Audible commercials for "Up against the Wall" (German Edition)

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  • In February 2019 an 8-hour audio book by David Hasselhoff entitled "Up Against The Wall" was published in English
  • In time for the 29th anniversary of the German Unification Day, the audio book will also be published in German by Audible on 1st October 2019 - spoken by German TV icon William Cohn
  • To promote the release Audible produced several commercials with William
  • In one of the spots also my K.I.T.T. has an appearance
Up Against The Wall - Mission Mauerfall - order from Amazon.de

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You think you know everything about the fall of the wall?
William Cohn tells you how David Hasselhoff
involuntarily became our hero!
An Audible Original Audio Book!
Up Against The Wall - Mission Mauerfall - order from Amazon.de



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You think you know everything about the fall of the wall?
William Cohn tells you how David Hasselhoff involuntarily became our hero!
An Audible Original Audio Book!
Arrival and "Shadow plays"
  • The shooting took place on 21st August 2019 in Berlin
  • I arrived the evening before to be at Studio 1 of the Berliner Union Film at 08:00 in the morning on time
  • A replica of the Berlin Wall was built on site, on which the shadow of a "Michael Knight" lookalike was to be filmed at first
  • Although the similarity of the lookalike was of course limited, his shadow in many takes actually looked as if it came directly from David Hasselhoff!
  • Afterwards the scenes were shot once more in front of a green screen, from which the silouette of the lookalike can be extracted.

  • In between the takes I took some photos with Michael Knight's shadow stand-in Marc at my K.I.T.T.
  • I also happened to run into Gerrit Schmit-Foß - the German dubbing voice of Leonardo DiCaprio, Sheldon Cooper ("The Big Bang Theory"), Jeremy Renner and many others... who also quickly took the chance to take a picture in K.I.T.T.
Filming with William Cohn
  • around 09:30 AM, William Cohn arrived. He first greeted everyone of the team in person, before he went into the mask and shortly afterwards returned as an almost perfect lookalike of Michael Knight: incl. red turtleneck pullover, black leather jacket, goggles and huge belt buckle
  • First of all several scenes were filmed for Audible on Instagram
  • Afterwards there was a lunch break, so I quickly took the chance to take a picture with William in front of the "Berlin Wall" before it was rebuilt

  • After the lunch break some 15-, 20- and 30-second clips were shot for different video portal advertising clips, which are supposed to run there as advertising before other videos
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  • For this William had to step through the "Berlin Wall" again and again and recite different variants of his text
Filming with William Cohn and K.I.T.T.
  • In the afternoon K.I.T.T. also had his big performance
  • Different scenes were shot in which William Cohn sits at the wheel of my K.I.T.T., gets out and walks along the car
  • Finally, several details of the car were also filmed

  • All in all a very interesting and exciting shooting day
  • For me it was an honor to meet William Cohn, whom I have known for years as a member of the ensemble and speaker of German TV show "NEO Magazin Royale" and sidekick of its host Jan Böhmermann
  • William is a super nice guy who patiently repeated all the shots as often as they wanted them to be
  • By the way, I consider his voice to be the optimal one for a long time, should they ever need a new German dubbing voice for K.I.T.T.!
Up Against The Wall - Mission Mauerfall - order from Amazon.de

» order now from Amazon.de «


You think you know everything about the fall of the wall?
William Cohn tells you how David Hasselhoff
involuntarily became our hero!
An Audible Original Audio Book!
Up Against The Wall - Mission Mauerfall - order from Amazon.de



» order now from Amazon.de «


You think you know everything about the fall of the wall?
William Cohn tells you how David Hasselhoff involuntarily became our hero!
An Audible Original Audio Book!
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