pong stands for the production of creative documentaries and features on the border to the arts – films in which the filmmakers’ aesthetic and political positions are formed and expressed.
pong was founded in 2001 by Berlin based cultural producers Merle Kröger and Philip Scheffner. Both had gathered film production experience in the video collective dogfilm from 1992 - 2000.
Caroline Kirberg and Alex Gerbaulet, filmmakers and producers, joined the team in 2014. In 2022 they became share holders of the company and took over the posts of managing directors.
Since 2018 the team is further supported by filmmaker Mareike Bernien.
All artistic decisions at pong are made collectively by Alex Gerbaulet, Caroline Kirberg, Merle Kröger, Philip Scheffner and Mareike Bernien.
Together we focus on up-coming artists and filmmakers and international co-productions, aiming to expand pong as a platform for moving images as well as sounds, music and text
pong has been the production hub a.o. for films by Philip Scheffner, Alex Gerbaulet, Mareike Bernien, Dorothee Wenner, Philip Widmann & Dan Nguyen, Khaled Abdulwahed & Amel Alzakout.