claudia mertens



production design, set decoration, location scouting

certified project management

atv cologne



b.a. art history & philosophy

university of cologne


further education production design

international film school



professional practice in various positions in the

art department for film, tv, music videos & commercials

since 2009

currently living in cologne

awards // screeningsselection

boogieman∙music video∙2015 / sp+dir∙jan bonny / dop∙ jakob beurle


internationale kurzfilmtage oberhausen 2016 ∙

muvi-online publikumspreis

captain laubex∙ social spot∙2015 / sp+dir∙fabian epe / dop∙janis mazuch

kunsthochschule für medien

golden award of montreux 2015 finalist talent award

wdr kurzundschön award 2015 best social spot

herman the german∙short fiction∙2015 / sp+dir∙michael binz / dop∙jesse mazuch

kunsthochschule für medien ∙ funded by film- und medienstiftung nrw
filmfestival max ophüls preis 2015 ∙ audience award: best short film
art director’s club junior award 2016 ∙ bronzener nagel
next generation / short tiger cannes 2015 ∙ next generation award

kölner design preis 2015 ∙ first prize

filmschoolfest munich 2015 ∙ wolfgang-längsfeld-award: most original film
dortmunder tresen-filmfestival 2015 ∙ audience award: best short film
first steps award 2015 - nomination: best short film
studio hamburg nachwuchspreis 2015 ∙ nomination: best short film

fantasy film fest 2015 ∙ screening

deutsche film- und medienbewertung ∙ prädikat besonders wertvoll


unter den händenshort fiction∙2011 / sp+dir∙paul bachmann / dop∙janis mazuch

kunsthochschule für medien+tag/traum+br∙ funded by film- und medienstiftung nrw

internationale hofer filmtage 2011 screening

studio hamburg nachwuchspreis 2012 nomination: best short film


tage in der stadt∙short fiction∙2012 / sp+dir∙janis mazuch / dop∙jesse mazuch

kunsthochschule für medien ∙ funded by film- und medienstiftung nrw

berlinale 2012 perspektive deutsches kino ∙ screening

fbw ∙ prädikat wertvoll


beredtes schweigen∙short fiction∙2011 / sp+dir ∙julia keller / dop∙janis mazuch

kunsthochschule für medien+blowball ∙funded by film- und medienstiftung nrw

studio hamburg nachwuchspreis 2011 ∙ nomination: best short film

fbw ∙ prädikat besonders wertvoll






art department


ferdi gider

marei hitzler

josefine lindner

frank pingel

benjamin wiese

mehrdad zaeri

camera department


jakob beurle

fabian klein

janis mazuch (+ screenplay)

jesse mazuch


costume department


annika cornelissen

cindy spiekermann

michaela weber



director's department // screenplay


paul bachmann

michael binz

fabian epe

levin hübner

julia keller


producing // production management


maike drinhausen

fabian wallenfels


showreel: excerpts in chronological order

beredtes schweigenshort fictionger∙ 2011 / prodkhm + blowball film / sp + dirjulia keller / dopjanis mazuch / coscindy spieker- mann / majenny uhlig / castmonika wegener 

unter den händenshort fictionger2011 / prod∙tag/traum + br / dirjan paul bachmann / dopjanis mazuch / cosmichaela weber / majenny uhlig / castoliver broumis + dagmar leesch + thomas balou martin 

boogiemanmusic videoger2015 / prodbtf / dirjan bonny / dopjakob beurle / coshannah leiner / mamiriam merten / castmatthias brandt + olli schulz + julia riedler + al. 

captain laubexsocial spotger 2015 / prodkhm / dirfabian epe / dopjanis mazuch / cosmichaela weber / mamiriam

merten / castmarkus klauk + walter freiwald + al.

kino gestern kino heuteexhibition filmger2010 / prod + dirchristoph stec / dopkonrad zimmermann / cosmichaela weber / castsebastian broch + julia anne steinhardt + al. 

herman the germanshort fictionger2015 / prodkhm / dirmichael binz / dopjesse mazuch / cos kaja kürten / malisa schmermer / castgustav peter wöhler + anke engelke + hans-martin stier 

marley spoon∙tv commercial∙ger∙2014 / prodfabian wallenfels / dirlevin hübner / dopfabian klein / cosluca strack / castann-cathrin schaible + ertu kile 

kanne brottrunk tv commercial∙ger∙2011 / prod∙echopark / dirchristoph urban / dopphilip reinhold

marley spoon∙tv commercialger2016 / prod∙hübner/wallenfels / dirlevin hübner / dopfabian klein / costhomas bürke / castmaya henselek + thomas hatzmann + samuele manazza

showreel production design claudia mertens∙ger∙2017 / editmichael binz / musictomb raider (club mix)​ © 2012 by music for your plants  licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0.

final scene from herman the germansfxeric zumkley / castdicke sauerländer bockwurst



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