Julian Benedikt

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Director | Producer | Cinematographer

Julian Benedikt is driven by his passion: people, light and music. This can be sensed especially in his very own genre: the documentary. He grew up in an artist family in Neubeuern am Inn, but came to film through acting and music. While dancing in a discotheque in Munich, he was literally moved by a song, which turned out to be “Conquistadores” by legendary drummer Chico Hamilton. Fascinated by Chico’s personality and his artistic excellence, Julian decided to make his first film: ” Chico Hamilton – Dancing To A Different Drummer”. Julian thoroughly investigates culture, aiming to open and discover them.

In the beginning of his cinematic journey, Julian Benedikt continued to deal with the subject of music and film and especially JAZZ. For his 3rd film „Blue Note – A Story Of Modern Jazz“ Julian received international acclaim and many awards. Another important milestone in his career was the production of a tribute to world-renowned photographer Helmut Newton: „SUMO“.
Beside long format films for television and cinema, Julian has produced and directed commercials and image films and different campaigns for commercial clients . He has worked with many of the most influential people in music, sports, art and economy, focusing on motor sport and soccer.
GRAMMY nomination Best Long Video für BLUE NOTE
winner of the VISION Award (National Association of Minorities in Communications) for BLUE NOTE
Gewinner des PEABODY-Award für BLUE NOTE
Rocky (BANFF Television Festival) for BLUE NOTE
Auswahlliste zur Nominierung zum Besten Dokumentarfilm
(Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences /USA) für BLUE NOTE
Winner of the C.I.C.A.E.-Award (World Association of Art Cinemas) best film for BLUE NOTE

Filmography: 2024 Real Kings, Benedikt Pictures with F4 GmbH 2024 The Glickenhaus Story, Benedikt Pictures with F4 GmbH 2023 The Spirit of the Organ, Benedikt Pictures with ZDF and ARTE, IOOF 2023 Helmut Newton Legacy, Benedikt Pictures with ZDF and ARTE 2022 Jazz&Klassik Münchener Klaviersommer, Loft Music Productions, Benedikt Pictures, ARD 2021 UNICEF Covid Spot TV Commercial for BBDO Worldwide 2020 Late Night Show TV Show, Benedikt Pictures for PATRIZIA AG 2019 Alfa Romeo – The Story of a True Legend, Benedikt Pictures for Sky Germany, 60 minutes 2017 Music Mind – Karl Berger, Benedikt Pictures with SWR, Polyester Studios, Documentary, 55 min and Cinema Version 80 min 2015 Eberhard Weber – Bass Rebell, AV Communications with SWR, Documentary, 52 min