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Category A05. Cinematography
Entrant ANORAK Berlin, GERMANY
Idea Creation ANTONI Berlin, GERMANY
Production ANORAK Berlin, GERMANY
Post Production CARTEL EDITING Los Angeles, USA
Post Production 4 BARKING OWL Los Angeles, USA
Name Company Position
Matthias Schmidt antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Managing Director:
Jörg Schultheis antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Managing Director:
Sven Dörrenbacher antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Managing Director:
Klaus Holthausen antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Managing Director:
Steffen Schumann antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Client Service Director:
Rebecca Otte-Sander antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Account Director:
Jari Heistermann antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Account Manager:
Marcell Francke antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Executive Creative Director:
Malte Bülskämper antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Creative Director:
Lucas Schnieder antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Creative Director:
Pam Boschma antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Art Director:
Gaia Bonetti antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Copy Writer:
Henning Rieseweber antoni garage GmbH & Co. KG Producer:
Christiane Dressler ANORAK Film GmbH Managing Director:
Christoph Petzenhauser ANORAK Film GmbH Executive Producer:
Elise Tyler ANORAK Film GmbH Producer:
Abteen Bagheri ANORAK Director
Oliver Miller ANORAK Film Cinematographer
Chris Catanach CARTEL Editing, Los Abgeles Editor
Dan Williams The Mill POST Creative Director:
Justin Stiebel The MILL POST Executive Producer:
Stefan Susemihi The Mill VFX Supervision/Lead Flame:
Carl Norton The Mill 2D Lead Artist
Tom Freemann The Mill 2D Artist:
Simon Bourne Framestore, London Colorist
Dan Flosdorf Barking Owl, LA Sound Design:
Kelly Bayett Barking Owl, LA Creative Director Sound

Write a short summary of what happens in the film

Part of a global campaign launching the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a documentary, featuring Alicia Keys. In this film named “Pieces”, the 15-time GRAMMY winner speaks very honestly and openly about her life’s journey and what she cares about: her art and her kids. The documentary portrays unseen video material from the artists past, dating back to her childhood in Hell's Kitchen, New York, in the 80s and 90s. It also shows a unique performance of her widely popular song "Love Looks Better" from her new album ALICIA, tying in with the overall campaign’s message “Cares for what matters”.

Cultural / Context information for the jury

Especially in today’s times, finding our truth and caring for what matters, are extremely important messages. With this film, we aimed to inspire, with the help of the wise words of one of our times most influential and respected artists.

Tell the jury anything relevant about the cinematography.

Abteen Bagheri shot everything on 16mm film. He had to make sure that Alicia Keys’ personal videos fitted the overall concept. Therefore, he filmed the given footage on an old TV with a 16mm film. On top of that, the new warped footage, after they wrapped, was also filmed off an old TV, tying it all together. Lastly, a talented LA artist called Alex Pelly ran all the footage through synthesizers.