Nicolas Wackerbarth

Nicolas Wackerbarth

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt
*31.05.1973 München

Biography

Nicolas Wackerbarth, born in Munich in 1973, studied acting at the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich. After his studies, he appeared on stage at the Schauspiel Frankfurt and became an ensemble member of the Bühnen der Stadt Köln. Wackerbarth then studied directing at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin and at the same time starred in various film and TV productions, e.g. in the feature films  "Frau2 sucht HappyEnd" ("Female2 Seeks Happy End", 2001) and "Mitfahrer" ("Traffic Affairs", 2004).

He made his directorial debut with the short film "Lovesick" (2003), followed by "Anfänger!" (2004). In 2007, his short film "Halbe Stunden" ("Half Hours") premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. His graduate thesis film "Unten Mitte Kinn" (2011) received a special mention at the Filmfest München and his second feature film "Halbschatten" ("Everyday Objects") had its world premiere at the Berlinale's Forum section in 2013. In the following years, Nicolas Wackerbarth appeared in supporting roles in Benjamin Heisenberg's "Über-Ich und Du" ("Superegos", 2014), in Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann" (2016) and in Angela Schanelec's "Der traumhafte Weg" ("The Dreamed Path", 2016). At the Berlinale 2017, he presented his next film as a director: "Casting" is about the tragic-comic quarrels that accompany the search for a lead actress for a TV film and received the Filmkunstpreis award at the Festival des deutschen Films in Ludwigshafen. The film had its theatrical release in German cinemas in November 2017.

In addition to his work as actor and director, Nicolas Wackerbarth is co-editor of the film journal "Revolver".

Filmography

2016/2017 Casting
Director, Screenplay
 
2015/2016 Der traumhafte Weg
Cast
 
2014-2016 Toni Erdmann
Cast
 
2013/2014 Spielt keine Rolle
Cast
 
2013 Herbstflattern
Cast
 
2012-2014 Über-Ich und Du
Cast, 2nd Unit director
 
2011-2013 Halbschatten
Director, Screenplay
 
2010 Unten Mitte Kinn
Director, Screenplay
 
2009/2010 Begleiter
Cast
 
2007 Halbe Stunden
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
2006 Die unsichtbare Hand
Cast
 
2006 Westernstadt
Director, Screenplay, Story
 
2004 Anfänger
Director, Screenplay
 
2003/2004 Mitfahrer
Cast
 
2003 Das verräterische Herz
Cast
 
2003 Lovesick
Director, Screenplay
 
2002/2003 Motown
Cast
 
2002 Die Novizin
Cast
 
2001 Belt Buckle Noon
Assistant camera
 
2000/2001 Gott ist ein toter Fisch
Cast
 
1999/2000 Frau2 sucht Happyend
Cast
 

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