Niklaus Schilling

Niklaus Schilling

Additional Names: Niklaus Franz Josef Schilling (Geburtsname)
Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch, Kamera, Bauten, Schnitt, Ton, Produzent
*23.04.1944 Basel, Schweiz; †06.05.2016 Berlin

Biography

Niklaus Schilling was born in Basel in 1944 and his first attempts at film come from 1961. He has a self-taught approach to professional film and made TV reportages for ABC and ITN. He has lived and worked in the Federal Republic of Germany since 1965 and been a cameraman on over 20 shorts and 6 long features. He directed his first full-length feature film – "Nachtschatten" - in 1971 and has worked since then on other features (draft, screenplay, direction, editing, also occasionally cameraman).

From 1981, he started ongoing experiments with video and computer technology ("electronic cinema"). In 1978, he received the German Film Prize for Rheingold (1977), the 1980 Max-Ophuels-Preis for "Der Willi-Busch-Report" (1979), etc. His films include: "Die Vertreibung aus dem Paradies" (1976), "Der Westen leuchtet!" (1981/82), "Die Frau ohne Koerper und der Projektionist" (1983), "Dormire" (1984/85), "The Spirit", ("Der Atem", 1987/89), "Deutschfieber" (1991/92), and "The Blind Cow" ("Die blinde Kuh", 1994/95).

Niklaus Schilling died May 6, 2016 in Berlin.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

Filmography

1994-1996 Die blinde Kuh
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing
 
1991/1992 Deutschfieber. Der 2. Teil des Willi-Busch-Report
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
1987-1989 Der Atem
Director, Screenplay, Set design, Animation, Editing, Sound editor
 
1986 Unter 4 Augen
Cast, Voice, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing
 
1984/1985 Dormire
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing
 
1983/1984 Die Frau ohne Körper und der Projektionist
Director, Screenplay, Story, Director of photography, Still photography, Editing
 
1983 Abschied vom Zelluloid
Cast
 
1981/1982 Der Westen leuchtet!
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
1981/1982 Zeichen und Wunder
Participation, Voice, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Sound, Audio mixing
 
1979 Der Willi-Busch-Report
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
1977/1978 Rheingold
Director, Screenplay
 
1976/1977 Die Vertreibung aus dem Paradies
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
1973 Weißblaue Turnschuhe
Cast
 
1972/1973 Stuttgarter Blüten
Cast
 
1971/1972 Nachtschatten
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
1970/1971 Supergirl
Story
 
1970 Gebrauchsanweisung
Director of photography
 
1969/1970 Pippi in Taka-Tuka-Land
Cast
 
1969/1970 Nicht fummeln, Liebling
Director of photography
 
1969 Die Unvollendete
Director of photography
 
1969 Anna - Nana
Director of photography
 
1968 Bengelchen liebt kreuz und quer
Director of photography
 
1968 Der Bräutigam, die Komödiantin und der Zuhälter
Director of photography
 
1968 Erotik auf der Schulbank
Director of photography
 
1968 Erotik auf der Schulbank. 2. Sybille
Director of photography
 
1968 Under My Thumb
Director of photography
 
1968 Detektive
Director of photography
 
1968 Das Kleid
Director of photography
 
1968 Da capo
Director of photography
 
1968 Der Alte
Director of photography
 
1968 nicht fumm
Director of photography
 
1968 Einsamer Morgen
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Producer
 
1968 Fun City
Director of photography
 
1968 Zinnsoldat
Director of photography
 
1967/1968 Jane erschießt John, weil er sie mit Ann betrügt
Director of photography
 
1967 Ein Mann namens Harry Brent
Cast
 
1967 Galaxis
Director of photography
 
1967 Sabine 18
Director of photography
 
1967 Kino
Director of photography
 
1967 48 Stunden bis Acapulco
Assistant director, Director of photography
 
1967 Die Kapitulation
Director of photography
 
1967 Auftrag ohne Nummer
Director, Screenplay, Dialogue, Director of photography, Editing
 
1967 Die Sache mit Vidor
Director of photography
 
1966/1967 Operation Grünwald
Director of photography
 
1966 Ein Haus am Meer
Director of photography
 
1966 Flug 601
Director, Screenplay, Dialogue, Director of photography, Editing
 
1966 Duell
Assistant camera, Set design
 
1966 Henker Tom
Director of photography
 
1966 Power Slide
Director of photography
 
1966 Flipper
Assistant camera
 
1965 Verlorene Stunden
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Producer
 
1965 9XL - Es war einmal
Director of photography
 
1964 In dieser Stadt
Director of photography
 
1962 Reinigungsanlage II
Director, Director of photography, Editing
 
1961 Cosmos Action Painting
Director, Director of photography, Editing