Biography

Born 1962 in Hannover, Germany. Additional languages: English & French. School choir. 2 years singing lessons. 2 years tap dance. 3 years Latin-American dance & Rock’n’Roll. Volunteer with Staatstheater Hannover (extras work, musical ensemble, 2nd assistant director, public relations).

1962-1983 HANNOVER

  • Puppetry (Marionettes, Muppets) | commissioned work & exhibitions
  • Book "Marionetten, selbst basteln und spielen" (about building puppets & how to manipulate them) | Otto Maier Verlag (3 editions)
  • Graphic art work "Copy Art" | 2 sales exhibtions
  • Super8 films | director, writer, camera, editor | festival invitations
  • Super8 cinema "Underground Film Art" | founding member, programmer

1983-2007 MUNICH | 2007 until today BERLIN

  • casting director, assistant director, production manager, festival work
  • editor | trailer, teaser, title sequences, re-edits of diff. tv programmes
  • actor | commercials, film, tv
  • writer | concepts, treatments, scripts, dubbing dialogues, song lyricist
  • script consultant | tv
  • director | stage, show, event, advertising, image, tv, cinema

Awards


  • EIN LEBEN LANG KURZE HOSEN TRAGEN (THE CHILD I NEVER WAS) (feature | writer & director):
    Levi’s First Feature Award – San Francisco Int. Lesbian & Gay FF
    Special Jury Award – Torino International Gay & Lesbian FF
    Honorary Mention – Image+Nation Montreal FF
    Berndt-Media Preis – Kinofest Lünen
    nominated for best tv movie "cinema“ Jupiter Award

  • RICKY - NORMAL WAR GESTERN (RICKY - THREE'S A CROWD) (feature | director):
    Children's Jury Special Prize – Children's FF Seattle
    Special Mention – Festival Int. de Cine para Niños Mexico

  • ELECTRICITY – SIEMENS MUSEUM (advertising | actor):
    Silver Lion – Int. Advertising FF Cannes

FILMOGRAPHY

Feature & TV | selected

JIMMY OZ - GERMANY'S WUNDERKIND NO. 1 (WT)

2015 | 90' | feature film | writer screenplay
(funded by state chancellery of Thuringia & German Federal Film Board)

BERLIN MODELS, parts for 5 episodes

2014 | each appr. 25’ | TV soap | director

RICKY - NORMAL WAR GESTERN
(Ricky - Three's A Crowd)

2013 | 88' | theatrical release + DVD | director

FESTIVALS

2013:
GERMAN CHILDREN‘S MEDIA FESTIVAL ‚DER GOLDENE SPATZ‘ – COMPETITION
INT. FF FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH ZLÍN
GIFFONI FF – COMPETITION
FÜNF SEEN FF – COMPETITION
CHINA INT. CHILDREN‘S FF
FILMKUNSTTAGE SACHSEN-ANHALT
FINAL CUT KINDER- & JUGEND FF MARBURG – COMPETITION
INT. CHILDREN´S FF BRUSSELS
INT. CINE KID FF AMSTERDAM
KINDER-FF MÜNSTER - COMPETITION
BIELEFELD CHILDREN’S & YOUTH FF
CINEMAGIC – INT. FILM & TV FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, BELFAST – COMPETITION
JUNIOR FILM FLEADH, GALWAY
INT. FF FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH ARMENIA – COMPETITION
OULU INT. CHILDREN‘S & YOUTH FF – COMPETITION
KINOFEST LÜNEN – COMPETITION
THE GOLDEN ELEPHANT, HYDARABAD

2014:
CHILDREN'S FF SEATTLE – COMPETITION
KIDS BEST FEST, NORTHAMPTON
REEL 2 REAL – INT. FF FOR YOUTH, VANCOUVER – COMPETITION
INT. CHILDREN´S FF BANGLADESH
STOCKHOLM FF JUNIOR – COMPETITION
INT. CHILDREN‘S FF CRACOW – COMPETITION
CINECITA INT. FF, BOGOTA – COMPETITION
FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS LUDWIGSHAFEN
INT. CHILDREN'S FILM CARNIVAL HONG KONG
FESTIVAL INT. DE CINE PARA NIÑOS, MEXICO – COMPETITION
CHULPICINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE INFANTIL Y JUVENIL, ECUADOR – COMPETITION
CARROUSEL INT. DU FILM DE RIMOUSKI (QUÉBEC) – COMPETITION
GERMAN FILM WEEK, SKOPJE
KALKUTTA INT. CHILDREN'S FF

2015:
CAT – Int. Children's and Youth FF Moscow – COMPETITION
KINDER FILM FEST KYOTO
AUGENBLICK – FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA EN LANGUE ALLEMANDE EN ALSACE

AWARDS:


CHILDREN'S JURY SPECIAL PRIZE – CHILDREN'S FF SEATTLE 2014

SPECIAL MENTION – FESTIVAL INT. DE CINE PARA NIÑOS, MEXICO 2014

ECSTASY – THE LONGING AND LONELINESS OF LAURA STEARN

2010 | 77' | theatrical release | co-writer

SOKO KÖLN, 6 episodes

2004+2003 | each 45’ | ZDF TV series | director

EIN LEBEN LANG KURZE HOSEN TRAGEN
(The Child I Never Was)

2002 | 83’ | theatrical release, TV + DVD | writer & director

FESTIVALS

2002:
INT. HOFER FILMTAGE
KINOFEST LÜNEN – COMPETITION

2003:
BERLINALE – GERMAN CINEMA
CANNES IFF – GERMAN CINEMA
CINÉNYGMA LUXEMBURG – COMPETITION
NEW FESTIVAL, NYC
ESPOO CINÉ FF
CINÉMA TOUT ÉCRAN
SITGES FF – COMPETITION
MALMÖ FANTASTIK FF – COMPETITION
DANISH FILM INSTITUTE FESTIVAL
SAN FRANCISCO INT. LESBIAN AND GAY FF – COMPETITION
IMAGE+NATION MONTREAL FF – COMPETITION
LESBIAN-GAY FILM DAYS HAMBURG
IMAGE+NATION MONTREAL FF – COMPETITION
REEL AFFIRMATION WASHINGTON GAY & LESBIAN FF

2004:
TORINO INT. GAY & LESBIAN FF - COMPETITION
OUT TAKES AUCKLAND
INSIDE OUT TORONTO GAY & LESBIAN FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

AWARDS:


Berndt-Media Preis – KINOFEST LÜNEN 2002

Levi’s First Feature Award – SAN FRANCISCO INT. LESBIAN AND GAY FF 2003

Honorary Mention – IMAGE+NATION MONTREAL FF 2003

Special Jury Award – TORINO INT. GAY & LESBIAN FF 2004

ISOLA

1987 | 18' | TV | writer, director & producer

FESTIVALS:

CORK IFF – COMPETITION
FILMSZENE SALZBURG – COMPETITION
INT. SHORT FF BERLIN

MUSIC VIDEO / ADVERTISING / IMAGE | selected

SCHATTENHERZ

2013 | book trailer | editor & director

ROXY SAUERTEIG: DAS 4. OBERGEHEIMNIS LINKS

2013 | book trailer | concept, editor & director

JEANNIE RIDES A ROCKET: SECRETS

2012 | music video | concept, editor & director

NAVID & OMID: GORIZ

2005 | music videos | writer

DISNEY’S LUSTIGE TASCHENBÜCHER

1998 | advertising | director

PREMIERE - Pay TV

1998 | several teaser | director

BIG SPENDER: BIG SPENDER HILFT HELFEN

1996 | social advertising | producer, writer & director

SIEMENS VKD

1996 | industrial film | director

ARD – Public broadcasting

1995 | several trailer, teaser & reminder | director

under development

CINEMANIAC! (WT)
romantic comedy, original story | treatment

ZEIG DER WELT NICHT DEIN HERZ (WT)
Biopic, musical drama | exposé

DATE-YOUR-LIFE.COM (WT)
drama, original story | screenplay

UMA (WT)
mystery thriller, original story | concept

PIPS DER PILZ (WT)
animated movie, adapted from an old German fairy tale by Gerdt von Bassewitz | screenplay

EIN STERN NAMENS MAMA (WT)
drama adapted from a German novel by Karen-Susan Fessel | screenplay

TRAUMFABRIK (WT)
Drama TV series, original story | concept

NUR DU (WT)
Comedy, original story | treatment, co-writer

DRAUSSEN (WT)
love drama, original story | treatment

Other Work

STAGE / SHOW / EVENT | selected

PATRIZIA MORESCO: "BISSFEST“

2012 | stand-up comedy show | director

BERLINALE: TEDDY AWARDS SHOW 2012

2012 | queer film award show, live event + TV | writer

PATRIZIA MORESCO: "WAHN.SINN“

2010 | stand-up comedy show | director

CHANSON-NETTE: "FARBENBLIND“

2010 | musical personality show | writer & director

CHANSON-NETTE:
"NEUSTADT, DU, ICK KOMME!“

2008 | musical comedy | writer & director

DKMS LIFE "DREAMBALL 2008“

2008 | charity gala, live event | writer & director


THE CROONETTES: “SWING-A-DINGLE”

2000 | musical show | writer & director



LYRICS

  • WEIHNACHTEN OHNE MICH (music: n.n.)
  • TELEKOMMUNIKATIONS-BLUES (music: Terry Truck)
  • ICK BIN SUPERLATIV (music: Terry Truck)
  • ALLET LÜJE (music: Christian Ludwig Mayer)
  • BEI LILA SEH‘ ICK ROT (music: Angela Stoll)
  • NATUR-STONED (music: Andreas Helmle)
  • FUCK YOU (German lyrics / music: Lily Rose Allen, Gregory Kurstin)
  • ACH, WARUM KANN MEIN BERLIN NICH‘ IN ITALIEN LIEGEN (Guaglione) (German lyrics / music: Giuseppe Fanciulli, Nisa)
  • NEUSTADT, DU, ICK KOMME (Chattanooga Choo-Choo) (German lyrics / music: Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
  • ICK KOMME JETZT ZURÜCK IN MEEN BERLIN (Don't Rain On My Parade) (German lyrics / music: Jule Styne)
  • NETTE, DIE MEUTE TOBT (Baby, It‘s Cold Outside) (new German lyrics, lyrics: Ralph Maria Siegel / music: Franz Loesser)
  • BERLIN (Marleen) (new German lyrics, lyrics: Christian Heilburg / music: Joachim Heider)

OTHER activities

2015
Jury member („Live Action“) of the INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL INDIA (IFFI) „GOLDEN ELEPHANT“ in Hyderabad.
2014
Jury member of the FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM POUR L’ENFANCE ET LA JEUNESSE DE SOUSSE (FIFEJ) in Tunisia.
2013
Jury member at REC. FOR KIDS FIMLFESTIVAL, Berlin.
2000-12
(seasonal) honorary work in organizing the annual TEDDY AWARD ceremony at BERLINALE.
1995-99
conception & organisation of AIDS-benefit events for the German fundraising company BIG SPENDER MÜNCHEN e.V.
1990
festival work for the American IFP (INDEPENDENT FEATURE PROJECT) at the BERLINALE and in New York at the IFP FILM MARKET.
1984-91
(seasonal) film print coordinator of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.

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Photo Startpage: ©Pablo Lauf, Photo Welcome Script: ©Kai S. Pieck private, Photo Biography: ©Kai S. Pieck private, Photo Filmography: ©Angela Dwyer, Photo Other Work: ©Frank Bock - Ruhr Nachrichten