Watchmen is a film production company with a unique track record in cinema and advertising.
Based in Berlin, we provide unrivaled production services across Germany for our international partners and local clients.

Our 20+ years experience ranges from feature film, documentary, TV ads and social media campaigns, to TV drama, children’s and reality formats.

We believe in the transformational power of storytelling – across cinema, television, film and advertising. Our mission is to join creative ideas, brilliant minds, highly skilled crews and state-of-the-art equipment to bring exceptional projects to life. 


We are a full-service production company, with almost two decades of experience. We deliver exceptional quality for film and photo shoots in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. We have a vast network of location scouts and a large archive of amazing locations.

Our production teams are passionate about bringing ideas to life, ensuring each work achieves its highest level of creativity at cost-efficient budgets, even in challenging timeframes. We are pushing the boundaries of every project.

We’ve helped a world of brands make incredible work, including Apple, BMW, Chevrolet, Converse, Hyundai, Kia, Korean Air, LG, LandRover, Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, and many more.

Playful, fast, and inventive we offer the full range of creative services from copywriting to production for branded entertainment and commercial campaigns. 


We are here to help filmmakers tell stories that haven’t been told and we are committed to making bold, thought-provoking films – fiction and non-fiction. 

We focus on director-driven projects with relevance and depth to create unique thought-provoking films with high artistic value for an international audience.

Our latest releases include the documentary NARDJES A. by Karim Aïnouz, a coproduction between Algeria/France/Germany/Brazil/Qatar, which premiered in Panorama at the 2020 Berlinale. Our latest collaboration with Aïnouz, MARINER OF THE MOUNTAINS premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2021 (Special Screening).

Recent credits also include (M)OTHER by Antonia Hungerland (2018 DOK Leipzig); THE SURFACE OF THINGS by Nancy Biniadaki (Germany/Greece 2017); and FUTURO BEACH (Brazil/Germany 2014) by Karim Aïnouz, which premiered in Competition at the Berlinale.

Our feature films, documentaries, and short films have been shown and awarded at international festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, DOK Leipzig, Venice Film Festival, San Sebastian, and Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

We sustain our relationships with writers, directors and production partners – with our eyes wide open for new talents and untold stories.

Watchmen has pledged to produce its films sustainable following the guidelines of the German Producer’s association: Produzentenverband

Key Team

CEO / Producer

Christopher Zitterbart

Christopher has more than 20 years of experience in producing. His feature films have been shown and awarded at international festivals, including Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, San Sebastian, and Thessaloniki International Film Festivals. Christopher has shot countless commercials and branded films in more than 20 countries, as well as many children’s short films that have been awarded at festivals around the world. Among many awards, in 2017 he received the prestigious German TV award “Grimme Preis”. Christopher also writes and directs advertising and image films and has shot for many brands including Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Renault and ZDF.
Christopher graduated at Filmhaus Babelsberg, he’s an alumni of the Entertainment Master Class, member of EAVE Producer’s Network and member of the German Producer’s association.

Line Producer

Eddie Chebbi

Before joining watchmen in 2010, Eddie worked as production accountant and coordinator on various commercials and feature films, such as Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon and Funny Games. When he’s not busy working on budgets or planning the next car shoot, he’s an active musician in the Berlin music scene.
Project and funding consultant

Herbert Gehr

Herbert studied German Literature, Philosophy, Theater-, Film- and Television Sciences. Between 1986 – 1998 he was curator at the German Film Museum, Frankfurt am Main (Head of Gallery Exhibitions, Publications Editor in Chief and lastly Deputy Director).
After several years as Managing Director of film production companies, Creative Producer and Story Editor, he became Head of Development of Berlin based animation studio Hahn Film until 2018. Herbert gained experience as jury member of film festivals and public film funding institutions and is EAVE Graduate 2001.
Production Team

Saskia Veigel

Saskia has 20 years experience in the film business. After finishing high school Saskia started in a business training for audiovisual management and worked on image films and commercials, coordinating shootings all over the world. In 2010 she started studies at Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF where she graduated in 2016 with a diploma in Production. Saskia has worked in different positions in production from prroduction manager to postproduction supervisor for the web series DRUCK and as Producer for the documentary (M)OTHER.
Production Assistant

Sophia Sachs

Sophia studied Cultural Studies and German Literature. She interned in directing, dramaturgy and sound at several productions at Deutsches Theater Berlin and worked as a directing assistance at Shakespeare Company Berlin as well as in the independent theatre scene. As an AD she also was part of several short film productions. In spring 2023 Sophia joined watchmen as a production assistent in the feature film department.

Our clients

We have been fortunate to work for some of the world’s most prestigious brands such as Apple, Adidas, Asiana Airlines, AMG, Chevrolet, Converse, Hyundai, Kia, Korean Air, LG, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Motorola, O2, Renault, Samsung, Siemens, Toyota, trivago and ZDF.