Komplizen Film

Source: Iris Janke

From L-R: Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, and Maren Ade

Germany’s Komplizen Film has become the 10th member of The Creatives alliance of independent production companies, that works together to co-produce, form strategic partnerships and share information and talent and buyer networks. 

All the companies work across film and TV and the alliance has sealed a three-year partnership for developing and funding select series with Fremantle.

Komplizen, comprised of Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade and Jonas Dornbach, is one of the key players on the international arthouse film scene, working with directors including Radu Jude, Miguel Gomes, Nadav Lapid, Sonja Heiss and Valeska Griesbach as well as producing Ade’s own three features to date, including her 2016 international hit Toni Erdmann.

It has Nicolette Krebitz’s A E I O U - A Quick Alphabet Of Love in the Berlinale Competition this month. They have also co-produced Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, with the UK’s Shoebox Films. 

In 2019, the company expanded into producing for television with the establishment of Komplizen Serien and went on to make the Frankfurt-based series Skylines for Netflix.

The other companies in The Creatives are Haut et Court (France), Good Chaos (UK), Lemming Film (Netherlands), Maipo Film (Norway), Masha (US), Razor Film (Germany) Spiro (Israel), Unité (France) and Versus Production (Belgium).  

“We are happy and proud that our highly esteemed colleagues and also longtime friends from Komplizen Film are going to join the Creatives family,” said Roman Paul and Gerhard Meixner, co-CEOs of the other German member Razor Film.

Komplizen Film’s Janine Jackowski and Jonas Dornbach added that they were very much looking forward to joining forces with “a network of exquisite international and independent producers who share our visions in a rapid and dynamic industry.”