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Raoul (42) was born and raised in the Black Forest. He is a degreed writer-producer, dramaturge and fully qualified attorney at law. In 2004 he completed his film studies in Hamburg with honors and won 30 international awards with his short feature teams. He learned his cinematic and legal media craft at Zide/Perry Entertainment in Los Angeles (American Pie, Dir. Paul Weitz and Final Destination, Dir. James Wong), Ciby 2000 in Paris (Secrets & Lies, Dir. Mike Leigh and Fallait pas…!, Dir. Gérard Jugnot), IAC Films/The Mission in London (Everybody loves Sunshine, Dir. Andrew Goth) and Eurosport S.A. in Paris. From 2004 to 2006 he worked for the Bavaria Film Group in international co-production. From 2007 to 2009 he produced for Polyphon Film. For the historical feature Lessons of a Dream (Dir. Sebastian Grobler) – the entertaining story, how, in 1874, football made it to Germany against all odds – he founded Cuckoo Clock Entertainment. The film received 3 German Film Award Nominations (a.o. “Best Film”), won 10 international awards and was sold in over 80 countries. He developed and produced the documentary 16xGermany – Hamburg/kollektiv22 with German Film Award Winners Özgür Yildirim (Dir.) and Sebastian Thümler (Editor) about music in Hamburg.

Raoul produces and develops several feature films, TV series and miniseries. He is currently concentrating on the TV-miniseries Dengler for ZDF (Writer/Dir. Lars Kraume, German Film, TV and Grimme Award Winner), political thrillers and adaptions of German Crime Award Winner Wolfgang Schorlau’s novels and the new sitcom Jennifer for NDR (Dir. Lars Jessen).

Besides the film business, Raoul worked as trademark consultant, won the Innovation Award of the German Economy® for Start-Ups and partly works as an attorney at law mainly in Media Law. Raoul is member of the German and the European Film Academy, member of the Advisory Board an Hamburg Media School and co-founder of „Hamburg lives cinema!/Hamburg lebt Kino!“. He is married and has two little children.

Filmography as Producer (Co-Writer / Legal Consultant)

In Development (a.o.)

2016-17 Labyrinth –  Phantasy/SciFi (CCE – Int. Feature, TV-Miniseries & Game)
2016-17 Stayin‘ Alive –  Drama/Film Neo Noir (CCE – Feature)
2016-17 Babyblues – Dramedy, Dir. Sebastian Grobler, Writer Stefanie Ren (Sebastian Grobler Film/CCE – Feature)
2016-18 Robinson Crusoe – Animation/Comedy (CCE – Int. Feature & Game)
2016-17 Super Oldies –  Comedy (CCE – TV Movie)
2016 Jennifer 2 – Sitcom, Dir. Lars Jessen (NDR/Eichholz – TV Sitcom)

In Production

2017 Dengler 4 – Pol. Thriller, Wri. Lars Kraume (ZDF/CCE/Bavaria – TV Miniseries)
2017 Jennifer 2 – Sitcom, Dir. Lars Jessen (NDR/Eichholz – TV Sitcom)
2016 Dengler 3 – Pol. Thriller, Dir. Lars Kraume (ZDF/CCE/Bavaria – TV Miniseries)
2015 Dengler 2 – Pol. Thriller, Dir. Lars Kraume (ZDF/CCE/Bavaria – TV Miniseries)
2015 Jennifer 1 – Sitcom, Dir. Lars Jessen (NDR/Eichholz – TV Sitcom)
2014 Dengler 1 – Pol. Thriller, Dir. Lars Kraume (ZDF/CCE/Bavaria – TV Miniseries)
2013 kollektiv22 (16xDeutschland) – Music, Dir. Özgür Yildirim (NDR/CCE – TV Documentary)
2011 Lessons of a Dream – Hist. Comedy/Drama, Dir. Sebastian Grobler (Feature)
2008-09 Reverend Brown – Comedy, Dir. Wolfgang Henschel (Degeto/Polyphon – TV Miniseries, 4 Films)
2008 Koyama‘s Menu – Japanese cooking philosophies, Dir. Fabian Feiner (NDR/arte/Polyphon – Documentary)
2006 Avalanche of the Century – Dir. Jörg Lühdorff (RTL/Bavaria – Int. TV Event Movie)
2006 I Figli Strappati – Hist. Drama, Dir. Fey von Hassel (Mediaset Italia – Int. TV Miniseries)
2005 1200° – The Truth Will Survive –  Drama, Dir. Dominique Othenin-Girard (Sat.1/Bavaria – Int. TV Event Movie)
2004 Waves of Romance – Farewell Serenade, Drama, Dir. Walter Bannert (Degeto/Novafilm – TV Miniseries)
2004 Alim Market – Comedy, Dir. Özgür Yildirim (Filmwerkstatt Hamburg – Short Feature)
2003 One Way Ticket – Comedy, Dir. Ulrike Grote (Filmwerkstatt Hamburg – Short Feature)
2002 Tricky Fingers – Comedy, Dir. André Nebe (Filmwerkstatt Hamburg – Short Feature)

Legal Consultant

1997 Everybody Loves Sunshine , Dir. Andrew Goth (Feature)
1996 Secrets & Lies, Dir. Mike Leigh (Feature)
1996 Fallait pas!…, Dir. Gérard Jugnot (Feature)

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