– Work –

Selection

The combination of Production Design, Photography and the Fine Arts are essential. Only all the parts together make my work and my mind a complete system. For me, these pieces belong together, like the human body can’t work in a right way with a organ missing. I believe neither of these elements can work well without one another.

This website should give you an general impression how I try to live out that philosophy. I’m still at the beginning of this journey. Yet I have a strong believe that this is the right way.

Rammstein-Deutschland

Credits: Director: Specter Berlin DOP: Armin Franzen Production Designer: Merlin Ortner Production: MMAATTCH

Rammstein Cover Fotoshooting

Credits: Photo: Jes Larsen/Territorium. Production Design: Merlin Ortner Styling: Vibe Dabelsteen, Make up: Louise Bruun, retouch: The Image Faculty. Production: Lunik.

Undine

Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin’s urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water. Credits: Director: Christian Petzold DOP: Hans Fromm Production Designer: Merlin Ortner Set Decorator: Tom Hecker Production: […]

“Suspiria”

Director: Luca Guadagnino DOP: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom Prod. Design: Inbal Weinberg Art Director: Merlin Ortner Prod. Company: Amazon Studios / Mut-Films Country: Germany /Italy Prod. Year: 2017

Narziss & Guldmund

The young Goldmund is sent by his father to study in the monastery Mariabronn and meets there on the religious monastic student Narcissus. Narcissus has dedicated himself to the ascetic and austere life in the monastery with heart and soul and Goldmund first tries to imitate him. An intimate friendship soon develops between the two, […]

Phoenix

Director: Christian Petzold DOP: Hans Fromm Prod. Design: K.D. Gruber Supervising Art Director: Merlin Ortner Prod. Company: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber Unit Manager: Dorissa Berninger Country: Germany, Poland Prod. Year: 2013

The young Karl Marx

Director: Raoul Peck DOP: Kolja Brandt Prod. Design: Benoît Barough Art Director: Merlin Ortner Prod. Company: Agat Filn, Velvet Film, Rohfilm Country: Belgien & Germany Prod. Year: 2015

Armani

Credits: Director: Fabien Constant DOP: Arnaud Carney Production Designer: Merlin Ortner Set Decorator: Tom Hecker Production: Tempomedia

Schwarzkopf – panther

Director: Gordon von Steiner Prod. Designer Merlin Ortner Prod. Company: E+P Films GmbH Country: Germany Prod. Year: 2018

Kovacs – My Love

Director: Sandin Puce DOP: Tobias Jail Prod. Design: Merlin Ortner Prod. Company: Acne Production GmbH Country: Germany Prod. Year: 2014

Klarna

Director: Henrik Alm DOP: Björn Knechtel Production Designer: Merlin Ortner Set Decorator: Christin Busse Production: BWGTBILD

Silbermond – B96

Director: Andreas Bruns DOP: Armin Franzen Prod. Design: Merlin Ortner Prod. Company: Doity Country: Germany Prod. Year: 2016

WWF – I am nature

Director: Alex Eslam Prod. Designer Merlin Ortner DOP: Stephan Burchhardt Prod. Company: Who’s MqQueen Pictures Country: Germany Prod. Year: 2014

Fogotten Time

Forgotten Time (the black and white series) The series searches for hope, for the past in the present. Worlds believed to be forgotten are represented in the now. Photographed with a camera that dates back to the early days of photography. The feedback from time, past and future is the central issue. The most important […]

Gold

Director: Thomas Arslan DOP: Patrick Orth Prod. Design: Reinhild Blaschke Art Director: Merlin Ortner Prod. Company: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber Unit Manager: Florian Koerner Country: Canada Prod. Year: 2012

Leviathan

BARBARA

Director: Christian Petzold DOP: Hans Fromm Prod. Design: K.D. Gruber Ass. Prod Designer: Merlin Ortner Prod. Company: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber Unit Manager: Dorissa Berninger Country: Germany Prod. Year: 2011

KRYS

Director: Matthäus Bussmann DOP: Carl Nilsson Prod. Design: Merlin Ortner Prod. Company: 77p, Paris Prod. Year: 2017

ISMNS

I never see myself A reality is always in the eye of the recipient. How old is she, in which environment did she grow up and which media did she / he surround herself with in the course of her / his life? Perceptions of reality are always coupled with neurological processes; with processes that […]