The music and sound effects were produced by an old cinema organ on display at the Potsdam Film Museum.

The film was made in three parts by Wim Wenders and his students. The first school year (1994-1995) was devoted to the filming of the invention of the Bioskop; during the second year they filmed the the first public projection at the Wintergarten; in the final year, they worked on the trip to Paris and the interview of Lucie Hurtgen-Skladanowky.

When Wim Wenders accepted to teach cinema at the Hochschule für Fernesehen und Film where he himself had been a student from 1967 to 1969, he decided to make a film with his students paying homage to the pioneers of the moving pictures, invented a hundred years before. The film made on a very tight budget became "Die Gebrüder Skldanowsky".