Major Bueno are the students Benedikt Hummel and Marius Winter, who found each other in 2012 at the Filmakademie. They share their big passion for videogames, and decided to create games together. Inspired by the webpage “One Game A Month”, they developed over the course of 2013 twelve diverse games, that try to explore differente facets of life.
Benedikt and Marius seek to give videogames different perspectives, and always question each characters motivation for their actions. They get inspired by ordinary situations from everyday life, emotions and pancakes. Those feelings are examined in every game, and guided to their emotional origin. What happens if the chief of the NASA ground control miscounts at the start of a rocket launch? Can the world best pancake flipper be both superstar and family man? And why would the worst piano player in the world still stay on the stage.
Benedikt was born in 1988 in Southern Germany. Since he can remember he was fascinated by everything that moves or illuminates.
Before he started studying at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Benedikt developed first games for browser, mobilephones or the kinect. The past two years he worked on games such as "Musclecat Showdown" together with Marius Winter, and "Perfect Woman" with Lea Schönfelder. Eventhough he is a Producer at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg he still enjoys programming games or building fancy luminous things himself.
Daniela Mayer was born in Vorarlberg, Austria in 1979. Right after finishing high-school she started working as freelance production assistant and production manager in Vienna - mainly for commercial productions, but also for movies and live events.
In 2007, she moved to Hamburg and gained further experience as a junior producer for commercials. She started her studies at the Filmakademie in 2010 in producing with the emphasize of international producing.
Yannick Petzold was born 1990 in Southern Germany. After his graduation he worked in numerous theater projects. Subsequently he was part of polux Film und Medien and worked for several tv stations and film production studios. In October 2010 he started studying Creative-Producing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Currently he works in several projects in which he takes role as a media pedagog, as an event manager and freelance producer.
Having graduated from secondary school, Jutta decided to study Social Anthropology majoring in Visual Anthropology.
After finishing her Masters degree she went to work for the renown film and tv production company megaherz film & fernsehen in Munich. As contributing editor, producer and director she gained a good insight into the German TV market.
Since 2012 Jutta studies direction at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and keeps working as a freelancer for television.
Martin Ludwig was born on April 19, 1985 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt. At the age of 6 he discovered his passion for the camera, putting his hand on the Hi8 camera of his father for the first time in his life. After graduating from secendory school, several internships in the field of television production and an apprenticeship as an audio-visual media designer at ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion, from which he graduated in 2010, Martin Ludwig now studies imagecomposition / cinematography at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg.
Andreas Maluche was born in 1987 in Munich. In 2009, having completed his Media Design studys at the University in Munich, he started working for the Munich based film and tv production megaherz film und fernsehen.
There he worked on his first feature film, "Willi und die Wunder dieser Welt" and realized various documentaries for the Bavarian Public Broadcasting BR and ServusTV.
Since 2013 he has been working as a freelance editor for Bavarian Public Broadcasting, media group Schwabing and Süddeutsche TV GmbH.
Iris Schwarz, born 1991. 2009 studies "Media Technology and Design" at the University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Hagenberg campus. Bachelor of Science in Engineering (2012). Internship at the full-service advertising agency Zooom Productions. Since October 2012 study at The Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Ludwigsburg with the study focus "Motion Design". She is currently attending an exchange Programm at the Bezalel Akademie of Fine Arts Jeruaslem.
Jan was born in 1988 in Stuttgart, Germany. This year he finished his Bachelor of Music in Musikdesign at the Trossingen University of Music in Germany.
During his studies he created music and sounds for projects including interactive iOS Apps and a variety of short films. In the last years he worked on different projects for Brands including SMART or Mercedes at the company KLANGERFINDER GmbH & Co KG.
Now he’s a happy freelance Composer, Sound Concepter and Sound Designer.