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augenschein Filmproduktion: Production Company, documentary production
© augenschein Filmproduktion
  • Production Company
  • documentary production


Jonas Katzenstein
Neusser Str. 5 - 750670  KölnGermany
Phone+49 221 16950500
Fax+49 221 16950509

    About augenschein Filmproduktion

    augenschein Filmproduktion was founded in 2008 by producers Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo and is based in Cologne and Hamburg. The company has produced more than 25 national and international director-driven feature films with a global audience appeal. augenschein produces and develops their own projects working closely with directors and screenwriters, supporting them in the development of their work.

    augenschein’s current primary slate of English-speaking titles include the highly anticipated thriller 7500, written and directed by Oscar®-nominated Patrick Vollrath, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film will be released worldwide in 2020 by Amazon, Universum in Germany, Pathé in Switzerland, and Filmladen in Austria. Also on augenschein’s slate is the drama HOME, starring Kathy Bates, directed by Franka Potente, currently in production and set for release in 2020, and the science fiction thriller STOWAWAY, starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Colette, directed by Joe Penna (ARCTIC).

    The company also focuses on producing foreign language auteur films of high artistic value with the potential for festival success. Recent films include ANA, MON AMOUR which was awarded with a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at Berlinale, HUNTING SEASON, winner of the Venice Critics' week, MY HAPPY FAMILY, which debuted in Sundance and was sold to Netflix, and LOS PERROS which premiered in competition at Cannes Critics' Week.

    The company’s German-speaking titles and high-concept series lead by strong director’s vision include CLOUD WHISPERS by Kerstin Polte, starring Corinna Harfouch, Meret Becker and Sabine Timoteo, theatrically released by Alamode in 2018. In addition, ALL RUSSIANS LOVE BIRCH TREES by Pola Beck starring Aylin Tezel is in development alongside PANIKHERZ, an adaptation of Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre’s bestselling novel as well as 34, a European high-end series in collaboration with the French companies Agat Films & Cie and Unité de Production.

    Known for

    Movies as production

    2024The Fisherwoman (WT)Feature FilmChristine Crokos
    2023Morning (WT)Feature FilmJustin Kurzel
    2023The Tourist (WT)Feature FilmJan-Ole Gerster
    2023The Assessment (WT)Feature FilmFleur Fortuné
    2023Mother Mary (WT)Feature FilmDavid Lowery
    2022Berlin Nobody (WT)Feature FilmJordan Scott
    2021The DiveFeature FilmMaximilian Erlenwein
    2020All Russians Love Birch TreesFeature FilmPola Beck
    2019HomeFeature FilmFranka Potente
    2019StowawayFeature Film, NetflixJoe Penna
    Feature FilmGonçalo WaddingtonCo-Producer
    20187500Feature FilmPatrick Vollrath
    2017The Innocent
    Feature FilmSimon Jaquemetco-production
    2017Los Perros
    Feature FilmMarcela SaidCo-Producer
    2016My Happy FamilyFeature FilmSimon Groß
    2016Hunting Season
    Feature FilmNatalia GaragiolaCo-Producer
    2016Cloud WhispersFeature FilmKerstin Polte
    2016Ana, mon amour
    Feature FilmCãlin Peter NetzerCo-Producer
    Independent Feature FilmPablo GiorgelliCo-Producer
    2015VoltFeature FilmTarek Ehlail


    Company data

    Experience abroadAustralia and Oceania: Australia
    Central Europe: Austria, Czech Republic, Poland
    North America: USA
    East Africa: Uganda
    South America: Brazil
    Southeast Asia: Singapore
    Southeastern Europe: Rumania, Serbia
    West Africa: Burkina Faso
    West Asia: Georgia, Turkey
    Western Europe: Belgium, England, France, Netherlands
    Central Asia: Kazakhstan
    Date of company foundation2008
    Permanent employees9
    Immediate working areaHead office: Cologne