written and directed by
Julian Krubasik, bvk
line producer and production manager
sound design and mixing
a production of
Kloos & Co. Medien
BKM Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
FFF FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
Creative Europe Programm der Europäischen Union
DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
a coproduction with
ZDF / Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Rise and Shine Cinema
Rise and Shine World Sales
Isa Willinger is a documentary film director. She studied directing at the University of Film and Television in Munich. She also holds a Master’s degree in Slavic Studies, North American Studies and Sociology. Isa has been awarded scholarships by the Fulbright Foundation, the DAAD, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the German Bundestag and the American Congress. Isa’s previous documenary feature FORT VON ALLEN SONNEN / AWAY FROM ALL SUNS, which was also produced by Kloos & Co. Medien, won numerous international awards. As a filmmaker, Isa is interested in social changes and in the history of human ideas. She has contributed to film magazine Revolver and she is the author of a book on the films of Kira Muratova.
Stefan Kloos is the founder and managing director of KLOOS & Co. MEDIEN. After a career in journalism, he started the company in 2002, and has since been involved in the production of numerous high quality and award winning creative documentaries for TV and cinema.
He is a member of the GERMAN FILM ACADEMY and the EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY, and a receipient of the prestigious GRIMME TV-Award.
For the OSCAR® -nominated and EMMY-winning LAST MEN IN ALEPPO, he received the CINEMA EYE HONORS award for “Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Production“ and he was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award.
Further films in his track record include: PRE-CRIME, HOLY COW, YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY, AWAY FROM ALL SUNS, TRANSIT HAVANA and others. Kloos is a regular on the international circuit and lectures on topics related to development, production and international distribution of documentary films.
Stephan Krumbiegel & Olaf Voigtlaender have been working together as an editing team for several years, producing feature films and documentary films. In 2018, they were awarded the GERMAN FILM AWARD (Deutscher Filmpreis) for “Best Editing” with their work on BEUYS.
The production company
Kloos & Co. are one of the most active players for international documentary productions for cinema and TV in Germany.
With a well-balanced mix of geopolitical and investigative topics, social issues, current social phenomena, pop culture and the arts, their award-winning films were backed by national and international film funds and major TV-channels. Productions and coproductions include the OSCAR ® -nominated and EMMY-winning LAST MEN IN ALEPPO as well as PRE-CRIME, A MODERN MAN, BUGS, TRANSIT HAVANA, THE OTHER CHELSEA, PLANET GALATA, YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY, GANGSTER OF LOVE, AWAY FROM ALL SUNS, WALKING UNDER WATER and CHUCK NORRIS VS. COMMUNISM.
Rise and Shine World Sales is one of the leading boutique sales agents for documentaries. With an average of 15 new films per year, the company takes an exquisite catalogue of award-winning films and directors to all markets and platforms including TV, theatrical, non-theatrical, DVD and VOD.
Their catalogue includes award-winning films such as: Genesis 2.0, Sakawa, Silvana, Pre-Crime, The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov, Raving Iran, Letters From Baghdad, A Modern Man, Cause of Death: Unknown, Transit Havanna, My Stuff, Hip Hop-Eration, Every Face Has A Name, and others.
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