Pascal Schröder

Pascal Schröder

YOUNG DIRECTOR BASED IN HAMBURG

Represented by Kristin Fleckenstein

Born in 1985, he discovered his passion for film already as a young boy with an overwhelming love for James Bond, Star Wars and - moments later - Apocalypse Now. After an early film education in Cologne’s one-dollar-house, where he soaked up films of all kind from all parts of the world, he started working on national and international feature and commercial productions.
In 2008 he enrolled at Munich’s famous University of Television and Film where he wrote and directed several short films. His most acclaimed, TOTES LAND (engl.: GHOSTS), competed in countless film festivals around the world and won a FIPRESCI prize.
After a hiatus in Buenos Aires and years of experience as 1st AD on commercial productions, he took part in the film school’s advertising masterclass in 2016 before taking seat in the commercial director’s chair himself. Already his spec commercials SMUDGE and ETERNAL SUMMER ran at numerous festivals and won among others at New York Festivals, ADC and Clios.
Whether its narratives or commercials, Benjamins work always combines captivating, powerful storytelling with distinctive cinematic aesthetics to create visually striking and emotionally engaging films. Therefore, he always conducts every single film craft to create a unique (brand) experience that sticks in the audience’s mind.

Pascal uses strong character castings and lively storytelling to create the feel of ‘real moments’. The audience is captivated with sympathetic characters in unconventional settings and cinematic images. Thus, a scenery is created, where the spectator becomes a participant in the action.

His past films show precise execution, perfect timing and feel so authentic, they could be real. He is certain that this honest craftsmanship collaborated with strong characters and lively storytelling are the most important ingredients to create an experience that durably bonds the audience to a stunning story.

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