MARTEN PERSIEL

DIRECTOR

 

 CLIENTS:   VW   |   LUFTHANSA   |  FIREFOX   |   NIVEA   |   EASTPAK  |   REDBULL   |   SMART

 

 

 


THIS AIN'T CALIFORNIA
FEATURE FILM

 

 A feature-length coming of age film posing as a documentary, This ain’t California is a joyride of a movie, and a perfect exploration of form. As we are taken down a reunited group of friend's trail of memories, we discover their youth as teenage skateboarders in the GDR. Through a collage of historical, fabricated, and animated film, Persiel delivers a thrilling and deep exploration of self determination, official narrative, and personal history.

 

 


SEARCH FOR THE WOOO [Trailer]

 

 

FIREFOX - CONTROL

 

 


THE WAY WE WERE 
A documentary fairytale from the future. In production.

Described as a “documentary fairytale from the future” The way we were is a political piece of poetry dedicated to planet Earth. It opens on heart-wrenchingly realistic apocalyptic visions, served by stunning imagery. Persiel's protagonist, mirroring his own fears and process, throws himself into a filmed investigation of "what happened”. Through his protagonist's tour of what was, Persiel’s goal is clear- to inspire action and help protect this world, before it is destroyed.

"I am personally very happy that we are able to support and promote Marten's creative work with this grant.  His Screenwriting really impressed us a lot.  Marten Persiel uses innovative paths and narrative forms to transport his vision."

– Wim Wenders

 

 

 

VW ARTEON - TRAFFIC CONTROLLER

 

 

THE HISTORY OF STEEP SKIING

SOUND OF THE VOID - TRAILE


 

 

GERMINA SPEEDER - ADVERT

 

 

VOLKSWAGEN - IL CUBO [Trailer]

 

 

 

 

 

Award-winning Wim Wenders scholar Marten Piersel originally learned his trade from Toni Grisoni, Terry Gilliam’s screenwriter. A multi-hyphenated talent, his vision and execution as a Director are truly unique and exceptionally complete: he has written and scored many of his projects himself. A master of contrasts, Marten can delve deeply into a character within seconds through his dynamic relationship to context, time and space. He writes in German as well as in English.