Excursion (2018) film utilises Berlin Wall footage

Martin Grof, the slovakian film director produced his first feature-length film, Excursion, which was released in 2018. It has won multiple awards and utilises footage of the Berlin wall sourced from our archive.


Title: Excursion

Year: 2018

Running Time: 85 minutes

Video/Format: shot on RED Dragon 6K, Output 4K, Scope 2.35:1

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9005662/

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/293543712


Details: As part of the film's opening setup, in which a character from the past visits a present-day version of themselves, historic footage was required showing the destruction of the Berlin wall in 1989.

After applying for and being refused a bursury of 100.000 Euro from the ministry of Culture, Grof decided to fund the film himself, believing that if the idea and passion is strong enough, the film can be produced. In January 2018 the script was started, and by September it had been released to several film festivals.


The Berlin Wall is knocked down, 1989. 
Shot of building the Wall in 1961. / Bridgeman Images


The film was produced with a low budget and was self-produced by Grof and his company, GROFilm. It uses three actors and two locations, and was filmed on one camera. Several months later, 'Excursion' has won the following awards in its lifetime from November and December 2018.

US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Awards - Outstanding Producer, Martin Grof
OZ International Film Festival - Best Sci-Fi
Veritas Film Festival - Grand Jury & Audience Award
Mindfield Los Angeles - Best Director Martin Grof, Silver Award
Creation International Film Festival - Beat 1st Time Director, Martin Grof 
The film has not yet been released commercially.
Shot of a man smashing the Berlin Wall with a hammer, 1989.
People rejoice. Shot of building the Wall in 1961. / Bridgeman Images
People pulling down the Berlin Wall and rejoice. 1989.
Shot of building the Wall in 1961. / Bridgeman Images


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