OTHER PEOPLE

OTHER PEOPLE

We make films about people and the very different worlds they live in. Because we’re convinced that the vast majority of stories can only be told and understood when we turn to the people they happen to, tales they experience and that mark them. That’s why the name of our production company is OTHER PEOPLE pictures.

OTHER PEOPLE develops documentaries, documentary series and feature-length documentaries. We produce for television, media libraries, streaming services and the cinema. Our films have been awarded many prizes. They have been invited to national and international festivals, and some of them ran very successfully at movie theatres.

OTHER PEOPLE produces at its own editing studio in Hamburg. We work in close co-operation with professional colleagues who assume responsibility for camera, sound, music, editing, scripts or directing, a number of whom have been honoured for their work. As creative producers we support authors during the development of their film projects and take over production aspects, especially in the area of feature documentaries.

Hauke Wendler (wendler@oppics.de) is an author, journalist, director and executive producer. He lives with his family in Hamburg. Following university studies in political science in Hamburg and London, he worked for the NDR Fernsehen broadcasting network for 12 years. In 2006 he founded the firm PIER 53 Filmproduktion together with Carsten Rau, with whom he has also produced feature-length films starting in 2010. Hauke Wendler has repeatedly received awards for his films, including the German Grimme Prize. He has published several books and brought out an audio podcast besides his film work. As guest lecturer he has been active at a variety of institutions of higher education. In 2021 Hauke Wendler founded OTHER PEOPLE pictures, his own production company.

Hauke Wendler (wendler@oppics.de) is an author, journalist, director and executive producer. He lives with his family in Hamburg. Following university studies in political science in Hamburg and London, he worked for the NDR Fernsehen broadcasting network for 12 years. In 2006 he founded the firm PIER 53 Filmproduktion together with Carsten Rau, with whom he has also produced feature-length films starting in 2010. Hauke Wendler has repeatedly received awards for his films, including the German Grimme Prize. He has published several books and brought out an audio podcast besides his film work. As guest lecturer he has been active at a variety of institutions of higher education. In 2021 Hauke Wendler founded OTHER PEOPLE pictures, his own production company.

AWARDS

Grimme Prize
Otto-Brenner-Prize “Special”
Katholischer Medienpreis (Prize for Electronic Media)
VFF-Dokumentarfilm-Produktionspreis
Rating “Particularly worthwhile”
German Industrial Film Award
Documentary Film Prize, Filmfest Schleswig-Holstein
German Red Cross (“DRK”) Media Prize
Regine-Hildebrandt-Prize
Television Award from the German Renewable Energies Agency
Erich-Klabunde-Prize

CINEMA

MONOBLOC, 90 min., D 2021
NUCLEAR FOREVER
(S/D: C. Rau), 94 min., D 2020; executive producer
DEPORTATION CLASS (with C. Rau), 85 min., D 2016
I’M OKAY (S/D: P. Lenz), 95 min., D 2016; executive producer
A VERY GERMAN WELCOME (with C. Rau), 90 min., D 2014
WADIM (with C. Rau), 90 min., D 2011

TV (Selection)

ERDOĞAN’S TERROR LIST (with C. Dündar), 45 min., ZDF 2023
THE REAL ESTATE POKER
(B/R: M. Richter, C. Twickel), 45 min., ARD 2022; executive producer
THE DEBT COLLECTORS (S/D: M. Richter), 45 min., ARD 2019; executive producer
DECISION-MAKERS IN A BIND (S/D: M. Richter), 45 min., ARD 2016; executive producer
DEPORTATION LOG, 44 min., NDR 2016
DEPORTED, NOW DEAD (with C. Rau), 44 min., NDR 2013
TOSS IT OUT, BUY NEW (with C. Rau), 44 min., SWR 2012
STANDING IN LINE FOR OLD BREAD, 29 min., ARD 2007
NINE FINGERS, NO PAPERS (with C. Rau), 44 min., SWR 2007
UNDER THE RADAR, 44 min., NDR 2006

Andrea Pittlik (pittlik@oppics.de) is a producer and lives with her family in Hamburg. Following university studies in teaching in Aachen and Santiago de Compostela, she worked for 10 years at an advertising agency in Berlin, ultimately in a capacity as senior consultant. In 2010 she switched to PIER 53 based in Hamburg, where her years of experience as project manager have made essential contributions to film and made-for-TV production. At OTHER PEOPLE Andrea Pittlik is responsible for developing themes, for research and casting, as well as for location management and line producing in the area of feature-length documentaries.

Andrea Pittlik (pittlik@oppics.de) is a producer and lives with her family in Hamburg. Following university studies in teaching in Aachen and Santiago de Compostela, she worked for 10 years at an advertising agency in Berlin, ultimately in a capacity as senior consultant. In 2010 she switched to PIER 53 based in Hamburg, where her years of experience as project manager have made essential contributions to film and made-for-TV production. At OTHER PEOPLE Andrea Pittlik is responsible for developing themes, for research and casting, as well as for location management and line producing in the area of feature-length documentaries.

CINEMA

MONOBLOC, 90 min., D 2021; producer/line producer
NUCLEAR FOREVER
, 94 min., D 2020; producer/line producer
DEPORTATION CLASS, 85 min., D 2016; producer/line producer
A VERY GERMAN WELCOME, 90 min., D 2014; producer/line producer
WADIM, 90 min., D 2011; producer

TV (Selection)

ERDOĞANS TERRORLISTE (B/R: C. Dündar, H. Wendler), 45 min., ZDF 2023; Line Producer
IMMOBILIENPOKER 
(B/R: M. Richter, C. Twickel), 45 min., ARD 2022; Archive Research
NEW START AT 50
(with H. Wendler), 44 min., NDR 2018; screenplay and director
OKAY, I’LL DRINK TO THAT!, 44 min., NDR 2017; producer
DEPORTATION LOG, 44 min., NDR 2016; producer
PITFALL: THE COSTS OF NURSING CARE, 44 min., NDR 2014; producer
HYGIENE MANIA, 44 min., NDR 2014; producer
DEPORTED, NOW DEAD, 44 min., NDR 2013; producer
TOSS IT OUT, BUY NEW, 44 min., SWR 2012; producer
THE RIP-OFF WITH DONATIONS, 44 min., NDR 2011; producer