In the very
first scene, the viewer encounters awe-inspiring nature. "We are
surrounded by energy, always and everywhere", describes the voice from the
off the twitching lightning, the meter-high waves, the passing clouds. Rhythmic
music, goose bumps. The entry into the world of MAN Energy Solutions is
spectacular. The most important task of the corporate movie is to transfer the
ingenuity of the company into a new era. "The art of engineering usually
begins in small details - with a sketch on a piece of paper or a napkin at
dinner. We used this approach and followed our protagonists as they drew these
sketches not on paper, but with their intellectual imagination directly into
the landscape - in other words, into the places where the new is to be created.
As soon as the sketch is made, the drawing magically becomes reality. The
message is clear: MAN not only has the inventive spirit that is relevant for
the future, but also the strength and competence to turn these ideas into reality,"
says Jan Hellstern, director and screenwriter, explaining the concept.
Most of the
actors in the new corporate movie come from MAN Energy Solutions' own ranks. In
addition to professional actors, eight colleagues from Copenhagen and
Oberhausen agreed to participate. Marie Brinkgaard, Head of HR Business
Partners & Occupational Health, was enthusiastic: "Even though we had
to shoot at night or on weekends because of the weather and the light settings,
it was a great experience. The film team showed us the storyboard of the scenes
and told us what emotions and atmosphere the film should express. So I felt
involved and was able to get into the role quite well despite the unknown
script was written in collaboration between Jan Hellstern, Torsten Gauger (Production
Manager), Christiane Kröhling (GGKA) and Simon Wächter (GGKC): "To present
MAN Energy Solutions' extensive fields of work and activities in an appropriate
way for employees, customers and stakeholders was a challenging task,"
says Hellstern. "The locations were also adventurous: the weather in the
Faroe Islands, for example, is changing rapidly and the geographical conditions
pose some risks for the shooting." Nevertheless, impressive pictures were
taken on this group of islands in the North Atlantic..
Lonely, but not abandoned: The Faroe Islands in the North
Atlantic have around 50,000 inhabitants who depend on a
stable supply of energy and heat.
locations were the Remote Operation Center and the PrimeServ Academy in
Oberhausen, the port of Copenhagen and the solar power plant Andasol in
Andalusia. "I think it's great that we also received support for our
corporate movie from our customers," emphasizes Christiane Kröhling, who
was in charge of this project.
particular challenge for the filmmakers was to produce the film with all its
locations and technical requirements to a high standard using the available
means. "In this context, I would like to emphasize how excellent the
cooperation with MAN was. I would like to take this opportunity to thank
everyone most sincerely for their tireless efforts," says director Jan
Hellstern. Marie Brinkgaard would immediately join in again: "I believe in
Employee Advocacy and the participation of MAN ES' employees makes the film more
authentic and sensitizes us to our brand and strategy."
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Presenting MAN Energy Solutions’
many spheres of work and activity appropriately for employees, customers and
stakeholders was a challenge.