Paranoid Pictures is a film group run by Martin Lehnert & Michael Lehnert dedicated to independent filmmaking. It is recognised for its signature film rhetoric known as Cinéma Concret, and also established itself with "grand format" documentary films using the Cinéma Vérité and Direct Cinema film rhetorics.

Today, the PP operates studio facilities in Basel, CH and London, UK housing its own production, distribution and presentation means. The PP is exclusively working with cine-film, using its own Super 8, Normal 16, Super 16 and Normal 35 cine-film equipment. In addition to its film projects, the PP is also consulting cinematographers globally on working with the rapidly professionalising Super 8 format.






The Power of 8 initiative has the intention to provide cinematographers who intend to or are already using the Super 8 format with expert advice about contemporary techniques and technologies available to get the maximum out Super 8 filmmaking.

While this dedicated subsection is being constructed, please go to the Super 8 forum at to find clues or anwers to your questions. We appreciate your patience.



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