Dirk Beinhold

he/him | Founder, CEO and Producer

Dirk Beinhold is the owner and one of the CEOs of Akkord Film and has over 30 years of producing experience. He is Vice-Chairman of Animation in Europe and board member of the German Producers’ Alliance and the German Film Academy. Dirk was a Creative Executive at New Regency in Los Angeles, Head of Creative Production of Studio Babelsberg and Co-Head German Fiction Production at ProSieben in Munich. A former Visiting Adjunct Professor at Chapman University's Singapore Producing Program, he holds an MFA in Motion Picture Producing from USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles and a Political Science degree from the Free University Berlin.

Valentin Greulich

he/him | CEO & Producer

Valentin Greulich graduated from the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin and produced his own advertising and music videos as well as award-winning short films during his studies. He then worked for the Berlin production company Essential Film, where he gained experience in financing, production and exploitation of international cinema co-productions before joining Akkord Film as a producer in 2012. Since then, he has shaped the company's content and strategy and has helped to build it into a renowned animation company. Together with owner Dirk Beinhold, he has been managing the company since 2021 and is responsible for financing and production.

Rasha El Sawiy

she/her | Head of Production Strategy

Rasha has been working in the animation industry since 2004. Initially working as a 2D artist, she started her journey into the world of production in 2015. Since then she has worked for various international productions ranging from 2D/CG animation to stop motion and VFX for feature films and series. As head of production at Akkord, Rasha is responsible for all production activities and developments.

Katharina Wicke

she/her | Development Executive

Katharina Wicke

Katharina joined Akkord after her studies in Political Science and Media Science in Leipzig and Strasbourg and internships in various political institutions and media outlets. She oversees the development process from the initial idea to the finished screenplay. She is also involved in all other creative aspects of Akkord's projects with a focus on feature films.

Susanne Biesinger

she/her | Development Executive

Following her graduate degree in German Studies, English Language and Literature in Bamberg and Glasgow with focus on Literature Mediation, Susanne Biesinger spent 12 years working for several production companies as well as the Academy for Children's Media and for Nickelodeon Northern Europe as editor, dramaturg, lecturer and writer, especially in children's feature film and TV programs. In summer 2015, she started working as a Creative Producer and Script Consultant at Akkord Film and is responsible for all creative aspects with a focus on serial productions.

Claudio Winter

he/him | Development Executive

Claudio joined Akkord after his Master's degree in Screenwriting in 2015 as a Development Trainee. Since 2016, he serves as Development Executive and oversees the development process from the initial idea to the finished screenplay. He is also involved in all other creative aspects of Akkord's projects.

Franziska Müller

she/her | consults for Akkord on story development

Vinh Pham-Beinhold

she/her | Co-Founder & Marketing

Vinh Pham-Beinhold graduated in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Central Florida. In 1997 she was involved in building up the TV production department at Polygram Entertainment. Prior to this, she worked at Hollywood's talent agency CAA for 5 years. She is Akkord's co-founder and involved in the marketing of our projects and in international activities.

Sofie Thörner Andersen

Financial Management

Julia Santner

she/her I Assistant Producerin

Maud Heyne

they/them Funding and Special Project Coordination

After studying film at the hda Darmstadt, Maud joined Akkord Film in 2022 as a Production Trainee and has since then become a valued asset to the Team. Since 2023 Maud handles all funding and supports the Team in all administrative and creative affairs.

Anne-Sophie Presch-Gacon

she/her | Supervising Production Manager

Alessandra Carlino

she/her | Trainee

Alessandra, a media art graduate of the Bauhaus University Weimar, has been supporting us at Akkord Film Hamburg since 2023 as part of the GetOnSet trainee program in production, editing and assistant directing.


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