the team

 radek wegrzyn / CEO / writer, director

radek wegrzyn / CEO / writer, director

Before receiving a masters degree for directing from the Film University Babelsberg, Radek Wegrzyn, co-founder of MAGICAL REALIST, studied political science in Bonn (Germany), working part time jobs as chimney sweep, night porter, insurance rejection letter typist, Chai Wallah and dishwasher. Storytelling really was the next logical step. His credits as writer, director and executive producer include the award winning tragicomedy FATHER, SON & HOLY COW as well as the theatrical documentaries VIOLINISSIMO and THE SCHOOL ON MAGIC MOUNTAIN. Radek is also alumnus of the Maine Media College and the Documentary Campus Master School program. His background as writer, director, and executive producer allow him to bring his extensive experience in story development as well as hands-on knowledge of physical production, production demands and co-production deals to the table.

 roberto gagnor / CEO / writer, director

roberto gagnor / CEO / writer, director

Roberto Gagnor, co-founder of MAGICAL REALIST, studied Film Direction at the International Film & TV Workshops in Rockport (USA) and Scuola Holden with Abbas Kiarostami, and Screenwriting at the 7th Rai-Script Course in Rome. He has been writing for Disney Comics since 2003, with more than 180 stories published worldwide. His credits as screenwriter include FATHER, SON AND HOLY COW as well as MILLE! and MELT A PLOT, in development at Tempesta Film. He wrote and directed SHARON’S NUMBER (Winner, Talenti in Corto 2011). Roberto is a staff writer on WHITE PLANET, a sci-fi TV series in development at Letterbox Productions (Hamburg). Roberto's background in comics, TV and radio allows him to bring a wide range of experience, flexibility and ideas into cinema and serial TV. His writing style, honed in comedy, is grounded in a personal, Italian milieu, yet is vastly adaptable to universal stories with a worldwide appeal.

 torben seemann / operations director

torben seemann / operations director

 luisa traumann / writer

luisa traumann / writer

Torben Seemann, operations director at MAGICAL REALIST, holds a masters degree in sound-for-picture from the Film University Babelsberg. While still a student he founded his first film postproduction company in 2012. His master thesis addressed the challenges of entrepreneurship in the creative industry. During the past five years, Torben has been credited both as sound mixing engineer and co-producer in numerous national and international film productions. In addition, he also regularly holds sound-for-picture masterclasses and workshops at, among others, Leuphana University in Lüneburg, providing a link between technical, financial and dramaturgical aspects of film production.