Jonas Katzenstein (*1980) began his career as an audio engineer in 2002. Two years later he founded the recording studio "artaudio" in Cologne. In 2008 he created the film production company augenschein Filmproduktion together with Maximilian Leo. A year later he completed his postgraduate education as a fiction producer at the Filmhaus in Cologne. To expand the company’s network and to strengthen its expertise in international coproduction, Jonas attended further education and networking programs such as Cannes Producers Network 2012, Rotterdam Lab 2012, EAVE Marketing-Workshop 2011, Producers Workshop Cannes 2011, and AV-Gründerzentrum Stipendienprogramm 2011. Since then he has successfully produced national and international projects in France, Belgium, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Romania, Singapore, Serbia and South Africa.