STILL YOUNG – 15 Years of Killerpilze



directors David Schlichter & Fabian Halbig
genre music documentary
DoP David Schlichter
language German / English
length 115 min.
production year 2017
world premiere Filmfest München 2017


“Still young – 15 years of Killerpilze” shows the rise, fall, and resurrection of Germany’s youngest teen band: After the success as a “BRAVO-teenie-band” and the unexpected exit from the Major Record Company, the band threatened to fall into public insignificance. “Still young” accompanies the band on a bumpy road back to the big world’s stages with the goal of becoming “Germany’s biggest rock band.”

Narrated by (ex-)band members, family, management, many prominent musicians (including Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, Jennifer Rostock, Felix Brummer [Kraftklub], Michael ‘Curse’ Kurth and many more) and filled with unpublished archive material from the first band rehearsal in 2002 to the release of the successful album “High” (2016), the film offers a relentless look behind the scenes of the German music landscape of the 00s.

Event Cinema Start: 05 October 2017 (NORDPOLARIS / 24 pictures)

Presse (Auswahl)

“Absolutely worth seeing!” (BILD)

“Yet a classic of the music doc genre: a heroic tale of rise, fall and comeback.” (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)

“Like a diary: exciting, honest and unsparing.” (

“Band archive, which shows pretty much everything the music business has to offer in terms of ups and downs.” (N-TV news)

“IMMER NOCH JUNG not only traces the history of a band, but also an unmasking picture of a man-eating pop industry.” (Neue Presse)