Weitere Namen
Niklaus Franz Josef Schilling (Geburtsname)
Cast, Director, Assistant director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Production design, Editing, Sound, Producer
Basel, Schweiz Berlin

Biography

Niklaus Schilling was born in Basel in 1944 and his first attempts at film come from 1961. He has a self-taught approach to professional film and made TV reportages for ABC and ITN. He has lived and worked in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1965 and been a cameraman on over 20 shorts and 6 long features. He directed his first full-length feature film – "Nachtschatten" - in 1971 and has worked since then on other features (draft, screenplay, direction, editing, also occasionally cameraman).

 

From 1981, he started ongoing experiments with video and computer technology ("electronic cinema"). In 1978, he received the German Film Prize for Rheingold (1977), the 1980 Max-Ophuels-Preis for "Der Willi-Busch-Report" (1979), etc. His films include: "Die Vertreibung aus dem Paradies" (1976), "Der Westen leuchtet!" (1981/82), "Die Frau ohne Koerper und der Projektionist" (1983), "Dormire" (1984/85), "The Spirit", ("Der Atem", 1987/89), "Deutschfieber" (1991/92), and "The Blind Cow" ("Die blinde Kuh", 1994/95).

Niklaus Schilling died May 6, 2016 in Berlin.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

FILMOGRAFIE

1994-1996
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
1991/1992
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Editing
1987-1989
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Set design
  • Animation
  • Editing
  • Sound editor
1986
  • Cast
  • Voice
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
1984/1985
  • Cast
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
1983/1984
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Story
  • Director of photography
  • Still photography
  • Editing
1981/1982
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Editing
1981/1982
  • Participation
  • Voice
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
  • Sound
  • Audio mixing
1979
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Editing
1977/1978
  • Director
  • Screenplay
1976/1977
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Editing
1972/1973
  • Cast
1971/1972
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Editing
1970/1971
  • Story
1970
  • Director of photography
1969/1970
  • Director of photography
1969
  • Director of photography
1969
  • Director of photography
1968
  • Director of photography
1968
  • Director of photography
1968
  • Director of photography
1968
  • Director of photography
1968
  • Director of photography
1968
  • Director of photography
1968
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
  • Producer
1968
  • Director of photography
1968
  • Director of photography
1968
  • Director of photography
1968
  • Director of photography
1968
  • Director of photography
1967
  • Director of photography
1967
  • Director of photography
1967
  • Assistant director
  • Director of photography
1967
  • Director of photography
1967
  • Director of photography
1967
  • Director of photography
1967
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Dialogue
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
1966/1967
  • Director of photography
1966
  • Director of photography
1966
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Dialogue
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
1966
  • Assistant camera
  • Set design
1966
  • Director of photography
1966
  • Assistant camera
1966
  • Director of photography
1965
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
  • Producer
1965
  • Director of photography
1964
  • Director of photography
1962
  • Director
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
1961
  • Director
  • Director of photography
  • Editing