In 1992 Action Concept Film- and Stuntproduction was founded by Hermann Joha in Düsseldorf. In Germany they are the most wanted firm, when stuntsscenes for movie or television have to be made. Their slogan is: "Action Is Life - The Rest Are Just Details!". They got especially famous by the great succes of "Alarm für Cobra 11" in 1996. Next they made also in 1996 the actionmovie "Der Clown". Since 1998 "Der Clown" is also broadcasted as a serie on RTL Televsion. In march 2000 the start was made with broadcasting of the serie "Die Motorrad-Cops - Hart am Limit", the third actionserie which is made and produced by Action Concept. In 1998/1999 Action Concept also made the action-movie "Der Träumer und das wilde Mädchen - Hetzjagd durch Deutschland". This film was broadcasted by RTL Television in november 1999. In february/march 2000 Action Concept filmed another movie. This time it is an action-comedy, called "Der Superbulle und die Halbstarken". The movie was broadcasted on television at the end of october 2000.
To keep up with the level of the stunts around the world Action Concept keeps good contacts with american stuntteams, who made action-movies as "Terminator" and "Speed". They also bought a computersystem with which spectacular special effects can be created. With this for example aids in a stunt can be removed from the recordings. Action Concept also have their own cameras and digital editing facilities. Whit this they can record the actionscenes and put them together as an independent film-unit.
By investmens in modern equipment from the USA Action Concept is according to what they say capable to work on an "international stuntlevel". This can do no other stuntteam in Germany. A few examples: air-ramps launch stuntmen in the air. Whit the Ratchet-system they are pulled away out of explosions by a steel rope. They are also investing in the safety of the stuntmen. With for example roll-barrs, special protection in cars and special rope-systems there is taken care for that the stuntmen can do their job as safe as possible.
More information about Action Concept on http://www.actionconcept.de
The career of Hermann Joha has started at the end of the 1970s. Then he was a member of the car-artists "Hell Drivers" from London. When he returns to Germany in the begin of the 1980s he got famous as most wanted specialist for carstunts. He enlarges his offer by closely watching the stunt-making in the United States. In 1992 he founded Action Concept Film- and Stuntproductions. Nowadays the offer constits of for example "Bodystunts", "High Falls", special effects and helicopteractions.
Hermann has also founded the only stuntschool is Germany. This stuntschool in Düsseldorf educates puplis to the profession of stuntman or stuntwoman. A third of all pupils is namely a woman. The education lasts four years. With this is included a small acting-education, so that the stuntpeople also can act a little. In "Cobra 11" often play people of the stunteam little figurants-parts.
Hermann is the co-founder of "Alarm für Cobra 11". Together with the programme-director of RTL Television, Marc Conrad, he developed the format of "Cobra 11". Also he is the founder of "Der Clown". This action-movie, nowadays also broadcasted as a serie, is developed and made by himself. "Der Clown" is about a former police-cop who fights against the injustice. The pilot-movie of this serie was directed by Joha himslef and for this he got an important german television-award.