PROJECTS


Here are a few recent projects I worked on in the last months.

OTTO - Another Round of Product Films


Two new films for the beginning of 2021.


Thanks again to OTTO, Markenfilm, Producer Greta Müller, DoP Felix Tonnat, Hair & Make up Carlos Bücking, Stylist Michaela Hilchenbach, everyone else from the crew and of course talent Jeremy Veasey and Peggy from Filmtierzentrale.


ROLE


Director, Editor


PRODUCTION COMPANY


Markenfilm Hamburg


CLIENT


OTTO Group


OTTO - Product Films


I was very happy to get the opportunity to direct these three product films below for OTTO, after I had been editing a couple of those already this year. Besides directing and editing again, I also did my own storyboards for the first time on a larger scale using Cinetracter, which was a really cool process for me to think about my blocking and lightingin advance to the shoot, but also to communicate ideas to the team and the client.


Thanks to OTTO, Markenfilm, Producer Greta Müller, DoP Malte Goy, Food Stylist Jürgen Zimmerstädt, Hair & Make up Carlos Bücking, Stylist Michaela Hilchenbach and everyone else from the cast & crew.



ROLE


Director, Editor


PRODUCTION COMPANY


Markenfilm Hamburg


CLIENT


OTTO Group


Miracel Whip Recipe Teaser


The agency wanted to move away from a simple table top tasty video, the way they have done them with MW in the past, and create some tasty teasers instead. I was given 2 recipies and some moods and based on that we created the two videos below. The idea is to have them both look like one campaign but distinguis them enough from each other so each film has it's own themes and soul, based on the ingredients. From Job-Go to finished films all within 2 weeks and on a very tight budget with one shooting day.

Thanks to häppy to approach Markenfilm and me for this, thanks to DoP (and in this case Gaffer too) Felix Tonnat, Food Stylist Jürgen Zimmerstäd to make everything look delicious and of course to the rest of the crew und thanks to Mondelez for the trust they put in us.



ROLE


Director, Producer, Editor & Post


PRODUCTION COMPANY


Markenfilm Hamburg


CLIENT


Mondelez International, häppy


Lundenbergsand Hotel & Spa


This is a small no-budget passion project of mine, because I fell in love with this place when I was staying there for a project. I got to know the owners through a colleague and we were invited back to shoot this little film in two days.



ROLE


Director, Producer, Editor


PRODUCTION COMPANY


Markenfilm Hamburg


CLIENT


Lundenbergsand Hotel & Spa


ROLE


Creative Producer, Co-Director (Interviews)


PRODUCTION COMPANY


Markenfilm Hamburg


CLIENT


Sea-Watch, Serviceplan


LINKS


https://lifeboatexperiment.org


https://www.serviceplan.com/de/our-work/seawatch-lifeboat.html



Lifeboat - The Experiment


In the end of 2018 we were approached by Germany's biggest ad agency Serviceplan to produce this film for the non profit organisation Sea-Watch. The concept was simple: Put 40 Germans in boat and leave them there for hours. Over the next month this idea grew from a piece of paper written by two genius creatives to a shoot with 13 cameras and 40 volunteers in a boat in a marine training facility.


I produced this film and conducted and shot the emotional interviews of real refugees, who's stories were the base of the experiment, as well as the interviews of the participants after they got off the boat.


We sought out knowledge and input from everywhere and won over Director Skye Fitzgerald to consult on the film, to direct the shoot of the experiment and also to make this a sister project of his Academy Award nominated short documentary "Lifeboat".

Häppy Manifesto


When I was challenged with this project in the summer 2019 I had never done a completely animated film before. I had done live action with drawn animation and lots of CGI work, but not something build from the ground up.

The script was a manifesto, that needed to be illustrated according to the feel of the rebranding of a company.

In close collaboration with the creatives from häppy, my lead animator Leon Buchholz, Infected and Apparat Hamburg we developed a language of forms, colors, transitions, pictograms and painted, filmed, photographed and cut 6 cute little films.


ROLE


Creative Producer, Director


PRODUCTION COMPANY


Markenfilm Hamburg


CLIENT


häppy GmbH


LINKS


https://hppy.de/culture

Apotheken Umschau


The theme of these films for one of Germany's most widely circulated magazines was simple: Fürsorge (Care). It was our task to first come up with many strong, emotional images and scenes and then shoot them accordingly to convey this feeling to the audience. Having already co-written the scripts I was also happy to direct the 2nd unit to director Ben Hartenstein's main unit.



ROLE


Co-Writer, 2nd Unit Director


PRODUCTION COMPANY


Markenfilm Hamburg


CLIENT


Wort und Bild Verlag



Google - Cases


I produced and directed a couple of case studies for Google/Youtube. Below are two examples, one shot at and about OTTO, the other is about Schwarzkopf from Henkel.

I really love to dig into these topics and on one hand find images to support the content and on the other hand get well versed enough to interview the protagonists adequately.



ROLE


Producer, Director


PRODUCTION COMPANY


Markenfilm Hamburg


CLIENT


Google



Full Filmography


Coming soon...