Why K17?

K17 was the seat at the Empire Leicester Square London cinema 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


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 disciplined 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 develop series as well as feature projects and support green initiatives with commercials.


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 an existing 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 quite reasonably wave the white flag.



Manuela Naumann


Manuela is a real Berliner with wanderlust who loves it when the day bursts at the seams. A healthy level of work-life balance and the daily coffee in the sun motivate Manuela to find solutions where others see problems.


She loves creating stuff and has an extraordinary organizational talent. Numbers, tables and challenging projects are her vitamin C and working with inspiring people is a passion that drives her. As a happy mom, you can also find Manuela digging or sliding on the playground.


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.



Nachhaltige Medienagentur

We are a values orientated communication agency that supports its partners with professional media production, innovative communication concepts and sustainable web developments for bringing the socio-ecological revolution.


Stefan King


Stefan is a freelance senior colorist with over 10 years of experience in tv commercials, corporate content 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.




Creative Audio Boutique

Hofkapellmeister delivers first-class music productions and creative audio design for advertising, entertainment and companies. They create worlds of sound that make films and brands unmistakable. As a small but exquisite studio, they work closely with their customers to arrive at the best possible result.



Sophie Stockhausen


Sophie loves language and knows how to use it in a variety of ways. Her talent for text work manifested since her occupational disability due to a visual impairment. Whether your own book project, column, ghostwriting or for a good cause - all forms fascinate her. Beyond pure activist-influencing, Sophie would like to be part of the change. Sophie knows how to empathize with the needs of others and to give them a voice when they can't find the right words. She works as a volunteer.



Mark Tenn


Mark Tenn is a British-Jamaican writer based in the NYC metro area working in character-driven Genre and Drama.

A revisionist, cinematic 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. 


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Alvaro Donado

Producer I Writer

Alvaro Donado is a Film, TV and Commercials Producer/Director based in the NYC metro area who has led projects across the US, Central/South 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.