Who we are

Judy Tossell and Jens Meurer have been producing films under the Egoli Tossell banner since 2001. In their combined decades of film producing experience they have made over 75 films, premiering at every major film festival in the world and earning many nominations and awards, including Academy Award nominations for THE LAST STATION and a Golden Globe for CARLOS in 2011. From 2011 to 2015 Egoli Tossell Film was part of the Film House Germany group. In 2016 Judy and Jens founded Egoli Tossell Pictures to continue their independent production activities. Egoli Tossell Pictures is a subsidiary of Instant Film, a company founded in 2013 by Jens Meurer as a vehicle for developing feature length documentaries. We are European filmmakers with a passion for good stories and great storytellers - whether that be a feature film, a narrative documentary or a television series. And we are committed to dedicating at least half of our slate to women filmmakers and female-driven stories.

By the way: eGoli is the Zulu name for Johannesburg. It means “place of gold”.


Where to find us

Karl-Marx-Allee 138
10243 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 81868441
How to reach us: M10 tram or U5 underground to Frankfurter Tor
For enquiries regarding the Egoli Tossell Film library, please see www.egolitossell.com

Our Team

Judy Tossell

Jens Meurer

Bianca Gleissinger

Derya Türkmen

Producer/Managing Director

Director/Producer/Managing Dir.


Assistant Producer

Born in England, Judy studied Classics at Balliol College, Oxford University before moving to Berlin in 1989 just in time to witness the Fall of the Berlin Wall. She started her film career at Regina Ziegler Filmproduktion and founded Tossell Pictures in 1995. After producing award-winning shorts and her first feature film ENGLAND!, Tossell Pictures merged with Egoli Films in 2001. Born in Nuremberg, Jens Meurer moved to South Africa when he was 12. He studied at Balliol College in Oxford, at Sciences-Po in Paris and at Columbia University, New York. He started making documentaries in 1993 and was awarded the European Film Prize as 'Documentary Filmmaker Of The Year' in 1995. After producing his first feature film „27 Missing Kisses“, Jens’ Egoli Films merged with Tossell Pictures. Born 1990 in Vienna, Bianca studied Theatre, Film And Media at the University of Vienna before spending a year as an ERASMUS scholar at the Free University of Berlin and UCLA. After graduating in 2013 she worked for Senator Entertainment on the distribution of films such as "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom", "Beloved Sisters" and "Victoria". 2017 she joined the team of Egoli Tossell Pictures. For her directorial debut "27 Storeys" Egoli Tossell teamed up with the Berlin Filmschool DFFB, where she is currently graduating from. 

Born 1992 in Germany, Derya studied Production and Journalism in Hamburg and continued her studies in Scotland, where her focus was in Asian Cinema, American TV- and Broadcast History. After working for BBC Scotland Derya decided to move to Berlin in 2015 and worked for Mythos Film as production assistant (“Er ist wieder da”, “25 kmh”). 2017 she assisted Storyhouse Productions on “LeFloid vs. The World”. She subsequently moved to Cambodia were she was running her own Turkish restaurant and taught filmmaking at the University Don Bosco. Coming back to Berlin in 2019 Derya joined Egoli Tossell. Derya’s role includes coordinating our slate, keeping our projects on track and coordinating applications.