Studio Kalliope GmbH was founded in October 2015 by Maria Kling and Marc-Uwe Kling. Maria Kling was the managing director until May 2023. After a takeover transfer in May 2023, the company is now owned by the former employees of Studio Dr. Viviana Uriona and Mark Uriona. Studio Kalliope produces and distributes documentaries for the cinema, short documentaries for the Internet and offers workshop-based film work for further training.
- In spring 2016, Studio Kalliope produced the first season of “Bühne 36” for rbb television.
- In August 2017, "Por los Camiones del Sur" by Sven Kirschlager and Sirio Magnabosco premiered at the WORLD FILM FESTIVAL MONTREAL. The film tells the stories of six musicians who support themselves and their families by playing their music on intercity buses in southern Mexico.
- On behalf of GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation), the studio produced various short films entitled "Pacific Voice in Unisono - Turning back the tide" for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which took place in Bonn from November 6th to 17th, 2017 .
- From 2018 to 2020, the participatory long-term film project “One Word” was created on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office. The documentary deals with the effects of climate change on the Republic of the Marshall Islands and won, among other things, “Best Film” at the LIDF in London.
- We are currently (2023) finishing the editing work on our extensive project “Finding Europe”. For this documentary, our filmmakers were commissioned by the Goethe Institute to search for the “House of Europe” in which everyone would like to live. To do this, we initiated a total of 80 conversations among “ordinary” people in their national language in fifteen EU member states and in Serbia, which we then systematized into subclips with the participation of the protagonists, evaluated in a database and brought into a uniform dramaturgy. We are working on the fine-tuning of this very extensive project.
POR LOS CAMIONES DEL SUR; PHOTO: SIRIO MAGNABOSCO
Foto: Sven Hagolani
KIRIBATI: Photographs by Kadir Van Lohuizen