KRONCK is transcendental hope & electrical seat heating at the same time. KRONCK that’s also jessica benzing & maximilian gerlach, a directing team from the north of germany that never sat in the last row of the bus but was unusually strange dressed by their parents.

because of that and their common interest in film, art and potato printing, they joined dark forces and studied at the university of film and television munich where they directed their first commercial for sony ericsson.
they liked it and others did too, gave them awards, so they went on directing several commercials and music videos that won a gunnysack of prizes in germany and abroad.

since then, they are well known for their young and dynamic style, authentic casting, eye-catching visual language, a lot of weird stuff, luminous humor, great choreographies (jessi is a little pro in dancing) and after set parties (max is a little pro in finding great places and people to party with). KRONCK has a very soft & squishy spot for almost everything that’s youthful, lifestyle or sports orientated, music-driven or slightly absurd.
if they are not on set, they spend most of their time planning their own island, sitting in cinema or wondering about people with normal jobs.

KRONCK speaks german and english fluently, some spanish, a bit of french and even some latin what helps a lot when it comes to time travel issues.

If it’s not good, it’s not KRONCK.

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commercials 

smart eqs, fischer appelt 
clever fit, serviceplan, neverest, munich
wagner pizza, heimat, berlin / e+p films, hamburg
hylo eyecare, 19:13, neue super, munich
schock "diver" + "alpaca", saint elmo´s, oki film, munich
aok "wir sind da" main campaign, serviceplan, neverest, munich
mometa hexal / serviceplan health & life / neverest, munich
loctite / heimat, berlin / new id
tipp24 / neverest, munich
dm / retale marketing / ping pong films, vienna
adac / oki films, munich
allianz switzerland / e+p, munich
weg.de / e+p, munich
onepiece / dot.munich / oki films, munich
vaillant for netherlands / serviceplan / oki films, munich
hoststar / publicis, zurich / rosas 'n co, zurich
sprite / helliventures, munich
weg.de / e+p films, munich
vaillant / serviceplan / oki films, munich
sportscheck - dein ziel / serviceplan / oki films, munich
adac - immer und überall / neverest / oki films, munich
intouch / blood actvertising / miller time, hamburg
durex / neverest / oki films, munich
schwarzkopf live color xxl / tribal ddb / tempomedia, frankfurt
ampya / sugar ray / embassy of dreams, munich
american honey - golden nights / oki films, munich
dirol x fresh
coke zero - the improbable shot  / neverest, munich
comfy - heroes / 2332, kiev
sony ericsson – challenge the fastlane / mccann erickson / helliventures
sony ericsson – challenge the greenhouse / mccann erickson / helliventures
sony ericsson – challenge the driver / mccann erickson / helliventures
sony ericsson – challenge brilliance / mccann erickson / helliventures
microsoft – family / wundermann / oki films
mcdonald’s – coop interview campaign / heye & partner / hager moss commercial
swisscom – freeski / jung von matt / helliventures
swisscom – downhill / jung von matt / helliventures
swisscom – sprayer / jung von matt / helliventures
swisscom – womanizer / jung von matt / helliventures
go yellow – u-bahn / kronck / wasabi film
sony ericsson – shake your city / saatchi & saatchi / wasabi film
biss – sammlerstück / ddb tribal berlin / hager moss commercial
… and more

music videos

robin schultz - headlights / warner / easy does it
tim bendzko - am seidenen faden / sony music / nippesyard
claire
tim bendzko – wenn worte meine sprache wären / sony music / nippesyard
demolition disco – big mama / riot riot records / ivory productions
tomcraft – room 414 / great stuff music / great stuff films 

art 

thank you third world – cook / kronck / voilà film
thank you third world – tradefair / kronck / voilà film
thank you third world – christmas / kronck / voilà film
thank you third world – animation / kronck / voilà film

Kronck

2017 / 2018

mometa HExal - a world without hay fever
global awards, 1 x gold: direction, 1x gold: over the counter products & treatments
communicator awards 2018, silver
ipa best of health Show 2017, bronze
comprix 2018, 3 x gold for tv commercial, cross-media and id special

dm - for everything we are
state award austria 2017, category: commercials, winner

loctite

deutscher werbefilmpreis, 2 nominations

robin schulz
platin record

2015


HostStar
Edi.Swiss, Silver

Claire - The Next Ones To Come
The Indie Gathering, Best Music Video

2014

durex - liebe wie du willst
gwa effie, bronze

tim bendzko - am seidenen faden

bvmi, 3 x gold

2013

coke zero
new media award, gold

2012

biss
effie award 2012, silver effie - social and institutional advertising
cannes lions 2012 , 2 x shortlist
golden award of montreux, finalist

sony ericsson - challange the fastlane

new german directors showcase, winner

2011

big mama
great lakes film festival - best music video
yosemite film festival - best of category
san francisco frozen festival - best music video
deep fried film festival - loop winner
15 minutes of fame - best music video
porto7 - best music video
the indie gathering - 1st prize
mexico int'l film festival - silver palm

2010

thank you third world
actúa 2010 intermón oxfam - 1st prize
crank cookie shortfilmdays - cookie (audience award)

thank you third world "cook"
world media festival - intermedia globe gold

2009

thank you third world
backup_festival - (non)commercial.award

thank you third world "cook"
die klappe - bronze
spotlight festival -bronze (jury) -silver (audience) visions award
one minute festival - 1st prize jury - 1st prize audience
formula mundi - 1st prize clip award

2008

shake your city
backup_festival - salve tv click award

2007

shake your city
adc junior days - award

Kronck


great guns, usa (excl.)
archer´s mark, uk (excl.)
rosas n´co., switzerland (excl.)
blue film, france (excl.)

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