Carsten Oblaender |
Chief Executive Officer Story House Media Group | General Manager Story House Productions
As Chief Executive Officer of Story House Media Group, Carsten Oblaender oversees the management of operations of Story House Media Group and acts as Vice-President and General Manager of Story House Productions, Inc., where he oversees operations and serves as Executive Producer. He has executive produced and directed numerous series and specials for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS, truTV, ZDF, ProSieben and others. Most recently, Carsten wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona for PBS and executive produced Dismal Swamp, a documentary special for Smithsonian Networks. He executive produced, and wrote Neanderthal Apocalypse for History U.S., History Canada, and ZDF. For Red Bull TV he developed, produced and directed the international series Heart and Hands. Carsten has received Emmy nominations for History Channel’s Countdown to Ground Zero as well as for the National Geographic Channel special, Holy War, Inc., which he wrote, directed and produced. Carsten Oblaender began his career as producer for German networks ZDF and SAT.1 before co-founding Story House Productions.
Andreas Gutzeit |
Chief Creative Officer Story House Media Group | General Manager Story House Pictures
Andreas Gutzeit serves as Chief Creative Officer of Story House Media Group and General Manager of Story House Pictures Inc. He is responsible for coordinating international project development sales and new medias activities while spearheading development, production, and sales of the group’s Fiction department. Andreas Gutzeit began his career with ABC News, where he worked on Prime Time Live, Nightline, and World News with Peter Jennings. Co-founder of Story House Productions, award-winning writer, producer, and director, Andreas Gutzeit has executive produced and directed numerous series and specials for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS, CourtTV/TruTV, Channel 4 (UK), ZDF, ProSieben and others.
Jens Afflerbach |
Chief Executive Producer Story House Productions GmbH
Jens Afflerbach not only serves as Creative Director of Story House Production GmbH, but also claims the title of General Manager of WEE White Elephant Entertainment, another subsidiary of Story House Media Group. As such, he is responsible for factual documentary and science magazine development and production at STORY HOUSE Germany. An ward-winning writer and director, executive produced and directed numerous series and specials for ZDF, ProSieben, BBC, RTL, and others. Among his accomplishments, Jens Afflerbach has developed and produced many new documentary formats for the international television market including the century chronicle “100 Jahre” (ZDF), “Der grosse Foodcheck” (BBC / ProSieben), the weekly documentary series Galileo Mystery for ProSieben.
Jens Freels |
Director of Production
Jens Freels serves as Director of Production of Story House Productions. He line produces all Story House projects that are produced in Germany. Leading a team of production managers, he is responsible for the entirety of project budgets. After a first career in the editorial department of TV production, he attended film school in Potsdam-Babelsberg where he studied film production. Then he worked as production manager, director and managing editor before he joined the Story House team in 2011.
Dr. Robert Preuß |
Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Robert Preuß serves as Chief Financial Officer of Story House Productions. He is responsible for Financial Planning, Accounting, Controlling, Legal Matters, Human Resources and General Administration. He has a proven track record in leading and optimizing companies from a financial point of view. His most recent assignments before Story House were Media and Internet Companies.