Sven Taddicken

Sven Taddicken

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt
*1974 Hamburg

Biography

Sven Taddicken, born 1974 in Hamburg, studied in the departments of directing and feature film at Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in Ludwigsburg from 1996 to 2002. During his time at the film academy, Taddicken already finished several award-winning films, including the 15-minute long film "El Cordobes" that won the German Short Film Award at the 1999 Dresden Film Festival, among other awards. One year later, Taddicken finished "Schäfchen zählen" ("Counting Sheep"), another short film, that won a nomination for the 2000 Student Academy Awards.

In 2001, Taddicken finished his first feature-length film "Mein Bruder der Vampir" ("Getting My Brother Laid") that also won several awards and starred Julia Jentsch, Alexander Scheer, and Marie-Luise Schramm. The film tells the story of a mentally handicapped young man who discovers his sexuality. Taddicken’s graduation film at Film Academy, "Einfach so bleiben" ("Stay Like This"), won the German Short Film Award in Gold.

In 2004, Taddicken received a scholarship for Berlin’s Akademie der Künste. Since then, he is also a member of Deutsche Filmakademie. His second feature film "Emmas Glück" ("Emma’s Bliss") received mainly positive reviews, won awards at several international film festivals as well as four nominations for the German Film Award. Furthermore, leading actor Jürgen Vogel won the Bavarian Film Award for his performance in the film. After "Emma’s Glück", Taddicken participated in the omnibus films "Jung, frech, verliebt" and "1. Mai" ("Berlin – 1st of May", both 2006) and directed the TV crime film "Braams: Kein Mord ohne Leiche" (2008).

In 2009, Sven Taddicken returned to the movie screen with his third feature-length film, the elaborate historical drama "Zwölf Meter ohne Kopf" ("13 Paces Without a Head") about the adventures of the legendary pirates Klaus Störtebeker and Gödeke Michels. In 2014, he worked as artistic advisor on filmmaker Simon Mukali's award-winning drama "Veve" (2014), which was produced and shot in Kenia.

"Gleißendes Glück", his adaptation of a novel by A.L. Kennedy starring Martina Gedeck and Ulrich Tukur, premiered at the 2016 Munich Film Festival. It went on to win the FIPRESCI Award and the Europa Cinemas Label Award at Karlovy Vary IFF, and was released in Germany in October 2016.

Sven Taddicken lives and works in Berlin and in Hamburg.

Filmography

2017/2018 Das schönste Paar
Director, Screenplay
 
2015/2016 Gleißendes Glück
Director, Screenplay
 
2014 Veve
Director (other)
 
2013/2014 Geschützter Raum
Cast
 
2013 Mit Du
Editing
 
2009/2010 Renn, wenn du kannst
Cast
 
2008/2009 Zwölf Meter ohne Kopf
Director, Story
 
2008 Braams: Kein Mord ohne Leiche
Director
 
2006-2008 1. Mai
Director
 
2006 Jung, frech, verliebt
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
2005/2006 Emmas Glück
Director
 
2002 Einfach so bleiben
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
2001 Mein Bruder der Vampir
Director
 
1999 Schäfchen zählen
Director
 
1998 Ice Cream
Director
 
1998 El Cordobés
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
1997 Whodunit?
Director