Julia von Heinz

Julia von Heinz

Additional Names: Julia Alice von Heinz (Weiterer Name)
Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch, Schnitt, Produzent
*03.06.1976 Berlin

Biography

Julia von Heinz was born in Berlin in 1976. She was trained as a media designer at the WDR TV network in Cologne, and then studied audio-visual media at the TFH Berlin, graduating as a DoP. During her studies, she completed the award-winning shorts "Dienstags" (2001), "Doris" (2002) and "Lucie und Vera" (2003).

From 2005 to 2006, Julia von Heinz worked as creative assistant of Rosa von Praunheim at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg. Her feature film debut "Was am Ende zählt" premiered in the section "Perspektive deutsches Kino" at the 2007 IFF Berlin. The drama about a young runaway whose life is in downward spiral won the German Film Award for Best Children Film and was lauded at several international festivals. This was followed by her documentary "Standesgemäß" (2008), which depicted the everyday worries of single noblewomen and went on to win the Bavarian Television Awards. Julia von Heinz then directed "Hanni und Nanni 2", the sequel to the box-office hit about twin teenage sisters and their adventures at a boarding school. In the same year von Heinz graduated as Ph.D.

After the multiple award-winning "Hanni & Nanni 2", Julia von Heinz focused on more "mature" themes in her next feature film "Hannas Reise" ("Love Israel", DE/IL 2013) which she also co-authored. The story is about a young German woman who tries to use a social work project in Israel to advance her own career but is unexpectedly confronted with her own responsibility as a German born after the Holocaust.

A more lowbrow work then followed with the comedy "Ich bin dann mal weg" ("I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago", 2015). Based on the eponymous best-selling novel, the film depicts the adventures of comedian Hape Kerkeling hiking the Camino de Santiago.

Filmography

2014/2015 Ich bin dann mal weg
Director
 
2012/2013 Hannas Reise
Director, Screenplay, Co-Producer
 
2011/2012 Hanni & Nanni 2
Director
 
2011/2012 Rosakinder
Director
 
2007/2008 Standesgemäß
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2006/2007 Was am Ende zählt
Director, Screenplay
 
2004/2005 Dein Herz in meinem Hirn
Assistant director, Editing
 
2002/2003 Lucie & Vera
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2001/2002 Doris
Director, Screenplay, Editing, Producer