About Us

Susanne Müller-Hanpft and Martin Bosboom

History of Focus Film Frankfurt

Focus Film Frankfurt was founded by Susanne Müller-Hanpft and Martin Bosboom as an independent film production in 1978. In the following 30 years Focus Film Frankfurt was commissioned to produce about 100 films for various public television stations, especially for ZDF, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Arte. Our films show stories in the fields of social criticism, environment, cultural heritage, literature, theatre, art and travel and history. Since 1990 we produced about 25 films on the Balkans, mainly Bulgaria, Albania, Macedonia.
In 2012 Susanne Müller-Hanpft and Martin Bosboom stopped their active work in films.
The aim of the actualized site is to offer some of the work of Focus Film Frankfurt to the public and to show it to interested viewers.

c.v. Martinus Jan Petrus Bosboom

Born 7. 11. 1935 in Hillegersberg near Rotterdam, The Netherlands

After baccalaureate: Training as cameraman and film director in Den Haag and Hilversum. Has lived in Germany since 1963. Senior camerman with Hessischer Rundfunk, television station in Frankfurt.

Since 1978 : Freelance producer, cameraman and film director.

In March 2017 Martin Bosboom died in Prien am Chiemsee

c.v. Susanne Müller-Hanpft

Born 15. 10. 1945 in Berlin. Studied German Literature, Fine Arts and Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin and Goethe Universität Frankfurt. Graduated with a Ph.D. in 1971.

1972: Editor of literary programmes at the radio station of Hessischer Rundfunk.

Since 1973 : Freelance author and director of radio and television programmes for various radio and television stations.

Since 1978: Freelance author, film director and producer.

In 2012 stopped active work in films together with Martin Bosboom.

They moved from Frankfurt to Prien am Chiemsee.