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
  • Nadja Tanno
  • Bettina Tschus
  • Yves Gmür
  • Pascal Holzer
  • Daniela Helm
  • Reiner Roduner

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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Nadja Tanno

Production Assistant

During her Bachelor studies at ZHdK with the major in Style & Design, Nadja started to work for various student film projects, focused on costume and styling, where she has developed an interest for filmproduction and editing. Through her internship at Büro für Film she learned the marketing side of film and works now as an Production Assistant at Shining Pictures.
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Bettina Tschus

Production Assistant

Bettina was introduced to audio-visual productions at Tele Südost-Schweiz, where she worked as a video journalist for more then 3 years. This was followed by another 14 months at Star TV, where she moved into the editorial and production part of audio- visual communications. She has been with us since January 2013 and will hopefully continue to work for us for many months/years to come.
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Yves Gmür


After he completed his business studies in St Gallen, Yves gained the Certificate in Applied Film Making and TV Production at the NZ Film Academy. This prompted him to realise several short-film projects. Subsequently he spent a year at „Oktobor AAV New Zealand Ltd“, one of New Zealand’s leading post-production companies, and has been with Absolutturnus Film AG, Seed Audiovisual Communication AG and Shining Pictures GmbH as post-production assistant since 2010.
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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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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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Reiner Roduner


After several years of working as a copywriter at "Reader’s Digest” Reiner became Personal Assistant to the legendary “Superman” Producer, Alexander Salkind. He then spent some years working as a Producer for several Production Companies before starting up his own; Absolut Film, in 1990. In 2001 Absolut Film merged with Turnus Film and was renamed Absolutturnus Film AG. Reiner ist the CEO of Absolutturnus Film AG and co-owns Seed Audio-Visual Communication AG. Co-founder of Shining Pictures 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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