Feature & TV Production
FERRY TALES®, founded in 2007, produces primarily short-films as well as film projects covering a variety of social themes. In 2008 the project “Positive Prognosis”, a short film dealing with the issue of child abuse, was presented the award for Best Foreign Film at the prestidious Los Angeles Short Film Festival as best foreign contribution. This award also led to an Oscar nomination.
GERHARD SCHMIDT-FERRY, Managing Director and Executive Producer, began his career in 1977 as a film technician in a Hamburg film lab. He quickly developed camera skills which helped him land the job of Dop at the animation stand in the special effects department. Next he became Production Coordinator and Producer at Markenfilm, before he moved on to ad agencies J.Walter Thompson and FCB where he managed the TV department. Then he joined Production International and Cebra Film as Managing Director. In 1993 he founded his own company Ferry Film, named after his family’s Ferry Theatre in Hamburg, which was completely destroyed during the second world war.
“Each production receives my personal attention. My clients can expect nothing less. Assembly line work is not for me.”
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