Thomas Grube

At the age of 22, Thomas Grube founded his first production company, Memphis Productions, with which he produced a short film based on a novella by Tankred Dorst and, in 1994, a comprehensive documentary on the Love Parade (Stud!o K7). At the same time, he began studying American Studies and Political Science at the FU Berlin, before spending a few semesters studying "Film and Television Business" at the HFF Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg.

Together with Uwe Dierks, Thomas Grube founded the company "grube&dierks" in 1997. Two years later, together with the journalist Andrea Thilo, they founded the production company BOOMTOWN MEDIA in Berlin, where Thomas Grube has been working as a writer, director and producer ever since. His films are characterized by intimacy and authentic humanity, strong dramaturgy and visual language, emotion, innovation and high production values and successfully distributed worldwide.

Filmography (selection)

Award-winning films such as RHYTHM IS IT! and TRIP TO ASIA, a BBC co-production, are among his most successful theatrical documentaries. For RHYTHM IS IT! (RBB/ARTE) he received the Bavarian Film Award, the German Film Award, the German Cinema Guild Award and numerous other awards. For TRIP TO ASIA (ZDF/ARTE/BBC), Thomas Grube received the "Tiempo del Historia Award" at the Valladolid International Film Festival, the German Cinema Guild Award and the ECHO Classic Award. Both films premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. For his documentary THE ART OF BEING A VIRTUOSO about the pianist Lang Lang (ZDF/ARTE/BBC and SONY) he received the Grand Prix Golden Prague. The concert film about the organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter, which is part of the documentary THE SOUND OF MY LIFE (ZDF/ARTE/WOWOW and SONY), also received the ECHO Klassik Award.

Thomas Grube is a member of the German Film Academy.