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TV Series | 2023-2024 | ZDFneo [de] | Drama, Queer | Germany
The project "We Are Family" has been editorially approved, but continues to be regularly reviewed, updated and supported through to release by our editors. Please inform us of missing, false or outdated data.

Shooting data

Start of shooting10/05/2023
End of shooting20/07/2023
Number of shooting days45
Filming regionsGermany - Berlin

Project data

Length of episode44
Number of episodes6
Aspect ratio16:9 (1 : 1,78)

Brief synopsis

WE ARE FAMILY (WT) is a 6-part drama series for ZDFneo/Mediathek. It centers on Emm, a Black, bisexual man in search of belonging. He hopes to find the longed-for antithesis to the conservative life of his foster family within Berlin's ballroom community. When he meets his idol, dancer Lia, and her Kiki House, his dream seems within reach. However, not everything that glitters is glamour. The community is torn between the demand to remain a safe(r) space and the need to open up through commercialization. As Emm becomes a pawn in various interests, his idealized image of Lia begins to falter. Fueled by a diverse ensemble of characters, including fashion design student Djamal, Lia's secret love interest Mo, her former best friend DJ TJ, Major House Mother Calista, and Lia's arch-rival Jay, Emm questions his ballroom dream.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Ricco-Jarret BoatengEmm [SS]
Nora HenesMother Lia Dorée [SS]
Abed HaddadDjamal [SS]
Ilonka PetruschkaTJ [SS]
Kawian PaigalMo [SS]
Christofer von BeauGregory [SSR]
Antonia HolfelderChristine Rosenkranz [SSR]
Peer Lie NingJay Doss aka Father Jay Diamond [SSR]
Florence KasumbaMother Calista Dorée [SSR]
Komi Mizrajim TogbonouMontgomery Ngoka [SSR]
Binta YaffaLibell [SSR]
Anh Khoa TranTung Trân [SSR]
Olivia Lina GascheNora [SR]
Tomer Lev TovAaron [SR]
Anton WeilTom [SR]
Lorena HandschinNadja Rosenkranz [SR]
Robin CadetJoão [SR]
Michaela CasparProf. Albrecht [SR]
Inaam Al BattatDjamals Mother [SR]
Anna BullardPolice Officer [SRE]
Daniel KraussRolf Keller [SRE]
Inga WolffYvonne Keller [SRE]
Thea RascheLuna [SRE]
Antje SchmidtAnwältin Schmidt [BP]
Solange AdjakohJulia Frank [BP]
Felicia MuttererHost Tabea [BP]
Billy BuffBasti [BP]
Jonas EwaldBar personnel

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantCarolin Riedel
Assistant production accountantSamuel Gehrke Rios
Assistant production accountantValentina Maria Schneck
2 Wochen Abwicklung
2 Wochen Abwicklung
Director of photographyMalcolm Saidou
2nd unit dopArseny Preobrazhensky
1st assistant cameraKatja Izmestyeva
A CAM 6 DT
A CAM 6 DT
1st assistant cameraArseny Preobrazhensky
A Cam
A Cam
1st assistant cameraAnna Schenk
Daily B-Cam
Daily B-Cam
2nd assistant cameraMax Meißner
2 DT
2 DT
2nd assistant cameraKlementine Medved
B-CAM // ARRI Alexa Mini // 3 shooting days
B-CAM // ARRI Alexa Mini // 3 shooting days
2nd assistant cameraChristina Verena Bauer
A-Cam l ARRI Alexa Mini l 3 DT
A-Cam l ARRI Alexa Mini l 3 DT
2nd assistant cameraKatja Izmestyeva
A CAM und B CAM
A CAM und B CAM
Video assist/playback operatorBen Glaetzer
3 DT. Vertretung
3 DT. Vertretung
Video assist/playback operatorJosefa Marie Geis
Casting directorLiza Stutzky
Casting directorJan Nwattu
Extras/bit player castingDeborah Walkling
Costume designerRahwa Oreyon
shooting part 1
shooting part 1
Costume designerTanja Jesek
Assistant costume designerPierre-Yves Dalka
Crowd costume supervisorNajad Kirchberger
Crowd costume supervisorAnne-Marie Summer
2Wochen Urlaubsvertretung
2Wochen Urlaubsvertretung
Costumer / wardrobeHarriet Nönnig
Costumer / wardrobeDora Behm
Zusatz
Zusatz
Costumer / wardrobeElisabeth von der Thannen-Biondi
Zusatz
Zusatz
Costumer / wardrobeEunike Rietz
Crowd
Crowd
Costumer / wardrobeMarlene Jordan
Main Cast
Main Cast
Costumer / wardrobeMona Cordes
Costumer / wardrobePascale Schmid
Zusatz
Zusatz
Additional costumersLena Sophie Emslander
Crowd Costumer and Main Cast, CD Tanja Jesek
Crowd Costumer and Main Cast, CD Tanja Jesek
Additional costumersNarod Aghakhanian
Additional costumersIsabella Mirja Hirt
Additional costumersCarolina Inoue
Additional costumersOlivier Mohrińge
Crowd
Crowd
Additional costumersMaike Igelmann
Crowd Costumer/KB Tanja Jesek
Crowd Costumer/KB Tanja Jesek
Additional costumersDora Behm
Costume buyerTatjana Jung
DirectorKai S. Pieck
DirectorToby Chlosta
DirectorGabriel B. Arrahnio
1st AD (local system)Adrian Maximilian Hoehl
6x45 minutes
6x45 minutes
Crowd 2nd AD (local system)Deborah Walkling
Folge 1-6
Folge 1-6
3rd AD crowd (local system)Julius Müller
3rd AD crowd (local system)Dominika Nagy
Script continuityFelix Suckut
Filling In
Filling In
Script continuityLucy Ribeiro
Directed by Kai S. Pieck, Toby Chlosta, Gabriel B. Arrahnio
Directed by Kai S. Pieck, Toby Chlosta, Gabriel B. Arrahnio
Extras coordinatorCiara Angela Mission Engelhardt
(2 SD)
(2 SD)
EditorLaura Hölzel
episodes 1, 2, 4
episodes 1, 2, 4
EditorRico Diogo Mahel
Episoden 3, 5, 6
Episoden 3, 5, 6
GafferMerlin Luong
Best boy electricHeinrich Harndt
Dimmer board operatorManuel Musch
Lighting technician / electricianLukas Köster
Lighting technician / electricianMahra Özdogan
Additional electricianLouis Schmidt
Lighting assistantAkito Ruhl
Key makeup artist/hair stylistOliver Hildebrandt
Makeup artist / hair stylistMichelle Mosler
Makeup artist / hair stylistAnna Matviyenko
Makeup artist / hair stylistEster Nyakato Rüppel
L '
L '
Additional make up artistNadja Jeberien
Additional make up artistMonique Bredow
Additional make up artistLara Flanders
ProducerAlexander Kiening
ProducerDavid Ekow Herman
Production designerGraziella Tomasi
& Location Scout
& Location Scout
Assistant production designerEvgeniy Marants
Prop masterRuben Steingrüber
Assistant to propmaster /- buyerJakob Gorowski
Assistant stand by propsTieba Traore
Assistant stand by propsDanyue Li
Property driverKevin Kerle
Line producerRalph Remstedt
Assistant to line producerSaskia Heinrich [2]
Production managerCornelia Schmidt-Matthiesen
shooting part 2
shooting part 2
Unit manager (local system)Dagmar Leibham
Location manager (local system)Mate Victor
Set manager/ floor managerGrit Aufzug
Production secretarySophia Rogalla
Production assistantSolange Adjakoh
Assistant set/floor managerSophie Balke-Mellenthin
Assistant set/floor managerEkaterina Mayskaya
Assistant set/floor managerSolange Adjakoh
Production driverSophie Mogge
Production driverRobert Sokol
Set runnerVivien Götze
Addition
Addition
Set runnerMarie-Paulin Melzig
1 day addition
1 day addition
Set runnerMoritz Kühn
4 DT Zusatz
4 DT Zusatz
Set runnerAmber Jäger
/ Set AL Assistance
/ Set AL Assistance
Set runnerHenriette Kachel
CreatorKai S. Pieck
Head writerKai S. Pieck
ScreenwriterKai S. Pieck
ScreenwriterToby Chlosta
ScreenwriterLaura Tamoj
ScreenwriterRaquel Dukpa
Script developmentLamin Leroy Gibba
2021
2021
Production sound mixerClaudia Mattai del Moro
Production sound mixerJustus Wirth
Sub (1 day)
Sub (1 day)
Boom operatorFanny Thera Harisch
SD44 & SD45 (28.07.2023 & 31.07.2023)
SD44 & SD45 (28.07.2023 & 31.07.2023)
Boom operatorSebastian Löffler
Second boom operatorMarina Funck
Second boom operatorMika Bretschneider
Dialogue editorLuiz Melo Paiva e Silva
Stuntman/womanBilly Buff
Stunt Player Basti
Stunt Player Basti
Commissioning editorAxel Laustroer
Commissioning editorSöhnke Vesper
Producer-directorHagen Kanawati
ChoreographerEray Gülay
Green consultantKorina Gutsche
Intimacy coordinatorSarah Lee
Occupational safety specialistTheodor Oppenländer

Production companies

CompanyComment
Katapult Filmproduktion GmbH

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Extras/Bit Playeragentur wanted
Production Servicesbloc inc filmservice GmbH
+Base Generator & Equipment
+Base Generator & Equipment
Production ServicesMobilespace
Mask, Cloakroom, Stays, WC trailer, Truck set, Power pack, Crew stay
Mask, Cloakroom, Stays, WC trailer, Truck set, Power pack, Crew stay
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationNovus Media - Medien- & Filmservice
Fahrzeugumsetzung / Abnahme elektrische Anlage
Fahrzeugumsetzung / Abnahme elektrische Anlage
CostumesCOMME des COSTUMES
KB Tanja Jesek
KB Tanja Jesek
CostumesLEON Actionteam
Police uniforms
Police uniforms
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH Kostümausstattung
KB - Tanja Jesek
KB - Tanja Jesek
CostumesWas ihr wollt
costume design Tanja Jesek
costume design Tanja Jesek
CostumesWellenstein zeitgenössische Kostüme GmbH
Rahwa Oreyon / Tanja Jesek
Rahwa Oreyon / Tanja Jesek
PropsFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbH