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Top German Filmmakers Set Up Seven Elephants (Exclusive)

Top German Filmmakers Set Up Seven Elephants (Exclusive)

Three of Germany’s hottest filmmakers — David Wnendt, Julia von Heinz and Erik Schmitt — and leading producer Fabian Gasmia have joined forces to set up production company Seven Elephants, and have revealed the first project on its 10-strong slate set to go into production.

All four founders have won German Film Awards, and have produced films that have, collectively, sold more than 10 million tickets in Germany alone.

Wnendt’s “Combat Girls” won three Lolas, “Wetlands” was in competition at Sundance, and his Hitler satire “Look Who’s Back” grossed $22 million in Germany, and sold to Netflix for multiple international territories.

Von Heinz’s credits include Lola winner “Nothing Else Matters,” “Hanni and Nanni 2,” which grossed $5.7 million in Germany, and “I’m Off Then,” which grossed $15.2 million at home.

Schnitt’s short films have won more than 300 awards and have played at more than 1,000 festivals, including the Berlinale. His style has been compared with Gondry and Jeunet. His highly

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