About us

MALTESERKREUZ FILM is a young independent production company based in Frontenhausen in Lower Bavaria. Thomas Bauer started the company at the start of 2017 to support the production of ondependent and low-budget films by acting as cameraman and producer. MALTESERKREUZ FILM not only develops its own film ideas, but also supports creative young talents in the fields of screenwriting, directing and acting, who are newcomers to the industry from outside the film school system and who may often lack the relevant technical resources and equipment.

By the way, the German name MALTESERKREUZ FILM does not refer to the well-known German aid organization, but rather to the so-called Maltese cross (Geneva drive) gear, which ensured the stepwise transport of the film in movie projectors for over 100 years. If you want to learn how the Malteser Cross gear is constructed and how it works, read this Wikipedia article.

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Current Projects

Border Cross

Border Cross

DOCU-FICTION / SHORT FILM

Border Cross – a docu-fiction about an incident that took place in the mid-80s.

Cannibal Corp.

Cannibal Corp.

COMEDY / SHORT FILM

Fight discrimination! - this is Stacey Park's slogan, a private investigator for social justice who is facing today one of the largest manufacturers of household appliances.

Difficult to place

Difficult to place

COMEDY / SHORT FILM

Rosis father thinks she has overslept enough time: it’s time to find her a job! But the good one is very picky, and so they ask for help from the dedicated clerk at the employment office.

The Night of the Crow

The Night of the Crow

FILM NOIR / ANIMATED SHORT FILM

New York City, summer 1951. The city seems to be extinct. It has been raining continuously for weeks. Even the lousy crooks have crawled like rats in their dark holes. Sam Clutterback's private detective agency is really not going well on these days, especially as his supply of whiskey is slowly running out.
But when the elegant beauty appears in his office, the financial streak of bad luck seems to be over. But the seemingly simple job turns out to be a real nightmare and so Sam suddenly finds himself confronted with a dead body.

Exit

Exit

HORROR / ANIMATED SHORT FILM

A young mugger sits with a pack of beer on a churchyard gate and celebrates his last prey. He falls asleep drunk on a tombstone, only to wake up hours later to discover that the gate has gone. In its place is a different exit - one that delivers retribution for his sins!