PANTALEON Films GmbH today celebrates the launch of the YouTube Originals series “Bullsprit” (bull petrol) for the self-production segment in the premium offer of the Google subsidiary. With the series production “Bullsprit”, the wholly owned subsidiary of PANTAFLIX AG is one of only three German producers who realized a VoD self-production for YouTube Premium. “Bullsprit” was created in collaboration with the Mediakraft Networks GmbH.
Nicolas Paalzow, Chief Production Officer (CPO) of PANTAFLIX AG: “With the YouTube Original ‘Bullsprit’, we are expanding our portfolio in the field of VoD production and winning an important partner. Being one of three German producers to produce for the premium segment of the Google subsidiary underlines our attractiveness as a reference for the global players in the industry. We are very pleased about that, of course.”
About “Bullsprit TV”
The main roles in the fictional series are played by YouTuber trio Bullshit TV, which consists of Sebastian Meichsner (Nick) and Philipp Meichsner (Sammy) as well as Christian Manazidis (Jannis). Performers cast in other roles include Oliver Korittke, Ralf Richter, Andrea Sawatzki, the rap artist Haftbefehl (“arrest warrant”), Friedrich Liechtenstein, Lore Richter, musical duo “Die Lochis” and Aylin Werner. In “Bullsprit”, Jannis faces the challenge of successfully managing the run-down petrol station of his late uncle Stavros (Friedrich Liechtenstein) together with his friends Sammy and Nick for a month, so that he can eventually inherit it. No problem for the three of them? Wrong! A holdup, a dangerous undercover operation, a scheming company that puts obstacles in the way and chaotic friends – Jannis faces the most difficult task of his life. Will the petrol station end up his? His uncle’s notary (Oliver Korittke) keeps an eye on progress and decides on success and failure.
Background on YouTube Originals
With the launch of YouTube Premium, users of the platform can watch videos ad-free videos for a monthly surcharge. In the YouTube Originals segment, the company will offer high-quality self-productions with young talents primarily from its own YouTube cosmos.