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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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Filmscore, sound design und final mix for animated children’s film 'Anderswo'

Where goblins and sylvan elves live, where one’s afraid of “works” and where huge spiders reside, there is the world of “Anderswo”. In Carla Heinzels 3D animation movie we pursue an episode of a family living their life in Anderswo, ready for any adventure. Here we get to know two youngsters, sylvian elve Finn and goblin Schach. They are friends and play in the forest as the make a discovery, which brings them deep in trouble. 

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Film score, sound design and final mix for room installation '3 – Die Liebe ist der Dieb'

If you think of love and only that beautiful and romantic love comes into your mind, you can be sure, that a substantially part is missing. That’s the reason why director Dirk Lehner introduces in his movie „3 – Die Liebe ist der Dieb“ both sides of love by his protagonists: „She-Love“, the pure, sublime, nearly divine part of love and “He-Love”, the doubting, unromantic part, who although does his work with best intentions regarding the lovers.

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Film score for documentary '08/15 – Leben am Rand von Köln'

In Cologne’s subway station „Köln-Chorweiler“ are big black and white portraits of several people. Although these persons obviously have been pictured in their home, presenting a part of their private life, there’s nothing else told about them. Director Sandra Jakisch wanted to know, which individuals and destinies are behind those pictures and what happened to that persons until today.

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