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Film score for 'Die Story' 'Goldene Zeiten – Das heuchlerische Geschäft mit dem Gold'

Probably most people who possess gold don’t think about where it comes from and how it has been produced. That’s why they don’t know that most of the gold gets mined highly industrialized in open-pit mines and beside destroying the landscape thereby, the environment, employees and people living near by that mines come in contact with Cyanide, a highly toxic chemical, which is used in great quantities for gold mining.

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'Bear’s Bride' and 'Mercury Bird' selected to be part of IFA-exhibitions

The animation movies „Bear’s Bride“ from Derek Roczen und „Mercury Bird“ from Ina Findeisen have been selected to be part of the worldwide exhibition „Animated Films from Germany“ from German “Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen” IFA (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations). The exhibition starts in Israel and will be shown in likely more than 20 cities all over the word, partially in cooperation with Goethe-Institut. Tel-Aviv, Riga und Vilnius are remaining 2010.

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Film score for animated movie 'Mercury Bird'

Whether a great discovery will be a benefit for the world or to its disadvantage, does not depend on the discovery itself, but rather on the way it will be used. That’s also the case in Ina Findeisens 2D animation movie. She shows us an enchanting, well protected world, where various animals live together in a wood and feed troublesome. One day the young Panda makes a discovery in the forest, which brings one of the adults to an idea how to get easily around to a lot food – and greed comes up, fading everything else from the spotlight.

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Film score, sound design and final mix for Philips educational movie

Who actually knows exactly the meaning of “sudden cardiac death”, how to identify it and how to administer first aid, if necessary? And who actually knows exactly what a defibrillator is, how to handle and where to find one, when urgently needed?

Many people think these questions are not very important, because they are far away from daily life. But every second counts, if the extreme situation appears, in which a person in the close proximity suffers a sudden cardiac death - and with a little bit knowledge and acting without delay a live can easily be saved.

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Captain Bligh selected for official Best-of-Berlinale Short Film Reel from children’s programme

Captain Bligh, Derek Roczen’s animation movie for children, has been selected to be part of the Best-of-Berlinale Short Film Reel “Berlinale Generation – die besten Kurzfilme aus dem Kinderprogramm“. The film has been shown on over 80 film festivals all over the world so far and we are happy, that it is now part of the collection of the best children movies from 2002-2007, that have been in competition at Berlinale. It is available with other selected films on DVD as from now.

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Film score, sound design and 5.1-final mix for animated movie 'Bear’s Bride'

Meetings between man and bear are doubtful most of the time. Too often they result in headlines like “Bear eats man”, Man kills bear” or people only know circus-, zoo- or problem-bears. The 2D animation move “Bear’s Bride” from Derek Roczen also tells from such a meeting, but of different cast, as a young bear and a young woman come across in the forest and become friends quickly. From now on they live together, share bed and hut and would probably live happily ever after, if the bear wouldn’t grow up more and more and reaches adulthood.

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Film score, sound design and 5.1-final mix for animated movie 'Pebblestone'

To see the world through the eyes of a child is for an adult sometimes hard to do. While terms like playing, romping or tinkering are not that important in the adulthood, they are absolutely essential for children. Coupled with fantasy in great quantities – which regarding to children actually is always overabundant – an adventure might enfold, like little Lisa experiences in the 3D animation movie “Pebblestone”.

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Film score for documentary 'Zwischen Heimat und Vaterland'

Most people would say there’s no difference between home and home land, because in their case one or another is the same. But how would a Russlanddeutsche (ethnic Germans living in Russia) define these terms, when he grew up in one land, but feel related to that other land, where his forefathers came from? On the one hand he adopted culture, language and tradition of his forefather’s land, but on the other hand he also adopted those from the land he’s living in. So it arises the question, where he is enrooted.

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Film score for short film 'Trueville'

If one wakes up one morning as usual – possibly even too late, as ususal – but the rest of the day goes on absolutely unusual - possibly even that way, that it’s hard to believe – then it might be one plays the leading role of “Trueville”.

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Film score for documentary 'Im Windrausch'

Cast off! The documentary “Im Windrausch” is all about sailing and the viewer resorts into a world of water and wind, encounters idyllic, impressive and rough nature, pulsating cities, small paradises and everything else that entails, when a sailing yacht travels a distance of 12.000 nautical miles.

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