How does Germany manage to keep its Camera Rolling despite the Pandemic?
Germany’s largest film studio, Studio Babelsberg, located just outside Berlin, is known for its remarkable films and TV series. The studio prepared itself to dive into major projects that, unfortunately, were shut down due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus.
It was the time to make the two biggest blockbusters, namely: Warner Bros’ Matrix-4 starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie, Anne Moss, and several Matrix cast members.
Another was: Sony Pictures’ Uncharted, starring Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, etc.
The shoot’s abrupt shutdown was stunning for the creators as loads of planning just swished overnight as Berlin was under lockdown. The cases started to rise in the capital, Berlin, and the Corona Virus hardly struck Europe. The Pandemic was chaos.
After a year of fighting the virus, the vaccination process started. The unlock process gave the television and film producers hope to bring things back to the regular schedule. The studio wrapped the shoot of Matrix 4 and Uncharted with no difficulties. Moreover, the TV series Babylon Berlin‘s fourth season is still shooting, following all the guidelines.
The film industry boosted because default funds also handle the Americans who come to Germany for shooting and their investment. In addition, the norms changed regarding the Coronavirus, and the production houses strictly follow them for complete safety.
Many new films are announced for 2021, comprising John Wick Chapter 4, Sam, a Saxon, and some top shows like Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten. According to the Studio Babelsberg Director, Christoph Fisser, the production has got thrust during the Pandemic, and it’s hard to find a crew as everyone is busy. Many TV and Films studio also got extra funding at an early response that came out as a profit.