Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord

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This first feature-length btf true crime documentary has been available to see exclusively on Netflix worldwide since 3rd August 2021. It gives an insight into the criminal case which served as the inspiration for How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast). Shiny_Flakes aka. 19 year old Maximilian Schmidt sells 4.1 million euros worth of drugs world wide online – on his own. From his childhood room. He used his own website and Deutsche Post (DHL) to operate an international drug empire single-handedly. It’s about one of the most sensational cybercrime cases in Germany.

The uniqueness of this crime lies in the location it took place: Maximillian’s nursery. The btf Shiny-Flakes team recreated this room in a studio in 1:1 scale. For the film Maximilian Schmidt returns to the scene of the crime and shows how he succeeded in selling a ton of drugs to the world out of this room undetected for over a year. A further special feature of the film is the computer vault. The btf graphic and visual effects team reconstructed the crime based on case files and interviews with all parties involved. The documentary was written and directed by journalist Eva Müller. The documentary was produced in a total of 42 shooting days in Leipzig, Leverkusen and Berlin among other places.

Executive Producers: Philipp Käßbohrer, Matthias Murmann

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Michael Schmitt
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Eva Müller

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