Rotterdam Lab

Sophie Ahrens

Sophie (she/her) was born in London, but grew up in Hamburg, Germany. In 2016 she founded the production company Schuldenberg Films, which is based in Berlin and Bavaria. Sophie believes in diverse storytelling, strong artistic voices and emerging talent. The feature film “Piaffe” by Ann Oren premiered in the concorso internazionale in Locarno 2022.

Schuldenberg Films – Germany 

Schuldenberg Films is an independent film production company based in Berlin and Bad Endorf. SBF focuses on the production of genre-bending fictional and non-fictional film works with a critical and political approach, spanning from feature films and documentaries to experimental art works. SBF is run by producers Sophie Ahrens, Fabian Altenried and Kristof Gerega.

Projects In development

Abitanti by Kerstin Neuwirth, feature
Strange River by Jaume Claret, feature

Projects In production

NOAH by Ali Tamim, feature

Projects In post-production

Life is not a competition, but I'm winning by Julia Fuhr Mann, feature
Südsee by Henrika Kull, feature

Released Films

Piaffe by Ann Oren, feature
Beyond Revolution by Kristof Gerega, feature
NEUBAU by Johannes Maria Schmit, feature


Sophie Ahrens

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab alumni in 2023

Our returning Rotterdam Lab graduates in 2023.