Filmschaft maas & füllmich GmbH was founded in 2011 by Torben Maas and Christian Füllmich. In the same year, they co-produced with Bayerischer Rundfunk the HFF graduation film THE CLASS ENEMY by Martin Nudow, a 30-minute colorful East-West comedy, as well as the debut film NEMEZ by Stanislav Güntner, starring Emilia Schüle and Mark Filatov, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel. In 2013, the producers were awarded the VGF Young Producer Award at the Bavarian Film Awards for their first feature film and, as a company, received a three-year grant for the Bavarian Film Center.
In 2015, filming followed on the FFF Bayern-funded coming-of-age comedy PRETTY FAR FROM OKAY by Helena Hufnagel starring Luise Heyer. The production premiered in 2017 in competition at the Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival. It was followed by numerous international festival awards, including BEST FEATURE at the Bushwick Film Festival New York. In July 2017, the film was self-distributed to over 130 theaters and reached nearly 20,000 admissions with a minimal release budget. This was followed in July 2018 by its first broadcast as part of 'Debut im Ersten'.
The focus of filmschaft maas & füllmich GmbH is on the development and production of its own fictional material, which is developed and realized together with established filmmakers, as well as promising up-and-coming talent. The goal of each production is set individually and includes ambitious festival films as well as high-profile indie films and series. The producers attach great importance to accompanying each project very closely from start to finish.
In addition to their own productions, Torben Maas and Christian Füllmich have worked on a number of cinema and TV productions as executive producers, line producers or production managers for third-party production companies or producers in recent years. most recently for BerghausWöbke Filmproduktion on MONDAY UM ZEHN (director: Mareille Klein) and THE COLONY (director: Tim Fehlbaum) or for PANTALEON Films on COMMITMENT PHOBIA (director: Helena Hufnagel) and HISTORY OF MANKIND - SLIGHTLY SHORTENED (director: Erik Haffner).
Born in Rheda-Wiedenbrück and grew up in Westphalia. After graduating from high school, studied media management with a specialization in TV/film production at the MHMK in Munich and implemented several film projects in production activities. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in 2009, a short excursion as a project manager in various advertising agencies. Back on the film production side, worked for a while as a production manager and was responsible, among other things, for the HFF graduation film "Lucky Seven" by Claudia Heindel, which was shot in Northern Ireland.
In 2011, together with Christian Füllmich, founded the film production company filmschaft maas & füllmich and since then has worked as a producer with a focus on the content development. In addition to his production work, he also works as a guest lecturer in the production and media management department at the macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Munich.
Born in Leipzig and grew up near Ulm. After graduating from high school in 2005, moved to Munich to gain experience in various areas of film production, including TV60, Pro GmbH, Olga Film. Participation in productions such as "Kommissarin Lucas", "Polizeiruf 110", "Unter Verdacht" or the feature film "vincent will meer". 2006 Studies in media management with specialization in TV/film production at the MHMK in Munich. 2009 moved to Australia and worked in the film and television industry there. Back in Germany, he worked for various TV, feature and commercial film productions as a producer and production manager, including the Berlinale contribution "Eisblumen" by Susan Gordanshekan.
In 2011 he founded the film production company filmschaft maas & füllmich together with Torben Maas. Since then he has been working as a producer with a focus on the commercial sector.