Dr. Friedrich Kohle

Senior Lecturer Creative Business

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      A global multi-lingual production expert with management experience and a taste for education working as senior lecturer for the Breda University of Applied Sciences.

      In spring 2020 I joined the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) as visiting Associate Professor for the duration of one semester on an exchange. I designed and taught three courses: 1) Video Journalism, 2) Documentary Production and 3) Poetic Documentary Production

      In 2009 I joined BUAS, to teach Film & TV production. Co-chair of the participation council since 2021. I obtained fill tenure in 2012. I am also an external examiner for Nord University, Norway. At BUAS I developed a special interest in documentary filmmaking and Impact Producing. Productions include ‘A Safe Haven’, a short documentary about refugee children in the Netherlands, and ‘God, Church, Pills & Condoms’, a film exploring teenage pregnancies in the Philippines. My documentary ‘The old normal is killing us’ premiered at the Australian GBIENNALE GECO21 International  Festival 2021.

      I began my career in the UK where I studied at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. I obtained my MA in Film & TV production at the Northern Media School, Sheffield Hallam University, and earned my PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

      Notable positions include location manager for the Channel 4 UK feature film Prometheus, Head of Productions at the Lux Centre, post-supervisor for Studio Babelsberg in Berlin for Wim Wender’s documentary Soul of a Man and Jackie Chan’s 80 Days Around the World.

      As Head of Post-production for Bigfoot Entertainment I set up the only Dolby certified cinema mixing stage in the Philippines. South East Asian Projects include the documentary USS Cooper as well as corporate and feature film productions. As Assistant Director for Production and Post-production I contributed to the set-up NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Singapore campus under Oliver Stone and David Irving.

      My research activities focus on Film & TV production, social media and sustainability.


      Film, television, media production, social media, documentary.


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