History: Research and Service Production

Our Berlin-based team of historians and film professionals offers research and production services for your projects.

We specialize in historical research and film production services.

If you

– are a filmmaker or production company in need of local production services in Germany or Central Europe
– are looking for interview partners on a historical topic but don’t speak their language
– need witnesses of a historical event
– need historical footage but can’t go to the archive
– are a company or foundation who would like to tell their story in a historical film,

we’ll be happy to help. Our services range from researching historical content, establishing contact with potential interview partners (we speak English, German, French, Russian, Spanish and Romanian), booking historical shooting locations, providing camera and sound equipment and crew, translating on set, to filming interviews entirely according to your style guide, including clean-edit, transcription, translation and subtitling.

Finding the sources of the story

The detective work of finding contemporary witnesses of Marlene Dietrich’s early years or that specific radio piece from 1929 is a fascinating challenge, which we pursue with passion and ambition. And when we get to meet these most diverse characters and hear their accounts of bygone times first-hand, it feels as rewarding as a successful treasure hunt.

We have worked on National Socialism and World War II, on Jewish history, Cold War history, the 1936 Olympics, and many more topics – conducting interviews in people’s living rooms as well as at the Olympic stadium, and obtaining documents and historical footage from public archives and private collections.

Please contact us for any further questions.


Discovery Channel airing documentary

Mar 16, 2016

Time Prints has been involved in the research for a Visionhouse production about the gold train myths of Project “Riese” in Silesia. Discovery Channel Poland will be airing the show on March 24th at 10pm.

Interview in the Museum for Communication

Nov 19, 2015
Museum für Kommunikation: Dr. Götze

TIME PRINTS interviews Dr. Götze in the Museum for Communication in Berlin.

German Premiere of REGINA

Nov 15, 2015
Diana Groó und Regina Jonas

REGINA is a documentary about Regina Jonas, the first female rabbi in the world. The film celebrates its premier on Sunday, 11/15/15 at 20 pm in Filmkunst66. The film will also be shown in  SPUTNIK KINO and Babylon Mitte.

History Production Support: 1936 Olympics

Jun 2, 2015
Serviceproduktion History: Olympia 1936

TIME PRINTS researches witnesses and runs the production in Germany for an American film production.


Bundeswehr time bar now online

May 26, 2015
60 Jahre Bundeswehr, Zeitstrahl

For the 60 years anniversary of Bundeswehr, TIME PRINTS made a time bar with 60 filmed interviews on special topics from each year of its existence.


Bundeswehr turns 60: ten interviews

Apr 20, 2015
Bundeswehr Architekt Meck, Zeitzeugeninterviews

TIME PRINTS interviews 10 contemporary witnesses of specific events in and around the Bundeswehr (German armed forces) for its 60th anniversary.


Surviving witnesses of Sachsenhausen

Apr 19, 2015
Zeitzeugeninterviews in der Gedenkstätte Sachsenhausen

70 years after the liberation of the concentration camp Sachsenhausen, about 160 survivors visited in remembrance of the victims of the Nazi terror. TIME PRINTS filmed 24 interviews with surviving witnesses.


Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation: 90 years

Mar 2, 2015
90 Jahre Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a historical short film by TIME PRINTS.

Nominated for Grimme Award 2015

Jan 21, 2015
Grimme Preis Nominiertung für TIME PRINTS-Produktion

The TIME PRINTS documentary Pervitin – Wehrmacht on Speed has been nominated for Grimme Preis 2015.