Ambition Pictures: PRODUCING. MOVIES. SERIES. FICTION. SOCIAL CHANGE.

All of my personal projects are produced under the name Ambition Pictures. These include, beneath others, social-issue shorts, documentaries, and feature-length films.

My vision is to produce films carrying educational messages, to shape awareness and increase knowledge about social issues, and to ultimately turn filmmaking itself into a social project.

Due to privacy issues, most of the older films are password-protected. You can, however, enter your contact information to obtain the password and gain full access. Don't worry, your information is private and won't be shared with anyone. Enjoy!

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KARL CONIN (Season 1) [2018]

Description:
Five-episode drama web series about an upset Millennial who tries to break out of society by entering a criminal career but gets caught up in a moral dilemma.

Purpose:
Created to become acquainted with coordinating local film crews across various international shooting locations, to acquire skills in aerial filming, and to gain knowledge in making web series; visual sample for a TV series business plan.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Editor / Actor

Runtime:
17 min

Locations:
Miami, FL, United States / Queretaro, Mexico / Monterrey, Mexico / Munich, Germany

books (2016)

Description:
Drama short film about the contrasting ways in which two refugees start their new lives upon arrival in Germany.

Purpose:
Created in attempt to give new insights to the refugee crisis; awarded an honorary certificate by the charitable aid agency ASB Erlangen-Höchstadt.

Role:
Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Editor

Runtime:
3 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

45 Seconds (USC Visual Sample) [2015]

Description:
Drama short film about a young boy facing severe obstacles while following his dream to become a piano player.

Purpose:
Created to apply for USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Editor

Runtime:
6 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

secrets (2013)

Description:
Action comedy short film about a mysterious person being kidnapped for not paying his debts.

Purpose:
Created to become acquainted with stunt dummies.

Role:
Director / Producer / Editor / Actor

Runtime:
2 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

The Power of Creation (2012)

Description:
Drama short film about three employees of Apple developing the iPhone Robust against the objectives of the company to counter planned obsolescence; sequel to the parody Introducing iPhone Robust (2012).

Purpose:
Created in attempt to increase knowledge about common innovation strategies of big companies.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Editor / Actor

Runtime:
9 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany / Munich, Germany / Zurich, Switzerland / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Agra, India

Introducing iPhone Robust (2012)

Description:
Parody of Apple introducing an undestroyable iPhone; continued by the drama short film The Power of Creation (2012).

Purpose:
Created to become acquainted with digital distribution.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Editor / Actor

Runtime:
4 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

taking action (2010)

Description:
Series of five commercials against violence, traffic offense, harassment, aggression and medication abuse.

Purpose:
Created in attempt to shape awareness about the mentioned issues.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Editor

Runtime:
16 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

Welcome to Miami (2009)

Description:
Comedy docufiction about the lives of two drug cartel leaders.

Purpose:
Created to become acquainted with designing and building props.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Editor / Actor

Runtime:
22 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

Protection of Power (2008)

Description:
Drama featurette about an unsuccessful murder attempt leading to war for power over the diamond faking industry in the United States; sequel to the action short film Position of Power (2006).

Purpose:
Created to inspire and show my potential.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Editor / Actor

Runtime:
41 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany / Nuremberg, Germany / Miami, FL, United States / George Town, Cayman Islands

Dieter und seine Kunden (2008)

Description:
Commercial for the BMW car dealership Autohaus Panzer.

Purpose:
Created to become acquainted with making commercials.

Role:
Director / Cinematographer / Editor

Runtime:
1 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

Pizza Service (2007)

Description:
Action comedy short film about a pizza delivery guy getting into a physical fight with two clients over a misunderstood order.

Purpose:
Created to become acquainted with directing and editing dual-role scenes.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Editor

Runtime:
2 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

DEADLINE (2007)

Description:
Action short film about a professional hitman having three hours to find the antidote for the poison he has been injected with.

Purpose:
Created to inspire and show my potential.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Editor

Runtime:
19 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany / Frankfurt, Germany / Los Angeles, CA, United States

Jung und Alt in der Geschichte (2007)

Description:
Documentary about the demographic change and the relationship between young and old in the city of Erlangen, Germany.

Purpose:
Created for a class project at Ohm-Gymnasium; "Winner of the State Bavaria" in History Contest of the Federal President.

Role:
Director / Cinematographer

Runtime:
43 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

Hell Riders (2007)

Description:
Docufiction about a madman seeking adrenaline by performing car stunts in public.

Purpose:
Created to become acquainted with editing on Adobe Premiere Pro.

Role:
Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Editor

Runtime:
1 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

Messed Up Extensions (2006)

Description:
Parody of the action short film Position of Power (2006).

Purpose:
Created to inspire and show my potential.

Role:
Director / Producer / Editor / Actor

Runtime:
2 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

Position of Power (2006)

Description:
Action short film about a business meeting of two diamond fakers turning out to be a set-up for murder; continued by the drama featurette Protection of Power (2008).

Purpose:
Created to become acquainted with digital cinematography.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Editor / Actor

Runtime:
7 min

Locations:
San Francisco, CA, United States / Miami, FL, United States / Erlangen, Germany

Death by Penguin (2006)

Description:
Horror short film about a high school mascot turning out to be a serial killer.

Purpose:
Created for a summer school filmmaking workshop at Cushing Academy.

Role:
Cinematographer

Runtime:
5 min

Locations:
Ashburnham, MA, United States

Lost in Silence (2006)

Description:
Drama short film about a deaf student feeling excluded from society.

Purpose:
Created for a summer school filmmaking workshop at Cushing Academy.

Role:
Co-writer / Actor

Runtime:
4 min

Locations:
Ashburnham, MA, United States

Die Hälfte (2006)

Description:
Action comedy short film about two unprofessional burglars breaking into the mansion of a rich lunatic.

Purpose:
Created to inspire and show my potential.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Actor

Runtime:
13 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany / Miami, FL, United States

Crackass (2006)

Description:
Comedy docufiction about four insane stuntmen training for their next film.

Purpose:
Created to inspire and show my potential.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer

Runtime:
15 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

Best Friends or Enemies (2004)

Description:
Action short film about an undercover detective betraying and arresting a gunrunner, with whom he has become close friends.

Purpose:
Created to inspire and show my potential.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Actor

Runtime:
22 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

A Short Story Collection About Revenge (2003)

Description:
Collection of the action short films The Perfect Payback, Seven Years, and Hitchhikers about three criminals taking revenge on the police for their imprisonment.

Purpose:
Created to become acquainted with entry-level special effects.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Actor

Runtime:
8 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

Stuntman Katze Momo (2003)

Description:
Comedy docufiction about a cat famous for performing stunts in films.

Purpose:
Created to inspire and show my potential.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer

Runtime:
36 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany

Kokstreiberei (2002)

Description:
Action short film about a good and a corrupt cop investigating a drug-related crime until the corrupt cop turns out to be the wanted delinquent.

Purpose:
Created to inspire and show my potential.

Role:
Writer / Director / Producer / Actor

Runtime:
26 min

Locations:
Erlangen, Germany