Crowdfunding campaign

It is clear to us that we have to remain independent in order to make this film. We should not rely on funding by TV-corporations, who might have an interest in changing our neutral, investigative narrative in favour of more panic-driven content. 

As we still have a long way to go in order to cover all production costs, the campaign still running through InDemand – you can still donate to us by selecting the perks:

You can also support us via bank account, Paypal and the crypto currencies – Bitcoin & Monero if you like!


Crowdfunded so far





Bank transfer:
OVALmedia Berlin GmbH
IBAN: DE66 4166 0124 0017 1707 00


Bitcoin (primary address)

Monero (primary address)

We’re truly grateful for those who have supported us so far.



We already start to produce a 90-min documentary about the current coronavirus crisis. The triangular relationship between politics, science and media seems to be knocked off balance. We want to explore how this imbalance impacts us all.

We want to move away from the panic-stricken narrative based on speculations represented by the media. We want to critically question the status quo with an objective approach that is not based on emotive headlines. We want to get closer to the truth, independent of broadcasters who may want to influence the outcome.


For the, we would like to run a weekly live stream event where we interview experts on different aspects of the crisis.

This way we can keep you updated and give you more insights, views and information on the crisis while we’re still in the process of making the film.

Short Video Playlist

We continue meeting multiple personalities with different points of view and do extensive fact-based research.

During our path to the truth, we think it’s important to open the discussion and analyse all sides. We intend to gather a maximum of information and then help to understand what is happening, and why it is happening.

More videos to come!

Call for footage

share your corona videos and quarantine diaries

we want to include footage from private sources from around the world in our film
If you did shoot interesting sequences which are funny, interesting, fascinating – which make you laugh or cry – please send it to us at

for example:
· Pictures from empty roads, places, beaches, exotic landscapes, etc.
· Scenes with corona face-masks
· Children’s playgrounds
· Police / Customs officers / Teachers, etc. in action
· People challenging lockdown measures
· Scenes from funerals

REWARD: 700 € per minute (12 € per second) for the video we use in the final version of our upcom

Coming soon

Author: Bert Ehgartner

About us

OVALmedia was founded in 1998 by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis and has been producing international documentary films and cross media projects for cinema and television for over 20 years. Our documentary film “Pianomania” (2009) has been screened in cinemas in more than 25 countries and received a number of awards (e.g. the main prize Semaine de la Critique Locarno).

Other cinema films include “Fuck Fame“, which was released in 2019 as well as the investigative doc “trustWHO” (2018) which sold to TV channels all over the world and looks behind the scenes of private interests within the World Health Organization. In the same year, OVALmedia took over distribution of their film “Free Lunch Society” (2016), which advocates the introduction of an unconditional basic income. On February 1st 2018, the film was screened in 100 cinemas simultaneously followed by 100 discussions throughout Germany, while 11 one-year basic incomes were raffled off. This successful integration of production, marketing, sales and distribution was made possible through the digitalisation of many operating processes. OVALmedia has been responsive to these changes. We realized that just because a target audience may be small in one individual country, this doesn’t mean it can’t reach a huge audience on a global scale. Since then, OVALmedia has gone international with registered companies in Berlin, Cologne, Paris and Rome.

OVALmedia specializes in documentary films about health. Besides trustWHO, we have produced several television films about health-related topics, these include “The Pill” (2010) , “Kids on Pills” (2010), “Disgustingly Healthy: Leeches and Maggots” (2011) and “Accupuncture” (2019).

trustWHO – Documentary

When it comes to our health, there are very few institutions that are both competent and independent. We want to rely on doctors, of course, and health officials, as well. They, in turn, take their cues from the World Health Organization. But what if the trust that billions of people around the world put on this institution is misplaced?

The documentary investigates how efficiency and transparency of the WHO are undermined by both corporate influences and a lack of public funding.

trustWHO is now available on:
English: Amazon iTunes Google Play
Deutsch: Amazon
Français: Amazon

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