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Producer Profile: Little Shark Entertainment (Germany)

Little Shark Entertainment
April 1, 2007

Little Shark Entertainment

Cologne

www.littleshark.de

Formed in 1998, Little Shark Entertainment is a prodco that makes both fiction and non-fiction films and television. Perhaps more importantly, they also made the most of nearly two years of exclusive access to the German national football team to make a film about the recent World Cup called Deutschland ein Sommermärchen (roughly, Germany: A Summer Fairy Tale). A coproduction with WDR, the film was produced by Tom Spiess and directed and shot by Sönke Wortmann. The film runs from training camp to Germany’s defeat in the semi-final, to the joyous haze that engulfed the country as host of the biggest sporting event in the world.

This one struck a significant chord with readers, football fan or not: ‘Being absolutely no fan of sports on TV, this film opened a new world and vividly captured the outstanding pressure, emotions and joy that we experienced here for the World Cup.’

Recent titles: Deutschland ein Sommermärchen

Employees: 4

Hours this year: TBD

Upcoming includes: TBD

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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