a_BAHN produced, among other, the highly-acclaimed animated film ZERO IMPUNITY by Blies Brothers (2019, Official Competition Annecy International Animation Film Festival, FIFDH Geneva, Moscow International Film Festival, MOLODIST Kiev International Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival...), ARTE’s SOUNDHUNTERS by Beryl Koltz (2016, FIFA Montreal - Best Creative Documentary Award) or VR films like AYAHUASCA by Jan Kounen (2019, Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere, Official Competition Annecy International Animation Film Festival).
a_BAHN has currently several films in development and (post-)production, especially the Luxembourg/UK co-production COSMOS WITHIN US by Tupac Martir (Awarded the HeYou Media VR Award by the International Film Festival Rotterdam), the Luxembourg/Canada/France co-production GHOSTDANCE by Blies Brothers and Kim O’Bomsawin (Cartoon movie selection and selected at Eurimages Development Co-production Awards).
a_BAHN is a distinctive Luxembourg-based production company founded by Marion Guth, François Le Gall, Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies (Blies Brothers), with unique experience in social impact cinema. The company is dedicated to supporting the creation of content that is both artistic and accurate and that engages an audience in response, bringing together the traditional worlds of film and television with new media. a_BAHN focuses on authors developing challenging narrative with high artistic value and an international audience.
Our goal is to infuse the approach to these subjects with a sense of civic dimension. This slight change in the direction that cinema reaches and impacts our minds. It is an (in)visible turn to the audience engagement that can be taken by all films that challenge our moral conscience and behaviour.
This commitment is a_BAHN’s DNA as we see media and cinema as a tool for change and social cohesion. Thus a_BAHN becomes a strike force serving militant projects as we have realized that our expertise could become a weapon. A media weapon that raises audience awareness and empowers it to engage with a given topic. Our knowledge and expertise allow us to defend ideas, give voice to those who engage, inspire, reflect, mobilize, initiate or drive action.
The craft of film production is a complex business. We have a powerful tool in the hands: that of producing knowledge that makes accessible art and culture, information and intelligence. This power brings responsibility. But how many of us are questioning this responsibility?
a_BAHN producers have all realized that it was time to change. Because it is important to give meaning to what we do, we have long reflected on our business, our mission, our values, our desires, our commitments. That as individuals but also as an entity. After several years of production in the industry, we understand that many routes are possible and that each of them are related to what we expect from civil society.
Since she cofounded a_BAHN, Marion is enjoying developing films and running around markets and festival to find the best partners. She has also created a non profit to tackle gender stereotypes in the film industry and promote gender equality.
François Le Gall
Pioneer of transmedia storytelling, François joined a_BAHN in January 2017 to develop ambitious linear and interactive content, with an international scope.
Film directors and authors
Nicolas Blies & Stéphane Hueber-Blies
Blies Brothers are authors and filmmakers duo. They write, produce and direct their films together. Zero Impunity (2018) is their first feature film. Transmedia experts, they always develop social impact films mixing the traditional world of cinema with that of new media on various themes as sexual violences on wartime, feminicide or exclusion.
Head of Administration and finance
With ten years of experience in Luxembourg, Belgian and French film production companies, Djima joined a_BAHN in 2014. She is responsible for the financial and administrative management of the company.
PR & Event manager
Pugnacious and passionate, Inna has joined a_BAHN as manager for social impact events and public relations after several experiences in the Ukrainian film industry, working in PR and communications.