Klaus Maeck

Klaus Maeck

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt, Musik, Produzent
*18.07.1954 Hamburg

Biography

Klaus Maeck was born in Hamburg on July 18 1954. Form 1979 until 1983, he was one of the owners of "Rip Off", the city's first record store for punk music. During that time, he also began shooting Super 8 movies. He moved on to write and produce the feature "Decoder" (1984), which became a cult film beyond the punk scene.

In 1984, Maeck became a co-founder of Freibank Music Publishing, which was initially incepted to manage the copyrights of seminal experimental band Einstürzende Neubauten, yet soon started to sign other musicians. Moreover, Maeck produced and directed the documentaries "William S. Burroughs: Commissioner of Sewers" and "Liebeslieder: Einstürzende Neubauten" (1993). He also works as a music advisor for film productions and directed several music videos.

Klaus Maeck teamed up with Fatih Akin and Andreas Thiel to found the production company Corazón International in 2003. In 2008, Maeck and Thiel won the German Film Award for Best Feature Film for their production of Akin's "Auf der anderen Seite" (2007), Thiel, who passed away in 2006, was honored post-humously.

Maeck and Akin went on to produce Özgür Yildirim's gangster melodrama "Chiko" (2008) as well as Akin's comedy "Soul Kitchen" (2009). In addition to his work on all of Fatih Akin's feature films, Maeck also produced "Min Dît - Die Kinder von Diyarbakir" (2009), "UFO In Her Eyes" (2011) and the music mockumentary "Fraktus" (2012).

In 2013, Maeck founded Interzone Pictures and started production on the documentary "B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin", on which he also acted as co-author and co-director (along with Jörg A. Hoppe, Heiko Lange and Miriam Dehne). Chronicling West-Berlin's vibrant underground scene of the early 1980s, the film won the Heiner-Carow-Preis at the 2015 IFF Berlin and was released theatrically in May 2015.


Filmography

2017/2018 Eure Kinder
Producer
 
2014/2015 Anhedonia
Cast, Producer
 
2014/2015 B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin
Director, Screenplay, Co-Producer
 
2011/2012 Fraktus
Cast, Producer
 
2011 Blutzbrüdaz
Producer
 
2010/2011 UFO In Her Eyes
Producer
 
2008/2009 Soul Kitchen
Music, Producer
 
2008-2013 Mamarosh
Producer
 
2007/2008 Chiko
Music, Producer
 
2007-2012 Müll im Garten Eden
Producer
 
2007-2009 Min Dît - Die Kinder von Diyarbakir
Co-Producer
 
2006/2007 Auf der anderen Seite
Producer
 
2006 Takva - Gottesfurcht
Co-Producer
 
2004/2005 Crossing the Bridge. The Sound of Istanbul
Music (other), Producer
 
2003/2004 Gegen die Wand
Music consultant
 
1982/1983 Decoder
Screenplay, Editing