In Memory

During production of Beyond The Wall, we sadly lost two key members of the filmmaking team.

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Jesse Burke
1974 – 2012

Beyond The Wall was filmed between 2009 and 2012 by director Jesse Burke, who died tragically at the age of 37, while the film was in early stages of post-production. Making the film was also a personal journey for Jesse as he met his wife, Maggie Ma – Peter’s Chinese teacher and a chaperone during the APSA trip – during production. Their son was in December 2012, five months after Jesse’s death.

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Sven Mader
Sound Recordist
1978 – 2010

In December 2010, we received the sad news that Sven Mader, sound recordist and twin brother of Jakob our main cameraman, had died in a tragic accident after being hit by a falling tree in his native Germany.  Jakob has since moved back to Berlin to be close to his family and in particular his brother’s two children. Their older brother Kai composed two music tracks for the film.

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