Mika Kallwass studied directing at the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield near London. She started her filmmaking career in London with music videos and documentaries for Channel 4. After her return to Germany she made a feature film for cinema and TV for ZDF. In 1995 she was participant of the first cohort of the Schreibschule Köln e.V., a forerunner of ifs’ »Screenwriters’ Program«. In 2001 she received a scholarship for screenwriting and directing at Columbia University in New York, where she studied with Nora Ephron, James Schamus, and Mike Hausmann. Mika Kallwass works as a freelance screenwriter and script consultant in Germany. Since 2017 she holds the professorship for Screenwriting and Dramaturgy at ifs internationale filmschule köln.
FILMOGRAPHY – Selection (Author / Dramaturge)
2020 Solo für weiss – In der Nähe des Feindes (in progress) 2019/20 Versuchung 2019/20 Jagdzeit (in progress) 2020 Sterben für Fortgeschrittene (cinematic film in progress) 2017 Fluch der bösen Tat (TV film in progress) 2017 Der Tod der Anderen (TV film in progress) 2017 Lobbyistin 2016 Glückskinder (cinematic film in progress) 2016 Tatort Dresden: König der Gosse 2015 Tatort Dresden: Auf einen Schlag 2014 Stromberg – Der Film (Bayrischer Filmpreis) 2013 Mordshunger – Wilder Westen 2012 Mordshunger – Beste Freunde 2011 Mordshunger – Der Heiler 2003-2011 Stromberg, Staffel 1-5 (Adolf-Grimme Preis; Deutscher Fernsehpreis; Deutscher Comedypreis) 2006-2008 Dr. Psycho, season 1-2 (Adolf-Grimme-Preis; Deutscher Fernsehpreis) 2008 Der kleine Mann 2001 Frosch & Skorpion (Deutscher Drehbuchpreis KunstSalon)
FILMOGRAPHY – Selection (Director)
1999 Schreckliche Mädchen (documentary) 1998 Freundinnen und andere Monster (cinematic film) 1998 Bond & Azura (music video) 1996 Moving Edna (documentary) 1996 George and Ramona (Time Out Audience Award, British Short Film Festival) 1995 Private View
»Your curiosity about the story of the world you are telling is the basis for everything. Encountering this reality with a discerning eye, approaching it again and again from both inside and out, forgetting yourself in the process – that is the true work and the adventure of writing. The dramaturgy is your accomplice, creating the bond between your story and those you want to reach.«
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