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PANTAFLIX Technologies shows UPPERCUT on PANTAFLIX and further positions itself as a technology partner for filmmakers and content distributors

Munich, October 08, 2021. PANTAFLIX Technologies, a subsidiary of PANTAFLIX AG (GSIN: A12UPJ, ISIN: DE000A12UPJ7), continues to position itself as an important technology partner for the film and entertainment industry. As cinema exploitation windows continue to shorten, PANTAFLIX Technologies is creating additional distribution channels for filmmakers with its PANTAFLIX streaming platform, as well as new opportunities for self-distribution.

With the Oldenburg Filmfest opener UPPERCUT, PANTAFLIX is supporting a solid independent film to become available immediately after its theatrical release. The film by producer, director and screenwriter Torsten Rüther and his production company Hello Moment Productions already met with enthusiastic media feedback in the run-up to its premiere.

The extraordinary genesis of the film, 110 minutes of feature film shot in only 3 nights with 2 mobile cameras, allows the viewer an intense access to the soul life of the two characters rarely experienced so directly.

Hardy Krüger jr. (Hardy Daniel Krüger) – showing a completely new facet of his acting skills in this film – and Luise Großmann were also nominated for the Seymour Cassel Award at the International Film Festival in Oldenburg for their great performances in UPPERCUT.

UPPERCUT will have its exclusive digital premiere on October 8 on the PANTAFLIX platform and additionally expand its audience with its dedicated self-distribution technology. With the PANTAFLIX Embed Player Hello Moment Productions will make the film simultaneously available to the audiences of various affiliate and marketing partners.

Steph (Luise Großmann) seeks out Rick’s (Hardy (Daniel) Krüger jr.) boxing gym in Berlin-Wedding one night. Determined to prove her talent, she craves recognition from the once promising boxing talent. However, an injury put an abrupt end to Rick’s big career dreams. Now he lives on the shattered dream as a disillusioned boxing coach. When Steph confronts him with her unfiltered energy, the old passion flares up again for one night. A night when two very different people meet each other. Together they train, talk, fight, cry, struggle and laugh. In the process, Steph reaches her limits and Rick goes beyond his.

“UPPERCUT is a great example of how our self-distribution technology can enable emerging and established filmmakers to actively promote and distribute their films in a clever way in the digital era. Together with Torsten Rüther, we have bundled creativity and technology to unleash the full potential of a new independent film. We are pleased and proud to be able to support filmmakers with our digital solutions,” says Rainer Knebel, Managing Director of PANTAFLIX Technologies.

“I am very pleased that after the great success as the opening film at Oldenburg Filmfestival, we are now able to bring UPPERCUT to the audience together with PANTAFLIX so quickly. PANTAFLIX has not only valued us as filmmakers beyond measure in human terms, but has also created a forward-looking technology for the film across several channels including our own. I am very excited about the digital launch of the film together with PANTAFLIX,” says Torsten Rüther, producer, director and screenwriter of UPPERCUT and founder of Hello Moment Productions GmbH.

PANTAFLIX AG (GSIN: A12UPJ, ISIN: DE000A12UPJ7) is a media and technology company with a clear growth strategy. Through the efficient integration of all Group divisions, the company achieves a high degree of integration with regard to the production, distribution, exploitation and marketing of films and series as well as their rights. In addition to the classic film production business PANTALEON Films, the music label PantaSounds, the production unit PANTAFLIX Studios, the creative agency Creative Cosmos 15 and the entertainment-as-a-service provider PANTAFLIX Technologies is also part of the Group. The VoD-platform focusses on providing users with a tailor-made premium content offering via all relevant access channels.

PANTAFLIX AG cooperates with renowned partners such as Amazon, Disney, Netflix, StudioCanal, Warner Bros. and others. The Group is represented in Berlin, Cologne and Munich.

Further information is available at, and

PANTAFLIX Investor Relations
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Susan Hoffmeister
Tel.: +49 (0)89 1250903-30

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Linda Lenz

"Creativity and perfection are not mutually exclusive, but complementary."

IR Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2021.
Linda Lenz’s core competencies are public and influencer relations as well as project management.
With a a M.Sc. degree in Strategic Communication and PR and a B.A. in English Studies and Communication and Media Studies, she is fully committed to her clients because she always insists on doing the job right.
4 years of experience in Public Relations and Influencer Relations expertise in the Automotive and Energy Special Supporter ESG industries.

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"Designing a customised communication strategy for clients is what drives me. Their success is my reward."

Jens Jüttner has extensive experience in news and business journalism across all presentation formats and channels. As an investor relations consultant, he devotes his energies to the regular communications of listed companies and also provides support with their media relations activities.

Senior Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2018
BA in Journalism / Banking Officer
Five years as a member of the editorial team of business and investor magazine FOCUS-MONEY
Three years as Head of Department for “Week”
Extensive experience in writing advertorials
Shortlisted for the Alternative Media Prize 2013
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Economics graduate
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19 years at investor magazine DER AKTIONÄR
8 years as editor-in-chief at DER AKTIONÄR

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As an experienced business journalist, Michael Lang uses his extensive network in the financial community to give clients the best media relations.

Partner at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2013
Self-employed professional in investor relations since 2010
Head of IR at IBS AG (Prime Standard) for four years
Ten years as a member of the editorial team of financial magazine DER AKTIONÄR (“2010 award for investor magazine of the year”), acting as editor-in-chief and deputy editor-in-chief, in both positions for three years
15 years of experience in financial journalism
Degree in Business Mathematics, Bayreuth University

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Managing Director Susan Hoffmeister supports listed companies with their investor relations and ESG.

Founder & Managing Director of CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Degree in Business Administration, BA in Finance & Accounting, MBA
Self-employed entrepreneur in investor relations since 2006
Deutsche Börse qualified Supervisory Board member since 2017
Member of the Supervisory Board of LEHNER INVESTMENTS AG
Head of Corporate Communications at Siemens London for five years
Head of IR at various listed companies in the software and IT industry for six years
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Head of ESG and Director, since 2019 Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE
EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst / MA in Business Administration & Management
Five years as Market Research Manager at FOCUS-MONEY
Extensive experience in B2B sales
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Sven Pauly

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With many years of experience in TV news production, Sven Pauly specializes in reporting, rule communication of listed companies as well as in the areas of equity/debt investor relations and dual/multiple listings.

Head of Financial Reporting and Director, with CROSS ALLIANCE since 2016.
MA in Corporate Communications/PR
Consultant for investor relations and corporate communications
Extensive experience in capital market consultation
Has held roles in designated sponsoring and public affairs
Over ten years of experience in TV news production

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