Norbert Lechner

Norbert Lechner

Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt, Sonstiges, Produzent
*1961 München

Biography

Norbert Lechner was born in Munich in 1961. He studied agronomy and gained first experience in media as a writer of radio plays and features. In 1985, he directed his first short "Bauchwunde" featuring Ottfried Fischer. Two years later, he re-enrolled and majored in German, philosophy and art history. Still a student, he founded the film production company "Kevin Lee" in 1990 and completed his first feature film "Wounded Faces", which premiered at Hofer Filmtage.

Having graduated from the department for film philology, Lechner started working as a screen writer for TV series and radio plays, as well as a producer for documentaries from 1994 onwards. His documentary short "Die Scharfen Verführer" (co-director: Sabine Bachthaler) premiered at Munich's Dokumentarfilmfest in 1996.

In 2007, Lechner completed his second feature film "Toni Goldwascher". In spite of international festival screenings and critical acclaim, the children's movie performed below expectations at the box office. Five years later, Lechner's second children's movie "Tom und Hacke", a Bavarian adaptation of Twain's "Tom Sawyer", premiered at the 2012 Munich Film Festival, and was released in German movie theatres in August the same year.

Filmography

2015/2016 Ente gut! Mädchen allein zu Haus
Director, Casting, Producer
 
2011/2012 Tom und Hacke
Director, Producer
 
2005-2007 Toni Goldwascher
Director, Editing, Producer
 
1995 Die scharfen Verführer
Director
 
1990/1991 Wounded Faces
Director, Screenplay