RTL+ Faking Hitler
In Germany we call it a Knüller
Fake News. Made in Germany.
We were delighted to be able to produce the Key Art, Campaign assets, promo campaign and title sequence for Faking Hitler: a beautifully produced drama series based on events surrounding the discovery of Hitler’s personal diaries.
Published in the 1980s by the German paper `Stern’, these diaries gave insights into Hitler’s deepest and most private thoughts. Unfortunately for all involved, soon after their publication, the diaries were proved to be fakes.
Illustrating the story of a scandal
For the campaign key art, we leaned into the aesthetics of the era. With a nod to the painstakingly hand crafted forged diaries themselves, we commissioned hand drawn illustrations of the main protagonists.
A Jaguar saloon, a pile of cash, Nazi memorabilia and a copy of the diary itself: key objects flesh out the characters and their hunger for status or wealth.
The title series tells the story of descent. Of a career falling into the abyss and a story falling to pieces.
Telling the story of a scandal
A promo campaign rolled out on air, off air and on digital