Point Prod is one of the leading production company in Switzerland producing fictions, documentaries, TV magazines, news. In 2005, the company created a fiction unit (television and cinema) whose development and production of TV series is a mainstay of the company’s activities. Point Prod has since positioned itself as a major player in the development, production and coproduction of fictions in Switzerland, in partnership with the Swiss and European producers, film institutes and broadcasters. Point Prod TV documentaries and documentary series are broadcast and known all over the world, by putting into perspective societal facts or investigations, by combining the viewpoint of a director and journalistic writing.
Since 2011, Jean-Marc Fröhle has developed and produced five successful original series. The latest productions BANKING DISTRICT was sold in many countries, picked up for a US remake and greenlighted for a second season. WINTER PALACE and ALPHA are the latest shows development in progress. In parallel, Pointprod develops original long features as different as TAMBOUR BATTANT comedy by Christophe Marzal released with success in 2019, MISERICORDE by Fulvio Bernasconi, VILLA AMALIA by Benoit Jacquot, UNE PART D’OMBRE by Samuel Tilman and TITEUF: LE FILM by Zep. OLGA by Elie Grappe inaugurates a new production line, that tries to develop strong relationships with young talents, from shortfilms to first long feature.
David Rihs is partner and producer. Since 2006, he has developed and produced many documentary productions (cinema, series, current affairs…) such as BLOOD BUSINESS by Pierre Monnard - François Pilet - Marie Maurisse JOAN GAMPER THE MAN WHO INVENTED BARÇA by Noël Tortajada, and with JMFröhle cinema documentaries such as FREE TO RUN, BECOMING GIULIA by Laura Kaehr (in postproduction: inside life of dancers in the Zürich Opera, one year immersion in a competitive, conservative and secret world) and PIRATE by Pierre Monnard (in development: the story of Marco, an ex-hacker who will make every effort to to create his crypto-anarchist community in Monte Brè, a small village perched on the heights of Ticino (Italian-speaking part of Switzerland).
Jean- Marc Fröhle
BANKING DISTRICT (Season 2) 2020
Genre: TV Drama (6x52')
Created by: Stéphane Mitchell, Fulvio Bernasconi, Jean-Marc Fröhle
Director: Fulvio Bernasconi
Geneva, 1rst semester 2014. Two years have passed during which Grangier Bank has changed into a parangon of sustainable and ethical finance. At its head, Elisabeth has become a charismatic figure of the Geneva financial center. But while she’s persuaded having brought Grangier to their greatest, she’s finding herself involved in an international corruption case related to bloody exactions. To save her family from the threat, Elisabeth has to pave a path through the dark and dangeruous realm of the diamond brokers, whilst waging a merciless battle over the control of the family bank. Treason, dirty deeds...Will Elisabeth be able to save her bank and keep her soul?
TAMBOUR BATTANT 2019
Genre: Feature Film
Director: François-Christophe Marzal
Screenplay: François-Christophe Marzal and Nicolas Frey
It’s the early spring of 1970, and the small mountain village of Monchoux, in the Swiss Canton of Valais, is unusually agitated. Could it be due to the impending ballot on granting voting rights to women? Or the upcoming referendum on the expulsion of foreigners? No. The issue is more serious : the village marching band has fallen apart! All because of Aloys claims one half of the village, while the other half blames Pierre. The confrontation will be political, musical and romantic.
Zürich, Swiss Film Award, Swiss Film Award, Best Actress 2020
Festivals Selections :
- Solothurn, 55. Solothurner Filmtage, 22.01.2020 – 29.01.2020
- Tübingen/Stuttgart, 36. Französische Filmtage Tübingen, 30.10.2019 – 06.11.2019
- Hof, 53. Internationale Filmtage Hof, 22.10.2019 – 27.10.2019
FREE TO RUN 2016
Director: Pierre Morath
Today, all anybody needs to run is the determination and a pair of the right shoes. But just fifty years ago, running was viewed almost exclusively as the domain of elite male athletes who competed on tracks. With insight and propulsive energy, director Pierre Morath traces running's rise to the 1960s, examining how the liberation movements and newfound sense of personal freedom that defined the era took the sport out of the stadiums and onto the streets, and how legends like Steve Prefontaine, Fred Lebow, and Kathrine Switzer redefined running as a populist phenomenon.
Genre: TV Drama (8x42’)
Director: Pierre Monnard
Screenplay: Pilar Anguita-MacKay
Cast: Natacha Régnier, Isabelle Caillat, Didier Bezace, Claude-Inga Barbey, Raphael Roger Levy, Iannis Jaccoud, Donovan Oberson, Jean-Christophe Nigon, Baptiste Coustenoble, Patrick Lapp, Camille Figuereo, Paulo dos Santos, Mercédès Brawand, Jean-Charles Simon, Greg Orvis, Joan Mompart, Camillo De Cesare, Céline Schurr, Yann Schmidhalter, Aude Bourrier, Marco Calamandrei.
Recently separated, top neurologist Dr. Valérie Rossier moves back to her ancestral home with her son Lucas, and takes a position in an exclusive clinic run by her former teacher, Professor Wassermann. As she settles into her new life, strange occurrences conspire to reveal her true heritage, as well as her family's tragic history.
Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival
Schweizer Fernsehfilmpreis - Best Supporting Actress Award
Genre: Feature Film
Director: Fulvio Bernasconi
Screenplay: Antoine Jaccoud, Pierre Pascal Rossi
Cast: Jonathan Zaccaï, Evelyne Brochu, Daniel Gadouas, Charlie Arcouette, Marco Collin, Marie Hélène Belanger
Thomas, a Swiss policeman adrift , lives within the indigenous community in Northern Canada. When a child from the reserve is hit by a reckless driver, he promises to find the drunk driver and make him apologize to the mother. This quest will bring back the darkest memories of his own past
Swiss Film Prize
Zurich Film Festival