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Michael Grotenhoff

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Michael Grotenhoff: the global village holds no secrets from him. His critical thinking skills are sharpened when information and communication technologies extend to new unexplored horizons thanks to the limitless possibilities of the World Wide Web. The cyber war will probably not take place on the African continent, for the moment, and Michael Grotenhoff watches with fascination the unexpected opportunities of development and innovation offered to Africa by the Web. An endless quest he only ever takes a step back from for road trips in Poland in the company of two comedians.

Michael Grotenhoff was born in 1970 in Ahaus / Westphalia. After completing his Cinema and Audiovisual studies, he spent a year volunteering for the production company Holtzbrinck-Fernsehtochter AVE / Spektrum. Since 1998, he has worked as an author and producer for public and private television.

 

Filmography

2011

World Wide War, in preparation as part of the Documentary Masterschool 2011. This television documentary, put onto the facebook network, will be available through an iPad application, where a "What if ..." fictional scenario will be implemented. A Crossmedia 360° project: a behind-the-scenes look at the consequences and potential impact of virtual attacks on the Web.
Coproduction: Filmtank & Apollofilm

Conquest the World, in preparation for ARTE, ZDF and other international channels (2 x 52 '): a Crossmedia project recounting the secret missions of Ferdinand Magellan and Francis Drake. The project comprises a two-part television documentary extended on its own website, which includes a Massiv-Multiplayer Online-Game.

Linking Africa, distributed internationally by United Docs (52 '): a report on the importance of new technologies for the development of the African continent.

2010

Regional cooking in Tuscany, an ARTE documentary series (ZDF, 26 '): a report about a farmer who specialises in the cultivation of spices.

A connected Africa - a continent which wants to integrate the Web (ZDF/3sat, 30 '): a report on the importance of new technologies for the development of the African continent.

Poland for Dummies directed by Katrin Rothe and produced by Michael Grotenhoff (3sat/RBB, 45 '). A road movie throughout Poland with two German comedians: Kurt Krömer and Steffen Möller.

2009

Regional cooking in Latvia, an ARTE documentary series (ZDF, 26 '): a report on mink hunters.

2008
Surfing on the ice - The emergence of digital technologies in Greenland (ZDF/3sat, 30 '): the importance of new technologies for the economic development and the daily life of the polar island.

Regional cooking in Veneto, an ARTE documentary series (ZDF, 26 '): the life of oyster farmers and vegetable gardeners in the Italian province of Veneto.

An utterly Google world, (ZDF/3sat, 30 ', with co-author): a documentary about the rise of the Internet company Google in the realm of media and politics.

2007

Desperately seeking a doctor (NDR, 30 ', with co-author): a report on the medical desert in Mecklenburg Pomerania.

Cybercrime – The war on the Web (ZDF/3sat, 30 '): a report on the causes and consequences of crime on the Internet. A pilot film for a five-part science program on ZDF and 3sat.

2006

Monsieur le baron hands over the reins, an ARTE documentary series "Away from prying eyes" (SR, 26 '): the passing of the torch between generations in the House of Westphalia.

A shop in Sillerud, Sweden, an ARTE documentary series (ZDF, 26 '): a report about an old Swedish grocer’s store.

Completely digitalised football, "3sat neues.spezial" (ZDF, 30 '): a documentary about the creation of new communication technologies for the 2006 Football World Cup organized by Germany.

Boss Orange Concept Store Berlin-Mitte, directed by David Incorvaia, camera: Casey Campbell, Production: Michael Grotenhoff. Promotional film for Hugo Boss AG (5 ').

Regional cooking in Ticino, an ARTE documentary series (ZDF, 26 ').

2005

My school and I - Colegios Monaita y Mulhacén, Granada, Spain, an ARTE documentary series (ZDF, 26 '): a portrait of a school in Andalusia, where boys and girls are taught separately.

China - The Red Dragon, "3sat neues.spezial" (ZDF, 30 '). A documentary and five reports on the development of the computer market in the Middle Kingdom.

Full speed mowing, directed by David Incorvaia, camera: Cico Nicolaisen and production: Grotenhoff Michael (TV version: 0'25, director's cut: 0'44). A television advertisement for a Brill lawnmower.

2004

Berlin-Neukölln - a changing neighborhood, Spiegel TV - Report (1 Sat, 23 ', with co-author): a report on an equally stigmatised and disadvantaged suburb.

A spy in the office, 3sat "neues.spezial" (ZDF, 30 ', with co-author): a documentary on data protection and industrial espionage.

Regional cooking in Estonia, an Arte documentary series (ZDF, 26 ').

Hormones – A blessing or a curse? "3sat Hitec" (ZDF, 30 '): an overview of scientific advances in the field of hormones.

Silicon Valley, 3sat "neues.spezial" (ZDF, 30 '): the history, contemporary existence and future of "the innovation valley".

Second hand clothing – The business of previously owned items, K1 - Report (Kabel 1, 45 ', with co-author).

2003

Is it possible to ensure a life? ARTE Theme (ZDF, 45 ', with co-author): a documentary on insurance contracts, their useful purposes and their futilities.

Regional cooking in Silesia, an ARTE documentary series (ZDF, 26 ').

A myth – The Bahnhof Zoo in Berlin, Spiegel TV - Report (Sat 1, with co-author, 30 ').

Supervisors (Prosieben, with co-author, 5x25 '): a five-part documentary on the peacekeepers of the Magdeburg police station.

2002

I wish I was never born, Spiegel TV - Reportage (1 Sat, 30 '): a report about the treatment of mentally ill in prisons.

Regional cooking in Finland, an ARTE documentary series (ZDF, 26 ').

The competitor - Edmund Stoiber’s campaign, 24 Stunden (Sat 1, with co-author, 25 ').

2001

A prison on the brink of implosion, Nah dran (WDR, with co-author, 30 '): a report from inside the biggest prison in Germany in Berlin-Tegel.

Regional cooking in Hungary, an ARTE documentary series (ZDF, 26 ').

A3 – An asphalted vital artery, K1 - Report (Kabel 1, with co-author, 38 ')

Loveparade – Last stop, the Bahnhof Zoo train station, 24 Stunden (Sat. 1, 30 ')

Clamp, putty and bolt – The DIY market as a last resort 24 Stunden (Sat. 1, 30 ')

Giants on the horizon - Crane operators, 24 Stunden (Sat. 1, 30 ')

Tower City - Life on the side of the motorway, K1 – Report (Kabel 1, with co-author, 38 ')

The vertigo of New Year's Eve - Berlin on a high, 24 Stunden (Sat. 1, 30 ')

2000

The toilet brigade - The wee’s big business, 24 Stunden (Sat. 1, with co-author, 30 ')

1999

The locomotive’s last voyage, 24 Stunden (Sat. 1, 30 ')

1998

Warning exceptional transport - Roads barred until dawn, 24 Stunden (Sat. 1, with co-author, 30 ')

Tough Guy – a competition in the mud, ProSieben Report (ProSieben, 30 ')

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