First he steered the lawnmower in his neighbour’s garden. Now he is operating his own drone, which regularly circles over the Tesla site in Brandenburg.
Silas Heineken (13) has fulfilled his dream of a drone with the money for gardening. And as if summoned, the electric car giant landed on his doorstep in Grünheide.
The student has been documenting construction on the Tesla site since February. “I cycle and film every Saturday,” he says. “I get up at 4.30 a.m. for that.” At home, he then edits the videos, backing them up with music and text. “A Tesla shoot takes six hours,” says Silas.
The result is impressive contemporary documents that he publishes on YouTube. Silas has had 7600 subscribers so far, his films have now reached 400,000 views.
The teenager did not initially worry about whether he could film there at all. On March 28, he was caught shooting by the guard. Police officers came. Even the youth welfare office was involved. The father could pick him up.
Peer Heineken (46) didn’t complain: “I think it’s great that my son has such a hobby,” he says. “Better than drinking, smoking, drugs or hanging out.”
Elon Musk (48) finally learned of the excitement surrounding Silas’ filming. The Tesla boss wrote on Twitter: “Fine by me” – analogously: “Ok for me.” The prosecutor stopped the investigation. Silas is now officially the Tesla filmmaker.