Fascinating Material for Extraordinary Cinema

The beginnings of CORSO Film lie in the year 2008 when Erik Winker, Martin Roelly and Andreas Brauer founded the production company HUPE Film in Cologne/Germany. With increasing success the company produced documentaries and fiction films for the national and international market. Until today the team considers intensive plot development and close cooperation with the authors most important.


The films of the company are running regularly on festivals worldwide and have been awarded several times. Since August 2016 Martin Roelly and Erik Winker are running the company under the new name CORSO Film. In December 2017 CORSO Film opened a new office in Stuttgart in South-Germany, led by Ümit Uludag.

Erik Winker

Born 1973 in Stuttgart. Studies in Communication, Film Science, Educational Science and TV Production in Münster, Berlin and Manchester, finishing with a Master degree. Afterwards studies in film direction at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, finishing with diploma and the feature-length documentary „Solo Ultra“. 2003-2007 fully employed producer at LICHTBLICK Film Cologne and involved in several national and international co-productions. Teaching assignments at various film schools and univesities such as HS Mainz, ifs Cologne or MHMK Cologne and tutor for national and international film workshops. Regular member of funding and festival juries and chairman of the filmmaker´s association Filmbüro NW e.V.

Martin Roelly

Born in 1977 in Kassel, Germany. Studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne from 1999 to 2004. Graduated with a Masters degree with "Böse" ("Evil"), a short film developed for children. Afterwards worked as an independent head of production in various short films and a producer of music videos and corporate films. Head of theater at Odeon Lichtspieltheater GmbH in Cologne since October 2007.



Florian-Malte Fimpel

Born in 1981 in Berlin. 2004-2010 study of media sciences, political science and art history at Philipps University Marburg and Victoria University Melbourne. Degree of Magister Artium in 2010. Since 2010 as an intern, afterwards as production assistant at CORSO Film. Occupational Training as production manager at Filmhaus Cologne with IHK certificate. Since then production manager and assistant of producers at CORSO Film.