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Frauke Thieleke - Director

What is one of your favorite memories?    I'm trying to create a new favorite memory every day.

Describe yourself in max three words.   power source, initiator, sensation seeker

What is a sound you love?   The opening of the curtain in the cinema, when the movie is about to start.

Who was your hero when you were a child?   I always wanted to be a mixture of "Die drei ???": Intelligent and witty like Justus Jonas, athletic like Peter Shaw, and meticulous like Bob Andrews.

You are an artist because….  ...for me it comes naturally. It's the only job I can imagine. But I can try and explain it: I love to share my vision with the world, move and being moved, and inspire not only actresses, actors and the crew, but also the audience.  My parents used to watch a lot of movies with me when I was a child - experiences and emotions I will never forget.

Born in Herne and raised in Xanten on the Lower Rhine, Frauke Thielecke was first introduced to filmmaking at a theoretical level during her American studies in Hamburg. After a scholarship in Wales, she switched to the practical field and worked for script and continuity and as assistant director on various television and cinema productions. From 2006 to 2008 she studied directing at the Hamburg Media School. During that time she  directed the short film “Dunkelrot”, which won the prestigious Max Ophüls Prize in 2008 and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Prize in 2009, with viewings at the Cannes Film Festival  in 2008. Her graduation film “Abendlied” won the Studio Hamburg Young Talent Award. Both of her shorts successfully toured international film festivals. Since completing her studies, she regularly directs various tv formats for German television with two Masurian crime thrillers for ARD Degeto ahead. For the theatre she has recently directed for the Hamburger Kammerspiele and Ernst Deutsch Theater and is looking forward to the work on “Berlin Berlin” with HIT International Theatre Arts.


Berlin Berlin (director)


Photo credits gallery: to be announced

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