fechnerMEDIA is an active part of a societal transformation. Sustainability is the central theme, concretely, the beginning of the solar era, the realization of a solar society. We are the communicators of new concepts, developments and ideas of those who embody them. fechnerMEDIA illustrates the most critical scientific, technical, political and societal insights, creates a tangible perspective for a sustainable future through energetic – and moving – photography.
In 2006, after 20 successful years in the TV business, fechnerMEDIA decided to expand its scope of action by producing documentary films for theatrical release.
Since 1989 fechnerMEDIA’s high quality TV documentaries regularly appear in German and international television programming.
fechnerMEDIA brings your cause, venture or product to light. Depending on your visions and expectations we will find a creative solution for transferring your ideas into reality.
For more than 10 years, fechnerMEDIA has been successfully carrying out major public awareness campaigns on sustainability, environment and renewable energies.
Change film distribution
change film distribution wants to bring films to the cinema, that pinpoint solutions, endow people with courage and stimulate reflection and rethinking - films that have the power to change!
The publishing wing distributes its own media as well as outstanding external productions on ecological and social issues.
You wish to present your company, your initiative or your idea in a film or media project?
In close collaboration with you we draft an initial, yet detailed concept, that will enable you to envisage the finished product as effectively as possible.
The shooting schedule is ready and the film locations have been cleared? We load the camera van with our equipment, rig the camera to the car, take air shots with a drone or let the spectators glide over the scene with a crane from above, just as you wish. The recordings will be made on site or in a rented studio.
Your film will be edited, mixed and color-corrected. Are there perhaps also inserts or graphics to be animated? You are invited to follow the progress step by step and to request changes at any time. Our job is not done until we are sure that you, the customer, is completely satisfied.
Your film will be made available in any format desired, as 4K version or in any other resolution standard suitable for YouTube, Vimeo or your company´s home page. However, we also provide high quality duplication and pressing of DVDs in larger quantities in collaboration with our experienced and long-standing pressing plant.
Carl-A. Fechner is a qualified educator, journalist, filmmaker and producer.
Change is the topic of his life. For 25 years the company has been promoting examples of sustainable living and has won numerous international awards for its documentary films, PR campaigns and crossmedia projects. After producing more than 50 TV documentaries, Fechner produced his first cinema documentary in 2010 called THE 4TH REVOLUTION – ENERGY AUTONOMY.
As a winner of the European Solarprize and the B.A.U.M.-Environmental prize, Carl-A. Fechner has long been advocating the need for fundamental change.
Gabriele Di Stefano
In 2002 Gabriele Di Stefano started out at fechnerMEDIA as a Production Assistant working on diverse film projects. In 2006 she became the company’s Head of Production responsible for numerous successful TV and corporate films. In 2009 she took a one-year professional development course by the Cologne Film School and Babelsberg Studios to become a certified production manager and producer.
Irja von Bernstorff (by birth Martens)
Irja Martens graduated with a degree in Theatre- and Media Studies from the University of Bayreuth in Germany and the Sorbonne in Paris. Since February 20006 she has served as an editor, director and executive producer during a Film and Television at fechnerMEDIA.
director & producer
Linda Gehbauer graduated in media education at the University of Koblenz-Landau. She gained her first experiences in the media industry at the SWR Children's Network, at Radio Regenbogen and at the Mediengruppe RTL. In 2013, she realised socio-critical film projects as director and production assistant at Little Plow Films, Los Angeles. As an editor, she was responsible for several fechnerMEDIA productions from 2014 on, before taking over the production and production management of the documentary feature film CLIMATE WARRIORS in 2017 as producer and assistant director. Since 2018 she has been focusing on the realization of TV documentaries and corporate promotional films as a director and producer.
She has been in charge of the POWER TO CHANGE event campaign since August 2014. Since March 2016 she has been employed as an editor and director at fechnerMEDIA and has already created several image films. She graduated from the Stuttgart Media University in 2014. Prior to that, she specialized in documentary films at the international EICTV Film and TV school in Cuba.
Head of studio
Christoph Sillmann has been at fechnerMEDIA since 2013, where he completed his training as a media designer for image and sound. His film career started in 2012 with “InBetween”, a film on the topic of addiction prevention, that has been adopted nationwide as a teaching aid in many schools.
Up to now he has carried out several projects for fechnerMEDIA. He has been in charge of the camera department of the theatrical movie POWER TO CHANGE, edited Daimler´s environmental film and served as post-supervisor for various image films. Since 2016 he has been in charge of the film and studio department of fechnerMEDIA.
TEAM EVENT CAMPAIGN POWER TO CHANGE
Viviane Meyer, Nils Hensel and Melinda Bajramovic coordinate all actions and activities related to the theatrical release of POWER TO CHANGE. The team will be happy to advise you and help you with the organisation, the planning and realisation of your event as well as networking with other activists. The Energy rebellion requires committed actions.
Christoph Sillmann, Felix Blum, Felix Meier and Leoni Damm are well versed in handling moving pictures, visual angles and image design. They form our studio team and serve as the company´s wizards when it comes to technical matters in the development of film projects.
During her Media studies at Bauhaus University Weimar, Johanna has been especially interested in film science, media psychology and media philosophy. No wonder that she graduated with a thesis about the impact of documentaries on human behavior and their motivation to take sustainable action. After working for Greenpeace’s video department, she supports fechnerMEDIA since April 2017 as a producer, director and editor.
Head of Fiction
Dr. Tamás Joó joined Fechner Media in 2018. After his MA in motion picture sciences under István Szabó he graduated at the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris in 2004. He was working at the Secretariat and at the Board of Management of Eurimages until 2010. His credits as filmmaker include: Last Year for Ever (HBO, 2001), Retiens la Nuit (ARTE, 2004), The Spy (ARD, 2012), Donkey Xote (Best Film Award in Montréal, 2016). He defended his doctoral dissertation on international film policy and financing in 2016. At Fechner Media, Tamás is responsible for fiction film development and financing.