Company Director, Concept & Photography
Florian is a hands-on guy through and through. Only one direction counts: forwards. No matter whether it’s a concept, a story or a shelf. He’s passionate about creating shots, spots anything that’s out of focus in feature films and once published a picture book.
At work, Florian develops concepts, organises shoots, sets up lighting, mans the camera, animates with the patience of Job, edits and handles colour correction. It’s also not uncommon to see him brandishing a saw or electric screwdriver. Outside of work, he prefers two wheels to four, enjoys expanding his rudimentary knowledge of electrical engineering and makes concrete lamps.
Annette is the mistress of numbers at Studio Flox. Thanks to a strong organizational talent and studying film production she's amazing at everything us designers suck at: targets, timings and tallies. She's always in the best of moods, which makes working with her a blast.
One dare say Annette keeps the boat afloat. She calculates, calls and coordinates without respite. She constantly drives us forward and urges us to get things done in a reasonable amount of time. In her free time she's a frenetic cat lover, pilates freak and Ouzo fan.
Company Director, Concept & Direction
Maximilian is the perfectionist of the Flox family. Nothing is left to chance. Every detail counts. He loves storytelling and can’t relax until all the parts fit together seamlessly. He oozes enthusiasm and his passion for wordplay is unrivalled.
At work, Maximilian creates concepts and animation timing charts, directs the films and handles sound. Outside of work, he grinds his own coffee, cooks carrots sous-vide and watches Woody Allen films for the 100th time.
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We are thinkers. It takes a lot of thought making things feel light and easy.
We are filmmakers. We fight for inspiring stories and touching emotions. Nothing is indifferent.
We are designers. We carefully create every single frame of our films.
We are makers. The paper-cutting, wood-processing, stopmotion-loving makers of small pieces of art.
We embrace technology. Because innovation is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
We make it real. We build stuff by hand. The magic lies in tiny little imperfections.
We are a team. Because we’re better together!
There are times in your career when you think: things could be better. Things could be considerably better. Then, you set out on a journey and, before you know it, you’ve reached the point of no return. In retrospect, we can honestly say we made the right decision.
The moment came unexpectedly. We were both working as freelancers, Maximilian as a director, Florian as cameraman and photographer. They were good years, full of new experiences and exciting projects for well-known clients. We often collaborated and found that we were more creative as a team than working alone. We shared a passion for filmmaking, as well as some of the quiet periods between projects.
But then we wanted more. More client contact, more creative space, more responsibility and artistic freedom. And we wanted this on a long-term basis, with lasting relationships to clients and partners. On top of this, we had lots of ideas about how we could improve the filmmaking process, both in terms of planning and implementation.
From then on it all seemed to happen so fast. Registering the company, opening a bank account, finding premises and moving in, thinking of a name. May we introduce: Studio Flox – your one-stop shop for films that go the extra mile. Since 2013, we’ve already completed a whole range of projects and learned valuable lessons about drafting concepts, directing and production. Nica, our stop motion and set design expert, has been a permanent member of the team since September 2014.
So, what now? It’s pedal to the metal and time to make plenty more passion-fuelled films – for you.
To be continued…