Emilia Productions is based in Zurich and was established in 2013 by Judith Lichtneckert. Her passion for film making comprises both creative documentaries and fiction films. Her special focus lies on projects committed to cultural and social issues.
“Reset – Restart” is the first project released by Emilia Productions.
Judith Lichtneckert studied Media Science, Sociology and English Literature & Linguistics at the University of Basel, where she also attended various interdisciplinary seminars on video/film production. Concurrently she worked as a computer programmer, played bass in a rockband and ran a booking agency for European tours. In 2001 she got a degree as a multi media master and entered the film world by joining point de vue audiovisual productions in Basel focusing on documentaries.
In 2005 she also entered the realm of fiction films. Since then she has been working on feature films, tv movies and commercials as a freelance assistant director, production manager and producer.
Apart from a great number of FOCAL seminars over the years on various topics concerning film production she also participated in the MEDIA Training “Production Value” as 1st AD in 2010. From October 2016 - March 2017 she attended the script writing training by Urs Bühler. In March 2017 she participated in the „ProPro Producers’ Programme for Women“ in Vienna (an initiative by the Austrian Film Institute.)
FILMOGRAPHY - excerpt
2017 «Der Bestatter – 6th Season» TV Serial (6 episodes). D: Katalin Gödrös, This Lüscher. P: Snakefilm / SRF. - Production Manager
2016 «Der Bestatter – 5th Season» TV Serial (6 episodes). D: Katalin Gödrös, Tom Gerber. P: Snakefilm / SRF. - Production Manager
2016: «Reset - Restart» Documentary (cinema). 1st feature as director. P: Unico Film GmbH & Emilia Productions GmbH.
2016: «A1 – Ein Streifen Schweizer Strasse» TV Doc 52 min. D: Tobi & Mike Müller.
P: Jurasüdfuss GmbH / SRF – Producer
2015 «Der Polder» Fiction (cinema). D: Samuel Schwarz & Julian M. Grünthal P: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion / kamm(m)acher GmbH / Niama Film / SRF / SWR. - Producer.
2015 «Der Bestatter – 4th Season» TV Serial (6 episodes). D: Chris Niemeyer, Katalin Gödrös, Tom Gerber. P: Snakefilm / SRF. - Production Manager
2014 «Der Verdacht» Fiction (TV). D: Sabine Boss. P: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion / SRF. -Production Manager.
2014 «Der Bestatter – 3rd Season» TV Serial (6 episodes). D: Chris Niemeyer, Markus Welter. P: Snakefilm / SRF. - Production Manager.
2013 «Der Bestatter – 2nd Season» TV Serial (6 episodes). D: Christian von Castelberg, Chris Niemeyer, Markus Welter. P: Snakefilm / SRF. - Production Manager.
2013 «Bitter Lemons» Documentray (cinema). D: Adnan Hadzi, Lennaart van Oldenburg. P: h&o films – Production Manager.
2012 «Rosie» Fiction (cinema). D: Marcel Gisler. P: Cobra Film – 1st AD.
2011 «Fritz Hauser_Klangwerker» Documentary (TV). D: Erich Busslinger. P: point de vue/SRF/3Sat - Producer.
2011 «Hier & Jetzt» Fiction (cinema). D: Katrin Barben. P: Lomotion AG – 1st AD.
2010 «Mary & Johnny» Fiction (cinema). D: Samuel Schwarz, Julian M. Grünthal. P: kamm(m)acher gmbh - Producer, Production Manager, 1st AD.
2009 «Hunkeler und der Fall Livius» Fiction (TV). D: Stefan Jäger. P: snakefilm/SRF/Arte - Production Manager.
2008 «Manipulation» Fiction (cinema). D: Pascal Verdosci. P: Sunvision - 1st AD.