Berlin Commercial Festival
We really enjoyed the Creator Talk at Berlin Commercial Festival about the journey our little spider took us on – which even brought home 3 awards. What an awesome summer for our hairy friend!
Congratulations to Dorian&Daniel,Leo Burnett, The Mill and everyone involved!
// COMMERCIALS AND BRANDED CONTENT – SHORT
// CRAFT – IDEA
// CRAFT – VFX/ANIMATION
New York Festival
The HOT award summer continues and so does the momentum of our spider and super Marc!
At the New York Festivals Advertising Award our work collected a total of 8 awards!
Congratulations to Dorian and Daniel & Micky Suelzer
Truly great company!
After winning a total of 4 lions at the Cannes Lions (2x gold 1x silver for The spider and the window & 1x bronze for Edeka super Marc) look what it did to us!
This is very special!
Also big congratulations to our German colleagues from iconoclast Germany.
Golden Film Lion
Crescendo! We are dancing!
After 9 years the golden film lion returns to Germany! Oops…we did it again. Congratulations to Dorian and Daniel.
9 years ago it was Smart off road, a warm hug to Daniel Warwick!
AND ANOTHER ONE
This time the silver lion
for Visual Effects! We are so proud!
Super Lion for Super Marc
Super lion for Super Marc
The silk bronze kimono sits very well! For Production > Use of Original Music.
Obviously special thanks to Marc Rebillet and to the marvelous guys of Jung Von Matt
A heart felt thank you to EDEKA. And a big fuzzy hug to our loved Mampfred Micky Suelzer!
Golden Lion film craft
Here he is!!! Four paws, eight legs. We are sooo happy! A golden lion is very special. We can feel it everywhere. Thanks so much to everybody involved. Wonderful!
And now let’s go celebrate!
CONNY gets you your money back
You never know when an ATM crosses your way. Conny helps you get your unjustified bank fees back quickly. Sometimes they come around on a skateboard or hide behind a tree. Enjoy the new films of our director Vedran Rupic!
Production: Zauberberg Productions
Agency: Serviceplan & Neverest
Director: Vedran Rupic
DOP: Nico Poulsson
Exec Producer: Juliane Ellrich
Producer: Jule Geusendam
Service Producer: Adrian Dumitrescu
1st AD: Iulian Stanciu
Production Design: KOJA
Service Production: Digital Spirit
Editor: Rain Kencana
Online: Ian Hutchinson
Grading: Florian Metzner
Postproducer: Julian v. Hopffgarten
Sounddesign & Mix: Kraatz Tonstudio
WELCOME ZORNITSA DIMITROVA
Here she is! Zornitsa is a German-based director and a graduate from the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg. With her diploma short film “A Dark Moment of Faith” she won several awards at renowned commercial festivals such as D and AD, Young Director Award in Cannes Lions, 1.4 the Award Show, Shots Awards EMEA, Clio, Berlin Commercial etc.
She loves strongly pointed storytelling about strong characters and is always looking for the unique angle in every script.
If you look closely, you will discover a hidden middle finger in every film of hers.
WELCOME CARL SUNDEMO
WELCOME CARL SUNDEMO
It’s another week full of amazing announcements and new friendships.
The newest Zauberberg family member is the amazing Carl Sundemo.
Carl Sundemo’s work has been called ”stupid ideas presented in a serious way,” and over the years he has built an oppressive interest for how crafted film worlds can be used in unusual ways. His films often play with known genres and troupes in advertising and other narratives, to great comedic effect.
As an ad school graduate from Sweden, Carl jumped straight into directing commercials and his interest for story development has since placed him on the board of the Screenwriter Program at the Higher Vocational Education in Sweden.
Over the course of his career, he has worked with agencies such as Wieden+Kennedy, CALLEN, CP+B, Virtue, Carmichael Lynch, Social Club Paris, FCB, Saatchi&Saatchi, SMFB and BBDO. Hopefully he hasn’t damaged the reputation of too many brands he’s worked with, such as Liquid Death, Betty Crocker, Bush’s Baked Beans, LG, KIA, Milka and Comedy Central to name a few.
WELCOME JAKOB GRUNERT
We are proud to announce that Jakob Grunert joined the Zauberberg family!
His viral for Edeka „Supergeil“ for which he also co-wrote the song introduced him to the world of advertising. Kind of accidentally, because music was definitely his first love. He studied visual arts in Hamburg and completed a film degree at Pratt Institute in New York.
He was the secret member of a mysterious band and has worked as a film composer, including various „Tatort“ episodes and „Nebenan“ by Daniel Brühl. His two solo albums remain insider’s tips.
In 2011 he co-wrote and directed the great and weird musical “Icke – die Oper” at Volksbühne Berlin.
He has directed many music videos for the likes of Marteria, Seeed, Solomun feat. Jamie Foxx and others.
Jakob is a true creative vending machine. tons of ideas, while his foot is tapping to the rhythm.
D&AD Pencil Winners
It seems, our little spider is spinning her net not only around our hearts, but also all around the world. And we couldn’t be any happier!
1 Yellow, 1 Graphite and 3 Wood Pencils at this years D&AD Awards!!!
Congrats to Dorian & Daniel, Leo Burnett, The Mill and everyone involved!
SHE IS THE MUSIC
Here it is!
We could not wait to share this very special project with all of you!
Mercedes Benz & She Is The Music decided to team up with the LEGEND herself, the one and only Alicia Keys !
In order to celebrate women in music and to address the underrepresentation of female musicians, producers, engineers and writers, they invited female musicians to the famous Jungle Studios in New York City and asked them to re-imagine songs from her newest album „KEYS”.
The whole process was documented by the amazing director, DoP, photographer and our friend Cheryl Dunn who handled 16 cameras at the same time, with every film material imaginable.
Thanks to our lovely client and agency Antoni – we had an insanely good time with you and the energy this project brought is still deeply in our bones. If you are interested in more of what She is the music does, check out their website and social media!
Agency: Antoni /
Director: Cheryl Dunn /
DoP: Evan Jake Cohen /
Exec. Prod.: Andrea Roman-Perse/ Juliane Ellrich /
Head of Production: Jacqueline Kaassa-Presting/
PA: Britta Liesen /
Post Producer: Julian von Hopffgarten /
Editor: Oliver Stumpf /
Grading: Marina Starke /
Online: James Johnston, Mike Robinson /
2D Motion Graphics: Ian Hutchinson /
Sound: Kraatz Studios
The One Show Winners
„GEWINNE GEWINNE GEWINNE“, as we say.
6x times winner at the #OneShow 2022! Thrilled!
Congratulations to the wonderful Dorian&Daniel and Micky Sülzer!
And of course again Leo Burnett, Jung von Matt, The Mill and all people involved.
WE ARE ON A ROLL!
5x Gold, 5x Silver, 11x Bronze and 7 honorable mentions at this years ADC awards! We couldn’t be prouder!
Congratulations to our amazing directors Dorian&Daniel, Micky Sülzer, Frieder Wittich & Daniel Warwick!!!
And a big thank you to Leo Burnett, Jung von Matt, BBDO, Thjink, Heimat & The Mill and all people involved. Thanks so much. And congratulations to the other winners. We feel honoured to be in such great company.
EUROWINGS Fly your way
When was the last time you really got to relax? On vacation? Or maybe already on the way there? Our new spot for Eurowings shows, that they make it easy to relax on your vacation. We say: Fly your way!
ADC NEW YORK Finalist!
Craft in Video – Animation – Single
Television / Film / Online Video – Film – Single
Television / Film / Online Video – Online – Single
Craft in Motion / Film – Cinematography
Craft in Motion / Film – Use of Music / Sound
Craft in Motion / Film – Visual Effects
Motion / Film – Short Video Single
Motion / Film Craft – Sound Design
Production: Epoch Films
Our award journey continues!
5 wins in total at this years CLIO awards:
Samsung with one time Gold and 3 times Silver for “The Spider and the window” & EDEKA won Silver with “Supermarc”!
We couldn’t be more proud and thankful!
Congratulations to our amazing directors Dorian & Daniel and Micky Suelzer!
And a big thank you to Leo Burnett & Jung von Matt.
We are so happy to announce that the amazing Tao/s joined the Zauberberg family!
Aaron & Winston Tao are an Asian-American writing and directing duo.
Explore their captivating work!
Fisherman’s Friend Sind Sie zu stark?
The king of rap Marteria shows of his immaculate water skiing skills in the newest
Fisherman’s Friend campaign directed by Jakob Grunert!
Read more about it here.
TOOM GREEN HERO
There are so many ways to help the environment, even small actions make a difference! The new Toom campaign teaches us that everyone can become an environmental hero!
I mean look at Bastian Schweinsteiger
He and his wife Aana Ivancovic are starring in the fun new film directed by Jon Barber and curated by Scholz & Friends.
My Poster Young Social
The madness continues!
Have you ever tried to explain to your grandpa how to use his new smartphone? Or have you ever tried to print out 800 pictures at a drug store? Both potentially can catapult you into a mental facility.
Enjoy our heroes loosing their s**t in the latest my poster campaign created by the amazing Micky Suelzer and curated by Neverest!
GO SPRING ULTIMATE SATISFIER
Everybody in the world deserves to be satisfied!
Thats why Go Spring decided to re-launch the Ultimate Satisfier!
Another pleasure toy you may think? No!
With the help of the amazing Andrea Jade Colomb and our friends JvM havel, the brand wants to de-stigmatize and address a sensitive topic: erectile dysfunction.
SAMSUNG – THE SPIDER AND THE WINDOW
In the newest Samsung campaign Dorian and Daniel prove that love at first sight is real!
But also that it’s time to rethink EVERYTHING we know about spiders!
Enjoy this heartwarming film curated by Leo Burnett!
IKEA FINALLY HOME
IKEA finally home
Who doesn’t know it?
Those days…when everything goes wrong and the universe just seems to hate you.
But then! It all ends with the moment when you finally arrive in your home sweet home !
Enjoy the brand new IKEA campaign directed by our very own Frieder Wittich.
The chaotic queen is back!
In the second ad for VHV, the one and only Barbara Schöneberger teaches us how to properly cause a water damage!
She follows the footsteps of her colleague Till Schweiger and Dieter Bohlen as the face of the insurance company.
Directed by Claas Ortmann and created by Scholz&Friends.
DORIAN & DANIEL Erste Bank #glaubanmorgen
Building these miniature sets was equally as exciting as it was devastating. Trying to find the beauty in these kind of scenes feels just strange. Especially if you know that this is what’s actually going on everywhere in the world.
Read more about it here.
WELCOME CHERYL DUNN
Cheryl Dunn has had a prolific career rooted in New York City
and its gritty, nascent art scene.
After moving to NYC in the mid 80’s, she started documenting
city streets in the Lower East Side, from gra!ti writers, artists,
and skaters to boxers, bikers and protesters. In the late 90’s
she focused on filmmaking, creating classic films about artists
of her generation who have influenced the larger American
Her feature films include Everybody Street about the lives and
work of New York street photographers like Bruce Davidson, Jill
Freedman, and Moments Like This Never Last about Dash
Snow and the Downtown NYC art scene post-9/11.
WELCOME MARC SIDELSKY
Marc Sidelsky’s work brilliantly straddles several genres, from deadpan visual comedy, to whimsical, musically-driven narratives and subtly subversive spots. His music video for Canadian band, Dearly Beloved’s “Close Encounters” is an electric ‘coming of age’ narrative that was featured on Promonews and won Best Music Video at Ciclope Africa in 2020. His commercial for KFC Nuggets showcases an exceptional eye for set design, and sharp modern compositions.
Straight after high school he attended the acclaimed AFDA Institute in Johannesburg. In his second year of film school, his experimental film was purchased by the national broadcaster, SABC. Completing his studies, achieving a BFA (Honors), he then began to work as a creative researcher at a commercials production company. Two months into the job, he directed his first commercial for Volkswagen. It won a Silver Loerie at South Africa’s premier advertising awards.
We’re so happy that Satisfaction joined the ZAUBERBERG FAMILY!
SATISFACTION is a multi awarded Belgian based collective of directors, photographers and designers that propose a holistic “image making” proposition. They grew up in the field of fashion, music and advertising and are passionate about new filming techniques and digital although their strength resides in the way they create emotions. They’re known to give advertising this extra edge of soul that makes it different and powerful. Satisfaction is also part of Normal, a “digital expressionists” group of artists. Satisfaction has worked with many different brands in fashion, apparel, automotive, liquor & spirit, and, of course…beer!
THE NORTH FACE
The North Face – It’s more than a jacket
The new epic campaign has one goal: to remind us that the iconic The North Face jacket is much more than just a fashion accessory.
It was created for outdoors, it’s meant for the people who want to follow their passion.
Enjoy this dramatic & energy-driven visual feast!
Directed by Max Millies.
MARTERIA 5. DIMENSION
In order to celebrate the the release of his 5th studio album 5. Dimension
Marteria wanted to create something special!
Enjoy this trilogy esque music video for the newest tracks:
ZUG DER ERKENNTNIS
Life can be so much easier when you don’t have to worry about your bank.
Creating a new account, sending money or saving for a trip around the world?
In the new N26 campaign, we see how banking of the future should be.
Enjoy the 3 beautiful films directed by Laura Sicouri.
My Poster Office
And another one!!!
In this installment even the big boss reaches his limit while trying to create a photo book on a crappy programmed website!
WELCOME David Findlay
WELCOME DAVID FINDLAY
We are proud to announce that David Findlay joined the ZAUBERBERG FAMILY!
My Poster Library
have you ever tried to explain to your grandma how to set up an email address? Or have you ever tried to create a photo book on a crappy programmed website?
Both can drive you crazy.
Many of us know how stressful the most beautiful day in life can be, why not a little help with the preparation?
In the latest Ebay campaign we learn that an unforgettable celebration is only a few clicks away!
Enjoy this romantic vision brought to life and curated by McCann.
WELCOME Bianca Poletti
We are happy to announce that the talented Bianca Poletti joined the ZAUBERBERG FAMILY!
Some things should remain a secret! So should your pin!
In their newest campaign BSI are showing how NOT to act while shopping online!
Enjoy the fun new ad created by KNSKB+
Usually you don’t share your spicy details to everyone don’t you?
Why then share your email password?
In their newest campaign @BSI are showing how NOT to act while shopping online!
Enjoy the fun new ad created by @KNSKB+
That’s why you should always keep your eyes on the street!
In the newest ad for VHV, the one and only Barbara Schöneberger stays cool as always after a little incident!
She follows the footsteps of her colleague Till Schweiger as the face of the insurance.
Welcome Laura Sicouri
We are thrilled to welcome @laurasicouri to the ZAUBERBERG FAMILY
hit the button below and explore her work.
The original loop daddy, icon and YouTube sensation @marcrebillet is LOOKING FOR THE SCHMAND in the newest EDEKA campaign.
Directed by the one and only Micky Suelzer and curated by Jung von Matt Next Alster, this explosively colorful & side-splitting ad is the best thing you’ll see today!
Read more about it here.
DANIEL WARWICK’S FORD KUGA
Choose your level! Or should we say choose your Ford?
In Daniel Warwick’s newest epic creation, the hero dives into a psychedelic virtual reality while driving the newest plug in hybrid KUGA!
8-bit vintage Gameboy or glitchy matrix forest? Each level of the game is a true visual feast.
Join the game and score!
Instagram Tag In
The results of this exciting collaboration titled: “Harmony Breaks Silence” features work in different mediums and formats from a variety of talent: @dragsyndrome @kelvyncolt @bondtruluv @khyatitrehan @nastia_pilepchuk@moritzsimongeist
“VOICES” isn’t a film for one presidential candidate or another. It’s a film for democracy. It aims to motivate Americans to vote – by illustrating the risk of not exercising that right. Low voter turnout and increasingly close election results in the United States mean that 25-30% of the voting-age population is determining things for 100% of the country. There are so many burning issues right now – issues that are shaking our country to the core. We simply can’t afford to sit this election out. It’s more important than ever to vote – to make yourself heard. “VOICES” is a private go-vote initiative developed by Matthew Branning, an American advertising creative, in collaboration with film director Björn Rühmann and DoP Kolja Brandt. This 90-second online film was produced by Zauberberg Productionsand brought to life with sound design and original music by California Music. Featured on shots and LBB.
Akris with Anton Corbijn
Discover the Akris Spring/Summer 2021 collection by Albert Kriemler, unveiled in an exclusive film directed by award-winning director Anton Corbijn. A creative dialogue of fashion, art, and cinema, showcasing luminous and colorful looks of Albert Kriemler’s latest artist collaboration with German minimalist artist Imi Knoebel. A film directed by Anton Corbijn, shot by Martin Ruhe. Soundtrack by Stephen Emmer. Edit by James Rose. Colorist Yoomin Lee.
Young Director Award 2020
Zauberberg’s managing partner Andrea Roman-Perse was part of the Jury at this year’s YDA. We were totally overwhelmed by the quality of work from all the participants. A huge bravo and congratulations to the winners and promising talent. The Young Director Award is a pioneering step for rising young filmmakers and we fully support the opportunities it proposes within our industry. You can watch the whole 23rd Annual YDA Ceremony on the @youngdirectoraward Vimeo account. The production of the event’s transition to an online format was nothing short of impressive. Well done to all. So much fun to watch and be a part of. Until next year!
One Of Us
Director Björn Rühmann has a thing for portraying beautifully unique creatures. First, they were dreams, now they are forgotten outcasts in an underground parking lot. Are you one of them? Created with agency Innocean Worldwide Europe for Kia Motors Deutschland. The spot was selected as the creation of the day in W&V and was featured on Campaign, as well as LBB online.
40 degrees in the shade. The air is stood still. You can’t stop tossing and turning in bed. Feels like a hot summer! Smilla and the family show us humble tactics to fight the heatwave in this new spot for IKEA. Created with our director Frieder Wittich and agency thjnk & CFS Krug. W&V reports.
Welcome Micky Suelzer
Good news in apocalyptic times. We are happy and proud to announce a new patient in the Zauberberg sanatorium: Micky Suelzer. This is just a foretaste of the journey to quantum.
Live Like You
In these times where everyday life has come to a halt: What gives us the power to move on? It’s simple: It’s that we stand with each other. Think of each other. Support each other. Care for each other – despite differences. And even though we are socially distanced. No one should feel alone. Because that’s how we’ll finally get through these times: By going through them together.
We are happy to reveal the hero film of the Skoda Octavia Campaign, directed by our wonderful Dorian & Daniel and co-created with Optimist and Thjnk. The campaign inspires us to pursue our passions and know what it means to Live Like You. Horizont and LBB report.
The Heist | Super Bowl 2020
The Heist is here. Hungryman teams up with Zauberberg in this heart-pounding chase with some of the greatest Porsche cars ever made for the 2020 Superbowl. Directed by Wayne McClammy of Hungryman. Still amazed at this scale of production, 7 days racing across the south of Germany – thank you to all involved!
Watch the Making Of Porsche’s Big Game Commercial.
Keep the world great!
In the spirit of advocating for climate change, we teamed up with Datenstrudel, myclimate and our friends from Scholz&FriendsBerlin and traveled to the German village Kallstadt, the same village where Donald Trump’s grandfather came from. Sven Trump is a distant cousin of Donald Trump and wants to reach out to his American relative with an important message: Everyone can help save the climate. Even a Trump.
1 year later: We are Dancing Inside!
Managing directors and partners Andrea Roman-Perse and Frank Siegl took a minute to talk to LBB, reflecting on our first year in business. Happy Birthday Zauberberg!
An Ode to Singles
This music driven spot for Douglas salutes empowered women, single’s and a whole lot of self love because you are made for loving you! Thanks again to JvM SAGA. Directed by Wolf & Lamm.
The best place in the world?
New work for IKEA Germany. Together with Thjnk Berlin and CFS Krug – the recent campaign celebrates the best place in the world: Home. Also announcing something very special together with this film: a warm welcome to our dear friend and director Frieder Wittich. We are so happy to have you at Zauberberg.