First projects under CineMater label include thriller DXM from Gallowwalkers director Andrew Goth and previously announced The Way of the Eagle, starring Jean Reno.
Terra Mater Factual Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of Red Bull Media House that produces high-end TV documentaries, has announced the creation of a dedicated film production label, CineMater.
A statement from the company said that the Austria-based outfit will create content for international cinema audiences across a diverse range of genres - “but all of its storytelling will be rooted in fact”.
Its first projects will be thriller DXM and the previously announced The Way of the Eagle, starring Jean Reno.
CineMater’s product will be divided under three brands: Terra Magna, Wild Drama and Real Fear.
Terra Magna will produce documentaries for the big screen; Wild Drama focuses on movies where nature takes a key role; and Real Fear will concentrate on films inspired by real events.
Walter Koehler, CEO CineMater and Terra Mater Factual Studios said: “We have a number of exciting titles in the works and are confident that within our three brands… we are creating films that will appeal to a large demographic worldwide.”
DXM is a thriller that explores the possibilities of quantum mechanics. The film, currently in pre-production, follows a group of young bio-engineers who realise that quantum theory can be used to transfer motor-skills from one brain to another. They freely spread this technology believing it to be a first step towards intellectual equality. However, as the mysterious past of one of their group is revealed, dark forces emerge that threaten to subvert this technology into a means of mass control.
Joanne Reay, co-writer and producer, described the project as “a fast, contemporary and energetic film which explores the endless potential of the quantum world and will take the audience on a gripping journey into new worlds and dimensions.”
The Way of the Eagle, announced by Terra Mater Factual Studios at this year’s Berlinale, is now also in production under CineMater. Described as an “exploration of human and animal relationships”, it will be directed by Gerardo Olivares and stars Jean Reno.