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WELCOME TO OUR FEATURE FILM PAGE!

In 2020, the combination of a creative and a producer gave rise to the company Tidewater Pictures, based in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Founded by Paula Elina Klossner and Stephan Buske, the company develops and produces national and international feature films and series. With the right feel for social relevance, the goal of the young production company is to entertain, inspire and move its audience continuously and sustainably.

Our passion for fictional projects gives us new motivation everyday. Meanwhile, we benefit from a fantastic network which allows us to build a strong team for each individual project. Our films aim to capture special moments in life and carry the magic of moving pictures.

Since this year we are member of the German Producers Association (Produzentenverband e.V.) and are also involved in the Producers Association of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 



PROJECTS

Mels Block

Today, MEL (34) is on the winning side of life, but it wasn’t always this way. The thought of her own past disrupts the happiness of the self-made millionaire so much that she buys the concrete building she grew up in. She wants to put her history behind her, but anyone who summons the old ghosts must be prepared for them to have their own opinions.

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TRAGICOMEDY

Postproduction

Germany

Director
Screenplay
Producer

Company

90 Min

Mark Sternkiker
Seraina Nyikos
Paula Klossner, Stephan Buske

Tidewater Pictures

FUNDED BY

MV Filmförderung

ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel

Mönkwitz

When 8-year-old Ole disappears, the apparent peace in a small village in eastern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is put to the test. In her search for the child, Rostock police officer Mona uncovers a monster of vigilante justice and oppression that has grown over decades.

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Thriller Series

funding

Germany

Screenplay
Producer
Producer

Company

4×45 Min

Lucas Flasch
Paula Klossner, Stephan Buske
Alexander Wadouh, Roxana Richters

Tidewater Pictures
Chromosom Film

FUNDED BY

MV Filmförderung

Wiegenlied

Johanna, a young neurologist, confronts her unsettling family past after meeting a new patient, six-year-old Lotte. Her obsession with trying to understand the girl’s mind and finding a cure for the rare condition prompts memories of the sexual abuse Johanna experienced when she was Lotte’s age.

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Drama

funding

Germany

Screenplay/ Director
Producer
Company

100 Min

Alessia Mandanici
Paula Klossner, Stephan Buske
Tidewater Pictures

Hurenkind (WT)

On the Baltic Sea Island Pölkwitz, teenagers Hannah, Boris and Fuchsi face a turning point when Fuchsi announces that he is leaving home. While international influencers attempt the “German-Landmine-Challenge” in the island’s restricted military area, Hannah reveals a personal secret that puts their friendship to the test and brings the question of their own future to the fore.

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Tragicomedy

development

Germany

Screenplay/ Director
Producer
Company

100 Min

Jannis Alexander Kiefer
Paula Klossner, Stephan Buske
Tidewater Pictures

FUNDED BY

MV Filmförderung

SCHWARZMOLL

To save her from being sent to a nursing home, a seven-year old girl sets out to find proof for her grandmother’s demented reality.

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Drama Short

postproduction

Germany

Screenplay/Director
Producer
Co-Producer
Company
Postproduction

15 Min

Alessia Mandanici
Paula Klossner, Stephan Buske
Nathan Hasz
Tidewater Pictures
Gigantic Studios

FUNDED BY

Medienförderung RLP

Die Diven

An aging theater diva wants to do it again: She hires an ensemble at her own risk to perform a play with her in the leading role. Rehearsals take place in her country house by the sea and chaos takes its course. A tragicomedy about the power of art and the power of the last chance.

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Drama

funding

Germany

Screenplay/ Director
Producer
Company

90 Min

Johannes Richard Voelkel
Paula Klossner, Stephan Buske
Tidewater Pictures

FUNDED BY

MV Filmförderung

About Us

PAULA ELINA KLOSSNER

Producer

Paula Elina Klossner grew up in Hanover. After graduating from high school, she gained experience in a film production company in Sydney, Australia. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Management in Magdeburg, followed by studies in Film and Television Production at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. After graduating, she worked for various production companies and was most recently production manager on the feature film “Orphea in Love” by Axel Ranisch. With the founding of the company Tidewater Pictures, Paula Klossner is involved in the development and financing of fictional works and appears as a producer. Her feature film debut as a producer came with “Mel’s Block”, produced in collaboration with ZDF – Das Kleine Fernsehspiel. Since 2023, Paula Klossner has become the regional representative for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the German Producers’ Association (Produzent:innenverband e.V.).

STEPHAN BUSKE

Producer / DoP

Stephan Buske was born in Rostock in 1990 and works as Director of Photography in the field of feature films, documentaries and commercials. During his studies at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF he shot numerous short and medium-length films, which were awarded with various national and international prizes. In 2016, his Bachelor’s degree film „Am Ende der Wald“ won the Student Oscar in Silver, in the category Best Foreign Short (Student Academy Award; Best Foreign Narrative). In 2019, Stephan graduated with the film „F for Freaks“ by Sabine Ehrl. This won numerous international awards and screened, among others, at the German Short Film Award and at the most important film festival for camera work, Camerimage in Poland. After graduating, Stephan Buske founded the production company Tidewater Pictures together with Paula Elina Klossner. This initially produces primarily commercials, until their feature film debut „Mels Block“ in 2023. The film is directed by Mark Sternkiker and realized in the program of „ZDF – Das Kleine Fernsehspiel“. „Mels Block“ marks the feature film debut of DoP Stephan Buske. Since founding the company Tidewater Pictures, he has also worked as a producer for fictional content.

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NOTE ON SCRIPT SUBMISSION

Unfortunately, Tidewater Pictures GmbH cannot consider any unrequested script submissions. There is no guarantee of a response.