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Three Investigators, The: The Secret of Skeleton Island (drei Fragezeichen, Die)

Three Investigators, The: The Secret of Skeleton Island
Scene from "The Three Investigators" (photo © SHIP Studio Hamburg International Production)

In the first adventure of a planned feature film series based on the world-famous detective kids, The Three Investigators: The Secret of Skeleton Island follows a trip the three kids make to South Africa, where they are soon pulled into an adventure that has them facing a mysterious horrifying creature, helping a girl from the townships and chasing an evil treasure hunter through deserts and downtown Cape Town and finally flying off the Table Mountain with a paraglider...


Florian Baxmeyer was born in 1974. He studied Sociology at the University of Cologne and completed the Film Studies Program at the University of Hamburg. His films include: the shorts Pas de deux (2000), Der Verkaeufer (2000), Benny X (2001), Joker-Zu Fuss (2001), and Die Rote Jacke (2002) which won the Student Academy Award in 2003 and was nominated for the OSCAR for Best Short Film - Live Action 2004, Das Blut der Templer (TV, 2004), Moerderische Elite (TV, 2004), The Three Investigators: The Secret of Skeleton Island (2006), and The Three Investigators in The Secret of Terror Castle (2008).
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Florian Baxmeyer
Screenplay Philip LaZebnik
Cinematography Peter Joachim Krause
Ueli Christen
Annette Focks
Albrecht Conrad
Cast Nick Price, Chancellor Miller, Cameron Monaghan, Naima Sebe, James Faulkner, Fiona Ramsay, Akin Omotoso
Producers Sytze van der Laan, Ronald Kruschak, Malte Grunert
Production Company Studio Hamburg International Production (SHIP)/Hamburg & Los Angeles, in co-production with German Filmproduction GFP/Berlin
Length 91 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Zlin 2010 (International Competition)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany/Munich

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