The comedy web series The Man for your Sins has been produced by Joachim Jung since 2011. In a dual capacity as author and director, he tells the story of a priest who offers a confession-to-go for the sinners by setting up a container in the heart of Berlin. While being visited by a couple of interesting individuals and trying to bring some sense or meaning into their lives, the priest deals with unresolved problems of his own.
Joachim Jung talked with us about his series, his ideas and the production process and also has an good advice for aspiring series creators.
Jung received Best Screenplay awards for his shorts Dog Day (2006) and The Dream Girl (2007), and Best Cinematography for Dog Day at the Duke City Shootout Festival in New Mexico, USA, in 2006 and 2007. His short film American Night, produced in Los Angeles, received third place at the industry festival Tatort Eifel in 2007 and was shown at the Max Ophüls Film Prize 2007. Joachim Jung completed his studies in film, theater and journalism at the FU Berlin in 1989 with a master’s degree. Since 1989 he has worked in German and American film productions. From 1989 to 1993 he directed music videos. After several years as a gaffer and film editor, he now works for German and US cinema and television productions as Director of Photography. At the same time, Joachim Jung directs short films and documentaries.
Text: Lisa Heimbach
Interview: Lisa Heimbach, Chris Tom Mathews, Celina Schmitt
Camera: Chris Tom Mathews
Sound: Lisa Heimbach
Editing: Chris Tom Mathews, Lisa Heimbach
The Man For Your Sins (2021)
Runtime: 7 x 4 min
Director: Joachim Jung
Writer: Joachim Jung
Producer: Joachim Jung, Jung-Film
Cast: Hannes Hellmann, Maria Kempken, Shadi Eck, Sascha Schicht, Iréna Vilkova, Maria Zharkova, Bernd Grawert, Ben Mangelsdorf, Samuel Finzi, Gustav Peter Wöhler, Maike Bollow, Angela Roy, Jale Arikan, Gioia Jung