Susanne was born in 1978 in Osnabrück/Germany. Having studied in acting and journalism in 2004 she founded film production company CONKERTREE FILM in Cologne. Since then she has scripted, directed or edited more than 300 individual fiction and documentary productions – ranging from 30 second clips up to 90 minute features. Susanne also acted until 2014, when she completely committed herself documentary filmmaking.

The themes of her films always take on new territory but always gravitate to human desire and fissures. Direct Cinema - non-judgmental, observational is her philosophy. Susanne works freelance as a writer, director and editor. In 2014, her first book, a collection of film scenes which she had authored was published by UVK Verlag. Susanne worked on her first feature documentary "Pink Elephants" for over 6 years. The film was, theatrically launched in 2018 by W-Film distribution. To date she has completed four feature documentaries and an investigative reportage for TV and cinema. She is currently finalising a documentary series for ARTE.


Person

birth

*1978 in Osnabrück/GER

 

school education

1997 A-levels

 

languages

German (mother tongue)

English (fluently)

EDUCATION

2019 Seminar: documentary filmproduction for producers / AG Documentary Academy / Cologne

 

2018 Seminar: Social Media Marketing /

36Grad Agency / Cologne

 

2016 Seminar: Documentaries TV & outside with

Hans-Erich Viet /media campus / Hannover

 

2016 Seminar: Scriptdoctoring documentary with

Zoran Solomun /media campus / Hannover

 

2014 Editing Assistent of Martin Kayser-Landwehr

("David wants to fly")

 

2011 Director-workshop at the Filmacademy Baden Württemberg with Slavomir Idziak

 

2007 Camera Workout, International film school, Cologne /with Mark Zak

 

2004 Director-workshop at the KHM Cologne /

with Slavomir Idziak

 

Seit 2004 Self-employed as a director, author, editor, DoP & producer with the GbR kreatiFILM & CONKERTREE FILM

 

2004 - 2006 free editor/author for film magazine „Schnitt“

 

2003 – 2004 Internship editorial office „Schnitt“- Publishing house

 

2003 – 2004 Distance Learning journalism at ILS Hamburg (final grade Ø: 1,4)

 

2002 Inclusion in the ZBF Cologne (film & theatre)

 

2000 - 2015 active as an actress in various TV and film productions

 

2000 - 2002 Acting studies Theatre academy Cologne (stage diploma)

 

1999 - 2000 Acting studies „Actors Academy Berlin“

 

1998 - 1999 Open channel TV- Münster (Camera, editing, sound, moderation, directing)

 

1998 Directors assistent at the State theatre in
Oldenburg

 

1997 Set managers assistent // Studio Hamburg

Skills

IT knowledge

Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro , Photoshop, InDesign, Word, Excel

 

Camera

Canon C300 Mk ii, Canon 5D Mark III , Sony Alpha 7SIII

 

Extra

Self ownes filmequipment (4K), editing suite (Premiere Pro & Final Cut Pro)

 

Publications

screenplay adviser for film / UVK Publishing house 2014


Driver's license

Klasse III (B) (Self-owned car)