Katja von Garnier

Katja von Garnier

Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt, Produzent
*15.12.1966 Wiesbaden

Biografie

Katja von Garnier was born December 15, 1966, in Wiesbaden as the daughter of a colour designer. In 1989, she started studying directing at the Academy for Television & Film (HFF) in Munich. Her breakthrough came in 1993 with the 60-minute student graduation film "Abgeschminkt" ("Making Up!"). The romantic comedy, starring a then widely unknown Katja Riemann, attracted one million viewers. Her first feature-length film, "Bandits" (1998), told the story of four female prison inmates who form a band. Despite conflicting reviews, the road movie turned out to be a respectable hit at the box office.

In 1999, Garnier moved to Hollywood. After some rather silent years, the renowned pay TV channel HBO entrusted her with the direction of "Iron Jawed Angels", a drama movie about the women's suffrage movement in the United States. In 2007, she returned to the big screen with the U.S.-produced vampire drama "Blood and Chocolate".

Five years later and just about 15 years after her box office hit "Bandits", Katja von Garnier shot another movie in Germany. The teen film "Ostwind" tells the story of a teenager who discovers her talent as a horse whisperer, while spending the summer on her grandmother's ranch. The film will be released in German theatres in spring 2013.

Filmografie

2014/2015 Ostwind 2
Regie
 
2012/2013 Ostwind
Regie
 
2010-2015 Scorpions - Forever and a day
Regie, Drehbuch
 
2006/2007 Blood and Chocolate
Regie
 
2003/2004 Iron Jawed Angels
Regie
 
1996/1997 Bandits
Regie, Drehbuch, Idee
 
1992/1993 Abgeschminkt
Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt, Produzent
 
1992/1993 The Making of "In the Line of Fire"
Regie
 
1990 Lautlos
Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt
 
1989 Tagtrauma
Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt