Quo vadis, Homo?
The major developments, the megatrends that are shaping the early 21st century, these are the topics to which we dedicate our work as a commissioned film production:
Global health, fair trade, bio economy or the future of liberal democracies – They form the basis for our stories. At a high level of craftsmanship and with the unconditional will to transform even very complex content into exciting, tangible, but never banal stories.
We design and produce for state institutions and NGOs as well as companies, in Germany and internationally and, if necessary, in 9 different languages.
Our goal is to produce sophisticated films of any length that bring relevant topics to the audience – Live, online or in cinema.
Writer & Director
Arne studied literature, history and philosophy at the University of Karlsruhe. At the Badisches Staatstheater he worked in parallel as an assistant director for two years. He then directed plays, operas and play developments at the theatres in Würzburg, Nordhausen, Kassel and Wiesbaden followed by two years as the creative director of the production company Atkon AG before he founded INVOLVE in 2004. In addition to his work at INVOLVE, Arne was the director of »Die WERFT«, a highly acclaimed cultural project in Wiesbadens prison for twelve years. He also makes documentaries, writes stage and screen plays, most recently the multi-award-winning feature film »Toubab«.
Cutter & Head of Postproduction
Peter completed his training as a media designer for image/sound at Magenta TV in Wiesbaden. He gained a lot of experience in editing, but also behind the camera at the former music TV station iM1 in Frankfurt. After a short time, he took over the management of the production department, coordinated the shoots and post-production and was responsible for quality control. Peter first came to INVOLVE in 2015 as a freelancer before moving to Munich as an editor for fashion and beauty. In 2017, we were able to lure him back from Bavaria. In his private life, he is playing synthesizers and loves listening to audiobooks (?). Since 2019, Peter has been an IHK-certified trainer for media designers image/sound.
2016 Sarah studied Media: Conception & Production at the Hochschule RheinMain in Wiesbaden. There she gained practical experiences through larger film projects during her studies and discovered her passion for project organisation. After various internships in Germany and abroad in marketing and social media, she joined INVOLVE in 2019, initially as a work student. She has been a permanent member of the team since 2020. As a producer, she takes care of customer communication, project conception and shooting organisation. When the project demands it, she is also a very experienced camera operator. In her free time, she likes to visit cafés and enjoys long summer evenings outdoors.
Director & Cinematographer
Jerry came to film through music. Born in Congo, the director and camera operator first studied media design in Mainz with a focus on time-based media. He completed his Bachelor’s degree with the film »Mabuja – Female Boss«, an impressive documentary about female entrepreneurs in Rwanda. After numerous freelance projects as a camera operator, cutter and assistant director, he completed a Master’s degree at the FH Dortmund. Jerry has a soft spot for the US series »Atlanta« and »Shameless« and is convinced that »bad catering can ruin the best film« – which shows that despite his youth, he already has the experience of an old hand.
Media designer image/sound (in training)
Felix made his first filming experiences with the camera in 2021 during a federal voluntary service at Offener Kanal Gießen. With a team of his peers, he designed a regular local news series in which street surveys play a major role.
Felix also produced a series of image films for a medium-sized company.
In 2022, he came to Wiesbaden and INVOLVE as an apprentice.
After work, he tries out new photographic motifs and enjoys spending time with his guitar.
Peter is an veteran at INVOLVE. He started as an assistant director at INVOLVE in parallel to his studies in philosophy and Japanese in Tübingen. After studying in Latin America and Japan he successfully graduated and returned to Wiesbaden to take over the project management of our long-term experiment »Die WERFT«.
His interest in complex involvement processes manifested itself in a second degree in psychology at the University of Mainz.
Thanks to Peter, we are able to communicate natively with partners and clients in East and West, in addition to German, English and French-speaking projects: he speaks Japanese, Spanish, Slovakian and Hungarian, among other languages.
These are our
The Mainz-based camera operator Harald Capota is a licensed drone pilot. He is a high-speed specialist and jungle experienced. But above all, he has a great sense for sophisticated video storytelling.
When larger productions require more gear: the equipment rental for lighting, camera stage & accessories for film and video production is the reincarnation of our long-time partner Pille and our new alliance partner for apprentice training.
We share more than just the mill house with the illustration and animation studio White Rabbit. For complex motion design and compositing, we have a well-established partner in house.