Neue Road Movies (NRM) was established in 2008 as a film production company in Berlin. It is managed by Wim Wenders, who is supported by Uwe Kiefer as chief financial officer, Christine Rennert as office manager, Susann Knießner as production and project manager, Léa Germain as junior producer and Andreas Pautsch as accountant. NRM has been producing documentary films, such as PINA, the series Cathedrals of Culture, and most recently Pope Francis – A MAN OF HIS WORD, but fictional films have always been the company’s other focus, from Palermo Shooting via Every Thing Will Be Fine to Submergence. With a history of altogether five feature-length films in 3D, NRM has been recognized as a leading force in the field.
The company borrowed its name from Road Movies Film Produktion which was in operation for more than a quarter of a century. Founded in 1974 by Wim Wenders, it became one of the most successful independent arthouse production companies, producing and co-producing over one hundred national and international films out of Berlin. Road Movies folded in 2001, in the turbulences of the ‘New Market’.
Neue Road Movies is located in Berlin Mitte, on Saarbrücker Str. 24, inside the building complex of the old ‘Königstadt brewery’. It shares its office space with three other companies that Wim Wenders is involved in. See Wenders Images, Wenders Music and Wim Wenders Foundation which has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, but some of the administration and most of the restoration and digitalization of the Wim Wenders’ cinematic work takes place in Berlin.