Here's a small sampling of the documentary projects our artframe produced over the years.


URBAN EXPLORERS

PRODUCER & DIRECTOR: SIMON BAUMANN / AUTHOR: SIMON BAUMANN / ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: STEVE BERGMANN / MUSIC: RAMY ESTEPHAN / DP: DARIUS MANNS / MOTION DESIGN: G. RACHA / VOICE: ERIC ASCH 


MONOPOLYPOLIS

Producer & Director: Simon Baumann / Associate Producer: Steve Bergmann / Author: Thomas Koeck / Music: Ramy Estephan / DP: Chris Aoun, Steve Bergmann

Monopolypolis takes the audience on a road trip through the contemporary Lebanon. together with Bernard Khoury we explore archives, construction sites and landscapes of societies and communities being developed right now while trying to con- serve their identities. He builds within the ruins of the recent history, within a contested territory – a multidimensional arena that reveals the fragile Lebanese identity more than 20 years after the civil war. 


PIRATE

Producer: Martin Rehbock / Director: Eric Asch / Producer Animation: Simon Baumann / Editor: Eric Asch & Joerg Hommer / imbissfilm gmbh / zdf kleines fernsehspiel / fff bayern /

War mein Vater ein Spion? Diese Frage bildet den Ausgangspunkt einer persönlichen Reise von Autor und Regisseur Eric Asch in die Vergangenheit und die Lebensgeschichte seines verstorbenen Vaters Robert Asch. Der Film führt unter anderem ins West-Berlin der 1950er Jahre.


THE PUNCHCARD OF THE FIFTH DIMENSION

Producer & Director: Simon Baumann / blackship studios & laikareel pictures 

Previsualization in Hollywood. A story about the film industry, its latest developments in VFX and Animation and how the future of the film industry evolves. Experts e.g. Douglas Trumbull, Marc Weigert and Alex McDowell talk about the chances and difficulties when films are made before the shooting even started. Why do we want to see what will happen next and how does the producer's desire to control artistic process conflict with the core idea of spontaneity? 


ALEX IS STILL ALIVE

Producer & Director: Simon Baumann / Sound: Harry Johnson / Author: Simon Baumann & Kasia Prus / Co-Producers: Rhidian Davis (BFI) & Sarah Mahurter (Stanley Kubrick Archive) 

Alex is still Alive is a film about the locations and places in Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece A Clockwork Orange. We revisited the spaces and shot the film from our contemporary perspective. It is fascinating how spaces can restore history and to make the stories of these environments visible for an audience today. The film is very calm, uses long static shots and always keeps in mind the master's view – not to transform or phantasize subplots or to illustrate what is not there. It is interesting how the missing characters e.g. Alex come back to life without being in the frame. The transformation of both pictures is up to the audience.