Egoli Tossell Pictures
Who is Egoli Tossell?
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”.
Some of our films
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.
Director/Producer/ Managing Dir.
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 in Vienna, Sebastian moved to Berlin at the age of 13. Prior to joining Egoli Tossell in 2023, Sebastian studied European Ethnolgy at the Humboldt University. Alongside, he served as a Production Liaison at the Achtung Berlin Filmfestival.