Actrio Studio, a games and films producer in Germany, based in Leipzig, Babelsberg near Berlin, and Cologne. The company was founded by Michael Geidel, a film and interactive producer since 1999. He leads the award winning team of highly skilled creative experts that have a diverse background ranging from film, art to gaming and computer science. Together we create outstanding work from a traditional film to games and Metaverse applications.
Michael graduated as media economist, is a trained journalist, technologist and serial entrepreneur. He started at KirchGroup’s International Co-Production Dept., worked on US Commercials for e.g. Warner Kids out of Toronto, at the broadcaster ZDF as well as for the EU in Brussels, worked long-term at leading German Indie film production and distribution company Kinowelt (now Studiocanal), where he received international awards for his work.
We produced films from documentary to comedies, adventure, drama and animation. Besides films he produced web-documentaries, concepted and produced Crossmedia/Transmedia, interactive 360° film and VR and AR projects, that premiered in A-Festivals, were invited to the Festival de Cannes’ Future of Cinema Section NEXT, were distributed by WarnerBros and received many awards worldwide.
Michael is alumni of EAVE, Eurodoc, the Multi Platform Business School and PttP’s The Pixel Lab. He was Berlin film festival Talent Campus expert, member of different film festival juries, tutor at Cannes XR Challenge 2019, won several Hackathons incl. the ProSiebenSat1 Hack24 2018 and continues to be invited to lecture at film schools and conferences like Gamescom, Berlinale Coproduction Market, AWE, mipTV, GDC San Francisco and Festival de Cannes NEXT. He is published author and actively involved in sustainability research and practice in the media industry.