Serge Bromberg, whose reputation in film restoration is worldwide re-known through his company Lobster Films, decided to set up his own production company in November 2006: Steamboat Films was born.
The market players now can distinguish clearly: LOBSTER FILMS dedicated to the restoration of ancient films and stockshot sales, and more recently to cinema production with the recent production of « Inferno », a feature film co-directed by Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea.
From STEAMBOAT FILMS, the core activity of which is TV production, managed on a day-to-day basis by Marianne Lère.
Since its creation, STEAMBOAT has resumed the development of audiovisual projects initiated by LOBSTER, and a natural partnership has been put in place between the two companies. STEAMBOAT benefits from the infrastructure of LOBSTER in terms of archive footage and post-production facilities.
The LOBSTER Films' wide-range collection consisting of more than 40 000 films, all rare movies, are frequently used in our productions.
It is the case, for instance, of the Design Collection, a documentary series of 15 X 26', which is a co-production with the Modern Art Museum Centre Pompidou (www.centrepompidou.fr) and the Franco-German cultural channel ARTE (www.arte.tv) . The series invite the audience on a journey in time. Archive images illustrate the political, social and cultural situation of a defined chapter from our past, via film extracts, cultural presentations, popular music etc. The history of the object itself, its conception, creators, fabrication and a contemporary frame story join in to build a bridge between the past and the present.
Relying on its experienced staff, the company naturally pursues its development by investing in creative and ambitious projects for both the French and international markets. It is currently developing documentaries and magazines, and more recently has optioned a couple of fiction projects for television.