Who is Martin Hampel?
"Hi, my name is Martin Hampel and I am producer at Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion (Berlin) and Pallas Film (Halle)."
What was your motivation to become a film producer?
"Since I was in school I have always been interested in many different fields such as arts and politics but I have also been very active in our school’s students administration/representation and many other non-curriculum activities. I always wanted to work in a profession that is project-based and in which I would have to meet new people all the time. After helping a friend to organise some short films and working on a film set as an extra in my last year of school I realized that film production would combine all these elements and that’s when I decided that I wanted to work in film production."
At Twenty Twenty Vision and Pallas Film you mainly produce arthouse films. What is it about these kind of films that attracts your interest?
"For me the most interesting part in these kind of films is the possibility to open doors to other cultures, social backgrounds and political systems that we usually don’t encounter in our everyday lives except on the news. Films allow you to enter those worlds through a very personal point of view and to touch you but also make you think and reflect."