Stefan Raiser
Stefan completed two semesters at law school before enrolling at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, majoring in Dramatic Feature Production, and graduating with honors. As a holder of two scholarships from GWFF and one from VGF, Stefan also studied at the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2000 he founded Dreamtool Entertainment. "It's our teamwork that makes the dream work!" has been the company's motto ever since. Their first MOW, multi-generational comedy "My First Boyfriend, Mother and Me" was nominated for the prestigious Adolf-Grimme-Award, won two German-Television-Awards and one Bavarian-Television-Award. Dreamtool subsequently left its mark with TV-Event-Movies with budgets of up to € 8 million, stellar ratings, and remarkable world sales, such as "Bermuda Triangle North Sea", "Nina Undercover" and "Heroes". The treasure hunt trilogy, "The Charlemagne Code", "Spear of Destiny" and "The Hunt for the Amber Room", were not just ratings and sales hits but were even released in Chinese cinema. A testament to Dreamtool's genre diversity are TV dramas like "Shadow Kids", "Twice Another Life", "Neither Fish nor Fowl", feature films "Sisters" and English-language WWII drama "Joy Division". In the cinema, Dreamtool made a mark with the children's book adaptation of "Liliane Susewind - An Animal Adventure ", which sold half a million tickets in Germany, distributed by SONY. Whether it is the award-winning ZDFneo series "Blaumacher ", the "Barcelona-Crime" series for ARD, or Annette Frier as an autistic woman in the triumphant series for ZDF, "Ella Schoen" — Dreamtool continuously delivers successful and impactful content. Currently streaming on ARD is the multi-part, award-winning film adaptation of the Siegfried Lenz bestseller "The Turncoat" directed by Oscar winner Florian Gallenberger and starring Jannis Niewöhner, Rainer Bock, Bjarne Mädel, Katharina Schüttler, Ulrich Tukur and many others, which was watched by over 23 million viewers linearly and online since its premiere. Currently, Dreamtool is filming the medical series "Dr.Nice" and the multi-part "Hotel Barcelona". Stefan created both projects. Dreamtool is part of the Beta Group from industry veteran Jan Mojto. "We are here to entertain — your heart and your brain" Stefan outlines the company philosophy. Stefan is a European TV Drama Series Lab alumnus, where he was mentored by creators/showrunners Glen Mazzara, Peter Blake and Craig Wright.