"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action."
"It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death."
"When I die, I'll be forgotten."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
"Legitimate theater has a much tougher time on Broadway now, mainly because of the economics."
"We are very fortunate to have lived through an era where history has been documented not only by the printed page but also with audio recordings and film."
Paul Bowers, Professor of Visual Arts and New Media
"Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor."
"Outside of my liking for wine, women and racehorses, I'm a regular husband."
"Al Jolson was the most impressive entertainer on the American stage."
"Everybody is a dreamer."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"My dream is the complete secularization of the world."
"Nothing in the world is so compelling to the emotions as the mind of another human being."
Margaret Floy Washburn
"I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate."
"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives."
John Stewart Mill
"Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and be loving."
What we do
We create independent documentaries. All of our projects deal with
film, theater, and literature in one way or another. Our two major documentary projects are intimately connected with
Jewish history and culture.
The reason for what we do is a strong interest in arts and a huge admiration for expressive people who are using their talents and following their passion. At the same time, we seek for ways to realize our own creative ideas.
When it comes to arts as one form of human expression, we are interested in connections between the artwork, artist, and recipient, as well as between intellect and emotion. The interview is often the central approach for our work.
By providing our research results to diverse audiences, we try to close the gap between academic and non-academic audiences.
We currently study and work in Kiel, Germany. Our work frequently leads us to other countries, first and foremost the USA and England. So far, all of our projects have been launched besides our academic studies.
Our films have been screened at various festivals and congresses in the USA, Canada, England, Germany, Malta, and Australia.
Who we are
How it all started
We both met each other at the University Of Kiel in 2003. Sharing lots of interests, we attended several workshops and congresses together. In 2005, we were able to produce our first non-professional film project with "The Fracture Guild of Schönhorst".
Shortly after that we came across the legendary entertainer Al Jolson, and we developed the idea for a professional independent documentary project: "On the Road to Al Jolson".
Our encounter with Al Jolson was basically the inspiration that got us started on realizing all of our following professional projects.
We operate in a complementary teamwork, and although the areas of responsibility are not strictly separated, there is a difference in our talents and in our fields of activity:
Andrea is responsible for the ideas and the artistic realization (script, direction, camera, editing), as well as for the organization in the background (research, storyboard, shooting schedule). Jens is responsible for the technical part (software acquirements, audio editing, video conversion) and public relations.
On this website you can find all information about us and our work. Please feel free to look around, to leave a comment in our guestbook, or to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions!