ABOUT

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Why K17?

K17 was the seat at the Odeon Leicester Square London that Detsky sat in during The Empire Strikes Back at the age of seven.

 

It was in this seat he set out to become a filmmaker. 

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Marianne Graffam

Producer

Marianne is the pragmatic Networker of the HQ.

 

With her go-getter-attitude and communication skills, she loves putting the right people together for the magic to happen.

 

Her engine is her great love of Film and People and a passion for making the world a better place.

 

Marianne has worked in the media industry in England and Germany and will find just the right approach for your next project.

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Detsky Graffam

Writer I Director

Detsky is a storyteller with heart and soul.

 

In him, we see the collision of English humour and German precision.

 

With years of experience as a Writer, Director and Editor, he can provide a strong overview of the whole creative process from ideas to final delivery.

 

He understands how to align clients and team members, work out a common vision and will find just the right tailor-made approach for every project and budget. 

Why Us?

We bring the right ideas, people and stamina to the project. 

We specialise in bizarre ideas thought through to their logical conclusion.

We are proud of our great network of collaborators with whom we develop original material as well as contract work.

We develope series as well as feature films and support green initiatives with commercials.

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Manuela Naumann

Producer

Manuela is a true Berliner with wanderlust. She loves it when the day bursts at the seams.

A healthy work-life balance and that daily coffee in the sun motivate her to find solutions where others see problems.

Manuela loves creating stuff and has an extraordinary talent for organising.

Numbers, lists and challenging projects are her vitamin C.

 

Working with inspiring people is her passion.

 

As a happy mom, you can also find Manuela digging or sliding on a Berlin playground.

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Chris Rubino

Scriptwriter I Editor

The scripts Chris writes reflect his English upbringing - black comedy is where he feels most at home though he's also partial to a bit of nail biting drama.

 

So if you need a creative editor to find the story hiding in your rushes, have a screenplay that needs a fresh pair of eyes, or you have an original idea and want to turn it into a script, let´s talk. 

 

His specialty is finding an unexpected angle in material where others would wave the white flag.

www.chrisrubino.net

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Felix Laubscher

Producer I Writer

Felix is an enthusiastic border crosser between practice and theory, as long as it has something to do with film and story telling. 

 

There are few jobs on a film set that Felix has not held, and his PhD is all about - what a surprise - cinematic thinking in video art.

 

If you want to add depth to your project and pimp it with a heavy dose of offbeat knowledge, Felix is your man.

Gernot Bayer

Director of Photography

Gernot's joy in creating motivates him every day anew.

 

His sensitive and intuitive way of encountering a protagonist and a place and his clear feeling of finding an aesthetic composition quite informally characterize his work.

 

The camera is safely in the hands, the eyes wander over all the details and the heart is always in the right place.

www.gernot-bayer.de

Stefan King

Colorist

Stefan is a freelance senior colorist with over 10 years of experience in commercials, corporate and feature films.

His passion is to bring the film's visual language to life and add his expertise to make it coherent and unique.

He also has a strong IT background and expertise in offline and online application development.

www.difference.berlin

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Hofkapellmeister

Creative Audio Boutique

Hofkapellmeister delivers first-class music productions and creative audio design for advertising and entertainment companies.

 

Their sound worlds make films and brands stand out.

 

As a small, exquisite studio, they work closely with their customers to arrive at the best possible result.

https://hofkapellmeister.com

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Mark Tenn

Writer

Mark Tenn is a British-Jamaican writer based in New York. He works in character-driven Genre and Drama.

As a storyteller fascinated by moral duplicity, his work invites you to look again. To see other sides of familiar coins and expose conventions that too often pass unchallenged. 

www.marktenn.com

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Alvaro Donado

Producer I Writer

Alvaro Donado is a Film, TV and Commercials Director based in New York who has led projects across the US, America, Europe and Africa.

He currently works with top agencies directing and producing branded content for clients such as Hess, Office Depot, Nike Air Jordan, Kohls, Splenda, Organic Valley and SHIPT, to name a few.

www.alvarodonado.com