Basiliscus Film is a Berlin based film production. As a full-service company, we develop and produce industrial and corporate films, web videos and TV reports.
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Who does not dream of it? A house that will be built in a few weeks, sustainable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly? The German-Australian architect Julia Thomas designed such a house. She calls it FabHaus, the fabulous house. For a long time she has been busy with the design plans, because she wanted her product to be a passive house that matches all the characteristics of green architecture. In Australia, it is currently too expensive to commission such a modular building. Moreover, the Australian craftsmen and engineers are far from having the expertise that distinguishes European home builders, Julia Thomas tells us during our film shooting. Through research and good contacts, the architect discovered a production facility in Poland that theoretically suits her expectations.
But of course she wanted to experience it practically and travelled to Poland to visit the company. She invited us to accompany her on her first visit in order to document the development process of a FabHaus cinematically. Two days we spent in Kwilcz, filmed the negotiation talks between architect and manufacturer and could win a good impression. In any case, Julia Thomas is enthusiastic and soon it is clear that she wants to have her product made here. The idea: The complete house is fabricated in Europe and shipped to Australia. Within about two days then it is assembled by Our FabBuilder, ready for the clients to move in. From order to completion,Julia Thomas allows six months as a general guide. We are impressed too. Now we just want to see how the first modular building of Julia Thomas is set up in Australia. We are planning this trip for 2020 and are already looking forward to seeing how Our FabHaus will continue.
125 years ago Geman aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal accomplished his first gliding flights. Close to Lilienthal’s birth place, a couple is now following in his footsteps by building ultralight planes.
The Berlin based Designer Daniel Kroh creates from used of work clothes new ones. He saves the material from incineration, gives the fabric a novel meaning and develops out of the marks of hard work fashion details. In this way Daniel Kroh tailors suits, coats and jackets for men. Actually he also designs some interesting pieces for women. What they all have in common: they tell stories before they end up in a store, waiting to find a new owner.
Second Price of the Global Skin film competition!
Mechanical engineer Jochen Räke loves music. He lives and works for it. He's been making high-end record players for 40 years. They're considered to be among the best in the world, because they're technical masterpieces.The hand-made collectors'items from Bergisch Gladbach can cost well over 100,000 euros.
German playgrounds are in international demand. They're well-made but innovative. The Berliner Seilfabrik company manufactures climbing frames and play equipment. Ulrich Paulig in Berlin is also specialized in wooden playground equipment. The company's products are developed by teams of designers, sports scientists and joiners.
TV film Handmade in Germany is a project where famous manufacturers join forces with top designers for an amazing exhibition in the German capital.
The Leuchtturm Verlag stationery publishers in Geesthacht is swimming against the stream: It specializes in paper notebooks - in the digital era - and continues to invest in its machinery. The company is a word leader in stamp albums. In 2006 it began producing exclusive notebooks and is now expanding this part of its business.
Sandra Neuwirth is young and successful. The 38-year-old is a management engineer at the Daimler factory in Berlin. Made in Germany takes a look at her daily routine, and finds out how she combines business acumen with respect and commitment. Sandra Neuwirth is quite an exception in her male-dominated field. Of the 690,000 engineers registered in Germany in 2010, only 85,000 were women.
Catharina Cramer assumed a challenging inheritance. In 2006 she became a managing partner of the Warsteiner brewery, which is owned by her family, at the side of her father Albert Cramer. She is soon to take the helm on her own. MADE IN GERMANY accompanies the 33-year-old at work, and discovers how she implements her objectives in the male domain that is the beer industry.