Axel Ranisch

Axel Ranisch

Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt, Ton, Produzent
*30.06.1983 Berlin

Biography

Axel Ranisch was born in Berlin in 1983. In 2002, he made his first short on an impulse after a theatre workshop he wanted to attend was already full. Immediately fascinated by the medium, he eventually enrolled at the HFF Potsdam Babelsberg, where Rosa von Praunheim and Andreas Kleinert were among his teachers. Over the next years, Ranisch completed about eighty shorts, and also occasionally moonlighted as an actor in feature films like "Résiste - Aufstand der Praktikanten" ("Resist! – Rebellion of the Interns", 2009) and "Ruhm" ("Glory – A Tale of Mistaken Identities", 2011).

On his own films, Ranisch always tries to shoot scenes in a chronological order, usually without a script and relying heavily on improvisations. In 2011, he co-founded the production company "Sehr gute Filme" together with actor Heiko Pinkowski, DoP Dennis Pauls and producer Anne Baeker. The company's first project was Ranisch's graduation feature "Dicke Mädchen" ("Heavy Girls"), which went on to win the Special Prize of the Jury and the Filmmaker Choice Award at the 2012 Slamdance Festival, as well as a special award at the 2012 German Short Film Award.

Ranisch's follow-up, the tragicomedy "Ich fühl mich Disco" ("I Feel Like Disco"), was released in 2013. In addition to this, He also directed two opera productions and starred as one of the leads in the TV series "Zorn". His next film, the fairy-tale-like "Reuber", premiered at the 2013 Munich Film Festival and was released in the Spring of 2015. The same year in the fall, Ranisch put out yet another movie: The tragicomedy "Alki Alki" portrays a family man who is stuck in a downward spiral of binge drinking.

Filmography

2017 Waldlust
Director
 
2016 Familie Lotzmann auf den Barrikaden
Cast, Director
 
2016 Babbeldasch
Director
 
2015/2016 Zorn - Wie sie töten
Cast
 
2015-2017 Blind & Hässlich
Cast
 
2014/2015 Alki Alki
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2014/2015 Heil
Cast
 
2013/2014 Liebe mich!
Cast
 
2012/2013 Ich fühl mich Disco
Director, Screenplay
 
2012 Axel und Peter - Titten für Arsch
Cast
 
2011/2012 Rosakinder
Director
 
2011-2013 Reuber
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2011 Dicke Mädchen
Director, Screenplay, Story, Director of photography, Sound, Producer
 
2011 Diego Alonso
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2010/2011 Ruhm
Cast
 
2009/2010 Nullpunkt
Cast
 
2009-2011 Papa Gold
Cast, Editing
 
2009 Das letzte Rad
Cast, Assistant director
 
2008/2009 Résiste - Aufstand der Praktikanten
Cast
 
2008 Glioblastom
Cast, Director, Screenplay
 
2008 Meine Daten und Ich
Participation
 
2008 Das erste Mal
Director
 
2007/2008 Der will nur spielen!
Cast, Director, Screenplay
 
2007 Tod als erstes Symptom
Director
 
2002 Plié
Cast, Director