The Germans are coming! Wait…Some of them are already here and it’s great to have them. Germans have always been a part of the Hollywood motion picture industry. Some of the most well-known are still household names if you’re a film buff. The most famous ones are: Ernst Lubitsch, Werner Herzog, F.W. Murnau, Leni Riefenstahl, Wim Wenders, Marlene Dietrich, Margarethe von Trotta, and plenty more. There are, however, only a few Germans currently active in the Hollywood celluloid and digital entertainment world these days and one of them is Julia Wahle.
She is taking over the trailer business and we don’t mean the four-wheeled version – but the short montage of brief scenes that succinctly tell the viewer what the upcoming movie is all about. Some people call them previews and movie people tag them as trailers because they used to “trail” or come after the first movie shown in theatres in 1930s through the 60s and 70s. Now each one is a stand-alone art piece that still tells the story of the motion picture but it does it in a fantastically creative manner. And that’s basically what Ms. Wahle and her company SIIX Trailer Music and Sound does on a daily basis.
She and her crew are creative and at the same time being highly technical in adding original scores and sound to edited down pieces of the motion picture they represent. During her time in the business, Julia has worked with almost every major studio in town and has produced over 60 trailers for high budget films. John Wick 3, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Blade Runner 2049, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Godzilla: King Of Monsters, , X-Men Dark Phoenix Avengers: Endgame, are just a few of the familiar movie names that Julia’s company has made trailers for.
Even though her story is a highlight of Hollywood success tales Julia doesn’t let it go to her head. That is, she always knows who she is and the refreshing thing about her is that she remains committed to the company’s founding philosophy of giving back and incorporates a philanthropic element into every deal she makes. She is also working on an in-depth trailer music course to give composers the tools and understanding needed to launch their own career in this almost unknown niche in the motion picture industry.