Austria's Terra Mater Launches Movie Label

9:30 AM PST 04/09/2014 by Stuart Kemp
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The company behind Jean Reno-starrer "The Way of The Eagle" unveils CineMater, a wholly owned division of Red Bull Media House.

Vienna-based Terra Mater Factual Studios, the company behind Gerardo OlivaresThe Way of the Eagle, a movie that combines scripted narrative with wildlife footage and stars Jean Reno, has set up a movie production banner, CineMater.

The high-end TV documentary producer, a wholly owned division of Red Bull Media House, aims to create "content for international cinema audiences across a diverse range of genres, but all of its storytelling will be rooted in fact."

The first project out of the blocks through the division will be quantum theory thriller DXM and the previously announced The Way of the Eagle.

DXM is billed as a high-octane contemporary thriller that explores the real-world possibilities of quantum mechanics. It follows a group of young bio-engineers who realize 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 member of their group is revealed, dark forces emerge that threaten to subvert this technology into a means of mass control.

It is casting with the aim of starring "fresh talent," the company said.

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, "with no fear of provoking controversy."

Walter Koehler, CEO CineMater and Terra Mater Factual Studios said: "We’re thrilled to see CineMater evolve out of our documentary success. 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."

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