Category: Miscellaneous

  • Incredible Iceland

    Incredible Iceland

    I just spent two weeks on a trip to Iceland. I drove my electric car to the Northern tip of Denmark and boarded a ferry there. By way of Faroe Islands, the ship needed two days to get to the little port of Seyðisfjörður on the Eastern end of Iceland. (Turns out: there is no…

  • The Last Leg of A Filmmaking Journey

    The Last Leg of A Filmmaking Journey

    I am typing this on the train, en route to Amsterdam, to see my filmmaker friend Martijn Veldhoen. He will help me with the final sound mix of my film ‘Purpose’. Martijn has made many documentary (mostly short) films, many of which have won prizes at film festivals. He is a fairly unique filmmaker in…

  • Two Amazing Women On The Express Change Podcast

    Two Amazing Women On The Express Change Podcast

    I’ve been so busy with the post production of the documentary feature film I am currently working on — I didn’t even find the time to write about two inspiring conversations we posted on Express Change! Katja Iversen — “Step It Up” and Katherine Trebeck — “The Clusterfuck Monologues”. Katja is the CEO of the…

  • Presenting My New Animation Film Project: ‘MOPALAB’

    Presenting My New Animation Film Project: ‘MOPALAB’

    Visual creativity matters a great deal to me. It always has. I love the drawing style of Hergé. I was also very influenced by the early cover designs of the German youth book series “Die drei ???” by Aiga Rasch. I’ve been drawing all my life, on and off, starting when I was two years…

  • Do We Like Our Art And Our Economy Top-Down, or Bottom-Up?

    Do We Like Our Art And Our Economy Top-Down, or Bottom-Up?

    Today, we are launching our first full-length ‘Express Change’-podcast episode — a conversation with Shirley Rodriguez, a New-York-based photographer and filmmaker. There is one idea that Shirley speaks about which reverberates through our entire podcast series: What is the approach to the subject matter? Is it collaborative and open, or is it top-down and closed?…

  • New Podcast: ‘Express Change’

    New Podcast: ‘Express Change’

    Our new podcast “Express Change” (it’s my first!) is going live today, with a short 6-minute teaser episode. You can play it right here: On this page, you’ll find links to all the platforms where the podcast is available — including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music. Marina Gattàs at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll)…

  • “Causeway” vs. “Dune 2”

    “Causeway” vs. “Dune 2”

    I know this is most likely a minority opinion. And some will consider what I’m saying ridiculous. But here it goes: I did not like “Dune 2”. I thought “Causeway” was much better. Bear with me. Last weekend, I watched Causeway — a 2022 drama starring Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry — on Apple…

  • The Anguish of Streaming and Apple TV+

    The Anguish of Streaming and Apple TV+

    Some time last year, I decided to turn my back on streaming services — Netflix and Disney+ in my case. There were two main reasons. Reason one: The quality of the offering was no longer the same. What had drawn me to Netflix back in 2012 (!) was that they allowed me to watch good…

  • A New Film Project

    A New Film Project

    This is a teaser. I’m working on something new. And it’s really fun. More to come … watch this space. Update April 11th 2024: Here are the details.

  • German Zero Is Hiring: Managing Director

    German Zero Is Hiring: Managing Director

    We are currently looking for a new person to strengthen the full-time team’s management in German Zero’s Berlin headquarter office. We want to build a larger team to run operations overall. A particular focus is on developing the organisation’s fundraising, policy development and communications activities. There’s a job offer on SmartRecruiters.com which you can find…