Wolfgang Groos

Wolfgang Groos

Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch, Produzent, Aufnahmeleitung
*22.04.1968 Kassel

Biography

Wolfgang Groos was born in Kassel on April 22 1968. He studied production at the Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb), and graduated in 2003. Already during his student years, he worked in several functions in film production, and was an assistant director on such films as Matthias Glasner's "Fandango" (2000), Dominik Graf's "Der Felsen" (2002) and Tomy Wigand's "Das fliegende Klassenzimmer" (2003). His debut short "Wenn zwei sich streiten" (2004) won the Critic's Prize at the Mexico International Film Festival. From 2005 on, Groos worked as a director for TV productions, and in 2009, he presented his first feature film "Hangtime – Kein leichtes Spiel". The following year, he completed his second feature with "Vorstadtkrokodile 3".

Two years later, "Die Vampirschwestern", the story of two vampire teen girls who move with their parents from Transylvania to a small town in Germany, was released.

The musical teen movie "Systemfehler – Wenn Inge tanzt" (2013) deals with friendship, prejudice and peer pressure: In it, an upcoming musician is forced to invite an unpopular yet highly talented girl from his school into his band.

Groos next directed "Die Vampirschwestern 2" ("Vampire Sisters 2", 2014), the sequel to his 2012 box office success. He then helmed another sequel with "Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche" ("The Pasta Detectives 2"), which continues the story of Neele Vollmar's 2014 release of "Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten" ("The Pasta Detectives").

This film, a big box office success, earned Groos a nomination at the Deutscher Filmpreis in the category Best Children's and Youth film. Despite good reviews, his next children's film "Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt" (DE/BE 2016) based on the children's book of the same name by James Krüss, was less successful with the audience. In November 2017, "Hexe Lilli rettet Weihnachten" ("Lilly the Witch Saves Christmas"), the third film about the adventures of a young witch, had its theatrical release in Germany.

Filmography

2016/2017 Hexe Lilli rettet Weihnachten
Director
 
2015/2016 Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt
Director
 
2014/2015 Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche
Director
 
2013/2014 Die Vampirschwestern 2 - Fledermäuse im Bauch
Director
 
2012/2013 Systemfehler - Wenn Inge tanzt
Director
 
2011/2012 Die Vampirschwestern
Director
 
2010 Vorstadtkrokodile 3 - Freunde für immer
Director
 
2008/2009 Hangtime
Director
 
2005/2006 Freunde für immer - Das Leben ist rund
Director
 
2003 Wenn zwei sich streiten
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2003 Die fremde Frau
Assistant director
 
2002/2003 Das Wunder von Bern
Assistant director
 
2002 Das fliegende Klassenzimmer
Assistant director
 
2001/2002 Der Felsen
Assistant director
 
2000 Schimanski muß leiden
Assistant director
 
1998/1999 Bittere Unschuld
Assistant director
 
1998-2000 Fandango
Assistant director
 
1997 Inflagranti
Assistant director
 
1997 Widows
Assistant director
 
1996/1997 Dumm gelaufen
Location manager
 
1994/1995 Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel
Assistant director
 
1993/1994 Frauen sind was Wunderbares
Cast, Production assistant