January 2017 started with a great filmic project, but the blue sky is deceiving: -13 °C (about 8°F), every piece of equipment had to be hand-carried up! Worst of all, we knew a storm was coming in! And rushing in high altitude is a challenge, believe me!
Hungary. 0°, but the light crew had their own ideas about how to deal with the temperature. Great guys.
Two days later: Madrid. 18° and bright blue skies.
The central market. Best Tapas in ages. Great atmosphere.
London. And it rains.... we work fast between showers.
End of the journey was Prague. This must be one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The guys liked the food. I am not into meat anymore, but we had fun!
Everything has been beautifully restored. It is hard to get a shot without a guided group of tourists.
Back to Germany....
Fabulous blue skies in Alsace..
Long hikes under the last golden leaves of autumn. What a gift!
A few days from now they´ll all be gone for this year.
The forest is my favorite artist!
We ate many fresh mushrooms. Not these ones, though.
Good bye autumn. We are now waiting for the first snow to arrive....
End of April we finished these three films for BAYER, shot on location in Kansas, Colorado and Florida. These films come hand in hand with a print campaign, which featured the same protagonists. There are several versions of the films, these are the 60 second cut downs. Avery rewarding project. We met great people on the road and we are grateful for their collaboration.
I have chosen my favorite one. If you want to see more, click here.
Greetings my dear friends from France, where I am spending a little outtime.
Have a nice „Karneval“ season, don´t overdo it!
There hasn't been much of a season so far. Way too warm. But finally winter is arriving. Hello nature... !
I wish everybody a very happy, content and fulfilling year 2016. We have another great opportunity to make the world a better place.
Hello my friends,
I wish you a Merry Christmas and I hope that you can spend the days in peace.
Here in Germany we are in a process of learning to share with many people who lost their homes in political and religious upheavals. I am very proud of my fellow countrymen, because it is working out very well.
Let us share, we all have too much of everything and too little love.
The poem is by Rose Ausländer and says: (in my translation):
we live word to word
tell me your favorite one, friend
mine is "you"
We are honored to have received a Gold Medal at the 6th Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2015. Again I thank my producers at facts & fiction and my wonderful crew.
If you would like to see the film: Click here
Another big thank you to my crews and to my producers and to our Kazahk clients. What a wonderful experience!!!!
The Deauville festival is fairly new (4th year). It concentrates on films with "green" content. I have seen extraordinary films there on shocking issues. We submitted our film announcing the World Expo 2017 in Kasachstan on Future Energy. And the jury heard the message...
It´s quite a trip to get to Deauville. Train to Paris, cross town to another station and then ride another train to Normandy...Glad to have arrived!
The real "glitz" of Deauville seems to have vanished over time, but it is still very charming.
The festival headquarter.
The Entree to the awards...
At the Gala. Honoroured to have the Premiere Secrétaire, Yerbol Sarypbekov, of the Kazakh Embassy Paris at my side during the event.
I am very happy to share the news: The film "Expo Family" annoucing the World Expo 2017 in Kasachstan has won several prices:
Worldmedia Festival, Hamburg: GOLD!
Worldmedia Festival, Hamburg: GRAND AWARD (corporate communication).
I wish to thank my production company facts & fiction, Cologne and my devoted crew. The German as well as the Russian and Kazhak crew, This is a fantastic outcome.
Would you like to see the film: click here
...das war eine ruckelige Woche vor Ostern und der Sturm - wer draußen war, weiß was ich meine - hat uns den Rest gegeben. Zeit, eine kleine, besinnliche Verschnaufpause einzulegen. ich wünsche euch allen ein frohes Fest!
... the week just before Easter brought a lot of unrest and the storm enforced the uneasiness. Those of you, you had to travel, know what I am talking about. Just the right time to take a break for Easter, to spend time with family and friends and to forget the restlessness around us!
Für neue Filmideen bin ich immer auf der Suche nach interessanten Location. Hier im südlichen Sauerland habe ich einen gefunden mit großartigen Views und perfektem Licht in den frühen Studen des Nachmittags bis zum Sonnenuntergang.Read More