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.
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.
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.
DOP and Editor
Patrick Fait first completed his training at fechnerMEDIA from 2009 to 2013 as a media designer for image & sound and then worked as technical manager. During his time at fechnerMEDIA and his subsequent studies at the FH Dortmund in Film & Sound with a focus on film, Patrick completed numerous projects as a DOP and editor. In 2018, Patrick Fait re-joined our team and since is an integral part of fechnerMEDIA.
director and junior producer
Anna Stoltzmann works as a director and junior producer at fechnerMEDIA. She gained experience in film production, community development and educational youth work in Germany and abroad. Anna studied a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Management in Magdeburg, Tallinn (Estonia) and Tours (France) and holds a Master's of Fine Arts degree in Documentary Film Directing from Edinburgh College of Art (UK).
Michelle Di Stefano
digital media designer
After graduating from technical secondary school and completing her vocational training as a digital and print media designer in an advertising agency, she supervised artistic projects in various specialist areas. In 2016, Michelle began working for fechnerMEDIA – where she created the storyboard for the Daimler Umweltfilm (“Daimler’s Environmental Film”) and illustrations for the animated film "DER WIND DES WANDELS" (“The Wind of Change”). Since then she has been creating designs, layouts, graphics and illustrations for storyboards, animated films, posters and print materials for fechnerMEDIA, and is responsible for the company and film websites of fechnerMEDIA GmbH which she creates and maintains.
Since her diploma studies in International Management (BIM), Katja Schwenke is interested in sustainable economic and a change in economic values and systems. In the field of renewable energies, she then built up a start-up company as a management board member of WKN AG for 10 years to become a leading international medium-sized company. In the course of her work as an entrepreneur and executive coach, Katja also trained in documentary film. With fechnerMEDIA's new documentary FRIDAYS (WT), she can pool her interests and support the project as a Creative Producer.
project manager for FRIDAYS
Nora Frick is the project manager of the documentary films FRIDAYS (WT) and WONDERS OF THE SEA 3D. After completing her studies in International Management at the HAW Hamburg, she spent more than ten years working in the area of marketing/sales (i.a. for a German company in the automotive industry). Since March 2019 she enriches the team of fechnerMEDIA, whereby the main focus of her work is project partner management. In addition, she coordinates our events and trade fairs marketing.
Uta Morawietz is our Production Assistant. At fechnerMEDIA, she is responsible for our new feature documentary FRIDAYS (WT) with the focus on partner acquisition and management. She studied her Bachelor's degree in International Economics in Cambridge and Berlin and worked in the editorial department of a publishing house in southern France. Her heart beats for sustainability: Together with an international research team, she has studied Social Justice and Environmental Protection in the Uzbek and Jordan textile industries as part of her Master's degree in Dresden.