Majmun films is an independent production company based in Berlin. Believing in the emancipative power of cinema Majmun Films develops films which focus on personal stories and universal themes. Reflecting on the state of mind of society our projects challenge cultural prejudice and classical storytelling, combining new forms with untold stories.
Jakob Krese grew up between former Yugoslavia and Germany. For several years he worked for human rights NGOs in Central America. He freelanced as photographer and author for radio feature productions. Jakob studied cinematography and directing at the Filmuniversity Konrad Wolf in Berlin, Germany, at the University of fine Arts in Havana, Cuba and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Since 2016, Jakob has worked as producer and director of creative documentaries. He is co-author and producer of the project “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER” which got the Tribeca development fund and is about to be released. Last year his short documentary “NO END” premiered in the competition program of DOK-Leipzig. In 2019 he co-founded the production company Majmun Films.
Annika Mayer studied visual anthropology in Munich and Paris as well as Film Editing at the Filmuniversity Konrad Wolf in Berlin. Since 2013 she has been working as editor, director and producer. She is the co-producer and editor of ABDO, an award-winning feature documentary by Jakob Gross. During her PhD at Heidelberg University she produced and directed the web-documentary ELDERSCAPES. In 2019 she co-founded Majmun Films, developing feature documentaries and short films.