in postproduction



fiction feature / absurd drama

written & directed by Natalia Sinelnikova

produced by HEARTWAKE films, in cooperation with Kojoten Filmproduktion & in coproduction with RBB Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg and Filmuniversity Konrad-Wolf

The high-rise building block near the forest is famous for its carefully curated community. As a dog disappears and her daughter refuses to leave the bathroom, security officer ANNA faces an absurd battle against the fear, that slowly spreads among the residents and shakes the utopia with a view.

Anna Ioana Iacob | Iris Pola Geiger | Ursel Siir Egolu | Gerti Jörg Schüttauf | Zeynep Mina Sagdic | Serpil Jasmin Kraze | Wolfram Moritz Jahn | Frau Drescher Susanne Wuest | Herr Drescher Knut Berger | Niklas Drescher Felix Jordan | Anne-Marie Drescher Fritzi Uhrig | Frau Richards Cristin König | Herr Richards Jörg Pose | Vertreterin Wiebke Rita Feldmaier | Vertreterin Nicole Lara-Sophie Milagro | Protokollant Alexander Wertmann | Sängerin Ronja Naffie Janha | Sängerin Lilly Elila Schkolnik


// funded by the Leuchtstoff initiative of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg & RBB Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg, supported by Leo Baeck foundation & Eberhard Schoeck Stiftung



in pre-production


EMBODIED CHORUS, HEARTWAKE films heartwake.de, Julia Wagner, Film Produktion, Berlin, STI, sexually transmitted infections, HIV positive, dialogue (c) Julia Wagner


hybrid / creative documentary

written & directed by Mohamed Sabbah & Danielle Davie

produced by Julia Wagner, HEARTWAKE films (Germany) & Yara Abi Nader, MADAME LE TAPIS (Lebanon), coproduced by Hélène Walland & Chris Neuman, Wild Fang Films (Luxembourg)


An HIV-positive woman and a gay man experience living with sexually transmitted infections in Lebanon. They engage with others to wake up to the feeling that everything is possible.


Awards & markets: nominated for Robert Bosch Film Prize 2018 (DIFF Special Award @Berlinale 2018), Beirut Cinema Platform 2018 (Award: Invitation to Rotterdam Lab 2019), Participation in Tripoli Film Festival Pitching Forum 2018 (Awards: Invitation to Cine Gouna Platform, The Postoffice Beirut Finishing award), Jury main award for 'Best project in development', Cinegouna Springboard 2018, Invitation IDFAcademy & IDFA Summer School, selected for IFP Week New York 2020 / Spotlight on documentaries section


confirmed partners: IDFA Bertha Classic development fund 2018, Springboard El Gouna Egypt: Main Jury Award, Lebanese Ministry of Culture fund 2019, IMS Media Support Denmark 2019, PostOffice Beirut, AFAC Arab fund for Arts and Culture 2019, BUSAN ACF/AND Asian Cinema Fund 2019, Luxemburg Film Fund, OIF Fonds Images de la Francophonie & IDFA Bertha Fund Europe 2020




in financing


EMBODIED CHORUS, HEARTWAKE films heartwake.de, Julia Wagner, Film Produktion, Berlin, STI, sexually transmitted infections, HIV positive, dialogue (c) Julia Wagner


fiction feature / drama

director: John Kolya Reichart (PARTY OF EIGHT)

screenplay: Carl Gerber (24 WEEKS)


An energetic woman in her 50s faces the biggest challenge in her life when her bipolar son moves back in with her and his young son. Despite their good intentions, living together becomes a power game and Mascha finds herself in the courtroom, claiming custody for her grandchild.


// selected for Full Circle Lab 2020: www.fullcirclelab.org/full-circle-lab-upper-rhine // supported by Filmland MV with the Film residency Mecklenburg-Vorpommern scholarship for writer Carl Gerber // selected for Pop Up Film Residency in Denmark

in development



fiction feature / queer drama

writer & director:

Julia C. Kaiser (HANNAS, FLOATING!)


Genderfluid Cosi (17) is in the final year of high school, navigating through a society that divides the world into two genders. When Esra (14) approaches Cosi for tutoring, a friendship develops between them. The more Cosi gets involved in Esra’s family affairs, their connection breaks apart.


in development



fiction feature / gangster dramedy, 90 min

Drehbuch: Paula Redlefsen

Regie: Ewa Wikiel

Produktion: HEARTWAKE films (DE), in Koproduktion mit KOI Studio (PL)


written by Paula Redlefsen

directed by Ewa Wikiel

produced by: HEARTWAKE films (GER) in co-production with KOI Studio (PL)

When a memory lapsed coat-check girl finds herself kidnapped in her lady boss’ car, the two women race the roads of Poland, chased by the police. They want to free themselves from their previous life, but first they must find out who killed the man at last night's party?!


// development supported by the German-Polish Film Fonds of FFA, Medienboard, MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung & PFI Polish Film Institute 03/2020: https://www.ffa.de/aid=1394.html?newsdetail=20200303-1351_deutsch-polnischer-filmfonds-unterstuetzt-vier-neue-projekte

in development



documentary, 90 min

writer & director: Zahraa Ghandhour

produced by: HEARTWAKE films (DE) & Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion (CH), Zahraa Ghandhour (IQ)


ZAHRAA, an actress from the new generation, confronts her aunt HAYAT - a midwife who’s hands she was born into - and HANAA - a famous women rights activist who has become her mentor - to understand what her future as a woman and artist in a politically unstable country like Iraq could be.


// nominated for the Arab German Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung 2021






Drehbuch & Regie:

Rubens Rewald


Miraçao filmes (BRA)/ HEARTWAKE films (ausführende Produktion DE)


fiction feature

writer & director:

Rubens Rewald


Miraçao filmes (BRA)/ HEARTWAKE films (executive producer DE )


After their father's death, Carl and Ana decide to go to Germany to rescue his unknown story. There, not only will they discover familiar tracks, they will confront and recognize themselves, to move forward in their lives.


December 2019: SEGUNDO TEMPO is celebrating its world premiere in the Rio International Film Festival 2019! Congratulations to the wonderful director Rubens Rewald, Miraçao filmes Production & the whole crew!



producer for Sommerhaus Filmproduktion 2015/2016



Fiction feature / theatrical

W/D: Sandra Nettelbeck

Sommerhaus Filmproduktion

Premiere Locarno 2018





Fiction feature / theatrical

Director: Thomas Stuber

Writers: Clemens Meyer & T.Stuber

Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, MDR, ARTE, SWR, BR

Berlinale Competition 2018



development, packaging & financing for Sommerhaus, incl. BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ, WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT, A SMALL SMALL WORLD, ...

previous works as producer

DER WEISSE SCHATZ und die Salzarbeiter von Caquena / THE WHITE TREASURE


documentary feature

Writer, director & DOP:

Eva Katharina Bühler


Just beside an endless white salt desert, Daniel Lopez and his family lead a traditional life in the salt worker´s village of Caquena up in the Bolivian Andes. Since it has become known that Salar de Uyuni holds the worlds´s biggest amount of lithium - THE future´s resource - their little village finds itself in a place where global interest is reaching in.

In a close portrait this film carefully joins two generations while discovering first signs of future changes.


2011 DOK Leipzig, Germany - Premiere

2011 Kodak Best Cinematography Award

2012 IFFF Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund|Köln, opening film, competition, (winner Best Cinematography Award)

2011 Highlights Kodak Cinematography Award

2012 IFFF Intl. Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund|Köln, opening film, competition, GER; winner Best Cinematography

2012 Mediawave, Intl. Competition, Hungary

2012 Sehsüchte, Competition, GER

2012 Intl. Competition -VILLAGE DOC documentary film festival Milan IT

2012 Trento film festival, IT

2012 15th CinemAmbiente - Environmental FilmFest, IT

2012 FICA Intl.Festival of Environm. Film, Competition, BRA

2012 Intl. Competition FEST – Intl. Film Festival, Espinho Portugal

2012 BergBuchBrig 2012, CH

2012 Tegernseer Bergfilm-Festival, GER

2012 XI Euganea Film Festival, IT

2012 SCENECS, Intl. Debut Festival, Amsterfoord, NL

2012 Filmschau BW, Competition Film Prize B-W, GER

2012 Watch Docs, PL

2013 DocHouse London, UK

more: www.facebook.com/TheWhiteTreasure 


3 part film installation KAROLINE LUISE VON BADEN


3part-film installation for Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe


director & writer: Alexander Landsberger

Idea & Concept: Julia Wagner& Alexander Landsberger



fiction 45 mins

Written by Kristin Franke & Christoph Kainz

Directed by Kristin Franke

P: Julia Wagner for Franke|Wagner|Kainz Filmproduktion GbR & Filmakademie BW,

in Coproduction with SWR & in cooperation with the Academy of Performing Arts BadenWürttemberg


Greta returns to her hometown Leipzig with girlfriend Marie. The mother has died, and memories hit Greta merciless: In the rush of the political events at the time of the Wend in German Democratic Republic 1989, along with family upheavals, her childhood gets lost and dissolves into a dark white frenzy.

Driven by her eternal quest for love and recognition she loses herself in an uncompromising wake of power, stubbornness and passion.








documentary feature

Writer & Director: Franziska Margarete Hoenisch

P: Julia Wagner & Jule Engel / FilmakademieBW

supported by Karl-Steinbuch Scholarship of the MFG Baden-Württemberg    


Germany - land of the disheartened and naysayers ? The documentary YOU ARE GERMAN YOU GOT ANGST is an invitation to reflect one's own Angst and the 'being-German'.

Director Franziska M. Hoenisch takes us along on a personal quest to discover the development of fears and hopes of Germans in a comprehensive and tangible way.

It comes as an initation to change perspective, to dig into one ́s own history - along with an encouragement for intergenerational dialogue.
 As we learn more about fears and states in German life reality, we ́re looking at observations of our European neighbors and engage in a dialogue, as we consult experts from Germany and abroad on the topic " German Angst". In interviews we explore perspectives of people from different generations with a focus on “our German Angst”.



fiction 38 mins

Writer & director: Barbara Ott

P: Julia Wagner & Anja Goll/ FilmakademieBW


Driven by his brutishly possessive love for daughter Lilly, her anarchistic, egomaniac father Hannes shoots Lilly's 50-year-old boyfriend and buries him in the woods.

Cushioned by their daily lives in a one-cop, one-priest village, people are absorbed with themselves as much as they are with everyone else. So well-known each is to the other, no one would seriously suspect anyone.

A peculiar, atmospheric depiction of the great love between father and daughter.


2010: 21. Kinofest Lünen

2010 Filmschau B-W,.

2011 Berlinaire Filmfest Gent

2011 Outnow! Festival Bremen

2009: Caligari Script Prize



Music documentary

D: Elisabeth Hamberger

W Elisabeth Hamberger & Julia Wagner

P: Julia Wagner & FABW for SWR Südwestrundfunk

DOP: Carina Neubohn

Sound: Tobias Scherer



fiction short

Writer & director: Florian Schnell


While Werner can not accept losing his paint shop to bankruptcy, son Felix despairs at the injustice of the world and can not bear his father's humiliation.

Two generations, at least two different opinions. And a triumph protest action, where the two finally meet.










Writer: Janine Dittmann

Director: Christian Werner

DOP: Julia Schlingmann

P: Lan Hirche & Julia Wagner / FABW