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Max Julian Otto, storyboard artist, concept artist, graphic artist, Leipzig
© M. Barré 2022

About Max Julian Otto

Max Julian Otto has been drawing storyboards for international commercials, television series and feature films since 1999. He likes to pass on his knowledge as a visiting lecturer (so far he has taught at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie DFFB, MET Film School and Hochschule für Schauspielkunst HfS "Ernst Busch", all in Berlin.)

Known for

Movies as storyboard artist

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2023Islands (aka The Tourist) (WT)Feature FilmJan-Ole Gersteraugenschein Filmproduktion
2023Missing* Link (WT)Feature FilmMichael BaumannIndi Film GmbH [de]
2023Delicious (aka Les jeux sont faits / Das Spiel ist aus) (WT)TV Movie, NetflixNele Mueller-StöfenKomplizen Film GmbH
2023Allianz Lebensversicherung 2023 - (title missing) (WT)CommercialRobin PolakThe Beauty Aside GmbH
2022Wild HeartFeature FilmMarkus DietrichRiva Filmproduktion [de]
2022Gute Freunde - Der Aufstieg des FC Bayern
Folgen 3–6
Limited series, RTL [de], RTL+ [de]David DietlUFA FictionFolgen 3–6
2022Die MittagsfrauFeature FilmBarbara AlbertLucky Bird Pictures (formerly Yellow Bird Pictures)
2022Bumper in Berlin
Ep 1
TV Series, Peacock [us]Richie KeenUniversal Television [us]Ep 1
2022Giropay Deutschland - Zuverlässig, sicher und genauCommercialJan Bonnypeoplegrapher
2021When Will It Be Again Like It Never Was BeforeFeature FilmSonja HeissKomplizen Film GmbH
2021Payback - EcouponingCommercialKai SchonrathCzar [de]
2021Otto x LeGer - XmasCommercialMarcus GaabMarkenfilm Berlin GmbH [de]
2021Otto - LG WaschtrocknerCommercialRobert GoldMarkenfilm GmbH & Co. KG
2021Deichmann - Ein Fest voller Schuhe ist ein Fest voller LiebeCommercialRobin PolakCzar [de]
2021Telekom - MagentaEins Unlimited. Telekom erlebenCommercialBastian GlaessnerTony Petersen Film GmbH [de]
2021DrSmile - Lass Dein Selbstbewusstsein strahlenCommercialAlan SmitheeDog Ear Films GmbH
2020Funeral for a DogTV Series, Sky [de]MultipleFlare Entertainment GmbH [de]
2020Willi und die WunderkröteDocu-FictionMarkus DietrichFilmtank GmbH [de]
2020Bosch - Home of HomemadeCommercialRobin PolakCzar [de]
2020The LeapVideo InstallationBoris Hars-TschachotinLiquid Blues Production [de]

Movies as concept artist

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2014Point Break
Konzeptzeichnungen Kostüm
Feature FilmEricson CoreAlcon Entertainment [us]Konzeptzeichnungen Kostüm
2014Alles ist Liebe
Concept Art Kostüm
Feature FilmMarkus GollerHenning Ferber Filmproduktions GmbH [de]Concept Art Kostüm
2014Oskar FeverShort FilmRobin PolakC-Films (Deutschland) GmbH [de]
2010Tom SawyerFeature Film, Degeto [de]Hermine HuntgeburthNeue Schönhauser Filmproduktion GmbH

Movies as graphic artist

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2017This is the War Room!Short DocumentaryBoris Hars-TschachotinLiquid Blues Production [de]
2017Pre-CrimeDocumentary FeatureMultipleKloos & Co. Medien GmbH
2013DENZ - D1Industrial VideoAlan SmitheeDog Ear Films GmbH
2013Studio B - Huawei (WT)Industrial VideoAlan SmitheeDog Ear Films GmbH
2007Monogamie für AnfängerTV Movie, arte, SWR [de]Marc MalzeMaran Film GmbH [de]

Movies in other capacities

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2016Groupon - Make Your Summer SensationalCommercialAlan SmitheeDog Ear Films GmbHstoryliner
2009Der kleine NaziShort FilmPetra LüschowKordes & Kordes Film GmbH [de]production designer
2004Don´t be woolishShort FilmMax Julian OttoKordes & Kordes Film GmbH [de]director

Other projects

YearProject typeTitleActivityCompany
2014art | installationBigger than Life – Sir Ken Adam´s Filmdesign: Lines in FlowZeichnerDeutsche Kinemathek Berlin
2011art | exhibitionZwischen Film und Kunst – Storyboards von Hitchcock bis SpielbergExhibition participant/ Greetings/ Live drawingsDeutsche Kinemathek Berlin

Awards

YearAward
2018Finalist Comicbuchpreis der Berthold-Leibinger-Stiftung
2005Gudrun-Wassermann-Buschan-Preis der Stadt Mannheim für Bühnen- und Kostümbild

Basic data

LanguagesEnglishFrenchGermanItalian
Further references2005: Gudrun-Wassermann-Buschan-Preis, City of Mannheim, for stage- and costume design
2018: Finalist German Comic Book Award with the Graphic Novel "Die leuchtende Nacht" (author & Illustrator)
2020: guest lecturer storyboarding, DFFB, Berlin
2022: guest lecturer storyboarding, MET Film School, Berlin
2022/23: guest lecturer storyboarding/ project development HfS Ernst Busch, Berlin
Immediate working areaLeipzig
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Saxony