Andreas Kannengiesser

exclusively represented by trinity movie agency
director

biography

Instead of learning at school Andreas Kannengießer preferred to write his own screenplays and to bring out an inofficial school magazine. In the first movies shot together with his friends Andreas also liked to play the lead parts. As trainee at the NDR he willingly deconstructed film- and tv technique during daytime to rent the same equipment later in his leisure time for shooting short films. Later, as an assistant director he preferred to go to castings then to the office and on set he never left the camera alone. After four years at different film sets he studied directing at the HFF Konrad Wolf in Babelsberg. Instead of attending lectures Andreas travelled to Latin America and shot his first feature film Planet Carlos in Nicaragua.
He finished his studies with his second feature film Vergiss dein Ende which was released in German cinemas in 2011. In the future he wants to write his own screenplays – but he will certainly not act anymore.

awards

Vergiss dein Ende
* German Film Award 2012 – nomination: Hermann Beyer for best male supporting actor
* Studio Hamburg Young Talent Award 2011 – best film
* First Steps Award 2011 – nomination
* Torino Film Festival 2011 – Ghandis Glasses Award
* Torino Film Festival 2011 – best actress Renate Kroessner
* Achtung Berlin 2011 – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
* Max Ophüls Preis 2011 – nomination
* Plus Camerimage 2011 – nomination Directors Debut
* Filmkunstfest Schwerin 2011 – Lobende Erwähnung of the German film critics in the FIPRESCI
* Filmkunstfest Schwerin 2011 – DEFA Young Talent Award

Planet Carlos
* Bergamo Film Meeting 2009 – Second Audience Award
* Tokyo Int. Filmfestival 2008 – nomination Sakura Grand Prix

 

filmography

  AS DIRECTOR (selection)
2014/15 Freak City
co-writer, director
comedy, feature film based on the novel from Kathrin Schrocke
writer: Birgit Stauber (trinitymovie)

* Wim Wenders Stipendium 2015

2012 Kursänderung
screenplay, co-writer
drama, feature film
2011 Vergiss dein Ende
drama, feature film
d.o.p.: Stephan Fallucchi (trinitymovie)
production company: Anna Wendt Filmproduktion
distribution: Basis-Film Verleih
2008 Planet Carlos

drama, feature film
d.o.p.: Stephan Fallucchi (trinitymovie)
production company: KW Kunhardt und Wischnewski Filmproduktion

editorial department: Verena von Heermann
 
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR  (selection)
2011 Little Thirteen
director: Christian Klandt
production company: X-Filme Creative Pool
2004 Kroko
director: Sylke Enders

production company: LUNA-Film GmbH
2003 Detroit
director: Carsten Ludwig, Jan-Christoph Glaser
production company: DFFB
2002 Paule und Paula
2nd assistant director
director: Torsten Löhn
production company: Ziegler Film