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award winning | 110'

SOUL OF A BEAST


In a delirious summer rush, teenage father Gabriel falls in love with enigmatic Corey, the girlfriend of his best friend Joel. Deeply hurt about their deceitful intentions, Joel reveals the truth about Gabriel‘s entangled past – there isn’t just one child. Overwhelmed with ‘the biggest decision of his life’, Gabriel is thrown into the wilderness of his heart, where fantasy replaces reality.

2022 | 110' | in post production

NYM


In a world controlled by a shadow organization, how far must you tap into your own darkness to balance the scales?

@ LA SHORTS 2022 | 11' | produced by the HUB Media AG

Quarantine


An adult male struggles to reconcile with life while sheltering at home with his teenage sister. His constant attempt to hide from a threat that lies beyond the property line, further complicates his relationship with reality.

award winning screenplay | 110' | the HUB Media AG

WINTERHART


Meet us at Locarno Pro 04.-07.08.2022

When power has corroded all principles, what difference might a nine-year-old hostage make?

90‘000+ clicks on YouTube!

ROCKSTAR LIFE


2021 | 4' | music video produced by the HUB Media AG

2018 | 18' | co-produced by the HUB Media AG

WEEKEND TIDE


Leaving their classes behind on Friday, four college friends cling to the weekend to escape the past and future challenges in their lives. But as reality takes an unexpected turn, they're forced to confront the past, and that ignoring upcoming days will only take them so far.

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COMMUNISTS DAUGHTER

In the thick of the Reagan '80s, the daughter of two happily married Communists struggles between fitting in at a new high school and upholding her family's outdated beliefs.
2021 | TV-Series | co-produced by the HUB Media AG

HOTEL

As GLIDE, a gun for hire, is trapped in a hotel room with his target LEILA, the question of life and death is only one of the things troubling this doomed relationship.
2019 | 5' | co-produced by the HUB Media AG

I AM FREE

GABRIEL heads to a gas station to pick up his girlfriend and a bottle of champagne to go visit some friends. Facing a big loss his values as a police officer are unexpectedly challenged.
2017 | 4' | story by the HUB Media AG

TEAM


JULIEN WAGNER
Founder | Director | Writer

SAMIRA SAHLI
Producer

DAMIAN DERUNGS
Developement | DoP

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SOUl of a beast

2021 | 110' | co-produced by the HUB Media AG

In a delirious summer rush, teenage father Gabriel falls in love with enigmatic Corey, the girlfriend of his best friend Joel. Deeply hurt about their deceitful intentions, Joel reveals the truth about Gabriel‘s entangled past – there isn’t just one child. Overwhelmed with ‘the biggest decision of his life’, Gabriel is thrown into the wilderness of his heart, where fantasy replaces reality.

Writer & Director:
Lorenz Merz
Producer:
Simon Hesse
Associate Producer:
Lorenz Merz
Co-Producer:
Cyrill Gerber
Julien Wagner

Swiss Distributor and Associate Producer:
Ascot Elite
Supported by:
Federal Office of Culture (FOC)
Zurich Film Foundation
Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS/BL
SUISSIMAGE
SRG/SSR
Focal Stage Pool

nym

OVERVIEW

There is little room for humanity and compassion in the dystopian world of NYM. It is controlled by the shadow organization known only als "SECTION". Ever since ZEA can remember, she's been on the run. It's an enemy she knows all too well. But as she soon discovers, Section does not always stay in the shadows. The truth will soon release the monster in her head and force this war into the light. Beware, Zea doesn't cry... Zea shoots. And she aims to kill.

supported by:

BECOZY

quarantine

An adult male struggles to reconcile with life while sheltering at home with his teenage sister. His constant attempt to hide from a threat that lies beyond the property line, further complicates his relationship with reality.

"QUARANTINE" is a 2020 shortfilm written and shot during the 2020 pandemic. The project was launchet at this unique time to get a good use out of the empty schedules of many swiss filmmakers at the time. With live editing the short also introduced technical changes to productions. The crew and cast assembly was designed to test new workflows for our upcomming feature film NYM. A collaboration of The HUB Media AG and Steepfaceproductions

Weekend tide

winterhart

OVERVIEW

Winterhart, a crime thriller told in two timelines, takes us into the story of the injustice done to a young man, his descent into darkness, and the narrow path to salvation. It takes place in a city where brute power seems to have trumped the rule of law, where even the police don’t know who to trust. One person – Play – sees a way to turn the criminals’ tactics against themselves. But when a nine-year-old-girl is taken hostage, suddenly the stakes have changed, and people’s true colours are going to show through. This story does not unfold in a linear way; instead, it takes an enthralling and intriguing path through time, cutting back and forth between years, to build a tale of suspense and great twists.

supported by:

BECOZY

winterhart

OVERVIEW

Winterhart, a crime thriller told in two timelines, takes us into the story of the injustice done to a young man, his descent into darkness, and the narrow path to salvation. It takes place in a city where brute power seems to have trumped the rule of law, where even the police don’t know who to trust. One person – Play – sees a way to turn the criminals’ tactics against themselves. But when a nine-year-old-girl is taken hostage, suddenly the stakes have changed, and people’s true colours are going to show through. This story does not unfold in a linear way; instead, it takes an enthralling and intriguing path through time, cutting back and forth between years, to build a tale of suspense and great twists.

BECOZY

Julien M. Wagner

Writer | Director | Founder

Quarantine | 2020 Short | LA Shorts 2022 official selection

Quarantine | 2020 Short | LA Shorts 2022 official selection