‘1899’ Making Of Documentary Drops Worldwide On Netflix

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1899 make – Image: Netflix

The new ambitious series from Netflix 1899 has just gone live worldwide, and alongside it comes an hour-long documentary that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the show from early development to the Season 1 wrap.

make 1899 comes as a surprise on Netflix worldwide, available in both English audio and English audio description with a wide range of subtitle options.

It’s an extended 50-minute documentary that we first got a glimpse of during Netflix’s Geeked Week.

It features interviews and thoughts from much of the show’s cast and crew, plus the two creators, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar.

Other people who appear in the documentary and provide insight into their characters and the development of the show include:

  • Emily Beecham
  • Andrew Pietschmann
  • Aneurin Bernard
  • Miguel Bernardau
  • Isabella Wei
  • Mathilde Oliver
  • Rosalie Craig
  • Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen
  • Mary Erwolter
  • Fflyn Edwards
  • Anthony Small

Much of the documentary focuses on the new technology being used to produce the Netflix limited series, which they call “The Volume.”

The two creators who sat down to discuss the volume said Netflix pitched them the technology, and at first they didn’t take it seriously, saying they were “more traditional filmmakers.”

In fact, it’s a giant LED soundstage. Instead of using blue or green screens that later contain images thanks to post-production, this technology displays the image in real time.

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Behind the scenes at 1899 – Photo: Netflix

It is similar to the technology used by The Mandalorian and even Netflix’s upcoming series, Avatar: The Last Airbenderwill use similar technology.


To date, this is one of the most rousing making-of documentaries Netflix has put together to date (more on their past efforts below)

No doubt that’s because Netflix lined up Andreas Amondsona documentary filmmaker with 20 years of experience as a writer, producer and director, to direct the documentary.

Past projects Amondson has worked on include The inhabitants, Relapse (A&E), Intervention (A&E), Restore timeand Reflections.

Andrew Mondson makes 1899

Netflix has previously released behind-the-scenes documentaries for titles like Power of the dog, The queen’s gambit, our planet, and Army of the dead.

The documentary was edited by Luca Lucchesi and produced by Good Old Factory.

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