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!
Sometimes things just happen quickly. From the day before yesterday I am professor for film and television with the focus on directing at Macromedia, university of applied sciences in Cologne. I will be teaching in both german and english. Semester starts October 1st.
So much to do, let’s get it done.
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.
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.)
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.
It’s never too early for publicity. During this year’s Berlin film festival German tv WDR followed three parties of filmmakers for a story by westart. Amongst them my producers Maria Tsigka and Markus Halberschmidt from Fiction Park, as they were touring the markets with Christoph Mathieu’s and my own film project Life on Laika. Nice one.
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!
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!
Every December, just in time before their beloved anual christmas tour, german band Erdmöbel releases a christmas single. And a video.
Have a pleasant Advent everyone and an euphoric end of the year 😉
On thursday, November 29th at 22:00 pm my second theatrical feature SCHWESTER WEISS will be aired on SWR television, Germany.
It’s been four years since we made the film. It took a year after the festival premiere to cinema release, another year of lawful waiting for a first tv premiere on arte tv in Germany and France and another one to be finally shown within the programme of our home broadcaster SWR.
It surely feels like coming home…