A few months ago, a letter arrived from german broadcaster WDR in which the mighty player cancelled its involvement in cinema productions until further notice, and felt compelled “under the circumstances and the digital transformation (…) to review the previous decision-making process and adapt it to the economic framework conditions”.
Shortly afterwards, my colleagues Marcus Seibert and Christian Fürst asked me to write a future-oriented text for their book about 42 years of the independent filmmakers’ association Filmbüro NW. My topic was set.
Along with a lot of deep and exciting insights into more than four decades of independent filmmaking in Germany, my Text “Wir bitten um ihr Verständnis (We kindly ask for your understanding)” can now be found in the awesome, big fat publication “Achtung, Achtung! Hier spricht das FilmbüroNW”
During the Berlinale, the award ceremony by MFG Filmfund will take place in a small setting. A video with the highlights will be available on film.mfg.de from Thursday, February 17th, 2022.
After almost 20 years in Cologne, I have also moved to Potsdam Babelsberg with mixed feelings of farewell and joyfull expectations. I am delighted to be working with a whole bunch of talented students in the fields of screenwriting, directing and producing.
Together with Meike Hauck, we will be helping to shape a new creative and interdisciplinary approach to story development — what more could a young (kind a) professor ask for?
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW supports the development of FIVESONGSFORTHEPATRIARCHY — Spanning from the mythological beginnings of patriarchy till a fictional dystopian end, FIVESONGS is an anthology film that asks if our men-built civilisation is the best humanity has to offer. Developed with Fiction Park and LavaLabs, the project aims to make creative use of the newes possiilities in virtual production.
Every year, my “band of neigbours” ERDMÖBEL releases a song for christmas season. In the year of Corona the song turned out pretty melancholic — a mood I know well. I’m really hapy with the video — with Felix Brückner on camera and Til Strobl from Butterfilm on VFX on location in the truly special art space Raum13.
Ulrich Laven invited me to his Mastercut podcast, an invitation I gladly accepted. Shot on what must have been the hottest day this summer, our detialed conversation will now be put online in several episodes.
In German only, I’m afraid.
Five years ago, Ali escaped his home town Besançon for being gay. But his mother’s stroke makes him come back again , hoping for a peaceful reunification and a fast journey back to Paris. In Cooperation with DEMASK, LSVD e. V. and rubicon e. V.
The web seriesBeauty Summer School by the PR-Agency komm.passion for Klier Hair Group, which I had the honour to direct last summer in croatia won two awards at the International German PR-Awards in the categories „employer branding“ and „moving image“. All that hard work under the hot croatian sun payed off after all!