Nachts leben

Documentary Film

How do individuals who stay awake, experience the night? Although we usually see them asleep during the daytime, here we are introduced to 5 individuals who choose to or must stay awake throughout the night. With only the street lamps to guide us, our new “Mach mal” production explores the lives of these individuals, as each one of them has a unique perspective and their own individualized experience of what it means to have a lifestyle consisting of dark “day-times.”

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Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk


Helmut Stein, Michael Erhardt, Sigrun Scheffler, Paulus Klassen, Michal Sedlacek


Jonas Brock, Tim Walther

Production Managers

Tina Jansen, Jeanette Bartsch, Nele Avermann

Line Producers

Alena Wohlfahrt, Alina Festor, Alyssa Voigt, Annemarie Furchert, Paul Prudyus, Bianka Schüßler, Chantal Krieg, Emie Dehmelt, Isabell Utmann, Lisa Müller, Sophie Hebestreit


Ahmed Elsabroat, Julius Jendrezok, Lorenz Taeschner, Luisa Otto, Toni Gräfe

Location Sound

Alexander Leichsenring, Florian Claes, Tassilo Klöppel, Victoria Göbel

Film Score Composer

Tim Walther


Ahmed Elsabroat, Julius Jendrezok, Lorenz Taeschner, Luisa Otto,
Tassilo Klöppel, Alexander Leichsenring, Florian Claes, Toni Gräfe, Tim Walther

Color Grading

Robert Winter


Panasonic VariCam LT, Sony Alpha 7S II, Sigma Cine Zooms, Canon L Series Zooms

Awards & Achievements

Meduc Award 2019 – Special Mention Category: Journalism