NORDPOLARIS was founded in 2014 by Fabian Halbig (IMDb / cu) and Florian Kamhuber (IMDb / cu) while still studying at the HFF Munich. During their time at university, the company produced more than 20 fictional and documentary short and feature-length films, which were shown at numerous international festivals and commercially distributed. These include the tragic comedy DINKY SINKY (Fipresci and “Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino”), the 90-minute one-shot thriller LIMBO, which was awarded the IMAGO Award and the VGF Young Producer’ Prize in 2019, as well as SORRY, COMRADE, which celebrated its premiere at the Berlin Int. Film Festival 2022.

The young company develops and produces films and series for a broad audience.

Since 2020, NORDPOLARIS also acts as an independent film distributor with focus on event programming and alternative content. Projects to date include the event documentary IMMER NOCH JUNG, live cinema broadcasts of the SALZBURGER FESTSPIELE and, in September 2021, the first nationwide live premiere of an Amazon Prime Original format “LOL: LAST ONE LAUGHING IM KINO” (#2 on the GER box office chart).

Fabian Halbig

Fabi Halbig

FABIAN HALBIG (*1992) studied “Production and Media Business” at the HFF Munich from 2012 to 2017, where he co-founded NORDPOLARIS with Florian Kamhuber and produced various award-winning short and feature films. During his studies he was a scholarship holder of the VFF, the Studienstiftung des Dt. Volkes as well as the Max Weber Program. In the meantime he worked for Koryphäen Film in the areas of production (among others “For Your Own Good”) and distribution (“The Most Beautiful Couple”). During the corona pandemic, he was co-responsible for the Popup Drive In Cinema Munich.

At NORDPOLARIS he is responsible for production and distribution.

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Florian Kamhuber

* 9 September 1990 in München.

FLORIAN KAMHUBER completed his studies in production and media economics at the University of Television and Film Munich. He was a scholar of the VFF and the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. Together with Fabian Halbig, he founded NORDPOLARIS at the HFF and produced several award-winning films (including DINKY SINKY and IMMER NOCH JUNG). He worked for Leo Kirch, Jan Mojto, Roger Corman, and Roland Emmerich. Since 2016 he has been producing series projects for NEUESUPER and most recently supervised Hindafing (BR/Netflix) and ACHT TAGE (Sky).

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Melissa Byrne

Melissa Byrne studied production and media economics at the University of Television and Film Munich, holding scholarships from VFF and Cusanuswerk. During her studies, she produced film projects that were awarded the Golden Lola at the German Short Film Award, the Starter Film Award and the Palm Springs Int. Shortfest, among others. She also worked as a writers’ assistant at VIAFILM and then as a writer for film production companies such as Claussen+Putz, Tobis Film and Hager Moss. In October 2021 she started working as a producer for NORDPOLARIS.
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Aline Bender

Aline Bender graduated with a degree in screenwriting from the University of Television and Film Munich. During her time at the HFF she participated as a writer in various projects and worked for the film school. Since then she has worked for several productions in the directing and art department (among others Pantaleon Films, Claussen+Putz).

In 2021 she co-wrote the BR radio play “Das neue Vertrauen” with Alex Schaad, which was nominated for the 18th ARD Hörspieltage.

She is also a chef with sommelier experience.

At NORDPOLARIS she works as an assistant for distribution.

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