The Studio Kalliope GmbH was founded in October 2015. The managing director is Maria Kling. The studio produces television shows, short films and documentaries for the cinema.
In spring 2016 the studio produced the first season of a tv-show called "Bühne 36" (engl. "Stage 36") for the local tv-station rbb.
The first documentary feature "Por los Camiones del Sur" by Sven Kirschlager and Sirio Magnabosco celebrated its premiere at the Montreal Film Festival in August 2017. It tells the stories of six musicians trying to get along and feed their families by playing in intercity busses in southern Mexico.
The studio produced various short films called „Pacific Voice in Unisono - Turning back the tide“ commissioned by GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation) for the United Nations Climate Change conference held on 6-17 November 2017 in Bonn.
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.
At the moment the shooting of "Finding Europe" is taking place. For the documentary film, the filmmakers, on behalf of the Goethe Institute, set out to find the „house of Europe“ where everyone would like to live in.
POR LOS CAMIONES DEL SUR; PHOTO: SIRIO MAGNABOSCO
Foto: Sven Hagolani
KIRIBATI: Photographs by Kadir Van Lohuizen