• Storytelle depicts stories from a female perspective to a broad audience. In our films and series we like to draw attention to women in society who find themselves in different life situations – always from a particular point of view. These perspectives can be sometimes cheerful, sometimes mystic, sometimes bizarre, sometimes complicated, sometimes sad, sometimes politically significant, sometimes encouraging, sometimes inspiring or sometimes just make you laugh.
    Storytelle is a new label belonging to the TELLUX group and it is located at the ALPHA Entertainment offices in Cologne.

  • Who we are

    Wiebke Mercier und Carolin Engstfeld

    Wiebke and Carolin met in a shared flat in Berlin. What a coincidence: Not only are they both from Cologne, but they both just started out in the film and television industry. Carolin as a student at the Babelsberg Film University and Wiebke with her first job at a production company. After years together in Torstraße, they both drifted into different professions and cities: Wiebke did her Master of Producing in England, followed by Serial Eyes at the dffb and built up the Drama Series Days at the EFM of the Berlinale. Carolin learned how broadcasters tick as a consultant to the managing director at TELE 5 and headed the internal think tank there. After years they met again in Cologne: Wiebke worked as a producer at Sony Film- and TV Production, where she produced series such as LIFELINES (RTL), HELDT (ZDF) and most recently GEFÄHRLICHE NÄHE (TVnow). Carolin headed the development department at Splendid Studios and developed various documentary formats and expanded the fiction division. This was followed by the Media X Change Masterclass in showrunning in LA. Since summer 2021, the two are running the storytelle production label..

  • Projects

  • Happiness at the End of the Road

    Adaptation of the novel by Ulrike Herwig
    Feature film Drama
    Screenwriter: Anna Ditges
     
    ELLI is homeless. She showers and changes her clothes in the emergency shelter. When the emergency shelter is overcrowded, she flees from the cold to the airport. Here she is one of many with her suitcase, she does not stand out. When the weather is nice, Elli watches the children in the park to fight her loneliness and the tormenting thoughts in her head. When LEONIE enters Elli's life with her annoying oh-so-perfect mother LISA, suddenly everything changes for Elli. Leonie demands answers from her more and more often. And after the ice is broken, Elli answers Leonie's questions about the meaning of life and things - even for herself - tentatively at first, then more and more clearly.

  • Doitscha: A Jewish Mother's Confession

    Adaptation of the novel by Adriana Altaras
    Dramedy series
    Screenwriter: Ipek Zübert
     
    DOITSCHA is the story of ADRIANA, her husband GEORG, their sons DAVID, and SAMMY - a German-Jewish-ex-Yugoslavian family in Berlin Schöneberg with a non-typical Jewish mother, whatever that means. In the midst of puberty, menopause, culture clash, marriage and identity crisis. And all this before her 50th birthday.

  • German Legends

    Anthology Series High End Drama

    Creator: Benjamin Gutsche

    Scriptwriters: Sebastian Bleyl, Benjamin Gutsche, Burkhardt Wunderlich

    Distributor: Bavaria Media

     

    Each season highlights a German legend in the here and now. We draw on legends that are internationally known beyond Germany's borders and place them in a socially relevant context for our times.

    SEASON 1: THE LEGEND OF THE BLOCKSBERG takes viewers to the small town of Königstal at the foot of the Brocken mountain. It is full of strange characters, peculiarities and especially many women who put our understanding of family and trust to a hard test. Years ago, little boys were killed here in a bestial way. To this day, there is a man in prison for this, who claims that he did not commit the murders, but that he hunted down the women responsible, whom he believes to be witches. Every person in Königstal has something to hide and we open up the deepest abysses.

  • Sex in Arabic

    Adaptation of the column by Alexander Gutsfeld

    Anthology Series Shortform

    Headwriter: Mahnas Sarwari

    Writers: Amani Alsaied, Alexander El Ksouri, Fabian Wallenfels

     
    Potent machos and prudish virgins. There are many prejudices about Arab women and men. The series "Sex in Arabic" tells a colourful collage of Arab love stories. The diverse stories are meant to outshine the monotonous fantasies and racist prejudices about Arab sexuality. Thereby, love in all its complicated and beautiful forms stands in the focus.
     
    Funded by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

  • As You Know Me

    Adaptation of the best-selling novel by Anika Landsteiner
    Drama Miniseries
    Screenwriter: Linda Brieda

     

    How can Karla go on living when a large part of her lies in her arms in an urn? Reduced to a heap of ashes. When all she has left of her beloved sister Marie are memories.

    She decides to fly from Franconia Germany to New York for her sister's flat clearance. In order to feel closer to her deceased sister, she puts on her clothes, gets involved in a relationship with the man her sister also slept with and, across the street, starts watching a woman who has photographed her sister countless times - eating, sleeping, having sex and finally being abused by her husband. The more Karla allows herself to be drawn into her sister's life, the more she feels that there are more secrets between them than shared stories.

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