Susanne Marian studied audiovisual communication at Sorbonne and went on to produce feature films for the international market working with directors such as Ilya Khrzhanovsky, Shirin Neshat, Gaspar Noé, Ulrich Seidl, Michelangelo Frammartino, Roy Andersson, Jessica Hausner, and Carlos Reygadas. A stay at MIT media lab re-routed her interests towards new technologies. Together with Erwin, she is the co-founder of Berlin-based Cinemathon, an open source initiative introducing tech driven innovation to the film industry.
Erwin M. Schmidt
Erwin studied film production, and has worked in production, international distribution, and film festivals. Until 2014, he was the 3D producer for Wim Wenders at Neue Road Movies, in charge of all 3D aspects of the company, including Pina. He has extensive experience with employing complex technology as a means for creative expression, and possesses an avid interest in new narrative formats and new distribution channels. Over the course of a 2015 sabbatical, he researched innovation strategies, leading him to found Cinemathon, together with Susanne Marian.