Commissioned

Germania – Teaser

TRU DOKU GRAUER BETON

Swiss Life – Director's Cut

Help For Help – Campaign Trailer

Bangkok Noir – Stay Eager

Sony Bravia – Geometry of Design

Uniqlo – Nina Kraviz

DISSLIKE – Jan Böhmermann

Thomas Henry – First Mover

Solimate – Not Just Another Mate

BMW Guggenheim Lab

Daniel Eltinger – A Proclamation

Germania – Teaser

The popular webseries GERMANIA presents a different narrative of Germany – through the eyes of people with so called ‚immigration background.‘ Hear artists, creatives and everyday people talk about their sense of identity, german quirks and stereotypes.

Awards & Nominations:
GERMANIA won the GRIMME PREIS 2018
GERMANIA won GOLDENE KAMERA 2018
GERMANIA has been nominated for the GRIMME ONLINE AWARD 2017

Conception: Bastian Asdonk
Director: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
DoP: Benjamin Kahlmeyer, Susanne Erler
Editor: Benjamin Kahlmeyer, Oliver Winkler, Suraj Chandran
Producers: Sara Mohaupt, Nadja Brandt
Client: funk
Production Company: Hyperbole Media

TRU DOKU – Grauer Beton

In jeder Stadt gibt es sie: Gescheiterte Wohnungsbauprojekte. Als besonders missglückte “Bausünde” gilt das IHME-Zentrum in Hannover. Doch wie lebt es sich im Innern? 

Deutschland, 12min, HD

Regie & Kamera: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Schnitt: Benjamin Kahlmeyer, Gerard Cañadas
Redaktion funk: Sabrina Scharpen
Production Company: DRIVE beta GmbH
Producer: Wiebke Holtermann
Executive Producer: Hannes Jakobsen und Johannes Middelbeck

Swiss Life – Director's Cut

Do you remember the feeling when your parents dressed you in clothes you didn’t like? Benjamin Kahlmeyer did and shot a beautiful vignette spot for Swiss Life through Hello München in which he makes us remember that we did not have all decisions in hand.

Director: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
DoP: Christopher Häring
Composer: Daniel Kittlitz
Client: Swiss Life
Agency: Hello Munich
Production Company: Lovestone Film

Help for Help – Campaign Trailer

Everyone can help – with compassionate advice & useful tips all across continents. The NGO MENSCHEN FÜR MENSCHEN uses this basic principle for an unique fundraising campaign, conceived and implemented by BBDO Berlin. Together with LOVESTONE FILM and director Benjamin Kahlmeyer, MFM has realized 30 „Helptorials“: authentic short films by people from rural Ethiopia who give us their advice via social media. Just really relevant stuff: From cooking to running to relationship tips, everything is there. Check out the helptorials and support their projects with a few euros in return:

menschenfuermenschen.de/helptorials-unsere-videos/

Awards & Nominations:
Shortlisted at Cannes Lions (Sustainable Development)
Silver at Die Klappe
Bronze at ADC Germany
Silver and bronze at Lovie Awards
Bronze at Eurobest
Wood pencil at D&AD

Director, DoP & Editing: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Sound Mixer: Niklas Olscha
Composer: John Gürtler / Paradox Paradise
Client: Menschen für Menschen
Agency: BBDO Berlin
Production Company: Lovestone Film

Bangkok Noir – Stay Eager

While traveling South East Asia in 2016, GETAWAY magazine asked me to do a hands-on review of the new Sony Alpha A7s II – focusing on it’s performance in low light situations. Inspired by the rich impressions of Bangkok night life, I decided to come up with a short essay on photography, interweaving passages of Susan Sontag’s famous quote: Stay eager!

Director, Editor & DoP: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Composer: John Gürtler
Voice: Terry Burns

Sony Bravia – Geometry of Design

Meet Hirotaka Tako, chief art designer at Sony Tokyo, as he shares some insight about his design agenda.

Director: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
DoP: Jan Bormann
Client: Sony Europe
Agency: DDB Berlin
Production Company: Lovestone Film

Uniqlo – Nina Kraviz

For the opening of the first UNIQLO store in Berlin, we interviewed well known Berliners like Daniel Brühl or Roland Mary through New York based agency MP CREATIVE. For the launch we also produced numerous spots, which were shown on a big screen at the Kurfürstendamm and instore.

Director: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
DoP: Stefan Neuberger
Client: Uniqlo
Agency: MP Creative NYC
Production Company: Lovestone Film

DISSLIKE – Jan Böhmermann

Hyperbole was the first European web show to successfully import Jimmy Kimmel’s concept of ‚Mean Tweets‘ – and became an instant viral sensation. The ongoing series has featured a broad variety of celebrities, ranging from gangster rappers to politicans. Until today, DISSLIKE is one of Germany most popular youtube series with an almost unmatched loyal fanbase. Keep it coming, haters!

Hyperbole won the GRIMME ONLINE AWARD 2015

Director, Sound Designer, Editor & DoP: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Art Director: Moritz Stumm
Production Company: Hyperbole Media

Thomas Henry – First Mover

Since 2010, the historic figure of Thomas Henry has been the main inspiration for a young company from Germany to produce a perfect selection of premium bitter lemonades. For this short film, we resurrected him from the 18th century and told his story.

Director, Editor & DoP: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Composer: Daniel Kittlitz
Client: Thomas Henry GmbH
Production Company: Hyperbole Media

Solimate – Not Just Another Mate

SOLIDRINKS is a social drink project that supports local refugees’ initiatives and that campaigns against discrimination and racism. When they competed for DEUTSCHER INTEGRATIONSPREIS in 2017, our task was to create an informative yet entertaining campaign video for social media. Absolutely zero budget… but with loads of caffeine!

SOLIDRINKS was nominated for DEUTSCHER INTEGRATIONSPREIS 2017

Director, Editor & DoP: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Client: Solidrinks

BMW Guggenheim Lab

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is an urban think tank and community centre with the goal of exploring how people today relate to cities and public space. In 2012 the Lab travelled to Berlin for six weeks where we were documenting more than 100 events. During that time more than 40 films were shot and edited.

Director: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Client: BMW Guggenheim
Agency: TBWA Berlin
Production Company: Lovestone Film

Daniel Eltinger – A Proclamation

In May 2012, the University of Oxford organized an exhibition featuring twenty polychromatic abstract paintings by Daniel Eltinger. With the support of the Allianz Kulturstiftung, a competition among filmmakers was run to produce a short documentary about Eltinger’s technique of “inversive painting”. The jury selected filmmaker Benjamin Kahlmeyer’s innovative proposal. Kahlmeyer visited Eltinger in his studio and observed how he created an artwork between dusk and dawn. The resulting 7-minute documentary “Daniel Eltinger: A Proclamation” offers a sensitive and intimate portrait of the artist. Interweaving Eltinger’s voice recordings with surreal musical sequences and imagery of his richly coloured compositions, the film yields fascinating insights into his technique and philosophy of art. The combination of Kahlmeyer’s direction and John Gürtler’s music has led to a compelling account of Eltinger and his approach to painting. (Robin Markwica – Art Representative, University of Oxford)

Germany 2012, 7min, HD

Director, DoP & Editing: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Composer: John Gürtler