Thorsten Schumacher is the founder and CEO of Rocket Science, a filmed entertainment company engineered for production, finance, sales and distribution. Setting out to create a diverse range of quality content for global film and television audiences, Rocket Science is building a commercial slate boasting
unique global appeal across all of its platforms and disciplines.
Upcoming projects include Kristin Scott Thomas’s The Sea Change; Taika Waititi’s stop-motion filmBubbles; David Lowery’s Old Man and the Gun starring Robert Redford and CaseyAffleck; Dominic Cooke’s film adaption On Chesil Beach starring Saoirse Ronan; and
Juliet, Naked for Judd Apatow.
Previously Managing Director at Hanway Films, Schumacher represented titles including Shame, Quartet, A Dangerous Method, High Rise, Only Lovers Left
Alive, and most recently Brooklyn, Carol and Anomalisa, which earned 15
BAFTA, 10 Academy Award and 5 Golden Globe nominations between them.
Prior to Hanway Films, Schumacher worked in development at the Los Angeles offices of Intermedia Films. He began his career in film production, starting withRoger Corman’s Concorde-New Horizon Pictures in Los Angeles, and then worked on various independent features in New York City and at Wim Wender’s
company Road Movies in Berlin.
Schumacher holds two Master of Fine Arts degrees in producing from the Film School in Berlin Babelsberg and the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los