By Annegret Weitkämper-Krug
I founded Gretchenfilm GmbH in 2019 and specialized in producing films that are connected to visual arts, literature, music, or theater. With extensive expertise in the field of visual arts and corporate culture, we have quickly achieved sustainable and outstanding success.
In our founding year, Gretchenfilm was already involved as a co-producer in the highly acclaimed comedy “Faking Bullshit”, which premiered at the prestigious Munich Film Festival in 2020. Another highlight was the directorial debut of Daniel Brühl, who also starred in “Next Door”. The film participated in the Berlinale 2021 and competed for the coveted Silver and Golden Bears.
A highlight in our current portfolio is the successful docudrama “Dürer” about the renowned painter Albrecht Dürer. The film offers fascinating insights into the life and work of this extraordinary artist and has received a lot of positive feedback. With its creativity, innovation, and artistic ambition, “Dürer” enriches Gretchenfilm’s repertoire in an impressive way.
In the past year, Gretchenfilm has further established itself in the field of arts and realized impressive projects. Particularly noteworthy is the production of the film about Daniel Richter, one of the most renowned contemporary artists in Germany. With his innovative approach and artistic work, Richter has had a lasting impact on the art scene, and Gretchenfilm is proud to have brought his story to life on the screen.
In addition, in 2022 we proudly co-produced the impressive feature film “In a Country That No Longer Exists” by director Aelrun Goette. The film has already won several awards and is celebrated as another highlight in our portfolio.
In 2023, Gretchenfilm has achieved great success with high-profile projects, including the film “SENECA”, in which Hollywood star John Malkovich shined under the direction of Robert Schwendke and attracted significant attention beyond the Berlinale 2023.
Gretchenfilm is always on the move and has exciting projects in the making. The new feature film “8 1/4” by director Oskar Roehler with its meaningful title is nearing completion. At the same time, the filming for the promising arthouse project “Münter & Kandinsky”, which explores the artistic connection between two great artists, is underway. But that’s not all, the project “Dream Story” based on Arthur Schnitzler’s work is also in full swing. These exciting developments highlight the dyn