Jan Ptassek, sculptor, Cologne
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Born 1971 (48 Years)


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About Jan Ptassek

Creating new worlds, forming creatures in tiny or giant dimensions – this is sculptor Jan Ptassek’s job.
Born in Karlsruhe, he set up a lively little workshop in the media city Cologne.
Following positions at the Bonn Opera and as a freelance sculptor in Düsseldorf, he was in charge of film projects in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg and lived for a period of time in Los Angeles, before he started out on his own in his atelier in the Cologne district of Ehrenfeld in 2004. Ever since then, he has received project enquiries from film producers, architects, advertising agencies, museums and universities.

Projects as sculptor

2018Babylon BerlinTV Series, ARD [de], Sky [de] (vormals Premiere)MultipleX Filme Creative Pool GmbH
2017Benjamin BlümchenFeature FilmTim TrachteWestside Filmproduktion GmbH [de]
2017Hilfe, ich habe meine Eltern geschrumpftFeature FilmTim Trageserblue eyes Fiction GmbH & Co. KG
2016Nebel im AugustFeature FilmKai WesselCollina Filmproduktion GmbH [de]
2015PaulaFeature FilmChristian SchwochowPandora Film Produktion GmbH
2015The Lion WomanFeature FilmVibeke IdsoeGifted Films [de]
2015Pettersson und Findus 2 – Das schönste Weihnachten überhauptFeature FilmAli Samadi AhadiTradewind Pictures GmbH
2015Schellen UrsliFeature FilmXavier J. KollerC-Films AG [ch]
2014Polder - Tokyo HeidiFeature FilmSamuel SchwarzDschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion [ch]
2014Tod den Hippies, es lebe der PunkFeature FilmOskar RoehlerX Filme Creative Pool GmbH
2014Pettersson und Findus - Kleiner Quälgeist, große FreundschaftFeature FilmAli Samadi AhadiTradewind Pictures GmbH
2013The CutFeature FilmFatih AkinBombero International GmbH & Co KG
2013NymphomaniacFeature FilmLars von TrierZentropa [dk]
2012Die Schwarzen BrüderFeature FilmXavier J. KollerEnigma Film GmbH
2008TannödFeature FilmBettina OberliWüste Film West [de]
2006KrabatFeature FilmMarco KreuzpaintnerClaussen+Putz Filmproduktion GmbH (formerly Claussen+Wöbke+Putz)
2005Perfume: The Story of a MurdererFeature FilmTom TykwerConstantin Film [de]
2000Das SamsFeature FilmBen VerbongStarhaus Filmproduktion GmbH
2000Der Schuh des ManituFeature FilmMichael Bully HerbigHerbx Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH [de]
1999AnatomieFeature FilmStefan RuzowitzkyClaussen+Putz Filmproduktion GmbH (formerly Claussen+Wöbke+Putz)

Film projects in other capacities

2019Lea und der Traumbaum (WT)Teaser (Film Concept)Katja BenrathBelle Epoque Films GmbHset builder
2017Herrliche ZeitenFeature FilmOskar RoehlerMolina Filmprop builder
200812 Meter ohne KopfFeature FilmSven TaddickenWüste Film GmbHprop builder
2007RTL - Osterkampagne 2007CommercialBarbara MarheinekeMediengruppe RTL Deutschland GmbHprop builder
200610.000 B.C. (WT)Feature FilmRoland EmmerichWarner Bros. Pictures [us]model maker
2000The PatriotFeature FilmRoland EmmerichCentropolis Entertainment [us]model maker

Other projects

YearProject typeTitleActivityCompany
2017work as a lecturermaquette design/sculptingdozentinternationale filmschule köln
2008 - 2016work as a lecturercharackter designdozentmediadesign hochschule düsseldorf
2015work as a lecturersculptingdozentdeutsche oper am rhein düsseldorf
2002 - 2003DesignJumpkinscharacter designAlvarez Waxmodels/Los Angeles

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish (Good), French (Basic knowledge), German (Native speaker)
Experience abroadAustralia and Oceania: New Zealand
Middle East: Jordan
North America: USA
Western Europe: Switzerland
Education1993-1996 Staatstheater Karlsruhe , Apprenticeship as a sculptor
1996-1997 Opernhaus Bonn, empoyed as a sculptor
After stations at the Bonn Opera and as a freelance sculptor in Düsseldorf I joined film projects in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, lived for a while in Los Angeles, before I became independent in 2003 in my studio in the Cologne district of Ehrenfeld to the project requests of film producers, architects, Since 2008 I teache the module "Character Design" at the Media Design Hochschule Düsseldorf in the degree program Game Design. In 2013, I was working as a sculptorr in Jordan for "the Cut" by Fathi Akins.
Immediate working areaCologne
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - North Rhine-Westphalia