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”
And furthermore it is printed in Revolver film magazine No. 46, also co-edited by Marcus. I was particularly pleased about the latter. For years, his Revolver book “Kino muss gefährlich sein (Cinema must be dangerous)” has been a constant reminder on my bookshelf.