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André Erkau (born 1968) is a German film director and screenwriter.
|Born||17 August 1968|
Dortmund, West Germany
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Life and workEdit
Born in Dortmund, Erkau grew up in Bremen. After he completed his actor's training, he worked for theatre and TV. In 2001, he began to study film direction at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. He finished his study in 2005 with his diploma-movie 37 ohne Zwiebeln. This short film won more than twenty film awards and was in 2006 one of Germany's most successful short films. His first cine film, Come In and Burn Out, also received awards.
- 1993: Nicht von schlechten Eltern (German TV series, actor)
- 2001: fabrixx (German TV series, actor)
- 2003: Verkauftes Land (German TV movie, actor)
- 2006: 37 ohne Zwiebeln (direction, screenplay, producer)
- 2008: Come In and Burn Out (Selbstgespräche), (direction, screenplay)
- 2011: Alive and Ticking (actor)
- 2011: Arschkalt (direction, screenplay)
- 2012: Das Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge (direction)
- 2014: Tatort - Wahre Liebe (German TV series, direction)
- 2015: Winnetous Sohn (direction)
- 2015: Tatort - Schwanensee (German TV series, direction, screenplay)
Awards and nominationsEdit
- 37 ohne Zwiebeln (2006)
- - 2006: Winner of the Audience Award in the category Hanse Short at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival
- - 2006: Winner of the Audience Award and Best short Film award at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken
- - 2006: Winner of the ProSieben Young Directors Award in the category Best Director at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools
- - 2006: Winner of the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award in the category Best Screenplay at the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award
- Come In and Burn Out (2008)
- - 2008: Winner of the Max Ophüls Award at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken
- Das Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge (2012)
- Hippen, Wilfried (3 May 2017). "Regisseur André Erkau präsentiert seine erste Komödie: Später Debütant". Die Tageszeitung: taz (in German). ISSN 0931-9085. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
- Eurochannel. "Life's No Piece of Cake - André Erkau - Germany | Euro Cinema | English - Eurochannel". Eurochannel: The European TV channel - European movies & TV series. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
- "André Erkau explores the dark side of a deal in Happy Burnout". Cineuropa - the best of european cinema. Retrieved 12 April 2020.