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Shotz is one of Germany's leading production service companies, providing slick logistics and peace of mind to a host of international and local film production companies. 

We offer professional production service for commercial, feature film, photo and corporate film shoots as well as social media campaigns.

Shotz is based in Berlin, one of the most attractive places for international film production, where standards are as high as in Los Angeles, New York or London. Diverse filming locations are to be found in the German cities of Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Dresden, as well as in a multitude of stunning outdoor landscapes.

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Shotz Production Service is a boutique company run by its owner, Tom Ehrhardt, who has line produced more than 400 commercials, feature films and music videos for the German and international markets. Tom has an incredible knowledge of locations in Germany and a huge wealth of experience with stunts, picture cars and special effects.

As the German partner for the Global Production Network, an international network of top-level production service companies, and as a member of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, AICP, Shotz falls into the top echelon of production service companies worldwide. With over 20 years of experience in the industry we have built up a large rooster of reliable and highly skilled crew and creative talent, and are perfectly acquainted with the handling of large groups of client and agency personnel. With production hubs in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart we are able to offer our services all over Germany and areas in Austria which include the cities Salzburg and Innsbruck.

Whether you are looking for a full production service including line production, location scouting, casting and the hiring of local creative talent, or simply to hire a fixer or local camera team, you will benefit from our extensive network.

We have completed projects for production companies such as Believe Media, Caviar, Czar, Focus Features, Framework, Hungry Man, Reset Content, RSA, Stink, The Directors Bureau, Warner Bros and @radical media…,

…their directors, including Abigail Fuller, Bart Timmer, Errol Morris, Harald Zwart, Karim Huu Do, Lesley Chilcott, Lieven van Baelen, Markus Walter, Martin Werner, Peter Thwaites, Philippe André, Quentin Tarantino, Reynald Gresset and Sofia Coppola…

…and the brands Adidas, Apple, Castrol, Chevrolet, Coca Cola, Coty, Facebook, Fedex, Ford, Gillette, Goodyear, Gucci, Lays, Marlboro, Mercedes Benz, Nike, Nissan, Reebok, Riot Games, Samsung, Stella Artois, Vistaprint and Volkswagen to name just a few.

Shotz is brave, fierce and loves to be challenged. Whether working on a large or small scale, we are uncompromising on our standards and are determined to give you the complete package: cost-effectiveness, high quality and a pleasurable working experience.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch; we are looking forward to welcoming you to Germany.

Read On

Shotz Production Service is a boutique company run by its owner, Tom Ehrhardt, who has line produced more than 400 commercials, feature films and music videos for the German and international markets. Tom has an incredible knowledge of locations in Germany and a huge wealth of experience with stunts, picture cars and special effects.

As the German partner for the Global Production Network, an international network of top-level production service companies, and as a member of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, AICP, Shotz falls into the top echelon of production service companies worldwide. With over 20 years of experience in the industry we have built up a large rooster of reliable and highly skilled crew and creative talent, and are perfectly acquainted with the handling of large groups of client and agency personnel. Whether you are looking for a full production service including line production, location scouting, casting and the hiring of local creative talent, or simply to hire a fixer or local camera team, you will benefit from our extensive network.

Shotz is based in Berlin, one of the most attractive places for international film production, where standards are as high as in Los Angeles, New York or London. Diverse filming locations are to be found in the German cities of Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Dresden, as well as in a multitude of stunning outdoor landscapes.

We have completed projects for production companies such as Believe Media, Caviar, Czar, Focus Features, Framework, Hungry Man, Reset Content, RSA, Stink, The Directors Bureau, Warner Bros and @radical media…,

…their directors, including Abigail Fuller, Bart Timmer, Errol Morris, Harald Zwart, Karim Huu Do, Lesley Chilcott, Lieven van Baelen, Markus Walter, Martin Werner, Peter Thwaites, Philippe André, Quentin Tarantino, Reynald Gresset and Sofia Coppola…

…and the brands Adidas, Apple, Castrol, Chevrolet, Coca Cola, Coty, Facebook, Fedex, Ford, Gillette, Goodyear, Gucci, Lays, Marlboro, Mercedes Benz, Nike, Nissan, Reebok, Riot Games, Samsung, Stella Artois, Vistaprint and Volkswagen to name just a few.

Shotz is brave, fierce and loves to be challenged. Whether working on a large or small scale, we are uncompromising on our standards and are determined to give you the complete package: cost-effectiveness, high quality and a pleasurable working experience.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch; we are looking forward to welcoming you to Germany.

  • Client - Workday
    Production - The Corner Shop, Los Angeles
    Agency - twofifteenmccann, San Francisco
    Director - Peter Twaites
    Producer - Donald Taylor
    Casting Director - Sorrel Jardine


    Workday What is left to cut?


    I Casting


    Casting
  • Client - Amazon Fire TV
    Production - Furlined, Los Angeles
    Agency - Johannes Leonardo, New York
    Director - Speck Gordon
    Producer - Donald Taylor
    Casting Director - Sorrel Jardine


    Amazon Fire TV Villain


    I Casting


    Casting
  • Client - Samsung
    Production - Caviar Content, Los Angeles
    Agency - R/GA, San Francisco
    Director - Reynald Gresset
    DoP - Arnaud Potier
    Producers - Louis Saint-Calbre, Julie Clark
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Samsung Galaxy 11, The Beginning


    I Commercials


    Commercials
  • Client - HP
    Production - PHYNEfilms, Vienna
    Agency - Inhouse
    Director - Barnabas Wilhelm
    DoP - Tanja Häring
    Producer - Philipp Bruni
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    HP Christmas


    I Commercials I Casting


    Commercials,Casting
  • Client - Gucci
    Production - Made In Germany, Berlin
    Art Director - Chris Simmons
    Director - Glen Luchford
    DoP - Glen Lurchford
    Service Producer - Christopher Schönefeld
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Gucci Spring Summer 2016


    I Commercials


    Commercials
  • Client - Fiat Group
    Production - Movie Magic International, Milan
    Agency - Leo Burnett, Turin
    Director - Bruce St. Clair
    DoP - Stefan Ausmeyer
    Producer - Enrica Andreetto
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Fiat 500, Round Dance


    I Commercials I Casting


    Commercials,Casting
  • Casting in Germany



    Want us to think up a radical new approach to casting for your project? Prefer to take the more traditional route with studio, street, social media or live casting? We find talents, actors, influencers and real people with stories to match. 

    Based in Berlin, there's a melting pot of culturally diverse and multilingual talent from whom to choose. From traditional appearances to unique faces from all over Germany, and every age and nationality in between, we can provide you with exactly what you have in mind.

    Whether in Germany or further afield, we can find outstanding talent to travel to wherever you are filming, with past locations including China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom and USA.

    We've got you already with radical new approach? Learn more

    Casting in Germany



    Want us to think up a radical new approach to casting for your project? Prefer to take the more traditional route with studio, street, social media or live casting? We find talents, actors, influencers and real people with stories to match. 

    Based in Berlin, there's a melting pot of culturally diverse and multilingual talent from whom to choose. From traditional appearances to unique faces from all over Germany, and every age and nationality in between, we can provide you with exactly what you have in mind.

    Whether in Germany or further afield, we can find outstanding talent to travel to wherever you are filming, with past locations including China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom and USA.

    We've got you already with radical new approach? Learn more

    Casting
  • Client - facebook
    Production - M ss ng p eces, Los Angeles
    Director - Tucker Walsh
    DoP - Mikey van Beuren
    Producer - Rachel Perkins
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt


    facebook Groups Berlin Bruisers


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    Brand Content
  • Client - Volvo
    Production - Lucky Punk, Stockholm
    Agency - Leo Burnett, Turin
    Director - Fabian Tellermark
    DoP - Claudio Fransson
    Producer - Pelle Roskvist
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Volvo Corporate Film


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    Brand Content
  • Client - Castrol
    Production - Logan & Sons, Los Angeles
    Agency - The Brooklyn Brothers, London
    Director - Ben Conrad
    DoP - Joost van Gelder
    Producers - Dan Sormani, Rick Brown
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Castrol, Titanium Blackout


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    Brand Content
  • Client - Motorola
    Production - Rabbit Content, Los Angeles
    Agency - Razorfish, Chicago
    Director - Lesley Chilcott
    DoP - Logan Schneider
    Producers - Joby Barnhart, Josh Lieberman
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Motorola


    I Brand Content I Casting


    Brand Content,Casting
  • Client - Coty Inc.
    Production - The Directors Bureau, Los Angeles
    Agency - Coty, New York
    Director - Sofia Coppola
    DoP - Eric Gautier
    Producer - Youree Henley
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Marc Jacobs, Daisy


    I Commercials


    Commercials
  • Client - Stella Artois
    Production - Inhouse
    Agency - Mother London Ltd., London
    Director - Anthony Austin
    DoP - Sam Goldie
    Producer - Dan Keefe
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Wim Wenders' Golden Rules of Filmmaking


    I Brand Content


    Brand Content
  • Client - ING DiBa
    Production - JO!Schmid, Berlin
    Agency - Freunde des Hauses, Hamburg
    Director - Martin Schmid
    DoP - Peter Meyer
    Producer - Michael Schmid
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    ING DiBa, Butcher


    I Commercials I Casting


    Commercials,Casting
  • Client - Zalando
    Production - @radical media, Berlin
    Agency - Jung von Matt, Hamburg
    Director - Nick Ball
    DoP - Eric Sohlström
    Producer - Susa Ehlers
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Zalando, Virus


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    Commercials
  • Client - Volkswagen AG
    Production - Czar Film, Berlin
    Agency - DDB, Berlin
    Director - Bart Timmer
    DoP - Glynn Speeckaert
    Producer - Thorne Mutert
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Volkswagen Style Edition


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    Commercials
  • Client - Sinebrychoff Finland
    Production - Woodpecker Film, Helsinki
    Agency - Taivasmainos, Helsinki
    Director - Sam Shingler
    DoP - Mathias Schoeningh
    Producers - Hannu Kalliolahti, Jukka Valtanen
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Naturade, Help Yourself


    I Commercials


    Commercials
  • Client - Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
    Production - Czar Film, Hamburg
    Agency - Grabarz und Partner, Hamburg
    Director - Martin Werner
    DoP - Lasse Frank
    Producers - Jan Fincke, Thorne Mutert
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Volkswagen Crafter, Tough Work


    I Commercials


    Commercials
  • Client - Camper
    Production - Sofa Experience, Barcelona
    Agency - Sofa Experience, Barcelona
    Director - Pol Penas & Bernat Lliteras
    DoP - Emili Guirao
    Producer - Eduard Ruano
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Camper, New Temples New Pilgrims


    I Brand Content


    Brand Content
  • Client - Nike
    Production - Czar Film, Hamburg
    Agency - Oliver Voss, Hamburg
    Director - Hauke Hillberg
    DoP - Clemens Baumeister
    Producer - Christian Brox
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Nike, Lira Bajramaj


    I Commercials


    Commercials
  • Client - GM Canada
    Production - Holiday Films, Toronto
    Agency - MacLaren McCann, Toronto
    Director/ DoP - Neil Abramson
    Producer - Kelly King
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt


    Chevrolet, Sonic


    I Commercials I Casting


    Commercials,Casting
  • Production - Boardwalk Pictures, Los Angeles
    Director - Abigail Fuller
    DoP - Adam Bricker
    Executive Producers - David Gelbs, Andrew Fried, Brian McGinn
    Line Producer - Drew Palombi
    Line Producer Germany - Tom Ehrhardt
    full credits on imdb.com

    Chef's Table, Tim Raue


    I Feature Films


    Feature Films
  • Client - GM Canada
    Production - Holiday Films, Toronto
    Agency - MacLaren McCann, Toronto
    Director/ DoP - Neil Abramson
    Producer - Kelly King
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt


    Chevrolet, Orlando


    I Commercials I Casting


    Commercials,Casting
  • Client - German Handicraft Association
    Production - CZAR Film, Hamburg
    Agency - Scholz & Friends, Berlin
    Director - Peter Thwaites
    DoP - Joost van Gelder
    Producers - Jan Fincke, Anna Hashimi
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Das Handwerk


    I Commercials


    Commercials
  • Client - ING DiBa
    Production - JO!Schmid, Berlin
    Agency - Freunde des Hauses, Hamburg
    Director - Martin Schmid
    DoP - Peter Matjasko
    Producer - Michael Schmid
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    ING DiBa, Rowing


    I Commercials I Casting


    Commercials,Casting
  • Client - Nationale Postcode Loterij
    Production - Fuel Productions, Amsterdam
    Agency - in house
    Director - Frank Leeman
    DoP - Martijn Cousijn
    Producer - Anne Koopmanschap
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Nationale Postcode Loterij


    I Commercials


    Commercials
  • Client - ING DiBa
    Production - JO!Schmid, Berlin
    Agency - Freunde des Hauses, Hamburg
    Director - Martin Schmid
    DoP - Peter Matjasko
    Producer - Michael Schmid
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    ING DiBa, Kite


    I Commercials I Casting


    Commercials,Casting
  • Client - Konica Minolta
    Production - Czar, Berlin
    Agency - Hakuhodo, Tokyo
    Director - Joe Vanhoutteghem
    DoP - Glynn Speeckaert
    Producer - Susa Ehlers
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Konica Minolta, What If?


    I Commercials


    Commercials
  • Mercedes Benz, Production Line Commercial Shotz Berlin
A single continuous camera movement through the years depicts the history of Mercedes Benz till our day, when the new E Class is introduced in the impressive factory of the Daimler AG. Mixing old footage with exquisite french CGI this Car Commercial is as elegant and timeless as its product
    Client - Mercedes-Benz
    Production - Neue Sentimental Film, Berlin
    Agency - Merkly Newman Harty, New York
    Director - Nico Beyer
    DoP - Alex Lamarque
    Producers - Amanda Clark, Susa Ehlers
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    Mercedes-Benz, Production Line


    I Commercials


    Commercials
  • Client - Volkswagen Group China
    Production - The Shanghai Job, Shanghai
    Agency - Saatchi & saatchi, Beijing
    Director - Angel Garcia
    DoP - Maher Maleh
    Producer - Colin Lai
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    VW Phaeton, Stubbornness


    I Commercials I Casting


    Commercials,Casting
  • Client - e.Castel eCommerce
    Production - Scale, Tokyo
    Agency - Drill, Tokyo
    Director - Mackenzie Sheppard
    DoP - Oliver Millar
    Producer - Toshifumi Oiso
    Service Producer - Tom Ehrhardt

    e.Castel, Castle


    I Commercials I Casting


    Commercials,Casting
  • Production - M4 Films, Los Angeles
    Director - Michel Comte, Ayako Yoshida
    DoP - Pierluigi Malavasi
    Producers - Michel Comte, Amy Filbeck
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt
    full credits on imdb.com


    The Girl From Nagasaki


    I Feature Films I Casting


    Feature Films,Casting
  • Production - Pinewood Pictures, London
    Director - Bharat Nalluri
    DoP - Hubert Taczanowski
    Producers - Jane Featherstone, Ollie Madden, Steven Garret
    Production Manager - Eve Swannell
    Line Producer - Tom Ehrhardt
    full credits on imdb.com

    MI-5


    I Feature Films


    Feature Films
  • Interpol, Au pied du mur Feature Film Shotz Berlin
This episode of french TV Series Interpol sees some young folks get into trouble with local drug establishment at the feet of the Berlin wall
    Production - TF1, Paris
    Director - Eric Summer
    DoP - Mathieu Czernichow
    Line Producer TF1 - Frédéric Fourgeaud
    Line Producer Germany - Tom Ehrhardt
    full credits on imdb.com


    Interpol, Au pied du mur


    I Feature Films


    Feature Films
  • Production - Sony, Inner City Films, Toronto
    Director - Robert Adetuyi
    DoP - Hubert Taczanowski
    Executive Producer/ Line Producer - Hartley Gorenstein
    Line Producer Germany - Tom Ehrhardt
    full credits on imdb.com


    You Got Served: Beat The World


    I Feature Films I Casting


    Feature Films,Casting
  • Long Flat Balls Feature Film Shotz Berlin
Six Norwegian guys leave their country to support the local football team in Berlin in this buddy comedy
    Production - Zwart Arbeit, Oslo
    Directors - Bjørn Fast Nagell, Harald Zwart
    DoP - Geir Hartly Andreassen
    Line Producer - Odd Ween
    Line Producer Germany - Tom Ehrhardt
    full credits on imdb.com


    Long Flat Balls


    I Feature Films I Casting


    Feature Films,Casting
  • Colourful art and light installation in Berlin with resemblance to sports and the skate scene and experience.

    Urban


    I Locations


    Locations
  • White collar and corporate glass office building in the Berlin financial district of Potsdamer Platz.

    Glass & Steel


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Perfect car commercial location with a winding countryside tarmac road in flat land with fields and an endless horizon.

    Landscape


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Wide Angle view of a cloudy sky between concrete high rise buildings or skyscrapers as found in Berlin or New York Manhattan.

    Glass & Steel


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Canal in the city of Hamburgs urban harbor area Speicherstadt lined by old industrial and storage buildings.

    Urban


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Busy traffic junction in Berlin at night with city lights and cabs surrounded by tall buildings in an upper class area.

    Glass & Steel


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Location Scouting



    Germany offers an impressive and broad range of rural landscapes and open spaces in which to shoot, including scenic driving roads, rivers, historic castles, the snowy Alp Mountains, Bavarian towns, forest-covered hills, airports, deserted airstrips perfect for car commercials, charming woodland, picturesque villages, sandy beaches, rolling fields, large lakes and farmland. 

    With excellent transport links and flights between major cities taking little under an hour, Germany is extremely accessible and filming-friendly.

    Major cities include Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Leipzig and Dresden.

    We’ve got Germany covered.

    Wanna learn more?

    Location Scouting



    Germany offers an impressive and broad range of rural landscapes and open spaces in which to shoot, including scenic driving roads, rivers, historic castles, the snowy Alp Mountains, Bavarian towns, forest-covered hills, airports, deserted airstrips perfect for car commercials, charming woodland, picturesque villages, sandy beaches, rolling fields, large lakes and farmland. 

    With excellent transport links and flights between major cities taking little under an hour, Germany is extremely accessible and filming-friendly.

    Major cities include Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Leipzig and Dresden.

    We’ve got Germany covered.

    Wanna learn more?

    Locations
  • Large traffic light junction with street crossings in Berlin at night with factories and glass fronted buildings.

    Glass & Steel


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Skyline of central Berlin with the TV Tower at Alexanderplatz and view of Potsdamer Platz as well as rooftops and churches.

    Glass & Steel


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Sidewalk street view in Berlins Friedrichstrasse near shopping and fashion spots, Galeries Lafayettes and Checkpoint Charlie.

    Glass & Steel


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Couple on holiday standing amid columns and statues on a European city-trip at Berlins Museum Island.

    Urban


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Nostalgic Eastern European high school sports hall or gymnasium with blue Linoleum floor for basketball or football.

    Sport


    I Locations


    Locations
  • The Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Outdoor athletics and football sports arena and prior host of the Olympic Games.

    Sport


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Person running and jogging in summertime through a green city park, such as at the Berlin zoo or in Tiergarten.

    Urban


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Helicopter or drone filming of the countryside around Berlin of an idyllic Alpine landscape of a village in a pine forest.

    Landscapes


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Walking track lined by trees in a dense pine forest or deep wooded park area. Lonely or adventurous atmosphere in the nature.

    Landscapes


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Aerial shot or birds eye helicopter footage filmed near Berlin of a car driving along a road or highway in the forest.

    Landscapes


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Dimly lit hotel room on the last floor of a hostel or motel perfect for a business trip or for a city trip for pleasure.

    Urban


    I Locations


    Locations
  • A lonely and wide street lined by parked cars and apartment buildings in Berlin

    Glass & Steel


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Creative or playwright writing in a coffee shop or cafe bar surrounded by reflections and skyscrapers in Berlin or Frankfurt.

    Glass & Steel


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Students reading history or law books and studying in the glass fronted library reading room of Berlins State Library.

    Glass & Steel


    I Locations


    Locations
  • A scene from Berlins nightlife culture of an empty urban street the day after a techno party in a clubbing district.

    Urban


    I Locations


    Locations
  • An underground view of the skyline from under a bridge at nightfall of the sunset over the river Spree in Berlin.

    Urban


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Foggy mountain view of a Bavarian valley in the Alps with a river or stream and a small road running into the forest.

    Landscape


    I Locations


    Locations
  • Abandoned landscape filled with graffiti and rubble in West Berlin as part of the history and urban culture of Germany.

    Urban


    I Locations


    Locations
  • The golden light of sunset on a quiet river walkway at nightfall in Berlin with the skyline of the city in silhouette.

    Urban


    I Locations


    Locations
  • A European countryside view framed by large trees with grassy fields, hedgerows, roads and houses and trees on the horizon.

    Urban


    I Locations


    Locations