The Last Remix

A documentary by Olaf Held
A Monarda Arts and digital images production.
In association with ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel. With the support of Mitteldeutschen Medienförderung


Remixes, mashups and collages are art forms which have become a mass phenomenon through the internet. These forms of art have been discredited and marginalized as “street art” just because they do not fit into the conventional exploitation schemes. The legal boundaries for the resulting works are unclear at best or it is simply illegal. A survey at and beyond the grey area.

Meet David Wessel, aka Mashup Germany, who takes monotonous pop songs of the past to create completely new music pieces, enjoyed by thousands of excited fans. Meet media critic Stefan Niggemeier, whose blog and facebook page receive thousands of clicks a day. Meet internet artist Tobias Leingruber, developer of “Pirates of the Amazon”. Meet composer Johannes Kreidler, who by one simple act questioned the whole reasonableness of the German organization for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights GEMA. And meet producer and Berlin’s undersecretary of culture Tim Renner, attorney Till Kreutzer, journalist Dirk von Gehlen, online activist Markus Beckedahl, art professor and online artist Cornelia Sollfrank, label owner and musician Olaf Bender, collage artist Jan Kummer, economist Eckhardt Höffner, and co-founder of the Missionary Church of Kopimism Isak Gerson.

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Producer: Torsten Bönnhoff
Executive Producer: Dirk Simon, Mario Fischer
Production Assistants: Henriette Stallbaum-Fiedler, Diana Kallauke
Directed for Screen by: Olaf Held
Author: Olaf Held, Marita Stocker
Dramaturgy: Gabriele Brunnenmeyer
Camera: Johannes Praus
Sound: Marc Meusinger
Editor: Jana Dugnus
Music: Jarii van Gohl
Postproduction: Digital Images GmbH
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 84 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Year of production: 2015