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The Essential List

The Essential List: Sven Hoffmann

The V8 Filmproduktion Berlin founder is an exhibited photographer and you’ll likely find him riding one of his two motorcycles

The Essential List: Sven Hoffmann

Sven Hoffmann began life in film as both a producer and director before, 15 years ago, launching his own commercial production company. Since then, V8 Filmproduktion Berlin has worked for clients such as Beats by Dre, Riot Games, Ferrero, Bridgestone, Samsung, MTV, Sony, Nike and many more. 

Outside of his work with V8, Sven is also an exhibited photographer, loves riding his motorcycles - yes, both of them - and nursing his 2,000 strong DVD collection. Don’t even ask him to get rid of them. 

To find out more, we tapped Sven for his Essential List!


o Place of birth: Germany

o Hometown: Berlin

o Staycation: Berlin

o Vacation: Iceland 

o Place of work: Europe

o Place of workout: Tiergarten

o Mode of transport: My motorcycle

o Bonus Travel Essential: My second motorcycle


o Artist: Birgit Brenner

o Musician: Iggy Pop

o Commercials / music video director: Christian Lyngbye

o Film director: Olle Hellbom

o Photographer: Bruce Gilden

o Film: Pippi Longstocking

o Commercial: Audi Clowns 

o Music Video: Too many

o Video Game: In 1980 it was Phoenix

o Board Game: Backgammon

o Book: Conversations With God

o Graphic Novel: My Rules

o Newspaper: Tagesspiegel

o Magazine: Art

o Bonus Culture Essential: Vice

Food and Drink

o Breakfast: I mostly start at lunch

o Restaurant: Maiden Mother & Crone

o Cheap bite: The next Thai that’s around the corner 

o Working lunch: Mexican

o Dish: Thankfully it changes every day

o Snack: Fruits

o Guilty Pleasure: Old fashioned

o Bar: Victoria Bar Berlin

o Booze: Whisky

o Not Booze: Coffee

o Bonus Food: Some aspirin once in a while

o Bonus Beverage: Budweiser


o Phone: Yes, I have an iPhone

o Computer: Yes, I use Apple 

o TV: I don’t watch TV

o Headphones: Sennheiser 

o Camera: Nikon D850

o Soundsystem: Teufel 

o Where you document an idea: On paper

o Casual Clothing: Black

o Smart Clothing: Black

o Footwear: Nike / Adidas

o Collection: 2000 DVDs. I won’t throw them away, no!

o App: Ask Helmut

o Website: /

o Work program: Spotify

o Digital work tool: Mail 

o Analogue work tool: My desk

o Bonus Kit Essential: My helmet

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