Stuttgart, Germany
April 24 - 27

Michael Coldewey, Executive Producer & CEO, Trixter

Michael Coldewey is currently Executive Producer, shareholder and CEO of the TRIXTER group based in Munich, Berlin and Los Angeles and Professor for Visual Effects at University for Television and Film in Munich (HFF München).

Graduated 1990 with Diploma in Graphic Design, Coldewey started his career as Animation Assistant in an animation studio in Munich, followed by teaching animation at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. Since 1993 Coldewey started Computer Animation as a pioneer at the times and produced various commercials with his company. 1995 Coldewey founded with Producer Eberhard Junkersdorf (THE TIN DRUM) the largest Animation Studio in Germany at the time: Munich Animation Film and directed the animated feature THE FEARLESS FOUR (Warner Bros.). 1997 he directed the animated feature HEAVY METAL 2000, (Columbia Tristar, USA, produced by Kevin Eastman, creator of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES). Coldewey founded 1998 TRIXTER and started his own IPs like the franchise of LILLY THE WITCH (based on KNISTER’s children books) and the French co-production DRAGONHUNTERS. On the service work he is credited for movies like: AVENGERS 1 and 2 (Marvel, Walt Disney), IRON MAN 2 and 3 (Marvel, Walt Disney), CAPTAIN AMERICA 1,2 and 3 (Marvel, Walt Disney), CLOUD ATLAS (X-Filme, Warner Bros.), GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol.2 (Marvel), SPIDERMAN HOMECOMING (Marvel/Sony) and many more. 2013 – 2017 Coldewey was a member of the advisory board of the German Filmfund (DFFF). In March 2015 Coldewey joined the team of Professors at the University for television and film in Munich (HFF München). Michael Coldewey was awarded with the German TV Award, the Bavarian TV Award and nominated for the German Academy Award “Lola”. He is member of the European and German Academy of Motion Pictures and the German producer’s alliance.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and the World Building Institute, supported by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), AMD, AutodeskBackstage, Epic Games and Mackevision. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).