Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH
Wambachergasse 2
1130 Vienna
Austria

T +43 1 870030 / F +43 1 87003 27609 / E office@terramater.at

Founded January 1st, 2011, Terra Mater Factual Studios is the new home of the internationally acclaimed former production team of UNIVERSUM, ORF’s Natural History Unit, and is based in Vienna.

The company is a subsidiary company of Red Bull and specialises in factual production and distribution for cinema, TV and multimedia platforms.

Walter Köhler CEO comments, “We will invest a lot of our energy in strengthening the output in our core genres – wildlife, science and history, but will move on to create top-end productions for the big screen and develop new and innovative factual formats for every media platform. Together with our worldwide partners we want to make Terra Mater Factual Studios a brand which is recognised throughout the world for its unmatched quality: for visual excellence and storytelling of the highest level.”

Terra Mater Factual Studios’ (TMFS) commitment to the highest production values results in premium factual programming for TV and theatrical release. Our core genres are wildlife and nature, science and history presented in blue-chip primetime series and specials. We also bring together a wide array of genres and styles to create exciting new factual and entertainment formats. And in our large cinematic projects the borders between fiction and fact become seamless and sometimes dissolve at all resulting in a different take on feature film production. TMFS collaborates with the best producers, cameramen and directors worldwide and uses the latest cutting-edge equipment to realise its cinematic dreams.

There are three key ingredients which make TMFS productions a unique viewing experience:

  • Visual Excellence: Images are more powerful than words in conveying powerful emotions and surprising insights. Fascinating camera shots and unconventional editing set us apart.
  • Innovative Technology: TMFS embraces state-of-the art recording technologies, from super-slow motion to super-time-lapse, to reveal nano-second events and processes so slow their evolution is invisible to the naked eye. Images generated by electron microscopes and computer animation give insight into the microcosm. Special cameras turn night into day. Endoscopes and medical scanners provide an inside view of living organisms. And HDTV is enhanced by a new dimension – 4K at its best.
  • Amazing Storytelling: TMFS uses the dramatic narration dynamics of the feature film to represent reality while upholding the principles of factuality. TERRA MATER presents people who understand our world and tells us stories written by real life.

Management Team

Dinah Czezik-Müller

Head of Business Affairs

 

Walter Köhler

CEO

 

Sabine Holzer

Head of TV

 

News

What’s been going on with TMFS productions and festivals this year?

All in all, we’ve received over 100 nominations (107, to be precise) for 26 of our productions this year, from festivals in 17 countries on three continents in total.

Festivals in 11 countries on three continents of the world have honoured 20 of our productions with 56 awards and certificates in total. That’s more than one prize every week of the year! [...]

Oscar Chance for Terra Mater Film Studios

‘The Ivory Game’, Vienna-based Terra Mater Film Studios’ investigative documentary feature about global, illegal ivory trade, has made it on the shortlist for the 2017 Academy Award nominations. [...]