Some nostalgic news: My former filmschool ifs in Cologne, where I was lucky enough to study in their very first directors’ programme, is turning 20!
To celebrate the occasion they stream a film a week from two decades of ifs films. First in line is my graduation film AMORFATI from 2005, which I co-wrote with producer Melanie Andernach and shot under adventurous cicumstances in Cologne and Montenegro. I’ll tell you all about it one day with a beer or a glas of slivovic 🙂
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!
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.
On wednesday night, July the 3rd at 0:35am my film SCHWESTERWEISS will be shown once again on german Television. This time in state broadcaster ARD first channel’s yearly selection of first and second features.
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.
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!