The Berlin based film production company JUMPSEAT focuses on the development of feature films and series formats and was founded in 2013 by Niels Laupert and Benjamin Grosch. It is an unusual team: Niels has studied Directing and Producing, Benjamin studied Organic Chemistry and works as strategic consultant – and both love story telling. „We are fascinated by stories about what makes us human, about how we form relationships, and what shapes and disrupts societies. And one day we thought: Let’s just do it – let’s tell the stories that move us. We called the company »JUMPSEAT«, since without catching the last plane on a jumpseat, Niels would not have been able to enroll to film school – and the company wouldn’t exist.