Martin is part of the team that has been nominated for both Deutscher Fernsehpreis and Grimme Preis 2019 for the documentary series „Employable Me“, a BBC format that Tower Productions adapted for german television. So it’s not a Neue Stereo Filmproduktion, but that does’t make us less happy about it.
We are very exited to have been funded by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg for developing
a documentary series about a center of the old West Berlin music scene.
We can’t say too much about it at the moment but are really looking forward working a lot on this project.
For the forth time we filmed the most important german music festival, as Die Ärzte Drummer Bela B. called it.
Birgit and Horst Lohmeyer us this festival to stand up against the extreme right wing neighbors in their village Jamel.
This year we filmed performances and interviews with Herbert Grönemeyer, Bosse, Casper & Marteria, Kettcar, Antilopen Gang and many more.
If we had to name the most interesting young britsh act it would certainty be Yungblud.
He is fresh, has strong political opinions in times of Brexit and he is not afraid to shout them out loud.
We spent some time with him in Berlin, used all kinds of old cameras to film him
and are very happy with the result: an energetic portrait of somebody who might become the voice of his generation.
One of our favorite things to do is to film acoustic sessions with talented musicians.
Especially when they are as promising as Lxandra from Finnland.
Stay tuned for the outcome which will be released soon.
Naika was born in Miami, Florida and has absorbed all kinds of musical styles and made them her own.
We were lucky enough to spend some time with her to set up a filmed acoustic session
and are 100% sure that soon it will be impossible to get her great tunes out of everybody’s heads.
Her caribbean vibe will help all of us to get through wintertime and into the summer of 2018!
For three years in a row we have produced Helene Fischer’s tv commercial for christmas time…
This feels like a jour fixe: for almost a decade we have produced the annual film for the labels
Vertigo/Capitol and Polydor/Island that are presented at the Universal Inside in Berlin’s Mercedes Benz Arena.
This year it felt right to look back and to produce a best of.
We hooked up with the Beatsteaks, BelaB, Kraftklub, Schnipo Schranke, Fehlfarben
and many more great artists to support this special festival wich stands up
against Nazis, intolerance and fascism and we are proud to have produced the festival film for the third time.
We are exited, that our campaign for Live Nation’s Wireless Festival was a huge success and went viral.
Therefore the elderly urban natives Traudel and Ursel got dressed up in their Hip Hop clothes again for our sequel.
Milky Chance have done what very few german acts have managed to do: a worldwide breakthrough.
They are touring all over the planet, are big in the USA, in Australia
and we even heard their songs in rural Sri Lankan villages. They are really a global phenomenon.
So we were very pleased, that they took the time and asked us to film their EPK for the upcoming album Blossom.
Our client LiveNation have come up with the very interesting Wireless Festival in Frankfurt
focussing on modern urban music and asked us to set up a viral campaign.
That was our chance and big fun to set our personal record
and shoot with the 90 year old Hip Hop fan Traudel and her slightly younger counterpart Ursel. Yo, bitch!
Shortly after saying goodbye in London, we met Helene Fischer again
and documented her being measured and moulded as a wax figure for our client Madame Tussauds.
Once again we have worked with Helene Fischer and we did so at a very special place:
we went to London’s Abbey Road studios and set up a session with Helene and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
and we are very proud of the outcome: the performance of five songs (one of them a duet with Elvis Presley!)
and the complete television add campaign for her christmas album.
We have a constant dispute wether the Rolling Stones (Martin) or the Beatles (Marc) are the greatest of them all.
However, it may only be Rock n Roll, but we like it very much and we both felt honored to have been involved
in the Rolling Stones’ „Blue & Lonesome“ campaign with a trailer for Universal Music
(and as we also went to film in Abbey Road studios the same week – see above – our controversy was dissolved into general happiness anyway…)
Following artists around with our documentary camera is one of our favorite things to do
and this time we got on the road with the interesting newcomer Julian Philipp David, who has been signed by Vertigo/Capitol.
In the end we combined all the documentary footage with concert shots for his music video „Highlights“.
Since last year we have been filming Clueso working in the studio, recording his great new Album Neuanfang
and finally talking about the new songs for the first time.
Now Album and Film are finally released. You can will see four short films in the internet
or can go for the 20 min documentary film on itunes.
Like 2015 we again went to Jamel to support this amazing festival
in their fight against right wing extremism. Since 10 years Birgit and Horst Lohmeyer
organize a great weekend of musicians standing strong
and being loud against the Nazi-neighbors in their village.
This years acts included Die Ärzte, our old friends Madsen, Fettes Brot, Bela B. and many more.
It has become something like a Jour Fixe: for seven years in a row Daniel Lieberberg
and his team asked us to produce a film for the Universal inside event and the whole thing has become bigger and bigger.
After reenacting several Hollywood blockbusters starring the Capitol/Vertigo and Polydor/Island team
we have been inspired by Carpool Karoke and filmed Daniel driving around Berlin with Sido, Bosse, Clueso,
Alma, Boss Hoss, Lena and many more. With some of them we have worked many times before and it was a blast once again…
“Do you want to do another Startrampe Portrait?“ We love this question from the guys at Bayerischer Rundfunk
as we really liked to work with them filming Teesy or Matteo Capreoli
and they proved to have a sixth sense for finding tomorrows the next big thing.
This time we portrayed young rapper Chima Ede on the tough streets of Berlin. YO!
Filming concerts is something we enjoy very much. This time it was a live show by Norwegian singer Aurora and her magic voice.
Christmas time is coming up and we are getting in the mood by producing a couple of
TV commercials for Helene Fischer’s christmas album.
We made a nice trip to Italy to hang out with Clueso and his producer Tobi Kuhn
and document the process of recording new tracks! Really exiting!
What a pleasure to work with Herbert Grönemeyer, one of our teenage heroes!
He was participating in this years film for Universal inside that we again produced
for Daniel Lieberberg and his team Vertigo/Capitol and Polydor/Island.
This years style: “Grand Budapest Berlin Hotel!”
In times of increasing Neonazi violence it was our deeply felt wish to support the festival „Jamel rockt den Förster“.
It is organized by Family Lohmeyer who are the only people in their village standing against Neonazis.
Die Toten Hosen and many other artists came and made a loud and clear statement against racism, facism and discrimination
and to support this brave festival. We are proud to have been a part of it and made a short video with some impressions.
An honour to meet Sir Simon Rattle for a short interview in his house in Berlin.
Thank you to our client London Symphonic Orchestra !
We are very proud and exited to have made a 45 minute documentary film for ARD
about „30 years of Rock am Ring“, Germany biggest music festival.
We have worked ourselves through archives and made interviews with musicians,
among them Campino, Smudo, Tom Morello, Sportfreunde Stiller, Cro, Placebo, Linkin Park, Bryan Adams
and the festival promotors Marek and Andre Lieberberg.
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some bands keep getting better and better.
Tocotronic are one of them and we filmed their club show in Berlin’s legendary SO36
and a long generic interview. Always a pleasure!
the story continues: we travelled to Istanbul and Addis Abeba to film two more musicians
for our long time independent documentary film “ROCKBOTTOM – Songs of no money“!
Thanks again for all the support of you crowdfunders and all the people involved!
We are thankful that you believe in the project and we will keep you updated
about the next steps! It will take a while, but there will be a film!
Hannes Wader is one of Germany’s most important political songwriters.
He has been one of the 1968’s voices, selling out concerts for more then 40 years
and has been honored by a lifetime achievement ECHO Award.
We had the pleasure to create a lyric video for him
and wanted to fulfill this challenge in an unusual way.
Producing a Rock am Ring Diary is an annual tradition that we are
happily continuing for Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur.
Check out 2014’s review of what what was going on
in the world and on stage at Rock am Ring.
One of 2014’s most interesting newcomers made a fantastic album
and it was a pleasure interviewing him.
We did not hesitate to take up the offer of spending a couple of days on the road
with Angus and Julia Stone and filming them on tour.
The outcome are three short films portraying them on and off stage
with what the do best: playing their warm and moving music to a live audience!
We love to capture musicians and their stories
and have a new short reel for our documentary works,
EPK, live sessions and generic interviews. Please check it out here
Ladies and gentlemen, Chimperator’s next big thing: Teesy!
Accompanying the release of his debut record, we produced a portrait
for the tv-programme “Startrampe” broadcasted on Bayerischer Rundfunk
and filmed him in his hometown Kiel. Watch it here
Thanks to Rick Rubin, the brother and sister are reunited
and recorded a new, atmospheric album with the legendary producer.
We are more than happy to have filmed a couple of acoustic tracks
(besides playing Ping Pong with them…). Watch of the songs here
Three years ago we filmed Marlon’s EPK for his smasher album “Matter Fixed”.
Now we repeated doing so for the follow up “Electric Soul”
and we send massive congratulations for climbing the top of the charts again.
The Blue Note logo is something like a guarantee for the finest Jazz music.
And when the legendary Don Was himself likes an album and wants
to release it, that’s really something! This is what happened to the Julia Kadel Trio
and we are happy to have accompanied their recording sessions
with our cameras and produced an EPK film. See it: here
Bayerischer Rundfunk asked us to produce a portrait film about Matteo Capreoli,
a young and upcoming singer/songwriter from Hamburg who works with Samy Deluxe.
We enjoyed doing so and placed him in the setting of the four elements… Check it out here
After the great success of 1 million downloads of Deutsche Grammophon’s Beethoven App
we are shooting interviews for the next App release again.
This time we had inspiring conversations with great musicians and composers like Max Richter and Avi Avital
for the forthcoming “Vivaldi – Four Seasons” App
Having worked with them and their project Caligola before
we again had the swedish rockers right where we want them – in front of our cameras
and filmed a couple of songs in a futuristic way… One of them is to be seen here
Deutsche Grammophone is about to release a box-set of the greatest Johan Sebastian Bach recordings
and we filmed a trailer for this fine release.
We met up with Unheilig again for a couple of projects that we are planing in 2014.
First thing this year: we accompanied him with our documentary camera in the studio and
will continue to do so in his process of taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Time flies, another year has passed…
Once again we produced another Diary for the Mark Lieberberg Konzertagentur
and their legendary Rock am Ring Festival.
Renew your memories of 2013′s festival and the most important world affairs here
Jazz and electronic music combined by Malia’s great voice and soundscapes by Boris Blank,
known as YELLO mastermind.
What a pleasure to work with them and to produce a miniature-documentary as EPK. See it: here
Our new music video for the great band PET from Berlin premiers tomorow 1st of November on Clipfish.
It´s called “Talk to you”.
One location, lots of performance shots and quite a video in the end.
Thanks to all who helped and bon chance to PET !
We would like to thank Wolfgang Niedecken to participate in a funny film that we made for
Daniel Lieberberg’s Vertigo/Capitol Records for the anual Universal Inside event in Berlin’s O2 world.
We had a great time with him and are more than happy with the result!
We made two films for Deutsche Grammophon.
One of them is shown in the legendary Hansa studios Meistersaal where many of our alltime
favorite albums like U2s Achtung Baby have been recorded.
The other one is also shown at the Universal Inside event in the O2 World in Berlin.
Today is the release date of an opulent iPad App about Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 for which we produced various interviews with classical music stars like the Berlin Philharmonics, Alice Sara Ott or David Garrett.
Roll over Beethoven!
Yep. Ozzy and us! After over 30 years Black Sabbath reunites in the studio for the new album “13″. We were very delighted to produce the promo film – Hell yeah!
To summerize the complete repertoire of a record company in a 20 minute film is quite demanding. A job we were however very happy to do for a second time. No expense and energy spared we made a monkey of ourselves by taking inspiration for the intro from a fairly well – known film. The role of the gorilla was taken by Marc and the role of the director by Martin – teamwork once again.
Mr Valo of HIM asked us to talk to him on the occasion of his Promo. We met and besides that had a very pleasant conversation with him for HIM´s Track by Track at the same time.
From the James Bond add onto our stage…
The New Zealander Gin Wigmore is said to be a hot tip for 2013 and we were well pleased to introduce her in a short film filmed during her first concert in Germany.
On many of our favourite records you will find the rainbow logo of the British Island Records. Now we were thrilled to work for them. Bryn Chainey directed and we produced the clip for the charming Jonathan Jeremiah. The weather gods must have known we were filming a summersong and ‘blessed’ us with late autumn sunshine.
To produce an oppulent imagefilm for Domestic Rock Universal Label, we set off on a journey back to the 20′s with a black and white silent film a la ‘The Artist’.
Because our favourite cameraman Stephan Kochert is never seen in front of the camera, we gave him the role of the ‘diva’. Okay, No misunderstandings – on set he is of course in no way a diva.
Here´s Deutsche Grammophone’s collection of ‘Lang Lang Complete Recordings 2000-2009´. We did the spot for it.
We never thought that Genesis could be covered as cool as Katzenjammer with ‘Land of Confusion’ could. This song and two others we produced in a studio as an acoustic version with the Norwegian girls.
Now they are to be seen as bonus material on the Katzenjammer Live DVD.
An exciting surprise! In 2010 Martin, as cameraman, filmed the four-part Arte documentary ‘Auf den Spuren von Easyrider’ ‘On the trail of Easyrider’ and covered many highway miles in the USA. This series has just won the World Gold Medal of the New York Film and TV Festival in the category ‘Cultural Issues’.
Awesome, as they say!
With their new album ‘Wake the Dogs’ you get an XL helping of the Donots. We spoke to them about their favourite dogs and found out many more interesting things about the band.
Shortly before Obama’s election Martin went to the USA as cameraman for MME, Hannes Rossacher and the arte series ‘Who’s Afraid of America`. They filmed two documentaries in which many artists and musicians spoke about the situation in their country. Amongst others David Lynch, (couldnt resist adding a picture) Moby and Randy Newmann. The films will be repeated on Arte on April15th and 22nd.
Together with Bosse and Dietmar Punter from Universal, Marc was asked to judge the best music video of the year at the Sehsüchte Film Festival in Babelsberg Potsdam.
The prize will be presented on the 29th April.
We travelled with Andreas Bourani to produce a new example of what we specialise in – the exotic travel video. In the Asian megacity great scenes were filmed for the video ‘Wunder’ and we learned to eat with chopsticks (very necessary indeed).
According to Gustaf and Bjorn from Mando Diao everybody is automatically a member of their new band, which brings creativity in music and presentation. That means we’re now in a Swedish band of rockers, as we produced the EPK for the album Back to Earth.
Cool, we’ve always (secretly) wanted to be Rock Stars!
The very successful Maria Mena video was done by Marc, not self – produced but directed.
Here‘s the Clip!
Also not our own production, but our very own cameraman. Martin filmed for the DVD in Lanzerote, Seville and of course Großenkneten.
It´s already 2 years old, but this great film about Trio and their hit “Dadada” is still worth a mention.
On the occasion of the new Unheilig album we invited the ´Duke´ as German´s call Unheilig´s singer into the Greenbox and produced an EPK and some bonus material.
The German Grammophone was the first record company in the world and it´s founder was the inventor of the record itself about 125 years ago.
We feel very proud to have been asked to produce a 30minute film of the 2012 repertoire for this lively and highly active classic label.
Here are outtakes of the fabulous Katzenjammer, who prove that it isn’t always easy to produce perfect interviews and promotion statements when being busy on tour.
You can watch it here.
For Signed Media we filmed the world championships of Breakdance in France. This will be shown on ZDF Kultur in November.
Besides the spot for Lower Saxony we were also in charge for the Bundesvision spot for Bavaria. “It ‘s OK with me” says Andreas in the spot.
We have a tradition of going Bavarian – with Sportfreunde Stiller´s Bundesvision song ´Antinazibund´ with us producing the video. So, Andreas: ‘all OK with us too’.
Representing Lower Saxony in Stefan Raab’s Bundesvision Song Contest, we not only filmed the video of the song, but also the advertising spot. It can be seen today on TV Total.
A pleasure for us as Hannoverians.
The second late summer pairing is as interesting, as well as prominent – Phillip Poisel and Matthias Schweighöfer together. ‘Eiserner Steg’ is a great song, which is part of the soundtrack to Matthias latest film ‘What a Man’. Neue Stereo Filmproduktion filmed Phillip and Matthias in one single take at the piano. Result: 300,000 clicks after four days. Wow!