Documentary Bugs Festival calls!

…and here we go with Festivals!
We are also invited  with the documentary „Bugs“ to Ekotopfilm / Earth Talks in Prague and the World of Knowledge Festival in St. Petersburg. We will also be in Thailand at the Science Film Festival. Keeping in mind the great results at  Naturvision Filmfestival where the documentary received a double award: the Young Jury prize and the German Environment & Nature Film prize. The author is awarded for these prizes and we are really proud of his success!

…und weiter geht’s mit den Festivals!
Wir sind mit der Doku „Insekten“ bei Ekotopfilm/ Earth Talks in Prag und dem World of Knowledge Festival in St Petersburg eingeladen. Auch in Thailand werden wir auf dem Science Film Festival laufen. Wir freuen uns über gewonnene Preise u.a. über den Deutschen Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitspreis in Ludwigsburg. Diese Preise sind für den Autor ausgelobt, für den wir uns natürlich sehr freuen!

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During the weekend „Bugs: Nature’s Little Superheroes“ received a double award by Naturvision Filmfestival: the Young Jury prize and the German Environment & Nature Film prize.
The Jury declared: „This film follows the path from a small animal to a global alternative, consequently it tells us: it’s time to think big. The film describes his experimental arrangements and offers his knowledge in a very strong way. The jury especially liked the work with graphics and animations that make „Bugs – Nature’s Litlle Superheroes“ an entertaining, informative and stimulating piece of science journalism.

Am Wochenende hat „Insekten – Superhelden auf sechs Beinen“ beim Naturvision Filmfestival gleich zwei Preise bekommen: Den Preis der Jugendjury und den Deutschen Umwelt- und Naturfilmpreis“.
In den Begründung der Jury heißt es: „Konsequent geht dieser Film den Weg vom kleinen Tierchen zur globalen Alternative und sagt uns damit auch: Es ist Zeit, groß zu denken. Detailliert und für jeden nachvollziehbar beschreibt der Film seine Versuchsanordnungen und bietet sein Wissen sehr konzentriert an. Der Jury gefiel besonders die Arbeit mit Grafiken und Animationen, die „Insekten – Superhelden auf sechs Beinen“ zu einem unterhaltsamen, informativen und anregenden Stück Wissenschaftsjournalismus machen.“

 

The Youth Jury says: „As a youth council, it’s very important for us to convey the theme of nature and the environment in an entertaining and exciting way to the young generations, so we decided to award a film that does exactly so. This film, which combines the themes of biology and technology, does not even come under the banner of bionics, which fascinated scientists who are looking for solutions to current social problems in the animal world by examining small creatures. We are pleased to announce that the winner of theYoung Jury“ is the film „Bugs – Nature’s Little Superheroes“ („Insekten – Superhelden auf sechs Beinen“ ), which is an important contribution to the development of insects such as ants and silkworms for the fields of logistics and plastic substitutes.

Die Jugend Jury sagt: „Als Jugendbeirat ist es für uns sehr wichtig, das Thema Natur und Umwelt unterhaltsam und spannend an die jungen Generationen zu vermitteln. Wir haben uns deshalb für einen Film entschieden, der genau dies schafft. Wir fanden es beeindruckend, dass in diesem Film, der die Themen Biologie und Technik so eindrücklich verbindet, nicht einmal das Wort Bionik fällt. Uns haben die Wissenschaftler sehr fasziniert, die in der Tierwelt nach Lösungen für aktuelle gesellschaftliche Probleme suchen. Dafür untersuchen sie kleine Lebewesen auf sechs Beinen. Durch den Beitrag, den Insekten wie Ameisen und Seidenraupen für die Bereiche Logistik und Kunststoffersatz leisten können, werden sie selbst zu Superhelden. Deswegen freuen wir uns nun zu verkünden, dass der Sieger des Jugendjurypreises der Film „Insekten – Superhelden auf sechs Beinen“ ist.“

Latest News: Welcome Amaury Bernier

We are really proud to present a newcomer in our team! Let’s give a warm welcome on board to Amaury Bernier !

French born and raised Self taught musician and instrumentalist, playing with bands during 15 years which in he was composing, producing, arranging and being also a session musician apart, pushed Amaury naturally down the film scoring path.
Living now between Bordeaux – France, and Hamburg-Germany, he has since composed and produced the music for over 100 productions, including commercials, feature film, short movies, animation tv series and documentaries.Often called for his skills in Songwriting , because of his Rock/Folk/country and Bluegrass musician/ vocalist/ lyricist background, he won the bronze music adaptation at the London International awards 2017.

Be curious and listen yourself on https://soundcloud.com/amo-amaury-bernier

The Borderless Sky Broadcast Dates

We are happy to announce the broadcast dates of our series „The Borderless Sky“ on ARTE – with the German title „Expedition Sternenhimmel“:

 

Mon. 28.8.17 – INDONESIA („Zur Sonnenfinsternis nach Indonesien“)

Tue, 29.8.17 – AUSTRALIA („Unterwegs zur Milchstraße – Australien“)

Wed, 30.8.17 – CANADA („Zu den Polarlichtern Kanadas“)

Thur, 31.8.17 – NORWAY („Zur dunkelsten Nacht Skandinaviens“)

Fri, 1.9.17 – CHILE („Dem Universum ganz nah – Chile“)

 

The films will air each night at 6:35pm.

 

Urban Oases Broadcast Dates

Combining nature, culture and recreation, parks are the urban oases of our large cities.  This five-part documentary is a journey to the most beautiful European parks.  Following the course of the seasons, these five films present their take on an urban landscape from a completely new perspective.  In Paris, Munich, London, Stockholm and Rome powerful aerial shots and impressive encounters with the many faces of these cities parks morph into an unique visual experience.

Sie sind die grünen Oasen unserer Metropolen: die großen Stadtparks. In ihnen vereinen sich Natur, Kultur und Lebenslust. Die fünfteilige Dokumentarfilm-Reihe ist eine Reise zu den schönsten europäischen Parks. Im Wandel der Jahreszeiten beleuchten die fünf Filme eine besondere Art der Urbanität und zeigen die Parkanlagen erstmals aus völlig neuen Perspektiven. In Paris, München, London, Stockholm und Rom verschmelzen imposante Luftaufnahmen und eindrückliche Begegnungen mit den facettenreichen Gesichtern der Parks zu einem einzigartigen Seherlebnis.

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Monday, Febuary 20, 7:30pm
Paris – Jardin du Luxembourg and Tuileries
A Film by Christian Schidlowski
Tuesday, February 21, 7:30pm
Rom – Villa Borghese
A Film by Christian Schidlowski
Wednesday, February 22, 7:30pm
München – The English Garden
A Film by Christian Schidlowski
Thursday, February 23, 7:30pm
Stockholm – Royal National City Park
A Film by Sebastian Kentner
Friday, February 24, 7:30pm
London – Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
A Film by Hannah Leonie Prinzler

L&L Music Score for Urban Oases Upcoming Documentary

We are delighted to present you our new work: the music score composed by our team for the upcoming five-part documentary series URBAN OASES – EUROPE’S GREATEST CITY PARKS produced by a&o buero filmproduktion gmbh.

Please find a small preview below of what awaits us on ARTE in almost three months (to be broadcasted in February 2017).

Wir freuen uns ihnen unser neuestes Projekt zu präsentieren: die Musik zur fünfteiligen Dokumentationsserie URBAN OASES – EUROPAS SCHÖNSTE STADT PARKS von unserem team produziert von a&o buero filmproduktion gmbh.

Unten bekommen sie einen kleinen Einblick von dem was ihnen bei ARTE in ca. 3 Monaten erwartet (Ausstrahlung im Februar 2017)

Parks are the gems of our cities. They are sanctuaries for nature, people, and culture. Three directors explore Europe’s most beautiful city parks, to discover a fresh new look at these urban oases. Each film is shot over the course of an entire year and merges stunning aerial photography with portraits of extraordinary people whose lives are connected to the parks.

Sie sind die grünen Oasen unserer Metropolen: die großen Stadtparks.  In ihnen vereinen sich Natur, Kultur und Lebenslust. Drei Regisseure führen uns durch Europas schönste Stadtparks, um einen modernen Einblick in diese urbanen Oasen zu ermöglichen.  Alle Folgen sind über den Verlauf eines Jahres gedreht worden und vereinen imposante Luftaufnahmen und eindrückliche Begegnungen mit den facettenreichen Gesichtern der Parks zu einem einzigartigen Seherlebnis.

 

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We start our trip with director Christian Schidlowski in the Jardin des Tuileries, one of the big inner-city parks of Paris where people, who live in the centre, like to enjoy this example of classical French garden architecture amidst the stony splendour of their city.  The Parisian episode also shows the audience another park, the Jardin du Luxembourg: the perfect mixture of natural and geometrical shapes – where English and French garden styles are united.

Wir starten unsere Reise mit Christian Schidlowski im Jardin des Tuileries, einer der großen Parks in Paris, wo die Bewohner der Pariser Innenstadt dieses Beispiel klassischer französischer Gartenarchitektur im Zentrum ihrer Stadtpracht geniessen.  Die französische Folge zeigt auch einen zweiten Park, den Jardin du Luxembourg: die perfekte Mischung aus natürlichen und geometrischen Formen – wo Englischer und Französischer Gartenstil sich treffen.

Rome, the „eternal city“ cradles in its centre Villa Borghese, the third largest public park in the city. This green lung, once outside of the city walls, nowadays represents the downtown open space where students, tourists and Roman citizen spend their time laying on the grass, go for a run or just simply wander aimlessly appreciating the quietness. With every scene we watch the changing seasons following four different people‘ stories bound directly or indirectly to the park.

Rom, die „ewige Stadt“ umwickelt in seinem Zentrum die Villa Borghese, der dritt größte Park der Stadt.  Diese Grüne Lunge ist ein Treffpunkt für Studenten, Touristen und dem römischen Bürger zum Sport treiben, im Grass liegen oder einfach ohne Ziel zu spazieren und die Stille zu geniessen. Durch die Augen vierer direkt und indirekt mit dem Park lebenden Menschen können wir mit jeder Szene den Wechsel der Jahreszeiten und die Rolle des Parks für diese beobachten.

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The Englischer Garten in Munich, one of the largest inner city parks in the world (even larger than New York’s Central Park) is the perfect example of an english garden – an informal landscape. The cinematic journey starts in spring, observing diverse ways the park is experienced by the inhabitants, ending as in the best fairy-tales in winter when the park welcomes the first snow.

Der Englische Garten in München ist einer der größten Stadtparks der Welt (größer sogar als der Central Park in New York) und ein perfektes Beispiel für einen Englischen Garten – eine informelle Landschaft.  Die cinematische Reise beginnt im Frühling und beobachtet die vielen unterschiedlichen Weisen wie Münchener den Park erfahren und endet wie die besten Märchen im Winter beim ersten Schnee.

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As the first tender buds bloom in spring, we begin our expedition through one of Europe’s most unique parks – Stockholm’s Royal National Park, the world’s first inner-city national park. Directed by Sebastian Kentner, the audience will be immersed in its immense size of almost 30 square kilometres, its wild nature and diverse landscapes, its old oak forests, its beautiful coasts and lakes that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Wir beginnen, während die ersten Frühlingsknospen blühen, unsere Entdeckungsreise durch einer der einzigartigsten Parks Europas – Stockholms Königlicher Nationalpark, der weltweit erste Nationalpark im Zentrum einer Stadt.  Regisseur Sebastian Kentner präsentiert dem Zuschauer diesen immensen 30 Quadratkilometer großen Park in seiner vollen Vielfalt mit seiner ungezahmten Natur, seinem alten Eichen Wald und seiner schönen Küsten und Seenwelten die jedes Jahr hunderttausende Besucher locken.

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In London, it’s on Hannah Leonie Prinzler to lead the camera through two of the most famous parks in the world: The Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.  The journey begins in the Speakers Corner, a democratic open space where the British capital shows off its colorful and multicultural life. Combining exceptional aerial photography with lovingly observed, often funny and quirky encounters with people in and around the park, this film offers a unique perspective of two of the world’s most beautiful urban oases, that together form Londons green Lung.

In London führt Hannah Leonie Prinzler die Kamera durch zwei der berühmtesten Parks der Welt: den Hyde Park und Kensington Gardens.  Diese Folge beginnt im Speakers Corner der auch als demokratischer Podest für die facettenreichen und multikulturellen Projekte der Britischen Hauptstadt fungiert.  Eine Kombination aus epischer Luftaufnahmen und liebevoll observierter und oft lustiger Begegnungen mit Menschen um und in dem Park gibt diesem Film eine einzigartige Perspektive auf  den Parks die zusammen Londons grüne Lunge bilden.

L&L Music score for KINDERHILFE e.V. 30th Anniversary Movie

The KINDERHILFE NEPAL e.V. was founded in 1986.

This year marks their 30th anniversary.

We are extremely proud to help the cause by providing the music score for their anniversary movie. Edda Wolf, mind and soul of the project, started supporting children of a poor peasant family in the Himalayan region. Quickly it developed into a major aid project in order to support children and young people from socially disadvantaged families, to create an independent life. Its main aim is to sustain future prospects through regulated education and training. The annual inspection guarantees the implementation of all the projects.

 

Die KINDERHILFE NEPAL e.V. wurde 1986 gegründet.

Dieses Jahr markiert ihr 30-jähriges Jubiläum.

Wir sind ausserordetlich stolz darauf mit einer Vertonung ihres Jubiläums-Films sie zu unterstützen.  Edda Wolf, Gründerin und Herz des Projekts, began vor 30 Jahren Kinder in armen Familien um den Himalaya zu helfen.  Schnell wurde daraus ein großes Projekt um den jungen Kindern aus sozial benachteiligten Familien zu fördern.  Ihr Hauptzweck ist die Förderung nachhaltiger Zukunftsprospekte durch regulierte Bildung und Training, wessen Qualität durch jährliche Inspektionen versichert wird.

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Currently they follow the „Thangka Painting School“ meant for young monks it is located in Lukla/Himalaya. Founded in 1997 it contributes to the preservation of cultural heritage in the Sherpa country. Because of the „westernisation“ this culture is paying an immense price for multiculturalism. The association’s  aim is to contribute to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture, raising awareness about this urgent situation. Himalayan region Lukla is the starting point for most treks in the high mountains near Mount Everest. Tourism is the sector that generates one of the highest employment opportunities in the country. The saddest part is that Nepal itself has been unsuccessful in promoting these outstanding landmarks sustainably. The additional idea of this project is to combine cultural spread with the chance to earn and live of tourism. This school gives the opportunity to make old traditions alive again through teaching of ancient Tibetan Buddhist paintings. As Thangka painters and taught in western languages such as English, young monks can help to spread their country’s culture to visitors and ensure the safety of their families.

 

In letzter Zeit folgen sie die „Thangka Painting School“ für Mönche in Lukla.  In 1997 gegründet, trägt es zur Erhaltung tibetische, buddhistische Kultur bei, welches durch die Globalisierung immer mehr in Gefahr gebracht wird.  Lukla ist der Startpunkt für die meisten Expeditionen in die Hochgebirge um Mount Everest und weshalb Tourismus der Sektor ist der in Nepal mitunter die meisten Arbeitsplätze schafft.  Durch den starken internationalen Einfluss ist der Tourismus Sektor ausbeuterisch und nicht Nachhaltig.  Deshalb werden viele Kurse in westlichen Sprachen wie Englisch unterrichtet um den Schülern mit einer Kombination aus Wissen über ihre Herkunft und die Chance nicht nur in der Tourismusbranche sich durchzusetzen zu können sondern auch um ihre kulturelle Herkunft international zu vermitteln.

 

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In addition, the association opened two nursery school in Kathmandu and in Dharmasthali. The latter has been moved to a new place because of the earthquake in April 2015; nowadays in this place toddlers aged one to three years are part-time supervised. In this way their mothers have the opportunity to catch up with their missed education without domestic charge.

By now, 350 children and young people are being financed for school and vocational education in private training centers. We believe in this project. We believe in its good operation for Nepal, a country understimated and undermined by stakeholders.

To support the project follow the link on KINDERHILFE NEPAL e.V. Stay tuned for more information about the movie and our musical contribution.

 

Zudem hat die Organisation zwei Kindertagesstätten in Kathmandu und in Dharmasthali (welches nach den Erdbeben umgelagert wurde) eröffnet.  Dort können junge Kinder unter Aufsicht von vertrauenswürdigen Erziehern Zeit verbringen während ihre Eltern sich um ihre Weiterbildung kümmern.

Mittlerweile werden 350 Kinder und Jugendliche finanziell unterstützt um Schulen, Ausbildungen und Private Trainings Zentren zu bezahlen.  Wir haben großes Vertrauen in diesem Projekt und glauben, dass es eine gute Aktion ist für Nepal, ein Land was von Investoren untergraben wird.

Wenn Sie dieses Projekt auch unterstützen wollen dann können sie diesem Link folgen: KINDERHILFE NEPAL e.V. und schauen sie hier reinum mehr information über den Film und unserem musikalischem Beitrag zu erfahren

After five months, The White King

Five months ago The White King had its glorious World Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Since then it collected great reviews. Brave and unusual, the movie had a huge impact on the audience. People commented about „it is not just a „must see“ but a „must see again movie„“. Fascinating the audience and the critic, we are very proud to have taken part in this amazing project.

Based on the award-winning novel „The White King“ by György Dragomán, the movie is following in the footsteps of the book. After receiving the nomination as Best First Features section at PÖFF | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, on the 16th of November the movie had its International Premiere at the Apollo Cinema Solaris in Tallinn. The day day after is one of the „Hot Pick“ into the Screen International news previewing the A-list of the festival.

 

Vor Fünf Monaten feierte The White King seine glorreiche Premiere beim Edinburgh International Film Festival.  Seit dem hat es hervorragende Rezensionen bekommen, die die Einzigartigkeit und Mut des Films, sowieo den starken bleibenden Eindruck beim Zuschauer loben.  Man sagt darüber „Das ist nicht nur ein must see sondern ein must see again Film“.  Wir sind sehr Stolz darauf an diesem Kritiker- und Publikumsliebling mitgearbeitet zu haben.

Basierend auf den preisgekrönten Roman „The White King“ von György Dragomán, folgt der Film in den Fußstapfen des Buches.  Nach der Nominierung als „Best First Feature“ beim PÖFF | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, hatte der Film am 16. November seine internationalle Premiere im Apollo Cinema Solaris in Tallinn.  Gleich am Folgetag wurde es schon als eines der „Hot Picks“ der Screen International News.

 

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This is the new Festival poster to celebrate the nomination and the Internation Premiere.

The movie trailer got more then 50K views on PÖFF | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival channel and more then 60K on New Trailer Buzz.  We are very thrilled to have given our support and our collaboration to this promising feature debut. We will keep monitoring the success and achievements of this brilliant movie and directors at their first feature together.

Der Trailer hatte schon 50K views auf dem Kanal von PÖFF | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival und über 60K auf New Trailer Buzz.  Wir freuen uns auf diese Kollaboration mit diesem vielversprechendem Debut und werden weiter den steigenden Erfolg des brillianten Films folgen.

Music score for Bugs: Nature’s Little Superheroes

It’s official: L&L team is delighted to present an incoming project.
The music score for BUGS: NATURE’S LITTLE SUPERHEROES, filmed by Björn Platz and produced by a&o buero film production gmbh.

After being selected as Best Science & Knowledge Project by Sunny Side pitching sessions in 2015, the project is taking shape. a&o buero film production gmbh is one of Germany’s most acclaimed documentary film production companies. Co-owned since 2004 by the International Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer Tristan Chytroschek, their films have received numerous international awards and run regularly at festivals like One World Berlin, the San Francisco Film Fest, FIFA Montreal, to name just a few.

This is a remarkable science documentary. It shows us the importance of knowing the microcosm. Tiny bugs are the actual heros.
While waving your hand trying to kick a flea out of your pasta bowl or making a face spraying ants from your plants, have you considered that one living creature might be amazingly much more ingenious then you?
The specular eye of custom-made cameras closely observe this little world; by using special filming techniques taking us deep inside into the unknown everyday life of bugs.

We are following the quest of three researchers and their individual research object. Their aim it is to learn from the tricks of these little aliens. Studying and analyzing them, we don’t even imagine how many new solutions they „offer“ to our problems.
The movie jumps from one continent to another, from a ladybird drop of blood to a silk moth. Step by step we discover how strong they are, how many materials they can generate to protect their bodies and how these three brilliant men lead researches to solve medicine´s pressing problems as well as our dependency on oil.

By way of conclusion, this documentary is a breathtaking journey; our team is proud to be part of it.

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Music Score for The Borderless Sky

Our team is proud to work on a new project.

Produced by Taglicht Media, „The Borderless Sky“ is the upcoming documentary project broadcasted as a 5 part  ARTE documentary series and cinema documentary about the „world’s highest ceiling“. In five adventures stories, photographers travel to Canada, Australia, Scandinavia, Indonesia and Chile. This is the story of their mission: to remind us that we all live together under an infinite roof.  The question is: When was the last time you looked up to feel it?

Five photographers (amongst them: Babak A. Tafreshi, Bernd Pröschold and Yuichi Takasaka featured at The World At Night) use hi-tech cameras to challenge extreme climates and unexplored panoramas. They collect untold pictures and astonishing timelapse footage in order to create a bridge between art, humanity, and science.
After receiving the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union, the project is in post-production and we are currently composing the music and we will take the audio post production in the next couple of months.

We are happy to contribute with music score to this brilliant documentary project which enchants us with its poetic vision of five dreamers and their quest. Their bravery will let the audience participate in an incredible trip of discovery and surprise. It fascinates us with remote landscapes where the sky demonstrates majestic movements.

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Animation Score for Super 4’s NEW SEASON

After a successful start in early 2015, Super 4 was on heavy rotation on channels in over 20 countries.

The adventurous animation series was produced by Morgen Studios and Method Animation. The series‘ characters were inspired by Playmobil.

Now, Super 4 is going into the second season. 52 brand-new episodes are now in the making. Staffed with the same crew, the team of LUDWIG & LOEHN will soon start composing the animation score music.

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New Projects of The White King’s Cast

We are happy to have contributed additional score music for the British dystopian drama The White King.

But instead of taking a rest, the film’s cast is already on to new projects. British actor Jonathan Pryce, for instance, will again by starring in the brand-new season of the fantasy series Game of Thrones which will be out soon.

Watch the trailer here!

Sound Design for the Jeep Ballnado Commercial

The sound design team of LUDWIG & LOEHN has finished another project!

The TV commercial was directed by the amazing Laszlo Kadar and produced by the team of JO!SCHMID.

The elements are composed of powerful motor sounds as well as the raging winds of an ongoing tornado. With the automotive brand being an official sponsor of the Italian soccer club Juventus Turin the spot features 4 members of the team playing around in this thunderous setting and yet showing no fear whatsoever.

Additional Score Music for The White King

We are excited to announce that the British adventure drama The White King starring Greta Scacchi, Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn will feature some additional score music of LUDWIG & LOEHN. The main score is being composed by the brilliant and renowned composer Joanna Bruzdowicz.

Other cast in “The White King” include Fiona Shaw (“Tree of Life,” “Harry Potter”), Olafur Darri Olafsson (“True Detective,” Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG”), Clare-Hope Ashitey (“Children of Men,” “Jimi: All Is By My Side”) and newcomer Lorenzo Allchurch as Djata.

Stay tuned for the final result!

Welcome Christopher! Welcome Electronic Score Music!

We have an exiting addition to our team and music portfolio!

Christopher Kelaart, who cut his musical teeth on the Sydney live music scene from his teens into his twenties, before undertaking Music Production studies at Ultimo TAFE NSW, and subsequently heading out into the world of advertising, is now part of LUDWIG & LOEHN’s team. His music involves a lot of electronic sounds.

Listen yourself!

 

Documentary Music Score: ART & TUR Nomination!

We are happy to announce that Jeremy Feketes great documentary series Castles and Palaces of Europe is nominated for the ART & TUR International Tourism Film Festival, which will take place in Porto from the 20th until the 24th October 2015.

The films reveal the inside of Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and the UK’s castles and discover traditions and views of the ancient inhabitants that were long thought to be lost. The documentary music score of the five-part series was composed by the team of LUDWIG & LOEHN.

So, let’s keep our fingers crossed for this one!

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Don’t talk, help! Score Music

Our friend and director Kai Klinke did a spot together with Cobblestone and Til Schweiger for the BILD Refugee Aid Operation „Wir helfen„. Aiming at acknowledging humanity and encouraging assistance for those in need, we truly support this project!

Our team composed some score music for their film. Although the official version is without music, due to the minute of silence, we did not want to keep this from you!

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Documentary Music Score: Treasures of South East Asia

The five part ARTE documentary series „Treasures of South East Asia“ (a Storyhouse Media Group production) that was written, directed and produced by our good friend and brilliant director Christian Schidlowski and his co-directors Sebastian Kentner and Rohan Fernando is airing on TV again this week .

The films take you on a fascinating journey through the diverse landscapes of Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and  Myanmar while giving the audience an understanding of the residents‘ cultural traditions as well as the developments of recent years. Having received great compliments from the audience for the film’s amazing images, the perspectives and the documentary music score, which was produced by our team, we are happy for everyone who participated in this production!

Screening dates on Wednesday, August 26th on 3sat:

Laos: 2:10 p.m. – Kambodscha: 2:50 p.m. – Thailand: 3:35 p.m. – Myanmar: 4:15 p.m. – Vietnam: 5 p.m.

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Zauberhaftes Albanien finished. Score Music in the making.

The shooting of the 2 x 45 min. ARTE documentary „ZAUBERHAFTES ALBANIEN“ is now finished! The film’s directors Antonia Coenen and Thomas Radler as well as their production crew from Loupe Film have recently returned from their shooting in the beautiful country of Albania and are now ready to move into production.

Meanwhile, our composers are working on the score music for these films which will feature many traditional albanian instruments such as a lodra and a fyell. We can’t wait to see it all being put together!

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Live is(n’t) Art. Film is Art. Score Music is Art.

Best-selling author and kolumnist Wladimir Kaminer is giving a reading about his most recent book „Das Leben ist (k)eine Kunst“ (in English: „Live Is(n’t) Art“) at Kulturhaus Keitum this Friday, August 14th 2015! Amongst Wladimir’s greatest works were the short story series „Russendisko“ which were originally published in the year 2000 and picturized later by Oliver Ziegenbalg, Arthur Cohn and Christoph Hahnheiser. The score music was composed and produced by Lars Löhn, who received great criticism by the German newspaper „Frankfurter Allgemeine“ for instance, who wrote that “ (…) the authentic soundtrack was particularly persuasive.“

With this being said, we are excited to find out what Wladimir’s most recent work is about and we urge you to not miss this event, in case you are spending this year’s holiday on the beautiful island of Sylt.

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Score Music Studio Sessions

Within the scope of our current pitch for a british feature film drama, Lars got together with theatre musician Tobias Vethake for a weekend studio session.

The outcome includes some great score music. We used instruments such as a waterphone, harmonium, juno-6 synthesizer and heavy effects on a Fender Rhodes and Tobias played some cello.

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Watch The Atlantic Premiere with us tonight !

The Atlantic Premiere

The feature film The Atlantic which was produced by our friend Fabian Massah is premiering at the open air cinema Kreuzberg Bethanien, tonight at 21:30!

In collaboration with director Marc Malze and Endorphine Production, L&L has worked on some great projects before and just recently composed score music for one of their productions.

So, we are happy and excited for this film and send our congratulations and greetings to the whole team!

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Film music by Lars Loehn at LOLA Festival , 2015 !

Join the spirit of movie making at this year’s „LOLA Festival“ taking place in Berlin from the 28th to 30th of May 2015. With award – nominee „Quatsch – the movie“ by director Veit Helmer and film music by Lars Loehn.

This festival is a great opportunity for film lovers to get in touch with the cast and crew of films, nominated for the German Movie Awards.
The nominated feature film „Quatsch“, Ludwig & Loehn composed the film music for will be presented in the ASTOR Film Lounge Berlin, this friday, May 29th at 9am. Lars Loehn composed parts of the film music and songs for this wonderful and also anarchic kids movie together with his long time collaborator Carsten Wegener. Loehn used instruments like a toy piano, a singing saw, various bent electronics and carsten played the double bass, ukulele and various instruments to it.

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The cast of  „Quatsch“ includes well known actors like Nadeshda Brennicke, Jule Böwe, Fabian Busch, Benno Fürmann, Rolf Zacher and Alexander Scheer.

Quatsch is the third collaboration of Lars Loehn and director Veit Helmer. Director Veit Helmer co-wrote the feature film „A Trick of Light“ directed by Wim Wenders, premiered in Venice 1997.
His first feature film production „Tuvalu“, starring Denis Lavant had been invited to 62 festivals, including San Sebastian, London, Chicago, Berlin and Karlovy Vary. Veits second feature film „Gate to Heaven„, starring Miki Manojlovic and Udo Kier was released in December 2003 in Germany by Prokino/20th Century Fox and also set to music by Lars Loehn and other composers. Besides that Loehn and Helmer also worked on Helmer’s feature film „Absurdistan“ (2008) premiered in Sundance and has received awards at numerous festivals.

See you there!

Animation Score by L&L – „Super 4″ on Disney Channel!

Animation Score by L&L – The playmobil inspired series „Super 4“ has started airing on the Disney Channel.

The animation score for the 52-part series was composed by the team of LUDWIG & LOEHN.

“Super 4,” is a new CGI series inspired by respected toymaker Playmobil. The popular toy line is about to come alive in Germany. It was first seen in France in August 2014, and launched soon after that in the U.K., Italy and Latin America. Besides the renowned Disney Channel, more than 20 channels worldwide, added „Super 4″ including the animation score of L&L to their daily program.

Super 4 Animation Score

The series will follow the fun adventures of Alex the Knight, Ruby the Pirate, Agent Gene and Twinkle the Fairy. The four main heroes travel through a variety of worlds and explore distinct island communities to defeat evil and save the day. The show draws inspiration from not just Playmobil figures and themes, but also the imaginative adventures that can be explored through these toys, and the important lessons these adventures demonstrate: values such as teamwork, honesty, strength, respect and more…

The production of season 2 of „Super 4“ will start in the upcoming months, containing again Ludwig & Loehn’s animation score. Besides that these new characters will also be going the way of their Lego counterparts. Playmobil has confirmed it is currently developing a feature-length film. There are plans for a Playmobil feature film, expected to be released worldwide in 2017. The content and details of these plans are still under development, but we are looking forward to this added expansion to the toy line and our animation scores.

But for now: tune in, daily at 5:34 p.m. to get a glimpse of the adventures of Ruby the pirate, Alex the knight, Twinkle the fairy and Agent Gene!

„Quatsch“ is nominated for the German Movie Awards 2015 (LOLA) !

German Movie Award Nomination for Quatsch!

The motion picture „Quatsch„, directed by Veit Helmer, which contains several tracks and songs from Ludwig & Loehn is now nominated for the German Movie Awards in the category children’s films!

Don’t miss this year’s festivities on June, 19th!

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Documentary-Work | International DOK.fest Munich 2015

1o days of documentary-work. 2 weeks left!

We are looking forward to this year’s international DOK.fest in Munich from may 7th to May 17th! We are excited to see you there for 10 days of impressive documentary-work!

For meeting inquiries, please send a message to: mail@ludwigandloehn.com

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Bye Bye,Tiny Tales! We will miss you.

In October 2009, our dear friend and amazing director Florian Meimberg started a short story series on Twitter called Tiny Tales.

A year later, Tiny Tales had become so popular amongst it’s 17.000 followers, that the German Newspaper Die Welt started featuring the short stories in their content.

Now, almost 6 years later,  it appears that a thief stole the book that was kept by the newspaper’s editiorial staff to keep track of which stories had been published and which hadn’t been forcing Tiny Tales to an end…

What a pity! We will miss you, Tiny Tales.

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documentary score by L&L – „Castles and Palaces of Europe“ is back on Air!

Documentary score by L&L – Jeremy Fekete and Interscience Film’s great 5-part documentary series „Castles and Palaces of Europe“ is back airing on various channels on TV!

No other part of the world beast as many castles and palaces as Europe. A breath-taking aerial view leads you through the palaces and summer residences, built by Kinds and Princes in the most beautiful and strategically located spots.
„Castles and Palaces of Europe“ is a 5-party documentary series by director Jeremy Fekete in collaboration with well-respected director and producer Gero von Boehm. The documentary score was composed by the team of LUDWIG & LOEHN.
The series is covering 5 different regions, known for their stunning Castle – and Palace – architecture in Europe. Among these are:

Loire – France
Baden Württemberg – Germany
Southengland – GB
Piemont – Italy
Estremadura – Portugal

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Lars Loehn and his team composed the documentary score to every Episode, certainly covering the typical music styles and containing music based on the traditional songs and tracks representing these particular regions. For the documentary score of the 5 x 51’min series L&L used mainly orchestral music with an interesting „David Fincher – like“ dark sound and at the same time rich tonality.

Director Jeremy Fekete won the ”SILVER WORLD MEDAL 2014″ at the New York Festivals for the entire Series. Besides that we are excited to say that we are currently working on the documentary score for a similar series, called „European Parks“ along with director Christian Schidlowski. As Schidlowski is a longtime partner, „European Parks„, presumably broadcasted in 2016, will be his 5th cooperation with the team of Ludwig & Loehn. Amongst others, L&L provided the documentary score for his series „Treasures of South East Asia“ and „Coasts of Germany„.

To view all broadcasting dates of „Castles and Palaces of Europe“ in detail, just click on the picture.

 

Commercial Sound Design and Music | The fast and the furious

L&L Commercial Sound Design and Music – James Wan’s action movie The Fast And The Furious 7 starts showing in German cinemas today.

The commercial music and sound design for SEAT’s cinema commercial, which was produced by Rebel Media and directed by Kai Klinke, was made by LUDWIG & LOEHN.

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Ingo Frenzel wins Best Orchestral Score

We congratulate our fantastic Ingo Ludwig Frenzel to „Best Orchestral Score“ he receive for the score of The Physician!

The „Grand Score“ Award that was intitiated by Moët & Chandon took place on the 4th of February in Berlin

The official partner is the European Composer & Songwriter Alliance (ESCA).

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Playmobil Super 4

We are very excited for the new Playmobil inspired series Super 4, for which our team has composed the music for, to start in Germany in August!

The music for the 52-part series was composed by Lars Loehn and Felix Raffel.

Until then…. Meet the Crew:

Ruby the pirate, Alex the knight, Twinkle the fairy und Agent Gene.

Commercial Music L&L – „The Bus“ 4 Million Plays on Youtube

Commercial Music – The Midttrafik spot „The Bus“ was played more than 4 million times on Youtube!

In cooperation with the Danish bus-company „Midttrafik“, well known for their successful commercials, Lars and his team composed the commercial music to one of their spots. „The Bus“ gained over 4 million views on youtube.

With this campaign the Thomas Falkenberg Agency and M2Film – Production aimed to change the general view of Midttrafik and in fact riding the bus has never been cooler. In the past years the blue Danish buses from Midttrafik have driven all around the world, and with more than 4 million views on YouTube the commercial has proved a great viral success. Besides from the successful 90 seconds commercial the Midttrafik campaign consists of various content for TV, web, social and radio as well as event films and behind the scenes footage – all done as a 360 degree integrated production.

The commercial music, with its Hollywood blockbuster-sound contra punctually underlines the irony of this everyday transportation system. Composing the commercial music for „The Bus“ was the 6th collaboration between Director Marc Raymond Wilkins an Ludwig & Loehn. Besides putting Wilkin’s short film „Twilight“ to music. Lars Loehn also made the commercial music for his Spot „Father and Son“ for the Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar, for a T-Mobile spot „Bungee“ as well as for the beautiful „Raiffeisenbank“ commercial.

At the 2012 Viral Video Award the film was awarded with the jury’s selection: Best Viral of the Year. Against all odds „The Bus“ from Midttrafik also won the Epica d’Or in the film category at the Epica Awards. Besides that the Spot was awarded Gold at Eurobest in Lisbon as well as bronze and silver at the ADC, winning against big brands such as Cartier, BBC and Canal+.

 

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