Based near Munich in Bavaria, Penned Pictures develops, packages and produces European and International projects for global theatrical, television, and digital-delivery (VOD) markets. Looking beyond the simple media of film, we seek to develop IPs that correspond to the full spectrum of entertainment and media supports, including comic books, animation, transmedia and VR.
Founded in 2019, Penned Pictures GmbH is headed by Josef Brandmaier and John Hörnschemeyer. In 2021, Jan Bonath, Vice-Chairman of the German Film & TV Producers' Alliance (Produzentenallianz), and Chairman of the Animation Section, joined the company as both partner and producer.
Production, Sales and Finance
Development & Production
Development & Production, Animation
In order to facilitate the development of Sino-German co-productions, Penned Pictures is actively cultivating strategic partnerships with members of the Chinese film industry, assisted by a 'China-specific' team with solid experience of both the Chinese film industry and cultural exchanges between the two countries.