Shining Pictures produces audio-visual content for your ad-campaign.

Established in 2007, Shining Pictures is a platform for creativity and know-how from which great films emerge.



  • Leonardo Sanfilippo
  • Sophie Toth
  • Caroline Braun
  • Stefan Bircher
  • Alessandra Dolci
  • Sandra Vacic
  • Pascal Duschletta
  • Pascal Holzer
  • Simon Hardegger
  • Daniela Helm

Leonardo Sanfilippo

Executive Producer

Born and raised in Switzerland with Sicilian roots and fluent in Italian, Leonardo arrived in Zürich in 1997 to study Media Science and Philosophy at the University of Zürich. Guerrilla gastronomy projects, events organizing and founding a music label all proved to be perfect precursors to his start in the film industry, where he found his true vocation. Leo’s former contractors are, among others, Pumpkin Film, Condor Films and Rocket Film. Leo is complementing the Executive Management at Shining Pictures.
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Sophie Toth

Executive Producer

With a solid post-production background acquired through several years coordinating projects @ Ultra Images, Sophie has taken a leap backwards in the production process. With numerous commercial projects for some of the finest film productions in Zurich in her pocket, we are more then happy to welcome her to Shining Pictures on a permanent basis.
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Caroline Braun

Executive Producer

Caroline started as a Production Assistant at TinTin Films after successfully finishing Zurich Business School. This was followed by three years as a Production Manager at Absolut Film. After a year of studying at the German Film and TV Academy in Berlin, she returned to Switzerland, working freelance on many projects. In 2005 Caroline returned to Absolutturnus Film AG as an Executive Producer. Co-founder of Shining Pictures in 2007
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Stefan Bircher

Producer / Partner

After matriculating and completing a postgraduate course in journalism at the University of Zurich, Stefan started as a reporter and producer at a national TV broadcasting channel in 1999. In 2003 he acquired a degree in Marketing and Communications and commenced work at Absolutturnus Film AG as a Production Manager and Executive Producer. Co-founder of Shining Pictures in 2007. stefan(a)
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Alessandra Dolci

Junior Producer

Sandra Vacic

Production Assistant

Pascal Duschletta

Production Assistant

Pascal left the Swiss countryside in 2010 to start his studies at the University of Zurich. But he always had too much energy to just spend his whole time in lecture halls and libraries. This is why he worked consistently as a freelancer taking photographs for projects like 4661m^2 and traveling the world at any given opportunity with his skateboard and camera to produce online content for numerous international clients. After completing his Master of Arts he joined the Shining Team in 2017.

Pascal Holzer


After he completed his commercial school and worked as a book keeper for a chemical- and biotech company, Pascal got captured in to the film business, where he first worked in post production at Twin Productions for four years. After a one year at the civil service, he startet at Shining Pictures in fall 2016 as a trainee. Since the beginning of 2017 we are very happy he is part of the post production team at Aboslutturnus Film, Seed Audio-Visual Communications and Shining Pictures.
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Simon Hardegger


Daniela Helm


In 1993 Daniela completed her studies at the Business Management College (HWV) in St Gallen und subsequently worked in bookkeeping and controlling at Curti Medien AG. After the birth of her second son she entered into accounting at Boutique Leonard. She changed to Absolutturnus Film AG in 2002. Daniela has been responsible for accounting at Shining Pictures GmbH since day one (in 2007).
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We work closely with Seed audio-visual communication and Absolutturnus film. We share ideas, experiences, facilities and infrastructure. We are affiliated with Turnus Film and Safari Clothing.

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