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ACADEMY FILMS SIGN EUGEN MERHER.
29 September 2022

Eugen Merher has become the latest Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg graduate to join Academy Films. After signing Dorian & Daniel in 2017, Academy knew they would revisit Ludwigsburg one day—they just had to bide their time.

When the team caught wind of Moldovan-born Merher, they knew their patience had paid off. Academy's head of emerging talent, Darapen Vongsa-Nga, says: "After we collectively watched Eugen's reel it was an incredibly short conversation."



"His level of craft and storytelling is exactly what we are looking for at Academy alongside his passion and hunger to create," Vongsa-Nga explains. "We are thrilled to welcome such an exciting talent and look forward to watching him grow as a filmmaker."


I've been looking up to Academy's work for years during my film school time and beyond.

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Mehrer has soild foundations, as demonstrated by this thoughtful short film about child marriage in Latin America and the Caribbean. Faster than her dream motorcycle at top speed, the protagonist's agency disappears when she's forced to marry an older boy. The way Mehrer teases a getaway is especially well done.


So what does the man himself have to say about his new home? "I've been looking up to Academy's work for years during my film school time and beyond. It was a no-brainer when they asked me if I'd like to sign with them and I feel truly honoured to be on the roster with some of the most talented and seasoned directors out there."

You can see more of Eugen Mehrer's work here. To discuss availability, call George Floyd on 020 7395 4155 or email george@academyfilms.com.

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