AMÉLIE
As a dreamer with a special sense of justice, French star actress Audrey Tautou has not only enchanted MMC Film & TV Studios - nominated for five Academy Awards.
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THE READER
In the MMC Studios service production, acting icon Kate Winslet earned her Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role - a total of five nominations at the Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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THE PEACOCK
The MMC in-house production gathers a top-class acting ensemble in the context of a teambuilding seminar in the Scottish Highlands. At the latest when the favorite peacock of the local lord disappears without a trace, chaos breaks out...
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(INTER)NATIONAL FILM PRODUCTIONS

The MMC Movies (co-)produces and (co-)finances national and international feature films for cinema and TV. Everything that has to do with film production is one of our passions and strengths - from financing and pre-production, to shooting, post-production and handling.

 

From our vast experience and the MMC location advantages - thanks to our headquarters in Cologne, we enjoy the support of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Germany's financially strongest regional Film funding - has already benefited numerous productions.

 

In parallel with its production activities, MMC Movies also offers full service for film and series productions: Our services include, among others, the rental of studios and production offices, set as well as decoration construction and the realization of virtual sets as well as productions.

INSIDE

Nemo (Willem Dafoe) is a professional burglar and art thief, a genius in his field. But when he breaks into the luxury penthouse of a renowned collector, something unexpected happens: the apartment's security system locks all entrances and exits and subsequently breaks down. The penthouse becomes a golden cage for him, but also a place of revelation...

 

MMC co-produced and shot almost entirely at MMC Film & TV Studios - where the world's highest studio provided the opportunity to build an 800-square-meter, ten-meter-high apartment. Participant of the 73rd Berlinale.

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55 STEPS

Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter) suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and after a voluntary hospital stay the strong side effects of her prescribed medication - the request to have a say in it, Eleanor's doctors ignore. As a result, she hires lawyer Colette Hughes (Hilary Swank) and together they fight - as atypical friends - for Eleanor's right to self-determination in a seemingly hopeless trial.

 

MMC co-produced and filmed at MMC Studios. Nominated once for the German Film Award and four times at the Women Film Critics Circle Awards.

THE PHYSICIAN

England in the 11th century - Rob Cole (Tom Payne) has an extraordinary gift: as a young boy, he senses only by touch that his sick mother is about to die, and must watch helplessly as his premonition comes true. The young orphan joins a traveling bather (Stellan Skarsgård), who teaches him the basics of medieval healing. One day Rob learns about the famous polymath Ibn Sina (Sir Ben Kingsley) - and decides to train as a doctor in faraway Persia.

 

MMC service production and shot at MMC Film & TV Studios. Five nominations for the German Film Award.

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© Universal Pictures

RUSH

Two lives in the fast lane: In the early 70s, the highly divergent rivals Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) duel for the Formula 1 crown. Until the legendary 1976 race at the Nürburgring - the most dangerous of all tracks - Lauda is in 1st place in the season's standings, but on a rain-soaked track he builds a dramatic crash. With almost superhuman will Lauda fights his way back and only a few weeks later competes in another showdown with Hunt in Japan - again it rains heavily, the race is to be cancelled...

 

MMC service production that won a BAFTA and was nominated for Best Drama at the Golden Globe Awards, among others.

SOURCES OF FINANCING

Finding the right film financing model is one of the most important and time-consuming jobs in film production. That is exactly where our strength lies!

 

For the production of films, series, TV shows and other formats, MMC offers a whole range of financing options, including private equity, regional, national and European funding, gap financing and international pre-sales.

 

We also assist in casting international talents and act as the link to artist agencies such as CAA and ICM.

We offer funding sources of all kinds to design the optimal financing structure for your production:

 

German funding programs:

  • German Federal Film Fund (DFFF)
  • Film and Media Foundation NRW
  • FFA
  • German Motion Picture Fund (GMPF)

 

European funding programs:

  • Eurimages
  • MEDIA Program of the European Union

THE MMC MOVIES L.A. OFFICES

MMC Movies has maintained an office in Los Angeles since summer 2021. The new location is centrally located in the "Hollywood Media District", only a few minutes' walk from the offices of Netflix and Viacom CBS as well as Paramount, Sunset & Red Studios.

 

Patrick Heinemeyer is the contact person for the L.A. office.

VIRTUAL PRODUCTION SPACE

Together with our cooperation partners LAVAlabs Moving Images and ETC Entertainment Technology Concepts we have developed a Virtual Production Space in our MMC Studios.

 

With Virtual Production, the digital setting is superimposed directly on the set via a high-resolution LED wall, which is fed in real time with highly complex 3D rendering technology. The advantages of this innovative technology are manifold: The Virtual Production Space makes the production completely independent of time-consuming travel activities, weather conditions or filming permits and the actors act in an authentic atmosphere instead of in front of the green screen.

FILMOGRAPHY

Internationally acclaimed projects with Hollywood stars such as Ben Kingsley, Hilary Swank, Helena Bonham Carter and Kate Winslet, who earned an Academy Award (Oscar) in The Reader at the MMC Studios.

 

Among the best-known films are Rush, A Dangerous Method Only Lovers Left Alive, Stowaway, The Fabulous World of Amelie, The Reader, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Medicus and 7500.

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