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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.

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NYM


In einer Welt, in der eine Schattenorganisation die Waagschale hält verschwinden die Grenzen zwischen Menschen und Monster.

2021 | 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.

announced | 110' | produced by the HUB Media AG

WINTERHART


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

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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.

More projects

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daughter of two happily married Communists struggles between fitting in at a new high school and upholding her family's outdated beliefs.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

LAURA FREI
Producer

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

late 2022 | 110' | produced by the HUB Media AG

Eine junge Frau konfrontiert den Mörder ihrer Eltern. Der Mann, der sie selbst grossgezogen hat.

Writer & Director:
Julien Wagner

Producers:
Laura Frei
Samira Sahli

Associate Producer:
Julien Wagner
Damian Derungs

Director of Photography:
Damian Derungs

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.