In The Making, Longlist - Commercial, Personal

Apple, Dirty Money

Sinan Sevinç, Dominik Ströhle

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Have you ever thought about what kind of journey a dollar bill makes before landing inside your wallet? In our spec spot “Dirty Money”, we tell the story of a freshly printed ten-dollar-bill emerging from an ATM and follow its gradual unhygienic demise through the disgusting scenarios it encounters while changing its owner multiple times. But isn’t there a more hygienic solution to rescue Hamilton’s handsome face from mutilation? There certainly is.

Sinan Sevinç is a director based in Stuttgart, Germany. Growing up in the small town of Tübingen, he first worked in various agencies as a conceptionist and copywriter after graduating from high school. In 2014, he began studying “Crossmedia Journalism” at the Stuttgart Media University. Three years later, he successfully finished with distinction. His fascination for film then led him to the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, where he began a diploma course called “Directing Advertising Film” in 2017. He is currently in the final stages of his studies, which he will complete in 2022. At the same time, he works as a freelance director for commercials as well as music videos and already had the pleasure to work with famous brands such as Mercedes-Benz, adidas Originals and Porsche. His films are characterized by an authentic storytelling paired with a multicultural sensibility rounded off with an always atmospheric visualization. Dominik Ströhle was born on March 21, 1995 in Germany. At the age of six he started a classical piano education, which he finished after ten years. Afterwards he was engaged in composition and music production. Dominik has always been interested in photography, which, in combination with music, led to visual media. After graduating from high school, he started a one-year internship at a film production company. At the end of 2017, he applied to the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, where he was accepted after successfully passing the entrance exam. Since 2019 he is working as a freelance director on commercials, music videos and short documentaries.