ABOUT

RED SUN FILMS was founded in 2014 by award-winning German director and writer RAINER MATSUTANI.

The main focus is the development of high-quality fictional content for TV series. However, international theatrical features and event productions for television are also part of the portfolio.

IN DEVELOPEMENT

SPIDES

SciFi-Conspiracy-Thriller series

postproduction

  • Cast: ROSABELL LAURENTI SELLERS, FALK HENTSCHEL, FLORENCE KASUMBA, DÉSIRÉE NOSBUSCH, FRANCIS FULTON-SMITH
  • Writers: RAINER MATSUTANI, MARK WACHHOLZ, ECKHARD VOLLMAR, CAROLA LOWITZ, PETER HUME, FABIAN MARQUEZ
  • Partner: KATAPULT FILM

  • Co-Production: NBC UNIVERSAL, NEVISION

  • World Sales: PALATIN MEDIA GMBH

  • Status: Filming Nov. 10th, 2018
  • Press releases: VARIETY, Blickpunkt Film

INTO THE REICH

SciFi-Conspiracy-Thriller series

 

  • Writers: RAINER MATSUTANI, ECKHARD VOLLMAR
  • Status: script

IDENTITIES

Criminal series

 

  • Writers: RAINER MATSUTANI, ECKHARD VOLLMAR
  • Status: script

THE LEGACY OF MR. TAKAHARA

Feature film

 

  • Writers: DETLEF BOTHE,
    RAINER MATSUTANI
  • Status: script

RAINER MATSUTANI

RAINER MATSUTANI is one of Germany’s most ­successful film and TV directors. Rainer ­directed his first feature film OVER MY DEAD BODY, a campy fantasy comedy, in 1995, while he was still in film school. The film went on to win numerous awards at festivals, and achieved cult status among fans.


In 1996, he filmed an episode of the science-fiction mini-series LEXX – THE DARK ZONE (Episode: EATING PATTERN) for US Pay TV channel SHOWTIME. Rainer stayed true to the genre of fantasy films by directing THE ELEVATOR – SUPERNATURAL ENCOUNTER (1997/RTL) and FIREWALKER – CURSE OF THE VOLCANO (1998/ProSieben). Afterwards, he directed Germany’s first martial arts TV movie ULTIMATE FIGHTER (1999, ­ProSieben). His suspense thriller TRICKED (Sat1) became the most successful TV movie of 2000. He scored a theatrical hit with ­another fantasy comedy: 666 – SLEEPING WITH THE DEVIL. Between 2003 and 2005, with the thriller-­trilogy THE VOICES, UNFAITHFUL and ONCE YOU WERE SILENT, he created one of the biggest rating hits for RTL. The two Tatort episodes THE ETERNAL EVIL and LETHAL COVER round out his body of work in the thriller genre. 


These projects were followed by large event films for television, with RAGING INFERNO  (2007/ProSieben), THE FINAL PROCLAMATION (2008/RTL), FACTOR 8 (2009/Pro­Sieben) and WILD LAND (2013/Sat1). In between, ­Matsutani worked in the theatrical field again, with GANGS (2009) and 205 – ROOM OF FEAR (2012).


As a regular director on the crime series SOKO STUTTGART (ZDF) since 2010 and DR. KLEIN since 2014, he has gained a wealth of experience in the field of episodic television. From 1994 to 2004 he was a co-owner and pro­ducer

at Engram Pictures, which has since merged with Constantin Film. On ­almost all of his projects, Matsutani was also writer or co-writer.

FABIAN MARQUEZ

FABIAN MARQUEZ has 18 years of experience creating both narrative and scripted content. Currently, he is a writer / producer on the upcoming NBCUniversal series SPIDES (SyFy). Previously, he was in development on the television adaptation of the international best-selling series THE HANGMAN'S DAUGHTER for director Wolfgang Petersen and Radiant Pictures. He has also written adaptations of THE TENTH JUSTICE (for Fox 2000) and OLD BOY (for Universal Pictures). Previous credits include BETTER LUCK TOMORROW (Paramount Pictures, MTV Films), and the Academy Award-nominated short film, JOHNNY FLYNTON (directed by Lexi Alexander). 
 

His background also includes extensive experience in feature post production, on staff at both New Line Cinema and DreamWorks Pictures. And when he's not writing, Fabian directs branded content for Fortune 50 companies, such as IBM. 

 
























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