MADE IN GERMANY
In the beginning, there is always a vision – passionate and euphoric. A desire to dare something, something different. Our vision: a successful cinematic (art) work. A film that stands out from others, that speaks a new language, that frees itself from conformism, that is unique and that leaves a lasting memory thanks to its quality – in short, a film that is MADE IN GERMANY. Our task is to translate this vision into convincing and challenging stories.
The MADE IN GERMANY Filmproduktion GmbH is an independent film production company headquartered in Cologne. We develop and (co)produce high-quality documentaries and feature films for a German, European and international audience. We are always keen to choose films with stories that deal with societal, social and political topics and that promise to be visually powerful.
“My task is to confront the vision with reality. What’s so fascinating about that? Developing the idea, fleshing out the abstract. My aim is for the vision to be, in the end, identical with the finished product.”
The producer Melanie Andernach did her Ph.D. in film and copyright law and subsequently studied for a degree at the ifs internationale filmschule köln. Since then, she has been working as a freelance producer, director and author.
Melanie Andernach is a member of EAVE European Audivisual Entrepreneurs. Since 2019 Melanie Andernach is also a part-time professor at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Cologne (KHM).
Knut Losen already worked as an assistant director, producer and production manager for various film and TV production companies during his law studies. In 1998, he founded a top-selling TV commercial production company (Palladium Commercials). Since January 2007, he is also manager and member of the MADE IN GERMANY Filmproduktion GmbH. He acts both as an investor and as an advisor.
Eva Laass did a PhD in English, German, and Theatre, Film & Television Studies and has since worked as a commissioning editor, producer und dramatic advisor. She has been part of the MADE IN GERMANY team since 2017.