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We dedicate ourselves to tell the pressing stories of our time,

to create awareness and inspire change.

 

Animals, humans and nature are struggling to survive all over the world as we experience a critical climate emergency, massive inequity and a sixth mass extinction.

The challenges we face are overwhelming and complicated, but we must face them.

As artists and as humans, we believe that shining a light on these topics is our responsibility. Together we will tell the stories of those who can't tell their own and work towards a sustainable future for this planet we call home, our Birthplace.

We believe change starts with awareness.

 
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WHAT WE OFFER

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CONCEPT & CREATIVE

Our studio was born from the idea that an original and powerful concept stands above anything else. We specialize in writing creatives that convey important messages and show audiences something they have never seen before, delivering awe and information simultaneously.

Developing a concept for your needs can involve script, storyboards, animatics and much more. Whatever it takes, rest assured that we will push the creative as far as possible. 
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POST PRODUCTION &
VISUAL EFFECTS

We handle online editing, color correction, music, sound design, graphic design and last but not least, industry-level visual effects.

Our team brings years of high end visual effects experience working on the biggest blockbusters in the world such as Star Wars and The Avengers.
 
We have a global, close-knit network of best-in-class talent in all aspects of post production providing an unparalleled bang for your buck.
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FILM PRODUCTION

We combine out of the ordinary, often extreme locations with stunning cinematography and strong direction.
 
Whether our project films in an active sulfur mine in Indonesia, is shooting entirely underwater in the ocean, is filming in freezing conditions at -40 degrees Celsius in Siberia, or in a pool filled with 36,000 liters of fake oil in the comforts of a studio, our team never shies away from a challenge.
 
In fact, we thrive on them.
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NEW MEDIA

We love combining innovative storytelling with the latest technologies to create completely new experiences for audiences.

Using immersive media such as augmented reality or maximizing user engagement through high quality mobile gameplay, we specialize in creating interactive storytelling that will grab any audience.
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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Studio Birthplace has garnered over 100 international awards, including a Cannes Lions Award, multiple British Arrows Awards, multiple Shark Advertising Awards, winner at the London International Awards, multiple Vimeo Staff Picks as well as winner at the prestigious CamerImage Film Festival

Click here for a full list of awards.
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OUR COLLECTIVE

We are a group of storytellers, risk-takers, go-getters but most of all, we are a team of passionate people who love this planet and want to see it thrive. Our collective of creative minds strives for change through innovative and daring ideas and never shies away from a challenge.

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SIL VAN DER WOERD

Creative Director 
Co-Founder
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JORIK DOZY

Creative Director
Co-Founder
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SEAN LIN

Executive Producer
Co-Founder
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STEPHANE RIDARD

NICHOLAS CHIN

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ALEA RAHIM

Director
Cinematographer
Cinematographer/Colorist
Producer
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NIHAL FRIEDEL

Cinematographer

LENNERT HILLEGE

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Bayu topan

Cinematographer
Camera Assistant
Line Producer
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Tim Smit

Vitaliy Zavadskyy

Theresa Cellona 

marsya M. johari

VFX Supervisor/Artist
Music Composer
Assistant Producer
Assistant Producer
 
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PLANET POSITIVE COMMITMENT

At Studio Birthplace, we work hard to minimize the impact of our productions to the environment and strive to make them as green as possible. We do that through:

Carbon Positive

We track and calculate the carbon emissions from our productions and work to keep them as low as possible. From car rides to flights down to the emissions from our servers rendering VFX shots, we offset our emissions by planting trees through Tree Nation.

Read more about how we track and compensate our emissions.

Materials & Vendors

Re-fillable cups and bottles, digital scripts and call sheets, vegetarian or vegan catering and reusable plates and cutlery. Wherever we can, we try to provide green alternatives to the usual polluting materials found on set. Furthermore, we source green vendors who share the similar values whenever possible. 

Recycle & Donate 

We recycle our waste and provide bins on set to separate items such as paper, glass and food. Any leftover food, props and wardrobe items that would normally end up in the bin are either recycled or donated, aiming to leave the smallest impact or even benefit local communities where we film.

OUR VALUES & ETHICS

1. Awareness to Social Inequity

We work all over the world and are blessed to meet many different cultures, religions and people from all walks of life. We are very cautious not to take advantage of local communities. Instead, we look for ways to improve the lives of those we encounter.

2. Independence & Integrity

Studio Birthplace is independent. We stand firm with those who engage in meaningful action and avoid those who greenwash. We work with integrity, responsibility and rely on local knowledge to guide us in environments we are unfamiliar with.

3. Collaboration & Respect

We believe in meaningful relationships both within our tightly-knit, global team and with our clients. We combat discrimination and encourage equality and diversity amongst our team and crews on our productions.