Biography | robert sigl - film director

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Laurin

Biography

Robert Sigl film director

The youngest director ever to receive Bavaria’s Best New Director Award, given to him in 1989, for his first feature-length film "LAURIN", which even today enjoys a cult-like following. Since then he has collected vast international experience and directed several acclaimed productions, such as "LEXX", "HEPZIBAH", "STELLA STELLARIS", "SCHOOL'S OUT 1 & 2" a.o., in Canada, France, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic. Some of his works, like LEXX, have sold world-wide into more than 100 territories, from New Zealand to South Africa. He has received numerous development funding grants for his projects and screenplays from several European countries and he has worked for U.S. networks Showtime and SciFi Channel with stars like Malcolm McDowell and Eleanor Tomlinson (female lead in the Bryan-Singer-blockbuster "JACK THE GIANT SLAYER"). Three-time Oscar winning composer, Howard Shore, is going to provide the soundtrack for Sigl’s upcoming 14-Million-Euro-production, "THE SPIDER." Casting director will be John Hubbard, Malcolm McDowell and Michael Brando are going to be among the leads. Further to the Bavarian Film Award Robert Sigl was also nominated for the Max Ophüls Award and just recently for the German Director's Award Metropolis 2012.


EDUCATION:
Directing at University of Television and Film (HFF) Munich, Germany 1981-1986
Screen Writing at Drehbuchwerkstatt München, Munich, Germany 1989-1990

AWARDS:
Bavarian Film Award 1989 for Best Direction of a Newcomer
Nominated for Max-Ophüls-Award 1989

Nominated for the German Director Award Metropolis 2012


LANGUAGES:
Fluent English, German & conversational French

DEVELOPMENT FUNDINGS: for the projects: THE SPIDER, THE 13th DISCIPLE, MEDUSA,
LAZARUS, WURDILAK and Dan Simmons’ CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT by MEDIA, FFFBAYERN, FFA


info@robert-sigl.de
www.robert-sigl.de

Represented by:
Blake Friedmann Literary, TV and Film Agency
Agent: Conrad Williams
122 Arlington Road London NW17HP UK
+44(0)2072840408
info@blakefriedmann.co.uk

MAIN CREDITS:
HEPZIBAH aka: THE VILLAGE (2010)
Director  Feature Film English Language UFA FILM

VIENNA CRIME SQUAD / SOKO DONAU (2008-2011)
Director  TV Series 11 episodes SATEL FILM

TATORT / SCENE OF THE CRIME – AVENGING ANGEL (2005)
Director  TV Movie TELEFILM SAAR

TATORT / SCENE OF THE CRIME – TARGET (2001)
Director  TV Movie TELEFILM SAAR

THE INVESTIGATOR (2002 – 2005)
Director  TV Series 2 episodes MONACO FILM

THE ISLAND OF FEAR (2000)
Director  Movie REAL FILM

SCHOOL’S OUT (1999)
Director  Feature Film REAL FILM US-Distribution: Fangoria/MTI

LEXX – THE SERIES (1999)
Director  TV Series SALTER STREET FILMS for SCI-FI CHANNEL USA

GHOSTHUNTER JOHN SINCLAIR (1998)
Director  TV Series ENDEMOL

ALARM FOR COBRA 11 (1997)
Director  TV Series POLYPHON

LEXX-THE DARK ZONE: 4.0. GIGA SHADOW (1996)
Director  TV Movie English Language
SALTER STREET FILMS FOR SHOWTIME USA STARRING: MALCOLM MCDOWELL

GROSSE FREIHEIT (1995)
Director  TV Series MULTIMEDIA

STELLA STELLARIS (1994)
Director  Mini Series BAVARIA FILM

LAURIN (1989)
Feature Film English Language
BAVARIAN FILM AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMING DIRECTOR
Writer/Director & Co-Producer  SALINAS FILM

THE CHRISTMAS TREE (1983) Short Film
Writer/Director & Co-Producer  HFF Munich

THE CABIN (1982) Short Film
Writer/Director & Co-Producer  HFF Munich

SPECIAL SQUAD VIENNA

07. 06. 2020

Robert Sigl's LAURIN in France - by prestige label "Le Chat qui fume"

LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 COPIES.


TECHNICAL:
• 1 BLURAY - 1 DVD
• BLURAY: English in DTS 2.0
• DVD: English in Dolby Digital 2.0
• Subtitles: French
• Zone All

SUMMARY : March 1901, in a German port village, Laurin, aged twelve, hears the cry for help, at nightfall, of a little boy whom she sees, from her window, being kidnapped by an adult. During the same night, Flora, Laurin's mother, sees on a bridge the inert body of the little boy and the face of his assassin; we find her dead in the morning, her body lying at the bottom of the bridge. With the father of Laurin, a sailor, being often absent, the little girl, plagued by strange visions, is now entrusted to her grandmother. She soon befriends a classmate, Stefan, who in turn disappears. A killer of children prowls around, and Laurin's curiosity puts her in great danger ...

ABOUT THE FILM :For his first feature film, Robert Sigl produced a true masterpiece, a fantastic tale whose atmosphere evokes the stories of Perrault or the Grimm brothers. Benefiting from a sublime photograph, Laurin summons through his images certain great masters of painting, from John Constable to Caspar Friedrich, via Brueghel. Without resorting to special effects, the director favors the atmosphere and the mystery, with this nature seeming to conceal dangers and secrets, and this village under the influence of traditions and religion. Thirty years after its release, Laurin remains a unique, timeless and wonderful work.


07. 06. 2020

von Rüdiger Suchsland

https://out-takes.de/2020/gedanken-in-der-pandemie-14-abstand-und-anstand/

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