Checker Tobi und Das Geheimnis Unseres Planeten

A Film by Martin Tischner

Synopsis

CHECKER TOBI AND OUR PLANET’S SECRET
Checker Tobi’s greatest adventure begins on a pirate ship in the middle of the sea. That’s where he finds a message in a bottle which contains a riddle. If he’s able to solve the riddle he will reveal our planet’s greatest secret. An exciting treasure hunt that brings Tobi across the globe is about to begin! Tobi climbs the crater of a fire breathing volcano; he dives side by side with a sea dragon in the Pacific Ocean. Together with climatologists Tobi explores the most remote regions of the Arctic just to end up in India, and of all things in the driest season of the year. He becomes a Bollywood star in Mumbai just before the monsoon transforms the mega metropolis. In the end Tobi realizes that this whole time the solution of the riddle was right before his eyes.

Director

  • Picture of Martin Tischner  © Martin Tischner

    Martin Tischner

    Martin Tischner was born in 1982. After his university-entrance diploma he worked as an executive producer and co-producer for the feature film “Happy End". It was awarded best prize for best debut feature film by the Brussels Independent Film Festival. Martin studied audiovisual media at the Stuttgart Media University and graduated with honors.
    Since 2007 he is working as a director and producer in Munich for German TV Channels such as Bayerischer Rundfunk, Das Erste and the Children Channel of ARD and ZDF. Martin played an important role in the development of the "Checker" TV-Series. His productions were nominated for the Grimme Preis and won awards such as the Bayerische Fernsehpreis, the children media award Weißer Elefant (Filmfest München), the Goldener Spatz and the EMIL.

Awards + Festivals

  • 40th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Official Selection, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 14, 2019
  • *KINDERFILMPREIS „DER GRÜNE ZWEIG“*
    10th KIRCHLICHE FILMFESTIVAL RECKLINGHAUSEN (Official Selection, Recklinghausen, Germany)March 20, 2019
  • 5th INT'L NATURE FILM FESTIVAL GÖDÖLLÖ (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)May 24, 2019
  • 4th LONDON INTERNATIONAL MOTION PICTURES AWARDS (Official Selection, London, UK)May 24, 2019
  • 40th GOLDENER SPATZ - DEUTSCHES KINDER MEDIEN FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gera, Germany)May 24, 2019
  • 5th DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 13, 2019
  • SWR DOKU FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany)June 26, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • *SPECIAL MENTON*
    NATURVISION-WETTBEWERB 2019 (Official Competition, Ludwigsburg, Germany)July 10, 2019
  • 5th MONTEVIDEO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)July 11, 2019
  • *GOLD WINNER ACTION* *GOLD WINNER BEST PRODUCER* *GOLD WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY* *SILVER WINNER BEST ACTOR FEATURE FILM* *BRONZE WINNER BEST SOUND DESIGN IN A FEATURE* *HONORABLE MENTION WINNER BEST FEATURE DIRECTOR*
    QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection Annual Screenings & Awards Show Event, Palm Springs, CA, USA)July 14, 2019
  • ANABELLE MUNRO’S MOST IMPORTANT FILMS (Official Selection, Las Vegas, USA)July 26, 2019
  • 4th CANAL DE PANAMA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá, Panama)August 15, 2019
  • 15th FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN FILMS (Official Selection, Ludwigshafen, Germany)August 21, 2019
  • 16th SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL KIDS' FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Carlsbad, CA, USA)August 23, 2019
  • 7th INDIAN CINE FILMFEST (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 8, 2019
  • PALESTINE CINEMA DAYS (Official Selection, Ramallah, Palestine)October 2, 2019
  • SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa)October 7, 2019
  • CINEKID SCREENING CLUB (Official Selection, Amsterdam)October 19, 2019
  • 18th FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILM IN MOSCOW (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)November 27, 2019

Crew

Director
Martin Tischner
Screenplay
Martin Tischner
Producer
Franz Gernstl, Oliver Gernstl, Fidelis Mager
Director of Photography
Johannes Obermaier
Production Design
Alisa Wimmer
Costume Design
Regine Wäckerle
Sound
Peter Wuchterl-Ammer
Editor
Florian Kohlert
Sound Design
Oliver Görtz
Music
Sonja Glass

Cast

Checker Tobi
Tobias Krell
Piraten Käpt'n
Lars Rudolph
Indien Spezialistin
Devaki Patil
Vulkanforscherin
Ulla Lohmann
Forschungstaucher
Ulli Kunz

Details

Running Time
86:01 min
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,35
Sound
5.1 , stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Martin Tischner

+49 (0) 89 - 95 000 4-240

tischner@megaherz.org
www.tischner.de

PRODUCTION

Oliver M. Gernstl, Geschäftsführer
megaherz GmbH
Siedlerstraße 2
85774 Unterföhring, Germany

+49 (0)89 950004 202

www.megaherz.org