Four new series from emerging German producer Berliner Film Corp. (BFC) have made their way to MIPCOM. Mission Odyssey, Adventurers: Masters of Time, Altair in Starland and Shadow of the Elves are all vying for international distribution.
Mission Odyssey revives the classic tale of Ulysses, whose attempts to return home to Ithaca after defeating the Trojans are thwarted when Poseidon sends him and his crew to the edges of the world to battle mythological creatures. BFC says the action/adventure show is strongly influenced by anime. The Marathon Animation and M6 co-production is produced by Rainer Soehnlein, Dr. Carl Woebcken, Michael Hefferon, Vincent Chalvon Demersay and David Michel.
Fire, Nevin, Paul and Kikko upload themselves by way of time continuum software in Adventurers: Masters of Time. The crew travels back in time to find their missing computer professor and run into historical figures as they struggle to keep the evil Hacker and his virtual agents from changing the course of world history. Soehnlein, Woebcken and Hefferon are credited as producers.
Altair in Starland follows the adventures of a young boy growing up in the world of the Starish people. With best friend Blip, a wisecracking little star, and his star-herding green dog in tow, our hero sets off to explore Starland, an extraordinary group of islands in the sky. Soehnlein, Woebcken and Hefferon produce.
A microscopic kingdom filled with flowers the size of redwoods and insects as big as dragons sets the stage for Shadow of the Elves, an adventure series produced by Soehnlein, Woebcken and Hefferon. The show has peaceful fairies and comical trolls fighting to keep the Meadowlands from being invaded by the evil elfin king, Lord Kann. Loyalties are tested and friendships are put in jeopardy as good and evil clash in a struggle for dominance.
BFC was formed in Berlin in 2002, and also has an office in Los Angeles, Calif. The company is affiliated with Dresdner Allianz Group, a leading financial powerhouse.