a&o buero film production gmbh
We are one of Germany’s most acclaimed documentary film production companies. Since its creation in 1995, a&o buero has produced more than 80 documentaries.
Our films have received numerous international awards, like the International Emmy Award, the Human Rights Film Award, the French-German Journalists’ Award, and the Axel Springer Award, among others.
a&o buero’s films regularly run at festivals like Jihlava, Thessaloniki, Dok.Fest Munich, One World Berlin, BANFF, the San Francisco Film Fest, FIPA Biarritz, FIGRA Paris, FIFA Montreal and the Japan Wildlife Film Festival, to name just a few.
We have offices in Cologne and Hamburg.
Robert Tasso Puetz – Producer and Director
Born in 1964, he founded a&o buero in 1993 together with Wolfgang Luck. Their first documentary film, “In the Footsteps of Genghis Khan”, took them to Mongolia in 1995, where they accompanied a caravan for three months. The film was awarded the Axel Springer Prize for young journalists and was the starting signal for the a&o buero as a documentary film production. Since then, Robert Tasso Puetz, as author and producer, has tried to contribute to turning extraordinary ideas into extraordinary films.
Tristan Chytroschek – Producer and Director
Tristan Chytroschek has worked as a producer and director for the BBC and Channel Four in Great Britain and for Discovery/TLC in the United States. He has lived and worked in London, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Cordoba/Argentina, before he returned to his native Germany. Since 2004 he is co-owner of a&o buero.
Alexandra Obradovic – Sales Manager
She was born in Hamburg and grew up in former Yugoslavia. She studied film and English studies in Hamburg and London. She spent several years researching and writing silent films for Cinegraph in Hamburg. Her love for silent movies brought her to ZDF/Arte, where she was in charge of the purchase of feature films. After intermediate positions at NBC Universal in Munich and NDR in Hamburg, she now manages rights, licenses, distribution and marketing at a & o buero. Her initials coincidentally match the name of the company