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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2018

The seven-part series BEAT (working title) is the fifth German Amazon Prime Original to go into production and marks filmmaker Marco Kreuzpaintner's first foray into directing a TV series. Heading up a veritable Who's Who of young German acting talent including Karoline Herfurth, Kostja Ullmann and Alexander Fehling, Jannis Niewöhner stars as Robert Schlag, nicknamed Beat, a Berlin club promoter who lives for the excesses of sex, drugs and the German capital's nightlife. His connections to the underworld lead the newly established European intelligence agency to use Beat to try and infiltrate a notorious human organ smuggling ring. However, it is not long before Beat is fighting for his own life...
Genre Drama, Thriller
Category Mini-Series
Year of Production 2018
Director Marco Kreuzpaintner
Screenplay Norbert Eberlein
Cinematography Philipp Haberlandt
Cast Jannis Niewöhner, Karoline Herfurth, Christian Berkel, Alexander Fehling, Hanno Koffler, Kostja Ullmann, Nina Gummrich, Karl Markovics, Anna Bederke, Claudia Michelsen
Producers Christopher Doll, Lothar Hellinger
Production Company Hellinger/Doll Filmproduktion, in co-production with Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH
Shooting Dates September 2017-March 2018
With backing from German Motion Picture Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Hellinger/Doll Filmproduktion