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Heinrich Vogeler

1905: Heinrich Vogeler is celebrated as the star of German Jugendstil. But self-doubt increasingly torments him. In search of new inspirations he moves to the First World War and returns as a changed man.

Documentary · 2022
Director: Marie Noëlle
Tasks: Postproduktion: Cine Complete GmbH Color Grading: Andreas Hellmanzik Tongestaltung: Anders Wasserfall Conforming, Mastering: Stefan Otterpohl Barrierefreie Fassung: Kathy Hellmanzik Hörfilm-Sprecherin: Simona Pahl Trailermischung: Andreas Hellmanzik
BLAUER HIMMEL WEIßE WOLKEN

Astrid promises her beloved grandfather to take care of her grandmother after his passing. But can the life of a young filmmaker be reconciled with caring for an 86-year-old suffering from dementia? A joint canoe trip across northern Germany is supposed to provide the answer. It is a journey into the past, back to the place of childhood days where the canoe was christened. And it is a journey into an uncertain future because it quickly becomes clear how thin the line is between the grandmother's greatest possible self-determination and the granddaughter's self-sacrifice.

Documentary · 2022
Director: Astrid Menzel
Tasks: Postproduktion: Cine Complete GmbH Color Grading, Koordination, Mastering: Andreas Hellmanzik VFX, Bildaufbereitung: Stefan Otterpohl Tonbearbeitung, Sounddesign, Mischung: Anders Wasserfall
Great Freedom

Juditha and Erik in their 60s are facing the wife's illness, the shame and disappointment related to it, as well as expectations and ever-changing hopes. A couple will need to rediscover the foundation of their marriage to find each other again.

Feature film · 2021
Director: Wendla Nölle
Tasks: Postproduktion: Cine Complete Conforming, Titeldesign, Retuschen, Mastering, DVD Authoring: Stefan Otterpohl Soundmischung, Kinomischung, Grading: Andreas Hellmanzik
Everything will change

In a dystopian 2054, three friends go on a road trip into the past. On their journey, they rediscover lost biodiversity. How could it all disappear? When the friends find the key to a decisive moment in time everything will change.

Documentary · 2021
Director: Martin Persiel
Tasks: Mischtonmeister, Synchron Mischtonmeister, Audiodeskription Mischtonmeister, Trailermischung: Andreas Hellmanzik
THE RED HOUSE

30 years ago, former explorer Robert Peroni gave up everything to move to eastern Greenland, whose population seems doomed to extinction. He founded The Red House, a shelter that offers work to local people left with nothing yet want to stay, despite the uncertain future.

Documentary · 2021
Director: Francesco Catarinolo
Tasks: Postproduktion: Cine Complete GmbH Color Grading: Andreas Hellmanzik
LOOK ME OVER - LIBERACE

He was an icon, flamboyant pianist, egomaniac, showman par excellence: Liberace - the King of Bling, led his life in the fast lanes between Hollywood, Las Vegas and Palm Springs. In the middle of the Californian desert, where Hollywood stars celebrated wild parties around private pools, he lived a paradoxical life of spectacle and secrecy, illusion and reality. His success is closely linked to the growing popularity of television and the American TV era. Scores of American housewives adored the musician who could play everything from jazz to classic. His public life was as paradoxical as his performances were glamorous. No other artist cultivated such an openly camp persona on America's biggest stages while at the same time vehemently refusing to come out as gay, a facade Liberace kept up until his death. He was one of the first celebrities to die of complications from the AIDS virus, although his death was officially attributed to "heart failure" in order to preserve the memory of the one-man Disneyland. We examine his stellar career and its abrupt end in the context of America's social and media history. Liberace's story reflects the American dream - but also the country's bigotry and the divisions of a rapidly growing society.

Documentary · 2020
Director: Jeremy J.P. Fekete
Tasks: Post Production Company, DCP/DCDM Mastering, Untertitelung/subtitles: Cine Complete GmbH Color Grading: Andreas Hellmanzik Visual Effects, Mastering: Stefan Otterpohl Mischung, Re-recording mixer, Sounddesign/sound mix, sound design: Marc Bargmann Barrierefreie Fassung/accessible version: Kathy Hellmanzik
YALDA

Maryam is accused of the murder of Nasser, her temporary husband. Nasser would not accept Maryam’s pregnancy and died in the ensuing dispute under unclear circumstances. On a popular reality show, Maryam is given the opportunity to fight for the forgiveness of Nasser’s daughter Mona and escape the death penalty. While the machinery of the TV show runs relentlessly and Mona is able to win the sympathy of the audience, Maryam, scarred by her stay in prison and the death of her baby, withdraws more and more into herself.

Feature film · 2020
Director: Massoud Bakhshi
Tasks: German Dubbing, Translation, Subtitling, Accessible Version, German Mix, Digital Lab, Deliveries, DCP Mastering
Sleep

The small Harz village of Stainbach is haunted by mysterious demons. As it turns out, the nightmares of Marlene (Sandra Hüller) are responsible for it. In these nightmares, she drives the inhabitants of the low mountain village insane. When she finds out that her dreams are about a real place, she pays a visit to the village to get to the bottom of the mystery. She eventually suffers a nervous breakdown when she learns of the consequences of her nightmares and is committed to a psychiatric ward. Her daughter Mona (Gro Swantje Kohlhof) now also travels to Stainbach to find out the causes of the demonic nightmares. In the process, she comes into contact with the peculiar inhabitants of the village and learns of dark forces from the Nazi era that haunt her, first in her dreams and then in real life.

Feature film · 2020
Director: Michael Venus
Tasks: Color Grading, VFX, Title Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Design, Sound Editing, Accessible Version, Post Production, DCP Mastering, Deliveries
DIE VERWANDLUNG

Almost every day, actors and actresses experience a drama of whose extent we have no idea. We experience them in their roles when they play seducers, heroes, villains or failures. We know very little about the people behind the roles, unless we receive a distorted image from the tabloid media. Actors* live a profession that exposes them in a special way to the public. Their profession is both a curse and a blessing, exposing personal complexes, touching vanities and fomenting narcissism.

Documentary · 2019
Director: Michael Harder
Tasks: Color Grading, Post Production: Andreas Hellmanzik Mischtonmeister/sound mix: Marc Bargmann Conforming: Stefan Otterpohl
Silence of the Fish

A remote fishing farm in the Icelandic Westfjords. Saga lives here with her mother Hildur. Hildur is trying hard to secure the economic existence of the small trout-farm of the family over the next winter, and her daughter Saga is her only support.
But Saga is growing up and develops needs of her own. When Saga’s only source of affectionate love finds death by the hands of her mother, she questions the kind of feelings that still bind her to her mother.
Hildur tries to hold on to the tightly knotted bond between her and Saga, but Saga is no longer willing to accept a life lingering for love, and she decides to put her mother to the test. The outcome will decide her future at the farm.

Short film · 2019
Director: Hilke Rönnfeldt
Tasks: Color Grading, DCP Mastering
UNZERTRENNLICH

Approximately 4 million people in Germany have a brother or sister who is chronically or life-shortened ill or disabled. They have to deal with issues such as responsibility, abandonment and loss much earlier than their peers. Their reality is fundamentally different from that of other children and adolescents. Quietly observing and with great respect for all family members, the film approaches the different life realities of such siblings and introduces their everyday life.

Documentary · 2019
Director: Frauke Lodders
Tasks: Post production, Color Grading, Title Design, Accessible Version, DCP Mastering, DCDM Mastering
THE LAST JOLLY BOY

Documentary road movie by Hans-Erich Viet, who visits the stations of his past together with Holocaust survivor Leon Schwarzbaum. Leon Schwarzbaum had actually wanted to become a singer. Before the outbreak of World War II, the now 97-year-old played in the band "Jolly Boys." Today he is the only survivor of the group. Together with documentary filmmaker Hans-Erich Viet, Schwarzbaum travels through the German-Polish past and present - from his hometown of Katowice to the Bedzin ghetto, the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps, and the trial of SS guard Reinhold Hanning in 2016.

Documentary · 2019
Director: Hans-Erich Viet
Tasks: Accessible version, English translation, English Subtitles, trailer creation
FLIESSENDE GRENZE

In the middle of the Schaalsee runs the bureaucratically precisely defined “ Fluid Border” between the FRG and GDR. One night a storm shifts a buoy of the border line. While the border and measuring troops from East and West meticulously try to restore order, two land surveyors throw their prejudices overboard and tear down the border between them for a short time.

Short film · 2019
Director: JOANA VOGDT
Tasks: Color Grading, Post Production, Sound Mixing, Cover Design, VFX, Motion Design, Graphics, Animation, Barrier-Free Version, DCP Mastering
BAUMBACHER SYNDROME

Late-night show presenter Max Baumbacher wakes up one morning with an unusually deep, almost magical voice. The news of this unprecedented change spread worldwide in a very short time and prompt the moderator to hide from the public in his manager’s Spanish villa. When Max meets the young, crazy Fida, and his depressed son from a previous relationship unexpectedly visits him, Max has to face his past.

Feature film · 2019
Director: Gregory Kirchhoff
Tasks: Post Production, Digital Lab, Deliveries, DCP Mastering, Color Grading, Sound Mixing, Dialogue Editing
SO WAS VON DA

Hamburg, St. Pauli: When Oskar (23) wakes up on New Year’s Eve morning, his life is in ruins. The last party in his club is taking place that night. The house is torn down, the dream is over, Oskar has debts and no idea what is to become of him. In addition, Mathilda, the great love of his life, whom he just can’t forget, has announced herself, and then a desperate ex-pimp storms his apartment and wants money. Can’t it get any worse? It’s just getting started.

Feature film · 2018
Director: Jakob Lass
Tasks: Post production Supervising, Digital Dailies, Offline Proxies, Avid Editing Suites, Online/Conforming, Data Management, Technical Support, Accessible Version
LIVING IN DEMMIN

Germany, May 8 – Day of Liberation from fascism. Wrapped in a ghostly silence, a small town in northern Germany awakes. The people in Demmin are anxiously waiting while 700 police officers take position and neo-nazis get in formation. Demmin is not celebrating the anniversary of Germany’s liberation today ...

Documentary · 2018
Director: Martin Farkas
Tasks: Sound Editing, Dialogue Editing, Sound Design, Cinema And TV Mixing
FAMILIENLEBEN – FAMILY LIFE

Biggi lives with her two daughters, four dogs and her ex-boyfriend Alfred on a run-down farm in a small village in Saxony-Anhalt. Biggi and Alfred have no work, they live very modestly. Their 14- and 17-year-old daughters Saskia and Denise are supposed to go to school, but there are always reasons for both of them to stay at home. Tensions arise with Alfred.
We accompany them in their conflict-ridden everyday lives, learn about their dreams, their fears and their hopes. And how difficult it is to break out of a circle. Family life with horses, dogs and cats, TV, PC and smartphone.

Documentary · 2018
Director: Rosa Hannah Ziegler
Tasks: Translation, Subtitling
UNLIKE TODAY

An elderly couple fights for dignity as they balance on the edge of their earlier lives. Both resist accepting their new life, now dominated by illness and nursing. A visit from their daughter could be the turning point.

Short film · 2018
Director: Astrid Menzel
Tasks: Post Production, Color Grading, VFX, Cover Design, Mastering, Deliveries
DUSKY PARADISE

After the sudden death of his parents, Jacob, in his mid-20s, travels to a foreign, paradise-like land to take care of his inheritance – a dream house with a pool and a turtle. He does nothing, and social interaction doesn’t interest him. Undisturbed by the daily grind out there, Jacob spends his days on a lounger in the sun, a drink in his hand and turtle by his side. It’s not until he meets his pushy, elderly neighbor Matteo that his quiet, apathetic existence is slowly broken. Despite initial resistance, Matteo’s passion for life and love leaves an impression on Jacob, who for the first time becomes involved with a woman – the crazy, fun-loving art student Zoe, of all people. Unwittingly, Jacob slips into a world of people and emotions.

Feature film · 2017
Director: Gregory Kirchhoff
Tasks: Post production SUPERVISING, COLOR GRADING, SOUND MIXING, VISUAL EFFECTS, VOICE RECORDING, ADR, DIALOGUE EDITING, DELIVERIES, DCP MASTERING
TANGERINE DREAM – REVOLUTION OF SOUND

Edgar Froese, band leader of Tangerine Dream and pioneer of electronic music, is on a lifelong mission to find the ultimate sound. His constant quest takes him and his fellow band members to worldwide success, all the way to the Hollywood studios in Los Angeles. At his death in January 2015, Edgar Froese leaves a legacy of 48 years of music history. The film shows previously unreleased footage shot by the band leader himself: For the first time, we see the band backstage, on tour in Europe and the US, at photoshoots with Jim Rakete or on holiday at the seaside. Records and interviews with his wife Bianca Froese-Acquaye, with band members, close associates and fellow artists map the unique history of Tangerine Dream: a tribute to the musician Edgar Froese and the era of electronic music.

Documentary · 2017
Director: Margarete Kreuzer
Tasks: CONFORMING, COLOR GRADING, COVER DESIGN, SUBTITLING, DCP MASTERING
CLASH

Set entirely in an 8m police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Morsi from power.

Feature film · 2017
Director: Mohamed Diab
Tasks: GERMAN SUBTITLING, GERMAN DUBBED VERSION, GERMAN CINEMA MIX, DCP MASTERING
LA HOLANDESA

Maud and Frank are on holiday in Chile. Their relationship is fragile and so is Maud. After many years of trying, it is now time to face the fact that they will never have children. However, Maud is in denial. After a huge fight with Frank, she runs off and sets out on a road trip through Chile, that will see her travel to the depths of despair, before eventually making peace with herself.

Feature film · 2017
Director: MARLEEN JONKMAN
Tasks: GERMAN SUBTITLES, ACCESSIBLE VERSION, GERMAN DUBBED VERSION, GERMAN SOUND MIX
Werner Nekes – Life between images

Werner Nekes is a leading contemporary experimental film maker. His work includes numerous avant-garde films that received many awards and distinctions. Closely related to his cinematographic work is his very substantial cinematographic collection, spanning about 40,000 objects ranging from the early days of cinema to phenomena of visual perception – a collection that is truly unique in the world. This film shows a cross-section of Nekes' films and reveals some particularly intriguing treasures from his collection. In conversations with Alexander Kluge, Nekes reveals his profound knowledge of cinematography and his lifelong and abiding interest in exploring the concept of perception. The film also looks at his close collaboration with Helge Schneider and Christoph Schlingensief.

Documentary · 2017
Director: Ulrike Pfeiffer
Tasks: Online/Conforming, Color Grading, Dialogue Editing, Sound Design, Music Production, Cinema And TV Mixing, Accessible Version, Cover Design, Subtitling, DCP And DCDM Mastering, Tape Creation
Big Feet

Little Willem plans a celebration for his deceased grandfather, like the Mexicans do on their famous Day of the Dead. And so a small East Frisian cemetery becomes the scene of a colorful hustle and bustle. After some back and forth, Willem is even able to persuade his taciturn neighbor, the farmer Hendrik, to join in and thus commemorate his deceased mother.

Short film · 2017
Director: Melinda Jansen
Tasks: COLOR GRADING, VFX, MIX, SOUND DESIGN, DELIVERIES
Anne Clark – I'll walk out into tomorrow

Anne Clark, an icon of music history and a terrific pioneer of spoken word art, has been on stage for more than 30 years. It transforms language into unique music. Since the early 1980s, New Wave classics such as OUR DARKNESS and SLEEPER IN METROPOLIS have provided a thrill of excitement that has inspired generations of musicians. Her analog synthesizer sounds made the gloomy poet a pioneer of techno. After drastic confrontations with her record company, she disappeared from the musical scene and re-invented herself in the quiet solitude of Norway. Director Claus Withopf accompanied Anne Clark for nearly a decade, portraying a socially critical as well as overwhelming exceptional artist – a musical rebel.

Documentary · 2017
Director: Claus Withopf
Tasks: Color Grading, VFX, Title Design, Accessible Version, Deliveries
Ostfriesisch für Anfänger

Uwe Hinrichs is a loner who consistently speaks the Low German language and describes himself as the last real East Frisian. He wants nothing to do with globalization and the modern world. When a group of foreign professionals suddenly moves into his impounded house, he goes crazy and literally messes things up. Against his will, he now has to take over the integration lessons for these "Utländer". Cultures, conflicts and expectations collide. But where there is friction, there is also warmth, and so Uwe overcomes himself and, with good intentions, teaches the strangers Low German instead of High German. But no one notices the mistake. When all seems lost, Uwe rises above himself, saves the future of the foreigners and thus his own ...

Feature film · 2016
Director: Gregory Kirchhoff
Tasks: POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISING, COLOR GRADING, SOUND MIXING, VISUAL EFFECTS, VOICE RECORDINGS, ADR, DIALOGue EDITing, BARRIER-FREE VERSION, DIGITAL DAYLIES, DELIVERIES, DCP CREATION
OCCASUS

Isaac, an African refugee, is stranded on a western vacation island. But the supposed vacation paradise is his private hell. Driven by pain and rage, he moves across a country full of contrasts that reveal his cruel past and illustrate his tragic passage to Europe. The loss he suffered along the way drives him to bloody retribution.

Short film · 2016
Director: Petja Pulkrabek
Tasks: DIALOGUE EDITING, SOUND DESIGN, CINEMA MIX
150 Milligrams – La fille de Brest

Dr. Irène Frachon from Brest discovers that Mediator pills cause heart valve problems/deaths. In 2009, she starts an uphill battle against the producer and the French health authorities.

Feature film · 2016
Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
Tasks: GERMAN SUBTITLES, DCP MASTERING
SONITA

After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive tradition.

Documentary · 2016
Director: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Tasks: ACCESSIBLE VERSION, SUBTITLING
HANDS OF A MOTHER

At a family gathering on a boat, engineer Markus vaguely remembers what his mother did to him when he was a child. Soon, Markus and his wife Monika have to face an unthinkable truth and violation, that a mother would seem incapable of.

Feature film · 2016
Director: Florian Eichinger
Tasks: EDITING (JAN GEROLD), DIGITAL DAILIES, OFFLINE PROXIES, CONFORMING, COLOR GRADING (ANDREAS HELLMANZIK), VFX, TITLE DESIGN, DIALOGUE EDITING, SOUND DESIGN (ANDERS WASSERFALL, ROLF SEIDELMANN), COMPOSER (ANDRÉ FELDHAUS), CINEMA AND TV MIX (ANDREAS HELLMANZIK), ACCESSIBLE VERSION, DCP MASTERING, DCDM MASTERING, DELIVERIES
Nordstrand

Marten (30) and his brother Volker (27) meet again for the first time in a long time at their parents’ abandoned house on the North Sea. Their mother is soon to be released from prison, where she has been since her father’s death, and Marten wants to persuade the younger brother to come and fetch her together. But Volker wants nothing to do with a new start in the family; he seems to have come only to sell the house. To this day, he reproaches his mother for not having been able to protect him as a child from his father’s abuses. And with Marten, who as an older brother feels complicit in the events of that time, Volker apparently plays a strange game.

Feature film · 2015
Director: Florian Eichinger
Tasks: COLOR GRADING, VFX, TITLE DESIGN, MIXING, SOUND DESIGN, DELIVERIES
Babai

Nori and his father sell cigarettes in the pre-war Kosovo of the 90s. When his father secretly flees to Germany without him, his son decides to follow him on his own. After a life-threatening journey, Nori actually finds his father. With childlike consistency, he confronts him with his deed, which he cannot forgive him for all his love.

Feature film · 2015
Director: Visar Morina
Tasks: Visual Effects, Dubbing, German Version, Accessible Version, Digital Daylies, Deliveries, DCP Creation
4 Kings

Christmas is approaching, and with it, the desire for harmony, beauty, light, and hope. Unable to cope with her parents’ conflict, 16-year-old Alex makes a radical decision; the next day she finds herself in the adolescent psychiatric emergency unit. There she meets three other young people: 17-year-old Lara, striking daughter of an academic family who’s having acid flashbacks; shy 16-year-old Fedja, who is being bullied at school; and violent 17-year-old Timo, who has just been moved from the closed ward. Under the care of 38-year-old psychiatrist Dr. Wolff, they will spend a Christmas together that none of them will ever forget.

Feature film · 2015
Director: Theresa von Eltz
Tasks: SOUND DESIGN/SOUND MIX, SOUND MIXING, MUSIC, MUSIC SUPERVISING, Post production SUPERVISING, COLOR GRADING, VISUAL EFFECTS, VOICE RECORDINGS, ADR/VOICE RECORDINGS, ACCESSIBLE VERSION, DIGITAL DAYLIES, DELIVERIES, DCP CREATION
Junges Deutschland

JUNGES DEUTSCHLAND documents Germany’s youth from the turn of the century to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The turbulent 20th century was also a time of youthful awakening: Wandervögel and Hitler Youth, half-stars and hippies, naked body culture and loyal breeding. What was it like to be young during the world wars, during economic crises and economic miracles, in times of student unrest and mass protests, while Germany was divided and when it grew together again? Anna Maria Mühe and Kostja Ullmann explore what young people before them thought, felt, knew – and wanted to know. They embark on a journey through time, researching diaries, letters and photo albums, and are transported back in time by means of elaborate productions.

Documentary · 2014
Director: Jan Hinrik Drevs
Tasks: Editing, Post production Supervising, Color Grading, Visual Effects, Sound Design, Dialogue Editing, Voice Recording, ADR, Sound Mixing, Deliveries
B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG – LIFE IN OUR HANDS

LIFE IN OUR HANDS – this is the title of this year’s campaign by B. Braun Melsungen to mark World Hand Hygiene Day 2017. B. Braun is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medical technology and pharmaceutical products and services.
In our video, Theresa exemplifies one of the millions of patients who become infected with multi-resistant hospital germs every year: 31 percent of all patients undergoing surgery share her fate.
Three narrative levels of image, voice over and text charts paint a comprehensible overall picture of the problem in a sensitive and unobtrusive way. The point-of-view perspective of our protagonist also creates a particularly high level of identification for the viewer.

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Director: Kirchhoff Consult AG
Tasks: VOICE RECORDING, MIXING, CONFORMING, COLOR GRADING, DELIVERIES