Julia Mücke

Julia Mücke

 

Julia Mücke

 
 
 
 

Bio

Julia was born and raised in Germany, specifically in a place called Edersee which has no real claim to fame, other than Julia being from there. Being the daughter of two hoteliers, she quickly had to master the art of good manners and customer-orientated service. 

At the age of 19, Julia ditched the waiting for some re-locating and headed off to Cologne to start work at that record label some people might have heard of, EMI Music. She left eight years later with Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, and a few others in her portfolio. Around that time, Julia figured that with MySpace and Facebook getting big, it might make sense to produce social media content for artists and labels. This little epiphany led Julia to find her true passion and in 2009, Julia became a content creator and filmmaker. 

Her specialties range from documentaries to portrait films, from full-on music videos to TVC’s, from traditional formats to more modern ones. Given all this experience, Julia prides herself on her solid grasp of marketing and branding, and she loves melting this knowledge with her creativity when servicing her clients’ needs. 

She is a social creature who finds it easy to adapt in different situations and working with different kinds of people, and can speak German and English fluently. Julia is currently based in Berlin but you can also find her on various parts of the world wide web.

Kai Kurve

Kai Kurve

 

Kai Kurve

 
 
 
 

Bio

Kai Kurve is an award-winning film director. His style is charming, unmistakable, engaging and visually striking. The ideas are always surprising, innovative, and sophisticated. His humor is always captivating and on point. Never too loud, never too quiet. But his ability to create humor is just as distinctive as the ability to be serious. Whatever the tonality of the Idea is, he finds the perfect look and the perfect narrative approach for it.

His evolution began with a degree in fine arts. After that, he worked successfully for a few years as a graphic designer, senior motion graphic designer, and art director. During this time he managed to create several music videos that got millions of clicks and likes on social media. This encouraged him to switch to film direction.

Under his influence, Wolf&Lamm became a brand and a big name in the advertising industry. But now he flies solo. His supreme motto is "if it's not perfect, then it's not finished yet". 

Vedran Rupic

Vedran Rupic

 

Vedran Rupic

 
 
 
 

Bio

Gothenburg-based director Vedran Rupic dreams of meeting whoever created YouTubeʼs landing page. Mostly because of the ‘Recommendedʼ feedʼs insane mix of videos where you get everything from tests of safety shoes to Vedranʼs own work.

Originally from Bosnia, he came to Sweden as a refugee. He started doing films in high school when he gave up on his dreams of becoming a scientist. Documentaries at first, but much like science, you can't make stuff up, so he started doing shorter narrative work.

“I like stories that twist and turn unexpectedly and the occasional elegant breaking of the fourth wall. I think one should be able to joke about everything. Imagine someone slipping on a banana peel. Super fun. But then again I'm certain there is this sad story somewhere out there about a single income household provider slipping on a banana peel and breaking their neck. It's devastating. So for this reason, one should not be able to joke about slipping on banana peels? Well no, someone is always gonna get hurt. We just have to try to not be a dick about it. And it has to be funny”.

Micky Suelzer

Micky Suelzer

 

Micky Suelzer

 
 
 
 

Bio

Our roots with Micky go way back when we picked him up on the campus of Film Academy Baden-Württemberg and invited him to our impressive yacht in Cannes in 2006. We know each other terribly well. 

His goal is to always deliver the unusual. He believes that advertising is just a different form of entertainment and treats it like this. He has worked for clients like BMW, Deezer, Baiersdorf, Otto, Edeka and many others and celebrities like the German Bundestrainer (who in fact is a chain smoker) or Lewis Hamilton.

Micky strongly believes in the power of dark magic. He owns a magic wand that can make good weather on shoots. This is a true story. He also owns a magic wand that can clean the kitchen.

His biggest fear is that somebody will find out that everything is just show and he will be unmasked as the directing con-man he is. Micky lives in Berlin with an astonishingly beautiful wife and three kids. We are happy for him.

Daniel Soares

Daniel Soares

 

Daniel Soares

 
 
 
 

Bio

Daniel Soares is a film director & photographer based in NYC. He is from Portuguese decent but grew up in Germany - conveniently dominating all languages. His work reflects his interest in the quirks, oddities and passions of humanity. Before starting his career as a director, he worked as a creative at various agencies across the globe. His films have been featured in The Guardian, NatGeo and New York Times & his photos exhibited at the International Center of Photography. Daniel has picked up awards at Cannes Lions, Clio, LIAA and ADC. He is a Young Guns 15 winner.

Frieder Wittich

Frieder Wittich

 

Frieder Wittich

 
 
 
 

Bio

Frieder was born in 1974 in Stuttgart and started work as a 1st AD and screenwriter after graduating high school. He studied Directing at the renowned Munich Film School (HFF). His very first advertising work - the McDonald’s campaign "Keine Gegenfrage" - swept the young talent awards circuit, First Steps Award included, and launched his career shooting commercials for companies like Mercedes-Benz, MediaMarkt, Ikea or Swisscom. After the success of his feature film debut "13 Semesters" he followed up with "Beck's Last Summer" and is currently developing various movie projects. 

He says he's allergic to fake, no matter the genre. We say he has a great sense of comedic timing, finding the perfect cast and his scriptwriting background shows in his conceptual strength and knack for dialogue. He says he loves both, the sprint of advertising and running long distance with his film projects. We say I do.

Randy Krallman

Randy Krallman

 

Randy Krallman

 
 
 
 

Claas Ortmann

Claas Ortmann

 

Claas Ortmann

 
 
 
 

Bio

Claas learned his craft since he picked up a camera at the age of 16, he made his parents proud by studying feature film directing and screenwriting at the famous HFF Munich film school. In pursuit of his director idols he kicked of his career by becoming a highly successful commercial director, picking up Cannes Young Directors Award on the way. Claas’ main talent is to tell gripping stories with a highly cinematic appeal and believable humor.

Louis Sutherland

Louis Sutherland

 

Louis Sutherland

 
 
 
 

Bio

Louis Sutherland is a New Zealand-based director who has been designated Sweetshop's "relationship guru” for his ability to strip away pretense and create authentic and raw performances. Louis casts extensively and immerses his characters in entire worlds, something he's experienced personally as a graduate of New Zealand's famed Drama School, Toi Whakaari. In addition to his extensive commercial work for brands such as Ikea, HSBC, and McDonald's, Louis has racked up awards at festivals in Cannes, Berlin and at Sundance for his films 'Shopping', 'Run', and 'The Six Dollar Fifty Man' (which he co-directed with long-time friend Mark Albiston). Louis’ body of work is full of heart and humanity, filmed naturally, but cinematically in a way that genuinely connects with the audience and has a lasting emotional resonance.

Tore Frandsen

Tore Frandsen

 

Tore Frandsen

 
 
 
 
 

Bio

Tore has been internationally acclaimed for his ability to straddle multiple styles and genres. Starting out, he wrote, pitched, shot and directed all his own content at the production company he started (Fandango Film) – and his effort have paid off in awards bestowed at Cannes, Clios New York, EuroBest, LIAs, Creative Circle and Epica.

His trademark cinematic style has turned heads internationally and has led to creative partnerships with some of the world’s biggest brands, including Olympus, Nokia, Shell, Lego and Coca-Cola.