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How To Make It In: Berlin

Project information

Talent Aletta von Vietinghoff
Role of participant Editor
Director Justine Simonson
Producer Justine Simonson, Marcus Lehmann
Status finished

Production details

Running time 10 min
Genre Documentary
Year of production 2016
Country of Production United States
Website http://www.howtomakeitin.co/


How To Make It In: Berlin is the first season of How To Make It In: ______________, a web-series about small business owners, startup founders and everyday success stories from Main Streets all around the world.

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Selected by Germany’s prestigious Medienboard as one of only two 2015 residencies awarded in Berlin, How To Make It In: ______________ kicks off its debut season with 10 captivating stories from Europe’s capital of cool unveiling the hidden gems only locals know about and highlighting the risk-takers who give Berlin its unique character.
With the insight and savvy of a business series and the wanderlust and adventure of a travel show, each 3-5–minute episode of How To Make It In:__________ tells the real life story of one small business owner: how they got started, the challenges they faced at every turn, the “aha moment” when it all came together, how they’ve maintained their success and, of course, why their city is integral to their business.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Winner "Best Editor" Web Series Festival Global 2016, Hollywood

Finalist Golden Eagle Awards for Independent and Emerging Media 2016, Washington D.C.

Official Selection New Media Film Festival 2016, Los Angeles

Nominee Winter Film Awards 2016, New York


Director of PhotographyMarcus Lehmann
MusicJ.R. Narrows