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Prof. Sebastian Soukup

Professor Production Design



Production Designer and Film Architect; Nomination German Film Academy Award - Best Production Design for »Der vermessene Mensch« (2023) and »Narziss und Goldmund« (2020)

+49 221 920188-0


Studied architecture at the University of Fine Arts Berlin (UdK), diploma

1997 - 2000 work as Architect and Stage Designer
since 2020 Production Designer and Art Director for major German and international feature film productions

Collaboration with national and international directors such as Larry Charles, David Cronenberg, July Delpy, Lars Kraume, Kilian Riedhoff, Stefan Ru, Jonas Åkerlund, Detlev Buck, Christoph Schlingensief, Marten Persiel, Volker Schlöndorff, Wim Wenders

Numerous teaching activities: DFFB Film Academy Ludwigsburg, Babelsberg Film University, Met Film School Berlin, Bauhaus University Weimar, Weißensee School of Art, TU Berlin, University of Stuttgart

Awards / Nominations / Scholarship

2023  German film Academy award

Best Production Design for "Der vermessene Mensch" | Nomination

2020  German Film Academy Award

Best Production Design for "Narziss und Goldmund" | Nomination

2018  madrid fashion festival

Best Art Direction for "Jil Sander Films" by Wim Wenders | Award

2010  D&AD pencil uk

Best Production Design for "Virgin Media Mobile" | Nomination

2008  vdw award

Best Commercial for "Telecom - Memorable Moments" Cadmo Quintero | Award

2007  international Short Film Festival oberhausen

Audience Award for Music-Clip "Bela B. - 1., 2., 3." Norbert Heitker | Award

2005  Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Silver and Bronze Cyber Lion for best viral film "ASICS - Gel Komodo", Toon Aerts | Award

1997  Margot And paul baumgarten foundation

University of Fine Arts Berlin (UdK) | Scholarship



2022  berlin nobody

2021  der vermessene mensch

2021  anselm - das rauschen der zeit

2020  vous n'aurez pas ma haine

2019  everything will change

2018  narziss und goldmund

2018  my zoe

2017  Gorillas

2016  return to montauk

2013 - 2016  B & T PT (I-IV)

2015  army of one

2012  posthumos

2011  rubbeldiekatz

2011  a Dangerous method

2008  was du nicht siehst

2007  Palermo shooting

Music Clips


2009  DIE TOTEN HOSEN | "Auflösen"



2022  MARC O'POLO | Iconoclast, Bukarest

2021  VITRA Campaign | Florian Böhm, AKFB, Cote d'Azur

2019  VITRA Campaign | Florian Böhm, AKFB, Brüssel

2016  DOVE | Christian Bevilaqua, Stink, Shanghai

Exhibitions / Miscellanous


»FABLES« Collaboration with Georg Hornemann, 2018 Berlin
»OBSESSED WITH BEAUTY« Georg Hornemann, 2017 Berlin
»SALON« Galerie Michale Fuchs, 2015/16 Berlin, L.A., Paris
»HAMLET_X« Herbert Fritsch, 2003 Volksbühne Berlin
»LOVEPANGS - THE LOVESICK SOCIETY« Christoph Schlingensief, 2001 3SAT Volksbühne Berlin
»ONCE UPON THE TIME IN THE WEST« Albrecht Hirche, 2002 Volksbühne Berlin
»INGWERTOPF« + »BAAL« (Brecht) Carmen-Maja Antoni, 1997/98 Berliner Ensemble

»Communicating with images is a language. Learning to articulate visually is like learning a language: to depict, to make visible what is in the head and what is the feeling, imagination and the art of representation.
Stories need pictures, pictures are created through pictorial spaces and spaces tell stories. But when and how does space become an image and which stories do which spaces tell?
Scenography, production design, is to create imaginary worlds. Realistic, nightmarish, fairytale-like image worlds. Scenography moves between art, architecture, history, ethnology and philosophy."

Sebastian Soukup

Professor Production Design