Portrait of Johannes Schubert (film producer)

Johannes Schubert is a Vienna, Berlin and London based independent film producer of fiction, documentary and animation films. Born and raised in Vienna, Johannes moved to Berlin in 2014 and studied at Film University Babelsberg, where he produced films that went on to screen at over 100 festivals around the world, won numerous awards and had cinema releases all over Germany and Austria.

Johannes conducted research in new media innovations and virtual reality at the Media Innovation Centre MIZ Babelsberg, for which he went on to receive prestigious scholarships. Across his years in the industry before moving to Berlin, Johannes has worked at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF, ITV Studios, BBC, Circus Roncalli and also as an event and music manager (Soulin’ Vienna). At the ORF, Johannes was an Assistant Director and TV Reporter at the biggest TV magazine in Austria, THEMA, making him one of the youngest working TV Reporters at the ORF at the time.

The documentary Germania that Johannes produced was released after a festival run across sixteen cities in Germany and Austria at the beginning of March 2019. His second documentary, Una Primavera, premiered at the oldest documentary film festival in the world, DOK Leipzig, in late 2018 and is also going to be screened at the biggest documentary film festival in North America, Hot Docs in Toronto. Una Primavera will have its cinema release later in 2019 across Austria. His short film Kontener premiered at the Berlinale and was nominated for the European Film Awards 2018. The gangster short film Mascarpone won over fifteen awards around the world and has been screened at over sixty festivals. The ambitious stop-motion short film Laika & Nemo is currently in production and ready to hit the festival circus at the beginning of 2020. On this project, Johannes and his team collaborated with the puppet manufacture MacKinnon & Saunders, who have built puppets for acclaimed directors such as Tim Burton and Wes Anderson.

The Austrian also has a background in competitive sports, when he became the u16, u21, mixed double and team world champion in the sport Racketlon (a combination of Tennis, Squash, Badminton and Table Tennis). Additionally, Johannes is a PADI Rescue Diver and loves to travel, having undertaken several educational experiences abroad. As early as the age of fourteen, Johannes took part in a foreign exchange student programme that took him to Australia. Later, at the age of sixteen, he spent another year in California as an exchange student with AFS International.

Presently, Johannes is undertaking an MA Producing degree at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the UK. According to The Observer, the NFTS is listed as "the world’s best film school". Its alumni include many of the industry's leading professionals, including Harry Potter director David Yates. Besides being involved in the production and distribution of several film projects, Johannes is continuously working on his own development slate and is preparing to launch a production company.

in production

  • LAIKA & NEMO (2020) (animating)
    stop-motion puppet animation | 15min | Credit: Producer
  • LA MÈRE DU MONSTRE (2020) (post-production)
    fiction | 80min | Credit: Producer

completed films

  • DUST (2019)
    fiction | 80min | Credit: Producer
  • UNA PRIMAVERA (2018)
    documentary | 80min | Credit: Producer
  • MASCARPONE (2018)
    fiction / animation | 14min | Credit: Producer
  • GERMANIA (2018)
    documentary | 80min | Credit: Producer
  • ALJONA (2017)
    documentary / fiction / animation | 15min | Credit: Producer
  • VON NEUN BIS ELF (2017)
    fiction | 25min | Credit: Producer
  • KONTENER (2017)
    fiction | 30min | Credit: Producer

studied at

BA „Film and TV production“ Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
currently studying MA „Producing“ National Film and Television School
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worked with

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