German-based Port au Prince Film hires former DCM producer

German-based distribution and production company Port-au-Prince Film & Culture Productions has hired Roshank “Rosh” Khodabkhash as a producer and member of the executive board.

Khodabkhash will start the role from March 1. One of his tasks will be to further expand and lead the company’s Berlin branch.

Khodabakhsh most recently spent three years at German distributor-producer DCM, where he was a producer. Prior to DCM, Khodabkhash spent six years as a freelance production coordinator and production manager on projects such as Netflix. Sense8of UFA Charitableand the X film series Babylon Berlin. He has also worked with directors like Tom Tykwer, Sonke Wortman, Fatih Akin.Golden Glove), Jan Schomberg (divine), and Ilya Kharzhanovsky (dau)

Port au Prince producer and managing director Jan Kruger previously collaborated with Khodabakhsh in 2009 on Ali Samadi-Ahadi’s Grimm Award-winning doc green wave.

“I would like to thank Mark Smidini, Christoph Daniel, Dario Suter, Joel Brandes and the entire DCM team for their time together,” said Khodabkhash.

“Jan Kruger and I are connected not only by a long-standing friendship but also by our shared love and passion for filmmaking and our common vision of the future direction of the industry. Therefore, I feel very fortunate to be able to cast my anchor in Port-au-Prince and set sail for new shores and adventures with this incredible team.”

Krueger added: “I am very pleased that Port au Prince has found a new colleague in Roche, who shares the same vision and values ​​in the spirit of which Port au Prince was once founded. His years of experience, his considerable network and his unwavering passion for our port are a will be an invaluable asset.”

In Hamburg, where Port au Prince established a second branch in 2021, filming is currently underway on German filmmaker Matthias Glasner’s latest project, starring Lars Eidinger, Lilith Stangenberg, Corina Herfouch, Ronald Zehrfeld, Saskia Rosendahl and Robert Giesdeck.

Alongside Jan Krüger, Senator Film’s Wolf Israel and Matthias Glasner are producing, with ZDF and ARTE co-producing. The film’s German distribution and worldwide sales are handled by Wild Bunch

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