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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red apple - silver tv and cinema advertising / B2B
red apple - bronze tv and cinema advertising (craft) - best direction
ADC russia - bronze

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


deutscher werbefilmpreis, 2 nominations

robin schulz
platin record


Edi.Swiss, Silver

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


durex - liebe wie du willst
gwa effie, bronze

tim bendzko - am seidenen faden

bvmi, 3 x gold


coke zero
new media award, gold


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


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


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


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


shake your city
backup_festival - salve tv click award


shake your city
adc junior days - award


great guns, usa (excl.)
blue film, france (excl.)