45 on. We are very pleased that this year we were asked again to contribute the video clips to the 3-hour live show. Click here for the Sternstunden page.
From now on the DVD of „Unsichtbares Land – auf den Spuren von Alois Irlmaier” (Invisible Land – on the trail of Alois Irlmaier) is commercially available. You can order Johannes Kaltenhauser’s thoroughly researched documentary about the famous Bavarian clairvoyant here.
„Vom Umgang mit der Zeit” (Dealing with time): filmmaker Julia Bauer tells of people who have created an individual life concept in five vivid portraits. An unusual rhythm carries the films that gives the viewer time to watch and time to think. Camera: Benjamin Zecher. The Bayerische Rundfunk will show the series from Monday, 16 November to Friday 20 November at 17h00 each day.
On 03 December the Wolfenbüttler Festival will take place in the Harry Klein Club in Munich. Among others, DJ Hell, Sepalot (Blumentopf), Florian Keller and the guys from LaBrassBanda with their Bandabeats Soundsystem will perform. The Südkino Music Division has shot a trailer for this in advance: http: //www.jaegermeister.de/de-de/home/wolfenbuetteler-festspiele-breaksbeatsnbrasses/
For the Bavarian Television (BR) we portray an often envied lady who practices two exciting professions: Sandra King is the bus driver for the professional footballers of the FC Bayern. In addition she runs her own business: A school for horse communication. A film by Julia Bauer; camera: Benjamin Zecher
The 14-year-old Dylan attends the “La Scala Theatre Ballet School” in Milan, one of the most important dance schools in the world. For the children’s channel KIKA we now produce the portrait „Schau in meine Welt: Dylans Traum” (Look into my world: Dylan’s Dream). Author Antonio Guidi along with the cameramen Daniel Schönauer and Tobias Tempel delves into in a young life, which is characterized by discipline, passion and hard training.
The 30th edition of the South Tyrolean vintage car rally “Schenna Classic” provides the occasion for a lavishly produced documentary series, which will air in September on Servus TV. Director Alexander Saran and director of photography Olaf Bitterhoff with their team accompany the convoy of historic vehicles through one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Among others, Austrian actor couple Nina Proll and Gregor Bloéb, Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe, the musician Herbert Pixner as well as the charming comedienne Nina Hartmann are sitting behind the wheel.
On May 15 the DVD of our production “Kofelgschroa.Frei.Sein.Wollen.” will be released. The documentary by Barbara Weber that was highly acclaimed by press and public will be released in Germany by Movienet on DVD and as EST/VoD, and distributed by Trikont/Indigo. Exclusive bonus material!
Since April 23 the documentary “Hubert von Goisern – Brenna tuats schon lang” (Hubert von Goisern – it’s been burning already for a long time) is running in selected cinemas. Production: Kurt Langbein, Vienna. Südkino was responsible for the camera service. Behind the camera: Johannes Kaltenhauser; director Marcus H. Rosenmüller.
This year a documentary in the remote Villgratental (East Tyrol) will also be produced for the TV station Servus TV. Our author Barbara Weber along with the cameramen Johannes Kaltenhauser and Ralph Zipperlen will delve into the strenuous life of a special alpine farming family.
We continued our tour on skis. For the Servus TV format “Faszination Heimat ” we were shooting an exceptional ski tour in the Allgäu Alps and the Kleinwalsertal. Author of the documentary is Tom Dauer, and Niko Ritzkowsky was on the camera.
The year 2015 started with a nice road trip: for one week we accompanied the Cologne band AnnenMayKantereit for the program “Startrampe” on their idiosyncratic paths. Camera: Namche Okon & Tom Leitl.
For over ten years the Bayerische Rundfunk has been supporting children in need with its charity campaign “Sternstunden”. For the live gala from the Nuremberg Frankenhalle we produced the video clips. In these the individual aid projects and the telephone campaign with the prominent supporters are presented. With this year’s gala it was possible to collect more than 6 million Euros for a good cause.
The Bayerische Rundfunk will show our documentary series “Über Nacht bei Familie...” (Overnight in family...) from Monday 01 to Friday 05 December each day at 17h00.
Author Julia Bauer visited five Bavarian families during their “family time” and accompanied them one evening and one night. The audience thereby learns a lot about the different ways of life. Camera: Benjamin Zecher, Johannes Kaltenhauser and Florian Vogel.
This year’s ARD theme week will run from November 15 to 21 under the theme “tolerance”. In cooperation with the Bayerische Rundfunk we will co-produce the documentary “Grenzgänger – Wie tolerant bist Du?” (Grenzgänger – How tolerant are you?). It will be directed by Barbara Weber, and behind the camera are Daniel Schönauer and Stefan Held. Eleven teenagers and a tolerance coach go to their limits in role plays. Also present: young refugees, pupils of all types of schools – from the special school to high school. The film will be aired on Saturday, 15 November at 10h45 in the ARD and again on 20 November at 22h30 in the Bavarian Television (BR).
The current live DVD “Kiah Royal” of the Chiemgau band LaBrassBanda was produced in April in a cowshed and is on the market since the end of September. We supported the project with our cameramen Florian Schilling, Olaf Bitterhoff, Bartek Latosinski, Frank Meyer and Janis Willbold. Client: Rocket Studios.
The charismatic writer Friedrich Ani is the focus of another documentary for the Servus TV format “Faszination Heimat”. Director Thomas Wedmann and cameraman Olaf Bitterhoff accompany Mr. Ani through his hometown. In most cases his inspector Tabor Süden investigates here as well in search of missing and disappeared persons.
We can announce a release date: from 7 August our film “Kofelgschroa Frei.Sein.Wollen” (director: Barbara Weber; camera: Johannes Kaltenhauser) will be screened in the following Bavarian cities:
Augsburg, Bad Toelz, Erding, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Holzkirchen, Ingolstadt, Landshut, Munich (City, Neues Monopol, Kino Solln, Mathäser, Rio), Nuremberg, Oberammergau, Penzberg, Pfaffenhofen, Regensburg, Rosenheim, Seefeld-Hechendorf, Schongau and Straubing
And outside of Bavaria in:
Berlin – FAF
Düsseldorf – Kino im Savoy,
Cologne – Filmpalette
Hamburg – Abaton Kino
Special screening (!!!):
Open Air am Stoa
14.8. Edling near Wasserburg/Inn:
Concert of the band Kofelgschroa, followed by the screening of the film
Musical Film Days Oberaudorf
11 July: Open Air (director Barbara Weber will be present)
5 Lakes Festival
29 July: Starnberg (director Barbara Weber will be present)
30 July: Herrsching (director Barbara Weber will be present)
Since 2006 the ARD has been showing the RAPortagen of the Munich hip-hop group Blumentopf during Football World Cups. On behalf of the ARD-WM Studio we have pre-produced these together with director Daniel Kuhn. Click here to get a glimpse of the night shooting in the Dantestadion in Munich.
The Vorarlberg writer Robert Schneider gained worldwide success with his novel “Schlafes Bruder” (Brother of Sleep). For the format “Faszination Heimat” on Servus TV we are now producing a 50-minute documentary about Mr. Schneider and his living environment. The author is Thomas Wedmann, on the camera Olaf Bitterhoff.
On 12 June at 17h00 and on 13 June at 15h00 the Bayerische Rundfunk will show our documentary “Jenseits der Ferne – Die stille Reise des August Frommer” (Beyond the Distance – The Silent Journey of August Frommer). Idea, camera, editing, directing: Johannes Kaltenhauser and Florian Vogel.
Click here for the trailer of “Kofelgschroa Frei. Sein.Wollen”
There is another opportunity to see the documentary “Kofelgschroa” at the Dokfest in Munich: On Wednesday, 14 May, the film will be on at 22h00 in the “Atelier” in the category “Best.Doks”
On Tuesday, 13 May 2014, at 21h30 the Südkino production “Kofelgschroa Frei. Sein.Wollen” (directed by Barbara Weber; camera Johannes Kaltenhauser) will premiere at the Munich Documentary Film Festival 2014 in the “Arri” cinema. We are happy about every visitor! Shortly before, on Friday May 05, the HFF Munich will show the film at 21h30 at their cinema open air.
“... One of the highlights at this year’s Documentary Film Festival” (BR kinokino)
The lip dub video for the Flughafen München GmbH produced by Südkino won in the category “Corporate Video/ Image film” at the “Internationale Wirtschaftsfilmtage” (International Business Film Festival) 2014. Furthermore, we are very pleased about the award “Intermedia Globe in Gold” at the World Media Festival 2014 in the category “Internal Communications/ motivation”.
The film „Unsichtbares Land – auf den Spuren von Alois Irlmaier” (Invisible Land – on the Trail of Alois Irlmaier) produced by us will be on in the Bayerische Rundfunk on 20 March 2014 at 17h00. Johannes Kaltenhauser embarks on a search for clues, and with the help of contemporary witnesses reconstructs the life of a simple man: Alois Irlmaier. Irlmaier seemingly could predict events and this earned him a reputation as a clairvoyant. The trained well-builder never could stand the hype around his person caused by this reputation – and his talent was a great mystery to himself...
For the film “Der seltsame Herr Gurlitt“ (The Odd Mr. Gurlitt) (on 19 March 2014 at 21h50 on ARTE) Südkino took over much of the filming and the complete postproduction. The client was BROADVIEW from Cologne.
As of now we are looking for an intern in the field of editing.
Scope of activities: Project preparation & editing assistance.
Perspective: Independent realization of editing jobs.
From Monday 25 to Friday 29 November the documentary series “Wir trauen uns anders!” (We dare different!) will be on in the Bayerische Rundfunk daily at 5 pm. Our author Julia Bauer follows five Bavarian-international couples on their special way to marital happiness.
The lip dub video produced for the Flughafen München GmbH by Südkino is nominated for the European Excellence Award in the category “Corporate Film and Video”.
We are pleased to introduce our new label “Music Division” to you. Please enter here.
On behalf of the Munich Airport we have just produced a lip dub image video with about 200 performers in front of the camera. The video was directed by Matthias Edlinger, with assistance by Bernadette Huber and Frank Meyer on the camera.
You can watch the final video here
For the “Life-Nature Programme” of the EU we filmed a documentary about the last extensively used coppice area in Germany. Director: Gerhard Hross in close cooperation with the town Iphofen.
At the moment Matthias Edlinger is directing a music video for the band “Lary” from Berlin. Production is again on behalf of the BR program “Startrampe”.
On Sunday, May 05, the ZDF will show the film “Die Affenfänger von Cat Ba” (The Monkey Catchers from Cat Ba) at 14h45. It is about an exciting rescue operation for the last golden-headed langurs on Cat Ba Island off the coast of Vietnam. Cameraman Johannes Straub was on site together with author Hannes Schuler on behalf of Blackbird Film.
For the series “Faszination Heimat” of Servus TV we are currently producing an episode with the working title “Skitour einmal anders” (Ski Tour in a Different Way). Three ski tourers embark on a journey on skis for 5 days – destination unknown...
Our production “Lilli: Mein Opa hat Alzheimer” (Lilli: My Grandpa has Alzheimer’s) was awarded the 2013 EMIL of the the Burda publishing house for good children’s television. For six months author Barbara Weber has observed in her family how her three daughters, especially the oldest one Lilli, deal with the suffering and the death of their grandfather. According to the EMIL jury, the film describes in a very loving way, the “humane message: a human being still belongs to us, even if he or she is demented, and children are often able to do more than you think they’re capable of.”
On 07 April the Galileo special “Anschluss gesucht – Mit dem Linienbus durch Deutschland (Looking for a Connection – Through Germany by Public Bus) will be shown on ProSieben at 19h05. The two hosts Elena Bruhn and Haro Füllgrabe embark on a bizarre race by public bus. Author Thomas Furch has realized the story with the cameramen Olaf Bitterhoff and Frank Meyer. The respective second camera was operated by Tom Leitl and Florian Schuster.
In addition to our RED One camera we recently equipped ourselves with a RED Epic camera with complete accessories. Among other things, the camera films in high speed up to 400 B/s.
We are currently producing two music videos for the bands THE DOPE and CLAIRE. They are directed by David da Cruz and Matthias Edlinger.
The music video “Neulich in der City” for the band Blumentopf (director: Bernadette Huber; camera: Frank Meyer; production: Benny Zecher) is nominated for the ECHO 2013 in the category “Best Music Video National”.
For the youth series STARK! in the ZDF Südkino produced the film “Lilli: Mein Opa hat Alzheimer” (Lilli: My Grandpa has Alzheimer’s). For half a year author Barbara Weber has observed in her family how her three children, especially the oldest one Lilli, deal with the suffering and the death of their terminally ill grandfather.
On behalf of the BR we have just completed the 5-part documentary series “Bayern über 80” (Bavarians over 80). We portray special people at an advanced age, all of which have set themselves high goals. Broadcast date is Monday 26 to Friday 30 November each day at 17h00.
On Saturday 29 December 2012 at 17h00 the Bayerische Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting, BR) will show the documentary “Die Turmknechte von Mittertal” (The Tower Servants of Mittertal) that we produced. In the small village Mittertal in the Antholz Valley in South Tyrol church bells still are rung by hand. If the big bells are to ring on holidays, it needs ten strong men to do this. The sense of community of the tower servants has for centuries also been shaping the communal life outside of the church tower in the mountain village.