Gods Are Us


Each episode of this six-part ZDF comedy series Gods Are Us  explores one of the most significant chapters in human history, from Adam and Eve to Moses to the birth of Christ in its own comic style.


Carsten Strauch was born in 1971 in Offenbach. He studied at the Offenbach University of Art and Design and graduated 2001 with a degree in “Visual Communications”. During his studies he worked for the broadcasting service Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt and U5 FilmProduction, where he had his first stint as an assitant director. He has also produced and directed several short films and received many awards at national and international film festivals, including the German- and the Hessian Film Award. Strauch now works as an actor, writer and director. His first feature film Cutting Edge (starring him and Rainer Ewerrien) was released in 2007.



Renate God – Carsten Strauch
Ingeborg God – Rainer Ewerrien
Eva – Natalia Avelon
Lothar – Oliver Welke
Pharao – Christoph Maria Herbst
Creative Director – Michael Kessler
Hans-Peter Teufel – Aykut Kayacik
Kardinal – Dieter Moor


Director: Carsten Strauch
Co-director: Piotr J. Lewandowski
Screenplay: Carsten Strauch, Nina Werth, Rainer Ewerrien
DoP: Lars Petersen
Editor: Daniela Boch
Music: Kolja Erdmann, Burak Özdemir
Original Sound: Johannes Hampel
Sound Design: Sebastian Tesch
Production Design: Bettina Scheibe, Lisa Tigges
Costume: Patricia Walczak
Make-up: Franziska Knoll
Picture Post-production: Frank Vogt, Jack Moik, Björn Bechstein
Re-recording Mixer: Ansgar Frerich
Production Manager: Niklas Hlawatsch


Lucia Haslauer, Lucas Schmidt, Jörg Schneider


Razor Film, CS Filmproduktion, Magna Mana
in co-produktion with ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel/Quantum and HR Neue Medien


Awarded the German Television Prize 2013 in the category “Best Comedy” and the Hessen Television Prize 2013 for “outstanding acting in an ensemble”, as well as nominated for the Grimme Prize 2013.