Eberhard Junkersdorf

Eberhard Junkersdorf

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt, Produzent, Produktionsleitung, Aufnahmeleitung
*27.09.1938 Berlin

Biography

Eberhard Junkersdorf started his career in the movie business at the beginning of the 1960s as a unit manager at Rialto Film Preben Philipsen. In the mid-1960s, he came into contact with French and US production companies and directors, for instance while shooting the French-German co-production "Winnetou II" ("Last of the Renegades", 1964). From 1967 on, Junkersdorf worked at Independent Film for several comedies directed by Kurt Hoffmann.

In 1970, Junkersdorf started another collaboration that heavily influenced his further career and produced "Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach" ("The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach") for Peter Fleischmann's and Volker Schlöndorff's production company Hallelujah-Film. Junkersdorf was also in charge of Schlöndorff's following films and served as a co-producer for "Lacombe Lucien", directed by Louis Malle.

In 1973, Junkersdorf set up Bioskop Film GmbH together with Volker Schlöndorf and Reinhard Hauff. Productions supervised by Junkersdorf include Achternbusch's "Das Andechser Gefühl", von Trotta's "Die bleierne Zeit" ("Marianne and Juliane", 1981) and "Rosa Luxemburg" (1986), as well as Hauff's "Messer im Kopf" ("Knife in the Head", 1978) and "Stammheim" (1985), that won the Golden Bear at the Berlin international film festival. Bioskop Film repeatedly served as co-producer for the films Volker Schlöndorff made in France and in the USA. These productions were highlighted by Academy Award nomination for Schlöndorff's film "Die Blechtrommel" ("The Tin Drum", 1979), an adaptation of the novel by Günter Grass.

In the mid-1990s, Junkersdorf turned to animation films and set up the animation film studio Munich Animation in 1995. In 1997, he debuted as a director with "Die furchtlosen Vier" ("The Fearless Four"). The film won the Bavarian film award. Junkersdorf then also directed the German-Belgian co-production of the animated film version of "Till Eulenspiegel" ("Jester Till") that was nominated for an Academy Award for animation films in 2003.

In 2002, Junkersdorf set up Neue Bioskop Germany (NGB1) that produced Oskar Roehler's Berlinale entry "Der alte Affe Angst" ("Angst", 2003), among others.

Junkersdorf serves as honorary chairman of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Neuer Deutscher Spielfilmproduzenten and as chairman of the supervising board and of the presidium of Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) Berlin. From February 2008 to March 2015, he was chairman of the board of trustees of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in Wiesbaden.

In 2001, Eberhard Junkersdorf was awarded with the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class, and in 2004 he received the Bavarian Order of Merit.

Filmography

2006 Die Unbeugsamen
Producer
 
2005/2006 Wo ist Fred!?
Co-Producer
 
2005-2007 Das wilde Leben
Producer
 
2005 Enigma - Eine uneingestandene Liebe
Producer
 
2002/2003 Till Eulenspiegel
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2002/2003 Der alte Affe Angst
Producer
 
2000/2001 The Shark and the Piano
Producer
 
2000 Im Club der Millionäre
Producer
 
1999/2000 alaska.de
Producer
 
1999/2000 Begierde
Producer
 
1999 Tobias Totz und sein Löwe
Co-Producer
 
1998/1999 Latin Lover - Wilde Leidenschaft auf Mallorca
Producer
 
1998-2000 Hilfe! Ich bin ein Fisch
Co-Producer
 
1996 Hollywood, Germany - Die amerikanische Herausforderung
Participation
 
1995/1996 Peanuts - Die Bank zahlt alles
Screenplay, Producer
 
1995-1997 Die Furchtlosen Vier
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1994 Das Schloß
Co-Producer
 
1993/1994 Das Versprechen
Producer
 
1993 Sirga - Die Löwin
Editing, Co-Producer
 
1992/1993 Der Kinoerzähler
Co-Producer
 
1992 The Michael Nyman Songbook
Producer
 
1991/1992 L'ombre
Co-Producer
 
1990/1991 Homo Faber
Producer
 
1990 Die Rückkehr
Co-Producer
 
1989/1990 Die Geschichte der Dienerin
Co-Producer
 
1988/1989 Blauäugig
Producer
 
1988-1992 Billy, How Did You Do It?
Producer
 
1988 Brennendes Geheimnis
Producer
 
1987/1988 Fürchten und Lieben
Co-Producer
 
1987/1988 Linie 1
Producer
 
1986/1987 Ein Aufstand alter Männer
Co-Producer
 
1986 Die Frau meines Lebens
Co-Producer
 
1985/1986 Rosa Luxemburg
Producer
 
1985/1986 Stammheim
Producer
 
1985 Tod eines Handlungsreisenden
Co-Producer
 
1984 Sigi, der Straßenfeger
Co-Producer
 
1983/1984 Zehn Tage in Calcutta. Begegnung mit Mrinal Sen
Producer
 
1983/1984 Eine Liebe von Swann
Co-Producer
 
1983/1984 Die Spieler
Co-Producer
 
1982/1983 Heller Wahn
Producer
 
1982 Der Mann auf der Mauer
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 01. Episode: Rahmenhandlung
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 02. Episode: Der Friedensmarsch der Dreihunderttausend in Bonn
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 03. Episode: Vom Standpunkt der Infanterie
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 04. Episode: Abschied von vorgestern
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 05. Episode: Gespräche im Weltraum
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 06. Episode: Atombunker
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 07. Episode: Kill Your Sister
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 08. Episode: Libanon
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 09. Episode: Entwicklung
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 10. Episode: Kohl in Washington
Producer
 
1981-1983 Krieg und Frieden. 11. Episode: Fahnen der Zeremonie
Producer
 
1981 Die Fälschung
Producer
 
1981 Die bleierne Zeit
Producer
 
1980 Endstation Freiheit
Producer
 
1980 Der Kandidat
Co-Producer
 
1979/1980 Gibbi Westgermany
Producer
 
1979 Schwestern oder Die Balance des Glücks
Producer
 
1979 ...sonst würde das Kino sterben - Drei junge deutsche Filmproduzenten
Participation
 
1978/1979 Die Blechtrommel
Producer
 
1978 Messer im Kopf
Producer
 
1977/1978 Deutschland im Herbst
Line producer
 
1977/1978 Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages
Producer
 
1977 Der Hauptdarsteller
Producer
 
1976/1977 Nur zum Spaß - nur zum Spiel. Kaleidoskop Valeska Gert
Producer
 
1976 Der Fangschuß
Producer
 
1975/1976 Paule Pauländer
Producer
 
1975/1976 Nordsee ist Mordsee
Producer
 
1975 Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum
Producer
 
1974/1975 Black Moon
Producer
 
1974/1975 Das Andechser Gefühl
Producer
 
1973/1974 Übernachtung in Tirol
Line producer
 
1973/1974 Die Verrohung des Franz Blum
Unit production manager
 
1973/1974 Lacombe Lucien
Producer
 
1972 Strohfeuer
Unit production manager
 
1971/1972 Die Moral der Ruth Halbfass
Unit production manager
 
1970/1971 Das Unheil
Cast, Unit production manager
 
1970/1971 Der plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach
Unit production manager
 
1970 Hauser's Memory
Line producer
 
1969 Ein Tag ist schöner als der andere
Unit production manager
 
1968/1969 Hannibal Brooks
Line producer
 
1968/1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
Unit production manager
 
1968 Morgens um sieben ist die Welt noch in Ordnung
Location manager
 
1967 Rheinsberg
Location manager
 
1967 Herrliche Zeiten im Spessart
Location manager
 
1967 Mohamed bleibt in Israel
Director, Producer
 
1967 Die Bewässerung der Wüste Negev
Director, Producer
 
1967 Tel Aviv
Director, Producer
 
1967 Jerusalem
Director, Producer
 
1966/1967 Kommissar X: Drei grüne Hunde
Location manager
 
1966 Funeral in Berlin
Location manager
 
1966 Karriere
Location manager
 
1965 Winnetou III
Location manager
 
1965 Neues vom Hexer
Location manager
 
1964 Unter Geiern
Location manager
 
1964 Winnetou II
Location manager
 
1964 Die Gruft mit dem Rätselschloß
Location manager
 
1963/1964 Zimmer 13
Cast, Location manager
 
1963 Das indische Tuch
Cast, Location manager