The creative head, founder and managing director of Kinescope Film is author, director, and editor as well as producer and executive producer for national and international productions. His portfolio includes cross-media formats, daily news coverage, cinema documentaries, and feature film productions as well as show, magazine and cultural formats, fictional and non-fictional series.
Born in Bremen, numerous engagements in film, television and theatre production followed after an extensive education. As an expert and mentor, Greving is involved in various programs for the promotion of young talent and is a member of the documentary film jury of the BKM as well as on the board of directors of the Bundesverband Regie. And because the film is an integral part of his life, he initiated the FILMFEST BREMEN in 2015, which he still shapes today as festival director.
Janina Sara Hennemann
Since spring 2017 Janina Sara Hennemann has been a producer at Kinescope Film for the areas of story development, conception and realization of fictional material and documentaries for cinema, TV, and video on demand. Fascinated by stories and storytelling, she lives out her passion for producing, always in close cooperation with the creatives and partners.
From 2016 to 2017, the confessed Hamburg native was active as a freelance producer in her hometown and in Berlin, where she was responsible for the overall management of the 10th Reception of the Film Schools and advised projects in material development and financing. Already during her master studies at the Hamburg Media School, which she completed in 2016, she produced three short films that premiered at the Max Ophüls Film Prize in Saarbrücken (SAMIRA) and the International Hofer Film Festival (ALOHA). As a production assistant, she first got a taste of the capital city air for two years, directly after she studied film and television in Hamburg and Mittweida.
Originally active in the event industry, Kinescope Film captured Marko Drews in the summer of 2018 as manager of the Bremen production office. As a project manager, he has since then been taking care of contract partners and contractual matters as well as accounting and figures. In short: He confidently ensures efficient and relaxed office operations. Before this, the trained event technician studied project management for a few semesters and, as a year-round griller, has been proving what a Natural Born Bremer is for many years.
Having grown up with Pina Bausch's dance theater, the cultural sector is an integral part of the enthusiastic dancer's everyday life and work. Her main area of responsibility at the moment is administration, where she is both cordial and tenacious in ensuring that things run smoothly. But her soft spot is proofreading, and so Janne Scherfer has been reading texts of all kinds at Kinescope Film since 2016: treatments, exposés, or even screenplays. She corrects and notes what seems peculiar to her.
She found her professional home after working in theater, film, and dance projects at Kinescope Film and in Bremen anyway - the Weser always draws her back despite various excursions to more southern regions.
Head of Production
Since 2020, Florian-Malte Fimpel has complemented the Kinescope Film team in Hamburg and Bremen as head of production. After working in Berlin and Cologne on the Elbe and Weser rivers, the media studies graduate has found a new home.
After graduating, he came into contact with the production work at a Cologne film production company in 2009 as a career starter. Directly infected, he completed an extra-occupational IHK further training as a production manager. Since then, he has worked in this position on a wide variety of national and international television and cinema productions and accompanies projects from the initial idea to the cinema release. As a camera-, cutter- and production assistant before and during his studies, he knows the industry from the bottom up and from different perspectives. During his studies of media sciences, politics, and art history in Marburg and Melbourne he already immersed himself in the film world: as a volunteer at various film festivals, as the founder of a student film club and as a projectionist in a repertory cinema.
Licensing, Research and Archive
Enthusiastic about the medium of film, she has been working as a production coordinator for Kinescope Film since January 2018, ensuring coherent processes. Formerly attracted by the glamour of the film world, she successfully studied media sciences, made her first experiences with reality - and remained loyal to the industry. Two years abroad in New York with various internships were followed by two more years as a production assistant and archive coordinator in Hamburg.
Since January 2021, Mareike now manages the licenses of the Kinescope productions. In addition, she not only researches archive material but also clears their rights.
Indispensable for the team, because: She can make 30-minute brownies in a quarter of an hour.
For the production assistant and career changer, Kinescope Film has become something of a home since 2016 - alongside Bremen and the Weser Stadium. The contact with the film industry came about through a collaboration with Filmfest Bremen. Once he tasted blood, the creative possibilities of film making, the necessary planning, and production, infected him and made him immune to alternatives. Born in the Bremen area, Jan Strauß previously traveled through the Bremen cultural landscape, including a university degree in leisure sciences.
Active in local politics, he wants to make a difference for Bremen as well as for himself and is currently training at Kinescope Film to become a media designer in image and sound.
The graduate in literature, art, and cultural studies joined the team in 2018. She designs optimal working conditions and processes in due time and is the first point of contact for authors, musicians, cameramen, producers, and editors. Her broad range of responsibilities includes the submission of funding applications, requests for film locations, film planning, and content research, and the coordination of post-production.
From 2015 until her move to Kinescope Film, she worked as an editorial assistant at Radio Bremen and Arte. Having acquired a taste for screenwriting during her studies, Mayer has continued to develop her skills in this area. As a student, she was a projectionist for classical and digital film material at the Bremen Film Art Theatres. She has been in love with film since childhood and since she travels a lot, cinemas all over the world are her favorite places.
Starting in 2018 as an intern at Filmfest Bremen, the studied media scientist now supports the production coordination of Kinescope Film since December 2019. Among other things, she takes care of the coordinated arrival and departure of the team and cast, organizes filming permits, keeps in touch with the acting agencies, and, despite a broad range of tasks, is so stress-resistant that she is happy to act as a stand-in on the set when needed.
Born in Hessen, she fell in love with the film industry through various internships at film festivals in Braunschweig and Bremen. This has lasted until today and thus significantly longer than her brief romance with law, which was followed by studies in media sciences in Braunschweig, Hamburg, and Athens. As a project coordinator, she has already worked on the cinema productions „Baumbacher Syndrome“, „Vogeler“ and „März“.
Producer, Author, Dramaturge
Katharina Walther joined Kinescope Film in the fall of 2020 as a producer, writer, and dramaturge. She tells stories with conviction. What captivates and fascinates her about filmmaking is the supervision of a total work of art: to make true and implement what initially seems impossible – from the idea to the broadcast – plus to find the appropriate form for each story, whether fiction to documentary, drama or satire.
To equip herself for all production tasks, she studied business administration and theater, film and television studies in Cologne, and after her diploma, she completed a second law degree. Already during her school days and studies, she produced contributions for print and radio. Various internships on sets, at film production companies as well as TV editorial offices, gave her comprehensive insights into the film business.
Before joining Kinescope Film, she already worked as a freelance editor for 13 years (among others for ZDF, RTL, and film foundations), was a non-fiction editor for public formats from 2014-2017, and a successful fiction producer and writer from 2017 to 2020.
What has never stuck with the „A“ student and winner of the Scheffel Prize of the German Literary Society during her various life stations crisscrossing through Germany? A dialect!
In search of an exciting career field, Robin Niemann landed as an intern at Kinescope Film in February 2020. Goal achieved! Since then, the real Bremen boy has been burning for the challenging and varied tasks of film production. In the meantime, the former sociology student has taken up a new course of study: Communication and Media Studies at the University of Bremen. Since the fall of 2020, he has been joining the team as a student trainee and, in addition to the fantastic working atmosphere, appreciates the cookies in the office.
Started as an intern at Kinescope Film in the summer of 2019, she now supports as a permanent student trainee and commutes to Oldenburg for her Master's degree in Integrated Media. Initially believing that pure boredom lurked behind office jobs, the Bremen native has since convinced herself of the opposite: as a future career environment, organizational work in the film industry is at the top of her list. Because of the exciting projects ... or of the nice team at Kinescope Film?