DEDICATED TO DOCUMENTARY.

The FILMWERKSTATT WIEN was founded in May 2002 with the aim to mainly produce documentaries with cultural and social topics focusing on the international tv market.



Barbara Weissenbeck

director, editor, producer

Since 2002 working highly dedicated as a documentary filmmaker.
Several international awards for films like THE CARSONY BROTHERS, SINGING FOR LIFE or LIFE IS A DRAMA- DRAMA FOR LIFE.

1.1.1968 born in Vienna, Austria
1986-1993 Studies of Economics & Cultural management in Vienna
1991-1995 marketing at INTERNATIONALE TANZWOCHEN WIEN
1988-1998 independent cultural manager for contemporary dance, theatre and music
1998-2004 production manager overseeing more than 40 documentaries – for the ORF and international co-productions
2010-2015 production manager at Cosmos Factory for the 120 part series EIN WAISENHAUS FÜR WILDE TIERE shot in Namibia for SWR/Germany.

 

Director of the films THE CARSONY BROTHERS, AUF DEM WEG INS RAMPENLICHT (MDW), musicvideo GUSTAV  „LIEBE ACH!“, OVER THE CLOUDS, FIRE AT WILL, SINGING FOR LIFE, LIFE IS A DRAMA – DRAMA FOR LIFE …

Directing two episodes of the 2018 ARTE series „BEST OF MUSEUMS“: the „Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien with Vivienne Westwood“ and the „Rijksmuseum Amsterdam with Erwin Olaf“.

Tel: +43.650.3452784
barbara@filmwerkstatt.com
www.filmwerkstatt.com


Gerald Benesch

research, director, sounddesign

From graphic design to carer for autistic people.
Traveller, writer etcetc.
Since 2011 partner at the FILMWERKSTATT WIEN

27.05.1963 born in Salzburg, Austria
1981-1984 student at ‚Die Graphische‘ in Vienna
1984-2005 working as a graphic designer for agencies
like GGK, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy. Becoming a
freelance Art Director for agencies and own clients.
2005-2010 worked as a disabled carer in the Alps,
additionally marketing their theater project.
Since 2011 a broad mix of research work for Cosmos Factory,
ServusTV, ORF, and FILMWERKSTATT WIEN.

 

From 2012 co-director of several Filmwerkstatt Vienna
documentaries like OUT OF VIENNA, PERPETUUM MOBILE,
OVER THE CLOUDS, FIRE AT WILL, THE ELECTRONIC
SOUND OF VIENNA.

Director of the films WUNDERMATERIAL HOLZ and
WIENER TRADITION 2.0
.

+43.699.11216033
gerald.benesch@filmwerkstatt.com
www.derrechercheur.net

 

Gerald Benesch
Gerald Benesch
Gerald Benesch