Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Producer
München

Biography

Markus Goller was born June 29, 1969, in Munich. He started his career in the movie business in the early 1990s, mainly as an editor for short films, commercials, and documentary films. From 1996 on, he also edited feature films. In 2000, Goller was nominated for the German Editing Award for his work for Matthias Glasner’s film "Fandango". Since 1996, Goller also works as a film director. Besides numerous commercials for well-known companies such as McDonald’s, Ferrero, and Coca Cola, he directed his first feature film, the ostentatiously trashy movie "Planet B: Mask Under Mask", in 2001.

In 2002, Goller relocated to the USA where he mainly worked as an editor and director for commercials. Furthermore, he co-directed "Iron Jawed Angels" and "Blood or Chocolate", two films that German director Katja von Garnier made in Hollywood.

After a planning phase of several years, Goller’s second film as a director opened in movie theatres in January 2010: "Friendship!" tells the story of two young men from the GDR and their adventures in the USA.

Goller's next film "Eine ganz heiße Nummer" centred around the friendship between three women: Gisela Schneeberger, Bettina Mittendorfer and Rosalie Thomass play the proprietors of a grocery store in rural Bavaria, who want to increase their profits by opening a phone sex service. With over 1,2 million admissions, the comedy turned out to be a box office hit.

Before the planned 2014 sequel "Eine ganz heiße Nummer – Alle nackert", Goller presented the road movie "Frau Ella", which stars Ruth Maria Kubitschek in her first screen role in ten years: Opposite August Diehl and Matthias Schweighöfer, she plays an 87-year-old woman who goes on an eventful trip to Paris with two young men.

In December 2014, Goller’s romantic comedy "Alles ist Liebe" about a number of very different people that find themselves in various amorous entanglements was released in German cinemas. His road movie "Simpel" ("My Brother Simple") about two brothers, one mentally impaired, setting out on a trip through Germany to find their father, was released in autumn 2017. At the Bayerischer Filmpreis 2017, the two lead actors David Kross and Frederick Lau won Best Actor.

Goller's next film "25 km/h" (2018) also focused on two brothers: After the death of their father two entirely different brothers go on a road trip through Germany on their old mopeds.

 

Filmography

2022/2023
  • Director
2021/2022
  • Director
  • Producer
2020-2022
  • Director
2017/2018
  • Director
  • Producer
2016/2017
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Editing
2011-2015
  • 2nd Camera unit
2014
  • Director
  • Editing
2012/2013
  • Director
  • Editing
2010/2011
  • Director
  • Editing
2008-2010
  • Director
2006/2007
  • 2nd Unit director
2003/2004
  • 2nd Unit director
2001-2003
  • Director
  • Editing
1998-2000
  • Editing
1998
  • Editing
1998
  • Editing
1996/1997
  • Editing
1993
  • Editing