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About da Palmer Film

Da Palmer Film is a small production company, located in South Tyrol in the north of Italy.

It was founded in 2001 as Blue Star Film and changed its name to Da Palmer Film in 2005, as Blue Star Film became an independent company in Munich, Germany. Both companies are in close cooperation.

Da Palmer Film produces mainly documentaries, short and feature length fiction films, or collaborates with other production companies mainly in the camera department.

As for production equipment, an editing suite (Final Cut Pro Studio, Deck Link Extreme), DV cameras (JVC GY-DV 700 WEcl, Canon XL1) and super16mm cameras (AATON Ltr 7, BOLEX SBM, BOLEX H16reflex with underwater housing) are available.

Productions in super8/single8 mm (FUJICA zc1000, Beaulieu ZM4, Bauer A512) and telecine services are also offered.

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Daniel Mahlknecht (* 1975)

After graduating from high school he visits the filmschool “Zelig” and graduates in 1998.
The same year he starts military service, where he becomes cameraman and editor in the press office of the Italian Alpini troups. After military service he realizes some documentaries and shorts and in 2000 he opens with a friend the production company “Blue Star Film“ that in 2005 becomes “da Palmer Film“.
He participates in 2005 at the Berlinale Talentcampus in the cinematographer class.
In 2012 he joins the “die Filmwerkstatt“ in Meran, a group of several independent production companies and filmmakers, that joined forces and now togheter run a bigger structure with editing rooms, rental and other services.
Currently he works as an independent producer and cinematographer.

Selected Filmography:

-Starring Peter Martell (1997 directed by Fabrizio Favro) (Beta) cameraoperator
-Surnormale (1998
directed by Silvana Zancolò) (35 mm) assistant cameraoperator; SFX
(fiction / short)
-Die (1999
directed by Swan) (DV) cameraoperator
(fiction / long) starring Ottfried Fischer
-Cianci Gatti (2000
directed by Dietmar Höss) (mini DV) cameraoperator; editor
-Olympia (2000) (super 8) screenplay; director; cameraoperator; Editor
(fiction / short)
-Hans Dietl (Politiker in Opposition)
(2002)  (DV) director; cameraoperator; editor
-H€IMAT (2003
directed by Dietmar Höss) (DV) cameraoperator; assistant editor

directed by Peter Mahlknecht) producer, cinematographer
-Nairobi Love Story (2009
directed by Maria Weber) producer
-Genius Loci (2010 directed by Duccio Canestrini) producer, cinematographer
-From the Deep (2013 directed by Valentina Pedicini) associate producer

Mein Europa – Ein Dorf (2015 directed by Kurt Langbein) cinematographer

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