Maze Pictures GmbH
Philipp Kreuzer is a Munich-based producer, a certified lawyer and has a master in audiovisual production and management (MBS MEGA 1999). He is a member of the European and German Film Academies and serves on selection boards of various film funding bodies, currently at the Austrian Film Institute. He lectures frequently on European co-production, world sales and development in film schools in Spain, Germany, France, Israel, UK and Eastern Europe.
He started his career as film lawyer in Germany, UK and USA prior to entering feature film production and structured film finance. After working for the UK Lottery Franchise The Film Consortium Ltd. he was appointed Head of Production and Business Affairs of MFP Munich Film Partners, a production/equity financing company of English language feature films. Early 2001 he joined Eurimages, the pan-European film/cinema support fund of the Council of Europe. He was responsible for a large number of European feature film co-productions cofinanced by the fund and built his European network of filmmakers, producers, distributors and institutional funders. He decided to leave the institutional side and enter active development and production projects.
In February 2005 he hence joined Bavaria Film Group as Head of Film- and TV finance and Co-Pproduction, followed in 2006 by management of Bavaria Film’s feature film production company Bavaria Pictures. In late 2008 he was also appointed to lead Bavaria’s Rome based production/sales outlet Bavaria Media Italia and became member of the group’s directive board. He also oversaw as VP of International of Bavaria’s sales company the operative merger of Bavaria’s and Telepool’s sales activities into the new formed Global Screen GmbH.
In early 2015 he left his formal functions within Bavaria Film Group to set up his own venture with industry and financial partners, maze-pictures GmbH, a Munich- and Berlin based production and distribution outfit for feature films and TV.
Recent producer credits include “Mr. Morgan’s last Love” (Germany, Belgium, USA, France – Dir: Sandra Nettelbeck, Cast: Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Piazza Grande Locarno 2013); “The Police Officer’s Wife” (Germany, Dir: Philip Gröning, Special Jury Award Venice 2013); “Innocent Saturday” (“V Subbotu”) (Russia/Germany/Ukraine) (Dir: Alexander Mindadze, Berlinale Competition 2011); “The Solitude of Prime Numbers/ La solitude dei numeri primi (Italy/Germany, Dir: Severio Costanzo, Cast: Alba Rohrwacher, Isabella Rossellini, Venice Competition 2010, Toronto); “Death of a Superhero” (Germany/Ireland, Dir: Cast: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Andy Serkis, Toronto, Tribeca); “Mozzarella Stories” (Italy, Dir. Edoardo de Angelis, Cast: Luisa Ranieri”); “Reykjavík Rotterdam” (Iceland/Germany, Cast: Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar Eggert Sigurosson) amongst others. Currently he is post producing Philip Gröning’s new feature “Mein Bruder Robert” (Germany/France), preparing amongst other Ruppert Everett’s directorial debut starring Colin Firth, Emily Watson) and developing the new company’s slate which includes a TV-series backed by NDR, co-development with Luc Besson’s Europeacorp and other projects.