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CEO / Producer

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Flare Film has been producing feature films and documentaries for the national and international market since 2008.


Flare Film's filmography includes the award-winning documentaries VERGISS MEIN NICHT (2012, David Sieveking, Locarno winner), EINGEIMPFT (2018, David Sieveking), BERLIN BOUNCER (2019, David Dietl), WALCHENSEE FOREVER (2020, Janna Ji Wonders) as well as the award-winning feature films LOMO (2018, Julia Langhof), WAS GEWESEN WÄRE (2019, Florian Körner von Gustorf) and KIDS RUN (2020, Barbara Ott)


Flare Film has established itself on an international level with the productions HOUSTON (2013, Bastian Günther), MORRIS FROM AMERICA (2016, Chat Hartigan) and ONE OF THESE DAYS (2020, Bastian Günther).


The most recent productions from 2020/2021 are films directed by İlker Çatak, (RÄUBERHÄNDE, 2020), Anna Koch & Julia Lemke, (GLITZER & STAUB, 2020), Marten Persiel (EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE, 2021) or Dietrich Brüggemann (NÖ, 2021).


Passionate, reliable, courageous: the Flare Film team values long-lasting and trusting relationships with our filmmakers and partners. From the very first idea, we are interested in working closely together as equals on all important creative and financial aspects of a film project. Creative partnerships are based on trust and respect. To this end, we create the space for constructive debate and a shared passion for films and stories.


As a continuation of this idea, FLARE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2020 with a focus on the development and production of high-quality fictional series, among which the 8-episode FUNERAL FOR A DOG (2022, directed by Barbara Albert and David Dietl), produced by Eva Kemme and Martin Heisler in coproduction with Sky Studios.


Many further projects are currently in development.

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Martin Heisler



Format:              Series  

Genre:                Drama
Director :           David Dietl (4 Episodes), Barbara Albert (4 Episodes)
Screenplay:        Hanno Hackford, Bob Konrad, Thomas Pletzinger
Cast:                   Friedrich Mücke, Albrecht Schuch, Alina Tomnikov, Daniel Sträßer, Ina Geraldine Guy und Anne Ratte-Polle.


The journalist Daniel Mandelkern travels to Italian Lake Orta for an interview with the famous but mysterious novelist Mark Svensson. In the writer's remote lakeside estate, he finds himself entangled in an intriguing and dangerous love story - a love triangle that ended in a mysterious death.

Premiere Series Mania 2022 - Winner Student Jury Award

KIDS RUN  2020
Format:              Feature film

Genre:                Drama
Director :           Barbara Ott
Screenplay:        Barbara Ott
Cast:                   Jannis Niewöhner, Lena Tronina, Carol Schuler


Andi, an overwhelmed father of three, is a day labourer and in constant financial crisis. He seems to stumble from one predicament to the next and his anger issues are difficult to control. His only true desire is to win back his ex-girlfriend Sonja, but she has already fallen for someone else. Now, she threatens to take away their youngest daughter, should Andi not manage to pay back the money he owes her and her boyfriend within the next couple of weeks. When Andi realises what is at stake, he decides to fight - for the missing money that will solve his problems, for the love of his child and, last but not least, for the right to simply remain a father.

Premiere Berlinale 2020 - Opening Film Perspektive Deutsches Kino / Manchester International Film Festival / Sydney Film Festival / Giffoni Film Festival


Format:             Feature film

Genre:               Drama
Director :          Bastian Günther
Screenplay:       Bastian Günther
Ulrich Tukur,
Garret Dillahunt, Jenny Schily


In a small southern town in the US, twenty down-on-their-luck folks compete to win a brand new pick-up truck, a prize that might finally tip the scales of life in their favor. The annual ‘Hands On’ contest puts the vehicle literally within their reach – the winning contestant is the last one standing with their hands held firmly on the truck. Armed only with their dreams and determination, the participants forgo basic human needs to stand around the pickup truck for days to beat out their competitors. All for the benefit of an enthusiastic audience and the glare of the local media who turn out each year for the car dealership’s popular publicity stunt. As the blisteringly hot days and long nights of struggle, exhaustion, mind games, hilarity, loss of control and insanity add up, only one winner can drive away with the truck. Each contestant has their own reasons for joining the contest, and as the hours tick by, their humanity is laid bare. Who will hold on and win – and at what cost?

Premiere Berlinale 2020 - Panorama Section / SXSW - Narrative Spotlight


Genre:               Documentary film
Director:           Janna Ji Wonders
Cast:                  Anna Werner, Frauke Werner, Janna Ji Wonders, Rainer Langhans


In her documentary family saga WALCHENSEE FOREVER, director Janna Ji Wonders embarks on a voyage of discovery spanning a century: she takes us from the family café at the Bavarian Walchensee to San Francisco to the infamous «Summer of Love». She discovers the secrets of her family to track down their role in the generation chain. It is a timeless family story about the search for identity, self-realization, love, pain, dependence, loss, psychosis, birth, death… It is a film about the cycle of life.

Premiere Berlinale 2020 - Winner Perspektive Deutsches Kino, Bavarian Film award (Bayrischer Filmpreis), best documentary film

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