BIOGRAPHY

Claudia Rorarius was born in Berlin, Märkisches Viertel. After her photography-studies at the Lette-Verein Berlin, she has been working successfully as a freelance photographer. Her intense portraits of celebrities were published in numerous international newspapers and magazines, such as ZEITmagazin, Spex, WIRE and Wallpaper, among others.
At the same time she was studying direction at the renowned Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) where she realized several internationally awarded short- and documentary films, such as »Cable Car« and »Twin« which were honoured »particularly valuable«, among others. Furthermore, she has shot numerous music videos as well as in 2004 the documentary »Susanne« in cooperation with ZDF Television, Das Kleine Fernsehspiel. »Chi l'ha visto (Who Saw Him)« is her first feature-length film, her completely successful feature film debut she also supervised as a producer. The movie was supported by the FFA German Federal Film Board as well as the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.
Recently Claudia Rorarius has been awarded funding by the BKM German Film Board for her second feature film »Touched (WT)«, she has also received pre-production funding from WDR Germany for »My Sister (WT)« and is working on her second photobook "Oma Kreuzberg/leaving else".

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FILMOGRAPHY

2016/17
Touched (WT)
feature fiction film (aprox. 90 min.)
co-production with 2 pilots Filmproduction
funding by BKM German Film Board
eQuinoxe Europe 17. Intl. Writers Lab
pre-selected for German Script Award
in financing

2016/17
My Sister (WT)
feature fiction film (aprox. 100 min.)
pre-production fund by WDR German TV
in development

2016/17
Ken - The Movie (WT)
feature fiction film (90 min.)
in financing

2009/10
Chi l'ha visto (Who Saw Him)
feature fiction film (92 min.)
funded by FFA and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Cinema release 2011
DVD release via RealFiction/Good!Movies

2006
Videotapes
documentary short film serial (80 min.)
DVD Release Spex Magazin -DVD Edition



2004
Susanne
documentary (80 min.)
supported by ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel,
German TV

2004
What is music?
music video for Justus Köhncke
Festivals, DVD Release

2002
Blue (happy without you)
music video for Donna Regina
Festivals, DVD Release

2001
Siblings
script for feature film
funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

2001
Twin
fiction short film (15 min.)
funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

2000
Cable Car
fiction short film (12 min.)
funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

1998
My Granny
documentary (30 min.)


EXHIBITIONS

2015
Group exhibition »Jugendsünden«
Kulturbunker Mühlheim, Cologne

2013
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards, Georgia
Shortlisted: »leaving else« Conceptual Category

2012
Solo exhibition »leaving else«
Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin

Group exhibition »Tiere gehen immer«
Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin

2011
Group exhibition Portfoliowalk -
House of Photography, Hamburg

Group exhibition A Picture for Home
Schaden's friends collection, Paris

Group exhibition »slippy floor«
Pavlov's dog Gallery, Berlin

2010
Group exhibition »friendly capitalism«
Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin

2009
Group exhibition »Musik + X«
Pop-Kultur Goethe-Institut worldwide



2008
Group exhibition bell 02
»Opa Heinz« - puzzle 1500 pieces
Gallery Create Berlin

2007
Exchange Program Goethe-Institut Jakarta/Indonesia
Photographic work »islamic world«

2006
Main exhibition
»Darmstadt Days of Photography«
»Self-Perception - Step into the frame«

2006
Solo exhibition "Selected Works 05/06«
Int. Photoscene Cologne

2005
Solo exhibition »What It Feels«
Room of Arts and Music, Cologne

2000
Group exhibition »…nichts als Erfüllung«
Int. Photoscene Cologne

CLIENTS (extract)

Arte (TV)
Brand eins
Blond
Bolzen
Brigitte
Camera Austria
CBC Cologne (TV)
Chatelaine (FR)
Courrier Int. (FR)
Debug
DDB Düsseldorf (Com)
Dummy
Elle (FR)
Elle (KAN)
Eltern
Esquire (US)
Fluter
Focus
Frankfurter Rundschau
Groove
Intro
Jetzt Magazin
Job&Future
KSP (Com)
Kircher Burkhardt (Com)
Leo Burnett (Com)
LOT Theater
Maxi
MetaDesign (Com)
Missy Magazin
Musikexpress
Monopol
Neon
New Yorker



Ogilvy & Mather (Com)
Photonews
Pixelpark (Com)
Public Folder
Plock
Pro 7 (TV)
Red Bull (Com)
Rolling Stone (D)
SPEX
Stadtrevue
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Stern
Stern Gesund Leben
Style and the Family Tunes
Super RTL (TV)
SZ Magazin
Vanity Fair
The Wire (UK)
VIVA (TV)
VOX (TV)
Wallpaper (UK)
WDR (TV)
Wir Design (Com)
WIRE (US)
W Magazine (US)
Yadastar (Com)
Young Miss
Die Zeit
ZDF (TV)
Zeit-Leben
ZEIT magazin
Zenith
Zoo-Magazin (UK)
Züricher Zeitung

AWARDS, GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2016
»Touched (WT)« pre-selected for German Script Award

2015
Invitation »Touched (WT)« eQuinoxe Europe 17. Intl. Screenwriters Workshop

Pre-Production fund »My Sister (WT)« by WDR German TV

2014
Script Funding »Touched (WT)« by BKM German Film Board (Ministry of Culture and Media)

2009
Nomination »Chi l'ha visto« for »Best Feature Film« »Best Director« »Best Actor«,
Torino Int. Film Festival, Italy

Merit Certificate, Film Rating Board
for »Chi l'ha visto«

2008
Production Grant »Chi l'ha visto« Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and FFA German Film Board

2005
Nomination Toyota Foto-Award

2003
DAAD - Fellowship Film London (UK)

2002
2. Prize Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival,
short film »Cable Car«

2001
Merit Certificate, Film Rating Board
for short film »Twin«

2001
Special Merit Certificate, Film Rating Board
for short film »Cable Car«

2001
Nomination First Steps Award
short film »Twin«

EDUCATION

1995 - 2000
studies of Art and Film Directing
at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne

1992 - 1994
studies of Photography at the
Lette-Foundation, Berlin

1991 - 1992
studies of Printing at the
University of Fine Arts, Berlin


TRAINING

2014/15
Master class »creating characters«
Susan Batson (NY)

2012/13
Script development program
Filmhaus Babelsberg
Roland Zag, Nicole Kellerhals (X Filme)
funded by FFA

2012
Master class »scene study«
Larry Moss (LA)

2011/12
Master class »creating characters«
Susan Batson (NY)

2009
Master class »script writing«
Tom Schlesinger and Keith Cunningham

2004
Master classes, »directing«
Mike Leigh, Ken Loach,
Stephen Frears (Berlinale Talent Campus)

2003
Acting workshop
John Costopoulos (Actors Studio NY)


2002
Master class »script writing«
Tom Schlesinger and Keith Cunningham

2000
Master class »editing«
Roberto Perpignani »Il Postino«

1999
Master class »directing«, Peter Lilienthal
Jeanine Meerapfel, Friedemann Fromm

EMPLOYMENT


2000 - today
author, director and producer for fiction- and documentary films, commercials and music videos

2013 - today
instructor, lecturer and teacher of film and media art at Lette-Verein Berlin

1994 - 2000
assistent director for shorts films and TV Series (WDR)

1993 - 2004
TV-designer for ARTE, VIVA, VOX, RTL, WDR

1992 - today
freelance photographer, publications in various int. newspapers and magazines, commercial and corporate work