Thomas Blieninger

Producer / Line Producer

Thomas Blieninger started his career in film working for the film magazine Blickpunkt: Film where he was engaged as Editor and later Senior Editor between 1997 and 2003.
He produced his first short films by Marcus H. Rosenmüller (Kümmel & Korn) and Stefan Betz (Sommergeschäfte) during his time at the magazine.
He has been working as a freelance filmmaker since April 2003. He founded Lieblingsfilm GmbH with directors/writers Marcus H. Rosenmüller and Stefan Betz in September of the same year. Thomas Blieninger took on the role of Head of Production for numerous films for the small and the big screen, working with d.i.e.film.GmbH, Teamworx, Geißendörfer Film and TV 60 among others.In 2008, Lieblingsfilm GbR merged with schlicht und ergreifend GbR with producers Philipp Budweg and director Johannes Schmid to become schlicht und ergreifend GmbH. Thomas Blieninger has been a shareholder and Production Manager of the company that was re-named Lieblingsfilm GmbH in 2011.
Filmography (selection)

Filmography as Line Producer

2016

RICO, OSKAR UND DER DIEBSTAHLSTEIN, Feature film, Lieblingsfilm
(Director: Neele Leana Vollmar) Distribution: Twentieth Century Fox

2015               

RICO, OSKAR UND DAS HERZGEBRECHE, Feature film, Lieblingsfilm
(Director: Wolfgang Groos) Distribution: Twentieth Century Fox

 

2014

BESTE CHANCE, TV film (Co-production Lieblingsfilm + H&V Entertainment GmbH)
(Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller) Broadcaster: BR

2013

SAPHIRBLAU, Feature film
(Director: Felix Fuchssteiner) Distribution: Concorde FilmDistribution

RICO, OSKAR UND DIE TIEFERSCHATTEN, Feature film
(Director: Neele Leana Vollmar) Distribution: Twentieth Century Fox (Germany)

2012

RUBINROT, Feature film
(Director: Felix Fuchssteiner) Distribution: Concorde FilmDistribution

2011

WINTERTOCHTER, Feature film
(Director: Johannes Schmid) Distribution: Zorro Film

  • Golden Lola for „Best Children’s Film“ at German Film Awards 2012

Filmography as Producer

2016

In production
ALPENBRENNEN (AT), Feature film
(Director: Tobias Wiemann)

SMARAGDGRÜN, Feature film
(Director: Felix Fuchssteiner) Distribution: Concorde Filmverleih

AGNES, Feature film
(Director: Johannes Schmid) Distribution: Neue Visionen Filmverleih

2013

SAPHIRBLAU, Feature film
(Director: Felix Fuchssteiner) Distribution: Concorde FilmDistribution

2008

DARÜBER HINAUS (23 mins, Super 16mm) with Lieblingsfilm GbR
(Director: Volker Petters)

  • FBW-Prädikat: Wertvoll (FBW certification mark: valuable)
2004

GRENZVERKEHR (90 mins, 35mm), Feature film, Ausführende Produktion
(Director: Stefan Betz) a d.i.e.film.gmbh production
Distribution: Movienet Film; Release date: 18. August 2005

2003

EXIL (14 mins, S-16), Short film
(Director: Stefan Panzner)

  • Graduation film at HFF Munich

C’EST LA VIE (15 mins, 35 mm), Short film
(Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller), Co-production with Kaliber 35, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio Universal/13th Street

  • FBW-Prädikat: Besonders Wertvoll (FBW certification mark: especially valuable)
  • January 2005: Filmfest Max Ophüls Award Saarbrücken
2002

SOMMERGESCHÄFTE (15 mins, S-16), Short film
(Director: Stefan Betz)

  • FBW-Prädikat: Wertvoll (FBW certification mark: valuable)
  • Landshuter Kurzfilmtage2002 (14. – 17. März); 1. Audience Award
  • Kurzfilmfest Exground Wiesbaden (15. – 24.11.2002); 2. Audience Award
2000

KÜMMEL & KORN (15 mins, S-16), Short film
(Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller)

  • Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2000:

2. Audience Award; Special Mention by the Jury of the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

  • Landshuter Kurzfilmtage 2001; 1. Audience Award, 2. Jury Award
  • „Laudable mention“ Starter-Filmpreis of the city of Munich 2001
  • FBW-Prädikat: Besonders Wertvoll (FBW certification mark: especially valuable)
1996

BLUT (8 mins, 35 Millimeter), Short film
(Director: Stefan Betz)

  • Opening film at the Landshuter Kurzfilmtage 2001
1994

HARMAGEDDON (20 mins, 8 Millimeter), Short film
(Director: Stefan Betz)

  • Bayerische Jugendfilmpreise 1998; Script, camera
1993

BABYLON NIEDERBAYERN (50 mins, S-VHS); + Script, leading actor
(Director: Stefan Betz)

  • Niederbayerischer Jugendfilmpreis 1995

Filmography as Production Manager

2008

TOTENTANZ, TV-Film Hofmann & Voges für BR
(Director: Corbinian Lippl, Producer: Rima Schmidt)

DIE PERLMUTTERFARBE, Feature film, d.i.e.film.gmbh
(Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Producers: Robert Marciniak, Uli Aselmann)

2007

POLIZEIRUF 110, d.i.e.film.gmbh for ARD
(Director: Alain Gsponer, Produzent: Uli Aselmann)

BESTE GEGEND, Monaco Film, Broadcaster: BR 
(Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Produzent: Nils Dünker)

2006

BESTE ZEIT, Monaco Film, Broadcaster: BR
(Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Produzent: Nils Dünker)
Release date: 26. Juli 2007 through Constantin Film

DIE AUGEN MEINER MUTTER, Feature film, d.i.e.film.gmbh
(Director: Nuran D. Calis, Producer: Uli Aselmann)

2005

SAYONARA TOKYO, Broadcaster: Sat.1 – German part
(Director: Thomas Kronthaler; Production: d.i.e.film.gmbh)

TONI GOLDWASCHER, Children’s film
(Director: Norbert Lechner; Production: Kevin Lee Film)

Producer with d.i.e.film.gmbh for the feature film WINTERREISE 
(Director: Hans Steinbichler)