Team

Stefanie Behr
Executive Producer, Authorized Signatory

Stefanie joined Bavaria Film Interactive in 1998 and since then has been part of several departments. She was chief production manager, executive producer, until she became Executive Producer and Authorized Signatory.

Today, she also heads the New Business Department and still works as creative lead in many productions. What her colleauges don’t know: She is not only good with films, but also with plants. She is passionate about gardening and growing fruit trees and producing apple juice or jams.

Stefanie.Behr [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Maria Boger
Senior Producer

Maria joined the team in June 2017. As an editor in the BMW Department, her thoughts revolve around cars and all their accessories.

What many colleagues might not know about her: Maria used to be a performance swimmer. She didn’t quite make it to the Olympics, as her back simply refused to become wider. We think her back is perfect and are happy to have her on our team!

Maria.Boger [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Friedemann Buhl
Postproduction Artist

Friedemann joined our Wolfsburg team as Motion Graphic Artist, Multimedia Editor and camera assistant in 2015. Even though he enjoys being part of the team to film and edit a video, what makes his heart beat faster is bringing objects to live. For his hometown Celle, no way is too far.

Friedemann.Buhl [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Bilgin Diril
Postproduction Artist

Postproduction Artist with a photographic eye for the essence.

Bilgin.Diril [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Julia Ferstl
Digital Artist

Back in October 2012, Julia started as an intern at Bavaria Film Interactive in Munich. Having finished her degree in media production and technology, she started working as a Digital Artist in our Wolfsburg office.

Julias main task is to create and animate motion graphics. In doing that, she follows one motto: keep it simple and stupid.

What her colleauges don’t know about her: Julia plays the German flute.

Julia.Ferstl [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Ulrike Gasse
Production Manager

Ulrike joined the Bavaria Film Interactive team in Wolfsburg in 2013. She manages all production aspects of Volkswagen TV, oversees all ongoing productions and ensures a smooth flow from beginning to end. It is with a sharp eye that she manages all personnel and material ressources.

What her colleagues don’t know about her: Ulrike is a big fan of flea markets and record stores, where she searches for exceptional and exotic records.

Ulrike.Gasse [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Manuel Gilbert
Head of Postproduction

Manuel joined Bavaria Film Interactive in 1997, during the lively start-up phase of “V!A”, the satellite-based company television station for HypoVereinsbank. Initially working as editor, he now handles everything to do with postproduction at the BFI.

What his colleagues don’t know: Back in the 90s Manuel acted as DoP for a student film production, where he worked with an Arri SR-2 16 mm camera. An experience he wouldn’t want to miss, no matter the technical advancements of the 21st century.

Manuel.Gilbert [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Janet Gräßler
Senior Producer

Janet is part of our Wolfsburg team since 2013. She is a producer for training and product videos for both Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and especially likes the diversity of topics within Volkswagen TV.

Janet handles the entire scope of a Volkwagen TV production, from initial briefing, to scripting, production, post-production and final approval cycles.

What her colleauges don’t know about her: writing has been a passion of Janet ever since her days at school and if she hadn’t decided to pursue writing, then maybe today she’d call a flower shop her own.

Janet.Graessler [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Enrico Gutzmer
Postproduction Artist

Enno joined Bavaria Film Interactive in 2013. He is our “Swiss Army Knife” for the Wolfsburg team. He knows Volkswagen for over ten years and is a postproduction allrounder: he handles everything from Adobe Premiere, AVID and Final Cut, to Photoshop and After Effects.

In addition to his job as editor, he also takes care of the technical equipment, the IT infrastructure and also manages the technial aspects around studio productions.

Enrico.Gutzmer [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Andreas Hatcher
Senior Producer

Andreas is heading our creative team at Volkswagen TV. He started out as news reporter, before he turned to corporate TV.

He brings in his experience of working for Deutsche Bahn, Siemens and Vodafone. Writing is also a personal hobby and he teaches creative writing in his sparetime.

In addition to that, Andreas is also trained clinical art therapist.

Andreas.Hatcher [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Christiane Herzog
Senior Producer & Deputy Project Lead

Before Christiane joined BFI in 2015, she graduated from the University of Television and Film in Munich. Christiane is a Senior Producer and Deputy Project Lead for our SAP department and in charge of both national and international projects.

Her field of expertise are event documentaries and marketing customer testimonials, in the production of which she quite enjoys travelling the world.

What her colleauges know about her: She prefers to cover the way to work on her racing bike.

Christiane.Herzog [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Jermaine Lars Jackson
Senior Consultant

Jermaine joined Bavaria Film Interactive in 2016. As a Senior Consultant he advises customers on all matters of audiovisual communication.

Business development is Jermaine’s hometurf: he is able to look ahead while keeping an eye on details and priorities.

What his colleauges don’t know about him: In his early twenties, Jermaine almost chose the School of American Ballet in NYC over an office job.

Jermaine.Lars.Jackson [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Moritz Jakobi
Senior Producer

Moritz has been a member of the Bavaria Film Interactive team since 2017. As an editor, he develops ideas into concepts for the BMW Department and ensures creativity whilst overseeing filming and editing. After having earned his diploma as a director at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy, he was both editor and producer for various productions at ZDF, WDR, funk, KiKa, ServusTV and ProSieben as well as for image and event clips for the Goethe-Institute, Burda and Walter Knoll.

What many colleagues might not know about him: Moritz has gone on a pilgrimage on the Way of St. James twice, he can really switch off listening to music and plays the double bass.

Moritz.Jakobi [at] Bavaria-film.de

Jessica Klein
Senior Producer

Jessica has been a producer for BFI since 2013. Her seven years of experience in corporate TV project management, are the perfect background for her job as a producer at our Wolfsburg offices, where she is writes and directs training videos for Volkswagen After Sales.

What her colleagues don’t know about her: she used to do judo on a competitive level. Today, she prefers high mountain tops to the flat  judo mat.

Jessica.Klein [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Heike Krumma
Technical Translator & Team Assistant

"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine"


Heike is part of our team in Wolfsburg since its foundation in 2013. She is our expert in translating technical texts and making sure all the details are correct.

In addition to that, she also handles any administrative tasks of our Wolfsburg office.

Heike.Krumma [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Kathrina von Langen
Director

Kathrina joined Bavaria Film Interactive in 2013 and works as Senior Producer for various clients. Her career started out in TV journalism, before she turned to corporate and imagefilm productions.

In 2015 her work on the “40 years BMW 3 Series” won the Golden Dolphin for the Best Corporate Video at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards. In 2016 she won the Davey Award in silver for “Best Original Web Series” for the “BMW i3 Born Electrics” web series, for which she wrote the concept and lead the postproduction.

Kathrina.Langen [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Nadine Laule
Senior Producer

A new addition to the SAP department, Nadine Laule joined Bavaria Film Interactive as a producer in 2016. From pitch to post, she is responsible for the entire production process – transforming customer requests into compelling video messages.

Nadine gathered extensive production experience in the United States. For more than a decade she produced various video projects and television programs with credits including networks such as National Geographic, Discovery and The Smithsonian Channel. Her productions have placed her in unique and challenging situations all around the world: from a helicopter shoot over Mount Rushmore to the quest for a giant electric eel in the Amazon jungle of Peru.

What her colleagues don’t know about her:
Nadine is strangely attracted to water. Already as a small child, she would fall or jump into any watering hole in sight. That probably explains why she became a successful competitive swimmer in her teenage years. Today, it is her love for the ocean that is most pronounced. An enthusiastic diver she likes to go for a swim with whale sharks or threshers. Most likely she would have become a marine biologist in another life.

Nadine.Laule [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Jonas Liebhart
Manager Motion Graphics


After his studies of Digital Media, he joined Bavaria Film Interactive and has been a part of our team for over ten years now.  He started out as Postproduction Artist and Cameraman. Today, he manages our ever growing Motion Graphics and Postproduction Department together with Manuel Gilbert.

Jonas has his roots in the corporate and commercial still photography. He is passionate about creativity. Following his credo that “creativity is has the power to sense what is hidden, with a notion of the unthinkable and with that finally reach the impossible”, he values original and intelligent ideas and creative courage.

In his spare time, Jonas is both a true alpinist and a sea person. He enjoys alpine touring, mountain biking, sailing and surfing.  What only few colleagues know: Jonas has Spanish roots, thus he is an expert in red wine and tapas.

Jonas.Liebhart [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Tilo Mahn
Senior Producer

Tilo joined Bavaria Film Interactive in 2011. As writer, director and Senior Producer he works across topics and departments and realizes film projects all over the world.

As part of the New Business team, he consults clients in the development of their concept and supports them in putting their ideas and products into various visual formats.

Tilo is also a freelance journalist, in which role he produces radio features and documentaries on diverse topics of societies of countries and cultures all over the world.

Tilo.Mahn [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Alexander Maier
Senior Producer

Alex has been a part of the BFI team for over 10 years. He is an expert in every kind of automotive production, from large-scale international marketing productions, to studio productions and live satellite broadcasts of trade shows.

Alexander.Maier [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Anton Margraf
Senior Producer

Anton first came into touch with Bavaria Film Interactive during his apprenticeship as Media Designer at Bavaria Film. In 2015 he returned to the Filmgelände and joined BFI as Senior Producer in our BMW department, where he organises productions all over the world.

In his spare time, he is a passionate actor in the local improv theatre scene.

Anton.Margraf [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Janin Morche
Assistant to the Managing Director

Having finished her apprenticeship at Coca-Cola and her studies at the VWA, Janin moved to Bavaria. She has been working for the Bavaria Film Group since 2002. In 2010 she joined Bavaria Film Interactive.

As assistant to the managing director, she is the go-between of all departments including our team in Wolfsburg. She is not only in charge of all administrative work at Bavaria Film Interactive, but most importantly also has an eye on the interpersonal well-being.

As a mother she is abig fan of her son’s football team, she enjoys yoga. Janin’s motto: Everything is possible. Therefore, she always keeps calm and puts her heart and passion into everything she does

Janin.Morche [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Chon-Dat Nguyen
Motion Graphic Artist

Chon-Dat is a Motion Graphic-Artist at Bavaria Film Interactive since 2014.  In this position, he is the one that brings objects to life, adds on VFX or removes whatever is not wanted in a shot.

Following up on his apprenticeship as Media Designer at Bavaria Film, Chon-Dat made a profession out of his hobby, as his many YouTube clips show.

Chon-Dat.Nguyen [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Georg Nonnenmacher
DoP

Georg joined Bavaria Film Interactive in 2013 as part of our Wolfsburg team. He works as cameraman for our Volkswagen TV productions.

Georg.Nonnenmacher [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Pedro Oliveira
VFX Artist

Born in Portugal our talented VFX Artist Pedro started his career back in the year 2000. In 2013 he joined BFI.

His passion for motion pictures and his background in the advertising industry, make him always want to give his best to produce the most pristine pictures. He greatly believes in the power of team work. Add a little bit of sunshine and good music and you made is day.

What is colleagues know and love about him: he mixes languages during the day and music as DJ during the night. .

Pedro.Oliveira [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Lena Orth
Junior Producer

Lena joined Bavaria Film Interactive in 2016 as Junior Producer in the BMW department. Before that, she had completed her apprenticeship as Media Designer at Bavaria Film, where she also gained insight into various other Bavaria Film subsidaries and their productions.

What her colleagues don’t know about her: Lena enjoys reading Scandinavian thrillers for relaxation. And if those should turn out to be too exciting, she turns to baking delicous cakes instead.

Lena.Orth [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Janine Petrig
Producer

Janine joined Bavaria Film interactive in 2014. She started out as production assistant in the SAP department, before she moved to the BMW department, where she currently works as Producer.

She learned all about production processes in the fiction and non-fiction area during her apprenticeship as Media Designer at Bavaria Film.

Besides moving images, Janine is also interested in motion graphics and photography.

Janine.Petrig [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Antonella Pommella
Intern

Antonella is currently working as an intern before starting her apprenticeship as a management assistant at Bavaria Film Interactive in September 2017. She helps keep all administrative things running. Her tasks include the audit, the booking of external staff and research.

What many colleagues might not know about her: Antonella is a sports enthusiast, loves flea markets and could easily stock her own flea market with all her clothes.

Antonella.Pommella [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Fabian Prager
Creative Editor

Fabian joined Bavaria Film Interactive in 2015. In his job as Creative Editor, he does much more than just adding shot after shot. He plays an active role in the creation of a film, adds basic motion graphics and gives the film its final touch in the colour grading.

Away from work, he is a junkie for pop culture and absorbs everything about it, from films, TV series, to comics and games. In summer he is out playing basketball, in winter he is out snowboarding.

Fabian.Prager [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Lars Reckmann
Managing Director

Lars is part of Bavaria Film Interactive and at it s helm since the founcation of the company. Long before the internet became available to the masses, it was under his lead that the company developed video formats and video asset management and distribution products and services.

His thirst for new technologies and development is a constant driver for innovation within the company.

What his colleauges don’t know about him: He crossed the Alps on his mountainbike more than once.

Lars.Reckmann [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Helene Römer
Executive Producer

Helene has been working for Bavaria Film Interactive since 2009. Today, she is Executive Producer for video projects of both SMEs and LEs. She is leading the production of various formats, including series, campaigns and imagefilms.

Helene deals with the requests of both new business customers and existing ones.

What her colleagues don’t know about her: During her time at school and university, Helene was an actress in both German and English-speaking drama groups. So a career in acting was not too far off…

Helene.Roemer [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Robert Schimetzek
Executive Producer

Robert’s career at Bavaria Film Interactive started out in the position of an intern in the postproduction department. After working for several years with a client, he returned to BFI in 2016. Today, he is Head of Department of our BMW division.

What his colleagues don’t know about him: He would never trade his BMW 3 for any other model.

Robert.Schimetzek [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Maximilian Schlick
Motion Graphic Artist

Maximilian has been with us since May 2017. As a motion graphic artist, he works on the design of moving graphics. He also creates 3D content and is a master of virtual reality.

What many colleagues might not know about him: As a hobby DJ, Maximilian is not only fast at the turntable, but also with the Rubik’s Cube. His personal record solving it is less than one minute!

Maximilian.Schlick [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Marion Schmidt
Senior Producer

As Senior Producer, Marion is part of the SAP creative team. She handles productions all over the globe with a focus on technology and innovation trends.  She loves working with diverse teams and people from all over the world on finding the best visual concepts for their message.

Marion has been a part of Bavaria Film for almost 20 years. In that time, she has worked on different formats and image videos for a variety of clients from all industries. She started out as studio manager for the daily employee TV program of HVB, which was produced live at our virtual studio from 1997 to 2002.

Marion.Schmidt [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Kathrin Schmidtchen
Production Manager

After her apprenticeship as Industrial Management Assistant at Bavaria Film, Kathrin joined Bavaria Film Interactive.

Since 2008 she has been managing all production-related tasks of the SAP Department. Kathrin manages our international network and is the main contact person for all our international service partners.

What her colleagues don’t know about her: Ever since she was little, she loved horses and till today she enjoys a good day out horse riding.

Kathrin.Schmidtchen [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Michael Schütz
Executive Producer

As Executive Producer, Michael is head of the SAP Department of Bavaria Film Interactive. In 2000 he left the “real” television to join Bavaria Film Interactive.

He is a known expert on audiovisual communication with a focus on innovation and international span.

What his colleagues don’t know about him: To ease any stress, he plays the drums, where his favorite genre is progressive metal.

Michael.Schuetz [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Jessica Seilnacht
Senior Producer

… she has been working for the Bavaria Film Interactive GmbH since 2010. She works worldwide as senior producer for our SAP department.

She discovered her passion for moving images during a five-year stay in the USA as a teenager. News, advertisements and magazines were presented in an interesting way there back in the 1980s.
Jessica has been working in the national and international TV and corporate TV industry since 1997. She looks after clients from their initial queries to the completion of the entire film.

Jessica, who has a diploma in Political Science and training as a TV editor, most enjoys working with business clients. Challenging topics, innovative products, creative film ideas and ambitious business partners from across the world – that is the corporate video world of today! Away from work, Jessica is currently refurbishing an old farm house in the suburbs of Munich. This is sure to be a great playground for her two kids!

Jessica.Seilnacht [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Mathias Stöbe
Director Online Services

Mathias studied Digital Media and Computer Science in Furtwangen. During this period, he discovered his enthusiasm for combining online media with digital video. In 1995, he co-founded a company to produce computer-generated 3D stills and animations together with two classmates.

Mathias joined Bavaria Film Interactive in 1998 as multimedia project manager, and supervised websites, learning programs and webcasts for over six years. Projects which mostly continued the multimedia roots of the Bavaria Film Interactive with a large portion of video material.

In 2004, he moved to other agencies and company consultancies, working as an information architect, a unit leader for a project management team, and as a consultant for new media.

In 2008, he returned to BFI as part of the management team. He specialises in online consultancy, concept work, implementation and operations of internal and external video sites and video asset management systems.

What his colleagues don’t know about him: he wrote his first program – a ticker generator – on an Intel 286 back in 1987.

Mathias.Stoebe [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Todor Todorov
Junior Social Media Manager

Having grown up on the beautiful coast of Bulgaria, Todor started working as a DJ and traveled around the country in order to organize various events and play in clubs. In 2012, Todor won the BMW Facebook Superfan Competition, which gave a new direction to his life and finally led him to Bavaria Film Interactive. Since 2017 Todor has been working as Junior Social Media Manager at the BMW-Department.

What his colleauges don’t know about him: In addition to music Todor has a great passion for photography and loves traveling the world.

Todor.Todorov [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Julia Verhovnik
Senior Producer

Julia has returned to her hometown Munich after 5 years in Los Angeles. Lucky for Bavaria Film Interactive and the SAP Department, where she started as a producer in June 2017!

What many colleagues might not know about her: Julia’s home is trilingual: When speaking with her Mexican husband she alternates between English, German and Spanish.

Julia.Verhovnik [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Hanna Voigt
Concept & Project Manager

Hanna is responsible for interactive applications within our “Online Services ” Unit. She designes concepts for interactive products and services. User experience always comes first for her. But she also takes care that the result is not only stable but also nice to look at. She also manages and coordinates the projects.

What her colleauges don’t know about her: Hanna loves traveling to India and Nepal. Back in Germany, he enjoys sewing and making handbags from leather.

Hanna.Voigt [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Mark Wagener
Senior Producer

Mark joined BFI in 2013. He works as Senior Producer for our Volkswagen Department. He has a profound knowledge in the areas of direction, photography and storytelling.

His hometurf is putting complex technical content into a easy to understand films.

For that his expertise as technical producer is the perfect base. Even in his sparetime he is all into filmmaking. He is a passionate photographer and writes and directs  short films.

Mark.Wagener [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Alexander Walzl
Junior Consultant

Since 2017, Alexander belongs to the New Business Team of Bavaria Film Interactive. As Junior Consultant he focuses on business development.

During his studies in Business Administration and Economics, Alexander suddenly felt the desire for adventure and decided to travel the world. Having finished his undergraduate studies in Passau and San Diego and having graduated with a Master’s degree from Copenhagen Business School, Alexander decided to return home, i.e. the beautiful area of Munich.

What his colleauges don’t know about him: As a child already, Alexander detected his passion for movies and theater. In the age of 10 he played in the National Theater of Munich and continued his passion afterwards by acting in the Munich Kammerspiele and the Burgtheater Wien.

Alexander.Walzl [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Nils van Well
Executive Producer

Today, Nils is Head of Department for our Volkswagen division. In 2001, he had joined Bavaria Film Interactive as editor for SAP TV, and later assisted various clients – such as O2 Germany, Allianz Global Investors and HypoVereinsbank – as project manager.

Back in the 1990s he had started out with the production of nature film series and environmental reports for the German television channels ZDF and 3sat.

Nils.vanWell [at] Bavaria-Film.de

Sabine Zimmermann
Controlling

Sabine has been with Bavaria Film Interactive for over 20 years and is in charge of the controlling.  She always has an eye on numbers, while the rest of us prefer creativity. The Pippi Longstocking motto of “2×3 = 4” is luckily only interior design and not her way of book keeping. Sabine already got the house; monkey and horse are still to follow…

Sabine.Zimmermann [at] Bavaria-Film.de