Make Love

  • Sundance
  • Rotterdam
  • HotDocs
  • CPH:DOX

the authentic and individual realities of different couples between the ages of 20 and 100 alongside sexologist, couple therapist and best selling author Ann-Marlene Henning. Her expertise, tact and exhilarant naturalness allow Ann-Marlene Henning to help the couples (and us) break the silence.

Year

2018

Length

6x45 min

Director

Tristan Ferland Milewski

Synopsis

If IT does not work – finding words for the most natural thing on earth.

All of us can learn about it or have questions.

A few generations after the musings of Beate Uhse and Oswalt Kolle, one would think that Germans were sexually educated. Especially now that satisfaction seems only one mouse click away. The Internet evokes an image of an open minded society, but are people truly happy with themselves, their relationships, their sexuality? Have they managed to find a way to communicate about it?

Not really, says Ann-Marlene Henning, couple therapist, sexologist and author of the novel MAKE LOVE, published in May 2012. Her research revealed how astonishingly little men and women know about their own sexuality, not to mention that of their partners. Lack of communication, especially about sex, is a very common reason to end a relationship.

Since its publication, MAKE LOVE has remained on the Amazon bestsellers list and even been translated into 20 languages. There is a large desire to talk AND learn more about sexuality, love and relationships. In current times, when one out of five German lives alone, when children watch porn, when humans live to be older and more active, dialogue about sexuality and relationships is achieving a new found importance.

Together with host and sex and relationship expert Ann-Marlene Henning we create a classy, spirited and natural TV-format. It works trimedially and is augmented by internet and radio material. Finding a language for the most natural thing on earth is our central goal. MAKE LOVE creates a unique, exciting and emotional experience which is relevant and which many people can relate to. High-quality, visually aesthetic, documentary, poetic, entertaining and close to people’s realities.

Central idea of the format: You can learn how to make love.

Of course this includes all forms of sexuality, different kinds of relationships as well as all age groups in an equal manner.

Format & Executive Producer
Christian Beetz

Director & Producer
Tristan Ferland Milewski

Co-Writer
Janina Hahn

Field Director
Janina Hahn, Janna Falkenstein

Moderation
Ann-Marlene Henning

Assistant
Anika von Keiser

Camera
Martin Langner, Thomas Schneider, Jörg Junge, Falco Seliger

Additional Camera
Jan Zabeil, Axel Schneppat, Michael Kotschi, Anne Bürger

Camera Assistant
Thomas Funk

Sound
Thomas Funk, Karsten Höfer, Felix Schlag, Johannes Hampel

Gaffer
Philipp Barth, Frank Semerau

Director Editing
Jan Tenhaven

Editing
Oliver Szyza, Gunther Kreis, Philipp Gromov

Music
The Zabots

3D Animation
Ronald Grüner, Nico Banisch

2D Animation
xkopp creative

Illustration
Louis Harrison

Line Producer
Kathrin Isberner

Production Manager
Nick Pastucha

Production Coordinator
Anique Roelfsema

Production Assistant
Nico Erpel, Veronika Greskamp

Postproduction Supervisor
Philipp Weigold, Falco Seliger

Cross Media Editor
Tanja Schmoller

Web Concept, Design and Technical Implementation
SIRUP

Production Supervisor
Sandra Zentgraf, Daniela Schöne

Executive Producer
Christian Beetz

Commissioning Editors
Peter Dreckmann (MDR), Anja Hagemeier (MDR), Sylvia Storz (SWR), Rolf Schlenker (SWR)

Line Producer Telemedia
Mirko Behrchen

Production Manager MDR
Sybille Essig

Editorial MDR Online
Christoph Rieth

Format & Executive Producer
Christian Beetz

Writer & Director
Tristan Ferland Milewski

Co-Writer & Co-Director
Janina Hahn

Moderation
Ann-Marlene Henning

Assistant
Anika von Keiser

Camera
Martin Langner, Thomas Schneider, Jörg Junge, Falco Seliger

Additional Camera
Jan Zabeil, Jens Saathoff

Camera Assistant
Thomas Funk

Sound
Thomas Funk, Johannes Hampel

Gaffer
Frank Semerau

Editing
Oliver Szyza, Philipp Gromov, Gerrit Ohlsberg

Music
The Zabots

3D Animation
Ronald Grüner, Nico Banisch

2D Animation
xkopp creative

Line Producer
Kathrin Isberner

Production Manager
Anique Roelfsema

Production Assistant
Nico Erpel, Veronika Greskamp, Julia Schäfer, Julia Krampe

Postproduction Supervisor
Philipp Weigold

Production Supervisor
Sandra Zentgraf, Daniela Schöne

Executive Producer
Christian Beetz

Commissioning Editor ZDF
Friederike Haedecke, Johannes Geiger

Production Manager ZDF
Cora Szielasko

Format
Christian Beetz & Tristan Ferland Milewski

Writer & Director
Tristan Ferland Milewski

Co-Writer & Co-Director
Janina Hahn

Moderation / Host
Ann-Marlene Henning

Assistant
Anika von Keiser

Camera
Jörg Junge, Martin Langner, Thomas Schneider, Falco Seliger

Camera Assistant
Thomas Funk

Sound
Johannes Hampel, Karsten Höfer

Gaffer
Frank Semerau

Make-Up
Hanna Riehm, Hjørdis Supplieth, Franziska Hüchelheim

Cutter
Oliver Szyza, Sonja Baeger, Philipp Gromov

Gaffer
Gerrit Ohlsberg

Music
Nils Kacirek

Mix
Jörg Höhne, Dietrich Körner

Model Couple
Steffi Köhler, Erik Engelhardt

3D Animation
Ronald Grüner, Nico Banisch

2D Animation
xkopp creative

Photography
Enrik Engelhardt

Line Production
Kathrin Isberner

Production Coordinator
Anique Roelfsema

Production Assistant
Meike Wenthe

Postproduction Supervisor
Xavier Agudo

Production Supervisor
Daniela Schöne

Producer
Christian Beetz

Commissioning Editor ZDF
Friederike Haedecke, Johannes Geiger

Production Manager ZDF
Cora Szielasko

Commissioning Editor ZDF
Peter Arens

Format
Christian Beetz & Tristan Ferland Milewski

Writer & Director
Tristan Ferland Milewski

Co-Writer & Co-Director
Janina Hahn

Moderation / Host
Ann-Marlene Henning

Assistant
Anika von Keiser

Camera
Jörg Junge, Martin Langner, Thomas Schneider, Jakob Stark

Camera Assistant
Thomas Funk, Falco Seliger

Editing
Oliver Szyza

Sound
Karsten Höfer, Manuel Zimmer

Make-up
Franziska Mayntz

Gaffer
Gerrit Ohlsberg

2D Animation
xkopp creative

Music
My Name is Claude

Mix
Jörg Höhne, Karl Gerhardt

Line Producer
Kathrin Isberner

Postproduction Supervisor
Xavier Agudo

Production Supervisor
Sandra Zentgraf

Production Coordinator
Anique Roelfsema

Production Assistant
Meike Wenthe, Anna Stradinger

Postproduction Supervisor
Xavier Agudo

Executive Producer
Christian Beetz

Make Love
Trailer
  • „Just in diesem Moment überraschen uns die aus dem Theaterbereich stammenden jungen Regisseure Hans Block und Moritz Riesewieck mit einem erstaunlichen Dokumentarfilm, der seit Monaten Publikum und Kritik auf den wichtigsten Festivals der Welt elektrisiert. Völlig zu Recht: Es ist, als würden einem die Scheuklappen weggerissen, als sähe man das, was sich seit Jahren direkt vor unseren Augen abspielt, zum ersten Mal unverschleiert... eine fesselnde ,Doku noir' mit höchstem Anspruch...Dieser Film müsste an allen Schulen gezeigt werden.“
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
    17.05.2018

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