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Johann Angermann believes in good ideas and that dreams can and should come true. He is an artist, actor, musician and loves to combine all of his talents in his projects. As a videographer he is cameraman, editor and producer all in one person. At the moment he is studying at the Bayerische Akademie für Fernsehen in Munich.

With his project  Guts for Change he realized his first big multimedia Campaign in 2012 where he raised funds for a sanitation project in India und crowdfunded his first movie. The Campaign won the German Price for Business Communication and his films have been shown on ARTE Future web channel and on the German TV channel RTL amongst others.

Since 2015 Johann is a Crowdfunding Professional at Startnext and helps innovative Project-Starters to run successful Campaigns. His niche as a Filmmaker is the social, ecological and sustainable sector, therefore he works for NGOs and foundations such as Non Water Sanitation e.V. and Joachim Herz Stiftung

Johann started making videos while studying Media & Communication Science at the University of Passau. Together with a friend he produced funny clips about the city and student life for Youtube. After sending in one of the videos he got offered to present a youth magazine for local television (TRP1). Consequently he gained experience as presenter for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, as an Actor in music videos and short films for TV in Germany and Brazil, as  producer for a Brazilian documentary and as Videographer for Joachim Herz Stiftung and other clients.

As a member of Guts for Change Johann has undertaken two adventurous journeys to India, one travelled by bicycle in 2012 and the other one hitchhiked in 2014. Both trips were part of campaigns to raise awareness for the global sanitation crisis and fundraising for sanitation projects in India. Johann documented the endeavors of the Guts for Change Team and produced two movies showing the process of these projects.

The concept of combining adventurous trips and social projects has proven to be successful. Although producing independently by crowdfunding their movies with a low budget approach, Guts for Change projects have managed to get mass media coverage and had major influence on the success of sanitation projects in both in Germany and India.

Johann believes that everybody has the power to change and make the world a bit better. Videography is a powerful tool to reach people’s hearts and convey one’s ideals and beliefs. With Guts for Change he hopes to inspire others and motivate them to realize their dreams!

Since Crowdfundig enabled him to realize his own first projects he now is helping others to successfully run their campaigns. Diving into new worlds and creative ideas is by far the most exciting aspect of his work and if he’s convinced of something he will support it with his whole heart.

Looking forward to hear about your ideas…

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  1. We are the change! Keep on rockin :)

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