THEATRICAL

THE DRIVEN ONES

IN PRODUCTION

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A generation portrait in which we follow the lives of five international economy students from their studies at the University of St. Gallen over the course of five years: during their academic education, in their private lives and the first years of their professional careers.

​Documentary, 2017-2022
Script/Director: Piet Baumgartner
Producer: Sarah Born

World Sales: Deckert Distribution

Distribution: Filmcoopi

FALLING DOWN

IN DEVELOPMENT

Adam and Helena spend their traditional summer holidays together with friends in southern Italy by the sea. When their son Finn collapses on his way home from the beach it is a shock for everyone involved. Although the boy is well again the next day the incident lingers and triggers an existential crisis for the parents. Old role patterns come to light and Helena and Adam are forced to make a decision: Do they deepen their bond by being radically honest with each other or is their marriage at an end? 

Fiction

Script: Samuel Perriard & Markus Ziegler

Director: Samuel Perriard

Producer: Sarah Born, Catpics AG

Co-Producer: Luis Singer, StickUp Films

MIRROR WORLDS

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Fiction
Script: Christa Capaul
Idea & Research: Tanja Meding
Producer: Sarah Born

IN DEVELOPMENT

Zurich, 1853, Emilie Spyri, the niece of famous author Johanna Spyri, is born into one of the most exciting time in Swiss society.

Strong willed and extremely gifted, Emilie is the apple of her father's eye, but has a very different idea of life than society accepts her to have. She not only marries the freethinker Walter Kempin against her fathers will but also enrolls at the law school at the University of Zurich. A decision with far reaching consequences as her father withholds her dowry.

In spite of having three children, she soon earns her doctorate as the first Swiss and European female lawyer ever! Thus she has already exceeded too many limits from a male perspective. Her will to change society, especially the status of women, must be broken.

THE NAUGHTY GIRLS BOOK CLUB

IN FINANCING

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Estelle sets up a book group in order to increase custom to her struggling small town cafe; what follows is more scandalous than she could have ever imagined…As the first book club meeting flounders, Estelle suggests a spot of erotica to spice up the members lives – with trepidation the decision is accepted. Inspired by their sizzling reads, this group of shy suburban readers shake off their inhibitions and discover a new side to themselves with some tantalising results.

Fiction
Script: Xavier Koller, Judith Bonesky Sophie Hart & Martin Walz

Producer: Sarah Born


Based on a novel by Sophie Hart

(Harper Collins)

@DADS

IN DEVELOPMENT

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Documentary

Script: Martina Stul

Director: Valerie Blankenbyl

Producer: Sarah Born, Catpics Ltd and Esther van Messel, First Hand Films Ltd.

For once in the educational discourse the spotlight is swung away from the mothers and directed exclusively at the fathers. What does the father of our time look like? Is it the influencer daddy on YouTube with millions of clicks? Perhaps today's father is no longer heterosexual with a wife and child in a single-family home, but lives in a patchwork family or even alone? It is clear that more and more men want to take an active part in bringing up their children and do not just see themselves as the breadwinners of the family. There is no generally valid answer to the question of what constitutes the modern father of today, but there is a great variety of life plans.

SCHRÄNZE

IN DEVELOPMENT

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Fiction

Script: Pascal Reinmann

Producer: Sarah Born, Catpics Ltd

Nico Stettler runs a car repair business and is an active member of a local carnival brass band. He grew up in the community and over time, he has adapted himself to the norms of the Swiss midlands – a life hidden behind a mask.

However, Nico’s steady life gets disrupted through the return of his childhood friend Max. When Nico’s apprentice claims that Max sexually harassed him, Nico’s mask begins to slip. At the same time, the arrival of carnival transforms the Swiss midlands into a four-day long state of ecstasy. Before long, Nico’s need for belonging and his yearning for social status reveal moral abysses, since he tries everything to be part of the community again.

TV

SCHOOL OF CHAMPIONS

IN FINANCING

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SCHOOL OF CHAMPIONS is a coming-of-age-action-drama series about a group of young athletes and their mentors, all struggling to succeed in a highly competitive total institution: an elite boarding school for future world ski-champions.

Fiction / 8 x 45', 

COMING OF AGE ACTION DRAMA SERIES
Script: Clemens Aufderklamm
Producer: Sarah Born

In Co-Production with Superfilm Austria, John Lüftner

FIO LINA AND THE MAESTRO

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IN DEVELOPMENT

The three episodes of Fio Lina and the Maestro tell of the adventures of the music witch Fio Lina with the maestro of an instrument orchestra in the world of classical music in a humorous, warm-hearted way.

Animation / 3 x 25' 
Script: Matthias Keilich
Producer: Sarah Born

Based on the THE WITCH AND THE MAESTRO, A Musical Fairy Tale by Howard Griffiths.

SHORT

THE LAST ASCENT

IN DEVELOPMENT

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Alberto and Susana, married for 60 years, have lived their daily lives in Tepoztlán the same way for decades. Hand in hand they cope with the hard work in the fields and in the house. Their relationship now has noticeable scars. There seems to be no trace of love any more. One last project unites the two: on their anniversary they want to climb "their" mountain once again.

Short-Anima-Documentary
Script/Director: Remo Scherrer
Producer: Sarah Born

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