About MovieBrats Pictures


MovieBrats Pictures is an independent film production house with offices in Berlin and Erfurt, developing, producing, and co-producing commercially viable, high-quality feature films and serial content in both, live-action and animation. Committed to telling big, bold stories originating from anywhere in the world and bringing them to all audiences around the globe, the company's projects are ranging from genre-driven entertainment to high-concept family films and to prestigious awards contenders that speak the voice of artists and filmmakers through every single frame.

Previous productions include the multi-award winning sci-fi comedy short ASTERNAUTS(dir: Marta Masferrer, 2012), a US-Germany co-production that recently found a new audience as a viral hit on YouTube, the German mystery thriller LOST PLACE 3D (dir: Thor Klein, NFP/Warner 2013), and the Russian-French-German supernatural drama ZOOLOGY (dir: Ivan Tverdovsky), winner of the Special Jury Prize at Karlovy Vary, Best Film at Filmfestival Cottbus, and Best Picture at Fantastic Fest (see reviews at Screen Anarchy, The Guardian), among other awards. The film went on to play at TIFF, San Sebastian, Palm Springs, Busan, BFI London, Beijing, and many more festivals.

Upcoming projects are the the 3D animated feature film HUMP, directed by Sundance Audience Award winner Amin Matalqa ("Captain Abu Raed") and animation veteran Pete Dodd (Netflix's "Watership Down") (see announcement in Variety); the 2D animated drama ADAM, directed by Ron Segal and David Nasser ("I Lost My Body"); the arctic horror thriller THE TUPILAQ, directed by Stephan Rick ("The Dark Side Of The Moon"); and the 3D animated fantasy comedy THE DUMPLING QUEEN, a co-production with China (Variety); as well as KING OF THE SWAMP, a 3D animated family comedy also being developed with Pete Dodd at the helm.

Meet the Team


Esther Friedrich
CEO | Producer
Alexander Weimer
CEO | Producer
Tom Schirdewahn
VP Art & Creative