JURY LINE-UP
always up for work that provokes thought and discussion – together with renowned experts from the film, advertising and lifestyle industries berlin commercial festival highlights culturally relevant content – meet this year's festival jury

winners and highlights from this yaer's edition online
Bas Moonen

VFX supervisor and founder | Ambassadors Berlin

Bas Moonen
Bas Moonen, VFX Supervisor & Founder of Ambassadors Berlin Bas Moonen is Visual Effects Supervisor at Ambassadors and Founder of the Ambassadors’ Berlin office. He joined the company in 2016 where he since leads the award-winning VFX teams in Amsterdam, New York, and soon Berlin. Bas’ recent work includes G-Star RAW - Wear your Denim Till the End with The Family Amsterdam, 96% for Lynk & Co with HALAL, and BMW - The XMinded together with EASYdoesit. Known for his collaborative nature, both on set and behind the screen, he ensures that every team member is aligned with the director's vision, bringing an extra touch of value to every project.
Mah Ferraz

Editor | Cut+Run

Mah Ferraz
Mah Ferraz is a multi-award winning Brazilian Film Editor based in Los Angeles and New York, currently repped by Cut + Run (US) and The Quarry (UK). Mah's clients include Nike, Facebook / Meta, Spotify, Visa, Calvin Klein, adidas, ESPN, Vogue and Volvo. Her music related work features artists such as Rosalía, Megan Thee Stallion, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, Burna Boy and Mariah Carey, among others. Mah has won over 55 Editing awards. Awards and nominations include Cannes, The Webby's, D&AD, Clio Awards, The One Show, ADC, AICP, VMAs, Berlin Commercial, Ciclope, M-V-F BR, The MVPA, and Young Guns.
Hugo Diaz

Executive producer & partner | Henry

Hugo Diaz
Hugo Diaz is executive producer and partner at HENRY, a leading production company in France specializing in commercials, music videos and branded content. Since 2010, he has been working with world-renowned directors such as Tom Kuntz, Martin de Thurah, Sebastian Strasser, Martin Werner, Filip Nilsson and Terri Timely. He is also partner at ANOMALIE FILMS, a production company dedicated to fiction and documentary. HENRY is an award-winning production company based in Paris. They specialize in commercials, music videos, and brand content, as well as fiction through a dedicated company, ANOMALIE FILMS.
Isabel Kast

Executive Producer | Stink Films

Isabel Kast
Isabel Kast serves as an Executive Producer at Stink Films, a globally recognized production company. With a passion for nurturing breakthrough ideas and delivering exceptional craftsmanship, Isabel has had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed advertising agencies & brands to create award-winning film and photography projects. Throughout her journey as a producer, Isabel has had the opportunity to collaborate with an array of talented directors, including Traktor, Salomon Ligthelm, Tino, Joachim Back, Felix Brady, Paul Ward and many others. Isabel is a Karaoke-Pro & loves to play Ping Pong.
Noé Baruchel Dominati

Executive Producer | Phantasm

Noé Baruchel Dominati
Noé is an executive producer at PHANTASM, a Paris-based production company doing commercials, music videos and brand content. Coming from a luxury agency background, he mostly works with fragrances, beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands to whom he brings international directors. Over the years, he has developed strong ties with German talents, production companies and institutions that he admires for their creativity and whom he is always eager to meet. Noé is a graduate from Lausanne School of Hotels and ESCP Europe.
Leila El-Kayem

Executive Creative Director | Anomaly

Leila El-Kayem
Leila's work as a Global Creative Director spans almost 20 years, between New York, Berlin and Amsterdam from German agencies Jung von Matt to global networks TBWA, DDB and 72andSunny spanning communications from campaign to digital and tech innovations, having culminated in founding her own creative agency The Adventures Of (2014-2019) in Berlin. Leila's creative ethos looks to expand the realm of surprising possibilities in the ever-changing world of brands.
Lisandro Ramos

CEO and Executive Producer | Mama Hungara

Lisandro Ramos
Lisandro Ramos is a pioneering art-tech entrepreneur. With a degree in Economics and extensive experience in the audiovisual industry, Lisandro co-founded Mama Hungara, a leading company driving innovation in the audiovisual landscape. The Mama Hungara team has earned international recognition and prestigious awards. Their work has premiered at renowned events like the San Sebastián Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Ciclope, and Berlin Commercial Awards. They also secured two Cannes Lions (Silver and Bronze), as well as awards from the Círculo de Creatividad Argentina Diente, Latin Grammys, Los Angeles Fashion Film Festival, and Paris Fashion Week.
Gen Sadakane

Partner & Creative Director | Fake Agency

Gen Sadakane
Gen Sadakane | Partner & Creative Director | Fake Agency https://www.fake.agency
Adrian Planells

Producer | birth

Adrian Planells
After starting out in the cinema industry in Paris, Adrian joined Birth as a production coordinator and then producer in the fiction department, working on short film, series and documentary projects. He moved to Berlin in 2023, and undertook with Birth's founder the project of creating and developing Birth's German office.
Sinem Löbe

Senior Social Media Consultant | KNSK

Sinem Löbe
Sinem Löbe | Senior Social Media Consultant | KNSK
Stéphane Pivron

creative director | theMill Paris

Stéphane Pivron
Stéphane Pivron | Creative Director | TheMill Paris https://www.themill.com
Marcell Francke

Founding Partner & Co-CCO | antoni_

Marcell Francke
Marcell Francke is a founding partner and Co-CCO of antoni Berlin. Over the past 20 years, he has had the great honor to work with talented people from all over the world. Since 2015 he’s part of antoni berlin transforming Mercedes-Benz from a premium car manufacturer into a luxury brand by creating global campaigns and highlight pieces. Marcell has won over 250 international awards during his career an was part of several international award juries. Besides that he’s in love with art, interior design and food.
Job Sanders

Executive Producer | HALAL

Job Sanders
Executive Producer | HALAL
Aube Perrie

director

Aube Perrie
director
Ronja Prinz

MD & EP | STUDIO 11:40

Ronja Prinz
Ronja Prinz | MD & EP | STUDIO 11:40
Maureen Hufnagel

director | LANDIA

Maureen Hufnagel
Formerly Art Director / Creative Director / Head of Art of agency powerhouses such as Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Young & Rubicam along with boasting accolades across Cannes Lions, Clio, and Diente Awards, Maureen Hufnagel is one of Argentina’s most renowned women directors. In addition to her illustrious agency background, she has also worked as a photographer for leading brands - including Nike’s European campaign “Hoody On Moments” –, she was named International Champion of the Absolut Lomo Competition in London (from a pool of 27,000 photographers worldwide) and has had a solo exhibition held by Malba. These experiences curating talented teams and elevating narratives with stylized aesthetics and humor led her to the advertising landscape, where she’s currently represented by LANDIA for commercial directing. In 2018 her spot Ma’am won Silver Lion at Cannes, Grand Prix at Wave Festival and Lápiz de Platino among others. She enjoys attending as many film festivals as possible.
Ingmar Rehberg

Founding Partner & MD | Yessian Music

Ingmar Rehberg
Ingmar has been developing the European business of Yessian Music over the last 12 years. With his composition and conceptional music skills he has earned numerous awards for brands like Kaufland, Volvo and Volkswagen including ADC Germany, London International Awards, Clio, Spotlight, Ciclope… He started his career over 2 decades ago with many years spent as a Postproduction Supervisor before specializing in audio and music production. He has worked on large scale productions for music and post around the globe for TV, film, commercials and experiential projects, producing bands, orchestras, vocal groups and other unique sounds to bring content to life through sound.
Marie Niemann

executive producer & md | saltwater

Marie Niemann
Marie Niemann | Executive Producer & MD | saltwater
Levi Rijper

Executive Producer | Partizan

Levi Rijper
Levi Rijper started in film production in 2011, eventually becoming the Head of Creative Film & Photography at Czar Amsterdam in 2018. She expanded Czar's offerings to include music videos, fashion films, short films, and branded content. Transitioning to the agency side in 2021, she led the production department at HERC in Amsterdam. Later, she served as Executive Producer at HALAL Amsterdam, focusing on business development. In June 2023, Rijper moved to London and joined Partizan as an Executive Producer, beginning a new adventure. Worked with brands such as Adidas Originals, Google, Asics, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ray-Ban, Patta, Dekmantel, Vogue, Dazed, Elle, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, WWF and Amnesty International. Served on juries for several award shows; Ciclope, Eurobest, UK Music Video Awards, Berlin Commercial, Berlin Music Video Awards, Amsterdam Fashion Film Festival, Le Book and Shots Awards.
Montse Urniza and Isaac Romano

Executive producer duo | sauvage.tv

Montse Urniza and Isaac Romano
Montse Urniza and Isaac Romano are the EP duo at the helm of the production & service production department at Barcelona based SAUVAGE.TV. They make a spectacular tandem with a combined experience of over 30 years in the film & advertising industry. At SAUVAGE.TV, they work with top notch directors spanning diverse genres and formats. As true film buffs, they have a keen eye for visual storytelling and are always on the lookout for the chance to discover new talent.
Niccolò Montanari

Publicist and festival strategist | curation hour

Niccolò Montanari
Publicist and festival strategist Niccolò Montanari entered the creative industry by co-founding Berlin Fashion Film Festival in 2012. In 2016 he left the company to embark on a solo journey to support film directors, production companies and brands with PR and festival distribution. Curation Hour is his latest project, born out of the need for video content to be seen, appreciated and shared. The aim of the platform is to amplify the voice of filmmakers by sharing their work online and matching them with a network of journalists, film festival programmers and awards directors.
Tamsin Hicks

Head of Sales | Biscuit Filmworks

Tamsin Hicks
Before becoming the Head of Sales at Biscuit Filmworks UK, Tamsin was a director's representative at animation studios Passion Pictures and Blinkink, creating short-form video content with partners in advertising, music, gaming, fashion and broadcast industries. Tamsin has spent the last five years at Biscuit Filmworks developing the company's roster and working alongside globally acclaimed directors and creative talents. In 2022 Biscuit Filmworks was awarded Production Company of the year at the British Arrows Awards and in Campaign Magazine, alongside D&AD, Ciclope, UKMVA, Cannes Lions, Creative Circle, Clio, AICP, YDA, Shiny, Kinsale and One Show awards for the directors on the Biscuit roster.
Leone Balduzzi

Creative Director & CEO | C41

Leone Balduzzi
LEONE is an award-winning film director and photographer, born and raised in San Salvo and based in Milan. Though he has lived in a big city for years, LEONE has kept with him and as part of his work a predilection for all those things reminding him of his past and his home. He likes creating extraordinary stories, often with a refined comic twist even in tragedy. LEONE likes nice stories, but mostly he likes to tell them nicely. That’s why in 2010 he started K48, his very own production company based in Milan. In 2016 he became publisher and partner of C41 Magazine. In 2021 C41 magazine and K48 blended their worlds into a company called C41.eu, a creative production company. LEONE is represented by C41.eu and Bollywood Productions.
Werner Klemm

director & ceo | rekorder

Werrner Klemm
werner klemm is a director and the ceo of rekorder – a berlin-based film production company dedicated to developing concepts and producing films and photography. werner founded rekorder almost 20 years ago with the aim of creating extraordinary projects in visual storytelling. during his career he has worked on high-profile campaigns including those of mini, rimowa, bmw, porsche and google. werner was also executive producer of nimic – the successful short film project by academy award nominated director yorgos lanthimos made in collaboration with mini.
Chris Ripley

dop | la

Chris Ripley
Over the last decade, Chris has shot music videos for a wide range of indie and mainstream artists—from Mac DeMarco to Kendrick Lamar. Production of these videos has involved: blowing up a small airplane, an infamous twerk-cam rig, shooting handheld inside a motorcycle globe of death, getting a myriad of disgusting substances sprayed at him Chris has also shot commercials for Apple, Coca-Cola, Meta, Nike, Calvin Klein, and Lexus, among others. Recently, Chris shot a feature starring Clara and Ewan McGregor, “You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder,” which premiered at South by Southwest.
Neonila Kachur

Senior Agent | PURO MGMT

Neonila Kachur
Neonila took her first steps in the commercial production world as an assistant to a bidding producer at a major company in her native Kyiv, Ukraine where she learned the ropes. She quickly moved up and started landing jobs with international directors in the R&D department at companies in Kyiv, Prague and Milan. She’s passionate about her job and the thrill of matching a project to the right talent is what kept her going for the past 10 years. This has lead her to build an impressive network of directors, productions and agencies around the world as well as a deep understanding of the market across Europe, the US and the Middle East. Now based in Hamburg, Neonila works to leverage and expand her network worldwide in an effort to push the Italian talent pool to new heights.
Timm Gillner

founder & director | trust’n’try

Timm Gillner
After his college degree, focused on Art and Design, Timm started to study film in 2012 focused on feature films and documentaries at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, Germany. In 2015 he founded TRUST’N’TRY - a since 2019 Berlin-based Production Company focusing on commercials, short films and music videos.
Alice Gilfillan

Head of Studio & EP | Pavilion Works

Alice Gilfillan
Alice Gilfillan is EP & Head Studio at the social-first production company Pavilion Works. From wrangling hip-hop artists to now overseeing all commercial productions, Alice spent her early twenties booking tours throughout Europe and Asia for up-and-coming artists before a 2-week internship at Pavilion Works, which then turned into a full-time job. Fast forward to now, and Alice runs the core in-house team at PW putting together projects for the likes of eBay, Converse, British Vogue and Universal Records.
Elisa Blanco Follana

Creative Sync | 86 Tales

Elisa Blanco Follana
Elisa's journey began with her heart beating to the rhythm of music and her eyes capturing stories through visual art. In 2011 she relocated from her sunny hometown in Spain to the vibrant pulse of Germany. She immersed herself in the world of creative industries, mastering photography, production, and sync. Elisa has access to an extensive library of iconic music from renowned artists such as Quincy Jones and Hans Zimmer, allowing her to seamlessly bring her clients' creative visions to life through the power of music.
Linus Specht

Creative Director | Justaddsugar

Linus Specht
www.justaddsugar.de
Morgan Faverty

Co-Founder & EP | Accolade

Morgan Faverty
Morgan is the Co-Founder of ACCOLADE, a new production company launched in early 2023. ACCOLADE is the accumulation of 6 year experience building and running the content company production company Pavilion Works. ACCOLADE’s mission is dedicated to finding and developing the next generation of global voices of directors and photographers.
Nicolas Wheatley

Head of Music | Pitch&Sync

Marta Carbonell Amela
Nicolas Wheatley has worked across many forms of the music industry from music press to recording studios and now music supervision. Originally from Sydney, he now lives and works in London as a music supervisor at the creative music agency Pitch & Sync working on short form films, advertising and talent curation.
Simon Heeger

co-founder & MD | 2WEI

Simon Heeger
Simon Heeger is co-founder and managing partner at 2WEI, a composer team founded by Christian Vorländer and Simon Heeger in early 2016. The group is based in Hamburg & Berlin, Germany & Venice Beach, California. 2WEI has been involved in +700 ad campaigns, +200 Gametrailers + 400 sync placements. With more than hundreds of millions streams on Spotify and Apple music and a youtube following of almost 500k subscribers, 2WEI is one of the most successful epic music artists worldwide. Additionally, 2WEI has won the Golden Lion in Cannes for best composition, LIA, Clios, ADC nails and many other awards. Simon has been in the jury of Cannes 2018, Clio 2021, LIA 2022, ADC 2016-2022, among others.
Sarah Hollfeld

Directors Rep | CZAR Film

Sarah Hollfeld
Sarah took a multidisciplinary approach during her studies, focusing on film, photography, graphic design, and writing. Following the completion of her Master's degree in Düsseldorf, Sarah's journey took her to several places including Indio Stockholm and Iconoclast Germany before eventually settling in Berlin. Today she integrates her various disciplines by working as a directors representative at CZAR Film Germany. Sarah is also the founder of a book club and is currently knitting a summer top.
Lyndy Stout

founder & curator | 1.4

Lyndy Stout
1.4 https://www.onepointfour.co
Shai Caleb Hirschson

creative managing director | massivemusic germany

Shai Caleb Hirschson
Shai Caleb Hirschson, Creative Managing Director of MassiveMusic Germany, moved to Germany from his native South Africa in 2012. In 2018 he founded GINGER, a music agency, which in 2019 merged with MassiveMusic to become the boutique offering in the German market to Massive’s international garrison. Shai is a multi-instrumentalist, an entrepreneur and a father of 2 boys. A creator, a maker with an intense passion for culture, he now heads up MassiveMusic Germany with his studios - showroom based in Berlin-Mitte.
Dominik Meis

MP & Ep | HAMLET

Dominik Meis
Dominik Meis | Managing Partner & Executive Producer | Hamlet https://hamlet.tv/de
DAGMAR GARBER

Partner & Executive Producer | Akkurat

Dagmar Garber
Dagmar Garber | Partner & Executive Producer | Akkurat
Alexis Bednarczyk

Film Post Producer | One Hundred Berlin

Alexis Bednarczyk
Alexis Bednarczyk | Film Post Producer | One Hundred Berlin https://www.onehundredberlin.com
Nina Kobia

producer & head of creative development | goodhouse films

Nina Kobia
Nina Kobia is head of creative development at Goodhouse Films. Her instinct and passion for the film and photography world have led her to pursue a new chapter in the Berlin commercial scene in 2020. Before she worked in the marketing department for Lufthansa Group in New York City where she also was a member of ANA, the Association of National Advertisers. Nina's studies have taken her to Vienna, Beijing & Lisbon where she graduated with an Msc in Business Management.
Brett Kincaid

founding partner | matte projects

Brett Kincaid
https://matteprojects.com
Marta Carbonell Amela

vfx supervisor | psyop

Marta Carbonell Amela
Marta started as a designer in Barcelona. Driven by her passion for film making she found a way of getting the best of both worlds and has been doing so for the last 12 years, first at The Mill and now at Psyop. Her Background as a designer always helped with keeping in touch with the creative side of VFX. Alongside Marta is also a huge voice in promoting equal gender and diversity opportunities in the business.
Frederik Wetzel

Executive Creative Director | Grey

Frederik Wetzel
Frederik Wetzel is the Executive Creative Director at GREY Germany. After – much to his parents’ dismay – switching from the law sector to advertising he has been responsible for the worldwide communication of numerous high-end brands such as Porsche, Volkswagen, Volvo or NIVEA: First as a copywriter, then as a Creative Director and ECD. Frederik has won several international advertising awards throughout his career and knows how to tie a bow tie in under 13 seconds just in case it’s ever necessary.
Annika Hatje & Jaap Bräutigam

Executive Producer & Strategist | commonvision

Nina Kobia
https://www.commonvision.film
Ricardo Distefano

Managing Partner | David+Martin

Lisa Yvo Heimgartner & Albert Hornbach
ricardo is the cocktail you get when you mix cachaça, doppelkorn, splash of grappa, passionfruit juice and some manischewitz wine. served hot. tastes like crap – but shows the heritage quite well. in his 19 years in germany, he has learned and pushed his craft at the berlin wildchild aimaq rapp stolle then moving to the powerhouse jung von matt in hamburg and berlin, later headed to HEIMAT and finally discovering his absolute distaste for network agencies as the CCO of TBWA\ in düsseldorf. he now runs the creative department of the young berlin off-shoot of hot creative shop david+martin throughout his stations he has done almost everything: from mercedes and smart to rewe, from heineken to sparkasse, from otto to henkel, from google to the german post. politics and beauty. insurance and detergents. plus all abbreviations from CPG to FMCG to LEH. still no interest in doing pharma any time soon. a true new german, he traded berlin for the idyllic moers with his wife annika, three kids – max, bruno and lola – and dog Lasca. he also paints, builds bikes and tattoos his own legs. when he finds the time.
Andreas Schneider

Director Technical Programme Management - Global | Vice Media Group

Andreas Schneider
Daniel Huntley

news editor & social media manager | shots

Daniel Huntley
daniel compiles shots and source's ground-breaking "scout" section, focussing on global unsigned directorial talent, and curates the monthly ‘presents’ showcase. alongside that, daniel posts daily news on the site and conducts interviews with directors, primarily focussing on feature-film, unsigned directors and music video. he has also sat as a judge on many advertising and film awards, including the uk mvas, young director awards, epica awards, shots awards and shiny awards.
Lola Bracegirdle-Black

director's rep | bonaparte

Lola
Lola is the new Director’s Rep at BONAPARTE. For the past three years she had the position as Director’s Rep at UNIT9 FILMS London, where she looked after their Director’s roster. Lola is from the UK, grew up in the south of France and since then has lived in Buenos Aires and London. Before working in the film industry, Lola was a Headhunter in advertising where she helped creatives with their careers across the world.
Konrad Weser

Senior Producer & Business Development Director | sehsucht

Konrad Weser
Konrad Weser aka Kofi is a highly experienced and successful producer, creative thinker and team leader who focuses on high-quality work. He has worked in various senior and executive producer roles at industry leading studios like Sehsucht, The Mill, Psyop and Woodblock. His main focus is producing outstanding work. Which he did for clients such as Apple, Mercedes, Riot Games, Adidas, VW, IBM, BMW, Red Bull and many more. Konrad is experienced managing staff artists and freelancers, as well as working in high-pressure team environments. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Management from Hochschule der populären Künste, has previously worked as a PR manager for BPitch Control (Paul Kalkbrenner, Modeselektor, Ellen Allien) and was also seen producing chart shows for MTV / VIVA. His great coffee making skills come from an odyssey of unpaid interships during his early twens.
Damiano Vukotic

Global Head of New Business | Ridley Scott Creative Group

Damiano Vukotic
Damiano Vukotic is the Global New Business Director at the Ridley Scott Creative Group. Based out of London, for 17 years Damiano has been responsible for promoting the group’s roster of directors, photographers, and creatives, to agencies and brands worldwide, and sourcing new creative talent. A keen photographer, Damiano is passionate about the arts and new visual media.
Sabine Kuckuck

Executive Creative Director | thjnk Berlin

Damiano Vukotic
Started as a journalist, now leading international advertising campaigns for various brands. Through creative guidance, IKEA was ranked the most loved brand in Germany. Jury member of national and international award shows (won a few as well). Slightly focused on film and into stories that are told with empathy, dry humor, and honesty. Still attempting to master the handstand.
Jeremy Hofmeister Mac Lynn

Executive Creative Director | Journee and Waltz Binaire

Damiano Vukotic
Jeremy Hofmeister Mac Lynn is the Executive Creative Director, working with the global team at Journee and Waltz Binaire. He creates beautiful and immersive worlds for Clinique, BMW, H&M and Cartier among others. While currently a 'Metaverse, Web 3 and AI veteran', he was previously Creative Director at Jung von Matt and VCCP. His background is Digital first - Web 1, 2 and 3 and spans two periods in London as well as Berlin.
Peter Grasse

Founder & Producer | Mr+Positive, Tokyo

Peter Grasse
Peter Grasse is an awarded producer who shaped the reputation of Asia-Pacific’s most dynamic production companies in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. For more than a decade Grasse has produced some of the World’s most talked-about and awarded commercial campaigns. Having been ranked in the Top Three Production Companies of the Decade by BestAds, he continues to cultivate the Asia-Pacific region’s most inspiring new talent as Mr+Positive Tokyo
Karolina Matheis

Casting Director | Matheis Casting

Karolina Matheis
Karolina Matheis is a multi award winning european casting director and entrepreneur, known for her strong international casting and a deep love for unique & talented characters. Her extensive market knowledge as well as her intuition both mirror directors requirements, finding the perfect personality for high-end campaigns. For more:

www.matheiscasting.com & www.bobbydazzler.de
Veronika Engelmann

Directors Scout | Markenfilm Group

Veronika Engelmann
Veronika is a Directors Scout and part of the Directors Department of Markenfilm Group - which includes Markenfilm Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich and Seoul. Her background is in directing. Before working as a Directors Scout, she directed commercials herself and also studied film at art school. Besides her profession as a scout, she writes fictional stories. That's why she has a special passion for film as well as the creative side and tries to push through the most artistic approach in every pitch.
Juan San Roman

Founder & Executive Producer | be sweet_.

Juan San Roman
Juan founded be sweet_. in 2012. Since then he has been producing campaigns for the main agencies in Spain. His work has been recognized at some of the most important festivals in the world. In 2020 he led the transformation of be sweet_. from a local production company to a globalized entity. Currently, be sweet_. operates in Santiago de Chile, CDMX, Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Bucharest. During this time, be sweet_. established its own creative department beX. which has been recognized by the One Creative Club of New York, Cannes Lions, and the Andys. In 2023, be sweet_. achieved with different campaigns recognition at One Show, El Sol, CdeC, Andys, and Cannes Lions.
Juliane Ellrich

Executive Producer | Zauberberg Productions

Juliane Ellrich
Juliane is an Executive producer of the Berlin Zauberberg family - so to say one of the patient zeros at Zauberberg. She loves films that have a great sense of humor and bring joy to the world - yes! She very much enjoys emotional storytelling or better said quality and creativity in all formats. Founded in 2018, Zauberberg Productions is the culmination of years of industry experience, professional enthusiasm and long-trusted relationships, which Juliane is a remarkably fast moving young member of. Prior to working for Zauberberg, she stopped off at Bigfish Filmproduktion and Markenfilm Hamburg. Juiane worked with a vast number of great international directors on brands like Genesis, Ford, Smart, Samsung and VW.
Miguel Teixeira

Founder & Global Executive Producer | Mr.Frank

Miguel Teixeira
Miguel Teixeira is the founder and executive creative director for Mr.Frank, an Amsterdam-based film production company with a strong international outlook. Mr.Frank has one foot in the commercial world — producing projects for the likes of Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, T-Mobile, and more, while keeping the other foot firmly in the art world — maintaining a steady production of documentaries (Kids of the Bims), short films (OSU), and feature-length films (Mon Frère).
Yannick Verdonck

Executive Producer | Landvogel

Yannick Verdonck
Yannick started his career in filmproduction about 10 years ago. After working in several production companies doing both commercials as well as feature projects he landed at Antwerp based production company Landvogel, operating as EP today. Started as a one man band production company from an apartment, today Landvogel delivers premium campaigns, music videos, branded content and since two years also Landvogel Originals ranging from long-and shortform fiction to documentairies of all sorts. Yannick’s a true believer of the fact that talent can grow everywhere and therefore tries to look of the beaten track, giving new creatives the chances they deserve. Last year Landvogel joined the Supercluster Global network to enforce their network and by doing so also creating opportunities for their directors.
Charlotte Woodhead

managing EP | canada

Charlotte Woodhead
Charlotte Woodhead is an industry heavyweight, one of the few female producers working in NY, LA, London and Paris with the biggest brand and talents. Previously EP'ing for Superprime, Biscuit Filmworks and Iconoclast. Having started producing music videos for the likes of Oasis, Amy Winehouse and Pharrell Williams in the UK. She became one of the top commercial producers in the UK and has since paved her way across the Atlantic to work on spots for the Oscars and the Super Bowl. Her achievements don’t stop there as projects she has produced have landed prestigious awards from Clio, AICP, Cannes Lions and D&AD.
Markus Hensgen

Executive Creative Director | DOJO

Markus Hensgen
Safano Cotino

producer | czar amsterdam

Safano Cotino
Safano Cotino, producer at Czar Amsterdam, discovered his passion for creative film and photography at an early age. Driven by an enterprising spirit, he took a detour by starting his own sustainable restaurant. He eventually returned to the creative industry and now combines his organizational and entrepreneurial skills at Czar, a leading production house specializing in creative film and photography.
Michael Johne

Creative Director | Serviceplan Berlin

Michael Johne
Michael Johne works as Creative Director and Head of Creation at Serviceplan in Berlin. After training and studying design at the Bauhaus in Dessau, he started working as a creative at Aimaq von Lobenstein in 2007. Two years later he moved to Scholz & Friends Berlin, where he worked for three and a half years as art director for Deutsche Handwerk, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Almette and Fisherman's Friend, among others. In 2012 he moved to Y&R Berlin and worked as a creative director for clients such as Land Rover, Danone and Mini Babybel. In addition, Michael is a member of the Art Directors Club Germany (ADC) and gives seminars at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences / Department of Design as a lecturer. His work has already won over 50 national and international prizes.
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THE AGE OF COLLABORATION

This new Instagram channel serves as a way to continue celebrating creativity and culturally relevant content all year round. A safe space for filmmakers to keep creating and presenting work that provokes thought and discussion + The chance to be part of a pool of easily accessible talent, targeted to an audience of brands, production companies and agencies.

Letting the work speak for itself: Over 500 creative projects featured on the account. Keeping it short and sweet keeping in mind how we consume content online.