Prof. Gerhard Meixner originally trained in economics, before working in marketing. He went on to study film production and media studies at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film in Munich and the UCLA in Los Angeles and worked for MGM/United Artists. After graduating, he worked as a freelance story editor and script reader for different companies in the film and television market. Gerhard Meixner then started working as producer for Senator Films in Berlin before setting up RAZOR FILM together with Roman Paul in 2002. He is a member of the German and European Film Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Since October 2013 he is also the co-director of the International Production Masterclass “Atélier Ludwigsburg-Paris” at the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg and La Fémis Paris. In 2019 he was named Professor at the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg . Gerhard Meixner was honored with the “Chevalier des Arts et Lettres” by the Republic of France.
Razor Film was founded in 2002 by Gerhard Meixner and Roman Paul and produces national and international feature films from arthouse to crossover, focusing on new talent and high quality. In recent years Razor has also focused more on television series with the German productions of Gods Are Us and Der Usedom Krimi. Up to now Razor’s productions won two Golden Globes, were nominated three times for an Academy Award and premiered and were awarded at major festivals worldwide. Razor Film’s production credits include the first Saudi Arabian feature Wadjda by Haifaa Al Mansour, Waltz With Bashir by Ari Folman, Looking For Oum Kulthum by Shirin Neshat and most recently The Perfect Candidate by Haifaa Al Mansour and Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Žbanić.
Razor Film have won two Golden Globes so far, have been nominated three times for an Oscar and have premiered at major A-Festivals. Roman Paul and Gerhard Meixner received the Bernd Eichinger Award for Outstanding Achievements in Production at the German Film Awards 2014.
In 2021 Razor Film founded a new creative alliance with eight other independent production companies called “The Creatives”, to jointly develop a slate of high-end drama series and feature films.