about

Born 1989 in Berlin, Germany, Eric Sonnenburg got into filmmaking at an early age, with his professional life taking shape in 2011 after a couple of internships as a production assistant followed by his full-time employment at the Production Company Lopta Film GmbH. In the following years Eric worked on many short films, music videos, image films and commercials by becoming the line producer of Lopta Film after he had produced the western short film „A TIME OF VULTURES“ directed by Adolfo J. Kolmerer. Later on he helped director Steffen Hacker with his most-ambitious Indie-Feature INGENIUM, which was over 6 years in the making.

In 2014 Eric went ahead to study at the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, where he received the VGF-scholarship for aspiring young producers and where he found the fire in his belly for outstanding European Genrefilms, majoring 2019 in film and tv production with special emphasis on International Producing. 

Separate and in addition to his studies, Eric would produce Adolfo J. Kolmerer‘s critically-acclaimed indie-feature SNOWFLAKE. The film premiered on international festivals in late 2017. The Film received over 28 nominations and won 14 Awards so far including four Audience Awards, Jury Awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Breakthrough & Best Directing.

After that he produced the german adventure-feature THE WITCH AND THE OTTOMAN, which is set for it‘s release in late 2019 and which led to a strong relationship as well with the Production Company MAVIE FILMS, where he is now featured as an official freelance Producer.

Now Eric is working as an freelance Producer for Feature Films & Advertisement in Berlin, Germany. He greatly enjoys working with talented, creative & ambitious people.

So please don’t hesitate to drop him a line.


awards & nominations

KEW GARDENS FILM FESTIVAL 2018
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST PICTURE EDITING
BEST SOUND EDITING
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST MAKE UP & FX
BEST FEATURE
(NOMINATED)
SNOWFLAKE
NYC, USA

HIFILM FESTIVAL 2018
BEST FILM
SNOWFLAKE
CALIFORNIA, USA

HIFILM FESTIVAL 2018
BEST FX
SNOWFLAKE
CALIFORNIA, USA

HIFILM FESTIVAL 2018
BEST DIRECTOR
SNOWFLAKE
CALIFORNIA, USA

NEGATIVE FEST 2018
BEST DIRECTOR
SNOWFLAKE
FLORIDA, USA

HIFILM FESTIVAL 2018
BEST LEAD ACTOR
SNOWFLAKE
CALIFORNIA, USA

MACABRO FILM FESTIVAL 2018
AUDIENCE AWARD
SNOWFLAKE
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

NEGATIVE FEST 2018
BEST FEATURE
SNOWFLAKE
FLORIDA, USA

HORRORANT FILM FESTIVAL 2018
BEST SCREENPLAY
SNOWFLAKE
ATHEN, GREECE

SEHSÜCHTE 2018
BEST FILM
SNOWFLAKE 
(NOMINATION)
BERLIN, GERMANY

PARIS ARTS AND MOVIE AWARDS 2018
BEST FEATURE
INGENIUM
PARIS, FRANCE

CAPE FEAR INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2018
DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD
INGENIUM
WILMINGTON, USA

PARIS ARTS AND MOVIE AWARDS 2018
BEST ACTRESS
INGENIUM
PARIS, FRANCE

HAAPSALU FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Audience AWARD
SNOWFLAKE 
HAAPSALU, ESTONIA

BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Black Owl Award
SNOWFLAKE 
(NOMINATION)
NORTH IRELAND, UK

BIFFF 2018
Film Critics Selection
SNOWFLAKE
(NOMINATION)
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Cinepocalypse 2017
Audience AWARD
SNOWFLAKE
CHICAGO, USA

Ithaca Film Festival 2017
Audience AWARD
SNOWFLAKE
NEW YORK, USA

Ithaca Film Festival 2017
BEST DIRECTING AWARD
SNOWFLAKE
NEW YORK, USA

Cinepocalypse Chicago 2017
BREAKTHROUGH JURY AWARD
SNOWFLAKE
CHICAGO, USA

Fantastisk Filmfestival 2017
Best Film
SNOWFLAKE
LUND, SWEDEN

San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival 2017
Audience AWARD
When Demons Die

San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival 2017
Youth Jury AWARD
When Demons Die

Sehsüchte 2017
Best Production
When Demons Die 
(NOMINATION)

BAFTA Awards 2017
Best Short Film
When Demons Die (NOMINATION) 

Depth of Field International Film Festival 2017
Best Short Film
When Demons Die

Genrenale 2016
Best Film
KRYO 

First Steps 2016
Best Short Film
When Demons Die (NOMINATION) 

Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2016
Best Short Film
When Demons Die 

SITGES 2016
Best Short Film
When Demons Die
(NOMINATION) 

L.A. Shorts Fest 2016
Best Foreign Short Film
When Demons Die (NOMINATION) 

HYPERFEST INT’L Student Film Festival 2016
Best Short Film
KRYO

YDA 2016
Best Short Film
When Demons Die 
(NOMINATION) 

Echo 2013
"Best Music Video"
Kleine Bushidos (NOMINATION)

PortoBello Film Festival 2016
Best Sci-Fi
KRYO 
(NOMINATION)

animago Award 2015
Best Visualisation
Ablauf einer Organspende (NOMINATION)

PepsiFilms 2011
"Best Short"
The Cloud
(NOMINATION)

filmography

FEATURE FILM
2019 The Witch and the Ottoman / Producer
2018 Ingenium / Producer
2017 Snowflake / Producer

SHORTFILM
2018 The Lost Emperor / Producer
2017 Sergeant Pepper / Unit Manager
2016 On Your Way / Producer
2016 When Demons Die / Line Producer
2015 KRYO /  VFX-Producer
2014 Nobbie Vazquez  /  Prod. Manager
2013 Roughtown / Prod. Manager
2013 Schlupp vom Grünen Stern / Production Manager
2012 Augenblick /  Producer
2012 A Time of Vultures /  Producer
2011 Points of You /  Production Coordinator
2011 Backfire / Production Assistant
2011 The Melissa Tree / Production Assistant
2011 Abgebrüht - 99 FireFilms Award / Producer
2009 vier nach acht / Producer & Director
2008 Ambush / Producer & Director
2007 Attention, Murderer / Producer & Director
                      
ADVERTISING
2019 Neue Post /
Producer
2019 Continental: Rewind / Producer
2019 DB Wintercamp /
Producer
2018 DB Sommercamp /
Producer
2016 IKBB Julian on Tour /
Unit Manager
2015 Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V / Producer
2014 How about a Hot Dog? / Producer
2014 Junge Helden mit Joko & Klaas / Producer
2014 500 Million Reason /  Producer
2014 WPD - Offshore Park Butendiek / Producer
2013 Jackson’s Arse Wipes / Producer
2013 Alba Berlin - Wir sind hier / Producer
2013 YOC-Ad / Prod. Manager
2013 United Creatures / Prod. Manager
2013 Ben Ivory TV-Campaign / Producer
2012 how to have yourself a sexy little x-mas / Producer
2012 Sony NEX-5R / Producer
2012 Hearts /  Producer
2012 Pepsi - Enjoy your ride / Producer
2012 Even When It’s Hot / Producer
2011 The Cloud, Pepsi Films / Producer
2011 Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Producer
2011 Artiface / Production Assistant

MUSIC VIDEO
2015 Cro-Unplugged / Producer
2012 Bushido - Intro / Producer
2012 Bushido - Kleine Bushidos / Producer
2011 Dante - Next to you / Producer
2011 Rolf Zacher - Die fetten Jahre / Producer
2011 Judith Hoersch- Punkrock / Production Assistant
2011 Maxat - Smile for me / Prod. Assistant