FOUNDERS

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Oliver Czeslik

Narrator and Navigator

Oliver Czeslik’s plays have been shown in many european countries and New York (“khaddafi rocks” directed by Philipp Seymore Hoffmann). His filmscripts are centered around literature and politics.

Oliver is a frequent lecturer for screenwriting, among others at Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb), and lead international workshops e.g. at Theater-treffen Berlin. He also lectured at Bauhaus University Weimar. Founder of the screen-writing department at S. Fischer publishers. sturmunddrangfilm GmbH, which he co-founded, is also produces feature films.

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Kathrin Brunner

Strategist and Catalyst

Kathrin Brunner is a leading thinker in the field of digital media, digital media distribution and content development. Curiosity is what drives her.

She has held Senior Management positions at Warner/ Bertelsmann Joint Venture in2movies, Deutsche Telekom and Discovery Communications. Her company Starberry.the media factory has consulted a wide range of companies, from ProSiebenSat1’s VoD platform maxdome to the german public broadcasters.

Kathrin Brunner holds a doctoral degree in Strategic Management from Munich School of Management (LMU) on the topic of Organisation Theory in times of Globalization.

TEAM Me&My Brain

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Henry Bauer

VR and Tech
Partner and Unit Director, EXOZET

Henry is an experienced Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. As Partner and Unit Director of Berlin agency EXOZET, he has defined high profile projects such as the ZDF mediathek, Telekom Sports, has defined VR Experiences and showrooms for AUDI and many more. He has a great knowledge of Virtual Reality in technical terms and in the philosophy of its subject, too.

He is also board member for finance at VRBB, the association for Virtual Reality in Berlin Brandenburg.

Henry will be our man at the turntables of our VR experience „Me and My Brain“.

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Fred Kelemen

Film
Director and DOP

Fred Kelemen is an award winning director, DoP and script writer.

He shot six feature films as a director and DoP ("Kalyi", "Fate", "Frost", "Nightfall", "Fallen", "Sarajevo Songs of Woe"). As a DoP he collaborated with film directors like Béla Tarr (“Journey to the Plain”, Hungary 1995, “The Man from London”, Hungary/France/Germany 2007, “The Turin Horse”, Hungary, France, USA, Germany 2011 ), Joseph Pitchhadze ("Sweets" Israel 2012/13), Pavel Lungin ("Esau" Russia, Israel 2018/19) a. o.

He worked as an associated professor giving master classes and lectures at film schools and universities worldwide.

Since 2001 he directed several plays at different theatres in Germany.

Retrospectives of his films had been presented around the globe at places like the Anthology Film Archives New York and theTate Modern London.

F. K. is member of the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences (AMPAS) / U.S.A., the European Film Academy (EFA) and the German Film Academy.

 

PARTNERS AND ADVISORS Me & My Brain

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Juliane Fuchs

Producer and Curator,
Bauhaus Film Institute

Juliane Fuchs, born in Jena in 1971. Freelance author, producer and curator for film, TV and festivals. Editor of the MDR German Broadcasting Corporation since 2006, Editor "Unicato - Junger Film im MDR" and Media Competence Center. 1999 co-founder of »backup_festival. new media in film«, festival director until today. Juliane Fuchs studied Visual Communication and Media Design at Bauhaus University in Weimar and has profound experience in producing, managing and also teaching about cultural events, especially at the film-institute of Bauhaus University, Weimar.

Juliane Fuchs is a member of various boards of socio-cultural and film-cultural associations and initiatives on a local, regional and national level aiming at the development of new ways of communication, administration and financing in art and culture and has received several awards for her work.

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Dr. Alexander Peyser

Deputy Scientific Lead (among others)
Simulation Lab Neuroscience,
Jülich Supercomputing Centra

Dr. Alexander Peyser is our contact to the Human Brain Project. He is a specialist on Neuroscientific Models of the Brain, which he also develops, for example in the following projects:

- Development of high-performance neuroscience codes for supercomputers across European data centers, optimizing for many-core environments including GPUs, AVX.

- Designed and built an HPC Beowulf-style computing cluster used for electrostatic simulations and MC calculations.

Alexander Peyser’s has worked among others for Motorola European Cellular Services Division, ESO Corporation, In Vision Research, and Mediacentric Corporation, as well as the Universities of Miami and Jülich.

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Marc Hermann

TRICKLABOR

Marc Hermann is a trained scientist and journalist. All his career (since 2000), he spent at the interface between science and visual communication.

He taught himself how to produce films by producing an award-winning short film and has been invited to Berlinale Talent Campus twice.

He founded TRICKLABOR in 2006 to bring all his interests together. Ever since, he is supervising all TRICKLABOR productions and is active in the field of concept, direction, cut and animation.

Marc’s heroes of animation are John Lasseter and Tex Avery, his favourite director is Stanley Kubrick and Werner Heisenberg and Marie Curie have impressed him most on the scientific side.

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Creation Me and My Brain

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Sebastian Esposito

3D Artist

After some experience in the areas of radio and live action film during his studies at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, Sebastian Esposito got more and more in to the digital worlds.

In addition to the areas of computer animation and 3D modeling, he is now primarily interested in procedural and generative design techniques.

Sebastian uses computer software to inspire himself. He then combines the seemingly random results into a complete work.

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Benjamin Schulz

Unity/ Software Development

Benjamin Schulz has an impressive track record as a software developer. Some examples are:

MNTN ( https://mntn.rocks )

MNTN — The Sound of the Mountain is an app to create immersive audio for binaural headphone experiences, for sound installations with up to 64 loudspeakers, for live performances, and for 360° / VR videos. MNTN is built by sound makers for sound makers.

Multimedia interactive art Project Cosmic Dust by Tomás Saraceno

and more then 20 & PC- und Mobile Games like Settlers of Catan, Scotland Yard, Der zerstreute Pharao and DINO BASH

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Eleni Kofekidou

Sound Design & VR Production

Eleni Kofekidou has been fascinated by the idea of building her own worlds since she was a child. In her bachelor studies of media management, she has planned and realized conventional media projects like video, animation and design productions. She decided to change the direction after working at the MedienNetzwerkBayern organizing the VR Area at the Medientage München. In this manner the long-forgotten dream has found its way back into her life. Since Eleni began her master’s studies of Digital Media in the Technical University Brandenburg she has used the possibility to learn everything she needs to produce VR applications like Moebius and Odysseja as well as recording and designing the audio for a spatial soundscape.