Expander is a Berlin based film label 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 Korsinsky

Lilli Kuschel

»Meisterschüler« degree in »Fine Art and Media«
at University of Fine Arts, Berlin

Director, cinematographer, photographer & editor.
Teaches experimental film at UdK since 2015.

Mikko Gaestel

»Meisterschüler« degree in »Fine Art and Media«
at University of Fine Arts, Berlin

Director, theatre video artist, cinematographer, photographer, editor,
color correction & post-production. Has been teaching courses at UdK Berlin and Ruhrtriennale.

Stefan Korsinsky

Diploma in »Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice« in Hildesheim
Also studies of sociology, german language and literature in Bielefeld.

Director, producer, cinematographer. Teaches film at CODE University Berlin.

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.


+49 (0)30 24 61 48 74
Skalitzer Str 27
10999 Berlin


Expander has worked for or collaborated with:

ZDF Kultur
Akademie der Künste Berlin
Hebbel am Ufer
Theater Bremen
Sophiensaele Berlin
Skulptur Projekte Münster
Studio Elmgreen & Dragset
Christoph Schlingensief
DIS Magazine
Goethe Institute Kolkata
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
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
Vice Magazine


Lilli Kuschel
Stefan Schmied
Mikko Gaestel


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