Ensemble Film GmbH is based in Zurich and combines creative competence in all artistic and practical aspects of film production: storytelling, shooting, post-production and sales/distribution constitute a perfect ensemble. A writer, dramaturge and documentary filmmaker Eva Vitija, a producer Franziska Sonder and a filmmaker and sound designer Maurizius Staerkle Drux create documentary and fictional auteur films with their own signature – not only professionally produced but also powerfully narrated, hitting the right tone to appeal to a national and international audience. Emphasis is placed here on documentary films with a high-value narration. We are convinced that in this fast-moving era a cinema film which goes beyond the required journalistic approach, which can provide deep insights into a subject while telling a powerful story appropriate to the medium of film, has the ability to move audiences substantially.


Projects

LOVING HIGHSMITH by Eva Vitija
Feature documentary in production
Production: Franziska Sonder, Maurizius Staerkle Drux
supported by Zürcher Filmstiftung, Bundesamt für Kultur, SSA, MEDIA Desk Suisse, ZDF/Arte, Eurodoc, Filmstiftung NRW

THE GAME by Roman Hodel
Short documentary in production
Production: Franziska Sonder
supported by Albert Köchlin Stiftung, Bundesamt für Kultur, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Innerschweizer Filmfachgruppe, FUKA-Fonds

BRAVE NEW SWITZERLAND by Benny Jaberg und Maurizius Staerkle Drux
Feature documentary in financing
Production: Franziska Sonder
Winner of the 1st round Documentary competition by Migros Kulturprozent 2018
supported by Zürcher Filmstiftung

ARCTIC LINK by Ian Purnell
Feature documentary in development
Production: Franziska Sonder
supported by Zürcher Filmstiftung, Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS/BL

BASED ON A TRUE STORY by Lisa Gerig
Feature documentary in development
Production: Eva Vitija, Maurizius Staerkle Drux
supported by Zürcher Filmstiftung, Bundesamt für Kultur

CAVES by Carlos Isabel Garcia
360° documentary experience
Production: Franziska Sonder
Supported by Swiss National Broadcaster SRF, Innerschweizer Filmfachgruppe (LU/NW), Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Casimir Eigensatz Stiftung

C.O.D.A written by Maurizius Staerkle Drux & Lenz Baumann
Feature fiction in development
Winner of the Zurich Film Festival Treatment Award 2018

THE POWER OF SILENCE by Maurizius Staerkle Drux
Feature documentary in production
Production development: Ensemble Film GmbH
Producers: Aline Schmid Beauvoir films Genf / Carl-Ludwig Rettinger Lichtblickfilm Köln,
in cooperation with SRF / RTS / ZDF / ARTE


Contact

Ensemble Film GmbH
Gasometerstrasse 9
8005 Zürich
Switzerland
info[a]ensemblefilm.ch