Curtis Burz is initiator and founder of focusing films, A Berlin-based independent ensemble. focusingfilms draws its members from a variety of artistic disciplines: acting, film, music, editing, producing and directing. For over five years this highly diverse ensemble has worked primarily using a free-improvisational method, drawing its material from social-critical controversies. The foundation is often a comprehensive synopsis and scene sketches whose rehearsals the cast initiates and develops directly on the set. Working mostly without governmental or private financial support, focusingfilms belongs in method and spirit to the “German Mumblecore” and the independent scene. In addition to short films and creative documentaries, a primary focus remains the development and production of feature films.