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Maximilian Leo

  • Maximilian Leo
  • Maximilian Leo

    Maximilian Leo and Jonas Katzenstein in 2008 co-founded the production company augenschein Filmproduktion, which is based in Cologne and Hamburg. They have produced or coproduced more than 25 international films, including Ana, Mon Amour, which won the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the Berlinale; Hunting Season, winner of the Venice Film Festival Critics’ Week Audience Award; My Happy Family, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and sold to Netflix; Los Perros, which premiered in the Cannes Critics’ Week; and Apprentice, selected for Un Certain Regard in Cannes. 

    Katzenstein and Leo have earned a solid reputation as go-to producers by focusing on international English-language productions such as the sci-fi thriller Stowaway and the drama Home. They have worked with Hollywood stars such as Kathy Bates, Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette and are always ready to support emerging talent. Leo graduated from the Cologne Academy of Media Arts in 2009 with a degree in directing. His debut feature, My Brother’s Keeper, premiered at the Berlinale in 2014 and was nominated for the Best First Feature Award. He is an alumnus of prestigious programs focused on international producing such as Inside Pictures, Simon Perry’s international producing program and Berlinale Talents. 

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