24.02.2020 - Merle Kröger, Muriel Meynard, Philip Scheffner, Patrick Sobelman, moderated by Anas Sareen
A successful collective is one that can rethink itself. Producers and directors reflect on what forming a “collective” has meant to them and what a shift in circumstances can do to their ideals. In 1990s Berlin Philip Scheffner und Merle Kröger were two members of the experimental authors group Dogfilm. Today they are the pair behind pong film, a “platform” that also welcomes a new generation of filmmakers. They are joined by Patrick Sobelman and Muriel Meynard from AGAT Films & Cie, one of France's longest-existing collectives, known for a company culture in which diverging opinions can coexist. But what does this mean for daily decision-making and projects in the long run? A candid conversation about ideals and ever-changing needs, whether personal, artistic or market-driven.
Anas Sareen is a Swiss editor and screenwriter. He moves to Paris in the spring.