…it started with one director, a telephone and three confirmed jobs.

Stephan Fruth set up Soup in 2000, without an office or company name but with people who believed in his vision of a production house dedicated to building up German directors and working with people you could be friends with. His professional journey has led him from Munich where he started out as a production manager in Bulle Berndt’s infamous ‚Filmhaus‘, via Hamburg where he led up the local ‚Neue Sentimental Film‘ until it went public and to Berlin introducing his very own ‚Soup.Film‘. From its original boutique size ‚Soup.Film‘ has meanwhile developed to become one of the leading advertising film-production companies in Germany.

As jobs increased in size, Stephan found fantastic partners and managing directors in Sabine Hackl and Ada Zuiderhoek, to consistently steer the company toward high professionalism, tight scheduling, and economical budgeting.

While striking up long-term international relationships to production houses in the UK and USA, ‚Soup.Film‘ still shoots 50% of all jobs in Berlin.