About us

Mission Statement

K5 Film produces films.
With amazing talent, excellent craftmanship and fabulous style.
Offering thrills, inspiration, laughs, insight.
And food for thought, aspiration and debate.
K5 films cater to the mind and to the market.
K5 Film produces films. K5 films.


K5 has been in the vanguard for many years – launching freeX in 1993, the first ever German script development agency; founding K5 Film, a production company with a studio-like package deal with Bavaria Film; setting up the digital content company Nowtilus which became the German market leader in only three years before its sale to Rovi.

K5 was first to believe in the distribution of English language films – out of Germany. After 10 years of selling Oscar contenders and internationally acclaimed films, K5 teamed up with Amazon in 2015 to co-finance and produce Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, starring Adam Driver. Since we have re-focused on producing. Our first cinematic undertaking as lead producers was ANON by Andrew Niccol with Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried, which is available on Netflix in most of the world.

Keeping pace with the times, K5 has entered the realm of XR, developing VR/AR experiences based on movie IPs.

Stay tuned…

Contact and imprint

Oliver Simon Partner - Production & Acquisitions
Daniel Baur Partner – Sales & Finance
Oda Schaefer Partner - Production & Acquisitions
Sascha Prestel Partner – Business Development
Tiziana Prestel Project-Management
Franziska Wolle Head of Accounting
Ann-Katrin Griesbeck Administration Manager
Carmen Günther Team Assistant
Kristin Piehler Executive Assistant