The Team

Carl-A. Fechner Johanna Jaurich
„People know more about the dramas of this world than about their solutions. We are here to change that.“
– Carl-A. Fechner, film producer & director 
What began in 1989 as a small company with great ideals has since become one of the most renowned film productions in Germany. For over 30 years, fechnerMEDIA produces films that give impetus, which inspire, are courageous and unconventional and are produced to the highest quality, together with a love for detail. True to their motto, the fechnerMEDIA team focuses on topics in areas of sustainability, renewable energies and social justice: To show role models for sustainable action. 
The company now looks back on over 50 TV documentaries, 3 cinema documentaries (THE 4th REVOLUTION with over 10 million viewers worldwide, POWER TO CHANGE and CLIMATE WARRIORS) and countless image and information films for sustainable companies. Their projects have so far led the team around Carl-A. Fechner to meet fascinating, inspiring and special people in over 80 countries. 
When Johanna Jaurich and Carl-A. Fechner first heard about „Fridays for Future“ in
December 2018, it was clear to them that this movement would change the world. For weeks they researched, met with protagonists, accompanied them on demonstrations as well as in their everyday lives and formed their own picture of „Fridays for Future“. A picture that gives them hope and makes them more confident about the future. A picture that can inspire and motivate people all over the world to work for our planet with all their power and collective energy. fechnerMEDIA wants to carry this message out into the world – with a movie and your support!
Carl-A. Fechner

Carl-A. Fechner, director

Carl-A. Fechner is a graduate pedagogue, journalist, filmmaker and producer.

Since its founding in 1989, Carl-A. Fechner’s company fechnerMEDIA has demonstrated examples of sustainable action – in a large number of internationally award-winning documentaries, publicity campaigns and cross-media projects.

Johanna Jaurich

Johanna Jaurich, director

During the course of her media studies at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Johanna Jaurich focused on film studies and media psychology.

She gained experience at Greenpeace in the video-editing department and also across a number of independent film projects

Gabriele Di Stefano, Production manager

In 2002 Gabriele Di Stefano started out at fechnerMEDIA as a Production Assistant working on diverse film projects.

In 2006 she became the company’s Head of Production responsible for numerous successful TV and corporate films.

In 2009 she took a one-year professional development course by the Cologne Film School and Babelsberg Studios to become a certified production manager and producer.

Patrick Fait, Studio manager

From 2009 to 2013, Patrick Fait completed his training as a media designer for image and sound at fechnerMEDIA and subsequently worked as the technical director. During his time at fechnerMEDIA and his following studies at the FH Dortmund in Film & Sound with focus on film, Patrick implemented numerous projects as a graphic designer and cutter.

Since 2018, Patrick Fait has once again become an integral part of our team and is responsible for handling the post production of FRIDAYS.

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