Stephan Pauly



Hi! My name is Stephan, and I am a freelance producer based in Berlin. Through my company Commercials To Go Consulting, I offer the full range of production services to production companies, agencies and brands for any stage of the production process:

– script & pitch consulting
– directors’ research
– agency producing
– line producing
– full service production package for international clients wanting to produce in Germany
– post production supervision

Since starting in the industry, I have worked on some 200 productions, a couple of them abroad in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine and the USA. I rely on a worldwide network of creatives, of production crew & technical providers.

I started producing commercials in Cape Town, South Africa with REELEYES FILMS. They also gave me the opportunity to work as bidding producer for international feature films.

At the continent’s largest music video production company DORO, I was a producer for music videos in 1998 and ended up heading DEPARTMENT M., their music video department.

In 1995, I founded the Berlin branch of an event agency, THE LOMOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, and helped arranging exhibitions, events and trade fair shows in funky places like Havannah, Madrid, Paris or St. Petersburg.

I studied Archeology, French, Latin, Philosophy, History and German language & literature and finally graduated from FREIE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN.


180Amsterdam antoni AMVLondon Anomaly BBDO Cayenne CIRC DDB Berlin DDB Tribal dieckertschmidt Echopark Eurocam FCB New York Gingco.Net Gramm Grey Hakuhodo Heye Heimat Heimat/TBWA JungVonMatt Kastner&Partner kempertrautmann Kleiner&Bold LeoBurnett Le.Pub Milan MacCannErickson M&CSaatchi Motor Ogilvy Philip&Keuntje Plantage P7S1Produktion Rapp Germany Saatchi&Saatchi Scholz&Friends Springer&Jacoby Thjnk! UnitedVisions VasataSchroederFlorenz Woedend!Amsterdam WeberShandwick Zebra ZumGoldenenHirschen

…Brands & Clients

13thStreet AMG Asics AUDI audible AustrianAirlines Base Beiersdorf Blaupunkt BMG BMW BritishTelecom Breuninger Casio CWS Deichmann DeutscheBank DeutschePost DHL Depot Douglas eDarling EAM Edeka E.ON EMI Eplus enviaM Ergo Eucerin FIFA FerreroKuesschen Fonic Ford Grohe Hanuta Heineken HohesC. Honda HSE24 Huawei Hutchison Iglo Ikea Jever KIK L+M Maybach Mercedes-Benz Mey Moskovskaya Movi Nivea OBI Opel Pro7 Q-Cells Red Bull Rewe Roemerquelle Smart SANOFI SAT1 Silan Sony Headphones Sony Bravia Sony Music Schwartau Telekom Turkish Airlines UNICEF Uniqa UniversalMusic VirginMusic Vita e.V. Vodafone Volkswagen WarnerMusic WWK WIFI Yakult Yello Zalando Zewa  


Bernd&Jeff   Nico Beyer   Jan Bonny   Daniel Brauer   Jenny Brough   Fiona Burgess   Matthäus Bussmann Laurent Chanez   Marc Comes   Horst Czenskowski   Sermed Darah   Peter Dietrich   Philippe Decoufle   Steve Downer  DVEIN  Markus Engel   Alex Feil   Reynald Gresset   Jose Gomez/SHILO   Anders Hallberg   Norman Hafezi   Owen Harris   David Hartley   Peter Haueis   Norbert Heitker   Jörn Heitmann   Eivind “Salmon” Holmboe   Jaci Judelson   Linus Johansson   Joseph Kahn   J.J. Keith   Andy Lambert   Anniken Lien   Solomon Lighthelm   Daniel Lwowski   Anthony Mandler   Nadia Marquard Odsen   Diane Martel   Eugen Merher   Milo   Saad Moosajee   Samy Mosher   Axel Morin   Josh Neale   Frank Nesemann   Til Obladen   Henry Alexander Rubin   Rankin   Floyd Russ   Markus Roche   Thor Saevarsson   Chris Scherer   Nalle Sjöblad   Andre Stringer   US   Jonas Vahl   Rodrigo Valdez   Jonas Vahl  Stef Viaene   Markus Walter   David Wilson  Warwick   Jeroen Willekens   Henning Winkelmann   Jeff Wood  

…Awards for projects*

ADC 2x “Silver”, 2x “Bronze” 2010 for 13th STREET “Last Call”

ADC Award Brand Film 2023 for Mowi “The NORway of life”

American Advertising Federation ADDY “Silver” 2012 for SMART “Love”

British Arrows Awards 2017 for UNICEF “The Story Of Ahmed & Harry”

Cannes Lions “Shortlist” 2007 for CWS “Say No to Dirt”

Cannes Lions 2x “Gold”, 1x “Silver” & 2x “Bronze” 2010 for 13th STREET “Last Call”

Cannes Lions 2x “Gold” 2013 for SMART “Offroad”

Cannes Lions “Bronze” 2017 for UNICEF “The Story Of Ahmed & Harry”

CCA Award 2008 for AUSTRIAN AIRLINES “Fly With a Smile”

D&AD “Pencil” for UNICEF “The Story Of Ahmed & Harry”

Deutscher Werbefilmpreis 2019 x3 “Direction”, “Grand Prix Best TVC” “Media” for HUAWEI “Monster” 

Deutscher Werbefilmpreis 2023 for MERCEDES “EQE / Garage 2” 

EPICA Awards “Silver” 2017 (2x) for UNICEF “The Story Of Ahmed & Harry”

GWA Effie “Silver” 2008 for DEUTSCHE POST “Postman”

GWA “Grand Effie” 2023 for TELEKOM “Gegen Hass Im Netz”

Klappe “Bronze” 2013 for SMART “Public Transport” & “Gold” for SMART “Offroad”

LIA London International Awards “Gold” 2023 for WICK “Polar Bear” (Production / CGI Animation)

*…that I produced or set up as a bidding producer