Producers: Jonas Weydemann und Jakob D. Weydemann
Weydemann Bros. produces films for the national and international market. We have a vision of a narrative cinema that is both entertaining and political. For us film is always a critical look at the world and the times we live in. With our films we do not only hope to get people laughing and crying, but to inform them and inspire them to contemplate.
Jonas Weydemann was born in Hamburg, Germany. After his civil service in Florence, Italy he moved to San Francisco, where he worked in human resources at the McKesson Company before attending several workshops at the Hollywood Film Institute. Jonas gained valuable experience working for the Berlinale film festival as well as for assorted film production companies in Munich, Berlin and Hamburg in the office and on set, before studying film production at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin, Germany.
Since 2007 he is programming director at the short film festival Wendland Shorts. He participated in the IDFAcademy, the Berlinale Talent Campus, the Rotterdam Lab and the Cannes Producers Network. Jonas is alumni of the Media programs ep2c and EAVE Producer’s Workshop and recipient of the renowned Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize.
Jakob D. Weydemann was born in Hamburg, Germany. After his civil service in Milan, Italy he worked his way from runner at a TV-Series to assistant director on feature film sets. He studied political sciences and then film directing at the Centre d’Estudis Cinematografics de Catalunya (CECC) in Barcelona, Spain.
Jakob was invited to the Reykjavík IFF TalentLab and to the Young Producers Program at the Sarajevo IFF. He is a recipient of the prestigious Gerd Ruge Grant and participated at the MEDIA programs ESoDoc and Documentary Campus Masterschool. He is alumni of the „International Producing Class“ of the international film school (ifs) in Cologne, Germany.