Funding for Homeshoppers’ Paradise!

After three years of script devel­op­ment  the region­al film fund MFG Baden-Würt­tem­berg announced its sup­port for Nan­cy Mac Granaky-Quaye’s first fea­ture HOMESHOPPER’S PARADISE!

Our team — first of all Nan­cy, as well as Ste­fanie Groß (com­mis­sion­ing edi­tor SWR tele­vi­sion) Pas­cal Noth­durft (pro­duc­er, Ziegler Film Baden Baden) Toks Körn­er (script advi­sor) and myself (co-writer) are over the moon!

Shoot­ing is sched­uled for next year — as a green flag­ship-pro­duc­tion, con­serv­ing nat­ur­al resources! Nice!

MiA. with a dot

After 5 years, ger­man Band MiA. will soon release their new Album and “Kopfüber” is its first sin­gle, which was released today. I had the plea­sure to direct the music video to this fab song. Great work in Black Box Music Halls Berlin with john man­age­ment, Sony/Four Music, Levin Hüb­n­er from Hübner/Wallenfels, Andreas Köh­ler, Marc Bitz, Jana Schnei­der, Silke Zeitz and many oth­er won­der­full peo­ple!

Remembering Lisa Martinek

Lisa Mar­tinek has died. I adored work­ing with her and would have loved to get anoth­er chance at it.  My deep­est con­do­lences to her fam­i­ly. Rest in peace, Lisa.

Ger­man broad­cast­er ARD will be stream­ing our fea­ture SCHWESTER WEISS until octo­ber 22nd (Ger­many only).

And here is a link to our music video TUTORIAL (eng­lish sub­ti­tles) and its inter­ac­tive ver­sion TUTORIAL INTERAKTIV (ger­man only) for which she stopped by one morn­ing in Berlin to endow us with her most grace­ful tears. Unflap­pable, pro­fes­sion­al and warm. Thank you.

Schwester Weiß on ARD Television

On wednes­day night, July the 3rd at 0:35am my film SCHWESTER WEISS will be shown once again on ger­man Tele­vi­sion. This time in state broad­cast­er ARD first channel’s  year­ly selec­tion of first and sec­ond fea­tures.

It is an hon­our to be part of this round of won­der­ful films!

(Also, after Film­fest Dresden’s poster, this is the sec­ond colour­ful but­ter­fly logo I’m con­nect­ed with.)

Tutorial in Dresden

13 years after my stu­dent film Amor Fati won an audi­ence award in Dres­den, I’m proud to be back with my music video Tuto­r­i­al (Erd­mö­bel) which was select­ed for the nation­al com­pe­ti­tion (pro­gramme 1) from April 9th to 14th . These are the dates:

If you’re around, click on the image for tick­ets or here. I’ll be there for all screen­ings but the one on fri­day.

TUTORIAL in German Short Film Association’s programme in Clermont-Ferrand and Berlin

To my sur­prise, some old dreams from film stu­dent times have recent­ly become true. Hard­ly 15 years lat­er.  My music video TUTORIAL (ERDMÖBEL) will be shown at the mat­iné mar­ket screen­ing of  the Ger­man Short Film Asso­ci­a­tion  at Fes­ti­val du cour métrage in Cler­mont Fer­rand on wednes­day feb­ru­ary 6th at 11:00 am.

Ready to launch at this years Berlin Film Fes­ti­val TUTORIAL will also appear in the  short film cat­a­logue „Ger­man Short Films 2019“  as well as the  screen­er-DVD „Ger­man Short Films“ by AG Kurz­film — Ger­man Short Film Asso­ci­a­tion.

And last but not least the music video will be screened in the nation­al com­pe­ti­tion of April’s Film­fest Dres­den. More about this lat­er.

What an unex­pect­ed joy! Danke, liebe AG Kurz­film!

Christmas commercial

At the end of the year a last-minute job came in. The first of three sea­son­al com­mer­cial spots for the ger­man sug­ar trade asso­ci­a­tion is online, which I have writ­ten and direct­ed on set. My thanks go to komm.passion agency for the assign­ment and two fun shoot­ing days to end the year with.

Hap­py hol­i­days and a hap­py new year to you all!

A new music video on St. Nicolas

Every Decem­ber, just in time before their beloved anu­al christ­mas tour, ger­man band Erd­mö­bel releas­es a christ­mas sin­gle.  And a video.

After Hoff­nungs­mas­chine last year and Tuto­r­i­al  begin­ning of this year, I’ve been lucky to work with erd­mö­bel again and direct and edit a third.

Sie nan­ten ihn Putte (They called him Cherub) stars Sebas­t­ian Rüger from the com­e­dy duo Ulan & Bator and the choir Filmhauschor by Gui­do Preuß.

Have a pleas­ant Advent every­one and an euphor­ic end of the year 😉