Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH, Rise and Shine
Schlesische Strasse 29/30
Rise and Shine World Sales markets and sells outstanding documentary films to broadcasters and local distributors around the world. Founded in 2007, the company’s Managing Director Stefan Kloos and his team Diana Karklin and Anja Dziersk take a selection of 12-16 new films per year plus a growing exquisite catalogue to the major markets and directly to broadcasters and other distribution channels. Strong storylines and style, universal topics, personal perspectives. Youth and pop culture. Current affairs, human rights issues, popular science, ecology, geopolitics. We do everything to see each film “rise and shine”.
What are the ways the company gets involved? / Distributor, Executive Producer, Co-Producer, Sales Agent…. Will it be the same also the next year? Please explain if there are any changes planned:
World sales, getting involved as sales agents taking the films to all international markets and platforms. We sometimes get involved in theatrical and DVD releases, but rarely as Executive Producers and/or co-producers, this would be handled by our sister company Kloos & Co. Medien.
Documentary genre(s) preferred:
We rather think of good films than subjects. But we have a preference for geopolitics, social and human interest issues, ecology, music and arts.
Average number of titles annually acquired:
Three recent titles from international companies. Please specify the countries or territories:
Ameer Got His Gun (Black Sheep, Israel), The Other Chelsea (Kloos & Co. Medien, Germany), Life In Stills (Heymann Brothers, Israel), Punk In Africa (Czech Republic/South Africa).
Cash advance / Guarantees:
Other platforms / VOD, mobile, podcasting, etc.:
Preference regarding the length and format (single/series):
We like feature-length films and are quite successful to take them to market. But, we strongly recommend and request producers to come up with a 52min. edit, thus increasing sales estimations.
What do you expect of the East Doc Platform?:
The best of Eastern European talents, learning about early-stage projects, following up on those that are in progress and signing the best of those well further advanced.