augenschein Filmproduktion was founded in 2008 by producers Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo. Since then augenschein has produced more than 25 feature films, with a focus on director driven projects that cross over to international audiences.  

Recent English language films include 7500 written and directed by Oscar-nominated Patrick Vollrath, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie was released theatrically in Germany in December 2019 followed by a global release through Amazon in 2020.  In 2019 augenschein completed production of the alluring drama HOME starring Kathy Bates, Jake McLaughlin, Aisling Franciosi, James Jordan, Stephen Root and Lil Rel Howery, from director Franka Potente. Our latest production STOWAWAY, a sci-fi thriller by director Joe Penna, starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette, was released theatrically in 2021.

augenschein Filmproduktion produced critically acclaimed, award winning, foreign-language auteur films including ANA, MON AMOUR (Călin Peter Netzer) which was awarded with a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at Berlinale 2017, HUNTING SEASON, the winner of the Venice Critics’ week 2017, MY HAPPY FAMILY (Nana & Simon), which had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, LOS PERROS (Marcela Said) premiering in the Critics’ Week competition in Cannes and APPRENTICE (Boo Junfeng) selected for Un Certain Regard in Cannes. Another example is THE INNOCENT by Simon Jaquemet, which premiered in Toronto, and most recently, PATRICK by Gonçalo Waddington, which was shown in the competition of San Sebastián in 2019.

Currently, ALL RUSSIANS LOVE BIRCH TREES, a novel adaptation with great crossover potential, and the underwater Thriller THE DIVE, directed by Maximilian Erlenwein, are in post-production. We are also developing the German-American co-production BERLIN NOBODY together with Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free Productions, to be directed by Jordan Scott. Further projects with directors such as Wolfgang Fischer, Patrick Vollrath, Lars Kraume and Jan-Ole Gerster are in the planning phase.

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