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My name is Tobias Lickes, I am a journalist and film author. I live in Hamburg. I always have to look at things up close - even if they are not always as easy to capture as this chameleon here.

I love making films: Writing scripts, researching topics, finding exciting protagonists, interviewing people. Then shooting the film (in a team or by myself) and editing it.

After studying political science, sociology and communication science in Münster and Sydney and completing an editorial traineeship at Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR 2010), I realised films and features for ARD and ZDF.

At NDR I was a film author for the satirical magazine "extra 3" for two years before I specialised in documentaries and reports.

All in all, I have been working for over 14 years as an author and journalist for various editorial departments and productions, including "Die Story im Ersten" the documentary series "45 Min", NDR Info and as a lecturer.

My work is essentially based on three pillars: coffee, coffee and coffee. Aren't (fairly traded) Flat Whites the best invention of mankind E-V-E-R? My philosophy is easy: No coffee, no movie!

With the first coffee in my hand, I check wave forecasts every day to find out where you COULD surf pretty darn well today - at least theoretically...