8 DAYS IN AUGUST
Two happy families, a quiet beach and a house in the hills above the Adriatic Sea. It could be so perfect. But when teenager Finn has a breakdown it brings turmoil not only to the friendship between the families but also to the relationship between his parents Helena and Adam. Eight days in August that change everything.
Script: Samuel Perriard & Markus Ziegler
Director: Samuel Perriard
Cast: Julia Jentsch, Florian Lukas, Sami Loris & Sarah Hostettler
In co-production with Helios Sustainable Films, Italy (Martin Rattini), SRG/SRF
Distribution Switzerland: Cineworx
World Sales: Film Republic
World Premiere: Internationale Hofer Filmtage
THE DRIVEN ONES
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.
Script/Director: Piet Baumgartner
Distribution Switzerland: Filmcoopi
World Sales: Autlook
In co-production with SRF/SRG (Switzerland) & Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk & Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Germany)
Selected for IDFA Forum 2020
World Premiere: Zurich Film Festival
International Premiere: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
CH Release: 2 November 2023
THE UNIVERSAL THEORY
1962. A physics congress in Switzerland. An Iranian guest. A mysterious pianist. A bizarre cloud formation in the sky and a booming secret under the mountain. The theory of everything. A quantum mechanical thriller in black and white.
Script: Roderick Warich, Timm Kröger
Director: Timm Kröger
In co-production with Ma.ja.de, The Barricades, Panama Film, ZDF/arte, SRF/SRG
Distribution Switzerland: Filmcoopi
World sales: Charades
CH Release: 2. February 2024
SCHOOL OF CHAMPIONS
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 Series 8 x 45'
Nach einer Idee von Clemens Aufderklamm
Script: Samuel Schultschik, Clemens Aufderklamm
In co-production with Superfilm Austria ORF, SRF/SRG & BR
World Sales: ZDF Entrerprises
Release: January 2024
LEGAL GUILT – THE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
In legal circles, female defence lawyers are considered «the savages» as their clients are often «troublemakers». In the public perception, they represent the «guilty».LEGAL GUILT offers a rare glimpse into the closed world of criminal justice, questions the unequal power relations in criminal law and tells of the human side of the work of four female defence lawyers in a male-dominated world.
Documentary Series 4 x 50'
Script: Dario Schoch, Philippe Grob, Felix Hergert, Lisa Gerig
Co-Director: Lisa Gerig, Felix Hergert
DO YOU TRUST ALBERT BACHMANN?
Enter the Swiss Cold War, a world of spies, double agents and secret armies, to uncover the truth about Colonel Bachmann.
Script/Director: Daire Collins
Carin is the voice of Generation Z. Her offensive and truthful lyrics make her extremely popular - both inside and outside the rap community. Even her father Andi has noticed from his self-imposed exile in Costa Rica. He now wants a slice of Carin’s cake - a "teeny tiny" reduction in debt would suit him just fine.... and after all, he taught her everything. But from Carin’s point of view, Andi and the whole baby boomer generation have completely failed. She doesn’t want to know anything about him until he turns up in Switzerland.
Co-Director: Martin Skalsky, Wero Rodowicz
Script: Christa Capaul
Idea & Research: Tanja Meding
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 family stability of Esme, a Salvadorian teenager, is shattered when her father suddenly dies and her mother is thrown into prison. Esme decides to put on her father's costume, to bet everything on her great ability to endure pain and to take part in a Lucha Libre competition. She hopes to win the prize money to be able to bail out her mother.
Script: Klaudia Reynicke & Diego Vega
Director: Klaudia Reynicke
In co-production with Cinédokké Sagl (Michela Pini)
FIO LINA AND THE MAESTRO
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.
Script: Matthias Keilich
Character Design: Lena von Döhren
Background Design: Oswald Iten
Based on the THE WITCH AND THE MAESTRO, A Musical Fairy Tale by Howard Griffiths.
In co-production with SRF/SRG
When his father dies, Driton moves into the "Arche" residential group, a place for young people who come from difficult backgrounds. Like Jerry and Nina, Driton's new roommates. But does where you come from determine where you go? The three outsiders fight for a new beginning and become friends.
Fiction Series 8 x 25'
Script: Gesa Scheibner, Marc Vogel