Michael Geidel

MiriquidiFilm

Researcher, Producer

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Short CV

Michael is an award-winning film and interactive producer, graduated Media Economist and Technologist. Since 1999 he worked in the media industry in Germany, Canada, the US and Belgium. At Kinowelt (now StudioCanal Germany) he worked long-term on Arthouse and Hollywood films and supervised the international Terminator 2-Skynet-Edition Blu-ray creation in Los Angeles with the world´s first advanced interactive games which received an IDMA Excellence Award in 2009 for Advanced Interactivity. As researcher and crossmedia concepter at Babelsberg film university he created new media formats, at MIZ Media Innovation Center Babelsberg he lead a research project on Interactive Television. Michael contributed to a variety of multi-platform and interactive projects, e.g. a webdoc for Arte/SRF, an iPad pre-school game, consulted on Ubisoft’s no. 1 hit game ANNO 2070 and worked on the award-winning Everyday Rebellion as App-Concepter. His multi-awarded transmedia project "Call her Lotte!" premiered in Los Angeles and was invited by the Festival de Cannes this year into the "Future of Cinema" section. He is alumni of the Multi Platform Business School and The Pixel Lab, his tutors include Lance Weiler, Michel Reilhac, Peter de Maegd, Matt Costello, Nuno Bernardo, Mark Atkin, Timo Vuorensola among others. Michael contributed to a book sprint of DIY Days Ghent by Lance Weiler writing about transmedia Finance, is Berlin film festival Talent Campus expert, member of different film festival juries and lectures at universities in Germany and abroad.

MiriquidiFilm

MiriquidiFilm is an award-winning production company that produces documentaries, docu-
fiction and fiction for the national and international market for Theatrical and TV and offers
a new approach to Multi-Platform Storytelling and User Engagement with its expertise Cross-
Media, Transmedia and Stereoscopic 3D. Since its founding in 2001 MiriquidiFilm built up a
strong track record for innovation in storytelling.

The partners of the company have a combined 25+ years of professional experience in the production and
distribution of films in cinema and the whole value chain and have been involved in projects
from Arthouse to Hollywood Mainstream. Its films have been shown at renown festivals like
the Festival de Cannes and markets around the world and won several prices including Best
Director, Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Film. MiriquidiFilm is being represented in
Germany in the cities of Munich, Leipzig and Potsdam.

We combine our long-time experience in the film and TV business with our IT and Gaming
Know-how to develop our projects along the new ways of storytelling in the web 2.0 era –
we create intimate stories, interactive collaborative and self-exploring situations by adding
web-documentaries and game-approaches to the classic linear film.  

And we do it for and with the audience – we want our stories to be moving and engaging. So
we have a close look to the way and where the audience prefers our story to be received.  
We continue to extend our knowledge and network at workshops like Insight Out Digital
Production in Film & TV, Closing the Gap: Investment for 360° content, WebDox Conference,
iDrops DocJam, EuroDoc, EAVE, DIY Days, European Coproductions, MBS Multi Platform
Business School 2012, TEDx Future 3.0 Berlin, Greenpeace Games Summit, The Pixel
Conference 2012/2013 and The Pixel Lab 2013, Cross Video Days Paris 2014, Entertainment
Master Class and others.

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