A feeling for fascinating stories – whether creating orginal content and formats or joining in creative coproduction: This is 42film. We are a European production company focussing on feature films, series, and documentaries. Our productions have already brought us to Georgia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Romania, Israel, Hungary, Poland, Burkina Faso, and even to Russia and Vietnam. We invite young directors and authors from Germany and abroad to combine their talents with our experience so as to generate new ideas, develop them together, and bring them to life for a national and international audience.
Facts & Figures
Company: 42film GmbH
Managing Directors: Christoph Kukula, Eike Goreczka
Profile: Feature Films, Documentary, TV
Location: Halle (Saale), Region Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
The 42film team
Production, Production Management, Managing Director
Before joining 42film, Christoph Kukula was involved in the production of numerous feature films, such as Good bye, Lenin, Kriegerin, and Die Fremde. Born in Dresden, he graduated from HFF Munich in Production and Media Management. Since 2010 he is working for 42film as producer and production manager. He became a managing partner of the production company in 2014.
Production, Screenplay, Content Creation | Managing Partner
Eike Goreczka’s work as an author includes the screenplay for Mika Kaurismäki's Honey Baby. As producer and co-producer he realized feature films such as Die Maisinsel, a production that was included on the 2015 Academy Awards' short list for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as Lemonade and Nanouk, which premiered at the 68th Berlinale. A native of Magdeburg, he worked as a camera and sound assistant before joining 42film. At the same time, he created his own screenplays and short films. Between 2003 and 2005, he was engaged at SchmidtsKatze Filmkollektiv as assistant producer. Since 2005 he is producer at 42film and in 2014 became a managing partner of the company.
Project Coordination & Development
Claudia Hoffmann oversees all national and international productions at 42film and is also the first contact for development of new projects. After her training in marketing communication in Magdeburg, she received her Master of Arts in Media and Communication Sciences from Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg. She spent one year in Norway for Film & Media Studies at NTNU in Trondheim. During and after her studies, Claudia Hoffmann worked as a project assistant at the International Academy of Media and Arts in Halle, focusing especially on the Film Music Days Saxony-Anhalt and the German Film Music Awards.
Project Coordination & Development
Rebekka Schreiter coordinates all national and international productions as well as film evaluation and distribution at 42film. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Management from Mittweida University of Applied Science. After her studies, she took on different challenges in TV and advertising productions.
Freelance Author, Director, Dramaturge, Associate Producer
Arne Kohlweyer finished his postgraduate studies of Film Direction at FAMU in Prague in 2008. Prior to that, he studied Photography in Graz, Literature in Frankfurt (Oder), and Film Theory at Göteburg University. Arne was a Berlinale Talent and completed the Academy for Children’s Media in Erfurt (2011), the Summer Academy of Locarno Film Festival (2012), as well as the Torino Film Lab (2014), among others. Arne Kohlweyer realized several short films, directed contract productions for German television and was nominated for the Grimme Award as author and director in 2017. In addition, he was in charge of the Berlinale Talents Script Station from 2011 until 2018.
Freelance Post-Production Coordinator, Editor
Freelance Writer, Director, Composer, Founder von 42film