A film by Matt Sweetwood
Documentary / in development (2022 - )
Namibia Calling tells the story of Namibians and Germans creating a song together in a country torn by its colonial past. When a group of musician friends from Brandenburg Germany embark on a two week african adventure into the unknown, their trip takes an unexpected turn. Whether or not their newfound hope of building a musical bridge between Windhoek to Berlin remains to be seen.
"The Beer Jesus from America"
A film by Matt Sweetwood
Documentary / 103 min (2019)
If a German beer revolution has begun, Stone Brewing is clearly smack-dab in the middle of it, attempting to be the first American craft brewery to build, own, and operate its own brewery in Europe. In order for this pioneer mission to succeed, Stone’s CEO Greg Koch (nicknamed the Beer Jesus) ) his team, and a determined group of German Craft Brewers must challenge the established beer-culture and continue to win over the hearts, minds, and taste-buds of future beer-drinkers. Following this unprecedented journey, filmmaker Matt Sweetwood (Beerland, Forgetting Dad) documents the struggles, accomplishments, and heart of this bold endeavour from its construction, opening day, and beyond.
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Formerly known as CHANGING THE PICTURE, MediaTech Hub Conference is the only B2B event in Germany focused on media technologies. These include all video and audio-related technologies and business in the digital sphere, and it’s clear that MediaTech is massively accelerating the changes to how we live. At #mthcon we benchmark these changes, framing discussions around the advances made and the challenges that lie ahead. We invite global thought-leaders to share with us their hard-earned expertise and the visions that drive them. And we invite our participants to enjoy a unique experience at our very special location, Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam.
Sweetwood Films produced the PR/ Documentation.
"Making Of " Mata Hari und Mademo
"Mata Hari und Mademoiselle Docteur"
NDR, rbb und SWR, Vincent TV (Short Documentary, 25 min)
"Mata Hari und Mademoiselle Docteur“ tells the story of the legendary dancer turned spy, and infamous WWI lead officer ElsbethSchrägmuller who's following her every lead. Based on the tradgic true story.
"Meine Oma in Schlesien"
Documentary (52 min)
After 96 year old Ruth Hahn decides to visit her lost homeland one last time, 21 year old granddaughter Clara decides to join along on the10 day road-trip. Recalling wonderful and painful memories growing up in the now Polish region, Clara learns a side of her history and family she never knew existed. Exploring her nationality and family roots, the documentary is a though-provoking journey into abandoned places, old photographs, and new friendships along the way.
A Wrangelfilm and Sweetwood Films co-production premiering in Moviemento Berlin, June 2015.
"Die Gute Göring"
ARD / Vincent TV / Making Of ( 25 min)
Docudrama feature film (120min) based on the lives of the Göring Brothers and fate following WWII. The remarkable true story of how Alfred Göring used his name and influence to rescue lives, preventing hundreds from being captured and killed by the Nazi regime. Produced by Vincent TVwith NRD television.
MediaTech Hub Potsdam
Medienboard BerlinBrandenburg / ILB / BE Berlin
PR Film Series
Potsdam, the Digital Hub for MediaTech. The MediaTech Hub Potsdam is a physical place and a network at once. On the basis of the location’s established film and IT expertise, new digital methods for data utilization and media production (e.g. virtual and augmented reality) are developed and implemented.
The MediaTech Hub Potsdam offers more than media, IT and industry individually. With it’s interbranch orientation and unique interaction, Potsdam becomes an innovation space of digital transformation. http://mediatechhub-potsdam.de
Making Of "Otto Weidt" Kinofilm / 2014 (20min)
A new film records the story of an unsung Schindler – a factory owner who hid Jewish employees from the Gestapo, and went to great lengths to save the life of one with whom he had fallen in love. Included in broadcast and DVD extra.
Paying hommage to the late DDR singer-songwriter Gerhard Gundermann, groups of musicians through a local non-profit initiative came together to make a double-album. The film follows their creative process and motivation for keeping his music and message alive. Includes interviews and musical episodes with Konstantin Wecker, Stoppok, Tino Eisbrenner, and others inspiring artists.
Beerland Diaries - 12 x Webseries / 2014
Follow Beerland director Matt Sweetwood as he travels through all of Deutschland exploring even more interesting aspects of German beer culture.