about us


 

 


play loud! is a Berlin-based film production company and film and music label, founded in 1997 in New York by filmmakers Dietmar Post and Lucía Palacios. Since 2002 the office is based in Berlin (Germany). Similar to many writers and musicians, such as, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Can, ESP, Ton Steine Scherben, Dead Kennedys, EA 80, and Einstürzende Neubauten play loud! productions releases their films on their own film and music label.

Critics have called Post and Palacios the German counterpart to the American directors D.A. Pennebacker and Chris Hegedus. Like Pennebaker and Hegedus, Post and Palacios shoot and produce their own films.

In 2008 they received the prestigious Adolf Grimme Award.

Collaborations:

ZDF/3sat, ARTE, SWR, WDR, Hanfgarn&Ufer Filmproduktion, Odyssee Film-Thomas Schadt, Reiner Holzemer Produktion, Absolut Medien, Cine Impuls, Alive, Sugar Film Produktion, Peter Stockhaus Filmproduktion, Klangbad, Cameo/CVFilm, Icestorm Entertainment, SPV, Canal+, TVE, Elías Querejeta P.C., Munster Records, Grey Advertising Agency, The Jim Henson Company, DOC TV-Robert Duncan, New Video Group, Sundance Channel, Anthology Film Archives, Forced Exposure, Cargo Records...

 


Dietmar (left) & G. Burger at Riff-Raff Kino, Zurich

 

 

Dietmar Post (director, producer, writer)

was born in Germany in 1962. He worked as an offset printer before obtaining a master’s degree in Theatre and Film Studies and Spanish Language at Free University in Berlin and at Complutense University in Madrid.
Between 1995 and 2002 Post worked and lived in New York. He attended film school at New York University (SCE) where he made his first short film, the award-winning "Bowl of Oatmeal". His second short film "Cloven Hoofed" premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 1998.
Dietmar Post and his longtime business partner Lucía Palacios have produced and directed several award-winning documentary films such as "Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback" (Grimme Award 2008), "Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping", "Klangbad: Avant-garde in the Meadows", "Donna Summer: Hot Stuff", "Franco's Settlers" and "German Pop & Circumstance (Nominated for the Grimme Prize 2016)".
Their
films have also won several international awards and have been screened in theatres and TV channels worldwide.
They are currently developing several documentary film projects.

Post is member of the Association of German Documentary Filmmakers (AG Dok).
He also works as a voice-over talent.

 


Lucía Palacios at Filmkunst, Berlin

Lucía Palacios (director, producer, writer)

was born in Spain in 1972. She obtained her master’s degree in Cinema Studies at the Complutense University in Madrid. Between 1996 and 2002 she studied (NYU) and worked in New York as a TV producer for the Spanish channels Canal+ and TVE. In year 2002 she moved to Berlin.
Her first short film "Cloven Hoofed" premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 1998.
Palacios and her longtime business partner Dietmar Post have produced and directed several award-winning documentary films such as "Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback" (Grimme Award 2008), "Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping", "Klangbad: Avant-garde in the Meadows", "Donna Summer: Hot Stuff", "Franco's Settlers" and "German Pop & Circumstance (Nominated for the Grimme Prize 2016)".
Their films have also won several international awards and have been screened in theatres and TV channels worldwide.
They are currently developing several documentary film projects.
Lucía Palacios is also works as voice-over talent.

 


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