Magnificently clogged social life, astonishingly incalculable bureaucracy, stone-age digital boom-town – that is our fascinating Istanbul – a melting-pot of opposites. This is where we live and work.
Our ambition is to accommodate your needs. We are fast, flexible and adaptable due to our two decades of professional broadcast experience. Only the result counts.
Xoom Media Ltd. is the direct follow-up company of the well known "Feiland Media". "Feiland Media" has been doing TV-productions for over a decade in Turkey. This and our more than 130 years of family history on the Bosphorus (Please, check Gallery/Videos) is a great basis to prove that we are well-acquainted with the country.
Our Xoom Media office is located in the heart of Istanbul. Here we have all things necessary for all kinds of productions and the crew too.
Hardly anybody in the international media business knows Turkey better than we do. We have the network in the international and Turkish market that you need.
Our office is located right at the breath taking shores of the bosphorus. We provid a Live Stand-up position with the famous bosphorus bridge in the background. (Video) Our partnership with the Turkish news agency DHA (Dogan Holding – Hürriyet,Milliyet, CNN Türk, Kanal D, Star, etc) gives us access to 10 SNGs (SD/HD) across Turkey. We provide creative and professional services in editorial and technical areas, complete clips or films, documentaries, re-enactments, advertising, video-clips, reporter, directors, producer, stringer, fixer, camera teams, SNGs, satellite Live and FTP feeds, editing,studios, casting, make-up, photography, etc.
To acquire a bureaucratic permit for a shooting is often just the beginning. To estimate and manage the differences in mentality before and after the shoot to optimize the production result is the real challenge.
We have got the perfect starting point to handle formats and shows from overseas in the Turkish market. It is important for us to satisfy all sides in the area of marketing, PR and realisation of the formats.
To me, Christian Feiland is – especially for delicate projects – a rare stroke of luck, reminiscent of the rare virtues of the legendary BBC- cameramen: a well-informed journalist who is quick to react while at the same time competently handling his camera. Christian and Mustafa Yilmaz, another multi-talent who is an excellent sound man and a persistent researcher, had a major part in the production of a 52 min. documentary film for arte "Bevölkert mit Kämpfern und Träumern", a highly complicated production due to its adventurous journey into the sometimes turbulent southeast of the country, which was produced for the „Frankfurt Book Fair 2008“ with Turkey as a guest of honor. .
As a German journalist with Turkish roots, I usually work with exclusively Turkish TV-crews in Turkey. Of all things for a shooting in my hometown „Sivas“ my regular Turkish camera crew was not available. I had previously heard of Xoom Media, but I too had prejudices: „a German crew, that won't work. They are looking from the outside in rather than being in the midst of it all,“ I thought. Christian Feiland was hired and the shoot became one of my favorites ever – on both a human level and from a professional perspective. Now I take every opportunity to book Christian Feiland and his crew. What I appreciate most about my colleges from Xoom Media is that they they have excellent knowledge of both cultures and understand both the German and Turkish mentality. For a German journalist with Turkish roots there is no better choice. The communication works without many words. .
What Iike most about Xoom Media, or more specifically Christian Feiland and Mustafa Yilmaz, is the way they deal with people. During the research, the shooting and afterwards, their willingness and ability to adapt to various types of people is extraordinary and guarantees success in most cases. It is also very pleasant for the journalist and the protagonist and conducive to team work as a whole. .
„Xoom Media has been „my“ Turkish crew for various ARD and arte shootings for about 10 years now. In addition to having a pleasant personal side, my colleges at Xoom Media conduct their work with great professionalism. I found their service package, consisting of research, organization of all technical gear and translation of the script, especially convincing.“ .
„The trip to southeast Anatolia following the trace of an alleged murderer was an adventure. Other crews rejected the job; colleges warned me. But Xoom Media's reaction was: „We will do it!“ I felt uneasy when I exited the plane in Istanbul, but my confidence grew quickly. My „Turkish crew“, Christian Feiland and Mustafa Yilmaz, started their work in a thoughtful, committed and professional manner. The two of them were quite daring when dealing with officials in the southeast, during a confrontation with the governer's bureau and when encountering plain clothes police officers and gendarmerie while driving through impassable mountain roads. At the end of the day I had all the footage I needed despite an offical ban on filming. Even though the assignment was risky, I always felt secure and well guided – in addition to being in very pleasant company. My film was broadcasted by ZDF in July 2007 and received the first „Mainzer Journalist“ Award. Xoom Media has its not unimportant share in the film's success success.“ .
If something happens in Turkey, our first call goes to Xoom Media. They follow up on our demands quikly and in an uncomplicated manner. Xoom Media is a competent point of contact for all scenarios: quickly organizing a crew and executing a shooting, acquiring current footage or covering breaking news with Live-Transmission on the SNGs. .
We booked the Xoom Media crew, gear and production support on a Paramount Picture special anniversary DVD release for Pete Weir's film, „Gallipoli“ with Mel Gibson. From beginning to end they did a great job and I look forward to hiring them over and over again. .