Russia from above will be released in German cinemas from February 27th, in Cinemascope and 5.1 Surround Sound, and also in 4K format on selected screens. The film has been completely redesigned for the cinema. The narrator of the 120-minute film is Benjamin Völz, known as the German dubbing voice of stars like Keanu Reeves. The film is distributed by FILMWELT and is also shown in German cinemas in the English dubbed version (with John Malkovich) and in Russian. The 5-part television series of the same name achieved record ratings and delighted a total of 30 million viewers on ZDF and ARTE.
For true fans of Russia from Above there is now out the abundantly illustrated official book on the film, issued by Germany’s second oldest publishing house Hoffmann und Campe (hardcover, 240 pages, 275 images, 32 Euro). Bluray and DVD are available for the 5 x 45 minutes tv series with both English and German narration to select. The wonderful original score by Boris Salchow, played by the symphonic Budapest Art Orchestra, is available for download from 600 platforms worldwide, also under the English title Russia from Above and the French La Russie vue du ciel.
The Russia from Above live concert event will tour a number of major cities around the world in 2020 including the Moswow Concervatory Philharmonic Hall on the 4th April 2020. Boris Salchow’s original music score will be performed live by big symphonic orchestras, while the 4k images will be shown on giant screens. A tour of Germany is in preparation as well as a concert tour of Russia and additional performances in London, Paris and New York. More information on dates, venues and tickets soon.
The 90 minutes version of our production 'Russia From Above' was honoured with the Gold Medal Award at this year’s New York Festival © 2019.
With entries from over 50 countries, our production was in strong competition at the New York Festival © which honoures the 'World’s Best TV and Films' every year. Since our productions 'Migrating Birds - Scouts of Distant Worlds‘ and ‘Automatic Brain’ won the price in 2017 and 2012, this is already the third Gold Medal Award for colourFIELD.
A 93 minutes special version of Russia from Above premiered as the opening film of Moscow’s International Documentary Film Festival Doker 2019. The shorter edit version was narrated by Russian cult star actor Victor Sukhorukov. The sold-out premiere on 3rd April 2019 in Russia’s largest movie theatre Oktyabr was attended by an audience of 1,600. Festival director Irina Shatalova welcomed ZDF director of culture programmes, Peter Arens, along with the keynote speaker, the Ambassador of Germany to Russia, Herr Rüdiger von Fritsch, and the vice chairman of the Russian parliament Duma, Mrs Olga Epifanova.
German NatureFilm Prize 2018
For Best Visualization
Our production Our Magic Forestswas honored at the German Naturefilm Prize 2018 with a Jury prize for outstanding achievement for the best visualization.
Statement of the jury:
“Finally we can see the forest for the trees. Basic, but often hidden processes become visible and comprehensible for everyone.“
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.“
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.“
Migrating Birds - Scouts of Distant Worlds has been again awarded twice.
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 Scientific Film. Founded in 2007, Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival has established itself as a yearly event pulling audiences of 30,000 visitors thus and grown into the biggest festival of its kind in Europe.
The 90 minutes Arte-version of our production Migrating Birds - Scouts of Distant Worlds was honoured with the Gold Medal Award in the category Nature and Wildlife at the New York Festivals ©. Our production was in strong competition with entries from over 40 countries. Migrating Birds was also awarded the Silver Hugo in the category Non-Fiction at the 53rd Chicago International Television Festival. The prestigious Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards honors the finest television productions from around the world.
„Geese-Dad“ Michael Quetting from our film Migratory Birds has now published his experiences with the goslings in a book. Plötzlich Gänsevater published by Ludwig and now available in all stores is illustrated with many pictures taken from our film.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 secrets 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. Airing on TERRA X and ZDF in spring 2017.
colourFIELD teams up with Munich based event management KULTURGIPFEL for a series of new live dates - literally all over Germany. Boris Salchow‘s magic score played live to the motion picture on giant screens is a unique experience. Earlier film concerts at Munich‘s Philharmonic Hall Gasteig, Stuttgart‘s Beethovenhall, Nuremberg‘s Meistersingehalle or the gorgeous Essen Lichtburg excited the crowds.
Until 15th Januar 2017 the great exhibition German Myths since 1945 can be seen at the House of History of Germany (Contemporary History Forum Leipzig). The show includes video excerpts from colourFIELD productions. Doors open Tuesdays to Sundays, entrance is free. From Germany’s world cup triumph in 1954 to Volkswagen Beetle to German Economic Miracle.
If you happen to be in the USA you can now watch several colourFIELD programmes on live streams through a number of online services, including Hulu and Amazon prime. This is due to our partnership with Washington DC based Xive TV, a specialist for streaming high quality non-fiction content. You can find streams of the following programmes on various USA services: Beautiful Minds, The Virus Empire, Automatic Brain, Germany From Above.
Migrating Birds - Scouts Of Distant Worlds premiered on a cinema screen during the 8th Zugvogeltage of the National Park Wattenmeer. Our arte production Migrating Birds - Scouts Of Distant Worlds was shown very successfully twenty times in several cinemas in the region of the Lower Saxony Wattenmeer islands and region during the Zugvogeltage Festival from the 8th - 16th of October 2016.