Gasoline Deluxe (TV series)

In the ARTE-series “Gasoline Deluxe”, consisting of 10 episodes, the entertainer and gas station lover Friedrich Lichtenstein searches for the most beautiful and most extraordinary gas stations in Europe. His aim: he wants to convince the world that gas stations are the most romantic places in our present age.

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News

  • 01/2017 - TV Series GASOLINE DELUXE nominated for Grimme-Award 2017

    Our 10-part series “Gasoline Deluxe” with entertainer Friedrich Liechtenstein is nominated for the Grimme-Award 2017 in the category “Entertainment”. In [...]

    Our 10-part series “Gasoline Deluxe” with entertainer Friedrich Liechtenstein is nominated for the Grimme-Award 2017 in the category "Entertainment". In the series, the entertainer and gas station lover Friedrich Liechtenstein searches for the most extraordinary gas stations in Europe. His aim: he wants to convince the world that gas stations are the most romantic places in our present age. The series follows a concept by Christian Beetz and Georg Tschurtschenthaler and was directed by Jeremy JP Fekete, Marco Wilms and Tuan Lam for ZDF/ARTE and ORF. It was funded by medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. The TV premiere of all ten parts was on Whitmonday 2016 on the theme day "Dreaming of Gas Stations" on ARTE. The Grimme-Award is one of the most prestigious awards for TV shows in Germany. There are 14 nominees in the category "Entertainment". The winners of the 53. Grimme-Award 2017 will be announced on March 8, 2017. The cross-platform project "Gasoline Deluxe" consists, apart from the TV-series, of a VR-experience, a music video of the titel song "1.000 Liter", which is nominated for the Los Angeles Music Video Awards and won the Video Music Award by photokina, the 8-part web series "The Universe According to Friedrich Liechtenstein" and a 90 minute documentary film.

    Details zur TV-Serie
    Die komplette Serie online streamen
    Details zur Webserie
    Details zum VR-Musikvideo
    Pressemitteilung des Grimme-Preises


  • 10/2016 - GASOLINE DELUXE @ Seriencamp Munich

    On 23 October 2016 at 2 pm our TV-series GASOLINE DELUXE will be presented DOK.fest Munich at Seriencamp. Seriencamp is [...]

    On 23 October 2016 at 2 pm our TV-series GASOLINE DELUXE will be presented DOK.fest Munich at Seriencamp. Seriencamp is Germany's first festival for TV series and will take place for the second time from 20-23 October 2016 at Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Munich. The festival screens more than 25 serial highlights from all over the world and invites everyone for binge-watching. The event will be completed by several panels and lectures and attendance is free.

    Get the series on DVD at good!movies!
    Stream the series on Vimeo!
    Seriencamp programme


  • 10/2016 - German Academy for Television nominated Friedrich Liechtenstein for "Gasoline Deluxe"

    The German academy for television has nominated Friedrich Liechtenstein for his performance  in the tv-series “Gasoline Deluxe” in the category [...]

    The German academy for television has nominated Friedrich Liechtenstein for his performance  in the tv-series “Gasoline Deluxe” in the category “Television Entertainment”. In the ARTE 10-part series “Gasoline Deluxe” the entertainer and gas station lover Friedrich Lichtenstein searches for the most beautiful and most extraordinary gas stations in Europe. His aim: he wants to convince the world that gas stations are the most romantic places in our present age. „1000 Liter“ - the title track of „Gasoline Deluxe“ by Friedrich Liechtenstein -  has won the MUSIC VIDEO AWARD by photokina & c/o pop convention!


    "1000 Liter" at iTunes
    TV-Series as DVD at goodmovies
    TV-Series at Vimeo
    VR/360° Music Video "1.000 Liter"


Projekte


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    Gasoline Deluxe (Film)

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    The Universe According to Friedrich Liechtenstein (Web Series)

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    Gasoline Deluxe (360° VR Music Video)


Gasoline Deluxe (TV series)

German entertainer and musician Friedrich Liechtenstein – the most surprising internet star  who has become world famous since the release of his song and commercial “Supergeil” – doesn’t just rest on his 15 million hits on YouTube, bathing in the flood of “Likes” from all over the world. Quite the contrary, Mr. Liechtenstein and his signature tailored suits, golden fingernails and full white beard are already on a new mission: Instead of “supergeil” the word is now: “super filled-up”.

As strange as it might sound, Friedrich Liechtenstein is searching for happiness at the most unusual sites: at Gas Stations. He wants to convince the world of gas stations being today’s most romantic places.

The 10-piece TV-series „Gasoline Deluxe“ follows the entertainer travelling in an golden vintage Mercedes across Europe – always in search of the most beautiful, most extraordinary gas stations. Needless to mention that this journey is not just about pumping gas, but about the scent of freedom, about meeting charismatic fellow artists, critical economists, futorologists and historians as well as tired truck drivers, lovey-dovey couples and lonely commuters.

Gas Stations are the places to be – at least for Friedrich Liechtenstein. The anonymity of the transit allow elusive but truthful encounters with the most diverse protagonists: The owner of one of the oldest backyard gas stations in Vienna saw the city and their inhabitants change over the past 84 years. Consuelo Vanderbilt-Costin, dressed in a snow-white gown coincidently drops by at an iconic gas station in Berlin and Liechtenstein can’t wait to help pumping her gas. The notorious Fiat heir Lapo Elkann is eager to show Liechtenstein an exclusive insight into his rebuilding of the “Garage Italia”, a famous historic gas station in Milan. Léa Linster, the Michelin-starred chef from Luxemburg, welcomes Friedrich Liechtenstein at the former gas station of her father – now her top restaurant – to cook with him. There is dancing on gas stations, science-fiction performances, and the beauty of everyday routines happening at gas stations.

“Gasoline Deluxe” is an elegant, as well as crazy journey between fiction and reality, a tribute to the non-places and of course to traveling. Last but not least, it is a symbolic embrace of a place that’s about to vanish.

The journey in 10 episodes:

Episode 1: Berlin

First stop at the palatial Kant-Garages built in the 30ies. Meeting Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin and iconic pop singer Gunter Gabriel for a spontanious gas station robbery.

Episode 2: Copenhagen

Second stop at the design gas station by Arne Jacobsen. Encounter with the Danish director and photographer Pierre Winther and the artist Thierry Geoffroy.

Episode 3: Bad Gastein

Tracking the hidden power of the algae – Liechtenstein’s secret fascination and the primary substance of mineral oil. Consulting the natural scientist Andreas Hantschk in Vienna’s Museum of Natural History and the economist Claudia Kemfert.

Episode 4: Paris

Discovering Paris’ Mini-Gas Station on the sidewalks of Montmartre. A guided tour to the few left-over Paris gas stations with the historian Arnaud Sompairac.

Episode 5: Luxemburg

The country with the highest density of gas stations in Europe: Luxemburg. Cooking with Léa Linster in the former gas station of her father.

Episodes 6 & 7: Vienna

Backyard gas stations, fancy garages and a jam session with legendary Viennese producer and DJ Richard Dorfmeister. A run-though the historic development of Vienna-style petrol stations with photographer Stefan Oláh and art historian Sebastian Hackenschmidt. And a huge party in honor of the disappearing old-fashioned gas stations of Vienna.

Episode 8: Milan & Porto Venere

Visiting the biggest gas station museum of Europe, meeting the Fiat-heir and entrepreneur Lapo Elkann, jamming with Swiss musician Dieter Meier and music producer Mousse T. at the most romantic gas gastion right at the shore of the Liguarian Sea.

Episode 9: Matúškovo & Linz

The most futuristic gas station is found in Slovakia, even Aliens have been sighted there. Or was that just a dream? Talking about the future of cars with futorologist Alexander Mankowsky.

Episode 10: Berlin

Return to Berlin and halt at the shut-down, heavily symbolic motorway services that was situated on the former inner German border. Final stop at Europe’s most modern gas station and finally the return to the Kant-Garages.

Directors: Jeremy JP Fekete, Marco Wilms, Tuan Lam
Assistant director: Veronika Kaserer
Co-Writer: Friedrich Liechtenstein
Format development: Christian Beetz, Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Creative Producer: Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Script Development & research: Laura Bull
Camera: Axel Schneppat, Peter Erlemann, Marco Wilms
Additional Camera: Konrad Waldmann, Valentin Selmke, Sebastian Hattop
Sound Recordist: Thomas Warneke, Thomas Funk, Martin Rohrmoser
Editing & Sound design: Christian R. Timmann, Lisa Lischewsky
Set Design: Stefanie Probst, Stefanie Hinterauer
Colour correction: Petra Gescher, Christine Hiam
Mixing: Jörg Höhne
Graphic Artist: Xavier Agudo
Theme song: Friedrich Liechtenstein, Eike Hosenfeld, Tim Stanzel
Production Manager: Eva Weerts
Production Assistants: Anique Roelfsema, Meike Wenthe
Assistant Producer: Caroline Schaper
Postproduction Supervisor: Xavier Agudo
Postproduction Assistant: Leonard Israel
Executive producer: Christian Beetz
Commissioning editors (ZDF/arte): Wolfgang Bergmann, Olaf Grunert, Catherine Le Goff



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  • Berlin Live: Friedrich Liechtenstein feat. Mousse T. & Richard Dorfmeister

    SchwuZ - Berlin
    18 April 2016 at 7:30 pm

  • Gasoline Deluxe (Launch Web Series)

    ARTE Creative
    19 April 2016 at 9:00 am

  • Gasoline Deluxe (Launch 360° VR Music Video)

    Media Convention - Berlin
    02 May 2016 at 6:00 pm

  • Gasoline Deluxe (Showcase)

    Media Convention - Berlin
    02 May 2016 at 6:00 pm

  • Berlin Live: Friedrich Liechtenstein (Concert)

    ARTE
    14 May 2016 at 12:50 am

  • Gasoline Deluxe (TV Premiere Episodes 1-10)

    ARTE
    16 May 2016 at 11:30 am

  • Gasoline Deluxe (Case Study)

    DOKVILLE - Ludwigsburg
    16 June 2016 at 1:20 pm