About


Expander is a Berlin based filmproduction operating internationally.
Our aim is to produce documentaries and artistic projects which explore new paths in form and content.

Besides own film and music video productions Expander works in close collaboration with various artists for video and film projects shown in exhibitions and museums around the world, accompanies projects for cultural institutions, contributes features for television, develops stage design and video in theatre plays.

We also offer professional postproduction including editing, color grading, sfx, title design and animation.


Lilli Kuschel Mikko Gaestel Stefan Schmied Kirsten Burger

Lilli Kuschel

Studied »Fine Art and Media« at University of Fine Arts, Berlin
Finished with »Meisterschüler« degree.
Teaches experimental film at UdK since 2015.
www.lillikuschel.de

Mikko Gaestel

Studied »Fine Art and Media« at University of Fine Arts, Berlin
Also finished with »Meisterschüler« degree.
www.mikkogaestel.de
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Stefan Schmied

has a diploma in »Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice« in Hildesheim
and studied sociology, german language and literature in Bielefeld.
Lives in Berlin.
www.stefanschmied.de

Kirsten Burger

Kirsten Burger studied fine arts and graphic design in Vienna and Hamburg
and works as theatre director, actress, writer and filmmaker in Berlin.
She also has an education in dance and acting.
www.kirstenburger.de



Stefan Schmied has a background in theatre and studied cultural science and film. Lilli Kuschel and Mikko Gaestel both graduaded as »Meisterschüler« at University of Fine Arts Berlin and create video installations and experimental films as their own artistic work. Among others they were exhibited at Transmediale Berlin, Architecture Filmfestival Rotterdam, Contemporary Art Museum Wien, Bremerhaven Art Museum and Goethe Institute New York.
Kirsten Burger works as a theatre director, actress, writer and filmmaker in Berlin. She is a founding member of the theatre collective »Oper Dynamo West« and has been acting in theatres and films including plays in Schaubühne Berlin, Sophiensaele, HAU and Bayrische Staatsoper.



Kontakt

kontakt@expander-film.de
+49 (0)30 24 61 48 74
Reichenberger Strasse 125
10999 Berlin



Clients

Expander has worked for or collaborated with:

ZDF Kultur
Arte
3sat
NDR
Akademie der Künste Berlin
Hebbel am Ufer
Theater Bremen
Sophiensaele Berlin
Skulptur Projekte Münster
Studio Elmgreen & Dragset
Christoph Schlingensief
DIS Magazine
Goethe Institute Kolkata
Bachmannpreis
White Trash Contemporary
Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani
MAXXI National Art Museum Rome
Staatsakt Records
Berlin Verlag
Urs Records
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
Museum Hamburger Bahnhof
Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Venice Biennale 2009
Transmediale
Olafur Eliasson / Institut für Raumexperimente
Schauspielhaus Zürich
Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin
Gessnerallee Zürich
Onassis Cultural Centre Athens
Centre of Contemporary Arts Glasgow
Archa Theatre Prague
Festival a/d Werf
Leif Randt
Rimini Protokoll
Emil Nolde Museum Berlin
Institute for New Economic Thinking
Columbia University New York
Rhizome
Vice Magazine
Neon





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