Film - New German TV Productions


Directed by Neele Leana Vollmar


Director: Neele Leana Vollmar
Section: New German TV Productions
Country: Belgium, Germany, Italy
Year: 2024
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Vincent Redetzki, Amy Benkenstein, Anton von Lucke, Lea van Acken


If not for the fateful encounter with the tailor Jacob Davis, the success story of Levi’s would never have been written.

In 1850s San Francisco, in the wake of the Gold Rush, Levi Strauss, the son of a Jewish peddler from Upper Franconia, embodied the spirit of the American pioneers. Defying adversity, unscrupulous competitors, and numerous personal setbacks, he paved the way for blue jeans to become a global phenomenon.

The screening will include the episodes 3 & 4 of the series, introduced by a short summary of episodes 1 and 2.

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Photocredits: Martin Rattini/Lieblingsfilm GmbH/ARD Degeto Film GmbH, Director's Photo: Oliver Oppitz


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Meet the director


Neele Leana Vollmar

Neele Leana Vollmar was born in Bremen in 1978. In 2003, she took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus and The Hollywood Perspective master class at UCLA. She completed her study of film directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2005 with her first motion picture, URLAUB VOM LEBEN. Her films MARIA, IHM SCHMECKT’S NICHT! (2009) and RICO, OSKAR UND DIE TIEFERSCHATTEN (2014) were a tremendous success at the box office.


Screenplay: Robert Krause, Neele Leana Vollmar
Director of Photography: Armin Dierolf
Film Editor: Bernd Schlegel
Composer: Bjorn Eriksson
Production Designer: Michael Binzer
Costume Design: Katharina Ost
Sound: David Hilgers
Animation: Jan Stoltz (VFX Supervisor)
Make-up artist: Tatjana Krauskopf
Casting director: Nessie Nesslauer, Lilia Trapani
Producer: Robert Marciniak, Susanne Hildebrand
Production Company: Lieblingsfilm GmbH
Executive producer: Alessandro Passadore, Cristina Romagnoli
Co-Producer: Jan Theys, Tim Martens
Co-Production Company: ARD Degeto Film GmbH, MITTELDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK, Bravado Fiction N.V.
World Sales: Bavaria Media International
Editor: Barbara Süßmann (ARD Degeto), Christoph Pellander (ARD Degeto), Denise Langehan (MDR)
TV channel: ARD Degeto Film GmbH