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BUFA STAFF & BRIEF BIOS
The Cast

BUFA is host to an eclectic family of media professionals with a range of different backgrounds. We are proud to form a collaborative ecosystem that is constantly changing, working and learning together as we move forward into a new and exciting era at BUFA

Clive Nichol

Clive acquired the site for the owners in 2015 and works in both London and Berlin. Clive has a vision to deliver an international centre of excellence for film, media and progressive technology. Clive has been working in private equity and finance for over 10 years. He has a keen interest in the creative sectors and a drive for social, environmental and technology progression.

Clive Nichol
Managing Director
Hans Peter Mathiesen

Hans Peter joined BUFA in 1999 and is based on site in Berlin. Hans-Peter is an expert in his field and is responsible for the operational processes at the studio on a daily basis. He studied telecommunication engineering and is the first on hand for any technical issues on site. He is also responsible for post-production and all IT enquiries on site. He coordinates all studio requests and ensures the smooth running of projects from start to finish.

Hans Peter Mathiesen
Head of Postproduction & IT
Klaudia Krauss

Klaudia joined BUFA in 2016 as Operations Manager. Klaudia has a versatile background in PR, digital communications and project management. Prior to working for BUFA she helped a variety of companies such as WWF Germany to build and manage their online presence. She has lived and worked in Barcelona as a Communications Manager, supporting an airport consultancy and a mobile airport terminal start-up.

Klaudia Krauss
Operations Manager
Laureen Mauss

Laureen joined BUFA in June, 2016 and is responsible for studio enquiries and bookings, she coordinates the BUFA film series, as well as many more events and cooperations on site. Laureen has an extensive and long experience as a production manager, first assistant director and junior producer. She has worked with a range of independent and public production companies in Germany, such as Arte and ZDF. She has also worked alongside major brands such as Mercedes Benz.

Laureen Mauss
Campus Partnerships & Programme Manager
Benjamin Kafka

Benjamin Kafka joined BUFA in 2018 as team lead and to co-develop and move forward with a new vision for the site. Benjamin has been working in film and media for over 10 years and has a keen interest in the creative sectors and a drive for educational, social and environmental progression.

Benjamin Kafka
Project and Partnership Lead
Thora Maiworm

Thora joined BUFA in 2000 as secretary of the board then transitioned into administration as a commercial employee and is responsible for handling all the book keeping for the studio and audio post production transactions. Prior to this she worked for the Senate of Berlin at the Technical University of Berlin.

Thora Maiworm
Administration
Eaoifa Forward

Eaoifa joined BUFA in 2017 and works in both London and Berlin. Eaoifa has an extensive background in film and production as both an actress and a producer. Prior to this she worked as Marketing Manager for the global retail brand Matches Fashion. As well as working for a number of start-up's in both London and America.

Eaoifa Forward
Cross Border Relationships Manager
Sebastian Baack

Sebastian joined BUFA in 2008 as a Re-recording mixer & sound engineer. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Recording Arts.

Sebastian Baack
Re-Recording Mixer
Wolfgang Vedder

Wolfgang joined BUFA in 1985 and has been working as a Sound Engineer ever since.

Wolfgang Vedder
Recording Sound Engineer
Wolfgang Sebel

Wolfgang joined BUFA in 1978 and has been working as a Sound Engineer ever since.

Wolfgang Sebel
Recording Sound Engineer