Prof. Uli Hanisch

Prof. Uli Hanisch
Production Design

Uli Hanisch, born in Nuremberg, grew up in the Ruhr area and initially worked as a graphic artist. In 1990 he began to design the films of Christoph Schlingensief. Shortly afterwards he worked with Helge Schneider. Hanisch supervises the films of many renowned directors such as Adolf Winkelmann, Sönke Wortmann, Max Färberböck, Andreas Dresen, Oliver Hirschbiegel and Leander Haußmann. Since 2009 Hanisch has also been working on American productions abroad. He has worked closely with Tom Tykwer for many years, including »Das Parfum« in 2005, for which he received several film awards, and the American production »The International« in 2007. He received his third German Film Award in 2012 for the production »Cloud Atlas«. In 2015, work begins on the historical series project »Babylon Berlin«, for which Hanisch also designs the new permanent outdoor backdrop »Neue Berliner Straße« in Babelsberg. Uli Hanisch has been a guest lecturer at all relevant film schools in Germany since 2001.


2020 Das Damengambit (Golden Globe in the category »Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made For Television«) 2017/2018 Babylon Berlin (Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2018 in the category: best equipment) 2015 Timm Thaler 2014 A Hologram for the King 2012 In Secret 2011 Cloud Atlas (Deutscher Filmpreis 2013) 2010 Hotel Lux 2009 Drei 2008 Season of the Witch 2007 The International 2006 Das Parfum: Die Geschichte eines Mörders (Deutscher Filmpreis 2007, Bayerischer Filmpreis 2007, Europäischer Filmpreis 2007) 2003 Stauffenberg (TV) 2002 Das Wunder von Bern 2001 Heaven 2000 Das Experiment (Deutscher Filmpreis 2001) 1999 Der Krieger und die Kaiserin 1997 Winterschläfer 1996 Praxis Dr. Hasenbein 1990 Das Deutsche Kettensägenmassaker


»The world becomes a stage for the stories we tell. Space and place are defined by their narrative demands, provide the basis for the characters, and must remain true to the message. Everything that appears characteristic to us is possible. Production design is a partner to a central motivation and translates stance and purpose into a conscious design.«


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