Cassis Birgit Staudt, composer, Berlin
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About Cassis Birgit Staudt

Originally from Germany Cassis B Staudt studied music at the Hamburg State University and at Juilliard. Working for director Jim Jarmusch brought her to New York. She was one of the producers of the Iggy Pop and Tom Waits segment of 'Coffee and Cigarettes’ which won at the Cannes International Film Festival. In 2004 one of her ideas lead to the Oscar nominated film 'Ferry Tales’ with a specially composed theme song by Cassis B called 'Girl Time’. Today she mostly writes music for movies. Her first film music symphony was performed live by an orchestra in Berlin.

Projects as composer

2021Adam & Ida - Almost a FairytaleDocumentary, NDR [de]Jan TenhavenHoferichter & Jacobs GmbH [de]
2019Auf der Suche nach Fritz KannDocumentaryMarcel KolvenbachPublicnomad Productions [de]
2018Der Krieg in mirDocumentary FeatureSebastian HeinzelHeinzelfilm [de]
2018Hélène's BriefeShort FilmPetra K. WagnerMoonfilm (formerly Indigofilm) [de]
2018Gods of MolenbeekDocumentary FeatureReetta HuhtanenZone2 Pictures [fi]
2017Cosima (WT)Indie Feature FilmMarbo BeckerAmbassadorfilm, Marbo Becker [de]
2017Die Anfängerin
source music
Feature FilmAlexandra SellFlare Film GmbH [de]source music
2016American Rivers
Erkennungsmelodie und source music - 5 Folgen
Documentary (Mini Series), arte, rbb [de]Katja EssonPenelope Pictures [us]Erkennungsmelodie und source music - 5 Folgen
2016Symphonic Triptych
Orchestrale Filmmusik zu Filmen von Leighton Pierce, Phil Solomon, Paul Clipson
Short FilmLeighton PierceCassisvision, Cassis Birgit Staudt [de]Orchestrale Filmmusik zu Filmen von Leighton Pierce, Phil Solomon, Paul Clipson
2014MistressShort FilmAnja MurmannSchenk Productions, Inc. [us]
2013Backroads USA - The Loniest Roads in AmericaDocumentary (Mini Series), arte, rbb [de]Katja EssonMaha Productions [fr]
2011I Will Not LoseDocumentarySandra KaudelkaFlare Film GmbH [de]
2010Ameisen gehen andere WegeFeature FilmCatharina DeusFlare Film GmbH [de]
2007Empire IIDocumentaryAmos PoePianospecs Pictures [us]
2007Living LightlyShort FilmRobin BurkeSkyline Productions [uk]
2004Die BoxerinFeature FilmCatharina DeusCredo:Film GmbH [de]
2003Ferry TalesDocumentaryKatja EssonSchenk Productions, Inc. [us]

Film projects in other capacities

1996Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Big TimeMusic VideoJim JarmuschLocus Solus Entertainment [us]producer with Demetra J. MacBride
1995Dead ManFeature FilmJim JarmuschPandora Film Produktion GmbH [de]location coordinator also Location Scout and Postproduction Coordinator
1994Dead ManFeature FilmJim JarmuschPandora Film Produktion GmbH [de]location scout
1993Coffee and CigarettesFeature FilmJim JarmuschSmokescreen Inc. [us]producer together with Demetra J MacBride for: Somewhere in California (Winner Golden Palm), Renée, No Problem
1992Tom Waits - I Don't Wanna Grow UpMusic VideoJim JarmuschLocus Solus Entertainment [us]producer with Demetra J MacBride
1991Night on EarthFeature FilmJim JarmuschLocus Solus Entertainment [us]production coordinator
1990Schicksal und ZufallFeature FilmMultipleScope-Film Hamburg [de]director
1990Schicksal und ZufallFeature FilmMultipleScope-Film Hamburg [de]producer
1985RequiemFeature FilmMatthias GlasnerScope-Film Hamburg [de]producer

Film awards

2022Auf der Suche nach Fritz KannDokfest München [de]German Documentary Film Music AwardNominated


2004music compositions for Oscar nominated short doc 'Ferry Tales'
1993produced Golden Palm winning Coffee and Cigarettes, dir: Jim Jarmusch (Iggy Pop + Tom Waits)

Basic data

NationalityGerman, U.S.-American
LanguagesEnglish French German Spanish
Experience abroadNorth America: USA
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin