Family Business Film was founded by Franziska Schönenberger in 2015 during her time at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF), and the company has since been involved in multiple projects. In 2018, the company collaborated with Bayern2Radio to create the podcast series DUBAI DREAMS, which accompanies the cinema documentary THE SHADOWS OF THE DESERT by Franziska Schönenberger and Jayakrishnan Subramanian. The following year, Family Business Film distributed a documentary film produced by Maximilian Plettau and Nominal Film, and supported by FFF Bayern. Also in 2019, they produced the children's film RETTAI JADAI - THE GIRL WITH THE RED RIBBONS. Funded by the BKM, this film received an ARD program award in the children/animation category. In 2020, the short film MY MIRROR was produced in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk. While Franziska focuses on production, direction, and material development, Jayakrishnan  is responsible for post-production and the creative area. Family Business Film also produces documentary and animated films by other directors, including the cinema documentary A PERFECT FAMILY by award-winning US filmmaker Elizabeth Chatelain. Their clients include ZDF, the Archdiocese of Munich Freising, the University of Television and Film Munich, the Bavarian-Indian Center for Business and Universities, and ARRI. Among their recent projects is a seven-part animation series commissioned by Tellux Film, and the animated documentary MAYA’S SONG, currently in production with Bayerischer Rundfunk and funded by FFF Bayern and BKM. They are also developing the feature-length animated hybrid film PAPER PLANE, and the hybrid short film INVISIBLE ROOM, which will be shot in the summer in co-production with BR. The company's first immersive experience, THE GOAT, is also in development, with the French-Indian production company Trampoline Media brought on board.

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