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Company Profile


PORT AU PRINCE (PaP) is a multiple award winning harbor for travellers united by a single passion - film! We love watching films and hearing stories, but even more than that we love developing and producing them ourselves. At the heart of our work are people.



That’s how, with the founding of our company, the idea for a “Creative Factory” was also born: this was to provide individuals from the film industry with a platform for the animated exchange of ideas as well as positive collaboration. Having room for creativity and quick decision-making processes is deeply important to us. These are what distinguish our projects, as well as our approach to the production process.We want to tell stories that entertain and inspire the audience. Stories that dare to be different, be it in terms of content, visually, or in the way that they are created. Never accept the horizo.


PaP was founded by director Oliver Rihs in 2008. In 2010 the creative producer/ dramatic advisor Melanie Möglich and producer Jan Krüger, joined the company as partners. Along with producer Jörg Trentmann who joined in in 2017, Jan Krüger is also managing director of the company. 



PaP and/or his producers are member of the European and German film academy, the German Independent Producers Alliance (VDFP) and the Atelier Cinema d’Europe (ACE). In 2012 the sister company PORT AU PRINCE PICTURES was founded as the distribution arm of PORT AU PRINCE. It has distributed many national and international award winning audience driven productions since then.

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Company Highlights


JACK 2014

Genre:           Drama

Director:       Edward Berger

Screenplay:   Edward Berger, Nele Mueller-Stöfen

Cast:              Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Nele Mueller-Stoefen


Jack is 10 years old and hasn’t been at the children’s home for very long. It is summer and the anticipation of the holidays is at its height. But on the last day of school, no one comes to pick him up. His mother Sanna (26) calls and consoles him. After Jack picks up his brother Manuel from a friend’s house, they go out looking for their mother. For days, they wander through the city, following her trail. No one seems to notice that they are all alone. Then one night there is light in their apartment. Jack and Manuel run home and are taken into their mother’s arms. They eat dinner together. Jack tries to communicate, but Sanna isn’t listening.

JACK is a film about the journey of a young boy who learns to accept responsibility very early in life. In the end, he surprises us with a decision which holds a mirror to our own courage.


German Academy Award 2014: Best film (silver)

Berlinale 2014: Official Competition




Genre:            Drama

Director:        Felix Randau

Screenplay:    Felix Randau

Cast:               Jürgen Vogel, Susanne Wuest, André M. Hennicke, Franco Nero


For over 20 years, Ötzi has been a global phenomenon. He’s graced the covers of magazines such as STERN and TIME and is the much-discussed subject of reports, documentaries and non-fiction books. Over five million visitors have so far viewed the mummy, now housed in the Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano. Ever since his sensational discovery in 1991, however, Ötzi’s death has offered up many questions.


What we do know:

Ötzi was injured by an arrow and died of his injuries shortly afterwards. But what was he doing, some 5,000 years ago? That remains a mystery. Theories and hypotheses about Ötzi abound, but his story has never yet been fictionalised. Now, for the first time, director Felix Randau takes up the case of the world-famous mummy and tells the story of Kelab’s – a.k.a. Ötzi’s – final days.


Over 5,000 years ago, in the Ötztal Alps, Kelab leaves his family to go hunting. When he returns, he finds his village burnt to the ground and his tribe’s sacred talisman stolen. Spurred by the love for his family, Kelab sets out in search of the perpetrators. The beauty of nature holds many dangers and other people are by turns his friends and foes. When he finally comes face-to-face with the perpetrators, Kelab attempts to satisfy his thirst for vengeance. But things don’t quite work out that way..


Locarno 2017: Piazza Grande

Short listed for German academy award (2018)



Genre:            Documentary

Director:         Florian Opitz

Screenplay:    Florian Opitz


Why are we so obsessed with economic growth, despite knowing that perpetual growth will even- tually harm us? SYSTEM ERROR looks for answers to this principal contradiction of our time and considers global capitalism from the perspective of those who run it. In this manner, the film not only makes the absurdity of our growth-centered system uncomfortably perceptible, but also strikingly questions the seemingly irrefutable rules of the game within a bigger context.


Short listed for German Academy Award (2018)

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