Claus Reichel, producer, Cologne
©Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay

About Claus Reichel

Autodidact, Claus grew up in the south of Germany and works as a producer and line producer in Cologne. After experience in clown theater, longer stays in South America and a degree in history/social sciences he worked in production management for international cinema film projects. 2016 he co-funded filmfaust with Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay and Bastian Klügel. 2019 they won the "First Feature Award" for “Oray” at the 69th Berlinale. Since 2020 he is producer and CEO of filmfaust GmbH with a focus on international arthouse film. Claus is alumnus of Rotterdam producers lab 2020 and Berlinale Talents 2020.

Projects as producer

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020BerzahShort FilmDeren ErcenkFilmfaust GmbH [de]
2020Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm - Liebe, D-Mark und Tod - Love, Deutschmark and Death (WT)Documentary FeatureCem KayaFilmfaust GmbH [de]
2019OrayFeature FilmMehmet Akif BüyükatalayFilmfaust GmbH [de]
2017Manual for no oneMedium Length FilmBastian KlügelFilmfaust GmbH [de]

Film projects in other capacities

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2019OrayFeature FilmMehmet Akif BüyükatalayFilmfaust GmbH [de]line producer
2018VaterslandFeature FilmPetra SeegerCOIN FILMunit manager
2018VaterslandFeature FilmPetra SeegerCOIN FILMunit production manager Vorbereitung
2018CunninghamDocumentary FeatureAlla KovganAchtung Panda! Media GmbHlocation manager
2018SouvenirExperimental FilmMiriam GossingElbe Stevens Films [nl]line producer
2017GoDaddy - Zeig es allenCommercialRenato NovakovicEitelsonnenschein GmbHunit manager
2017IronheadDocumentaryTian DongKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]line producer
2017Manual for no oneMedium Length FilmBastian KlügelPayapix GbR [de]unit production manager
2016KatoShort FilmJulius WiegeKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]line producer
2016No Space Movie with GeorgeShort FilmGizem AcarlaKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]unit production manager
2016Bevor Ida kam (WT)Short FilmDolunay GördümKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]unit production manager
2016Mein Freund, der DeutscheShort FilmBilal BahadirKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]unit production manager
2016Jetzt.Nicht.Feature FilmJulia KellerHeimatfilm GmbH & Co. KG [de]location manager
2015Closed SetMedium Length FilmMultipleKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]unit manager
2015Rosenthal Varieté (WT)Short FilmMultipleKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]unit manager
2015Nur ein TagFeature FilmMartin BaltscheitHeimatfilm GmbH & Co. KG [de]unit manager
2015KHM-Kracher Vol. 4SeriesMultipleKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]unit production manager
2014Rainald Grebe - Die fünfte Jahreszeit (Zuspieler Schauspiel Köln)Video InstallationMultiplePayapix GbR [de]director
2014Der EntertainerShort FilmBastian KlügelKHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln [de]unit production manager
2013Schauspiel Köln - Spielzeit 2013/2014TrailerMultiplePayapix GbR [de]director

Film awards

YearFilmAwardCategory 
2019OrayGWFF First Feature AwardFirst Feature AwardWinner

Basic data

NationalityGerman
LanguagesEnglish French German Portuguese Spanish
Experience abroadNorthern Europe: Norway, Sweden
South America: Bolivia
Southern Europe: Spain
Western Europe: Great Britain, Netherlands
Immediate working areaCologne
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - North Rhine-Westphalia
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