Moving Turkish-German Cinema into the Mainstream? The Producer's Perspective
Recorded on: 13 Jan 2007
Ralph Schwingel is one of founders of Wüste Filmproduktion, one of Germany's most innovative and dynamic small production companies. Together with Stefan Schubert, he has produced numerous award-winning features and documentaries.
Since its foundation in 1989, the Hamburg-based Wüste Film (which also has offices in Cologne and Potsdam) has pursued a simple but effective strategy: quality over quantity (Klasse statt Masse, as they say in German). Wüste Film is committed to discovering young, fresh talent and to keeping an eye on the actual filmmakers by being closely involved with their work. Ralph Schwingel is one of the most important producers of Turkish-German cinema today, boasting an impressive list of films including Offside, Anam, Kebab Connection, Solino, In July, Short Sharp Shock and the winner of the Golden Bear at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival, Head-On. He is also one of the nineteen selected producers of the European Filmpromotion initiative Producers on the Move which supports cross-border cooperation.
Posted on 24 Mar 2007 around 10pm