Karim Sebastian Elias
Composer
 

© Amélie Losier

 
Wielandstraße 5
D-10625 Berlin

Carole Sonderegger
Tel.: +49-30-288 773 0
Fax: +49-30-288 773 10
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ResidenceBerlin
LanguagesGerman, English, French
 
FILMOGRAPHY (Selection)
2017SCHATZ, NIMM DU SIE!
Feature (Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany)
Production: Conrad Film/Bavaria
Director: Sven Unterwaldt
 DIE PUPPENSPIELER
BR
Production: Ziegler Film
Director: Rainer Kaufmann
2016RABBI WOLFF
Feature
Production: Sabotage Film
Director: Britta Wauer
Preis der Ökumenischen Jury beim Achtung Berlin Filmfestival
 TATORT - EIN FUSS KOMMT SELTEN ALLEIN
WDR
Production: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion
Director: Thomas Jauch
2016-2015DIE DASSLERS
Degeto
Production: Wiedemann&Berg
Director: Cyrill Boss und Philipp Stennert
Bernd-Burgemeister-Fernsehpreis
Filmfest München - Neues deutsches Fernsehen (2016)

2015ANTONIO, IHM SCHMECKT'S NICHT!
Feature
Production: Bavaria Pictures GmbH
Director: Sven Unterwald
2014ZWISCHEN WELTEN
Feature
Production: Independent Artists
Director: Feo Aladag
Additional music
Berlinale- Competition (2014)
Deutscher Filmpreis- Pre-Selection (2014)
 TATORT-SCHWERELOS
ARD
Production: Geißendörfer Film
Director: Züli Aladag
 DRUNTER & BRüDER
Degeto
Production: Olga Film
Director: Ulli Baumann
 DIE FAHNDERIN
WDR
Production: Ufa Fiction
Director: Züli Aladag
 EINSTEIN
Sat.1
Production: Zeitsprung
Director: Thomas Jahn
2013IN EINEM WILDEN LAND
Sat.1
Production: Wiedemann & Berg
Director: Rainer Matsutani
 NICHTS MEHR WIE VORHER
Sat.1
Production: Zeitsprung Pictures
Director: Oliver Dommenget
Deutscher Fernsehpreis- Nominated (2014)
Fernsehkrimi-Festival Wiesbaden- Audience Award (2014)
 DER WEIHNACHTSKRIEG
Sat.1
Production: Zeitsprung
Director: Oliver Dommenget
 BESTE FREUNDINNEN
ZDF
Production: Relevant Film
Director: Thomas Jauch
2012DER SCHMETTERLINGSJÄGER-37 KARTEIKARTEN ZU NABOKOV
Feature
Production: Harald Bergmann Filmproduktion
Director: Harald Bergmann
Documentary
49. Solothurner Filmtage (2014)
Viennale (2013)
37. Duisburger Filmwoche (2013)
 TATORT - IHR KINDERLEIN KOMMET
WDR
Production: Colonia Media
Director: Thomas Jauch
 FAMILIE SONNTAG AUF ABWEGEN
ZDF
Production: Olga Film
Director: Ulli Baumann
 WIR HABEN GAR KEIN AUTO
ZDF
Production: Eyeworks
Director: Dennis Satin
 EIN SOMMER IN ALMALFI
ZDF
Production: teamWorx
Director: Jorgo Papavassiliou
 JOHANNA UND DER BUSCHPILOT - DER WEG NACH AFRIKA & DIE LEGENDE DER KRANICHE
ZDF
Production: Mecom München
Director: Ulli Bauman
2 Episodes each 90 min
2011TATORT - KINDERLAND
MDR
Production: Saxonia
Director: Thomas Jauch
 WILDE WELLEN
ZDF
Production: Bavaria
Director: Ulli Baumann
4 Episodes each 90 min
 DER KRIMINALIST
ZDF
Production: Monaco Film
Director: Hannu Salonen
3 Episodes: Unter Druck, Der Beschützer, Grüsse von Johnny
 DIE SAMENHäNDLERIN
ZDF
Production: Bavaria
Director: Michael Keusch
2010OTTO'S ELEVEN
Feature (Distributor: Warner Bros.)
Production: TransWaalFilm
Director: Sven Unterwaldt
 IM HIMMEL, UNTER DER ERDE
Feature
Production: Britzka Film
Director: Britta Wauer
Documentary
Jewish Motifs International Film Festival- Special Award (2012)
Berlinale- Panorama Audience Award (2011)
 EIN SOMMER IN MARRAKESCH
ZDF
Production: teamWorx
Director: Gero Weinreuter
 SCHIMANSKI - SCHULD UND SüHNE
ARD
Production: Colonia Media
Director: Thomas Jauch
 FAMILIE FRöHLICH - SCHLIMMER GEHT IMMER
ZDF
Production: Ziegler Film Köln
Director: Thomas Nennstiel
 EIN SOMMER IN PARIS
ZDF
Production: teamWorx
Director: Jorgo Papavassiliou
2009LIEBE MAUER
Feature
Production: Relevant Film
Director: Peter Timm
 DAS GEHEIMNIS DER WALE
ZDF
Production: teamWorx
Director: Philipp Kadelbach
2 Episodes each 90 min
 EIN SOMMER IN LONG ISLAND
ZDF
Production: teamWorx
Director: Sibylle Tafel
 HEUTE KEINE ENTLASSUNG
ZDF
Production: Zieglerfilm
Director: Thomas Nennstiel
2008GERDAS SCHWEIGEN
Feature (Distributor: Piffl Medien)
Production: Zeitsprung
Director: Britta Wauer
Documentary, CD published at Alhambra Records
Kinofest Lünen- Best Film Score (2008)
 U-900
Feature (Distributor: Warner Bros.)
Production: Wiedemann & Berg
Director: Sven Unterwaldt
CD published at Universal
 TATORT- BITTERE TRAUBEN
SR
Director: Hannu Salonen
 DIE ODYSSEE DER KINDER
ZDF/arte
Documentary, Orchestral Composition for Giora Feidman and Til Brönner
2007TREASURE ISLAND
Pro Sieben
Production: Janus Film
Director: Hansjörg Thurn
2 Episodes each 90 min
International Festval Biarritz- contest (2008)
Treasure Island Deutscher Fernsehpreis- Best Music (2008)
 TATORT- RACHEENGEL
MDR
Production: Saxonia Media
Director: Hannu Salonen
 DER MANN VON GESTERN
BR
Production: teamWorx
Director: Hannu Salonen
 NIETE ZIEHT HAUPTGEWINN
ARD/Degeto
Production: Zieglerfilm
Director: Helmut Metzger
2006BELLA BLOCK- WEISSE NäCHTE
ZDF
Production: UFA
Director: Christian von Castelberg
BELLA BLOCK-Weisse Nächte Deutscher Fernsehpreis- Best Film Music (2008)
 SPUR DER HOFFNUNG
NDR
Production: Polyphon
Director: Hannu Salonen
Recorded with the Brandenburg Staatsorchester
 STADT LAND MORD
Sat.1
Production: Annabelle Film
Director: Dennis Satin, Thomas Nennstiel
8 TV-Movies each 90 min
2005VERSCHLEPPT- KEIN WEG ZURÜCK
Pro Sieben
Production: Janus Film
Director: Hansjörg Thurn
 TATORT- STERNENKINDER
NDR
Production: Studio Hamburg
Director: Hannu Salonen
 POLIZEIRUF 110- VORWäRTS WIE RüCKWäRTS
NDR
Production: Allmedia
Director: Hannu Salonen
 KI.KA KRIMI
Ki.Ka
Production: Saxonia Media
Director: Hannu Salonen
2 Episodes
2004SIEGFRIED
Feature
Production: Constantin Film
Director: Sven Unterwaldt
 POLIZEIRUF 110- RESTURLAUB
NDR
Production: Allmedia
Director: Hannu Salonen
 DIE SPIELERIN
ARD
Production: TV 60
Director: Erhard Riedlsperger
 DIE ROSENZÜCHTERIN
ZDF
Production: Zieglerfilm
Director: Erhard Riedlsperger
2 Episodes each 90min
Recorded with the Brandenburg Staatsorchester
TV Film Festival Baden Baden- Rolf Müller Award (2005)
 TATORT FEUERTAUFE
ARD
Production: Saxonia Media
Director: Hannu Salonen
2003RHYTHM IS IT!
Feature (Distributor: Piffl Medien)
Production: Boomtown Media
Director: Thomas Grube, Enrique Sánchez Lansch
Recorded at the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie Karajan Academy under Prof. Gernot Schulz
Deutscher Filmpreis Best Documentary (2006)
Berlinale - Competition (2004)
 SAMBA IN METTMANN
Feature
Production: Rialto Film
Director: Angelo Colagrossi
 TATORT- DER VIERTE MANN
RBB
Production: Provobis
Director: Hannu Salonen
 KÖRNER & KÖTER
Sat.1
Production: Janus Film
Director: u.a. Hans Werner, Thomas Nennstiel
8 Episodes
2002FRÜHSTÜCK
Feature
Production: Boomtown Media
Director: Alexander Pfeuffer
 LIEBE IST DIE BESTE MEDIZIN
ARD
Production: Zieglerfilm
Director: Hannu Salonen
 MAMA UND ICH
Sat.1
Production: ndF
Director: Matthias Lehmann
13 Episodes
 JüDISCHES MUSEUM BERLIN - THE EMPTY LIBESKIND BUILDING
Arte
Production: BoomtownMedia
Director: Grube & Dierks
Documentary
2001UMWEGE DES HERZENS
ARD
Production: U 5/ Eberhard Schäfer & Norbert Walter
Director: Christine E. Wiegand
 JAILBABES
RTL
Production: Grundy UFA
Episodes 177- 332
JAILBABES ALBUM- Golden Record (2002)
JAILBABES ALBUM Golden Tuning Fork (2002)
 HOLIDAY AFFAIR
Pro Sieben
Production: U 5/ Eberhard Schäfer & Norbert Walte
Director: Uli Möller
2000ALLES WEGEN PAUL
Feature
Production: Cheese F.V.T. GmbH, Hape Kerkeling
Director: Angelo Colagrossi
 GEWALT TÖTET IMMER AUCH DICH
Feature (Distributor: Buena Vista)
Director: Marcus Ulbricht
Commercial / Cinema
Filmfestival Houston/Texas, USA- 1st and 3rd Prize, Category Short Film (2000)
1999MALLORCA
Pro Sieben
Production: Grundy UFA
200 Episodes
 KARL WASCKE- EIN DEUTSCHER MALER IN CORNWALL
NDR
Production: Boomtown Media
Director: Grube & Dierks
Documentary
OTHER PROJECTS
2015DEUTSCHER MUSIKAUTORENPREIS -KOMPOSITION AUDIOVISUELLE MEDIEN - NOMINIERUNG
2008GERDAS SCHWEIGEN
Soundtrack release
Recorded with the Brandenburg Staatsorchester Frankfurt
Kinofest Lünen- Best Film Score (2008)
2007DIE SCHATZINSEL
Soundtrack release
Recorded with the Brandenburg Staatsorchester Frankfurt
International Festval Biarritz- contest (2008)
Treasure Island Deutscher Fernsehpreis- Best Music (2008)
2006RHYTHM IS IT!
Ballet performance of the soundtrack
Company: 2suite4thefeet
Deutscher Filmpreis Best Documentary (2006)
Berlinale - Competition (2004)
 RHYTHM IS IT!
Soundtrack release
Published with the Label of the Berlin Philharmonics, distributed with Naxos together with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonics
Soundtrack recorded with the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonics
Deutscher Filmpreis Best Documentary (2006)
Berlinale - Competition (2004)
 DIE ROSENZÜCHTERIN
Soundtrack released with Sony Classical
Recorded with the Brandenburg Staatsorchester
TV Film Festival Baden Baden- Rolf Müller Award (2005)
 MEERESRAUSCHEN
Advice for soundtrack by Berlin Philharmonics
 WEIHNACHTSGANS AUGUSTE
Composition ordered by Nikolaisaal Potsdam
Christmas carol for a large orchestra and one storyteller
2004SIEGFRIED
Soundtrack release
Recorded by the Brandenburg Staatsorchester Frankfurt
2002HINTER GITTERN
Composition of the soundtrack of the TV Series
JAILBABES ALBUM- Golden Record (2002)
JAILBABES ALBUM Golden Tuning Fork (2002)
2001TV COMMERCIAL FOR MAX
Agency Jung von Matt
CHANCEN FÜR ALLE
Director: Grube & Dierks
TV commercial
Agency Scholz & Friends, Soup.Film
 
 
BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS
2013Since 2013 Professor at HFF Potsdam, M.F.A. program film music, for composition and arrangement for media
1998Degree: Master of Arts. Regularly performances at various ensembles; different projects as composer, arranger and studio musician
1992Scholarship at Berklee College of Music Boston
1992-1998Studied music at Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, subjects: composition, piano, double bass,e-bass, production
1991Abitur (high-school-graduation) in Esslingen, main subject: music