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Trust is good, but building is better! - Björn EWERS and Alexandra Kinga FEKETE, both photographers c/o COSMOPOLA, portrayed actors David Kross, Frederick Lau and actress Janina Uhse for the NETFLIX Production ‘Rising High’

Rising High is a drama by Cüneyt Kaya with actors David Kross, Frederick Lau and actress Janina Uhse. It is a satire about the rise and fall of real estate con artists in Berlin. The film was produced by NETFLIX and celebrated its debut in April 2020 – where else but in Berlin.

Barbi, CEO COSMOPOLA: “I got the first call for the project in a ski lodge at the beginning of February, my photographer Björn Ewers was on the call too – and also in the mountains at another lodge snowboarding. Instead of après ski, we got down to calculations.” And were quite successful: Björn EWERS photographed David Kross and Janina Uhse, and Alexandra Kinga FEKETE had Frederick Lau in front of her camera, both photographers c/o COSMOPOLA. The client was NETFLIX with Sandra Humbek.

The Creative Director team Stefan Lenz & Frederick Kober came up with the idea for the campaign. Just in time for the film start on 17 April, it was hung for couple of weeks at large construction sites to create the impression that the fictive real estate company Victory & Falkland from the film was actually building.

On the film: Viktor Steiner (David Kross), Gerry Falkland (Frederick Lau) and Nicole Kleber (Janina Uhse) are a team when it comes to fraud. What they have in common is an illegal system for financing real estate they have devised which keeps them living high on the hog. They earn millions of euros – but the trio can’t keep up their scheme for long as this lifestyle soon changes their character.
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‘Out of Order’ - personal work by photographer Björn EWERS c/o COSMOPOLA

COSMOPOLA: “We are thrilled by the new work of BJÖRN EWERS. He has discovered a new visual language for himself. And this is how it works: he walks through the streets of Berlin, and if he likes a corner, he decorates it afterwards on his computer and places funny things into the locations. Björn is a great example of well-used, shoot-free Covid time since he has now appropriately acquired 3D skills and the construction of face filters. ‘In the hands of the creative, the future is bright and funny!’ … Adding some digital fun in our times!” GoSee!
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‘Printed by Parkinson’ takes home GOLD at the ADC 2020 Festival - we congratulate DOP Frank GROLL c/o COSMOPOLA

A machine ‘affected’ by Parkinson’s disease creates unique works of art – the movement patterns and neurological data of Parkinson’s patients was used to make deformed versions of personal items on a 3D printer. The film grants insight into the lives of six Parkinson’s patients. The idea behind Printed by Parkinson’s is to raise greater awareness for the disease and the importance of finding a cure.

“I remember exactly what I thought when I was sitting in the first meeting with Innocean – Wow, cool, advertising can really have an impact, advertising can really make a difference. This is a project we can all be proud of.” Barbi, CEO of COSMOPOLA. “It is so great that this project is now even getting rewards!” The Printed by Parkinson project won GOLD at the ADC – Art Directors Club for Germany – Festival 2020 in the category ‘Design and Innovation’. We congratulate DOP Frank GROLL c/o COSMOPOLA. The collection (objects) as well as the accompanying portraits of the patients were created by Innocean Worldwide Berlin and produced by MediaMonks (printed the objects) as well as by Cosmopola (film & photos).

About the project (GoSee reported): Around the world, more than 10 million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease, making it the most widespread neurological disorder worldwide which significantly restricts the lives of patients. The fundraising project focuses on patients in the care of Prof. Dr. med. Andrea Kühn, Head of the Department of Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation at Charité Hospital in Berlin. Each patient shares his or her personal experience of living with the disease.

The daily lives of those affected are restricted not only by tremors but also by numb and stiff limbs which directly affects their ability to work, do sports, hobbies and use everyday objects. Since the disease also leads to social isolation at a certain stage for many patients, it is important to raise public awareness for the issue with innovative ideas and to draw attention to the importance of a more intensive search for cures.

To tell the stories of those affected and to bring their daily struggle with the disease a bit closer, their movement patterns and neurological data were used to create 3D models. On a 3D printer,  objects were made that look like the 3D printer itself was afflicted by the disease. The unique collection of deformed pieces of art is made up of objects that are of personal value to their owners – and are difficult to handle due to the disease. Among them is a pen, a camera, a Kayak oar and even a chainsaw. Each object conveys an extraordinary perspective on what it means to live with this incurable disease.
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