CZAR is an international production company with offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris.
We produce commercials, feature films, short films and digital content. 
But most of all, CZAR is about talent, guts and the creativity of its directors and producers and the relationship we form with
our crew and clients.

CZAR was founded in 1990, when Pioneer approached three young music-video makers to produce their laser karaoke clips. The trio didn’t have an office, but didn’t want to lose the deal, so overnight they transformed an abandoned office space into the ‘CZAR Group’ Headquarters. In true Mad Men style their new client turned up for the meeting oblivious to the fact that the staff members were just friends pretending to make the space look busy.

CZAR went on to produce thousands of music videos and commercials, establishing itself as an important player on the European commercial scene. The creative mindset and a healthy work ethic lead to the first Cannes Grand Prix in 1996 for Rogier van der Ploeg’s Rolo Elephant, and a Palm D’Or for best worldwide production company. 10 years later Koen Mortier and Joe Vanhoutteghem revolutionized Belgian advertising by opening CZAR Belgium. 

In 2012 Koen‘s TNT film „Push to Add Some Drama“ won 8 Lions in Cannes and countless other awards making it the most awarded ad campaign in Belgian history.
CZAR Germany was founded in 2003. Four years later Jan Fincke took the helm opening an office in Hamburg. In 2010 a second office in Berlin was opened and Thorne Mutert became managing director. CZAR Germany has become one of the country‘s top creative production companies.

Today creativity is still King. With our Dutch, Belgian, and French partners, and our Scandinavian brother Bacon in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, CZAR represents some of Europe’s strongest creative talent including three of the world’s top 20 most awarded directors – Andreas Nilsson, Nr 1 and Cannes Grand Prix winner 2014 for his Volvo Epic Split, Martin Werner of Jack & Jones fame, and Bart Timmer – as well as 2014 DGA award winner Martin de Thurah. In 2014 CZAR was listed in the Gunn Report’s Top 10 most awarded production companies worldwide.

OUR TEAM

CZAR - Anja Wedell

Anja Wedell

CZAR - BETTY KLEIN

BETTY KLEIN

CZAR - Bey-Bey Chen-Rönz

Bey-Bey Chen-Rönz

CZAR - BOERGE HEESEMANN

BOERGE HEESEMANN

CZAR - CHRISTIAN BROX

CHRISTIAN BROX

CZAR - CHRISTIAN HEITLING

CHRISTIAN HEITLING

CZAR - FACUNDO SANCHEZ

FACUNDO SANCHEZ

CZAR - JAN FINCKE

JAN FINCKE

CZAR - JENNY KRUG

JENNY KRUG

CZAR - JULIA WEBER

JULIA WEBER

CZAR - Kyra Lanman

Kyra Lanman

CZAR - LUCAS PFAFF

LUCAS PFAFF

CZAR - Marius Lohmann

Marius Lohmann

CZAR - NEPOMUK PFAFF

NEPOMUK PFAFF

CZAR - NIKO MARONN

NIKO MARONN

CZAR - PAUL DEHN

PAUL DEHN

CZAR - Philine Cordes

Philine Cordes

CZAR - STELLA FALDERBAUM

STELLA FALDERBAUM

CZAR - THOMAS KLENKE

THOMAS KLENKE

CZAR - THORNE MUTERT

THORNE MUTERT

CZAR - VINCENT TAEGER

VINCENT TAEGER