HOMETOWN is a director & dop duo, based in Germany. They are connected by their origin, friendship and a shared passion to make stories become film. Together they have found their voice - being strongly influenced by Jan Eric’s Scandinavian roots and his background in graphic design together with Alex‘ passion to freeze memories onto film and his relentless search for beauty. As their projects are spread throughout the worlds of fiction, commercial and documentary, HOMETOWN as a duo doesn‘t like to pinpoint themselves to one genre or topic. Because they believe that there is a story behind every person, company and product waiting to be told.
„To pursue my passion, I needed to leave the ordinary path. Freediving initiated a change in myself and started a journey of finding out where I belong in this world. A change that lets me connect with myself and the people around me.“ This documentary is about Timo, a 33 year old freediver, coach and motivational speaker who left his former path. It shows how connecting with the sea has changed his life. Director: Jan Eric Hühn Director of Photography: Alex Schuchmann Music & Sounddesign: Henric Schleiner Re-recording: Henning Großmann Behind the scenes: Max Schmedes Additional water shots: Ali Reuß Edit & Titles: Jan Eric Hühn Color: Alex Schuchmann Thanks to our sponsors and supporters: Garmin, Mercedes-Benz, Cineone, Elios, Dachstein, Kerbholz, Hypoxia, Wavepatrol & Alchemy The film was shot on Gozo, Malta as well as in the Austrian Alps between May and June 2018.
Off The Beaten Path
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L'Occitane - Emilia Schüle
starring: emilia schüle production company: wevame // marvin ströter director: jan eric hühn director of photography: alex schuchmann editor: marvin ströter styling: dana roski make-up: phillipp koch verheyen photography: sebastian berthold wevame.com/ hometowncreations.de/ de.loccitane.com/emilia-schuele,77,2,93537,1274504.htm
Nine Til Now
Born and Raised in a small German village, far away from wind and water, Marco has made his way into the top league of the windsurf world. Three months ago we followed him to Leucate in South France to shoot a film, which was in our minds for several years. follow our journey on instagram @hometownstories find the music on soundcloud: soundcloud.com/eeph/sets/nine-till-now production company: Hometown Creations director: Jan Eric Hühn director of photography: Alex Schuchmann music & sounddesign: eeph aka. Henric Schleiner supported by: Aevor JaKlar Chiemsee Fanatic ION Kerbholz Maui Ultra Fins North Sails Panasonic Wesh Center Crew Carry Rent Kr -One Oneil Eyewear FH Dortmund Leucate, France 2017
Shaped By The Ocean
While traveling the Philippines earlier this year, we were looking for someone inspiring. For someone we could tell a story about. Starry eyed we brought this wish and all our camera gear to an remote Island called Siargao, not knowing what to film there. Through contact with dozens of locals we understood that there was this one guy, who might deserve a platform for his story. So we met the 18 years old surfer Edwardo Alciso who gave us an introduction to his life. This film is a passion film, non commercial - shot and realized by a handful of people. Thanks to everyone who helped creating this 5min insight in Edwardo's life. directors: alex schuchmann & zoé paula production company: hometown director of photography & editor: alex schuchmann underwater cinematography: oliver bayer music & sounddesign: henric schleiner aka. eeph translation: jolan saavedra bts photography: max schmedes & zoé paula
"OMOGENEO" is a short film about an italian family highlighting their unique understanding of life. built around the philosophical thoughts and music of the father davide garattoni, it deals with the balance between the life in society and nature. when the family first moved to fuerteventura they lived in a tipi close to the beach for about 5 years - in total harmony with nature. then they were forced by the government to find a concrete house within one day otherwise they would have taken away their children. close to majanicho they found a house, allowing them to keep custody of their children. featured on directors note directorsnotes.com/2019/06/25/jan-eric-huehn-alex-schuchmann-omogeneo/ starring: davide garattoni production company: hometown director: jan eric huehn director of photography: alex schuchmann 1ac/steadycam: karsten jäger 2ac: jonathan brunner field recording: henric schleiner (ti:me:co:de) re-recording: henning großmann (ti:me:co:de) editors: jan eric huehn & alex schuchmann colorist: christian richter title design: tobi mania translation: lucrezia zanardi & linda pittofratti shot on fuerteventura 2019