Actrio Studio 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 at Actrio Studio. With many years of Know How we also have an extensive network of experts in many fields around the globe that we can tap into.
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. He further worked as Crossmedia concepter and analyst for a multi-awarded research project at the German film and TV university in Potsdam-Babelsberg, collaborated with the British Film Institute, BAFTA, E.B.U., French Ecoprod, and the Producers Guild of America and worked on Interactive Television at MIZ Media Innovation Center Babelsberg. He produced films from documentary to comedies, adventure, drama and animation. Besides films he produced web-documentaries, concepted and produced Crossmedia/Transmedia and film VR and AR projects and games, 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. He is alumni of EAVE, Eurodoc, the Multi Platform Business School and PttP’s The Pixel Lab. Michael is Berlin film festival Talent Campus expert, was member of different film festival juries, was tutor at Cannes XR Challenge 2019, won several Hackathons incl. the ProSiebenSat1 Hack24 2018, 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, is published author and actively involved in sustainability research and practice in the media industry.
He is also actively involved in sustainability research and practice and joined Pledge1Percent with Actrio Studio.