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Helmut Zerlett

Film Composer

Band Leader

Helmut Zerlett, born in '57, lives and works in Cologne. Already in the 80s he had his first chart successes and began to compose music for films. During this time he was involved with Joachim Witt at the "Neue Deutsche Welle", studied with Stockhausen student Holger Czukay, produced various artists in London and New York and played live and in the studio with Marius Müller Westernhagen for over 20 years. At the same time he worked intensively on various film projects. 

He became especially well known as musical director, organist and sidekick of the late night shows with Harald Schmidt from 1995 to 2014.

Furthermore, Zerlett is a member of the executive committee of DEFKOM (German Film Composers Union) and a member of the German Film Academy.

Filmography (excerpt):  "Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel" (TV series 2007-2009), "Der Clown" (TV 1997-2000), "Neues vom Wixxer" (cinema 2006), "Kein Bund für's Leben"( cinema 2006), "Jerry Cotton" (cinema 2010), "Das Haus der Krokodile" (cinema 2012), "Die Vampirschwestern" (cinema 2014-2016), "Die Mannschaft" (cinema 2014), "Robbie Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt" (cinema 2016),  "Über die Grenze" (TV series since 2017), "Forget About Nick" (cinema 2017), "Billy Kuckuck" (TV series since 2017), "Der Vorname" (cinema 2018), "Kalte Füße" (cinema 2019), "Berlin Berlin" (cinema 2020), "Enkel für Anfänger" (cinema 2020), "Die Guten und die Bösen" Tatort (TV 2020).!searchterm=helmut